Lisa Leonard Designs

hello monday {mini house tour}

June 4th | decorating, hello monday

Hello friends and hello new week! The last week we’ve been home sick {Matthias has had an ear infection} so I’ve gotten some cleaning and purging done around the house. Wow, it feels so good! That seemed like a good reason to take some pics to share for this week’s ‘Hello Monday’ post!Hello sunflowers from sweet Emily of The Pilot’s Wife. She and her family stayed at our house for a few days and it was wonderful to catch up!

Hello happy. This little corner is so bright and cheery.

Hello antibotics. Matthias will be taking them for 6 more days still {and he hates the taste-bummer!}

Hello vegetables. I’ve been roasting eggplant, zucchini, onions and tomatoes with a little olive oil and salt–and they are delicious!

Hello fruity wall full of painting gathered at thrift shops and made sweeter with some watercolors by Chrissie.

Hello summer mantel. Simple, clean and whimsical.

Hello little bust with a bow around your neck. You’re all dressed up!

Hello kitchen cabinets that I would love to paint. Someday we’ll paint them cream–I just know it!

Hello entryway with an oversized sailboat and ocean paintings.

Hello to two doctor appointments this week {both for David}. Just check-ups, I don’t expect anything unusual.

Hello cozy couch that makes a great napping spot. Not that I get to nap often, but sometimes I sneak in a few minutes just to collect my thoughts.

Hello to dinner with our friends the Millers this week. We love them!

Hello ready for summer. The boys don’t get out until June 14th and we are counting down!

Hello books, books and more books. Both of my boys love books {well all of my boys, if you count Steve!}. I love a good book but I don’t read as much as I should. Are you reading a good book right now?

Hello teapot. I love that you help make my delicious french press coffee every morning. Yum!

¬†Hello oranges from our yard. They are really tasty too–surprising since we haven’t taken care of the tree this year.

Hello Monday! It’s a new week filled with lots to do and friends to see. And summer is just around the corner–yay!


43 Responses

  1. molly says:

    oh my gosh GORGEOUS! i love this house!! that colorful corner is my personal favorite!

  2. Amanda says:

    Ear infections are the worst! I had a couple two years ago and I kept saying, “I understand why babies cry so much with an ear infection.” It was the worst pain!

  3. Nikki says:

    Hi Lisa,
    French press coffee? I tried it for the first time this weekend at a local coffee shop. It was very good, but it seems daunting to try it myself. Do you have any advice on how to get started doing it at home? I love your blog and check in every day! Thank you.

  4. LOVD says:

    Lucky duck! Your house looks so clean!!! We’re in the process of finding places for all the art work from the year, emptying backpacks, and finding weird stuff at the bottom! I hope to get as organized as your home, Lisa, by the end of the week!

  5. Kate says:

    Ear infections are awful. Your house is adorable and those kitchen cabinets will be gorgeous in cream.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Could you tell me about the heart above your bed? Did you make it? I love how it makes such a big statement in such a simple way….

  7. Melissa P says:

    Oh my gosh….I love your duvet. It is the EXACT color I have been looking for! Can you share where you purchased it?

  8. I love all the art you use in your home, including the kids creations. It looks so unique and fun. And your summer mantle is cute as can be! Have a great Monday!

  9. April says:

    Your home is dreamy!! Happy Monday!

  10. Anne says:

    Hello to summer programs for the kids that start today at our library. From now until the end of July afternoons will be full of happy, (kind of noisy) kids enjoying all sorts of programs. Good bye retirees (many of them headed back to the north) and hello to the kids…summer is my kind of fun!

  11. Love your collection of “4”‘s ! I have a collection of “5”‘s ; )
    Your house is so cool – love all the color!!

  12. Karri says:

    I started to comment on everything I loved, but really, I love it all. I just adore your decor style!!

  13. Lisa says:

    What a lovely cheerful home you have! I love the sunflowers. They are so bright!

  14. Meredith W. says:

    The heart above your mantle is lovely. Is it driftwood?

  15. Michelle says:

    Sorry to hear about Matthias’s ear infection…hope he is feeling better soon. My kids hate the taste of antibiotics, too. :( Your home is wonderful — so happy and full of love. Question for you — I like the big clips you use to display your sons’ artwork in their room. Did you attach them to the moulding yourself, or buy them like that? Love that idea, want to do it for my kids too!

  16. Southern Gal says:

    Pretty home as always.

  17. I love it! So happy and cozy. We are taking on painting our cabinets white very soon. I know it will make our kitchen shine.

  18. Meg says:

    french press is the way to go, isn’t it?

  19. Marie says:

    Hello packing. Summer trip to Grandma’s while Daddy updates the bathrooms.

  20. Kelli says:

    Hello to your house tour! I loved it!

    I am saying hello to getting my senior’s report cards done by Wednesday at midnight. Ugh. Hello to graduation Friday night, my cousin’s wedding reception Saturday night, and my older daughter’s bridging ceremony for Brownies on Sunday. Whew! I’m tired already!

  21. kelleyn says:

    I have that same Bauer bowl! You have great taste!

  22. Kelly says:

    I love how your house looks so crisp and blue and ready for summer fun!

    Funny that you mention the French press — I just bought one myself (and posted about it on Friday). Going to follow that link you posted above, to see if I’m doing it right!

  23. […] linking up with the lovely lisa leonard for hello, monday! […]

  24. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa honey, we are finally! home from our 7 week trip to Europe/UK and I am as sick as a puppy! We picked up some virus in France in the 3-4 week or our trip and I can’t seem to kick it. I’ve had 3 lots of antibiotics (oh yuk big time) and I think I could be heading for my 4th because I have developed severe sinusitis (which they say is viral) and now I have a wheezy, chesty cough. Oh phoop because I am DESPERATE to get out into the garden. It’s winter here at the moment.
    I hope it’s okay that when I link my Hello Monday blog post it’s actually my Tuesday here in NZ? Hugs xx

  25. Your house looks clean and bright…perfect for summer! Happy Monday:)

  26. melanie sunukjian says:

    Love the pops of bright blue! Since we moved to Santa Barbara, it’s my new favorite color. Looks like a warm and cheerful home. Blessings.

  27. Katherine says:

    I love your home– so comfortable and cheerful!

  28. Kelly says:

    You must read Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis! It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read and I read a lot! You’ll love it!

  29. Breanna says:

    Love your home it is so gorgeous :)

  30. What a fun home!!! I love all the cheerful colors!!! I hope your son is feeling better quickly.

  31. Jane says:

    What a wonderful house. i love the pop of colour. It looks so summery and happy. thanks for sharing, Lisa

  32. Hello friend! We loved staying with you, and I’m glad your enjoying the sunflowers.

    Come to Arkansas sometime. I have a spare room all ready for you.


  33. *you’re

    Sigh. My least favorite typo.

    • Lisa Leonard says:

      The good news? I wouldn’t have even noticed! We love you guys! I hope we find ourselves in Arkansas sometime soon. xo

  34. I like the style of this house. It’s very vintage. This house reminds me of my grandmother’s house. She loves flowers and colorful cabinets. It’s very relaxing on the eyes.

  35. Mary says:

    Loved the house tour. You have a way with color. Really really loved seeing the vintage Fisher Price xylophone on the wall…..I have one as well, wondering where in our home I could hang it! Hello inspiration!

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