Thursday, June 16, 2011

color advice needed

Okay folks, I need some color advice.  I painted our living room, foyer, and hallway about 5 years ago.  I do like the colors, but I'm not so in love with them anymore.  For those who really know me, you know I like to change paint colors like I change my underwear, so 5 years is a very long time for one color to stay on my wall in any room.  So, I'm itching to change it, but not sure what direction to go with it. 
Here is what it looks like now with the new floor we put down
and this is what our furniture looks like
I plan to keep the neutral couch and love seat in there, and would prefer to keep the same curtains.  Here is a link to the curtains I have.  We have the "rich red" color. Also, that yellow color will likely stay in the foyer and hallway for the time being so whatever color I use needs to go well with that yellow.  I feel like not only is it time for a change, but a more neutral color in there would probably be better when we decide to sell the house.  For reference, the kitchen is valspar cliveden pasture, and the yellow in the living room and hallway is Behr beachwalk.
I have a feeling when this room is done I may feel the need to repaint the kitchen a more neutral color since it is pretty bold color.  I really do like the color in my kitchen, but again, I'm very worried about potential buyers hating it.  Our house is not on the market yet, and I don't really know for sure when it will be, but I don't want to leave tons of projects to do right before we put it up for sale.
Anyway, please give me some ideas for this room.  My ideas are all over the place and I'm just not sure where to go with it. 

Friday, June 10, 2011


ok, wow!  I was on a blogging hiatus for quite a while huh?  Here's the thing; I have nothing to blog about.  Anything I feel like saying or sharing lately get posted in a two sentence status update on facebook, or as a picture on facebook.  I think it's kind of sad my whole life can be summed up in a facebook status, but it is what it is.
Anyway, a quick rundown on the past couple of months.
  • Brooklyn started walking when she was 9 months old.  Quite ridiculous if you ask me.  She now basically runs around chasing her siblings and all the other neighborhood kids.
  • Brooklyn still does not sleep through the night, and is still nursing a ton.  She does however eat a lot of real food now.  I just have to figure out how to get her to drink from a cup.
  • I've been trying to potty train Jackson, but he's so lazy and resistant it's been awful.  I'm taking a break right now because I just can't handle cleaning up anymore "accidents" for a while.  I desperately want him to be potty trained soon, but obviously there is only so much I can do to make that happen.  The rest is up to him to be willing to do what he knows how to do.
  • Emma, Megan,and I had our first dance recital together.  It was really fun, but totally crazy taking care of all 3 of our stuff and costume and shoe changes.
  • Emma had her first communion
  • Brooklyn turned one and loved her cake.

  • Nathan turned 7!!!!  Holy crap, my two oldest are 7 and 8 now.  Craziness!
  • Emma and Nathan are finally out of school for the summer
  • I turned 28.  :(  EEK!  Now I'm only 2 years away from 30.  Seriously having a hard time with that.
  • My sister-in-law, brother, Sean and I threw a surprise party for my mom.  It was awesome and she was totally shocked.  
  • We took the kids to my mom's to swim for the first time this year, and Brooklyn loved the pool.  Yay for another water baby!

Maybe I'll get creative and come up with some fun things to blog about, and maybe not and you'll just get random posts here and there catching up on things.