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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Life in Color

Black and white pictures are beautiful. Classic. Chic.

. . .but there's no color.

I realized today - how much I value color in my home. If you've been reading the blog for a while, you know that when we moved to the new house, every room (except bathrooms) got painted. . . a color. Sage green, seafoam green, sandy beige, cotton candy. (I really cannot remember the names of all the colors, but you get the idea)

Life in color is so vivid.

This morning, as Caroline was eating her breakfast, I was struck by the colors. She loves Trix yogurt. I love that she loves yogurt. She always has "ohs" (cheerios) and "woops" (fruit loops) with the multi-colored Trix yogurt. Her juice cup changes colors, so they range from blue to orange to green to purple to pink.

Life in color.

Edison was unloading the dishwasher for me. He was wearing his Old Navy pajama pants - red tartan plaid, with a bright red t-shirt. Set against the "Americana" blue (I remember that color name) of my kitchen walls, and the warm oak cabinets, I saw color.

Life in color.

It's so much more vibrant than black & white.

And yet, as I consider decorating my living room with pictures of the family, I'm leaning toward black and white shots of us, in black frames, matted simply with white.

. . . I'm a girl, that's why.

I am also a girl that tends to wait out a trend and see if it's going to work. I didn't jump headlong into scrapbooking right away. I knew about Creative Memories for at least a year before I attended my first class. Now? Well, I'm addicted.

As of today I own my first pair of crocs. Brown crocs. Yes, I know. . .after the first half of this entry, you'd expect me to have bought fuscia or lime green crocs, but there's only so much "froo froo" this 43-year old mom can do.

I like 'em. I'm still wearing them, in fact. They're comfortable. I have a very wide (fat) foot. . .so I wasn't sure that I could wear them. I don't just buy shoes off the rack. But, so far, they're fitting, and my toes aren't tingling. So, I take that as a good sign. They're nice around the house.

Oh, and speaking of houses. . . .we're showing our for a 2nd-walk through this afternoon. A dear, sweet friend is doing some handy man work around the house (fixing a rotting windowsill, painting trim, etc.). Realtor says that looks good to prospective buyers. Say a prayer.

I guess that's it. I need to go unload pictures from the camera, and take a few more pictures of recently-hung pictures. I'm very pleased with our progress last night. We managed to hang my iron/ironing board holder, a plastic bag receptacle, three samplers, one painting, and one print. Watch for an update later today.
Life is good on this colorful Thursday. Live in color. You won't regret it.



Anonymous Beth's Daughter :o) said...

Caroline looks so BIG and grown-up in that last shot of her. Wow! :o)

5:15 PM  
Blogger Mellykat said...

Bright and beautiful blog entry.

Glad to hear that all in your house is well hung.

Praying for a speedy house sale...

Melly :)

7:05 PM  
Blogger Helen Hancock said...

Angie strikes again! I shall walk around today noticing all the colour! Your life is certainly a rainbow my friend! Great blog! Fingers crossed for the house! Have a great weekend when it comes your way Angie

8:16 PM  
Blogger They Cry Peace said...

Did I read that correctly? Was that TRIX yogurt? TRIX? Am I prophetic or what?

9:24 PM  
Blogger Yummers! said...

I think Caroline and I have the same hair-do and the same kind of hair. Looks better on her! She's so sweet.
I will add you to my prayers that you sell your house quickly.

That was a neat blog today. It was written so well. A budding author??
But, I agree... I love color

Off to gather clothes for the weekend. I think I'm going to have to get up early tomorrow and iron clothes so that I can 'gather them'.
Have a wonderful weekend?

11:34 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I'm jealous.

Good post - liked the color theme, the pix were good, the writing catchy.

But I want Crocs. I can't find them in men's sizes. I'm wearing bad-fitting K-mart sandals, but what I want is Crocs.

And you might want to correct the mis-print on your age. Seems to be about four years high. Must be them leap years or something.

1:21 AM  
Blogger That Chick Over There said...

Crocs! I'm so proud of you!!!

3:04 PM  
Blogger 20Birds said...

i am hopeless blogging friend... i will eventually respond to the tagging, and been absent forawhile hhere, but mostly i wanted you to know that i am so proud of caroline for her snetence... that is what has kept my heart singing over hte past few days of chaos and it is not alll over yet here, but until things settle down and i write to you properly, thanks for telling me... it has delighted me over and over, when i least expect makes me perky

9:44 AM  

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