Family room makeover!

I've been promising my family forever to finally post some pictures of our family room makeover (which continued in the entry & up the stairs). It all began when my friend Melia offered to paint in exchange for piano lessons after I told her I'd love to have a change! I helped a little :) Secretly I was also planning to get BJ a flatscreen for his birthday. He's drooled over them for years but never caved it. Time for our old 11 yr TV to go. So, I'm loving the change. It's much brighter than before. Sometime I'd like to find a fun rug. I love moving things around, changing things up. Also, love what a little paint can do.

Family Room before, the only pic I could find...this is at night so it looks even darker.
Painted it over 5 years ago. Just felt like a fresh change.

Here is the new entry by the stairs, the paint color used to be a pale yellow, now its the same tan as my kitchen.

Family room, two walls are a beige/gray color. Love how it brightened things up
and my little accessories *pop* a little more.

I LOVE this blue/green color...a lighter muted shade of turquoise kind of...called "Smokey Slate" from Home Depot. I already had the deep orange pillows but found the Paisley orange & turquoise pillows at Home Depot (they are actually outdoor pillows...even better for little kids!).

Furniture is still all the same, just the new tv *Yay*.

Here is up close of the pillow that inspired the colors of the room. Love it.

The other couch & up the stairs (used to be the same pale yellow). Back to neutrals on the walls with a little color. Hello spring! There you go. I'm loving it and for the first time in a long time I don't want to move things around! Now I just want to find a great rug and maybe recover a few floor pillows in a fun print. All in time...


It's a boy!!!

Hey everyone! I just found out this weekend that I'm expecting a baby boy. We are thrilled! I'm 20 weeks now and feeling less sick...hooray! I'm totally showing. It doesn't look it much here for some reason but believe me, I am! :)

The toughest part for me this time around is how exhausted I feel and my legs and feet get pretty sore. Just a bit more worn out than I remember with past pregnancies. I guess my body is letting me know that I'm not in my 20's any more and having my 1st or 2nd...I'm 32 and in my 6th pregnancy! It's feels so strange saying that. That's quite a few! When the ultrasound technician asked me what pregnancy this was and how many live births and realized I have had only 1 miscarriage I got "The look". It's pretty funny. I get that "look" lot's around here. People think we're absolutely nuts! Oh well. It's definitely feeling like this will be my last baby. I've never had that feeling before with any of the others. I've felt like there was another boy waiting to come to our family and so this is a sweet surprise. You never know...but for now, I'm feeling like 5th and final. :)
Oh! For those buddies in So Cal I really want to put a plug for one of my best buddies Mique, who is hosting a fabulous event in San Diego. It's a one day art and craft show dedicated to all the best of San Diego! May 1st, 2010. Come check them out! To see the list of their vendors, check out their blog: thequeenbeemarket.blogspot.com


Another Freebie! Dress from Shabby Apple

Hey everyone! We have another business wanting to do a give away on our ForSaleByMormonblog: Shabby Apple is giving away this dress to a lucky winner. Wanted to invite my girls to get in on it if you're interested. Just click here to get to the blog and see the details. Wish I could enter! So Cute.