Wednesday, September 29, 2010

in the bag

Monday, September 27, 2010

aquas, blues and greens...

We are so very colorful and coordinated, aren't we?!
Still enjoying the warmth of summer...
and the cool of the pool.
With 4 top teeth coming in all at the same time, this Bub will teeth on anything and everything!
disclaimer: noodles are not FDA approved for teething!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

just a few vacation images...

...of the cutest face in the house!

we all had a great time!

Friday, September 17, 2010


We are!

I'm off to a vacation with the immediate and some of the extended fam. The weather report is perfecto and we are all ready to just chill and enjoy.

Ahhh... all packed and ready. See y'all next week!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

when you choose the wrong paint color...

STOP! and go get it remixed or start over with a new color. It doesn't happen to me often, since I buy the samples and try several colors, but when I arrived back at the Lake house this weekend the "Dried palm" had dried sooo bright that I just It had too much yellow making it almost "neon". I didn't see this on the sample, maybe because it was on top of yellow? Anyway... back to Home Depot with the 2nd gallon. They couldn't add any other tints to change the yellow factor, since it was so high. So they actually took the gallon back and let me choose another color. Thanks HD for great customer service! I chose Martha Stewart's "Calabash" since I had the swatch at home and thought it would be the green I desired.
Here's the Calabash trimmed out on top of the Dried palm:
We painted the 2nd coat yesterday and it turned out a nice spring green... crisp like a granny smith apple. It looks good with the white beaded board. I like it, I don't love it. But I think once I tie in more fabrics with the same green I could love it.After we finished painting I cleaned from top to bottom... dusted, vacuumed, mopped the floors. The new green paint makes it feel crisp and knowing it's clean makes it feel good!

Friday, September 10, 2010

the cutest baby contest

If I'm the judge there is no contest... hands down my grandson wins!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

fall is my favorite time of year

The gorgeous weather this past weekend gave us a taste of what's soon to come... cooler temperatures, dryer air and the beauty of the landscape as it changes to fall.
last autumn at the lake

Since it's still getting up into the 90's around here... I can't really decorate for fall yet. So I've done just a slight transition...

adding my white pumpkins and a few colorful berries...

and some twig pumpkins and pumpkin vine garland I found at HGs.

Until later in the season when I'll put out all the fall foliage...

like last year.

My new candle holder replaced the vine basket. It will give me the soft warm glow of a fire when the weather turns colder. And the best part, without turning on the gas logs and burning all those therms!

Monday, September 6, 2010

sublte changes with paint

After 10 years of a warm yellow, a Duron shade I've forgotten the name of, we decided to paint the great room at the Lakehouse. I thought about a dark blue, to accent the white beaded board below, but that was nixed because it would make the room too dark. So I kept looking... I narrowed it down to 2 colors... "Banana cream" a pale creamier yellow than the current color, and "Dried palm" a yellowish green, both by Behr.
And the winner:

We decided we wanted a change from the yellow tones.
It's a subtle change but will freshen up the room and look crisp against the white beaded board. I'll also change out that green lampshade, and recover the yellow pillows on our denim sofa to a new fabric...
We finished the first coat in the entire room today. Left the room a mess for next weekend, when we'll be back to finish painting the second coat, clean up and then... enjoy our new room!

funny... I've been singing "put the lime in the coconut..." all day

worth the wait

It's been a loooong hot summer here in the south. So to have the weather be this gorgeous for Labor Day weekend was truly a gift. The temps and humidity were low enough to turn the AC off at the Lake, open all the doors and windows up to the cool air, and enjoy! And we did! oh, and the pups did too.
the sky is so blue

the little rock

the sand bar

pups lovin' the fresh air!

grand-dog Greyson loves the lake!

Enjoy your Labor Day!