The Weekend View – French Country Cottage


Welcome to the WeekendView. This week it was all about projects, painting, gardening and birthday girls.

Before we got into the week that was; Memorial Day is tomorrow and while celebrating an extra day off – it is about much more than a long weekend. I want to say thank you to those who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Birthday Girl

Juliette turned 2 last week and we celebrated her birthday yesterday at a family dinner. The ladies all wore crowns to celebrate Queen Juju- she played with water toys, enjoyed pizza and cake and had lots of fun.

Grandpa enjoyed some cuddles with Enzo

And baby brother Jionni is becoming quite the little charmer.

Garden Roses & Hemlock

The garden roses are blooming over here and I am just a little bit giddy about it. So of course, clipping a few to bring what happened indoors.

We also discovered a pest of a plant growing in the rose garden. We haven’t seen this plant before, but it was growing wild and woolly with one of the roses we planted last year. So, I got out the plant identification app and it confirmed it was Poison Hemlock which is no good. We are not 100% sure on how we are going to get rid of it since it says to be very careful with touching it or breathing it in while cutting it. Has anyone had any experience with Poison Hemlock before?

Cecile Brunner Roses

Last year the Cecile Brunner roses barely bloomed- but they are starting to bloom away like crazy again this year and I am obsessed as usual.

Weekend Wanderings

Love these affordable rug ideas from my friend KariAnne.

If you are looking for some easy summer recipes here are 5 Easy favorites for the Summer

Happy Sunday all.