Monday, July 30, 2012

BATHROOM REDO, DOGS & FROGS


Most of the family arrived Saturday afternoon and then more on Sunday.  We almost topped last year with 25 people.  I have a slew of pictures to share with you, but I'll do that in my next post.  Everyone was gone by late last night and I collapsed in bed shortly after.  The Husband is cleaning up the patio and yard right now and I have the inside to do.  Then we are going to take the wave runners out to the sandbar and chill with a few cold beverages!

Wednesday evening is our cocktail party.  It's going to be a great time reconnecting with friends we don't see too often.  I really don't have a lot to do to prepare, so the next few days are going to be carefree.  I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend.  The weather here in Michigan is gorgeous and a nice break from all the rain.  Thanks for stopping by and I will see you in a few days. 

I'm, joining Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday.

47 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love the new color in the bath area..

oh mercy, my sin has a bullfrog fetish too.. they always makes me jump..

Cozy Little House said...

I wish we had good weather here. About 110 EVERY DAY this week!
Brenda

Beth said...

No rain in central Illinois!
I like the new colors in the bathroom.

Debby said...

Love the lighter color. Amazing how it brightens up the room.
You are so busy having fun. Glad you are having good weather. Enjoy.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

You new bath color looks wonderful!

Olive Cooper said...

I love the lighter color in the bath. Tell Milo that I just read a book about raising puppies by The Monks Of Skete and they say dogs need bathing only twice a year. I am not totally sure I get that but Joe says a dog smells like a dog. xoxo, Olive

laurie said...

oh such fun fun for bathing dogs in the lake, we did that with our dog as well!That is a huge frog, wow. The bathroom looks amazing!!!I like both colors!!

Theresa said...

I love them both but the blue looks brighter for the Summer:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The bathroom looks great, Jane! I love the new color and what a difference it makes!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Love the new color in the bathroom... Can you tell me what it is??
& the firepit is fabulous... Can you post more pics of that sometime?? That is something I would love to pin & copy... Is it close to the house?, part of the patio??
Glad that you are having a good time... we are having nice weather in Mi. Our weekend at the cottage was perfect weather...

NanaDiana said...

Oh- poor dogs!;>) Love that they gave them a bath IN the lake. Our neighbor (believe it or not) goes out with a bar of soap and washes in the lake on warm summer mornings-yeah-and that is all I'm gonna say about that.

Have fun relaxing today and at your upcoming cocktail party- xo Diana

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I LOVE the color of the bathroom! My dog would freak if I have him a bath . . . he hates tubbies!!! He goes to "Pampered Paws" for his grooming! LOL!!!

The frogs . . . nah, give me the creeps too!

Have fun on Wednesday! Sounds like it will be a good time! I'm looking forward to seeing your photos!

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
I love the new color in your powder room. Perfect.

Looks like a good time at your lake house. Keep cool and have fun.

hugs,
Sissie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the new color Jane, it really brightens up the room! Love the beadboard too! Sounds like you guys are having a fun time!

Mary said...

That was a great choice of color - opens up the space and will be such a refreshing change from the dark red.

Frogs - not so cute!!!
Will you hide them if I get to your party some year?????

Hugs - Mary X

Gina said...

I love the new wall color, it's so light and fresh!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Jane, wow, so bright and pretty, great color choice. Fun time had by all. Yikes, that is one big frog, so happy he was let go though, we need them in the garden to eat all the bad bugs.Enjoy the day, Blessings Francine.

Donna said...

Your bath redo is so pretty! I love light blue, it looks so much brighter and bigger in there now! Funny about the dog baths. Have a great time at your party! Wish we had gotten some of your rain!

Low Tide High Style said...

Jane the bathroom looks wonderful with its new lighter color! Sounds like you all are keeping busy but still relaxing. I hope you have a wonderful cocktail party!!

Kat

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

LOVE the new color, it really turned out beautiful! Great fire pit too, that's always fun! Sounds like you had a nice time (well, maybe minus the frog:@)

Honey at 2805 said...

Wonderful fresh color in the bath! I'm sure all had a wonderful time at your cocktail party.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Great project completed.

You two are awesome ... always inviting guests up to the lake.

Fondly,
Glenda

Pine Tree Home said...

Great color choice for the bath. Very cottage like.

Gretchen said...

I love the new color in the bathroom. It's so soft and light and really brightens up the room.

Lori said...

Love the new color Janie ~ it is so much more cottage like! I see are you reading 50 Shades ~ you must tell me what you think ~ I am on the 2nd one and although I don't understand why there was all the hype I am rather enjoying them. Christian Grey intrigues me.... lol

Melanie said...

I love the new blue in the bathroom! Looks light, fresh, and airy. But that bullfrog...ugh! I've never seen a frog that big. Have a great time with all your company!

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, I really like the color of your bathroom. Your bullfrog made me think about when we would catch them and have frog legs. They are good eating evening if they do look grouse. Enjoy your time at the lake, I thought about you when they talked about the storm in Chicago. Have a great week. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi! Love the bathroom painted in the pretty blue, it does look more open and fresh!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a busy, fun time!

Jacqueline said...

I love the new color! I agree is is so fresh and lovely. What fun you have! That bullfrog is absolutely huge! Gives me the shivers!!!!

Mimi said...

HI!!
I LOVE IT!!!
I knew I would!!!
DID daughter love it???
It looks awesome!!!
So fresh and new!!
hugs,
jamie

bj said...

ahhhh, I luv your new bath color. It looks beachy and bright and I can see why you just love it.

Sounds like you are having a great summer. Enjoy every minute...:))
xo bj

Pondside said...

Blogger is being silly again, and just let me know about your last three posts. I don't know what's going on! Anyway, it sounds like your summer is in full swing - I don't know where you get the energy to paint, entertain, cook and still join in with all the fun. Amazing - the lake house must energise you!

Karen said...

Love your bathroom changes... and the pics of the pups in the lake! The fire pit is a great little design.. we get a lot of use out of ours, I bet you do too.

Knitty said...

The new color is gorgeous! That is funny about bathing the dogs in the lake. Did they smell ok afterward? Eau d'wet dog is not my favorite scent. ;-)

❀ JoAnne said...

LOVE the bathroom color (blue is my favorite)! Looks like you are having a wonderful time and it's nice to know that sons are just as ornery as adults. Enjoy the rest of your time away!!

Shelia said...

Hi Janie! OH, poor little puppies! :)
Your bathroom new wall color is so pretty! I love the blue and it fits so well with your lake house! Wow! 25 peeps. That's a lot of folks and I'm sure you all had such a great time.
Take are and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

YUMMM-O! What a perfect color. I LOVE it...

Glad you had fun with the fam... and the frogs. :-)

xoxo
Spencer

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, Jane!!! I LOVE the new color, girl!!!!! So light and airy! I'll bet the room looks so much bigger, too! Sounds like you're having a fabulous time with friends and family at the lake this summer! :)

xoxo laurie

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I recently went from red to light blue on some walls and just love it. Yours are beautiful and just pop from the white beadboard. Definitely like it!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love the new paint in your bathroom! It looks so calming and pretty!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

LOVE the new color! Hope you enjoyed your cold drinks :) Laurel

Claudia said...

Hi Jane,

Whereabouts in MIchigan are you? That's my home state and I've spent plenty of time on various lakes there.

Oh, how I long for a cottage on a lake! This brings back memories of my dad's family cottage where we spent so much time in my young years.

Love the paint color.

xo
Claudia

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Isn't it amazing how the artwork changed with the lighter shade? It's beautiful Jane! The perfect choice of color for a beach cottage!

You know how much I love it when you share images and stories from your Lakehouse!

Lovely Summertime! A beer on the sandbar would be heavenly!
Enjoy!
~Lynne
w/L.

Town and Country Gals said...

Jane,
the new paint makes it look so clean and fresh! It looks great!
Looks like you had a great time over the weekend, how fun to be surrounded by family and friends!
Rebecca

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I really love your new bathroom wall colors!
Sounds like your home is rocking and rolling with all kinds of goings on!

mississippi artist said...

I love the new color in your bath ,even though I am a big fan of red. It oes look so fresh and inviting. My dogs would freak out if they got a bath any where but in the tub!