Monday, March 15, 2010

Weekend Recap - Painting and Easter Edition

Happy Monday my friends! How are you?  I am worn out to say the least - it was an extremely busy weekend for us and couple that with the time change where we lost an hour of sleep and you get the idea.  Friday night we just relaxed and watched tv until about midnight (trying to catch up on our dvr'd shows).  Saturday morning we woke up to pouring down rain and extreme wind and I did NOT want to get out of bed.  However, I had to get up early and take my daughter to the Orthodontist (who is about 30 minutes away) and we found out that she will FINALLY get her braces off on May 24th - YAY!  She's so excited, as you can imagine!  Then she and I did some shopping afterwards before returning home.  My husband had to go into work to take care of some business that had transpired that morning so he was gone for most of the day.  I did a little touchup painting in the living room and then mainly laid around watching more of my dvr'd shows as I had done something to my shoulder and was in a lot of pain.  Saturday night we just all hung out again and then went to bed.  Sunday morning I had told my hubby that I wanted to sleep late and not wake me up - but.... it never fails - the one day a weekend I could sleep in I am always up with the birds - *sigh* 

So, I got up and began painting one of the walls in our dining room and did some decorating for Easter afterwards.  Then I took a break and went to the mall to do some shopping for work clothes.  When I returned home (5 hours later) I went back to painting my dining room wall.  After painting, I then made homemade banana bread (in the crockpot), cleaned up my paint mess and put away extra decorations, vacummed, did a load of laundry, showered and finally laid down beside my husband around 9:30 to get ready for bed.  WHEW!  Fast forward to this morning and I am worn out and really looking forward to my morning nap on the bus this morning. hee hee hee  Sooo... what did you do this weekend? Fill me in - I can't wait to catch up with all of you!

As promised, I have finally finished the living room and taken a few pictures to show you.  This is the color of our living room the day we bought the house (ignore the man in the photo - he is our realtor) - they had the entire downstairs and hallway painted this very light light yellow and it just looked so dirty.  We however, prefer dark taupe colors and are loving our new walls/living room (which, by the way, we love this color so much that we always paint our house these taupe colors wherever we move) By the way - the paint color is Mocha Latte from Lowes) The White trim paint is just extra white primer from Home Depot - I found white primer is so much prettier and white for trim and anything else that you want to paint white. :o)
Same view of living room after being painted (it kind of looks like a Sage green here but it's not - though I love Sage green paint colors too and may paint my kitchen that color next)
Other side of living room
looking into dining room from living room (ignore the stairs - I want to take out that ugly carpet and replace it with hardwood (just another project on my to do list)
dining room wall (1 down and 3 more to go)
Other part of dining room (sorry for the glare of the lights - will be changing that out too eventually)
Easter tablescape
Did I ever mention my lurve for polka dots? - they make me smile - I heart them so much! :o)
I love my apothecary jar
Easter tree
Easter sign
Well, that's all - thanks for stopping by this morning to say hello and checking out the progress we've made so far in updating and modernizing (sp?) our home.  I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed day today.  I am off to get my daughter out of bed and get myself ready so I can catch the bus and head to work.

Lots of love and kisses,


  1. Our clocks don't change until this Sunday (the 21st). What a beautiful home you have. I don't suppose you want to come and live here for a week or two? Though we have a good friend who is an excellant painter/decorator I'm not very good at being inspired in this departmant. In fact, left to me every room would be vibrant yellow.

  2. WOW what a lovely house and awesome decoretion!
    I love your new profile pic, Trac.
    And ... you've been tagged!
    Pls visit me!
    HUGS :o)

  3. the color is awesome...and your tables always look like they come right out of a magazine;)


  4. I LOVE that green!! I painted every room in our house when Britt and I got married...I'm not a fan of white walls.

  5. Your Easter decor is so adorable!

    Excellent choice of color for updating your sweet home. I love the wine bottle holder on the wall- that's very unique! :)

    Best wishes for a beautiful week! <3

  6. The paint looks great! And I love all your Easter decorations - so fabulous! I don't own one Easter decoration. I seriously need to do something about it!! :)

  7. I love the new color it makes the trim really pop. Your Easter table is so cute too.

  8. You have such a cute house! My mom has the same egg tree


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