Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Home Sweet Hairballs

We're home!

And, boy oh boy, do we have some cleaning/weeding/mowing/mail-sorting to do.

It's crazy what can happen to a place when you go away for three weeks!
(How can one kitty cat, and one 9 pound dog shed SO much fur!?!?!)

But before we even think about tackling any of that "fun stuff", I thought I'd post a few more photos of our "Screened Inn" project before I hit the hay tonight.

I plan to blog about each room separately this week, but since we got so many comments about being "teases" after our "Open House Day" post, I thought I better post some more pics a.s.a.p!



But, just so ya know, that pic really wasn't meant to be a tease!

I literally only had about thirty spare minutes before I had to get out of the house for the real estate open house on Sunday (the day after our open house).

But since we shoot in Raw (instead of jpeg), it takes several hours to import/convert/download/upload/sidewaysload/proof/photoshop/crop
a hundred million photos
(that's seriously about how many we took while we were there!),
I thought including one would be better than including none.
So I scrambled to the last second to make sure I could get that pic in there before we had to skidaddle!

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(Me, scrambling to the last second in my "office" at Screened Inn, before the real estate open house.)

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Anywho...I proofed a few more shots of the place tonight...

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I look forward to bloggin' about our experience (and sharing LOTS more pics!) this week- but for now, it's waaay past my bedtime, and I've got a very important snuggle date with a puppy named Max...



...and a birthday boy named Kevin.





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52 comments:

D said...

Can't wait to see the rest of them. These are wonderful.

D

Miranda said...

You've done such a great job. I'm enjoying seeing the little snippets, but I can't wait for the big reveal. Your work and your home have inspired my thought process for sure! Have a great night :)

Julie said...

WELCOME HOME! Cant wait for more pictures, its been such fun seeing you and Kevin sharing videos and sharing with us your plans for the big adventure at the "Screened Inn" . Have a good rest you two deserve it.... Julie in HOlland :)

Maillardville Manor said...

Can't wait to see even more pictures. I've always pulled inspiration from your blog and have now gotten my mom hooked too!!! Dying to see more!!! Great job so far!

~Ashli
www.maillardvillemanor.com

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Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I am anxious to see the results! I bet your little puppy(he looks a lot like my chloe) and your kitty are so happy to have you home!~Patti

Robyn said...

First of all take care of yourself and your hubby plus sweet Max and the kitty. We can WAIT. It's hard, and it's killing us but luckily you've given us a delightful appetizer to hold us over till the main course. AND what a delight it is! I feel like on vacation just looking at the photos! THANKS!

geri said...

Layla & Kevin.
There are not enough LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it's to describe the beautiful look you created.
I really could just live on the porch.
I can see your magic in each picture.
I am sure you are going to be very busy visiting many summer homes to do a "personal redo".
Mine PLEASSSSSSSE! hehe
Kevin have a very Happy Birthday.
Will check each day for more inspiring awesome pics.
The shelf on the wall says I am unique.
Enjoy your home, Max and Kitty.
Yes "fur" does appear in my house even when Henry is away with us
I wish money did that too.
Go Figure.
Geri.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Lovely photos!
Can't wait to see more of the pics!!

My Cottage Charm said...

hello my friend!
Sorry you came home to more work, but I think it was probably worth it for the chance to do such a wonderful project!
Tell Kevin TJ and I said happy birthday and we hope you both had a blessed anniversary as well!!!
I'm sure Max was SO glad to have his mommy and daddy back home. :)
Take your time with your pics..we can wait, enjoy each other's company cause life is too short!
Hugs to ya girlie
Melissa :)

thefinestkind said...

oh my goodness!
gasp!
i'm in love.
great job guys! can't wait to see the rest!

Laura said...

Welcome Home! Happy Anniversary! Happy Birthday, Kevin!

I'm wondering about the fifth picture from the bottom with the blue door and white chair? What is the hanging thing made out of? It is so cool and I would love to have one.
have a great day!
blessings
~*~

michelle said...

I love love love what you have shown so far! You guys did a phenominal job! I can't wait to see more pictures and hear about each room!
It is amazing how small animals can make such a mess in a period of time! I am sure that they love you being back home! Hope you get some rest!!

leafLet said...

two thumbs! Sending happiness to both of you.

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman said...

Beautiful photos!

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Welcome Back to TLC!

Poor little Max and Bean missed you guys. I love what I see of the Screened Inn so far! Happy birthday Kevin!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Teresa said...

Love the porch....wonderful colors.
Thanks for sharing...
enjoy being home.
Happy day

The Walton's said...

Love, love, love the pictures! You guys are seriously so talented and such an inspiration! Great job!!

- Maggie
mgwalton.blogspot.com

me said...

I am so excited to see the room by room and seeing these sneek peaks shows we are going to be so inspired!

The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

Ohhhh swoonnnn and double swoooonnn! Lovely photos,can't wait to read and see more!!

XO,
Valerie

Cookie said...

Whooohoooo some eye candy! Thanks for posting these...Cant wait to see more...You guys ROCK! :D

Juli said...

I laughed when I saw the "Hippies use the back door" sign. My 23-year-old daughter was given that same sign by a good friend; it's one of her favorite possessions.

Lovely work on the cottage; I want to move right in!

Sheri Howard said...

Beautiful rooms...so fun to see them! Funny. I just posted about my laundry room yesterday and we have similiar shelves...I guess great minds think alike! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Simply LKJ said...

Welcome Home! And a Happy Birthday to Kevin!! Can't wait to see the rest...it's just beautiful.

Tessa said...

Pretty as any magazine! That hanging yellow shelf is incredible! Congrats to you both on all your hard work!! Can't wait to see the rest & hear about the details.

The Hot Heads Groupie said...

I LOVE these! Can't wait to see the rest! :)

Kelly said...

I LOVE that hippie sign!!!!

Beautiful house as always.

Happy Birthday to Kev!

Now, go suggle with Max! :)

Cheri said...

You both have done such an amazing job with this place. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics. By the way...Max is way adorable.

I do have a question: I am from the north, transplanted in the south and have noticed lots of porch ceiling painted pale blue, what does that mean?

Cottage Dreamers said...

Ahhh! Love that porch! I've been thinking about painting the ceiling in our bedroom blue, now I think I'll try it for sure. All of our interior ceilings are exposed like the porch and we have white plank walls throughout the house and I wasn't sure how I'd like it with a blue ceiling but that porch is amazing!!!

Carriage House Antiques said...

well congrat's to whoever came up with Screened Inn...I still like my Relax Inn or Rest Inn better but I will not be a sore loser..lol as long as they take me with them to Tybee :P I will get there someday..cuz I wrote it on a sticky note and stuck it on my fridge! it works..ask Oprah! Anyway the place looks incredible..and in only 3 weeks!good job! glad you documented for us wannabes :)

Lindsey said...

I love what you've shown so far! You guys did such a great job in a little amount of time! Lindsey :)

glorystory said...

So incredibly lovely, each picture a work of art!

Vickie said...

Ahh...Max is so adorable! Love that guy! We have a min pin named Toby and I know....they love to cuddle. The pics are awesome. I can't wait to see each room. Your decorating style is so inspiring. Now, if I could just get a cottage in Tybee, I'd be set.

Tomena said...

I LUV IT! Please, please do each room. I can't wait to see every bitty detail.

Tricia said...

Oh, that screened porch. I'm going to be daydreaming about how I can one day have one just like it. Can't wait to see the rest. ;)

Melanie said...

The photos are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by Southern Comfort in a Northern Life today. I was going to email you back but it was no reply in the address bar. Just wanted to say thanks.

Maevy said...

Oh, it looks wonderful, I can't wait to see more pictures of the cottage!

Oonafey said...

LOVE the "Hippies Use Backdoor" sign. I may have to recreate one for my own house!

The Farmer's Wife said...

woo hoo! Can't wait!

The Farmer's Wife said...

woo hoo! Can't wait!

Craftify It! said...

I LOVE that you hung that chippy yellow hutch thing on the wall. I was imagining it as a dresser type thing on the floor, but was WOW'd when I saw it hanging. ALL the pictures are beautiful! Even though I want to see more pics ASAP, I think you deserve a break. Relax & enjoy being home for a bit...take some time to yourself!

Happy Birthday Kevin & Anniversary to both of you!

Kathy said...

Your photos of the decorating are great...can't wait for the rest of them. I shoot in RAW as well and whilst I love the advantage, editing 300 photos is very time consuming. I'm sure it will be worth the wait. Congratulations to you both and I love your infectious smiles and laughter.

Becky said...

I want your porch!!! I also LOVE the sand in the jar/RELAX letters. So perfect. Makes me want to go to the beach.

Angie @ We are the Chapman's, my friends said...

Layla, I loooooovvvve the "Hippies Use the Backdoor" sign. I'm all about a cute sign and might need one. Where in the world (the south) did that come from? BTW, addicted to The Lettered Cottage!

l.c. said...

Lovely! What a gorgeous porch! Can't wait to see the rest!

Sandra said...

The porch absolutely rocks - I could sit there for hours! The 'Screened Inn" is perfect and I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of the tour.

Happy Anniversary to you both and Happy Birthday to Kevin!

jennibell said...

Funny, funny, thing Layla. . .I have been reading/following your life/blog for probably a year or more now. I often share things with my husband. . .we are so inspired by you and Kevin!!! Anyhoo, last week we were traveling through Alabama and stopped in Prattville for lunch. My husband was commenting about how much he liked the area and here I am "Oh, I *know* someone who lives here. Well, she doesn't know me but I know her. . .you do too. . .that couple that fixed up that cottage that we get so much inspiration from. Yea. Them." Such a funny thing this blog world is. . .you feel like you "know" people even though you don't. . .and then when you go through their hometown you feel like there is a connection there. Ha! And, just to be a bit more creepy (really, NOT a stalker, don't have time!!) we *almost* changed our vacation destination due to the oil spill and one of the places I was looking at was Tybee Island since you had written about it earlier this year. . .I found those entries and we considered it. . .just like I would consider any advice from any friend. All this to say. . .really liked your hometown and really can't wait to see *everything* from your most recent trip. You have such an incredible eye.

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Can't wait to see the final results Layla. I have a feeling the yellow room will be my fav....

Shanarun said...

I just found you, and how lucky am I? You are going to post MORE details later? I can feel the inspiration starting already. :) Thanks for taking the time to post these fab shots.

Dana and Daisy said...

Very cute! I used to have that hippie sign hanging in my kids game room. They did not think it was funny like I did. lol!

I just posted pics of my own screened in project if you care to look.

And as for naming projects, oh goodness, we have a cabin in the woods. It is literally built on top of a big limestone outcropping on the side of the mountain. It's our getaway... we named it "Peace of the Rock."

Barbara said...

Welcome home! I can't wait to see more pictures and ideas. I draw such inspiration from you. I even started redoing my own little condo. I am finding my inner decorator and it is giving me such happiness. I also started a blog to show my progress. May seem like old hat to many but to me, it has been quite the revelation that I have a style. Please stop by my blog and leave any comments or thoughts or ideas. All will be welcomed. http://i-am-is-my-blog.blogspot.com/

Ronnie said...

Job well done. Take it easy!