7.06.2010

Scenes from The Weekend




First the good news…I did not eat my body weight in hot dogs.

I managed to exercise great will-power and stopped at two (albeit two on the same day -- one at lunch and one for dinner.) It should be noted that I *never* eat hot dogs, ever, but there's something about the 4th of July that prompts a sort of culinary free-for-all. I'll just confess it here and move on. Deal?

On the bad news front, I did not actually "Liz it", despite a rainy, mellow long weekend that was ripe for a highly creative, ambitious project. I did manage to accomplish a few things of note though, specifically: I finished reading Prodigal Summer*, made a peach/raspberry cobbler from scratch, hung Millie's bunny poster and washed all the cushions on our outdoor furniture. So not highly creative, but productive none the less.

Other holiday weekend highlights included the requisite fireworks, our friend Tim's genius pulled pork, an especially fantastic family dinner at Bolsa with lovely cousin Erin and boyfriend Ben (as a side note, I think Bolsa is officially my favorite restaurant in Dallas...), making fairy necklaces + a rockin swim party.

A good weekend all around for sure. Hope yours was filled with all sorts of summery fun!

* Actually the reading of Prodigal Summer may have promoted the burst of domestic productivity, as there's nothing like a book about farming to get you washing cushion covers and making a cobbler, i'm just saying...

And thank you guys for your strong recommendations to actually read Prodigal Summer. I LOVED it.







16 comments:

Ana Degenaar said...

What a dreamy weekend!. I agree books can be very persuasive. I love that poster on Millie's room, where is it from?
Glad you had a great weekend, here's to many more!
xo

Naina said...

beautiful pictures from your weekend. thanks for sharing.

Gintare said...

Sounds like an amzing, fun and productive weekend!
Hope you have a lovely week!

Kristen said...

Prodigal Summer manages to be sexy, inspiring, and earthy with such ease. Glad you enjoyed as much as the rest of us.

Creative chalk board drawings, there!

Rachel said...

So sweet! I wish fireworks were still legal in our area. We have odd, city to city laws.

tammy said...

wow, i love all those white paper cranes. looks like a lovely weekend.

Stephanie said...

I'd say that qualifies as "lizzing it"! That's a lot to do with 2 little ones :) If there is one thing I miss right now, it's energy.

and p.s. what a month you've had!!

xo

Fern and Feather said...

sounds like the perfect weekend. now I need to read that book. that cracks me up about doing extra choirs after reading a book like that. sometimes I don't even know how I could run another load of laundry and then I think that my great grandmother washing everything by hand for 5 children on the homestead... then i just feel lazy.

Joslyn said...

Hi Ana
the bunny poster is from Debbie Carlos

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50296912/bunny-poster

Stephanie said...

is that chalkboard in your yard? love it! my husband has a new project for the weekend...

Joslyn said...

Stephanie...it is indeed a chalkboard in my yard ;-) on the porch actually. I have a bit of a chalkboard addiction. i have to say.

Torrie said...

What a great idea to have a large chalkboard in your yard!

I too, have a little chalkboard addiction, but haven't realized it until recently.

Just bought a cool table top chalkboard from Lakeshore (bought it for a cooking party, but really b/c I wanted it)...and we're (when we get back from vacation in a couple of weeks) going to add a chalkboard to one of the doors in our kitchen! Glad to know I'm not alone:).

Megan Taylor said...

Did you LOVE the Kingsolver? It's one of my favorites...it's a real comfort, don't you think? xoMeg

p.s. Love the chalk board wall...

Joslyn said...

Megan -- I LOVED the kingsolver.
I think it will have to become a yearly read...every summer. It was perfection.

xox

kalanicut said...

I am in love with those little feet in those little yellow sandals. Too cute!

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