Friday, April 1, 2022

Simple Pleasures #34

Tuesday was a perfect spring day. 

The sun was shining, it was warm, and spring was bursting out all over. 

My two daughters, Tessa, and I decided it was too perfect to waste so we headed out for a few hours at the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta. 


The most wonderful part about it was that it was Katy's first real outing in over two years. 

We only walked through the outdoor areas and we kept our masks on, but it was so nice to have a girls' day out. 

Tessa kept track on the map of where we were in the gardens, which was a good thing because I kind of got lost in there last month. 

yellow glass sculpture

The tulips were absolutely gorgeous and there were so many tulips in so many different colors I felt like I was walking in Holland.

field of tulips

Simple Inspiration

flowers heal me. tulips make me happy.

Lovely Reads

book tea and flowers

A simple trick to make your cut tulips stand up straight.

Kris shares her new chippy arched window.

Some beautiful tips on decorating with jewel tones.

Amy takes us for a walkthrough of South Florida's Red Reef Park.

Energizing herbal bath salts for these stressful times.

Gluten-Free Recipe Of The Week

Just looking at this socca pizza with hemp and pumpkin seed kale pesto made my mouth water.


I had never heard of socca pizza and wondered what it was. 

The batter is a simple mix of chickpea flour, water, olive oil, and salt.

You can cook the batter in the oven or on top of the stove in a cast-iron skillet.

Once the batter is cooked you just remove it from the pan and add the toppings.

So easy, tasty, and healthy.

Catching Up

Some recent posts you may have missed.

What I'm Reading

I have been waiting somewhat patiently for this book to come out.

Karen White The Shop On Royal Street

This is the first book in a spin-off series of Karen White's Tradd Street novels. 

This new series takes place in New Orleans and once again combines ghosts and mysteries. 

Nola Trenholm is all grown up and has bought her first house, but the previous residents don't want to depart. 

She is determined to make the old Creole cottage her own whether the resident restless spirits agree or not.

I just started the book last night and already loving it.


pink flower print

floral rug Wayfair

flower pillow

Madewell straw bag

Madewell blush sandals

Madewell striped pull on skirt

J Crew midi eyelet dress

J Crew vintage floral tee

Tuckernuck midi white caftan

My favorite pants. Just ordered two more pairs.

Style and co cuffed utility pants

My favorite sandals. Great for walking.

women yucatan ecco sandals

Sending some of my warm sunny spring weather your way.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens In Spring

Shop with me on Etsy for vintage collectibles and printable art.

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  1. Glad you had such a great day at the Botanical Gardens. Looks lovely. Thanks for the mention too on my arched window. Have a happy Friday and wonderful weekend. xoxo

  2. Looks and sounds like a lovely day. I'm a huge tulip fan and I can't imagine a lovelier way to spend some time outdoors!!

  3. Those gardens look like a wonderful place to be on a nice sunny spring day! The tulips are gorgeous! Love all your shopping links... the sandals would be great but they don't have any in my size! phooey..... Have a great weekend! Marilyn

  4. Laura... your pics are beautiful!! Have a great weekend.

  5. Happy you had a great trip to the gardens.

    I can't believe how big Tessa gets every time I see her

  6. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a spring day! Thank you so much for including my Red Reef Park post in your Lovely Reads section!


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