We have been in our house for 1 week and 3 days as of today and it feels like forever
since I've blogged. I really needed the time to just focus on unpacking_ kiddos_
& to have some down time... and it has been nice. sigh....Did I mention we still haven't
closed on our house yet? Ummm, yea you read that right... our close keeps getting pushed back.
It was supposed to be last week..then yesterday...and now they're saying by the end of
this week. I've just had to give that one up because otherwise I would let it worry me silly,
know what I mean.
So far, we've managed to unpack a whole slew of boxes_ we hung curtains in the downstairs
over the weekend_ and Jode painted our dining room on Thursday a pretty color
called Comfort Grey.
I can't decide if I'm keeping the rug or not. Also, i haven't hung anything in here yet...still just working it all out in my head. And sometimes I have to work it out on the wall.
Like hang something to have it not work and then re-hang...yea, I'm thankful Jode is a handy little man. Wait, he's not little though...
K, and this light fixture made me want this house even more the first time we walked inside.
I think I've envisioned it every color imaginable in my head...and they all look so darn cute.
Which leads me to the problem of what color should I paint it?
I think I'm leaning towards yellow right now. Like this....
These fire hydrants are all throughout our neighborhood and they just make me smile.
I have a lot of accents within the house in yellow and I think it will be fun...but then
I start thinking maybe I should just do like a white or grey to stay kind
of neutral and it is in the dining room.
I've decided on painting the living room in grey.. and our bathroom. So grey just seems to be the color. But I really have to decide fun/eclectic or neutral/constant...
see the madness that goes on in this head of mine.
Comfort Grey is really a Sherwin Williams color but Jode works for Pittsburgh Paint
so they were able to match it in their paint and he managed to keep his job that way. jk.
So it all worked out perfectly.
We also got to have some friends over on Monday for Labor Day.
Our first get-together_ with friends_ hang-out.
That's the best part of having a house... getting to have people over.
Jode grilled up some chicken, hamburgers & hot dogs, while I made baked beans,
broccoli, grape, & pasta salad, and skillet apple pie.
The salad and pie are 2 new recipes in the September issue of Southern Living magazine and
let me just tell you..Oh my goodness! The pasta salad I could make myself sick on...
I like it that much. They have a section in there with nothing but apple desserts and since
I'm rushing Fall in our house I seriously can't wait to try them all... Like before next week....:)
Anyhoo, back to paint colors. Right now our front door is black but I've always looked at pictures of homes with their cute colorful ones. Like turquoise or red... so all those thoughts are swirling around in my head, too. What color should I paint the front door? Because the holidays are coming and I have this thing for cute wreaths/ front door decorations... and it would be super cute to have it a fun color.
I've said it before, but I gotta say it again... my man is awesome.
Because all this craziness he is for_ and all about.
He loves doing these things for me and I love that we get to share this journey with each other..
can't imagine getting to do life with anyone else.