Sunday, April 10, 2016

Simple Sunday

I had a long day of driving yesterday (in rain) and any drive through Los Angeles is exhausting.


I arrived in Laguna Beach early and was able to stop by the former home of my cousins


which was the inspiration for my desire to live by the ocean.


I was in Laguna to meet with high school classmates to work on our 50th reunion and this was the gorgeous view we enjoyed while we worked.


I snapped a few pics of the fabulous house a classmate designed/built and this cabinet had me swooning.


 I was surprised to discover that the cabinet is the refrigerator and the drawers that pull out are the freezer.


 After so much driving yesterday, I am having a lazy day ...


a relaxing beach walk in the morning after a nice rain ...


playing with my camera ...


cutting flowers from the garden and staging photos ...


editing pics


 and purging my iPhotos ...


What a treat today has been to have a "simple Sunday"!

36 comments:

20 North Ora said...

Sounds like a great trip once you got thru the rain and LA! LOL Your photos are always so peaceful and gorgeous!

Judy

Melanie said...

I'm glad you're having a simple Sunday. Not so much here. I did two loads of laundry, put clean sheets on both beds, cooked a roast, cleaned cat boxes and a big job that Brian helped with...cleaning out the fridge. We also pulled it out and I cleaned the side that butts up next to the cabinets (it was filthy) and I vacuumed the coils in back of the fridge and the floor underneath the fridge (gross). We did take a break in the middle of the afternoon to go see a movie. Love your cousin's former house - so pretty and charming.

podso said...

Your day sounds relaxing. What a cute house and I agree with you on that frig. Wow. I find editing photos so relaxing. And I need to purge my iPhotos. I probably need a whole day. Happy new week.

bobbie said...

Sounds like a perfect day! I watched "Lifeboat" and "Ivanhoe" {Awesome movies!!}; put away clean clothes, balanced my checkbook, and paid my VISA bill.

Tonight I'm going to play in my art journal!

Hugs ~

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Driving in rain makes me tense. Driving in a big city would make me more tense. :-) Glad you made it there and back and that you had a relaxing day today.

Lovely photos as always. Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Debby said...

Beautiful place to have a get together. Great pictures. Nice to see flowers and sunshine.
I just got back from Colorado where the weather was beautiful. Back to Ohio today and snow. It's all beautiful in its time.
Hugs

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Driving makes me tired too, especially if there is traffic.
Glad that you have had today to take it easy and relax.
I went for a long walk and then came home on a bowl of ice cream and chocolate cake:)
J.

Laurie said...

Your photos are looking lovely, Carol!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It sounds like you had a great trip and I love the pictures you posted. I do not drive anymore, but I always hated driving in the rain. Our Sunday was busy one and will be posting about it later in the week.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol I've never been to Laguna Beach, your photos are like a tourist promotion, a place I'd love to visit. Your cousins old home is down right enchanting and I can see it being the start of your dream "to live in a cottage by the sea". 50 years and I bet seeing all your old classmates filled your heart with joy and made that long drive so worth it. Refrigerator is a cool design and pretty color. Glad you recharged your battery today because you know I call you the energizer bunny - always on the go. Enjoy your week, somehow I just know you will be outside surrounded by beautiful flowers you nuture and grow.
xoxo,
Vera

Consider It All Joy said...

It has rained here most of the day so I also enjoyed a simple and relaxing day. I did get some housework done as well as working on the pile of paperwork on my desk, but honestly that is relaxing to me. I love your photos and always enjoy visiting! Blessings, Cindy xo

Kathy said...

It sounds like a delightful and relaxing Sunday. A Sunday well spent brings a week of content!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Yes, driving through the freeway system in Los Angeles can be a challenge, let alone rain and crazy drivers.

What a great view to look at while you worked on your reunion.

So glad that you had a peaceful Sunday.
Your photo's are so beautiful. Have a great week.
Mary

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It can't have been too hard working with THAT view ;)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LOVE.

The ocean is therapy. I have decorated my studio with an ocean feel all in aqua accents, a few oil paintings of the sea and some aqua crystals hanging from my chandelier.

Simplicity is like medicine. And talk about Sunday, did I have a treat; another photo shoot in the country with two great friends, antiques and perfect sunlight. What more could I ask for during our slow to come spring?

Jeanna said...

With a gorgeous view like that, I'm not sure I would have gotten much work done. And your simple Sunday still sounded quite productive.

Glad you got some relaxation.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

That cabinet / fridge is simply amazing! :)

ANNE said...

What a nice way to spend the weekend! I love Laguna Beach!! I'm not surprised it was your inspiration to live by the sea, after I visited it was all I wanted, too.

Have a happy week!

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, simple Sunday's are the best! Planning a 50th reunion sounds like so much fun! I swooned over the refrigerator cabinet...love the color! Happy Monday, Pam @ Everyday Living

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I LOVE days like that! That refrigerator/freezer cupboard is phenomenal!!

Kim said...

Simple Sundays are the best! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Simple days are refreshing and restoring to our souls. Lovely photos.
hugs,
Linda

Susan Freeman said...

Wonderful photos and that cottage is perfectly charming!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

cynthia lee designs said...

What a beautiful view you have!! That refrigerator cupboard is awesome!! Next year will be our 40th high school reunion.
hugs,
Cindy

Down by the sea said...

That was a beautiful view of the sea, I wonder how different your life would have been if you hadn't been inspired by the sea! It will be interesting to see more of your plans for the 50th year reunion. You deserved a quiet day after that drive! Sarah x

Kelly said...

I can only imagine how bad the traffic must be in LA. I've heard its one of the worst in the country. It gets bad here alot too. Having a lazy Sunday sounds good to me!

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful photos...love the cottage that inspired you too.
Enjoy your week Carol.
Helen xox

Canadian Chickadee said...

Lovely! We all need to decompress from time to time and raise up our heads from the trenches and survey the beautiful around us. What a lovely post and what great photos. Take care, xoxox

Vicky Hunt said...

That fridge cabinet is amazing! Your simple Sunday sounds just perfect.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh what a view and that refrigerator is gorgeous!!!

chateau chic said...

Sounds like an absolutely delightful Sunday with so many gorgeous views. I always enjoy your gorgeous photography, Carol.
Mary Alice

craftyles said...

It sounds like a perfect day. That fridge cabinet is amazing! Hope you week is going well!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow, I would say that is a simple Sunday, how wonderful! The seashore view is incredible! Your garden looks like The Secret Garden. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow--that refrigerator is beautifully camouflaged as a cabinet! I love the Pacific shore--such a beautiful blue ocean!

Laura Lane said...

You have such an eye for beauty, and it seems you're surrounded with it. That refrigerator is wonderful!

Enjoy!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Carla said...

I can see why you were swooning it is gorgeous and wow to find out it's the fridge.
I like the blue contrast to the other cabinets.
Does this classmate want to come to Texas to build some like that in kitchen on the farm whenever we start building. LOL
I'm sure for a pretty penny.