Sunday, June 17, 2012

Our Weekend and Some Updates

We were fortunate to be able to escape to the beach this past weekend. It was so nice to get away and enjoy some time with friends.

This was taken on my iPhone and then I added a filter through Instagram. Our friends have a house on an inlet, so all of the boats are lined up and docked along the waterway. It was nice to be able to sit and relax on their deck and enjoy the day and night.

We got some beach time too.

Instagram is so much fun. This is another photo of Sheila from the beach that I added a filter to in Instagram. Last time she was at the beach was last August right as she turned 1, so this was like a whole new experience for her which was really fun to watch. She loved the sand and playing with the other kids.

No filter...look at that sky! It was a beautiful beach day.

And now we're back to reality here at home. 

Last week furniture was ordered for Project Sunken Living Room which is very exciting.

The blue herringbone fabric at the top is going on two armchairs, and the large check at the bottom is going on a sofa. We decided on a brown leather ottoman (which is above the check), and then pillows will be added with the other two fabrics.

While we wait for the furniture (which won't arrive until early fall), my client is going to be having the lighting updated in the living room so the electrician will be coming out to work some magic. 

I also had the opportunity to order a second sham for our bedroom - here is a recent Instagram photo of how happy the bed looks now.

And last but certainly not least, I'm doing a guest post tomorrow over at Elegant Nest. Laura was kind enough to invite me over while her family enjoys a nice tropical vacation. Please stop by tomorrow to see what summer recipe I'm sharing as part of Laura's Summer Recipe series. I think it's such a fun idea for a series, and a nice change for me to share something a little different from my usual family and decor content.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Sheila's bathing suit is adorable.

  2. Beach time is the best!! Glad you guys had a nice weekend!! I really like the large check you picked for your client's sofa! Have a good week!

  3. What a great week-end Holly! Love playing in the sand with little ones! Can't wait to see the goodies you ordered for project Sunken LR!

  4. What gorgeous weather for time at the beach! Your fabrics are going to be great together, looking forward to seeing the lighting!

  5. Sheila is at that perfect age! Everything is such a wonder, and she's so darn cute - filter or no filter, she wouldn't take a bad pic! And, I can't wait to see this project reveal!