Tuesday, November 28, 2006


this is what indecision looks like
and this..............
There's actually one more wall with a few more bits of indecision but I wont embarrass myself further....
Im happy to announce a decision has been made!!!!!
The winner is - Devine Olive! Bottom one, next to the wall plug.
The other winner is Devine Oat, but it will be used throughout the rest of the house. Its the two larger samples in the bottom picture.
Thank goodness thats done.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

updating finally...

I'm ignoring my blog again. I sorry.
Its haunting me. I really want to keep it going but I don't have much to say lately. The most amusing thing in my life right now seems to be the remodel of my bathroom. While this may be a big thing in my life, who else cares?
But amusing is a good word for it.
Aside from the night that Paul overtightened the water line from the wall to the toilet and it burst, showering him and the whole room with water before he could get it turned off…
The fact that I have 12 different squares painted on the wall is proof that my brain is tired of making decisions at this moment. The vanity was delivered but the faucet is not hooked up. The vanity itself is so much more sage green than I remembered from a month ago when we picked it out. I thought I remembered it much more brownish sage than greenish sage… sigh
So, picking out the floor tile with an inaccurate image in my head as to the real color of the vanity was hard. In the end the result is okay but the floor tile is a little more yellow tan than tan tan. Im a little disappointed. But Im probably over sensitive to it all right now. I think I would have picked a less yellow color for the floor tiles if I’d had a sample of the vanity with me at the time. long sigh
But that leaves me with trying to pick a wall color to tie the two together…hence the 12 different samples on the walls (at $3.99 ea = $47.00).
Im hoping to just pick one this weekend.
Also hoping for a running faucet.
I know this is riviting, so the story will continue.
I’ll post pictures

One more thing, I want to wish every single one of you a very very blessed Thanksgiving.
I hope you spend it exactly the way you imagine your perfect Thanksgiving to be. Whether that’s surrounded by friends and family, food and football, or simply at home with a good meal and a cozy fire in the fireplace. Both sound equally good to me

Monday, November 13, 2006

under construction ...

my house ... and my blog.
things are a mess

I took the plunge and switched my blogger over to the new beta blogger.
All my template changes are now off. I need to fix all of that... but I have to remember how I did it so its not going to get done today.
I think the beta version is much better so it will be worth it eventually. Once I get it done.

and my house is under construction.
A brand new bathroom is in the works.
Fun stuff.
lots of planning
lots of shopping for fixtures
lots of money- yikes!

but it will be worth it when its done

Friday, November 03, 2006

do you ...

dread winter coming?
Do you long for pretty flowers, fresh mown grass, warm sunny days and flip flops?
I do... Fall just began and I'm already missing summer.
Today I set my mind to enjoy the changing season instead of longing for something else. After all, we live in the pacific northwest, one of the most beautiful parts of the country in my opinion. We have 4 seasons, although none of them are harsh. What could be more perfect?

Summers without too high of heat and no humidity
Winters with one or two snows if we're lucky, yes we do get a few rain showers
Falls with beautiful maple trees.
Springs full of tulips and flowering cherry trees.
Every one of the seasons is perfectly beautiful in its own way...not just the summers.

As soon as I got home from work today I grabbed my garden sissors and headed out to my back yard.
Yes it was pouring rain.

yes most of the bushes were covered with yellow leaves that had just fallen off the huge maple tree in our back yard.
But I was determined to find something that resembled a bouquet of flowers.
This is what I found.
Mostly leaves, grasses and berries but the color is as beautiful as any flower.

I plan to try and keep this little vase full of something til spring rolls around again. Not sure what will end up there, but something will ;)