December 31, 2009

New Digs in DC---living room

My humble attempts to re-create a fun,
stylish living room
n the new digs...a McLean 4 story townhouse.

Here is the new living room so far.
I'm sure there will be some future evolution here.
Stay tuned...

Making a house a home

Living room in San Diego

As you may know we recently moved to the DC area.

We have done many moves as a military family
but we've been spoiled over the past 9 years.

We had the extreme pleasure of being in
San Diego next to dear friends and family.

The Navy has moved us to DC
where it is now my duty to make our house a home.

Wish me luck!

December 30, 2009

Babysitter Dinner

I know its just an iphone image but this is all I've got.

Monogrammed Place Setting

So this is the final product Madison and I ended up with.
These are Aunt Leslie's monogrammed napkins
she gave me years ago (Love them...use them frequently)
with an additional monogram.
Each guests first initial was "tagged" onto the place setting
with Madison's fresh clippings and a twine tie.
Well done, honey.
The evening was a hoot.
We reminisced about old times with our like-family babysitters plus one (brave man).

The evening was bliss for us all:
home cooked food,
great company,
embarrassing stories from the past...
if only we could have played time!

We know this will be the first of many home
gatherings Simply Brookes.
Makes us appreciate the friends and family
we left and those future events yet to happen.
Bring it on!

December 28, 2009

Our First Dinner Guests

Okay. Here is Madison and me getting ready for our very first dinner guests in the new digs.
Simplicity at its finest.
Madison suggested the silver chargers and we went from there.
I think I have a little prodigy in the making.
I'm so glad Madison has an interest in the home and kitchen.

We stacked the "ingredients" of the table setting on top
and went to work decking it out.
She clipped some foliage outside and
we incorporated it into each place will see.

December 27, 2009

My first post

I want to invite you to join me on this adventure of
simple living,
creative inspiration
as I record my life in this little blog.

I hope you enjoy this ride and I see you soon.