Weekend ramblings

Bear with me folks, it’s one of those posts with no real point and not much focus. ;)

Excuse me while I ramble a bit.

You know the list? The one with a meeeellion projects I want to get done in less than 30 days? Well, I’ve been SUPER busy.

I’ve accomplished three things on the list and about ten that aren’t. That is how I roll. :)

I’m gearing up for a TON of painting and need to figure out the direction I’m going in the dining room. I have been meaning to go to the fabric store and just take some time checking out potential drapery fabrics that can serve as inspiration.

I was leaning toward a blue/grey color for the back of the built ins (the someday built ins) and it’s an awesome color. But then I saw this in House Beautiful:


And I can’t get that combo of colors out of my mind! I think the pink color is actually a little more red in the magazine. I can’t stop thinking about it and think it could be gorgeous as the background color for the bookshelves. (Here, let me say “think” one more time…think.)

I don’t want it to go girly, and I don’t want red, but I love the idea of an in between color like that. I just love that combo of cream, greys, brown and pinky red. It’s beautiful!

Speaking of paint, remember how much I loved the Sherwin Williams paint on the kitchen island? Well their paints are 30 percent off through the weekend if you are a preferred customer. (At least at my store.) All you have to do to become a preferred customer is give an email address! (I’m pretty sure anyway. I may know nothing.)

You bet I will be stocking up on the basement paint! Yay for deals!! Nay for painting the basement!!

And speaking of girly, did you hear Jessica Simpson had her baby girl this week? Did it feel like she was pregnant for 30 months to anyone else or was it just me? Congrats to her!

On a totally different note, I picked up two new-to-me books today, and I’m really looking forward to reading this one:

I’ve heard it’s excellent. Have you read it? I’m not big into non-fiction but every once and a while I find them very worthwhile. My hubby, on the other hand, only reads non-fiction! (I’m trying to get him to read Hunger Games to no avail.)

Thanks to you all, I have learned a TON about hydrangeas over the past 24 hours! (Check out this post for more info.) Today, thanks to the very helpful folks at a local nursery, I picked up a couple new hydrangea bushes and learned a bit more:


The staff at Andrea’s Garden Center (at 65 and Binford for you Indy folks) were super helpful. (Hey Mari! Waving wildly!) I replanted three of my sad, pathetic bushes today and have the two new ones in a spot where I think they will do well. I’ll be sure to give you an update on those soon! Cross your fingers! And toes.

Do you have any Cinco de Mayo plans? After the hubs and I are done at a high school function he has to attend, we are planning to get out for at least one margarita. It just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t -- gotta stay true to his heritage. :) (My father-in-law was from Mexico.)

I found this recipe the other day for margarita cupcakes and am gathering the ingredients and making them tomorrow:

Oh my goodNESS. I’m a marg girl so these sound divine to me. I’ll be sure to report back and let you know how they turn out. It’s my civic duty as a blogger you know. It’s rough, but someone’s gotta do it.

So, have you painted a wall pinkish? Tried the margarita cupcakes? Got a good non-fiction book you loved? Fun plans for the weekend? I’d love to hear!

If I don’t talk to you before then, have a fabulous weekend! Adios amigos! ;)

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