Friday, March 19, 2010

Getting the House Ready for Book Club

My book club met at my house last night. This month we read, "The House at Riverton" by Kate Morton. Great read and everyone seemed to like it. From previous posts, you know that my house is in chaos because of our basement finishing project.

So I did the following to make it more presentable. I hung disposable table cloths all along my main hallway to cover up all of the stuff I am storing in my front room.
Made homemade eclairs for the book club dessert. The recipe is posted here.
I bought some flowers for my kitchen table. I will likely plant those mums outside later.
I covered our "camping-out" mattresses with a blue blanket.
I bought the movie, "The Princess and the Frog" for these two menaces to watch while I cleaned my house. It worked. They were entranced with the movie.
Meanwhile, my basement progress looks like this. My husband is not going to like that I posted this picture. He is explaining to me why he is happy with the way they hung the louvers on the washing machine/dryer door.

And because the basement floor looks like this, every night, I take a wet towel and have to wipe clean all of my wood floors upstairs. That white dust is EVERYWHERE!
Cute picture of toothsome #4's feet in the white dust. So dang cute.
The painters come Monday.


michelle said...

Very ingenious! I abhor sheetrock dust. It is almost enough to make me want to leave our basement unfinished. Yours is looking really great though.

Paige said...

Your basement is progressing SO fast! I'm sorry I wasn't there at bookclub. I'm enjoying the book, but not finished yet. And very clever use of tablecloths, I must say.

Britt said...

I wish wish wish I could be in your book club - reading your books, eating your eclairs and sitting in your beautiful house.

Melinda said...

Thanks for such a fun night! The house looked fabulous, and I enjoyed the company very much.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Your basement is looking AMAZING!!! How fun, your book club party. I love the Eclairs, French classic and so goood!!!
I posted on my blog about you...You are amazing and i am so glad to be your friend XOXO

Gabriela said...

How exciting about your basement-before you know it they'll be done.

The eclairs look yummy.

Lisa said...

You serve eclairs for book club? Can I come? Pretty please?



Tess said...

so sorry I missed the party, Janice. The eclairs look soooo yummy. And, your basement will be finished before you know it. Won't the extra play space for the kiddos be wonderful?