Colors of Fall

We’re painting our house. Yay!! Actually, we’re having someone else do it. Double-yay!! We moved in a year and a half ago and still have that disposable white-wash paint on the walls. It gets dirty really easy and you can’t clean it or you wipe through to the drywall. I have been DYING to put real, washable paint up.

I have a friend who researches everything, gets bids, gets quotes, gets the deets and the consumer reports. I like this friend. When I’m ready to do my research, I call her and say, “What stroller should I buy?” or “Who can I get to paint my house for a good price?”

She recently told me about a super-hero named Arturo who brings in a huge crew of guys, moves your furniture out of the way, tapes, paints, and moves all the furniture back – IN ONE DAY! He also charges less than half of what anyone else around here charges so its actually affordable to hire out. I’m not sure why he’s so cheap. I don’t really want to know if he’s involved in some sort of paint crime-ring. So if someone out there has details on this, please don’t tell me.

I got him out to our house for a price quote and decided I would slowly save up the money with what was “left over” from our budget every month (feel free to laugh openly). Well, the bid just sat and sat and finally I couldn’t take it anymore. I said, “Dan, we need to get this painting done. I’m gonna find some extra money somewhere.”

The next morning, I opened up some mail to find…you guessed it! Free money..enough to get the painting done. So here we are, choosing colors.

paint colors

hall carmels
We’ve made our final decision. If you click on the photo and then mouse over the colors, it will tell you what we chose. One small hint:

In other fun fall news, we made it out to the pumpkin farm, a wondrous place full of fallish activities. A joyous time was had by all.

A ride on the tractor train

I think she’s stalking this one

Mission Accomplished! The “Farmer Judd” look on her face kills me (as in, “I got me this here punkin. I growed in mah-self”).
farmer c

And even the littlest of peasants has cause to rejoice.
Big-O awakened

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7 Responses to Colors of Fall

  1. blackbird says:

    Love the colors you picked. They were exactly the ones I would have chosen, so now? I like you even more.

    That baby is a punkin HEAD.

    And I mean that in the nicest possible way…
    (as in oooooh you lil punkin head!)

  2. Kathryn says:

    I feel so cool now. You like me, you really like me! Acceptance through brown paint.

    ‘Punkin head’ is just fine, although we prefer the all endearing ‘muffin head’ or ‘puddin head’ but whatever floats your boat. I guess punkins are in the actual picture. I am awake right now, waiting for said ‘punkin head’ to ‘self soothe’ in the next room. Doesn’t appear to be working so I guess I’ll go in and feed him so we can all get back to sleep. YAWN!!!!!

  3. Meg says:

    that is awesome! I love your pics, they are so fun, and boy do I miss those babies!!!

  4. Heather says:

    I love the pictures, too. Man, that brings a tear!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great color, adorable kids!


  6. Anna says:

    Great colors! We finally bought a house last December, and the walls are still all white. Very boring. We’re dying to paint, but are very indecisive. Anyway, the new diswasher, ice maker and plants had to come first.

  7. Becky says:

    Farmer Judd –AHAHAHHAH!!!

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