My boys will finally be beginning their summer vacation tomorrow. Thanks to a rough winter, there were several days tacked on to the end of the school year and they have definitely not been happy about that.
I recently made a few changes to lighten things up in our upstairs living room. First off, I moved the furniture to an arrangement that leaves more open floor space. I prefer to keep things more open during the summer when the kids are home more. Things feel less cluttered this way. Or, I should say, it takes a bit longer for it to feel unbearably cluttered :)
Unfortunately, peony season is just about over, but I took advantage and filled our house with peonies during their peak bloom.
Our up-the-stairs gallery wall has a blank space where a white ampersand used to be. Yet another casualty in my crazy house with 3 active boys. Note to self: must find a replacement. I had completely forgotten about it until I was editing these pictures.
I am still campaigning to replace this sofa with something that is of a smaller scale. Everyone else in my house wants this comfy one to stay. Including the dogs, who both consider this couch their perfect napping spot.