Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Random Ramblings

Hello dear readers, I'm still here. I jumped online a couple times last week with the intention to do a post but I got seduced by all the great blogs out there and kept running out of time. I really need to get down to business first and then read all my favorites!

Anyway, Mr. 65th took some much needed time off work to hang out poolside and to spend some time with his girls.

We visited the cabin in Wisconsin for a few days, hung out in the city, spent the day at the beach in Michigan and had a garage sale. It feels good to get rid of all the stuff that has been taking up precious space. Plus I had my friend bring some of her clutter over and hang out with me all day. We've done a couple garage sales together in the past and always have fun, even if it was 95 degrees.

That pretty much sums up our week; it was really nice...especially when it was my day to sleep in. Our little one gets up early everyday so sleeping in is a special treat when you're not a morning person.

No progress on the house as of yet, the paint sample for the new siding came yesterday though. The sample looks a bit greener than the swatch on the house so I'm feeling a bit unsure about the color again. I was going for one of those mystery know the one that makes you wonder what color it really is....the one that changes dramatically with the light. Well I'm going to cross my fingers Crownsville Gray is one of those mysterious colors and we won't just be the green house on the right.

What would you do? Would you prolong the project and go color hunting again or just go with it?


  1. Sounds like a busy week! Fun too! The little one looks so cute in her pool. Since I have a bad habit of overthinking everything, I would probably search for more colors. Just enough to totally confuse me though. Good luck with the hunt! Can't wait to see it all done!

  2. Hi London, happy to see you guys are well and enjoying summertime! I don't have any advice on the house paint color. I tend to go round and round trying to make decisions like that! Good luck!

  3. London, you have been very busy!I would want to be more sure with a project that large. That's just me....

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  4. Picking a house color is SO hard because a house is SO big! I love the grays....with the green undertones so I think you are on the right trail there. I love the picture of that pool...I can remember playing in one similar when we were kids...the joys of summer!

  5. sounds like you have been happily busy! and as far as the color goes, usually when i pick something, i put it away so that i don't keep hemming and hawing, because otherwise i WILL keep hemming and hawing, and in the grand scheme of things a slightly different hue won't make or break you. :) it's not worth the stress!

  6. You've been super busy! So glad you all got a chance to take a break and enjoy summer!

  7. It sounds like you are doing exactly what you are supposed to do in the summer - enjoy family and relax. Choosing a paint color for a house sounds so hard - something I have never done before. I look forward to seeing what you decide.

  8. Londen, I'm sure whatever color you choose will be beautiful - you have a great eye! What a cutie patootie your little girl is in her pool! Enjoy the summertime.

  9. Well since the house is big, the paint color is huge when it gets it is scary and hard to tell until a big section is painted. The color sounds lovely, so try to go with it would be my advice. Sometimes we can overthink stuff.

  10. I am so happy you are having such a busy and fun summer!
    I say go with Amy @ maison decor's advice - love her home and would listen to her!
    Have a pretty day!

  11. Thanks for your comment on my friendship post. Blogging is such a surprising way to make friends! So much for my plan to blog for business reasons! :)

    I love your blog design by the way. And on the house color, I'd prolong the project if you aren't in love with the color. It's just such a huge surface (and not so easy or cheap to repaint thhe way a room would be). I hired a consultant to advise me because I was so nervous about getting it wrong...then didn't end up repainting at all! Crazy.

    Have a great day!