:: Powder Room - Re-re Done ::

:: So, I heard that Ralph Lauren paint was no longer being sold at Home Depot as they are now carrying Martha Stewart's line of paint {that woman is everywhere!}. So the other night when Paul and I were in the States we thought we should pop into Home Depot and see if they had any cans left, they did and so we quickly decided on the colour gray we wanted for our room and bought two cans of the interior flat - they were $13.00/can! "Start the car!!! Start the car!!!" I was so stinkin' excited as we've {okay, I} have wanted to paint our room gray since I got new Restoration Hardware bedding for our room back in November {currently it's painted a greenish gray} - so what better time to get the paint, then when it's half off! ::

:: I also told Mr. L that I wanted to paint the powder room again - originally when we first renovated the house, I painted it a light sea green colour, sticking with the light beachy type decor I wanted...who knew my taste would change so much in just 2.5 years! ::
:: This is what the powder room looked like at 1:00 pm on Monday afternoon ::
:: It's nice, light and lovely, except it has bothered me since we moved in that the counter that we ordered for the washroom, looked purple with the green on the walls, instead of grey, black with a bit of brown ::
:: Here we are all ready to paint, cut in first, then roll..it was 1:45 pm on Monday ::

:: And as of 3:30pm on Monday afternoon, this is how we looked {please note I had already touched up the marks that 'the coach' put on the walls} ::
:: I told Paul that I was going to do it, but since he knew how the boys were this morning he didn't figure that I would have gotten to the painting...but the first thing he does after he greets us when he gets home is go to the washroom and wash his hands, boy was he pleasantly surprised! ::
:: He absolutely loves it and so do I! Our house has had some pretty crappy wall touch ups over it's 30 years, and the dark colour doesn't help mask it's issues, so it's not perfect; but nor are we! Ha ha! ::
:: Now, onto the artwork above the toilet, the lovely oval print I have just doesn't go anymore. So I'm at a bit of a loss ::
:: On a whole different note, my neighbour has asked us to help her clear out her house of all the junk and we came across these gems and she gave them
to us, score! ::
:: So maybe I can integrate them into our new powder room, after all don't we all read the paper while on the throne?!?! ::
:: Have a fabulous Tuesday y'all and if you haven't entered the contest from Monday
click here ::

:: I'll be back later to post about our Fly Beau ;) ::


:: My Monday + A Giveaway ::

:: Well, this is what we faced early this morning ::

:: The boys received a new Canucks hockey stick -- we heard them playing with it and thought "oh, isn't that nice that they are playing so nice and not fighting?" --- yeah. Jacob was the one who instigated this one, and told us just that. When Mr. L headed down the stairs to see why they were laughing so hard and came across the two culprits, Jacob said I gave Cole the eggs and he hit's 'em real hard. Mr. L didn't laugh. He disciplined the kids and I laughed and cleaned up the eggy mess. The coach and hockey player had time out in their rooms while we cleaned up the floor ::
:: I had to Lysol the floor and then steam clean it twice with my steam mop to get all the egg up - oy! And that was just the start of the most terrible Monday we've had in a very long time. My mom called this afternoon to see how I was; I said you don't understand, I'm sure she understands though! Our kids are going through a very busy time of toddler-hood and it ends up in hurt feelings, broken toys, too much time spent in time out, and usually a black eye or bruise. It's all a season, so I can laugh about it -- but heaven help us if this carries on much longer! ::
:: So since today has been trying on me, I thought it would be a good day to give something away. It always feels good to give something away and concentrate on the blessings I have {instead of the marks in my fresh painted walls from the 'coach'}...ahem. So all y'all have to do is write a little comment and you could be entered to win this hard cover copy of Family First by Dr. Phil McGraw. When my parent's were going through their books that they were giving away they found it and my Mom thought I could give it away {thanks Marm!}. Apparently my parents read it and since we're all a lost cause {just kidding} they don't need it for reference. I will say that obviously they read it in a tropical climate as I found some sand in the back binding -- Sand & tropical climate not included in the giveaway ;) ::
:: Now, I'll leave you with the sweetest little picture of my boys. They have wanted to sleep together the past few nights and the other night when we were going to bed this is how we found them. What fun little guys they are, the coach and the hockey player...I am blessed. I have to tell you the first thought that entered my mind when I saw all the eggs on the floor was "crap, I should have bought some eggs when I was in the states last night!!" apparently the whole event was not half as amusing to Mr. L :) ::

:: Happy Monday Y'all -- The cut off for entering the contest will be Friday night @ 11:00 pm ::

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