Thursday, June 3, 2010

Colors, All the Beautiful Colors. And Frogs.

So, I decided to de-purple.  Not completely, but just a bit.

And in other news, did I mention that Scott is going to be painting our house in the upcoming weeks?  He has indicated that de-painting a house is not as easy as de-purpling a blog, so I better be pretty committed to the color I've chosen.

I've decided to go with "Steamed Milk" from Sherwin Williams:


(Although if my steamed milk looked like that, I would probably throw it out.  Beautiful color for a house, but not too appetizing for a beverage, I must say.)

I feel pretty confident in the color, since I've been stalking a house in the neighborhood for awhile now that I love the color of.  We even introduced ourselves to the owners, looking for paint chips or clues as to what color it might be.  When they didn't remember, they graciously allowed us to hold millions of Sherwin-Williams paint chips up against the back of their house to see if we could find a match.  We all agreed "Steamed Milk" was the closest.

These lovely homeowners also introduced us to their new pet frogs.  I can't remember exactly how we moved from paint chips to pet frogs, but they were friendly folks so we just went with it.

Anyway, the kids loved the frogs so we got some of our own:

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That is "Rosie" right in front, and the little shadow frog in the corner is "Carys".  Spelling is approximate, as names were picked out by Miss Ashley who can only tell me how to spell her own name at the moment.  Basically, the picture represents what the frogs do all day - suspend themselves in the water and make us worry that we've killed them.  Either that or give each other "piggy-back rides".  Don't ask.

Anyway, back to the painting of the house. 

Here's hoping that the paint color is not only perfect, but that Scott does not maim or kill himself while doing the painting.  He's sworn never to die and leave me alone with these 3 children, and I'm planning on holding him to it. 

28 comments:

Sarah loves it all said...

That's kind of like the color of our wall! I bet it will look great! I noticed you changed your profile picture. Cute!

Debbi said...

That looks like a great color! A nice neutral, which in my opinion is always the best! I love frogs, we might have to get one, one day.

blueviolet said...

Painting a house is a massive undertaking! Good luck with it!!!

sara said...

My house is basically that color...very easy to work with. The frogs are giving piggy-back rides? I would ask for a picture, but I think it would make me feel to dirty :)

Steph said...

Good luck with the painting! I like the purple, especially your blog button!

Ms. Understood said...

LOL!!! Piggy back rides?? Are you sure they're both girls? I love that color, but where do they come up with these names?? Steamed milk? I'm guessing your husband has one of those fancy paint sprayers right? I can't imagine painting a whole house.

Brandy said...

hhahahahha with the frogs. I HATE picking paint colors. makes me want to puke steamed milk.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I saw the title of your blog post, and I was half expecting to see you'd replaced the purple with green. Either way, I'll keep coming back for more laughs. :) And congrats on the Grandfrogs! Bwahahaha!!!

liz said...

good luck with your steamed milk.

HT said...

Soon we will be in the phase "Mommy can we have a dog? Mommy can we have a frog?" phase. I'm avoiding it because I know I will be cleaning everyone's poop. Just as I get the kids off diapers the animals move in!

Jeannie, Jane, Angel, Mommy, etc.. said...

That is too funny. I have been known to tell the huz that if we don't like it we can just repaint it. Let me tell you, the looks I receive in return are not friendly. hehe The frogs are too cute. I would worry about killing them too. Well, I would worry more so about the cat killing them. He's sneaky like that.

gringationcancun said...

That's a beautiful color. Amazing. Basic and neutral, yet unique :)

I know a girl who spells it "Charys", in case that helps.

Kmama said...

Good luck with the painting. We're looking at paint chips for our basement and I'm going batty.

Dani Hampton said...

I had a frog like those when I was in college. When I came home for the summer he lived in a bowl on the kitchen counter. He would sing while my Mom read the paper in the morning. I kid you not! You'll have to tell me if they start it up! It kind of sounds like a high pitched humming.

Megan said...

I like that color!!! I love looking at paint colors, until I actually have to pick one out to paint. I would be better off just closing my eyes and randomly picking a color off the paint chip shelf!

Found you from Friday Follow! I'm following now! :)

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I love paint color. I love to paint. Great article and I love Rosy. Thanks for flying with us today.

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Melissa said...

Happy Friday Follow!!

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Lani said...

your blog is lookin' pretty spiffy these days:)
And frogs- how cool! I may just have to go out and get some for my kiddos. When they get a little older:) I could see that ending badly for me right now.

janetfaye said...

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I like the color that you picked.

Turning the Clock Back said...

my hubby is terrified of frogs...funny cuz he has had boa constrictors and pythons as pets but frogs make him queasy!

Diane
www.turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com

Duchess said...

I like the new color too!

Happy Friday!

MollyinMinn said...

It's a great color. Not overstated, but with some nice warmth. I like it (and I am the wrong girl to ask about the purple as it's definitely my favorite color. But things look great here!)

tsue said...

Great color! What have you chosen for trim?
Already follow on GFC so I've subscribed via RSS yahoo feed in honor of Friday Follow

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Regina said...

Oh - we had an albino frog. He grew 10xs bigger than they said he would and then he attacked one of my fish...leading to a time out in another tank...leading to escape...leading to noises that go "bump" in the night...leading to him being found by my dog...leading to his demise. We are still recovering from the trauma! Hope your frogs behave better!

The Random Blogette said...

I like that color a lot. It looks like the same color that we are painting our kitchen..well we have been "painting" it for over a year now! Let's just say that the hubs is not good at painting. He has a problem "staying in the lines".

Rebecca Watson said...

Found you via Friday Follow! Congrats on a successful blog! I love it! Proud follower now! Come follow me back! :)
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Happy Friday!

Emily said...

Your blog looks great (I don't mean to imply it didn't look great before...I always get nervous when someone tells me I look good after I change the way I part my hair or lose a bit of weight, wondering whether I DIDN'T look good before...but that's not he case here - you're all good!). I hadn't had a chance to read your blog in a few weeks, and so I had some catching up to do. As always, you knock my socks off! Hope you're having a great weekend.

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