6.13.2011

Some Scenes From The Weekend...





Friends, our house is whole again...well, almost.

The floors are done, the painting is (mostly) done and all our belonging are back inside. I'm still putting it all back together again, piece by piece, and as much as I want to be able to snap my fingers and have everything in its place, there is something really essential (and pretty zen) about taking some time with each of our possessions. I've been dusting and arranging and assessing. A few things found new homes, a few things were discarded and a few things loved anew. It's been a really fulfilling and satisfying (if not totally exhausting) process.







I had to share a few shots of the rooms that are back in one piece (above). In that second photo, you can get a glimpse of our new, lighter maple floors and the travertine tile. We also used the fact that we were already topsy turvy as an excuse to change-up swap some paint colors in a few rooms. The net effect is the same...only better.

During our breaks from "operation move-in", we swam a lot...and ate popsicles and hula hooped and had dinner with some buddies on the patio at La Duni while the kiddos ran nuts in the park out front. Pretty much your typical (highly excellent) summer activities. Oh we also cheered the Mavs on to their first NBA championship last night. It was v. exciting, I have to say.

Hope you guys enjoyed all sorts of summery fun this weekend!

11 comments:

Caitlin said...

Your house is looking beautiful! Love your living room and table-top vignette - when can I come visit? :)

Congrats on the Mavs winning and I hope you have a lovely week! xx

Ana Degenaar said...

Oh my golly! perfection!
PS: don't forget this giveaway end today.

Stephanie said...

i love your photo wall. curious as to what the quotation is...

congrats on getting back into your (beautiful) home!

About Last Weekend said...

Yes, wonderful photo wall...I never get around to mine. Maybe next summer...

Janice MacLeod said...

I love me some hula hooping! Inspired to get my groove on with my hoop.

Kay said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend all around! And the house is looking fabulous!
xo, {with fingers crossed}

Joslyn said...

Stephanie

Thanks! The quotation on the gallery wall poster says:

tie your shoes
pack a good lunch
and remember that we're
all in this together

it's from public school
http://gotopublicschool.com/

Kristin said...

(hmm... I just posted my comment, but it disappeared, so if this happens to come up twice now, I apologize!)

First, wanted to say congrats on 'moving back in' -- your house looks amazing. i love the little snippets you've shared and hope you'll share more!

Second, can you tell me what kind of plant that is in the top photo, right corner? I'm looking to add a little greenery indoors, but I'm not sure what to get... we have a lot of windows, but not bright sun, so I'd need a (kid-and-pet-friendly) plant that can be in indirect light. Any suggestions?

thanks!
kristin

Chelsea said...

Your home looks fantastic as usual. I love the photo wall.

la la Lovely said...

Everything looks gorg Joslyn. You really know how to put a room together. The pool looks perfect. Can't wait to see more!
xo

paula said...

It's looking beautiful joslyn! You make the most beautiful vignettes. They seem to tell a story.