Lest you think I have fallen off the face of the earth, we are now on our 4th day of vacation at the lake. In spite of the heat and now, a rainy day, we have been having a ball and are keeping quite busy! Son Jeff met us up here Friday night and spent all day Saturday here. It was really a treat because it has been so long since he's been up to the lake and he is usually all work and no play. But here he is with The Husband and Milo on the beast after a fishing excursion. It's hard to believe he is thirty years old...seems like yesterday he was ten years old, catching frogs and fishing off the dock!
The heat has been insufferable but we have managed to keep busy. If there is a nice breeze I can tolerate being outdoors. Our flowers and plants are paying the price, but The Husband keeps using his home remedies and we haven't lost anything yet...just fewer blooms. We had a nice thunderstorm with a lot of rain last night so that should help.
This is my project for today, painting the powder room. It shouldn't take that long, as you can see, half of it is bead board. Emily was in charge of decorating the bathroom/mudroom when we renovated a few years ago. The mudroom has a wonderful Pottery Barn bench with a cushion and baskets below, and a shelf with hooks above (I can show you better when I finish with it). She painted the bath this dark red and the mudroom a chocolate brown. The laundry room is beige. Overall, it's very dark and not very beachy looking.
We made a trip to Menards yesterday and I picked out this new color, the middle one called Aqua Whisper. I think it's going to look perfect and really brighten things up. Emily, if you are reading this, I'm sorry! But I think you will like it! So that is one of the things on my agenda for today.
I am in the midst of planning a cocktail party with my neighbor, Barb. We have a guest list with about 30 people, friends around the lake. Pretty invitations were printed and we wrote out envelopes yesterday, so I have to go to the post office in town and get them mailed. I ordered some fun party things from a website called Smarty Had A Party, disposable forks and serving spoons and tongs that look like real silver. Napkins, plates that look like china...it's a really great website.
This weekend we have a big group of family and friends coming up, time to bring out all those inflatable toys! The weather is supposed to be wonderful. Now, it's time for me to get off my bum and scoot. I will be back with pictures of the painted bath/mudroom as soon as I can. Stay cool!