Sorry for the silence. It is that time of year, isn’t it? School ends for my littlest guy next week and Maddie’s isn’t far off. My sweet Maddie turned 5 yesterday which means she is Kindergarten bound in August. Where did the time go? I’ve been busy doing things like baking cakes, coloring and enjoying time outside with the kiddos (in between double ear infections and killer allergies) and getting ready for my Dad and sister who are coming in for Maddie’s birthday party. While my blogging has slowed you can follow modest progress around here like the living room art, the clam-shell arrangement in our foyer and the princess birthday cake Maddie and I made over on Instagram and Twitter
We have an incredible summer planned and I am just trying to get through these last days of school and am looking forward to the slower pace and some lazy days
What about you?
Sorry for the crazy error messages on the website and blog over the last week (I particularly loved the one that said to “Contact Billing” to resolve the issue.) My website was hacked and injected with several viruses but thankfully my web company was able to fix it eventually. Fingers crossed that is behind us! I’ll be back with a post tomorrow assuming all goes well.
Who knows where I saw this fabric last week but it was love at first site.
Clarence House “Jaipur” Fabric
I didn’t remember ever seeing this fabric before….and then working on some stuff for my new site I happened to notice I actually had a photo fo it on my blog already!
Photography by Jonny Valiant (Designer, Fawn Galli)
Love it on the chair.
I would love it on some pillows as well….
It was a crazy week around here (when isn’t it?). First week back to school and kids took a while to adjust back to Central time. My husband was out of town. My nanny was out of town. Work has been busy….and the kids have wanted lots of mommy time. But it’s Friday and all is good. Here are some pretty inspiration images in one of my favorite color combinations at the moment, pink/champagne and gold.
Better Homes & Gardens
Friday, so happy to see you today.
I know I promised a post today but I haven’t been able to get to it. I am burning the candle too thin these days and have gotten a little cold or something. Just enough to feel slightly sorry for myself and to allow my kids to run laps around me today. My poor husband asked nicely if I might make it to the store today to get milk and coffee…. Demanding guy, right?
We have a “glamping” themed party to go to tonight and I’ve lost some precious time trying to figure out what the heck to wear. Was planning on a black cocktail dress and my favorite Ferragamo wedges that I never get to wear but THANK GOODNESS I asked someone else what they were planning to wear before showing up and making a complete fool of myself. It looks like camel skinny jeans, brown boots and an orange MK shirt will be the ticket. This whole clothing dilemma has convinced me to get my you know what into the gym next week. It’s time, no excuses. Hard to get excited about clothes when you feel like a frump!
The rest of the weekend will be low key. I cannot wait!
Hope you had a Happy Halloween. It is the first year since we moved to Dallas that we were in town for Halloween. Our block does a party with a bounce house and burgers/drinks which was fun. Maddie was Ariel from Little Mermaid and my husband went all out being King Triton. It was a scene…..I cannot even tell you how many kids stopped to get photos with him while out and about. All he needs is a red cape and he’s set for Christmas (eyes rolling here).
Harry was Sebastien but really couldn’t be bothered with the costume last night. Luckily we managed to get part of it on him for his school’s party that morning. Here he was enjoying a donut hole!
I thought our house was fairly festive…..the kids got to the pumpkins with stickers right before we headed out to the party but the rest has been up for a couple of weeks.
But once we got out and about last night we realized our little decorations didn’t hold a candle to others in the area. Even the election made it’s way into the spooky themes!
The had a Romney ghost too….my family was just halfway down the block at this point and I couldn’t keep taking photos! Below was the kids’ favorite house…..we had walked past it probably 20 times in the last month and Harry loves to say “So, So Spooky!”
All in all, lots of fun.
Anyone else wish it were Friday already?