Monday, May 3, 2010

Hotel

Sam and I trade off surprising each other with anniversary plans every year, and when I realized it wouldn't be feasible for us to have an actual "overnight getaway" this year, I remembered something Megan had done for Beth a few years ago, where she made her house into a fancy hotel.  Everything good and clever about this idea (the sanitized toilets! the "coming soon!" signs! the toiletry basket!) came from Megan's creativity, so all I had to do was execute it.  Doing so was super fun (you know how I love having a project to work on).

The boys stayed with my mom for the night, and we went out to dinner and had a lovely, lovely time (even when Daisy was screaming for an hour in the backseat of the car).  Then we came home to this: 

Don't mind Bendigo (the concierge).  He's just my stuffed elephant.  He tends to get involved with these sorts of schemes, for some reason.

Do you like those yellow pillows?  I made them myself.  I mean, I know pillows are pretty much the easiest thing to sew in the world, but still, I sewed something!
Happy Anniversary, Sam!

9 comments:

  1. Marilyn, I made those EXACT same pillows. They're on my couch.
    I'm serious.

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  2. I'm not surprised, because it's the cutest IKEA fabric, and you have _such_ good taste!

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  3. So brilliant! I loved it when Megs did it and I love it when you did it. Now I just need to get it together enough to do it. IT's such a fun idea. I love your muffins and now I'm hungry.

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  4. Awesome. And the pillows make me feel all sorts of inspired.

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  5. Will you come "hotelify" my house for my anniversary? Seriously, my husband would die and go to heaven if I did something like that. I am so impressed.

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  6. Clever! Especially loved the sanitized toilets . . . you covered all the fun details (and not the bad ones -- like noisy hallways and bedbugs). And your elephant made a fabulous concierge. He was oozing customer service. :)

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  7. Ditto what Rachael said . . . we spent our ten year anniversary virtually separate while Seth wrote a 20-page paper and I taught piano lessons . . . I'm the world's most unromantic person!

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  8. Wow. I'm kind of wishing I was married to you. But not really. I mean, it wouldn't have been at all practical. But still - I think I'd like my kids to be inspired by you brilliant girls and maybe come up with something very much like this for their aged parents. I keep trying to play that card, but it NEVER works.

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  9. Where's the "Housekeeping, Please have this room made up ASAP" door handle placard?! So funny!

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