Suburban Pop and The Jenny James

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This week, our family took a few days to spend some one-on-one time with each other before summer officially ends and school schedule starts up for the kiddos. While I left John back home with the youngest to chillax at home (and string a couple of Acapulco Chairs), our oldest son and I hopped in the car and did a super quick visit down the coast to spend time with friends in San Luis Obispo. 

During our short stay in SLO (as they call it), we popped by our friend Jenny's amazing mid-century modern home. As many of our friendships have begun, we first got to know Jenny through her beautiful Instagram Feed and then eventually met in person a few years ago while we were all in Palm Springs. I hadn't ever been in her home until now, (which made this spontaneous trip EVEN better!) so I was beyond excited to finally hang out with her and her family in their cool house.

We pulled up to their home and I knew right away we were in the right place.

 They created the beautiful landscape divider piece. Swoon! (And of course re-did all this awesome landscaping themselves).

They created the beautiful landscape divider piece. Swoon! (And of course re-did all this awesome landscaping themselves).

While waiting on the front doorstep, Sebastian was already admiring their cool MCM mailbox. I was equally obsessed with the front door and hardware... and door bell (of course).

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Door opens, kids took one look at one another, then proceed to play for the next few hours. Mid-century modern family match made in heaven! (And wow, when my kids aren't together and fighting, life is SO different).

I am not one of those amazing "Pro" iPhone photographers (I'm kind of old school with the real camera), so my apologies if my photos don't do her house justice, because there is just SO much good design, vignettes, color stories and furniture/art in her home and I had to snap these shots. (I had considered bringing my digital camera on the trip, but then felt like I was REALLY social media stalker-y...)

 Jenny sure knows how to make a kick-@ss Shelfie.

Jenny sure knows how to make a kick-@ss Shelfie.

 Jenny created so many vibrant paintings throughout their home .... with perfect accessories.

Jenny created so many vibrant paintings throughout their home .... with perfect accessories.

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 The teeniest, most adorable kids dresser/vanity set I have ever seen. 

The teeniest, most adorable kids dresser/vanity set I have ever seen. 

 Love this spot they created in the back yard.

Love this spot they created in the back yard.

 Two DIY'er-mid-century modern nut/enthusiasts Mamas enjoying a summer morning chatting it up. 

Two DIY'er-mid-century modern nut/enthusiasts Mamas enjoying a summer morning chatting it up. 

If you don't already follow Jenny's IG or Blog go there now. You are welcome. Her and her husband are always working on some crazy creative project, whether planting ginormous agaves or building cool bookcases, AND they are the nicest family ever!