Monday, August 21, 2006

More Happy Places...

So maybe it's that the kids are going back to school in just 1 mere day or maybe it's because my new cleaning lady just left and now my house looks and smells clean or maybe it's just because it's 75 and sunny, I don't know but I feel happy and want to share more happy places!

This is my oldest son's room. I love the way the three colors meet and how the glow in the dark stars look on the ceiling. This room was such a pain to paint that I told him that he will be getting married with his room looking exactly the way it does today...I will never paint it again!


Because our house was a "spec"sp? house we really didn't have that many different choices to make. We picked out cabinets, carpet and light fixtures. I loved looking for light fixtures! It became an obsession of mine.This is my bedroom light fixture...I searched the internet for 2 weeks to find this specific fixture and then even found matching bathroom ones! We haven't painted this room but it is first on the fall project list.



This is where the party always starts and ends. When the sun goes down we turn on the twinkle lights on the ceiling. This is where we have date night, where our family sits for dinner and where our friends drink wine and have long conversations that last into the night. I love the gazebo...it's like another room of my house.


My Most Happy Place... my bathroom with the door closed! No one is knocking, no one is crying, no one is shoving a note under the door...

14 comments:

Carol said...

I'm so glad you're home is clean, at least one of ours is... Hey, there's always tomorrow, or the day after that, or the day after that. I love all the colors of your beautiful home!

kkoois said...

i love your purple-blue bathroom. it made me happy when i used it.

Kristen said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your home! Beautiful colored walls that seem to reflect happiness and life. It all helped me picture where you do life. Lovely.

JD said...

love that corner in your son's room... just like my corner - see how happy it is? And the hard work to get it that way makes it even happier! Love seeing your house!

Mommy Brain said...

I'm so glad you all came for a visit!

Carol: Your house is never dirty...you may think it is...when that happens ask to see my basement...it will help with perspective. = )

kklois: Is that why you stayed in there so long? Just kidding...so glad you could join us for a swim.

Kristen: I so badly want you to actually set foot in my house, cyberspace is not good enough my friend. I would love to see where you do life too!

jd: come some Wednesday morning...please. The corner looks better in person if you promise to overlook the boxers on the floor.

Carol said...

I want to be under that gazebo right now!

Melissa :) said...

Your house is just beautiful! Love all the colors. We are going to be painting colors in our entire house too! Someday. ;)

How peaceful your backyard is! So soothing. Love the pretty gazebo. I'd be out there a lot, too. :)

Carol said...

8-24-06 I wanna be under that gazebo right now! (I missed you this Wednesday!)

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Carol said...

8-25-06 I wanna be under that gazebo right now. oh yeah, I was today, but I'd still like to be there even now!

Melissa again :) said...

Ok, so how do you paint corners, when to different colors are coming together? Like in your son's room? I'm fixing to have to do that...& I'm not sure I can! :)

Carol said...

8-27-06 I wanne be under that gazebo right now having a Miller Lite!

Melissa yet again :) said...

FYI -

HGTV is my most favorite channel. I'm a junkie. :) I love watching Divine Design with Candace. One night in her design, she took "standard" doors (such as your bathroom door) & painted them! Whoa doggie! What a concept! They were gorgeous & looked so completely different. She happened to paint them brown, in this particular episode. Anyway, I can't wait to paint some of mine! Who woulda thunk? :)

Amanda said...

OK, enough with the happy places already! I need something else to look at!!! :P