Friday, July 25, 2014

Fridays Favorites

Today's Friday Favorites are from Pinterest...

Tjasa Owen's painting apron

stacks of bracelets. Hello!! I want to hang with these girls.

vine covered mini house!!

crown wallpaper

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I Need Some Color

Thankfully the sun came out yesterday, 


And with it my better attitude.

macarons in Paris

Rainy, gray skies makes me a grumpy girl.
So I gathered some bright, colorful images to perk me up.

Todd Chilton

We all need a little happy in our lives, don't you think?

You can get some happy here, herehere and here

pics here

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A More Glamorous Life

While reading blogs and looking at Instagram do you ever think "Their life is way more glamorous than mine!!"

They look glamorous driving boats...

And eating ice cream.

Blogger Pink Peonies wearing the Tory Burch Pearl Tunic
Their outfits are fabulous...

And so are their vacations.

Colorful Oregon Summer wedding | Photo by Love Lit Wedding Photography | Read more -
And the parties look effortless and entertaining. 
But you know what I've decided?
People don't have a better life, they just have a better camera.
Guess what I need? Yep, a better camera.
 I am considering three cameras I recently saw in The Wall Street Journal. Check them out and let me know what you think: SonySony and Nikon
Thoughts, suggestions?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Now and Later

There are so many great sales going on right now and it is the perfect time to stock up on some classics. A lot of the pieces can take you from summer to fall.

Who doesn't need a chambray shirt?

With shorts in the summer....

chambray shirt + black pants.
And black pants in the fall
Get the look here, here, and here
(Not so much for fall but J Crew is practically giving away their shorts: Here )

And what about a navy maxi skirt?

Lauren Conrad in Punk'd: (Season 9)
White tank for summer

Sweatshirt for fall
Get the look here and here 

See anything you like?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Little White Dress


Saw this dress on Grace of Stripes and Sequins and knew I had to have it. White gauze with tassels...perfect! Expensive? Nope!

Women's Crinkle-Gauze Drop-Waist Dresses

I was going to get a picture of myself in the dress but it just didn't happen..yet!
But I like the dress so much I ordered another one (when they had a 30% off sale) and I am going to dye it black!!!
Won't that be so cute in the fall with boots and a jean jacket? Hey, it could work! I've dyed clothes before. I'll take notes and pictures and let you know how it goes...wish me luck!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


I am working on getting my Instagram up and running. 
I joined this week (I told you there were big changes coming)
and I am following people but have yet to post.
Still got some details to work out...
Some things in life just seem to scream Instagram to me - 

 Like these matches I found at the grocery store.
How happy do they make you?
Who wants to play with fire now?
(Sisters, if you are reading, look away because these may be in your stockings)

And this...
Just a fun Sunday afternoon where all three of my children were getting along for a split second of family fun!!

Are you on Instagram?

P.S. Thank you for all the e-mails and info concerning my blog redesign.
I hope to get cracking on a bigger, better Blue Hydrangea!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time for a Change

I love a good before and after...

Ashley Gilbreath Interiors | Old House Restoration | Montgomery Alabama

And there are about to be some big changes around here at Blue Hydrangea. 
I am totally updating this old blog of mine and giving it new life. 
Have you worked with a great design person/team to update your blog?
Got any words of wisdom? 
Have you made the leap from Blogger to Wordpress?
Would love to hear from you. 
Comment or e-mail me at