Monday, August 1, 2011

August

Thank you God for August...
well, I have a lot of things to thank Him for...
but cooler (hopefully) weather, kids back in school, 
and being one month closer to having an outside baby top the list today.


a few random things...

1. I've decided to participate in a photo challenge over at Oh So Lovely
Sherry, who is also due with a boy a few days after us, is hosting this fun little challenge for the month of August... participate if/when you can, I would love to see your photos!


2. I painted a few more paint samples on the wall in bears room... sigh. I started thinking that since we are going with dark brown furniture that the gray/blue was not going to work... that's where 5 came in. It's less pink in person, but we decided not to go the tan route. 

Thanks for the feedback the other day... I plan on getting his room cleaned out and painted, and crib and dresser purchased and put together this month. That's a big job! ::cough, cough, mom:: But, since we are planning on going out of town on my weekend off (babymoon) in September, I want to get rolling before work starts picking up for falliday! (ya know, that season right before Holiday!?!) Any additional votes?? I numbered them this time for easy identification. :)


3. We are fencing in our back yard! They actually started on Friday, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be done this week. HOW EXCITING! For those of you that already have a fenced in back yard... go out there and hug that fence. Even if it's untreated, rotting, falling down wood, give it a big hug and be thankful. Fences are expensive.And although I was NOT excited about spending so much money on it, I will be happy for Cole to have a huge space to run and play. Cole will be excited too... he just does not know it yet. haha

7 comments:

Katie said...

We have several blue rooms along those same shades with dark furniture, and I LOVE it. I think it looks gorgeous. I agree on the fence thing- I can't wait til we move and get a house with a huge, fenced yard! I know they are terribly expensive, but we made the foolish decision to get a townhome w/o a yard as our first home, and now we have three dogs with no easy way to get all their energy out. It's a miserable situation for everyone right now. Only a year to go before we can try to sell though! Counting down the days! Best of luck with the projects, I know I have a hard enough time getting things done, I'm sure it must be rough with the bun in the oven!

Heidi said...

We installed our fence last year....and it took all my birthday, christmas money as well as selling my 11 year old car. Ha, it is so nice having privacy! Excited for you and your new fence =)

Lori said...

I think the blue will work well with the dark brown furniture but I actually like the colors you have added as well!! :) I also like the idea of the photo challenge but I feel that I know myself well enough to know I would NEVER follow through with it:) Can't wait to see your pics though!

Michele said...

I really like paint color 4, but it's hard to tell in a photograph. I'm in the process of painting Will's room to a gray color. What a fun photo challenge. I would totally be up for it if it weren't time to go back to school. We finally fenced in our back yard about 2 years ago. It was so expensive, but so worth every dollar. My boys love playing outside (when it's not so hot) and I know they are safe. You'll be happy you have it in the long run. I can't wait to see more progress on the baby's room. So fun!!!

Mommara said...

4,2,7 in that order are my favorites. I think it would look good with the furniture but, you have to go with your gut. Can't wait to help how ever. Eewpppp. Love the photo challenge. Very cute ideas.

The Great Elephant Symposium said...

I like paints 4, 6, and 7. You are so lucky you can have a fence. We are not allowed to have a fence according to our Home Owners Association :( Ugh!! It drives me nuts!! I really wish we could put one up! Thanks for letting us know about the photo challenge!! I'm definitely going to "try" and keep up with it :D

Anonymous said...

Despite all the comments on blue staying the primary color I'm really diggin #3. I'm a little bias...I'm envisioning a bear cave for "Bear". Although it depends on what color scheme you're going for, I mean what other colors or accents are you planning on using with the blues or browns? Dark furniture can go with anything...agreed! Whatever happened to the yellow and grey?

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