Today’s topic in the 30 Days of Me is Favorite Book. I am not a big reader…I hate saying that by the way because it makes me sound so unintelligent but it’s the truth. Every once in a while a book comes along that catches my attention and I just have to read it.
My first pick is Memoirs of A Geisha. If you have only seen the movie or never read the book, give it a try! It is a wonderful story, very true to the time and events, factually it is spot on and the best part…it is written by a man. You would never guess it from the detail in the book.
My next pick is the Twilight series. I know, I know, I know…BUT it is soooo good! I prefer Eclipse and Breaking Dawn to the first two books. I think it’s because of the older story lines. These books hold a magic that every woman longs for. A man that loves you completely. One who is willing to protect you at all costs…then add another guy! Woo Hoo! I could read these over and over again.
My final pick is something I’ve read recently. It is absolutly one of my favorite pick me up books and should be a staple of women everywhere. “A Place of Yes” By Bethenny Frankel is an amazing guide for women. She breaks down 10 rules that can be applied to everyone’s life. Pick up a copy and read it, you won’t regret it. Even if you don’t like the Real Housewives or if you don’t like her, the message in the book is wonderful!
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My kitchen project has taken a few twists and turns since I last posted. My lovely multi-colored paisley print wallpaper that I was using for inspiration has been banished to the guest bathroom. Mr. M2C was not too keen on that print. So I moved on looking for new inspiration. I found a dishtowel that I really liked. It had apple green, black, brown and grey on a white back ground. I was excited to go pick paint…until I stood before the wall of colors with my dishtowel drooping from my hand. I pulled out the colors and started putting them together…it was AWFUL! Congrats to whomever designed that dishtowel because I could not for the life of me make those colors work.
I started to get discouraged. What colors was I going to use to spruce up this poor kitchen? I started looking through those inspiration books at the bottom of the color wall. Flip, Flip, Flip…THERE! I like this one! It’s bright and clean and colorful! I showed it to Mr. M2C…he said “Well, lets go home and think about it”. Let me translate that for you… “*GASP* WHF?!”
I agreed to go home and think about it but I had already made up my mind. I started putting primer on the walls the next day and we started putting the paint up after that.
Without further ado…
Wall color is Apple Crisp. We painted the adjacent hallway and one accent wall Chai Latte ( the ceiling color in this picture). All of the trim will be in Popped Corn.
Now, this is NOT my kitchen! This is the picture that I used for inspiration. I will be posting before and after pictures as we go along. After paint, counter tops/sink, painted cabinets and a final shot.
I am already having trouble finding a direction for this room. Do I go more traditional or more casual? Do I bring in some of the blue from the living room? It’s all still up in the air!
Day 3 of the 30 Days of Me brings us to favorite television show. This is really hard for me. Much harder than the previous. I love watching tv. I am not a very good channel surfer though. I like what I like and that doesn’t include commercials. I would be lost without my DVR.
Back to the good stuff…
I am a Real Housewives junkie! I love all of them…except Atlanta. I can’t really get behind those girls. I just heard the Beverly Hills girls are coming back on Sept. 5th!
I am also a sucker for medical dramas. I love Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. I can’t get enough of teen drama on the CW. One Tree Hill is a Tuesday night staple for me.
All of these shows are great but my all time favorite show that I own every episode of and have watched a million times is….Felicity! There is something about the show that is so inspiring and so much fun.
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Day 2 people and we are talking movies! Just a warning, it’s about to get all chick flick up in here! Favorite movies of mine are The Devil Wears Prada and both of the Sex and the City movies. I love You’ve Got Mail and Troop Beverly Hills. Troop Beverly Hills was great when I was younger because my mom was our girl scout troop leader and they tried to take us camping but none of us were ever really on board. We would have rather had a sleepover at home!
I am also just going to say “TWILIGHT!” Even though we all know the books are better…but that’s another post.
If I had to pick one and only one movie it would be Imitation of Life with Lana Turner and Sandra Dee. If you’ve never seen it, watch it! It is an amazing movie and has an amazing cast of women. This is a movie that is great on a rainy afternoon all to yourself. It will make you cry so be prepared!
I also really LOVE The Sandlot and can say the whole movie line by line…sad or endearing?….not sure…
The lovely Toni over at A Daily Dose of Toni decided to start this 30 days of me and I decided to join her! My first thought of course was that all of you couldn’t wait to hear more about me and what better way to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat every day than this! My second and far more rational thought was “This will be fun!” So, for the next 30 days I hope you enjoy reading and getting to know more about me. Let’s jump straight into the fabulous!
30 Days of Me – Day 1 Favorite Song
Hmmmm…..This one really is hard for me. I like a lot of different kinds of music and depending on my mood it changes. So I will give you a few of my favorites.
“At Last” by Etta James is a classic and it is also the song I walked down the isle to at my wedding…beautiful! I also love really upbeat songs and I probably listen to way too much Pink! I am a huge country music fan and can listen to almost anything unless it involves pork skins or old hunting dogs.
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You may have noticed that I keep changing the look of my blog. You may have also noticed that it continues to look like…for lack of a better word…”BLAH”. Please hang in there, help is on the way and I promise Mommies2Cents will have a fresh coat of paint soon. Try to enjoy the content and not be distracted by the decor. Remember, our plain Jane, boring look is in no way a reflection of our content…most of the time…Have a wonderful weekend!
It’s been a few months since we painted the living room and now I am itching to start a new project. I was going to start on Ansley’s bedroom but we are at a crossroads on dark vs. light purple paint so I am moving on. I picked….drumroll please….the kitchen!
Our current kitchen is horrible! I want to gut it and change the entire layout BUT we aren’t going to tackle that this year. For one, we aren’t ready to commit that much money to the kitchen. Another thing is, I am not 100% sure what I want for this kitchen. My vision isn’t quite clear enough to start a big kitchen remodel. So I am going to give my kitchen a quick facelift until next year when I am ready to bring out the big guns.
My kitchen has ugly, white laminate cabinets. *Gag* I will be switching those out next year but for now I’m going to paint them. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I know how to do that. The colors are what I am stuck on! I was set on green. Maybe an apple green or a light asparagus color but then I stumbled across “Cranberry Whip” and I fell in love. Mr. M2C isn’t too keen on Cranberry Whip and finding a color for the cabinets has proved to be near impossible. What is a girl to do?
I was looking for some sign that Cranberry Whip was in my future when I found some wall paper that brought it all together.
I am NOT going to cover the wall in this. That would be grounds to have me committed. However, I do think this will look amazing in a frame! So here it is, my kitchen facelift inspiration. I’ll be sharing the play by play of the next few weeks so you can see where we started and where we end up! Stay Tuned!
One year ago today I got this crazy idea. I would start writing a blog! My reasons for starting are a little sad. We were in a new state, living in a tiny apartment and I had absolutely no one to talk to. As most of you know, a 3 and 2 year old don’t always make for the best conversation. This would be a place where I could write down everything I wanted to say. So I started writing and never looked back.
I never thought in a million years that my blogging would go in all of the directions it has. I have had the opportunity to try great products, I’ve been on TV and I have met the most amazing people. I think the people are my favorite part, which is surprising, because I am the most anti social person I know. There is something about being surrounded by women that have the courage to share their story every day. The blogging community has been my greatest asset on this adventure. They have helped me through every twist and turn whether it’s a personal problem, the jungle of WordPress or the color scheme of my site.
There are many things I discovered over the past year that I never thought I would. First is a love of writing, second is a group of wonderful “friends” that I now consider just friends. While these things have meant the world to me, the thing I appreciate the most, is that I found myself. I was lost before I started blogging and now I feel like I have direction. Writing this blog has afforded me a feeling of being content.
I want to send a big thank you to all of my readers. I would keep writing even if you weren’t there but it makes it so much more special that you are.