Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Random Going On's Around Our House

Where do I even begin?  I feel like there are so many different things I wanted to show you all, but then again I feel like everything is a whirlwhind right now.  Time is just flying by so fast, and I'm having a hard time keeping up or maybe it's just that I'm having trouble staying focused on one thing.  haha  I did start decorating around the house for Halloween/Thanksgiving.  I do have a wreath on my door, a festive spread on the dining table made up of pumpkins and candles, and some other things around the house to make it feel like Fall.  I even made a yarn wreath I was going to show you and started a second one that I wanted to hang on our double front doors (still not quite ready).  So, the house was getting all cozy, BUT then this happened on Sunday:

Not the greatest pictures as I snapped them quickly with my phone, so they are a bit blurry, and just in case you can't really tell what's going on, my Sister-in-Law and I decided to paint my dining room!!...yes on a complete whim.  It was the first rainy day we've had in LONG time down here in south Texas, and while our hubby's were watching football, we jumped in the car, bought paint and supplies, and got busy painting the dining room.  That is just a start, I'm painting the whole downstairs!!  The faux finish has driven me crazy for two years since we bought the house, but hubby kept insisting he liked it, so when he finally said he was fine with us painting, we took full advantage!!

I can't wait to show you actual good before and afters  (you can see more pics of the dining room Before if you click here), and I can't wait to finish the rest of the painting. 

Oh yeah, also if you look in the first picture on the middle of the dining table, you can kind of see a hint of the candles and a pumpkin that I had for the fall decor on the table! Also, there is a white lantern that I just purchased on Saturday at Marshall's that I'll have to show you as well. We had some great finds!  So, that's it for now....just a little of this and a little of that...not too much going on around here, is there?  ;)



  1. Good luck with the painting! Can't wait to see the rooms come together.

  2. Why are guys so clueless!? My Hubs is the same way. Glad he gave you the ok to do your thing. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out!!

  3. Ah I'm sending good finds for the painting. Love your photos!

  4. Cannot wait to see the befores and afters! Painting can make a huge difference!! :)

  5. Tara I love your new lantern!! Have fun with the new paint color,I am excited to see the "after" photos!

    Oh I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway! I hope you will join! ( a great source as well)

    Art by Karena