Coloring it all in

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We closed on the house this afternoon! Closing went as well as I possibly could have imagined, with an added bonus of our monthly payment being $125 less than we had estimated it would be (due to our overestimating taxes and insurance). How cool is that?

After closing, we came home and got a picnic dinner and Chance and went and spent the evening at the new house. We finally had the chance to run from room to room, holding paint swatches up against the wall, and we choose our colors.

The living room is currently painted a very light gray, with built-in bookcases painted dark blue. We are repainting the bookcases, because I don't like the shade they are and because the paint is in bad shape, and painting one wall (an "accent wall," as they say.) The book cases will be Blue Reef (scroll down to see it) and the accent wall will be Beach Purple (again, scroll down).

The hall is currently lavender and it's awful and must go immediately. We wanted something to blend all of the other rooms together, so we picked Dream Catcher. The trim will be white.

Our bedroom is currently the grossest sponge-painted yellow you could imagine. It is a beautiful little room, with French doors that look out to the yard, and we want a mellow, peaceful feel, so we choose Eeyore's Rain Cloud (bottom left-yep, it's from the Disney Behr collection). The trim here will be white as well.

We wanted to keep the color in the spare bedroom mellow and peaceful as well (it is currently a different, but no less nauseating, lavender than the hall)l, so we choose Contemplation, with white trim.

Finally, the office is in the front of the house and has bigger windows and more light than the other two rooms, plus it isn't meant to be a bedroom, so won't need to be as peaceful (and it's far from it right now, painted bright lime green). We went back to our living room color ideas there, choosing Cozumel (second row from the bottom). The trim there will be white, too.

What do you think?

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Ode to consumerism

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Today on WINOW, a list of things I am loving recently:

  • Bath and Body Works' new Cherry Blossom collection. Smells so good, so light and so different than other stuff, and it reminds me of cherry blossom trees, which are seriously one of my favorite things of all time. I am particularly enamored with the whipped body cream and the bath bubbles. Enamored enough, actually, that I am saddened to see they will only be available for a limited time. I may even go back and buy some more to stockpile.
  • The Clarks Eliot. I love these so much I have them in both black and brown, and if I could find them in my size in ketchup or purple, I'd have those too. They look cute, they go with everything, and they are so comfortable.
  • Jockey bra style 4701. Best. bra. ever. No wire, incredibly comfortable, and still reasonably attractive. Love it.
  • Mix and match bridal seperates. No, I am not having a wedding, or even going to be in one, but I love this concept, plus I think it is fun to play with.
  • Loretta Lynn's Jack White-produced album, Van Leer Rose. I can't stop listening to it.
  • Lane Bryant's Lafayette sateen cropped pants. They come in awesome colors (even though the black ones are the only ones I actually like on me) and they have an awesome pseudo-50's style, plus they don't make me feel like a walrus.
  • The Austin Goodwill. I could so go here every day. And sometimes I do.
  • Bitch magazine. I read the last issue cover to cover, and damn it was good! Gotta remember to renew that subscription.
  • The Behr paint website. I am so close to deciding on the colors for our new house. Really. I swear.

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