Sunday, August 30, 2009

What... I... Did... On... My... Summer.....

Vacation Hiatus!! Okay, true confessions...

We had a Dinner Party here last Thursday night. And because I tend to be "right on top of things at all times"...Not!...my whole Universe has to come to a screeching halt if I'm expecting out-of-town company or a "Social" of any kind at my home. I used to say, "When will I ever learn?", but I'm waaaaay too old for that now, so instead, I just go with the flow. Which entails shutting down the Universe (as much as is humanly possible) and digging in at tackling procrastinated projects, painting walls, cleaning carpets, washing slipcovers, etc., etc., etc.
So here are the fruits of my labor:
I finally finished painting the "Mustard" on our two family room walls.


Ottoman BEFORE:
Ottoman AFTER:


I love the way the Barn Red and Mustard look next to each other.
Here's the "entertainment" we provided for the evening. J/K... But I did get a kick out of these cuties entertaining themselves with the new toy I recently bought for the grand-kiddies.

More fun times!
Em and C.
Cutie-pa-tooties, Sara and Will.

Somehow, I didn't get everyone photographed that night. It was an afterthought at the last minute.

Because Mr. S. was using the little kids' TV to watch his movie that night (old pic above), little Miss C decided to watch 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' in the living room on our portable DVD player. Hi cute little Miss C. : )
Little sister spent her time playing with the doll houses. That smile is SO contagious!!!! : )
My own two little princesses had to stay home with their Daddy that night because of the stomach flu. : ( We missed them SO much!! Thanks (P) family for visiting us while some of you were in town from Washington. We loved our time together!!!!
Next Post: Because I couldn't truly stop the Universe during my "break", I still attended two birthday parties, made and sent out a Wedding gift, and made a 'Special Order' item for my Shop. I'll share those things with you in a couple of days---ML : )

30 comments:

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I love what you did to the room. I agree the mustard and red look great together. It looks like everyone had a good time.
Now you rest :)
Take care

Scrap for Joy said...

The mustard looks super on your walls. I'm the same way when I'm going to have overnight guests-total craziness as I fly around trying to get projects finished at the last moment! Now please-did you make the slipcover for the ottoman? I'll scream! It's beautiful! I clicked on the other pictures from past posts to look at your house tour from last year-your home is very warm and welcoming....like you! I wouldn't expect it to be any other way ML.
Now take a deep breath and relax. xoxo
~Joyce

Sue said...

It looks so cosy and inviting! I love those colours together too! Looks like you had a great night, too cute!
Sue

Molly said...

Your family room looks lovely! And squeeeeeeeee! I love the ottoman!
Good times with friends and family is an okay excuse for leaving us bloggy friends. ;)

Jacqueline said...

I've been busy posting on Storybook homes while you have been up to your rabbit ears in entertaining and so on...Your home makeover is wonderful. I really like the simple lines and easy decor...It's lovely and homey feeling. You get a Good Job Star for the day!

Chris said...

You make me tired just thinking about all the work you did! It all looks wonderful! Love the colors and the ottoman! Wow!

Merrie said...

Love the room! Its so beautiful! Of course, all who know me know I am absolutely obsessed with red and yellow at the moment...but you have done it better.

My name is PJ. said...

I need to rest after just READING about what you did! Yowza, woman!!! Your color palette (colonial tones) is quite similar to my house interior...so, what I'd really like to do is come shopping in your house. Okay? Yes, there are so many wonderful things for me there! Did you sew that ottoman cover? I don't need to even ask do I because I know you did. It's Waverly fabric? *sigh*

GrandmaBev said...

Mary Lou your house looks beautiful. I'm glad you were able to have your family together. Sorry to hear of the stomach flu so some had to miss out. I'm looking forward to some company in October, but they will get me as I am. We'll have to get together sometime.

Tammy said...

Everything looked great! I love your Williraye pieces I have a couple for Halloween and I can't wait to get them out!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Suzanne said...

Love the colors and the decorations. Your room is beautiful and well, kinda whimsical, too! Everyone looked like they were having so much fun!

I wanted to share a little craft supply find I made. Dollar Tree has packets of silk-looking fall leaves -- 90 pieces for $1. Some are yellow, brown, some a deep magenta and deep dark green. Very pretty.

beckaboots said...

I have some of that same yellow and red combo in my house, though it doesn't flow as well as yours does!
Looks like you all had fun and the pratts too!
Your house is so comfortable looking, but still has a nice and clean feel :)

Lou Cinda said...

Everything looks great! LOVE that sofa in the living room!!

Lou Cinda

MiMi said...

You have a gorgeous house and family!

Small House said...

You were busy!! And it all looks wonderful. I hope you were able to relax with your family.
Sandra

Jill said...

Oh I love some mustard walls! The ottoman is fabulous! I used the same fabric (curtains) to recover a chair. It's my favorite print!

Darlene said...

I LOVE your room. The ottoman turned out FABULOUS!!!! We had a big Rooster Party on Friday and I see some roosters. You should have joined us.♥

marmielu said...

Everything looks great! I really like your decorating style. I love those barn stars. I have one in my kitchen.
That marble toy is really attractive, no matter what age you are.
Mary Lou

Valarie said...

It looks like you were very busy on your hiatus. I LOVE the ottoman. It turned out beautifully. I hope the rest of your summer is lovely.
Valarie

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh my stars and garters!!! You NEVER need to apologize for "butting in" at my blog!!! There IS no such thing - - - ALL are invited, encouraged, BEGGED to come, read, and leave comments at MY PLACE!!!

Thanks for coming - - - thanks for commenting. Please come as often and stay as long as you'd like!!!

I don't remember Rosie O'Donnell BEING in "You've Got Mail." I can't remember the line - - - but you are RIGHT, it is really funny in the context of MY dream!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh, now I DO remember Rosie in THAT movie - - - but I STILL don't remember the dream/line. I must be a movie loser. Hehehehehehe

Thanks for coming BACK to my blog.

;-)

creative breathing said...

Oh you do know how to decorate! Lovely taste just like your mother's! I am in a painting frenzy myself preparing for my son's October wedding. New carpet and the wrong color bathroom paint! Eeek! I should have gone with mustard with my red! E

Amy said...

I love the mustard color....and the ottoman. Did you get that fabric at Joann's--'cause I've been eyeing some just like that to redo one of my chairs! Love it.
I do the exact same thing--everything stops! Wouldn't want company to know I live in chaos....
Looks like everyone had a ball.

Angie said...

Everything looks so cute and cozy - which is what I love! Love the recovered ottoman!

Roni said...

We had soooo much fun at your house. Thanks for putting it all together and letting us come to your lovely house. You went to way too much trouble for our little family but it looks great. I can't wait to see you again next time we come.

Mimi said...

HI M.L.,
You are the hostess with the mostest!!!! The painted walls look great!!! Never call those beautiful golden walls mustard again!!!! They are amazing!!! I just might feel inspired to get to the painting I need to do!!!! I would love to paint gold on my family room walls!!! I also want a burgundy wall somewhere!!!The party looked like alot of fun!!!
Love that smile on that Princess of yours!!! Both Princesses are beautiful!!!
hugs to you,
jamie

marmielu said...

Just another note. Your ottoman looks great! I love the fabric, and you used pipping! I decided that was too much work for my slipcover. Remember - I still have 2 chairs to do.
Mary Lou

Ben P said...

We're not technically family, but we might as well be!

Seriously, M.L., we had a lovely time at your house, as always. The place looks great, but the real treat is seeing you and your family whenever we're in town.

Rachel said...

Okay I think the color is amazing!! And love love love your couch!!

I saw your header and smiled, I just got my pumpkins out yesterday. I love those things!

Kathleen Grace said...

You do have the same sofa that I do! And my walls are yellow and we love to make cute stuff! Were we separated at birth? I have seen some of the old photos you posted of your mom and my mom wore her hair the same way. Must look at more posts. (I think I look younger without makeup too.)