Monday, March 7, 2011

Busy, busy, busy!!

Hello all! Sorry I've been MIA over the past couple of weeks. Life has just been so busy. We've either been on the go, working, sleeping, working, eating, working, playing taxi to a teenager with his first job, working. . . well, you get the idea! I've had almost zero time for crafting which makes me sad. But, the good news is, we've been able to get some things done around the house that we've been wanting to do. We've painted our hallway. It went from blah white to a beigey (yeah, that's a new word!) grayish color. Here's a pic, although you can't really tell much about it. The hallway is narrow and not well lit so it's hard to get a pic of the true color.

I was kind of worried about the color because we bought this paint from Lowe's in the "opps" bin for $5 due to it being mistinted. So I don't know the actual name of the color, but I really like how it turned out.

We also got started on our kitchen. Yay! I went to Lowe's website and they were offering a free sample of any color they carry, so of course I had to order the Apple Peel red color I had picked out for my kitchen. I love it! We painted the lower portion of the dining area with this color and then we put up a chair rail. It looks sorta orangey in this picture, but it's really not. It's more of a country red color. I think we will do at least one more coat. This pic is with two coats and it's not as even as I would like it to be. A friend of mine ordered a free sample of the tan color (Summer Tan) for me so that is what color you see above the chair rail. I'm not sure if I'm really satisfied with it or not. I think I will like it once we get more of it on the wall. I hope so anyway!!

I was so excited when I got my free sample in the mail, that I just started painting before I realized that I hadn't taken a "before" picture. Oh well, just imagine a plain white (boring) wall and you'll get the idea!

My crocus and daffodils are starting to bloom. A sure sign that spring is on it's way!! Well, at least I thought it was, until I woke up yesterday morning to SNOW!!! We ended up with about six inches before it stopped. The good news is that a lot of it melted away today since the temps were in the upper 40's for most of the day.

Aren't these just the sweetest little flowers? They make me smile!

Finally, we did get a little bit of thrift shopping done over the weekend. I found a few treasures that I will share with y'all later this week. And I have to show you the awesome candlesticks I won in Marty's giveaway over at A Stroll Thru Life. They are gorgeous!

I have started a couple of small craft projects, but can't seem to find the time to finish anything! I hope to be able to do that this week as well.

I'm linking up here this week:

Until next time. . .


  1. Hi Donna, it looks like SPRING here!!!! I love it! Your painting is wonderful and I love the red, very nice! I kinda miss the days of taxi-ing a teenager, LOL, although I hated it at the time, sure wish I could do it a few times now;)Those yellow flowers looks so pretty and just a sign of things to come:D

  2. Good morning, my flowers are just starting to pop up out of the ground.... gotta get some pics soon. I want to do the top part of my kitchen and dinging room red... more of a darker barn red with the white beadboard below.... now just gotta talk the hubby into it before riding season gets here and we get nuthing done!! Nice job!!

  3. Love the colors Donna! Can't wait to see your kitchen all's looking good.

    Have a wonderful day,

  4. You definitely have been busy. I like the color of the hallway. White is just to boring. lol I can see the water rising across the road so that is a sign of spring here. As long as it stays on that side we will be fine. I am counting down the days till summer vacation. I am so ready!

    Take Care,

  5. Donna, I love all your paint changes that you have been making. Plus you got your paint for Cheap and Free, so can't beat that!! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!

  6. I think the opps color in the hallway is really nice. It looks bright and clean. Perfect for a narrow hall.

    Love the new wall color you picked for the kitchen too Donna. It is going to look fabulous when you get it all done!

    Your flowers put a smile on my face today for sure. Thanks, I needed that.

    Have a blessed day,

  7. love the colors especially the wall with the chair it.;)

  8. Hey neighbor, your painting projects look great.I love buying OOPS paint since we moved into the new house we've saved a ton of money doing so. like 5 bucks for 5 gallons of paint I hope my rooms turn out as nice as yours, for the living room I have a color similar to your hallway cant wait til it warms up so I can give it a go.

  9. Those colors are gonna look great!! Love what you decided on!

  10. Hi there,
    I am your newest follower from the blog hops. Loving the look of your blog; I shall enjoy visiting often. I would love if you came by and visited/followed me when you get a moment.

    Thanks so much.
    ~Tami Marie~