Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I am quite behind with my pictures as of late. With school out and everyone home all day everyday I seem to not get much done. We've had lots of beach and pool days, Elle had her birthday and Jon and I just returned from an amazing weekend in Vail, Colorado with friends. We were there for Jon to train for his upcoming mountain bike race next month. I had never been to vail and I must say I now can't wait to go back. It was unbelievably beautiful. And for the record, how cute is Jon?
A total keeper.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


I decided to paint our front room bright white. I did love the grey color but my walls had been grey for almost 7 years now and I wanted a change. I finally saved enough and ordered the white belgian linen draperies from restoration hardware. I ordered one panel each month and then the next few months I ordered the drapery rods one at a time. Well, it paid off and finally I had everything I needed to give our front room a new look. As soon as the primer started going onto the walls I got nervous but I'm so glad I went for it. It is really pretty.
The windows in this room are hard to work with - the one behind the green chest was tricky because it is not centered on that wall. I wondered how to deal with it but decided on just ignoring the window and putting draperies along the whole wall to disguise the fact that it's off centered. It worked and it is so much more visually appealing to me now.
Jon's a good sport when i do all of these things to our home. I made him hang the curtain rods at 11:30 at night. He looked at me and said, "right now? are you serious?" I shook my head yes. He's a very good husband. I asked him how he liked it once it was all done and he said, "if you're happy, i'm happy."
Well, Jonnie - I'm very happy.

Friday, July 8, 2011


This is Elle's Birthday month. She's turning 7 and I can hardly believe it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July

and to prove I really was with my family ...

We had a very happy 4th of July. Swimming and BBQ with cousins during the day and a fun firework show that night. We danced with the live band, the kids went on carnival rides and the firework show did not disappoint. Such a fun day.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Our back patio had a facelift this weekend. The girls love to eat their meals in the backyard and so I decided to fix it up a bit for the Summer. The biggest difference happens to be our new table and chairs but I somehow didn't get a picture of that. I found them at an antique shop. It's a weathered white round table that I LOVE. I also found this perfectly weathered bistro chair. Isn't it great? I loved the color of it and wasn't quite sure what I would do with it once I got it home but I knew we "needed" it. Later in the day Elle went with me to get flowers for our new table and we came home with flowers and also this old whiskey barrel. I love how it looks from our back door. I also love Lily in the background pushing her baby around in a stroller.
~ happy summer ~