Monday, May 7, 2012

"Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences." Joseph Albers

We {read me} had debated for months now what colors to use for the inital coating of paint in the new house. My co-workers, {you know the one is a 15 year paint pro, and one who is an ex-builders exec}, assured me it would still be weeks before we needed to know the colors, and I should stop stressing about it.

So I did.

And then I got the email from James on Wednesday morning that our builder needed to know the colors. Okay, I thought. I could have them by this past weekend. And when I asked when he needed them, I nearly sh!t my pants when he said "Today. They are painting tomorrow."

Panic stricken, I put my work for the day beside, and this is what I chose.

It's called 'On The Rocks', which I found fitting in more ways than one. {I'll leave you to use your imagination. }

I also picked Extra White for my office, the room over the garage and all of the closets. {Who knew that there were SO many shades of white? Sherwin Williams, that's who!}

There is an extra charge for adding additional colors {or subtracting if you may} and that is why we decided to only do these two. It will give us time to decide what we actually WANT in our home once we are moved in.

Here is how it looks with the overcast lighting we had from Sunday.

Did you know they don't paint where the cabinetry goes? Weird. Had I known, I would have asked them to paint the entire wall. It's just weird!

Anyway, that's the update for the week. Photos courtesty of my iphone.

Have a great week!

be good to one another!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Birthday Preparations

O's birthday was in March. We've had various things going on, and have finally planned a party for him. He turned TEN. (I can hardly believe it, myself!)

This year we are doing a party like we've never done.

It doesn't involve movie characters.

It doesn't involve cartoon characters.

But what it does involve is some good ole fashioned FUN!

It probably won't be as fantastic as I could have made it with a month's time of planning....

BUT... He already LOVES how his cake is going to turn out.

Here is where I found the idea on Pinterest.

How does it looks so far?

Have you done a cake like this and have suggestions of dos or don'ts? I'd love to hear them before I attempt to frost it on Thursday night.

AND... if you follow any of the pins I pinned, you already know what the theme is!


I will post tomorrow where I ended up getting all of the printables!

be blessed!