Monday, June 15, 2009

Home of Sweetness

Today is my friend Diva's 38th birthday! We celebrated last week with a surprise party hosted by Sweetness. Diva had no inkling that we were onto a party. Her face was priceless when she realized what we were up to.
We had great food: baked spaghetti (prepared by the amazing Kay of Home Plate Cooking) as well as wonderful homemade side dishes that each of us brought to the party to share (look for recipes on Foodie Friday later this week).

Sweetness has a way with decorating. My pictures below will not do her home justice. I was being sneaky by photographing things, but would love to really go back in her home and give it proper justice through photos so that her home , you will see, portrays the amazing family that resides in it, the amazing woman that Sweetness is. And did I mention that she is an amazing floral arranger too. Really, there isn't anything she cannot do.

So, allow me to take you in on a tour of the home of Sweetness.

The Kitchen and Keeping Room:

Dining and Entry:

The Den:

The black piece below was Sweetness Mother's Day present. It came from Showhouse Furniture in Helena.

Three of the Bedrooms:

I love the color of green in this bath...and I also love this framed artwork by Sweetness son, framed in a gorgeous frame.

Outdoors Rooms:

And finally, I love this simple organization in her laundry room ....basket and luggage tags,

Before I go, I wanted to wish my friend, Diva a very happy birthday! I love you!


Mari said...

I loved the tour! You are right - her home is beautiful, and decorated so nicely.
Happy Birthday, Diva!

Ally0005 said...

The framed artwork I had my kids do two just like that one when they were little it hangs in their room. I have a ribbon hanging from the frame. Love it.

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! OH, what a nice thing to do for your friend and so nice to know no one spilled the beans and the party was a surprise! The cake looks so delicious!
Your friends home is very beautiful! And so clean! LOL
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I am glad you enjoyed it Mari! Thanks for the bday wishes to my friend Diva!

Hi Ally! I think that is such a great idea to incorporate childrens artwork into your home decor. Not only is it preserved memories & priceless artwork, it makes the artist feel special. I have done that with dollar tree frames and unused frames and rotate artwork. I will bet yours is precious with that ribbon. Great idea!

Good morning, my friend Sheila! I gave you a shout out on my thrifty thursday last week rooster bowls.
Thanks, and yes-neat as a pin, unluttered and clean. Its what I stive for in my home but rarely achieve.

abeachcottage said...

very nice and the baskets in the laundry lovely and that black unit, even though I quite like
white wink, I love it

always nice to celebrate


jennifer said...

Her home really is gorgeous!

Glad y'all managed to surprise the Diva. The chocolate cake looks really good.

Have a great week Leigh!

Kirby3131 said...

Happy Birthday Diva!

Your friend's home is lovely! You did the place justice :) I love the color in the dining room as well as the ceiling in there...ooooh lovely.

Bama Belle said...

LOVE it. Parties and friends are the best! Hope she had a great Bday!

Robyn said...

tell Flo happy birthday for me!!

shopannies said...

love the pictures really nice home

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to friend Diva! And what a beautiful home. I love the child's art framed. Great idea!!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

That looks like pure chocolate fun! Hey, my birthday is in October, I love yellow cake with chocolate icing, but I will be happy with whatever you want to surprise me with! LOL! You're awesome Leigh of Bloggeritaville!!!


Chandy said...

Happy birthday to Diva from me! Sweetness does have a lovely home and your pictures turned out great! I bet she loved having her home showcased by a great friend. ;-)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I totally want to change my name to Diva. :-)

Happy belated birtday to Ms. Diva!

Bette said...

Thanks for sharing your girlfriend time with us. Love the bath in this home and the dining room.