Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Time For A Change

Color plays such an important part in our lives and I have struggled with choosing a new color for my kitchen which connects to the family room since we purchased this house 6 years ago. I have never been a green person, my preference is white or a soft beige. One of the first things I was going to do was re-paint these two rooms, and here I am still surrounded by green.

I had a real attitude about this house since the time we purchased it. Our last home was a true adventure for me, the home was built in 1860 a Federal style, with windows that were all pre-civil war blown glass. The home was in complete shambles but I saw it as a decorating adventure. I completely restored the entire home from cellar to attic which was a huge under taking, it was like living in HGTV everyday for 2 years. Just as I finish the home and was about to really enjoy it my husband was transferred. Agony, I had put so much of myself into this home, it was like leaving a child behind.

This home was brand new, color selections were done by the builder and I was completely detached. I merely unpacked all the boxes hung the pictures and that was about it. Now after all this time I am ready to tackle the green actually it is more an olive green.

I would love to hear your thoughts about color selection. The cupboards are cherry, granite counter tops in a dark almost black green, brick paver flooring. Dark, Dark, Dark. So what do you think? I totally forgot to mention in my last post, I will be picking the winner of the burlap Paris slip on August 4th, so there is still time to leave a post.
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Days Have Been So Frantic

Things have just been so frantic since I returned from my brothers. It was wonderful to see his adorable boys and there is nothing better then holding a new baby. His little petite wife gave birth to a 9 lb. 8 oz. boy. She should be frantic with 3 little boys ages 1 year, 3 years and now the baby. Yikes!

Jumping back into my normal schedule was a bit hard, the time change difference had me sleeping a little later then usual so I had to make some adjustments and get back to my normal sleeping patterns. While I was gone I did come up with some new designs and couldn't wait to get home to put them to the test. One of the designs is the burlap slip with Paris on the front. I ended up loving this slip so much that now all the burlap designs will be offered as slips. Much easier to ship. I am so excited about this slip that I decided to offer it as a giveaway. You know me, I absolutely love giveaways. So here is the slip, just leave a post letting me know which room you will put this in.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer and are out there having fun.