Show & Tell Saturday - 1/31/15

The last day of January is already here!  Just two more weeks until Valentine's Day!  We have our valentines and our treats, we just need to figure out what Liv is going to do for the big class valentine box competition!

What are you working on this week?  Grab a link and add it below!


Show & Tell Saturday - 01/17/14

I hope you have great plans for your 3 day weekend.  I hope you GET a 3 day weekend.  Grab a link to your favorite post from this week and share it below!  The link party will stay up through Monday night to give you extra time to link up!

 Only 4 weeks until Valentine's Day!  Are you ready?


Painting My House - An Instagram History

We are finally starting to work on some house projects that have been two and a half years in the making.  Really I have only been putting it off for 21 months.  I know it has been this long because I have a visual history of it on Instagram.  This post should really be called "I promise I am not crazy.  I have a really good reason why it took me this long to paint my house."

12 April 2013
I start pondering what paint color and or paint colors  I want to use in my entry.   It is 20 feet high and I really don't want to get it wrong because this is probably only happening once every 150 years.

7 May 2013
Feeling ambitious I pick out some paint swatches at Home Depot and tape them to the wall.  They sit there from three months.

29 June 2013
I ditch the entry, to hard, and paint our master bathroom.  Even though I am in love with it (and in love with the straight lines I got using Frog Tape for the first time) I remember how much I don't actually love painting.

Somewhere in here I choose a half dozen paint colors to try and painted swatches all over my house.  And I mean all over.  There were so many colors in my dining room that one of my daughters friends asked me "Is this supposed to be art?'

I then left them there for a year.

Then we decided on a color, painted one wall, and I immediately decided it was wrong.

And it was.

23 May 2014
Owen learns to color on everything with pen.

3 June 2014
I narrow down my color choices and decide on colors for everything except the entry.  
That still has me stumped.

I don't actually paint anything though.

4 August 2014
Owen changes his medium to crayon on wall.

In an attempt to cover up some of his less desirable works, I choose a couple more colors for the entry and paint walls and pillars to see it in different light.

I find a color I don't hate.

I get quotes from painters.  Most of the quotes make me cry.

The random wall colors stay there for four months.

8 January 2015
The painters that make me cry the least call me and tell me that because there are freezing temperatures in the forecast, they have an opening.  (I guess you can't paint the outside of a house in the freezing rain.)

I panic wondering if I really like the color I chose for the entry.

I paint the dining room because the bottom color is one of the colors I chose for the entry and wanted to see it again.

I still don't hate it.

 10 January 2015
 I am really glad it isn't me on those ladders.  I am too busy keeping Owen off of them anyways.  The walls look great.  Now everything else looks like it needs to be updated.

Show & Tell Saturday - 01/12/14

Happy Show & Tell Saturday!  I am way late getting this up today because we have been working on some projects that we have been putting off for like three years.  I hope you are having a productive and happy new year!!

I need to get these projects out of the way this week so I can start thinking about Valentine's Day!  I can't wait to see what you have been working on!!


Show and Tell Saturday - 1/3/14

Happy Show & Tell Saturday!  Are you ready for 2015?  Resolutions in place?  One Little Word Picked?  All done looking back and and reminiscing about 2014?

I am not quite ready for winter break to be over.  I have enjoyed having the kids home and staying up late watching movies and sleeping in without an alarm.  It will happen though, sooner than I want, and at least I have Valentine's Day to look forward to!

What have you been working on this week?  Grab a link and share it below!

Are you ready for the New Year?

Ideas for Valentine's Day

DIY Ombre Sugar Hearts from The Wedding Chicks
Conversation Heart Gift Tags from Fellow Fellow
Milk Ice Cubes from Subtle Revelry
Thumbprint Valentines from Live Laugh Rowe
Valentine Treat Toppers from The Idea Room

Is it too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day?  I usually wait until my kids go back to school (after winter break is over) to take down Christmas decorations and start thinking pink and red, but that is just around the corner!
If you are ready to start preparing, here are some links to all things valentine on my site so you can get started if you are ready too!

Happy planning!!