Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hello.

I'm wearing my retainer that I haven't worn for years. It kinda hurts. Avery thinks I sound pretty funny too. Quincey is fast asleep dreaming of rainbows & giggles. Avery & I are hanging out in my half-painted office. I chose the color Sun Washed Blue by Ralph Lauren after admiring it at my favorite place to meet for lunch with Britney & Erin called Flour Girls and Dough Boys. It's not only totally cute but yuummmmy!!


Photo courtesy of Jessie Alexis Photography


I picked up these delicious treats from there. This weekend I took a little break from the computer, enjoyed the rain, cuddling under a blanket with a good book and listened to Conference. I needed to stop refreshing iGoogle and refresh myself instead-it was fantastic!

I don't know why I love taking pictures of food-specifically treats. Maybe it's so I can enjoy them longer than the .2 seconds it takes me to eat them. :)


This is what my office looks like. I did as much as I could while waiting for Collin to get home and move stuff for me. Okay... maybe I was just being a tad too lazy to do all the hard work of painting. Including taping, cleaning off my desk and taking off the outlet covers so, I just painted around everything. Yes, I'm a dork. :) Hope you're having a fabulous week thus far!

40 comments:

MandieGirl said...

Looks cute!!! (all of it)

Veronica said...

It'll be just perfect when complete!! I'm jealous. ;-)

Alicia said...

can't wait to see it finished! you'll have to share the name of the color!

Simply Vintagegirl said...

I really like the walls the way they are right now. ;) Cute colors - actually they are two of my favorites and very similar to the ones that are on my blog:
www.simplyvintagegirl.com/blog/

Thanks for your inspirational pictures!

Blessings,
Miss Emily Rose

Mrs. M said...

i love reading your blog and i love listening to your playlist. you have great taste in music. will you post your top 5 albums that you think everyone should listen to. Thanks so much. Courtney

Mrs. M said...

i love reading your blog and i love listening to your playlist. you have great taste in music. will you post your top 5 albums that you think everyone should listen to. Thanks so much. Courtney

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

Chris and I love your blog. You are just the most darlingest thing if that is even a word. Love ya sis

And U Jest said...

It's going to be wonderful and light and airy... and BEAUTIFUL when you get it all done... the white furnishings with the "tiffany" blue walls...Scrumptious!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the color! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Aartee said...

Very cute...you are such an inspiration and everytime I read your blog I get in the mood to create something!

angie worthington said...

liz, too funny about the retainer..i know that i can not even get mine in anymore...

maybe, you should become a food photographer for magazines & cookbooks!..that would be cool...

your studio/office is going to look fantastic when you get the painting finished!..can't wait to see the end results!

Laura Looooo said...

hahaha...that pic of you totally cracks me up! sweet paint job :-) have fun!

Crystal said...

Looks great and you kill me with your "i'm lazy" thing..I would do the same thing! :) And I'm with you on the sweets thing, too! HA Have a great week!

Bonnie Young said...

I love the color, will you post where you got your paint from, so us copy cats might get a hold of it please oh please! Its really pretty!!!

Allie said...

I am loving it!! It'll be beautiful. Painting is such hard work. :( I used to love it but after remodeling our house, not so much anymore!

Sara Ancich said...

You are supposed to take off outlet covers??? oops... hee hee hee. Love the color... it says "happy".

Anonymous said...

My craft room is also yellow and I've been dreaming of this aqua - ish blue color I saw on walls in the movie Mama Mia. It looks so relaxing! I see you like to "put the cart before the horse" like I do. Have fun!

Cat said...

Nice color. It's so you. I love your scrap pages and your blog.

Holly said...

I love that color! So bright and cheery! I think our husbands need to work less...what do you think?!? Can't wait to see what it looks like when you're all done:o)

Jason and Amy said...

Flour Boys & Dough Girls is the BEST! I won't let the new Paradise Bakery sway me away from the sandwich place that I love.....

joybear said...

Very fun colors!! and fun photo too..good luck painting!

Sharon said...

I love that color. I used to have it on three of my bedroom walls (back when I was single) and I love how cheery it made everything look. I paired it down with some Ralph Lauren covers, pillows, curtains...it all looked so cute and happy. Even my bathroom shower curtains coordinated with the stuff in my room LOL! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did while I had it on my walls :)

Krys72599 said...

Can you do a blog entry about your studio/office? When it's done, I guess, would be a good time...
I'm in the middle of creating a scrapping space for me in our new guest room and am hungry for ideas...

Anonymous said...

I love readng your bog and I am constantly inspired by your ideas. You are a couple of years younger thaan me but I feel like you have done Waaayyyy more in life. I just got married this summer and I am 29. I have been an art teacher for the past 5 years so I guess that keeps me busy! This may seem like too personal of a question but how do you stay do damn skinny...you just had a baby and you talk about munching on sweets quite often.....what is your secret???
Is there anyway you would share a Day-in-the-life-of experience with us????
Thanks

Bee said...

Cool color!♥

Kim said...

I'd love to have you give us a deeper peek into your organization process. Everything looks so cute and fresh. I need specific instructions like: baskets from Target, etc. I'll cross my fingers that you'll blog about this when you finish painting and want to show off your lovely room!

Susie said...

Love all the pictures in your post and the color you're painting your office. I think I could post something very similar soon, as we are painting two bedrooms next week. And we have a bakery nearby ("Sensational Bites") that make the same cute flower-frosted cupcakes. They do take all of half a second to eat :)

Jamie said...

I think you should leave it just like that. :)

Mailed your package a few days ago - it should be arriving soon!

Rachael said...

Who takes the cute pictures of you and those of you and your hubby? I decided I need someone taking more pictures of me.

MiniMak said...

You should really clear out all your stuff before you start painting...you'll get it all over!! YIKES!!

Elizabeth said...

Bonnie,
The color is sun washed blue by Ralph Lauren!

I will address some of the other questions when I finish up my office! definitely doing lots of reorganizing and purging of supplies! :)

EmmaJ said...

I really like the look of the half-painted office. I see no reason why you can't just leave it like that!

Travis and Camille said...

Are you kidding? It's looks great! I think you should just leave it how it is, it'll add more color :D

Ward said...

Love the color. Flour Girls is one of my favorite places to eat or get a treat (or both!). My kids love it, too, so we sometimes go on breakfast dates before school. Make sure to try their chocolate croissants . . . Mmmmmm!

The three of Us said...

Hi Elizabeth! I have been reading your blog for a while and your articles in Creating Keepsakes. Just wanted to say hi. Love the color you chose for your office!

littlegreen said...

love the color of the new room, very refreshing! and LOVE flour girls and dough boys, my favorite sandwich there is actually from the breakfast menu, can't remember what it's called but it has the cheese and ham or something and then cranberry goodness, yum, so good.
take care, you look great by the way, even when you're painting!!

Beck on Melrose said...

Love this new color. How nice to have a refreshing new look for your scrap office. Fab!

Kit said...

Hey Liz, it reminds me of our family room! Did that inspire you? My 6 swathes of varying shades of blue on our wall that finally ended up . . . robins egg blue!

Don't you love it!? I love ours! Love you!

Mom

noel joy said...

love the color... that's totally how i would paint without stan!

Tiffani said...

Got a kick out of your reason for taking pictures of food. It is something my kids have been giving me a hard time about since I started blogging. Food was not a subject for photography prior to that...