Monday, September 21, 2009

Paintity Paint!

Hooray! Today's the big day... the painters are here! Our house is finally being painted after living with 'builder's beige' for two years.

Yesterday was sooo long as we cleaned, moved all the furniture into the center of each room, emptied the closets, then cleaned again all the spots where furniture was, and wiped down all the baseboards. it took about 8 hours to do the upstairs. The tv and curtain rods had to come off the walls, the beds were disassembled, it is some serious chaos up there.

We haven't done the downstairs yet (well it's clean but not the moving and second round cleaning), they are starting on the upper floor. I am SO excited to have colour in our home!

Last night we slept on the two sofas pushed together - of course hubby got the long sofa and I got the loveseat! I was so squashed all night. I don't think I got a wink of sleep. And tonight I'm teaching until 10pm... it will be a long day!

A few giveaways to share with you today -

For baby:
  • Win $75 worth of Burt's Bees Baby Bee skin care products at Organic Girl! Ends September 30th.
  • Win a Hotslings baby carrier at My Charmed Life. Ends September 30th.
  • Win a Fisher Price Trio Building Set at Mom Central! Doesn't this remind you of Tinker Toys? I loved those. These look equally fun! Ends September 27th.
  • Win a Trendy Tadpole tee at Candid, Clever & Cost-Effective. Ends September 26th.
For the ladies:
  • Win your choice of a pair of shoes from Must Have Shoes at Jabbering Jessi. They have a huge selection, this would be great for adding to your fall shoe wardrobe! Ends October 9th. This is part of Jessi's Back 2 Blogging Bash - check out all the giveaways while you're there!
  • Win a Blush topless undershirt at Helping Mommys Win. Ends September 24th.
For anyone:
  • Win a $75 Old Navy gift card at Bargain Moose! This is for Canadians only! Ends October 7th.
  • Ostensibly for children, the Nintendo DSi would keep anyone entertained. Win one at Mom Central. Ends September 27th.
  • Win a Sophia's Gourmet Salad Dressing Sampler at Sweeps4Bloggers. Yum! Ends September 26th.


  1. Yay! It's good to have you back! Sounds like you had a great time on vacation..
    Getting your house painted must be so exciting. If I wasn't so lazy, I'd paint mine, but I guess I'll just live with builder white for a few more decades instead. :) Did you end up finding a good deal on the painting service? I remember you mentioning that the first place you contacted was going to charge you an arm and a leg..

  2. just getting a house painted changes the whole look doesnt it?! I grew up with white walls so when I "grew" up I had to pain every single wall in my house. Thanks for letting us know about the giveaways! Im having a giveaway also..come check it out!


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