Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Love of Color

Several months ago when we started our kitchen remodel, I looked forward to having a very neautral kitchen/breakfast room. I envisioned these colors being the look that I wanted. Very neutral, beachy, cottagy white, you get the picture.

It took me very little time to realize that I was going to miss color. I mean colorful color! My daughter is one that loves color too, and was not going to let me go into neutral.

When we saw this rug, I went from neutral to lots of COLOR!

I 've had this fabric for a long time, and had even decided not to use it, however I have changed my mind. I will be adding some simple cafe curtains over the kitchen sink.


My little red recipe book with my favorite recipes will stay out to add a hint of color 

along with this cute little dishtowel that is hanging on the stove to add a few pops of color. Don't get me wrong. I love looking at a cottagy, white, beige, totally neutral room, they are beautiful, they just aren't for me. I am looking for some other ways to add color to this room. Artwork, etc?

So what are your thoughts on color, and what would you suggest to add just the right amount of color to my rooms? My room is pretty bare right now, especially the breakfast area. I hope to hop on those curtains pretty quick and show you what I come up with. For now, have a blessed day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's Been a Long Time!

Wow!! I have been away for a while! and I am not sure if there will be anyone out there to read. I have really needed some time away to refresh and think about exactly what it is that I want to do with this blog. I want the things that I share here to be helpful and encouraging and sometimes just fun, to those who are reading. We will start back with a little fun. I will give you a little hint about what I was up to last week.

We saw this.

Did a little bit of this.

This was the preferred mode of transportation.

Ate here.
And saw this cutie every day!

If you guessed we were vacationing at the beach you are right! I am missing those ocean breezes already, as we endure 100 degree temps here in south GA! We had a great time, and eventually Judah decided that he likes the beach too. He wasn't too sure at first, but my husband and I love spending time at the beach, so we figure we had  to get him started early. Next year it should be a little easier, when he has figured out that the sand is not there to eat.

I have some new posts planned that I hope will be helpful, practical, and sometimes like I said, just plain fun! I will be also trying to get together a little summer giveaway, so I hope you will hang in there with me. What about you? What has everyone been up to lately?
Have a blessed week!