Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Parties and Painting

The party was a success! Kaitlyn had a great time and the girls all did a great job on their bracelets. We had 12 girls come, so 13 counting Kaitlyn. Since I stay at home with Aidan it was nice to actually get to meet her friends from school. They are all a very nice and diverse group of girls. Kaitlyn had a wonderful time, and they all went home with some beautiful creations. I would love to post the picture of all the girls and their bracelets, but I don't have permission from their parents to post it on the internet, so I think it best not to. So, you will just have to take my word on it :0)
Another thing I am excited about is that I finally took the plunge and painted my kitchen. Just 3 walls, but I really think that it makes things "pop". I have been thinking about it for a long time and on the way home from church on Sunday we stopped at lowes and bought the paint (only 1 gallon and I didn't even use all of it). It went pretty quick and I love the results!
I am now looking for window treatments, which I think will really finish the whole room. I feel like I am finally starting to make this house our "home". Pictures are finally being framed and hung on the walls, and things are being painted in our colors and it is just feeling homey now. Amazing what a gallon of red paint and a few hours will do for your home.
Next we are planning on doing our bedroom.
Aaron found some really neat black and white pictures of Italy and France at world market that I plan to get black frames for. So, we are still in the discussion phase for this one, but I think we are going to try our hand at a French country look...
And on one last note...We have girl scouts tonight. Kaitlyn is excited because cookie sales are starting on Saturday. We aren't allowed to sale online, but let me just say if you are in the market for some I know of an excellent source!


WowMom said...

Your kitchen looks really pretty - I love the contrast of colors.
(Why don't you post a picture of Kaitlyn's bracelet so we can see her creation?)
Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

Stacy said...

Shannon that looks great! The party sounds like it was lots of fun. By the way, I will take some cookies. How much are they this year? I want 2 mints, 2 shortbread and 1 of those caramel coconut things.

Kim Hamrick said...

Sounds like Kaitlyn's party was a huge success. Glad you got to put the faces with the names. I give a big KUDOS to you for thinking of such a great idea for a party!!

I LOVE your kitchen! That red is beautiful! What paint is it and what color? It's amazing what a little color can do. You should enjoy spending time hovering over the stove now! LOL! You can look at your wall and smile! It really looks fabulous. Can't wait to see what window treatments you come up with.

Lilian said...

I love your kitchen Shannon! The red is soooooo vibrant! I wish I had the guts to do some painting in my house. You did a fantastic job with it!!