So: cleaned up


It’s a dog’s life at the Mortroski Midcentury. Much of this weekend was spent outside, going for long walks, riding in the truck, rolling in the grass and dirt. It did, however culminate in the dreaded Sunday night bath, so there are now three pouty, but clean and fresh smelling hounds in the house. Brushing will commence in the am post walk.


It was also a weekend for getting things back to what is normal around here. The living/dining room is now fabulous with trim and a new bamboo floor. All it needs is a bit of white paint on the trim and we are done.



As you can see from Bruce’s photos we are not afraid of color. Yet it’s all working together like we planned it. Ok, Bruce planned it.

Speaking of Bruce, he decided that the composter was not a sufficient birthday gift for me so he got me some trellises that I admired but didn’t buy. I had been talking about them for a while…


I think the peas and beans will enjoy the pretty trellises and they will add lots of interest to the garden.

I planted the plants that Lisa gave me and shared some of the extras with my neighbor who enjoys gardening. She was pretty excited that I was sharing and I know she’ll take good care of them.

And I got the taxes submitted!

A great weekend all around.


9 thoughts on “So: cleaned up

  1. Love the paint! Love all of it, actually. Trellises are lovely. Bruce is a very good man. And I love the photo of George with the toy in his mouth. Too cute!


  2. Hi Julie, Just wanted to Say that I absolutely adore your blog, so inviting and eclectic. I’m a fan! Keep up the great work, So: Enjoyable!


    • Thanks a lot, Tommie! Glad you like what I’m doing. It is eclectic! I’m sure you’ve gathered that we’re doing a full scale DIY reno including flooring (tile and bamboo, mostly installed by us but sometimes we bring in the pros) to our 1960s ranch bungalow. I’m figuring out how to grow food in our backyard. And learning how to sew (though truthfully, I haven’t spent enough time practicing recently). Of course, I also try to throw in as many dog photos as possible just for visual interest. Hope you’ll keep reading–let me know if you have any topic ideas or questions.


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