06 July 2013

This Week The Whimsy Family Has Been...

#1. Picking paint colors. Oh darlings. This was exciting but incredibly tough. Turns out I have an eye for color variations and therefore it took me that much longer to find the perfect shades. The folks at Lowe's totally know us now. But nine paint samples later we have a gorgeous peaceful palette of soft neutrals and, as hinted by the photo above, a sweet icy pink for the kitchen and Baby Whimsy's room. I can't tell you how excited I am to be getting a pink kitchen. Squeal! We close on our very first home tens days from today.

#2. Enjoying the rain. We took a day off from home prepping to visit with friends on the 4th. 
It was rainy so we all took refuge on their lovely covered deck surrounded by greenery. 

#3. Excited about our anniversary. Mr. Whimsy and I celebrate six years married tomorrow. This image is a piece of one of our engagement pictures. Six years later we're stronger then ever and tackle everything as a team. He is an awesome husband and papa. My love and other half. Time sure does fly when you're having fun. We've got a sitter for tomorrow night so we're thinking dinner and a movie to celebrate. Now we just have to pick a movie...

Now tell me sweets, what have you been up to? How was your 4th and what's shakin' this weekend?

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  1. That's so exciting, your very first own!
    Pink kitchen sounds great. Mine's white with red accent. Wonder what my family would say if I painted the grout pink!

    The Fourth went by quietly. I found a red lobster beside my blue breakfast bowl in the white morning light. No firecracker, though.

    Happy anniversary, wishing you a great day,
    Merisi

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    1. Thank you!

      I like the way you think. That sounds fun.
      Red is so refreshing in a kitchen.
      :)

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  2. Oh my gosh! A pink kitchen! Awesome! I def want to see pictures!

    Happy anniversary!
    The Hubby and I just celebrated our 19th! woo hoo!
    Keep it going girl, it can be done!

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    1. 19! That's awesome. Thank you and a very happy belated anniversary to you too.

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  3. Your home must be full of joyful energy as you soon celebrate your anniversary, and soon move in to your new home, with the soft color palette you selected.

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    1. Thank you. :) That is exactly what we're going for. Joyful energy and calm.

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  4. Happy anniversary! And congratulations on your new house and pink kitchen!

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  5. Happy Anniversary to you both!
    Oh my goodness- a pink kitchen?! How awesome!!
    Congratulations on your first home! Here's to beautiful new memories with Mr. and Baby Whimsy in your new space! :)

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  6. Congratulations on the new house and on your anniversary! Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Whimsy. ;-)

    I'm so jealous that you will have a pink kitchen...I hope you share a pic when it's finished. I would go crazy with the pink and buy all the Kitchen-Aid utensils (including the mixer!) and dinner ware, curtains, and everything in pink. Hahaha It would be bad. :-P

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    1. Thank you. : )

      I am seriously debating a pink Kitchen Aid.

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  7. What an exciting time for you! A new house and an anniversary for a wonderful man! Life is good.

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  8. Happy Anniversary and painting...you have been busy :)

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  9. Have a wonderful date night...and squee for a pink kitchen! I have seen pink Kitchen Aide mixers and pink spatulas and I have a set of pink bowls that I love!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful summer!

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  11. Congrats on the move and your anniversary!

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  12. A pink kitchen! A PINK kitchen! (ok, ok, claming down ...)

    Happy anniv you love dovies :)

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    1. that should be CALMING down. i'm not quite there yet. pink kitchens do that to me hahaha!

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    2. Thank you! You're right btw pink is very calming. :)

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  13. Congratulations on your anniversary and on painting. I love the look of a freshly painted room!

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  14. Sounds like a lot of good things are happening for you, hurrah! I'm a bit jealous of your porch, I guess I just have something to look forward to when I own a home ;)

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  15. Happy Anniversary! And how exciting to be owning your own home very, very soon! :D My parents remodeled their house many years ago and I remember waaaayyy too many trips to Lowe's. By the time we were done, I think I knew every single inch of that store and could walk around it blind-folded.

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    1. Thank you. :)

      Right? I feel like I know the employees too.

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  16. Yay for the house! How exciting! And happy anniversary too! So many happy news, I'm really happy for you.

    I'm currently frying at our last boot sale, selling the last things we can! It's'way too hot but it's'fun nonetheless to see everything go! :)

    Have a lovely sunday.

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    1. Thank you.

      I love selling my stuff. I use to be addicted to it actually. :)

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  17. Happy Anniversary! I'm so jealous! You get a pink kitchen! SWOOOOOOOON! Enjoy!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  18. That is awesome about the house! Congrats! We are currently picking out a new paint color for our living room. It's a tough choice! Happy Anniversary! I hope you guys are able to get out and enjoy a dinner/movie. Glad to see you are enjoying summer!

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  19. Congratulations on your anniversary and the house!! Sounds like so much to be excited about. I totally need to see your pink kitchen! Also, watch The Heat if you are still wondering what movie to watch. It is so hilarious that it is awesome!

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  20. A pink kitchen? That sounds awesome! And those pictures are all very beautiful :)

    Congrats on your anniversary tomorrow! 6 years is a happy occasion to celebrate!

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  21. Choosing paint color is a cause for high anxiety with me. Unfortunately I like to change my wall color quite often lol They do make getting samples easier these days at least.

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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  22. Oh my gosh! Happy anniversary and congrats on the house...you must post pictures...before and after! I need to see that pick kitchen! So happy for you!!

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  23. happy anniversary!! i love to hear how couples met.

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  24. Congrats on the new house and your anniversary. The pink kitchen sounds divine!

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  25. My hubby and better half is very good at picking paint and coordinating everything. And I am ok with that!
    Congrats on your impending settlement...yea!!!
    And happy anniversary :) You seem to be married to your best friend, whihc is the way it should be :)

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  26. Congrats on the house! I hope that the closing goes smoothly and that the painting is a piece of cake. I've been meaning to paint my tiny laundry room forever but I just can't bring myself to do it. ;) And happy anniversary! We saw Man of Steel the other night and we both really enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you!

      Ooooo what colors do you have in mind?

      I should SO check out MOS.

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  27. oh yay! first home + anniversary?!? what a fantastic summer the whimsy's are having! I hope the moving in goes smoothly and the painting effortless! {well, as effortless as possible!} Enjoy your July!

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  28. Happy anniversary!

    Also yay for picking out colours. we are still renting, so it will be a while until I get to similar -- love those pastel colours. so freshy and airy!

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  29. Happy anniversary! Congrats! And yay for picking out colours, I know it's stressful but I looove looking at swatches.

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  30. First Happy anniversary! And congrats on the new house.

    My kitchen is green and the color is called Sweet Annie. When I saw the name I knew it was the one. ;) Now I need to pick out a color for the master bathroom. I have no idea what I am going to get.

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    1. Thank you :)

      Sweet Annie? What a perfect name. I love paint names.

      Let me know what you finally pick.

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  31. A pink kitchen! What fun! You'll have to post photos when you're done :)

    Hope you and Mr. Whimsy had a lovely anniversary!

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  32. A pink kitchen? I want pictures!!

    Happy anniversary! I'm sure whatever you do will be wonderful as you'll be together.

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  33. A PINK KITCHEN?????????? You better post tons of pix, girlfriend!! Huge congrats on the new house and your anniversary!!! xoxoxo

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  34. Happy Anniversary and a big congratulations on the house! I too want to see a pink kitchen, it sounds like loads of fun.

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  35. There's something about the paint aisle in Lowe's. I always catch myself staring at it. Love the idea of a pink kitchen. Super girly <3
    Congrats on your first home and your anniversary.
    I was lounging around the pool with the family on the 4th of July eating some burgers and then of course heading off at night to see the fireworks.

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  36. Yay for painting jobs and colors! That's always fun. Just painted my room this past winter (LOVED it!) and am now working towards convincing my mother to decide on colors for her kitchen since she's been talking about it for eons now. :)

    CONGRATS and happy 6th anniversary! So happy for you and Mr. Whimsy. Loved what you wrote about your relationship - it's wonderful to see that you feel like your marriage has strengthened. Hope you enjoyed your evening - what'd you see?

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    1. Thank you. : )

      Oooooo what color is your room? What color is your mom thinking of for the kitchen?

      I can't remember since it's been some time now but I think we saw Great Gatsby maybe.

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  37. I was just picking out wall colors, you should post a picture when it is done :) Happy Anniversary!

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  38. Oh Juju! Congrats on your anniversary! How exciting! :)

    Painting is a lot of work, but well worth the effort! I'd love to pic's of the rooms once they're done!

    I wish we could enjoy a little rain around here! I'm totally jealous! ;)

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  39. Happy belated Anniversary to you and Mr. Whimsy!!!! And a huge congratulations on your first home, that's so exciting. I went a little paint crazy when we bought our first home too, I just wanted to paint EVERYTHING because it was all mine and I could:) Hope you share pictures of your pretty pink kitchen when it's done!

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    1. Thank you. :)

      Now I totally want to see your house.

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  40. Happy anniversary to you and your husband. And congratulations on buying your first home. Exciting stuff, that! (Not to mention the pink kitchen.)

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  41. Happy anniversary to you two! And grats on the new place, too, this is SO exciting isn't it? I think a pink kitchen sounds fabulous!

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  42. OH! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! :) AND HAPPY First Home! All this and a Baby Whimsy too? No wonder you are posting less. I do hope we will get a peek at your new pink kitchen and Baby Whimsy's new room. My hubster would never go for a pink kitch... :) LUCKY!

    ~Liz

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  43. When we first moved into our house, we painted our half-bathroom a pink, and it was my husband's favorite color in the whole house. ;) Congratulations on the new house AND the pink kitchen AND 6 years!!!!! That is wonderful news all around! :D I'm so happy for you!
    I'm very curious. What movie did you end up watching?

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    1. Thank you :)

      I love that your husband loved it! That's awesome.

      It's been a while now but I think we ended up seeing Great Gatsby maybe.

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  44. Happy anniversary and congrats to you both! And good luck on your first home, that is so exciting!! :-) I wish my kitchen was pink! Unfortunately I'm renting so I can't have my way with the walls like I'd like to. Sounds like your holiday was great! I spent mine at the beach, so I was a happy camper too. :-)

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    1. Thank you!

      Yay for beach time. Did you get a sweet tan? :)

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  45. Happy Anniversary! And how exciting about your new pink kitchen, can't wait to see it.

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  46. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on a new home with a pink kitchen. So happy for you.

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  47. You must post a pic of your pink kitchen!!!! And congrats on the anniversary!

    ~Tina

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  48. Oh so sweet! Happy Anniversary and Happy New Home!!! Love the idea of icy pink. Sounds whimsical. ;0)

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  49. Cheers and hugs for your lovely week! Back from trip to Argentina and getting back into some serious reading - well trying to - summer events keep popping up.

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  50. Oh wow, Juju - it sure sounds like you've been busy! A new home, an anniversary, and a pink kitchen. Congrats :)

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  51. Congrats on all the joys life is bringing your way and wishing you many moments of happiness going forward. *hugs* (by the way, what movie DID you pick?)

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    1. Thank you. Ya know, I can't remember now. Maybe it was Great Gatsby? :)

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  52. Thank you sweeties for all your sweet words of support and congrats. I can't wait to share the kitchen with you some day soon.

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