Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer Catch Up!

I've shared this sweet little list here on the blog before. I love this list because I feel like it's the best way to catch up with all of you, with what is on my mind and in my heart! We have been enjoying our summer, being outside and soaking in the summer sun. We are getting ready for our last vacation of the summer next week, with lots of day trips and fun activities planned, as well as our FIRST day ever to school. I'll talk a little bit more about it further down, but our first born is starting kindergarten next week. And we are very excited. It's full day, in our towns tiny elementary school, and I can't wait to see what this new adventure brings for him. So here is what I've been up to:

Loving: This sweet moment between my hubby and our little girl. He took her out on her FIRST date, and she adored the entire night. He picked her flowers from our yard, took her to a fancy restaurant, and they ended the night dancing in the parking lot. She was on cloud 9, and completely in love with her daddy.

Reading : I'm just about done with it, and only because I'm not the most consistent reader is why I haven't finished it already. But I am thoroughly enjoying The Nester's book, and all the insight she shares. It's so true, that if you enjoy her blog, you will L.O.V.E. her book!

Waiting : To go Apple Picking. I realize this isn't available to everyone across the country, but here it's a big event. And one I look forward to bringing the kids to year after year. I don't know what they enjoy more, the adventure of picking apples, the freedom to eat any apples while picking, or enjoying the celebratory pie that's made once we get home.

Excited About: First Day of Kindergarten!! As I said in the beginning our little boy is gearing up to start Kindergarten at the end of next week. We live in a rural town, and our public school offers full day kindergarten, which he is quite excited about!!

Using: Instagram! A lot!! I love catching up with people on IG, and if you haven't connected with me yet on there, join me! It's the main way I stay in touch right now :) Here's my July IG favorites.

Working On: Recent yard sale finds. Busy painting these bad boys, and trying out Country Chic Paint for the first time. Have to say, I'm loving it!

Wearing: So you all are aware of my love for white. I don't know why I waited so long to try an all white manicure. It is my new favorite summer color :) I shared it on IG, just in case you missed it, I included it here.

Planning : A Home Decor Line, a new website, an online boutique, launching all 3, switching to wordpress, and building my inventory. More on all of that to come soon!

Singing: You Make Me Brave by: Bethel. This album has been on repeat since the beg of June, and I'm still loving every minute of it!

Dreaming Of : So much more!! We have so many exciting things on the horizon, along with my husbands busy season at work, and I know some of you aren't even there yet, but as a decorator I'm always planning the next season, and next up for me is holidays, my favorite time of the year :)

With summer winding down, one more vacation, and back to school, I will back to a more regular schedule on here soon!! I have lots of things planned for this little ol' blog, until then, you can stay in touch with me on Instagram (roomsforrent).

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paint Colors in Our House

Finally getting around to compiling a lovely little list for you of all the colors I've painted in my house. And since I'm currently in the process of painting a new room, this list will continue to be updated overtime. Let me just tell you, I love different colors of paint! Honestly, picking paint colors, or just looking at different paint colors is one of my favorite things to do. You could say I get a little obsessive about finding just the right color, in just the right shade, it can totally be a downfall for me, because it can take me longer to find that perfect shade of light tan-beige-kaki-grey, but the plus side is I will find it, and when I do I'm happier with the outcome. Most of these pictures you have probably seen before, but I find it easiest to share colors when you have a picture that goes with it!

  1st Color
 Shaker Beige : Benjamin Moore

2nd Color (current)

Grey Owl : Benjamin Moore
To read more about our kitchen transformation click here.

Downstairs Bath:
Tan Stripe : Shaker Beige (like in previous kitchen photo)
White Strip : Right off the shelf in the can white paint (no name sorry)
{You can read all about this project here}


Mindful Grey : Sherwin Williams
{To view this transformation click here.}

Dining Room:

Wood Smoke by: Glidden
Ok, so I know most of you are probably thinking, that looks exactly like the last color, Mindful Grey. But I assure it's not. It's just a bit darker than Mindful Grey, and you can see in the photo below because they are the two colors I painted my first strips with. 

Darker grey stripe : Wood Smoke
Lighter grey stripe : Mindful Grey
{To read about this project click here.}

Living Room:
 1st color
Wasabi Powder by: Behr
The perfect subtle shade of muted green. 
{To see the first before & after click here.}

2nd Color (current)

Halo by: Benjamin Moore
After longing for something more neutral, and not convinced I could go all white,
this did the trick for me. The perfect beige-grey, with subtle green undertones, that changes slightly depending on the lighting through out the day. I love it, and it will be here to stay for awhile. 
{To see more photos from this transformation click here.} 

Master Bedroom:

Abingdon Putty by: Benjamin Moore
{To read about our DIY Board & Batten click here.}

2 color (current)

Hazy Skies : Benjamin Moore

I know in photos it looks like the exact some color. However the 2nd color has more of a grey undertone. They are the same exact shade, Hazy Skies just has more of a grey feel to it.
To see our Master Bedroom click here.

Home Office:

Hazy Skies : Benjamin Moore
For more of our home Office details, check out this post.

Kids Room:

Jogging Path (lightened 50%) : Sherwin Williams
I really wanted a nice neutral grey for our kids room transformation. To get all the details about their shared space, check out this post.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

This Week's Top Pins

You might have seen on Facebook, but we are on full blown vacation mode this week. The hubby is off from work, and we are soaking up every bit of summer we can, and consuming lots of rest and family time. So far we have enjoyed an extended weekend at the beach, which was pure bliss to wake up to the sound of the ocean everyday! As well as lots of fun summer activities and day trips. Today I have some of my most recent favorite pins from Pinterest lined up for you. 
So just sit back and enjoy the eye candy! 
via : Birmingham Home & Garden

via : Joss & Main

via : Better Homes & Garden

via : Fason Blog

via : honestlywtf

via : honestlywtf

Friday, July 18, 2014

Get to Know Me!

I'm sharing over at Beneath my Heart today, a little bit more about myself. If you are new around here, or have seen glimpse's of our home on Instagram or Pinterest, I thought I would take some time to tell you a little bit more about myself. I know sometimes it's always hard to get to know someone you don't meet in person, and only see online. So today I thought I would give you guys a look behind the curtain. Stop by and say Hi!! I hope you are having a wonderful Summer!! We leave tomorrow for a mini - beach vacation,  and I will be sure to share some summer fun on Instagram (roomsforrent). If you are visiting from Beneath My Heart, WELCOME!! I hope you stay awhile and take a look around!

Happy Friday!!