Weekend Reflections

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Welcome to my first ever “Weekend Reflections”! I am so excited to share this with you because it is filled with reflections from the week past, news about what has been happening here at Sweet Valley Acres and some amazing things I found that I want to share with you!

So let’s get started. This was a bustling week for all of us. We had glorious weather on Monday, the smoke was gone and I got so many beautiful outdoor photos, like this one!

In fact, I got so many gorgeous photos of the greenhouse I decided to write a blog on the story of the greenhouse and I also divulged a secret…we have a name for our greenhouse and it has a special meaning. If you haven’t already, please head over to the post by clicking here.

Greenhouse with sunset
Annie enjoying the Golden Hour

As always, Bentley was busy, busy, busy with the pool. He did the last of the grinding of the infinity edge and it is all ready for tile which we will do next year. Just look how pretty it is even without tile!

Pool

I have been enjoying some outdoor solar lights that I recently purchased and will be sharing them in upcoming blogs and posts. You are going to love them but here is a sneak peek!!!

Mason Jar Solar Lights
Mason Jar Solar Lights

It was our 32nd anniversary this week! We had a lovely day and then a most delicious dinner out at a waterfront restaurant called the Hotel Eldorado. It is a beautiful old hotel filled to the brim with nostalgia and classic design. The feeling is not something I can describe other than being taken back to a more beautiful time.

Hotel Eldorado Promenade
Hotel Eldorado Promenade, Kelowna, BC

As you all know I am new to blogging and one of the best ways to learn the craft is to check out other amazing bloggers. I found so many wonderful accounts with such great information. Like, Leslie at “Feet Under My Table”. Her blog is so beautiful. Take a look at this gorgeous field of zinnias. She is harvesting her own seeds and has the best idea for what to do with them but you won’t know unless you head over and check her out.

My dear friend Marie at “This Dear Casa made over her patio and you will not believe the transformation. I am inspired and in love with all the diy’s her and her husband did. This one is loaded with great ideas and oodles of style!

Now, I don’t know about you but I am always on the look out for foot scrubs and creams and had no idea we could make them at home! I know, I have a lot to learn but a lotion stick and sugar scrub for our feet??? I am in heaven and I cannot wait to make this. Thank you Misty from Back Porch Bliss for enlightening and making my world a much better place!

As much as I fight it, fall is on it’s way and I found the cutest sweater pumpkins made by my lovely friend Kippi from Kippi at Home. Honestly are these not the cutest?

I found so many amazing more things and they are listed below. Just click on the words and you will magically be taken directly to the blog! I hope you enjoy them.

A farmhouse table makeover that will delight you

The absolute cutest diy cement leaves that you definitely will be seeing in my garden soon

All you ever needed to know about lighting (so much great info)…

Frog tape + heap loads of talent and creativity = a feature wall you will never forget

The loveliest Guest bedroom transformation…

It is hydrangea time and this blog is all about making them last

Beautiful ways to organize with baskets

A living room refresh that will leave you smiling

Delightful velvet pumpkins for your fall table...

An ingenius idea for a basketball hoop….you will never guess!!!

The most adorable cake stand made from thrift store decor

A makeover of an antique armoire that I know I am going to be copying – my heart swoons for this cabinet…

A fabulous way to decorate a large wall inexpensively

A striking laundry room makeover

And last but definitely not least a bathroom renovation that makes me weak in the knees….you know swoon worthy!!!

I would like to leave you with this photo I captured this past weekend – another golden hour in my garden. Wishing you a weekend filled with adventures, new projects and rest for your soul!

Sunset thru the arbour
XOXO
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20 Comments
  • Rosemary
    August 14, 2021

    Thank you for featuring my living room – your blog is lovely.

    • Crystal
      August 14, 2021

      Thank you Rosemary for allowing me to feature it! I love how fresh your makeover feels!

  • Marie
    August 14, 2021

    Happy Saturday! Crystal, thank you so much for including my small patio makeover! I’m so glad the smoke has cleared for you. It has made it down to us. Glad you had a lovely anniversary dinner- that restaurant looks gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeous, your pool and green house!!!

    • Crystal
      August 14, 2021

      Thanks so much Marie for allowing me to feature you! Love your patio and all those projects!!!

  • Marieza
    August 14, 2021

    What a great line-up of amazing posts! Thanks for all the inspiration, my friend.

    • Crystal
      August 14, 2021

      Thanks so much Marieza! It sure was fun to do this and drool over all these gorgeous blogs! Hopefully I can feature you next time

  • Linda
    August 14, 2021

    You are the sweetest! Thank you for sharing my post! ❤️

    • Crystal
      August 15, 2021

      Thank you for allowing me to!!! I really appreciate it!

  • Dee Cottage Comforts Home
    August 14, 2021

    What a great post with so many additions and other blog post that were just wonderful to read! Thank you so much for sharing, I learned a lot and I really loved your Sunset photos of Annie!

    • Crystal
      August 15, 2021

      Thanks so much Dee! Also thank you for allowing me to share your blog! I had a hard time choosing which one to share!

  • Misty
    August 14, 2021

    Great post, Crystal. Thank you so much for including me! Your home by the water is such a dream!! Wishing you and your hubby a very happy anniversary! XOXO

    • Crystal
      August 17, 2021

      Thank you very much Misty and thank you for allowing me to share your blog!!!

  • Sara
    August 14, 2021

    Thanks so much for sharing our basketball hoop idea Crystal! Happy weekend!

    • Crystal
      August 17, 2021

      Sara – that was such a great idea! Thanks for allowing me to share it!

  • Cindy
    August 15, 2021

    Congrats on your anniversary! The restaurant you celebrated at is beautiful. But not as beautiful as your amazing window greenhouse!! Thanks for sharing our Cake Stand Post! I think your readers will love it1

    • Crystal
      August 15, 2021

      Thank you so much Cindy! I very much appreciate your lovely comments! I agree, I think my readers will definitely enjoy your cake stand post. I want to try it myself

  • Leslie Watkins
    August 15, 2021

    I am in love with your weekend reflections. Thank you so much for sharing me amidst all of the beauty of Sweet Valley Acres. I can’t wait for the next edition!

    • Crystal
      August 17, 2021

      Thank you so much Leslie! And thank you for allowing me to share your beautiful blog!

  • Hi Crystal – this is such a beautiful look into your week. Your home is beautiful!

    • Crystal
      August 19, 2021

      Thank you so very much!!! Glad you enjoyed it

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