Guessing Game…

April 26, 2008 at 4:43 pm 8 comments

Guess who this is and what she is doing!  Hint, she alluded to it on her post!  When my friends come to my house, I put them to work!  I’ll give the details in comments or update here later.

I am loving the brown on this template!  What do you think? I designed the background in photoshop, redid a header with some tools I wanted to play with. 

I LOVE browns and always seem to want to return back to their soothing pallette. 

We are trying white trim paint today “white umber” which is popular now at Porter Paints over the existing cream (which we love, but have three shades of and it’s needing re-doing).  We already we are not crazy about the white against these brown-cherry-flat-finish cabinets OR the gold fireplace insert we don’t want to repace yet particularly (though one thing leads to another FOR SURE).

We will have to change our “this is THE color for the great room” if we don’t get used to it!  Even with a decorator, you just get started.  I still change my mind on something about every day.  It’s exhausting.  Waiting for everyone to catch up is slow and mentally challenging, but the safety factor is probably worth it.

At least I am motivated to make some decisions of my own and get moving! 


Entry filed under: Everyday.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. awomansdevotion  |  April 26, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    My initial thought was maybe changing a light bulb or helping put up a fan–something along those lines. However, I am remembering that she said something about Steve Irwin and since I used to be a die hard “Crocodile Hunter” fan, I am guessing she is catching some stray animal that decided to make your porch home??

    Love the browns. Could this be a possibility for the house??

  • 2. Stacey  |  April 26, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Eeekkk!!! I can almost see through my pants!! Please tell me I didn’t look like that and your camera just has super x-ray vision! hee hee!

  • 3. Kimberly  |  April 26, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    i love brown and the stark white against it. add some aqua – turquoise accessories with it. or, if you are really brave, some lime green. nice touch.

  • 4. Kimberly  |  April 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    oh yeah, and i like the template for your page.

  • 5. Dori  |  April 26, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Good gracious, girl! I LOVE THIS BROWN!!!! It is beautiful!

    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your porch. Maybe I’ll just make my way north sometime and sit a spell with yoU!! 🙂


  • 6. gchyayles  |  April 27, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Lovely design; really love the header!

    Can’t wait to see how the house looks after all these wonderful renovations; praying that God continues to give you strength and energy to get through all of them 🙂

  • 7. Kim V  |  April 27, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I know who it is and I’m thinking that maybe she is catching a stray lizzard. I’m going to give it some thought and maybe change my answer.

  • 8. Cindy  |  April 28, 2008 at 8:18 am

    I talked to her yesterday, so I know what it was—umm, she’s braver than me.

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