Happy Saturday…morning Darlins, are you keepin cool??? 
      Our second second half of summer has been hot here in SoCal, as it has been all over the country!

      Gardening and landscaping are perpetual in our area, {lately it is early in the morning or after 6 in the evening}
      There is something about designing and researching that is so necessary but fun too. 
      I am always researching when I travel, even when I go to the cinema… I love the houses and the landscapes! I scour over my beautiful garden books, but I really love shopping the nurseries and walking in the rows of beautiful trees tagging the most perfect specimens for our project.
       I love the before and after of course…
       but really enjoy the whole process and the feeling of making the dirt beautiful!

      The old sprinklers were damaged when the front yard was dug up for the solar system.. All the lines had to be dug and replaced.
      Hauled a few of the delicate flows and plants myself to insure their safe transport!
      Have a beautiful Saturday!

      My Design tip: Landscaping is dressing the house, it should compliment and enhance the home in the style that completes the story.
      To read the rest of this post, and do a little vintage shopping…hop over to Second Shout Out Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” my weekly series!

      Oh, my Lord have mercy, this IS a huge undertaking isn't it? Big props to you and hubby for getting it done. xx's