Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I’ve gotten a wild hair. Or hairs. You know.
First of all, thank you so much to those that commented on the last post about privacy and bloggy business. Your feedback was great and really brought me to a final decision (for now). There are extremes in blogging: too anonymous or waaaaay over sharing. A lot of the speculation falls on mommy blogs and their exposing intimate moments with their children all for a buck. Well, a mommy blog I’m not (and I make no dollars), but that doesn’t mean you won’t hear about and see my little or hear stories about my husband. And who doesn’t have a blog these days? I’ve decided the litmus test will be, “Would I let my grandma read this?” If the answer is no… it’s a no go for the internet. My Facebook is private, my Instagram may soon be as well. What makes the blog different? Less pictures of my kid and my family, more crappy DIY. Exciting, right?
Whew. Privacy panic attack finally over.
In other news… I’ve been dying to paint something in this house. I was dead set on painting the kitchen and living room but I can’t decide on a paint color and really the idea of painting these rooms (lots of cutting in and vaulted ceilings) with a quite mobile 7 month old around makes me very nervous. So instead, I set my sights on making the changes in Renner’s room. I think it was changing the curtains and sheets for white and removing the closet doors that really got me going. Right now, Renner’s room is absolutely destroyed. Look:
Not so bad you say?
There are 85 books in that corner.
At least most of the hanging clothes are hanging? That’s something… but let’s pay more attention to the first picture. I measured and taped the stripes, and with the laser level I now have in hand I should have them double checked today and start painting. I am so excited. I wanted these stripes (and a chalkboard wall) before but I’d never done it and time started ticking away. I had no idea how easy it really was. Given I don’t have paint on the wall yet and my change my story after tomorrow.
While looking for white paint for the stripes, I found the gallon of light grey that had been purchased for the kitchen when we bought paint for Renner’s room. Since I no longer plan to use that grey in the kitchen, enter wild hair #1. It’s a change from what I imagined but I tried that color out in the master bedroom and love it. Given, I think anything would be a change from the two shades of green currently in the room, but the grey would be great regardless. The plan now is to get the stripes done in Renner’s room, then paint the master. Then maybe a chalkboard wall, some bathroom cabinet painting…
We also had a storm come through a few weeks ago that ruined the big tree in our front yard. The tree was a sad tree anyway, since half of it was gone after an ice storm a few years ago but it finally had to come down. The problem is that our yard is wide open and you can see the front of the house from the street now and our landscaping is hot mess. It was bad before but now that you can really see it? U-G-L-Y… we have no alibi. Another wild hair? We’ve decided to do something about it. I need help in this area because I’m not necessarily a black thumb but I’m totally clueless with what to plant where and how to care for it. I’m researching some things now and look forward to sharing more about this in a bit.
And for today’s final wild hair (literally), I’m going to cut my hair off. Maybe a big chop. I love the idea of long hair and really love a long hair pony tail. However – my hair doesn’t really have any style right now besides hanging there and when you sport a pony every day, it’s not so cute any more. My kid also really likes to grab a hold of my pony tail and jerk. Hard. I used to always have short hair and I still want hair that is long enough to be pulled back. Other than that, I don’t know what kind of style or just how short I want to go. I need help. Offer suggestions, please! Share them with me on Facebook or tag me on Pinterest. I’m serious here.