Today's we had our regular playdate at my place where I got to dish out the yummy strawberries for the boys who were busy playing.
I usually don't have people over to my house and sometimes wonder why. It's not like I live in a dump or have an ugly house. A big part of it is I never feel relaxed because I usually feel like I have to entrain my guests or they'll never want to come back. The only was to overcome those feelings is to plan more playdates. Plus they are good for the kids to be around other children, to learn to share and understand one another.
Sometimes you have to be a fun mom!
into not so sharing.
My gorgeous friend!
Thanks Maia for grabbing the camera and taking some shots!
The best part about friends over for a playdate is having to clean the house, to make sure all the little corners are in order. I sometimes need help getting myself into a cleaning mood as there seem to be 50 other things I could be doing, but clean. Who needs to see through their windows anyway? The other part that I got to do, before Maia and her cute family came over, was repaint my coffee table, which has been on my to-do list for some time. I didn't know which color I really wanted it to be painted to I painted it the color I thought I'd like. Turn out I didn't like the cold look of the color Soft Skies and repainted it a warm Bay Mist color.
Lovein' this color so much more!
It also has been just amazing how the weather is still so warm! Its like the dream fall I've been waiting for all my life! The mornings are gorgeous as the fog rolls in and then after 9am it's gone to reveal perfect sunshine. I haven't gone out and captured the fog yet, but plan on doing that tomorrow if it's still there. The leaves are also finally turning color and I've been inspired by everything fall at the studio as I work away on my images.
Also if you are interested I've been honored in being a contributor to a beautiful magazine called Homebound and the editor of the magazine has generously agreed to giveaway one print issue of the magazine! To join the giveaway please visit my Inspired blog for further details.