Monday, September 15, 2008


I'm pretty sure that I like having the slanty part painted... It's subtle, but I think it makes the room feel warm and cozy. The paint got a stamp of approval from Erica, Annika, and Cate, so I think it was the right decision. What do you think?


Vanilla Latte

Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Colors

As promised... More pictures of the new wall colors! Although, it's ridiculously hard to get a photo to show the true beauty of the paint colors. Also, notice that in these pictures we now have trim and doors. Woohoo!

Upstairs guest room. An awesome purple (here is looks more gray), but Deirdre described it perfectly as a periwinkle and Annika said it looks like a Monet painting. I love my friends!

The combination of brown and sage in our master suite was taken from our new Calvin Klein bedspread. We debated and debated about the tray ceiling and just today decided to add another color to the slanty part. It was too dark to photograph tonight, but I'll try to get it up here this week because I would love to hear other opinions!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Painting Process

Last weekend we painted for roughly 37 hours. It was tiring, but looking back, I think it was fun too! (Of course I'm a big dork who loves to paint...Erica says it has something to do with my love of instant gratification...)

So, we learned a couple of things this weekend:
1) Not all ceiling paints are created equal (or the same color)
2) Better brushes DO make a difference
3) Do not let me handle a roller unless you want it back lumpy
4) Taping the ceiling is not necessary if you have a steady hand
5) Always, always find a helpful friend who is willing to be paid in beer and pizza!!

Eric painting the guest bathroom upstairs.
The blue is a little darker than I had imagined, but I think it will be lovely with the right accessories.

The faithful friend Erica who even came back on Sunday to help finish up!
She's painting the spare room the same color as we painted the hall and stairs.

And me... The photographer is never in the photos!
I'm painting (edging) the master bath a gorgeous sage.

More photos of wall colors to come...

Monday, September 01, 2008

Staples Loves Teachers

It's that time of the year... Back to School! The pencils are sharpened, the folders are labeled, the books are straightened... Everyone is experiencing butterflies before setting out to spend 180 days with each other. (Or maybe that's just me...)

I routinely spend big bucks at Staples stocking up during their wonderful summer sales. This past week though, I felt like I hit the jackpot. The open bag below is stuffed with eraser caps and handheld pencil sharpeners (25 of each) that I got for FREE! Staples sure knows how to make a teacher's day!! They definitely made mine. Happy Back to School everyone, may your year be full of smiles, hugs, and joyful learning.

For FREE!!