Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Updated Paint Samples

We could not find the wood sheen gel stain and I was not really satisfied with the look the water base wood sheen gave to the paint colors. After researching I found another gel stain to try. On our trip to pick it up I passed the shelf of paint samples. There was a color that stood out. I am so glad we got it because it and the stain are the color and look I really was going for. I have thoughts for some of the other sample colors. So which would you pick for my kitchen cabinets? I picked the first one on the left. Crazy as it might sound I would like to remove this wall to open up the master bedroom into the small game room. If it happens it will be a bedroom sitting room combined with my piano sewing room. The archway into the game room will need a double door. I am hoping for glass panes in the top and solid wood at the bottom. The glass will allow the light to flow from the game room window into the kitchen. With the extra light and the painted cupboards the homestead kitchen will be bright. The game room part will become the bed room sitting area with the piano and finally a area for my sewing table and cabinet. The rest of the master bed room will be the same other than color changes. So you see where my minds heading with those other paint samples. The wall will have to be checked to determine if it is a load bearing wall or not. I sure hope its not so the wall will go. If it is then not so easy and might not be removed. When I told Hubby what my thoughts were he said are you crazy? No I'm not crazy I just would like to have a large bed room with all the extras. Time passes but the loss of my son is as if it was today. The girl who was dating my son when he was killed contacted me twice this month. I contacted her after her second contact. She said she still has no memory and wishes she could remember. She mentioned she has asked others what happened but no one will tell her. I have felt all along she and her X who is now her boyfriend should be told by those who spent time with them the day and night of the crash what they know in hopes of jogging there memories. I asked her more than once to be sure I understood correct. She said she wanted to know and had a right to know. I stressed how hard it was to here these things in the hours and days after my sons death after I personally spoke to those involved. I explained I could only tell her what I was told weather it be truth or not and what I read in the police report. I told her it might be hard and hurtful to hear. She still wanted to know. It ended with her saying there was one thing mentioned she remembered (her X threatened to jump off the bridge when she wouldn't take him back) if she remembered anything she would let me know and hoped we could talk again that she liked talking to me and it was easier to talk to me and thanked me for talking to her. She said she feels like the accident was because of her and she is sorry for everything. I am trying to digest all this. These are some lime cookies I made for Sam. Green is still his favorite color. Some treats for Hubby. Yes I have been spoiling Topaz with pancakes topped with butter syrup and whip cream right along with Sam and I for supper. Blessings Til Next Time! Lara


  1. Lara love your color choices.I sure hope that the wall is not load bearing,the changes you have in mind sound fantastic.The cookies look yummy.I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.Oh I wanted to tell you that you are a beautiful lady.Loved seeing your pic on the sidebar.Have a wonderful evening.Hugs,Jen

  2. I think your colors will be great, hope you can work out the changes you want. The cookies look great, never had lime ones before, the pancakes look good, & made me hungry!

    continuing to pray for you and for your family.

  3. Awesome colour selections, Lara! Great post, those cookies look scrumptious. My heart goes out to you, I will keep you in my prayers.

  4. Lara,

    Love your choice for your cabinets! can't wait to see them done!
    My heart aches for you and so wish I could give you the answers to help you. I so hope they come soon for you. many hugs! OLM

  5. Lara,
    Your color choice for the cabinets is just wonderful....so prim perfect! I haven't made lime cookies before but lemon cookies are a fave in our home and the peanut butter blossoms are my hubby's fave as well.
    I continue to pray for you and your family to find peace.

  6. I like the color you chose for your cabinets...and those peanut blossoms make me hungry for some, warm from the oven! Mmmm....
    Still thinking of you and your family!

  7. I, too, love the color choices for your kitchen! I hope you are able to remove the wall and make the changes you would like. It sounds like it would be a really nice bedroom/sitting area.
    The cookies and pancakes look yummy! Makes me want some, and I may just have to make some pancakes tomorrow!!
    Still praying for you, Lara..... for answers, comfort and peace. Blessings to you and your family,

  8. Evening Lara, I also love the color you choose for the cupboards, looks great.....yummy looking cookies you baked.......My heart feels your pain still, will keep you and yours in my prayers......Hugs Francine.

  9. Hi Lara...Thank you so much for your visit today and your comment, too.

    My heart aches for you over your son's death. I cannot even begin to comprehend how tragic that must be. A mother's heart will never stop yearning for her child.

    Please accept my most profound condolences.


  10. Hello my dear, sweet, friend..... I apologize for my long absences, and sporadic nature - but I hope that you know that the silence has only been in my written comments - I continue to think of you daily...and lift you up in prayer. Been going through a few rough patches here (as I know you know from your sweet comments....), yet, each time I think things are "rough," I think of the burden you have have been given to bear and chastise myself for my weakness and self-centeredness. As I have said before - I do not - will not, and dare not - pretend to know what you feel...I cannot. And with that, I hesitate even saying anything because I do not know what will comfort...and what will make your pain worse. Just know, that I hold you close in thought and prayer, and still shed tears for you and your beautiful son. If there is a reason, a purpose...it is His...not ours to know or understand....

    I do, however, want to thank you for your visits and your concern over my son. Thankfully, things are "minor" here in the scheme of things. The car was totaled, the knee is questionable, but, all things considered, I considered ourselves blessed.

    It is encouraging to see you caring on with the routines of life - you know that is what Lucas would want. I did not realize your were in the midst of a remodel plan. Yay for you! I've been desperately needing a bath and kitchen redo (no, not the glorious blog-worthy redo's you might be thinking of - just a faucet that works in the kitchen, with any luck a new countertop and some paint, and a functioning toilet and vanity in the bath) - but it seems as far off as the warm days of summer and then some. And your paint choice is spot on - it was my choice before I even read on to see it was yours. And, really, Topaz gets pancakes and syrup and whip cream??? But that I were in Topaz's paws!! ;o) Smiles & Best Hugs ~ Robin

    (PS - so glad you put a face to the name - and such a beautiful face it is.....)

  11. Hi Lara, Love all of the color choices for the cabinets, I know I am no help. he he I love wide open spaces, so I think having the wall knocked out would look wonderful! I am so sorry for the terrible pain you bear, I pray you can find peace. Bunches of hugs, Lecia

  12. Hi Lara...I am so glad you are finding the strength to sort out your home. It must be hard to makes changes right now, especially as you have just had the biggest one ever...
    I would have picked exactly the same colour...it will make your kitchen look so bright! The colour will also be a good base for anything you put in there...no clashes! Good for you girl, keep it up! Can't wait to see the pictures of it painted...
    And I agree...you are a beautiful looking lady!
    My love and thoughts are with you...all the way from England...x
    With love and Blessings to you and yours...
    Karen xx

  13. That color is perfect--it has the look of old wood, but it's also bright and will make your kitchen open up, I think. I love the idea of taking out the wall! Our bedroom is pretty big--it was the room all four of our older sons shared--and I have loved having that space after years of being in the smaller 10X14 bedroom. One thing I read that has stuck with me over the years is that your bedroom should be your retreat--not a place of work, but a place of rest, recovery, renewal. I've tried to keep our bedroom that way so that even when the house is a mess, the bedroom is still quiet and orderly. That's harder to do in a smaller space.

    It sounds like this girl is guilt-ridden. Perhaps she should be, perhaps that is a good thing for her, to make her think of what she does and how her actions affect others. Teens seldom think that way--it's part of maturing and sadly for her and all of you it has come with such a terrible price. Talking to you might be what helps her accept what happened and take responsibility for her role in it, and to become a wiser, more thoughtful adult. I hope so. You can help her, if you have the energy and emotional strength for it; pace yourself and decide when you want to talk to her so that it doesn't become a drain on you.

    I think your family has been well fed! Such love in those treats--you know what they like and make it for them. That is what real food is, after all, isn't it?

    Sending you a virtual cup of tea on this chilly morning, and looking forward to your continued work in your kitchen and bedroom.

  14. Oh girl, I am awful with paint samples. Blah, I hate it so much... it took me 2 years to pick out a red for my dining room walls. I like your choice, that is going to look great!

    Hehe, you sound like me with all the changes... our minds never quit seeing things different in our homes, do they? Sounds like a lot of work but I see where you are coming from and that will look great!

    Wow, I can't believe the girlfriend contacted you. I'm sure it is hard to digest but it is a good thing that she is now talking to you. Hopefully you will be able to help each other. I still think of you and pray for you often!

    Supper looks good girl, have a wonderful week ahead~

  15. Lara. You breathed.
    You walked.
    You honored.
    You mourned.
    All that is right and proper . . .
    Thinking of you and yours, Nance

    a song . . .

    It ain't fair: you died too young,
    Like the story that had just begun,
    But death tore the pages all away.
    God knows how I miss you,
    All the hell that I've been through,
    Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
    An' sometimes I wonder,
    Who'd you be today