Archive | June, 2010

the summer boutique

Last night we hosted the summer boutique.

It was SO MUCH FUN.

And utterly exhausting!

I have a ton of beautiful photos I can’t wait to share, but I’ll start today with the before & after of our amazing space. 

This was hosted at my sister’s brother & sister-in-law’s house which is so beautifully designed and decorated.  They have this ingenious ‘garage’ space that they use as a playroom for their kids and  an entertaining space for big parties. Needless to say, it is not your average garage. It has wood beams, chair rail, a buffet counter and the most darling ‘bungalow’ guest house above it. I want to live there.  It all opens to a great courtyard with outdoor fireplace, a trellis with roses and a little grassy area surrounded by boxwoods {my favorite}.  It was PERFECT for our event.

Here is the before:

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   And here is the after:

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Oh, it was such fun.  Thank you to all you sweet ladies {and five men} who made this party a smashing success.  It really was one of my best days. 

But now, I am going to take a nap.

Lots more photos to come :

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cousins

I love that my sisters and I all have kids about the same age. There are eight all together with my number one being the first {which means there are eight aged six and under}.  Add in my cousin’s two little ones and it makes for a very crazy family get-togethers!

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This morning the two two-year-olds spent some quality time bonding over a bin full of sand.

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They are good little buddies.

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I can’t wait to see what they are like years from now.

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