Somehow the time gets away and I go a whole week with out posting...sorry about that. A few happenings from around here:
This is an awful awful picture...but I painted the front hall. It used to be red. We also had red curtains in the living and dining room and I was just so sick of the red. Last year I painted the living and dining room a bright white and a few months ago I painted the fireplace white (see here). Since then I've been on brightening streak...I replaced the curtains with a blue/grey and then finally painted the hall. It's kind of a minty greenish/blue. I can't say it's exactly what I was going for but I can drive myself bonkers trying to find the right paint color so I kind of just went with the first thing I found. And it bightened up the hall for sure...so I'm happy with it.
The weather here has been HOT! And a little un-Seattle at times...last week weekend we had thunderstorms. It felt very east coast like. Anyway, overall it's been great and we've been spending a lot of time at our pool club.
A few weeks ago I had a booth at the Wedgwood Art Festival. It was super fun and I did really well, sold a ton of stuff and met some really cool people. I will for sure have do more art festivals next summer. Right now I'm in the process of submitting applications for some of the big winter craft fairs. Fingers crossed that I get in to the good ones!
We're getting excited for our trip to Paris in a few months! I got this great book, Paris With Children, and Parker has enjoyed looking through it. She made a list of her top to do items. It melted my heart that on the top of her list is to visit Marymount, where I went to elementary school.
Parker is doing an all girls skateboarding camp this week through Skate Like a Girl. It's just a few hours each morning but she's enjoying it and gaining some confidence. She's been wanting to get her own pads, helmet and her own board so that she can skate with Dave at the park near our house. We told her that if she did the camp and enjoyed it we'd at least get her the pads and helmet. If she continues to enjoy it over time then maybe we'll think about a new board. Until then Dave has plenty she can use!
She also did a sewing camp for a few days last week at Made Sewing Studio. She loved it and made her self and her doll a matching outfit. Sorry...she refused to let me take a pic. Anyway, it was a great program and she learned a lot about sewing...I was really impressed!
Next week we'll be spending time at the beach with friends and then my sis and her kids come for a vist. And after that...well...then summer will be almost over!