This is our guest room/office. I feel like I talk about it a lot? Oh well, I’m all about that yellow+grey. It makes the room happy enough, but now we’re thinking about painting.
Yesterday I saw this Young House Love post about their bold, dark teal paint color, I couldn’t help but think oohh… that might look awesome on the walls of our grey with yellow pops room (that also has lots of light with two windows). I may be crazy. When it’s painting time some day, we shall see. What color do you think would work in that room?
In other news, I’m guest posting at Oh What Fun – an adorable and helpful blog that I’ve followed since I started blogging – because sweet Ashley is about to have a baby girl! My first post (back when it was still cold outside!) was on Etsy finds to help chase away winter blues. (Fun memory – the first online giveaway I ever won was actually from Ashley!)
This spring I also have several friends having babies (my best friend is being induced this week!) and it’s been SO fun watching them prepare. And, I am utterly and unapologetically susceptible to baby fever. So, when I see an idea for kids’ rooms, sewing projects for nurseries, etc. – like this family portrait idea – I save them in my “When I’m a momma someday” Pinterest board. That may be odd, but it makes me happy.
Lastly, I very highly recommend this post from the Girl Talk blog quoting a Piper article called “Talking to Your Tears.” I’ve been emotionally up and down more than usual the past couple of weeks, and trying to work through the root causes while still tackling work 8-5 then laundry and dishes and blah, blah, real life like everybody deals with – it’s felt hard lately. The advice from that post was really life-giving:
So here’s the lesson: When there are simple, straightforward jobs to be done, and you are full of sadness, and tears are flowing easily, go ahead and do the jobs with tears. Be realistic. Say to your tears: ‘Tears, I feel you. You make me want to quit life. But there is a field to be sown (dishes to be washed, car to be fixed, sermon to be written). I know you will wet my face several times today, but I have work to do and you will just have to go with me. I intend to take the bag of seeds and sow. If you come along then you will just have to wet the rows.”