2.28.2011

Some Scenes From The Weekend...



It seems like our weekend consisted largely of thwarted plans... We were all set to host a little dinner at our place for a few friends on Friday but had to cancel at the last minute upon the discovery that the Millster had strep throat (which we somehow missed despite her constant grumpiness and frequent declarations that it hurt to swallow...umm yes, stellar parenting). So Friday evening quickly morphed into "cozy movie night on the couch", and it was pretty delightful, I have to say. On Sunday, I was supposed to do another little shoot for Chakra but was thwarted by the gloomy, cloudy weather (sunlight just makes for much prettier photos). Bryan and the girlies had already planned a day-trip to visit his folks, so all of the sudden I found myself with the better part of the day totally and completely free. This is a pretty rare phenomenon... so rare in fact that I spent the first 30 minutes wandering around aimlessly trying to figure out what to do with myself. (I did immediately shut down my computer for fear of squandering my freedom getting sucked into the interwebs.) After a bit of mulling, I ended up tearing through the house cleaning out drawers and cabinets and closets. I was a tornado of productivity. It was a pretty impressive scene, resulting in six (big!) bags of stuff delivered to the Goodwill. (Is it odd that I find taking stuff to the Goodwill a total rush?) But wait, there's more...I also conjured up a hefty pile of clothes to bequeath to my sister and unearthed a few more goodies from my closet to offer up over here in the next week or so (speaking of which, that swell A.P.C Madras dress is still up for grabs!) I capped my ultra-productive day off by watching the Oscars in their entirety. I was up (at least) two hours past my bedtime. I'm living large here friends. So... did you notice that I skipped over Saturday? Well that's because I may have attended Audrey's school fundraiser/auction dressed as Sarah Palin from Sarah Palin's Alaska (the auction theme was "Reality TV") and Bryan may have been dressed as a moose (that I shot). I also may have had a couple of cocktails, which may have resulted in someone bidding for court-side seats to a Dallas Mavericks game...and winning. Yes, all that may have happened, but I'm not saying for sure. Hope your weekend was fantastic (and that you didn't attend any fundraisers sporting an updo, glasses, a parka and a button that said "grizzly mama"...hypothetically of course).




18 comments:

Jane said...

hahahaha...been there, done that. Now we just leave the credit card at home before we go to any fundraisers. 48 more days...not like we're counting or anything!

allison said...

love the lil' tree stump with moss- where did you find it?

btw- beautiful necklace pic- so lovely!

Joslyn said...

hi allison

I was inspired by the little trunks that small stump/studio choo (http://smallstump.bigcartel.com/products) used to sell and made it myself.

my hubby cut the piece of wood and I glued on the faux moss (from a hobby shop, you sprinkle it on) and the little plastic horses. It was v. easy!

SuchSmallSteps said...

Is that a maptote in the 2nd to last picture? I have a Los Angeles one that was a wedding favor and I love it so much!

Your weekend sounds lovely, especially the whole day to yourself! I dream of that!

Sarah said...

I love the green flowers (yoko onos?) under the vase. So cute!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i always wanted one of those plants that grow in the dome - JEALOUS!

Ana Degenaar said...

These images and stories have made my day. I needed some color and happiness. Beautiful!

Kelly and Kelly said...

I'm totally the same way with taking things to Goodwill. I'm currently cleaning out and getting ready to take a bunch of stuff.

Love all the photos - are they from your house? We need another house tour update.

lol about the fundraiser.

ALEX SMOOKLER said...

Sarah Palin pictures please! You can't tease with that and not provide pictures.

Cortney McCoy said...

joslyn, am smitten with your top in the first photo. the sleeves are too fab. do you mind sharing where you got it?

la la Lovely said...

Sounds like a pretty great weekend. Any chance you wanna show us you as Sarah Palin? That would make my day! xo

Mrs.French said...

ok, our weekend was pretty full and quite nice...but nothing compared to yours! especially that saturday! xo t

About Last Weekend said...

Those sleeves are so lovely - yes, where did you get that top? Love all the pics but would love to see Sarah and moose. Last year my hubby went as a similar Sarah pair...

Ann said...

Just hope the game is worth your bid:)

All in all your weekend sounds fun,
and movie night on the couch is so much fun as long you have some great snacks or popcorn and good company to watch great movies with...

Joslyn said...

Kelly -- Thanks...they are of little spots in my house. I'll try and post a little updated home tour soon.

Cortney -- The top is from The Gap: http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=17082&vid=1&pid=817862

(and it's on sale!)


All -- No Sarah Palin pics, sorry ;-)

Chris said...

For anyone that was there and has pictures of Joslyn as Sara Palin I will pay hard cash money. "Just sayin..." ;-)

Sara Mueller said...

I am new to your blog and I was wondering where teepee is from. I want one for my son's room. Thank you.

Joslyn said...

Hi Sara
Welcome!

The teepee is from amazon... it's the Great Plains brand.

xoxo
joslyn