Getting Back to Painting

Happy Friday!  I’ve been somewhat laid up after injuring my toe from the half marathon I ran (here).  It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve been able to put on close-toed shoes.  It sounds pathetic.  I get it.  It seriously hurts so badly though.  I haven’t been able to run since then, which is both good and bad.  It’s freed up quite a bit of time for me and I’ve gotten back to painting (woot!).  On the other hand, I feel sluggish during the day from not working out.  I can’t wait to get back to my normal routine.  BUT, until then, I am LOVING all that is getting done around our humble abode :)

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I picked up this little shutter for a couple of bucks a few months back.  It will look super cute painted white and will go in the master bedroom, I believe.

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Because I just can’t leave things alone, I decided to throw some paint up on the wall.  It really helps motivate me when I do this.  Having a spot like this on the wall will drive me a little crazy, so I tend to get the task done a lot sooner.  It used to drive the hubby nuts, but we’ve been married almost 10 years and he just kind of goes with the flow now.  It’s a white-ish/cream-ish color.  Very neutral and basic.  I like it.

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Say what?!  Am I painting everything???  Why yes.  Yes, I am.  And I like it. This will be a dresser for my Little Miss’s room.  She wasn’t a fan when I told her what I was doing, but now that it’s going white, she’s warming up to the idea.  It will be a space saver in her room.  The hubby is fully on-board with this one because he likes floor space.  Win-win :)

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When I’m not painting or doing home projects, I’ve been playing outside (and pulling loooots of weeds) with the kiddos.  This January has been so gorgeous.  I love it.  Life is good.

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The kiddos got these easels from my mom and dad for Christmas.  They get used so much throughout the day.  Great gifts!  This one is writing with his left hand here, but he also uses his right hand at times.

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He mostly uses his right hand when he eats though, so I’m guessing he’ll be right hand like his brother.  And yes, I did just give him the entire container of ice cream to eat out of.  I have no excuse, I just let him do it.  My house, my rules ;)

Well, that’s what I’ve been up to.  I can’t wait to post pics of all my projects completed.  Hopefully sooner than later.  The bathroom has been all prepped and the first coat of paint goes on tomorrow (would’ve been tonight, but Parenthood was on….pass the tissues please).  It’s a 90% chance of rain kind of day, so we’ll be stuck inside.  Sounds like a perfect day for painting :)  Have a great weekend and Go Seachickens Seahawks!  (I’m a Broncos fan, but they obviously didn’t make it.)  Oh ya, and the Super Bowl is here in Phoenix, so I’m locking myself inside to avoid the sea of people.  Yey for being an introvert!


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