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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Unintential Blogcation

I've been so caught up with getting the house ready for company, then entertaining my company and then entertaining more company all while continuing to work full-time that I've neglected my blog. 
While it was an exhausting few weeks, it was completely worth it. I got some serious spring cleaning done which was long overdue.  Towards the end, meaning shortly before my friends were to arrive, there was definitely some "I don't know what to do with this so I'm going to hide it in the closet or stack it under the craft table" type organizing. After a bit of rest, perhaps I'll figure where that stuff should actually be stored. 

These were my first house guests in the new place and I wanted to make sure they felt welcome and that everything was ready for them.  They allow me to use their beautifully decorated guest room whenever I need it.

While my friends were visiting we drove out to the coast, though a bit chilly it was a beautiful day.

The water was so cold, we couldn't believe these kids were playing in it for so long.

There were beautiful views everywhere we looked but the battery on my camera died and I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted.  On the other hand, how many pictures of the ocean and the rocks do I need? I tried to take some pictures looking up the face of the cliffs but they really didn't turn out well.

Though my camera takes decent pictures, I'd like to get a newer one with a higher number of pixels. Digital cameras have come a long way in the last 6 years and I haven't kept up.

Back to just relaxing and a casual dinner of leftovers!

Keep it preppy!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy Independence Day!!

and Happy 5th (just didn't have time to complete my July 4th post until now)

I had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating with friends and even though the gathering was only a few hours I feel like I was laughing and visiting all day. As a result I had a very slow start this morning and I'm still not moving very quickly. I have an old movie on TV and it's quite distracting (I'm easily distracted), Any other fans of '1776'? I just love the music. Why, yes - "Sap" is written on my forhead - how did you know?

Here are some pictures of my Independence Day tablescape!
I had a lot of fun with this tablescape!

I started looking for all the pieces a few months ago so it came together pretty easily.  The cute little red lanterns came in a set of three, no I wish I would have bought two sets. Oh well

The blue cups are from Target, the faux candles are from Kohl's, and the holder from Joann's.
Even the breakfast bar got spruced up.

I took tons of pictures of the tablescape with the red goblets, without the goblets (had them for years unfortunately I only have two). I like the little plastic votive stars in theory but not in practice.  I left them on the table for the pictures because I liked the little pops of color.
Since I've been putting more energy into my tablescapes I've surprised myself with how much I like cluttered table.  My attitude seems to be 'the more, the merrier' even though I normally like lots of open space.If anyone actually needed to sit down to eat at the table I'd have to clear away quite a bit of 'decor'.

Remembering summer with The Tablescaper

Here's to the long weekend I get to enjoy!