My Honeypie Keeps Us All Safe.

Yes, he does. Safe from the paint-color-crazed-alisha. She’s like a monster that lives under your bed, except she doesn’t just come out at night. She’s always out, and sometimes, she gets out of control. Then My Honeypie saves us all by saying, “I will not live in a pink house…but you can have a pink door if you really want it.”

He’s so good!

So I wasted some more time and came up with some more logical paint solutions for our house.

"Inhale"

"Exhale"

"Paradise Blue" I know, I know, the pink door is out of control, but again, I couldn't help it.

"River Mist"

"Antique Blue"

I think my favos are “Inhale” and “River Mist.” We’ll see what the Honeypie has to say.

Best. Ever.

This week I have found the best time-wasting websites EVER! (aside from Pinterest that is).

They are:
Polyvore
where you can do stuff like this:

Put together outfits! Online! I heart clothes and design!

and the Color Selector from Valspar at Lowes.

I’ve been making outfits and painting houses all week.

With the color selector you can virtually paint rooms (haven’t tried this yet) or choose a type of house and paint the exterior! (have tried this–so fun!)

Our house is an old Victorian, so I chose one of their three pictures and went nuts.

I absolutely love these, but I’m not sure if My Honeypie would go for any of them:

"Sea Tickle"

"Coral Banks"

"Chalk Pink"

"Glacier Ice"

Some more mellow ideas:

"Italian Ice"

"Ivory Brown"

"Antique Blue"

"Cinema Screen"

Outrageous:

"Roasted Chestnut"

"Watermelon Slice"

"Iced Berry"

"Bright Red"-Fourth of July house!

"Amber Rose"

Now, I know I previously said that we already chose the paint colors we want for our house…but I may have changed my mind 🙂

Winter Makes Me…

I don’t know. I don’t love Winter. I love things about Winter; like hot chocolate, Christmas, New Years, lights, glitter, and candy canes.

By the way, I’ve been eating candy canes wrong my entire life! I used to suck on the end and make it into a pointy tip (to fight people with) and then I would break it off and eat it.

WRONG!
So wrong.

How to Eat a Candy Cane:
Just bite the thing and crunch it to death in your mouth.

The end.
Much more satisfying than making it into a pointy sword where you will inadvertently slice your tongue.

Anyway…House Update! Things will probably be a little bit slow between here and February-ish, what with preparing for baby/having baby/fighting bitter cold/funds/school/whatever else gets in the way. Which means I may or may not be posting on this very much. Who knows!

Consider yourself notified.

But! This will give us time to clean, I guess? I hate cleaning. On the upside-all of the nails are finally hammered in or pulled out in all of the rooms except for the ceilings. Yay! We finished off the rest of the wire My Honeypie got for *free* and I finished foaming the windows.

Yessssssssss.

Also, I am feeling especially grateful to everyone who has helped thus far, or those who even have had the thought of helping. I don’t think we can say, “thank you”, enough.

So thank you, to all of you!

You da best.

Update!

I don’t have any pictures…ugh. I love pictures! but here is what’s up:

My Honeypie started the electrical. YAY! He has the second living room completely wired and is just a circuit shy of being done with the kitchen. We also bought all of the can lights we will need for our house. (Yay, Home Depot!) I cannot even explain how happy this makes me! Exclamation points for everyone!!! It’s just how I feel inside right now.

My Honeypie has started finding me pregnant-friendly tasks to do, such as fill in window gaps with foam. Which I actually really enjoy. Weird! If you don’t know what I’m talking about this is pretty much what it looks like:

Ta-da! I believe I have seven windows left to do. Then I’ll get to do some more window caulking, but on the inside of the house.

It’s so amazing the difference new windows make. They really sound proof our house. I can’t wait to hear what it sounds like when we actually have insulation and sheet rock.

Our goal is to be able to move into our home in April 2012–Happy Anniversary gift to us!