…and I want to paint it gray

It is now officially 3 days until we get the keys to our new home! We are first time homeowners & are very excited to get started on the many projects ahead of us. One of the first things we’ll tackle (after refinishing hardwood floors) is painting the interior of our new home. We decided on Benjamin Moore Natura® Zero-VOC Interior Paint & selected several samples to test on our walls before we make our final color decisions. While this may seem mundane to some, it’s a pretty big deal to us as we’ve never had the opportunity to select our own paint colors for our home before. It can also be a little overwhelming as the options are endless.

While Ryan is an all white walls kind of guy, which I can appreciate, I felt as if we should take advantage of the fact that we can select some color for our house – even if we do choose white, at least it’s our preferred white. That being said, I’m more of a neutral & white wall person myself – so nothing too bold – & I have been thinking about & looking at gray paint swatches for some time now. After narrowing down our choices somewhat, we came up with the following colors to test out:

Now we’ll just have to wait & see how they look once we get them up on the wall!

by Valerie | 05.27.12 | Around our home | No Comments »

2012: Week 20

2012: Week 20
Sloe Gin Fizz in the sun

by Valerie | 05.24.12 | Photography | No Comments »

2012: Week 19

2012: Week 19
He’s a prince

by Valerie | 05.24.12 | Photography | No Comments »

Wee…kend

We had a busy, enjoyable weekend & are loving this beautiful Mother’s Day weather. Ryan made us a delicious brunch – homemade waffles with fresh blueberry sauce for me & peanut butter, chocolate, banana waffles topped with a dollop of whipped cream for him. It was so good that I literally stood in the kitchen & licked the blueberry sauce left in the pan off my fingers while we were cleaning up!

We did some gardening & got our container garden started for the season; we planted the tomatoes, parsley, basil, peppers, nasturtium, & marigolds we started from seed & will be adding several more plants in the coming weeks. The lavender & mint we planted seem to be doing well so far too.

We found a really great vintage, electric fan at Treasure Mart & a pair of beautiful Selig Kofod Larsen chairs which we’re having new cushions made for in this fabric at Rendel’s Upholstery & Interiors.

And this is what Melody looks like when she’s begging for waffles…

by Valerie | 05.13.12 | Around our home, For Funsies, Garden, Princess Puppy Pants | No Comments »

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

Thank you, to my Mom & my wonderful husband’s Mom, for loving us so much! Thank you for cleaning our scrapes and doctoring our bruises, for teaching us to say please & thank you, for helping us to learn the many lessons we needed to learn in life (even the hard ones), for all the hugs & kisses, for pointing us in the right direction for Pin the Tail on the Donkey at parties, and for so much more.

by Valerie | 05.13.12 | Holidaze | No Comments »

Happy birthday, to you!

Happy birthday, to you, Dad!
You can fix just about anything, you play a mean guitar, and from the looks of this picture you would’ve killed it on the runway too.

by Valerie | 05.12.12 | For Funsies | No Comments »

2012: Week 18

2012: Week 18
Meet Ethel

by Valerie | 05.09.12 | Photography | No Comments »

2012: Week 17

2012: Week 17
Twisted

by Valerie | 05.02.12 | Photography | No Comments »

2012: Week 16

2012: Week 16
Let’s talk about our feelings…

by Valerie | 05.02.12 | Photography | No Comments »

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