To Stripe or Not to Stripe

March 19, 2012

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and a shamrocky splendid St. Patty's Day!! We were able to celebrate St. Patty with some good friends and tasty treats.

DING DING lets get this St. Patty's Party going!!

Now that the weekend is over and the Hubby is heading back to work. I have a few project ideas I would like to make some decisions on and would love your help!!

First up is a little painting project I have been thinking about. I would like to paint our orange wall with stripes!

 Our sitting room is Benjamin Moore's "paper mache" and the hallway is a taupe..ish colour. So I was thinking of painting the "orange wall" with large horizontal stripes alternating with "paper mache" and unknown taupe colour (previous house owners left us a gallon of this colour)

I  am still not sure about painting over the orange feature wall.  This wall was one of the things we loved when we came to see the house but more and more I would really like to lighten the space up but keep it unique looking.
Something like the pic below and still have orange accents!

What do you think to stripe or not to stripe??

Thanks for stopping by I would love any feed back or recommendations anyone has to offer!



Weekend UPDATE

March 13, 2012

It was a busy weekend here at Casa M. We started to organize and clean up the backyard getting it ready for Spring!  (Hopefully it will be here sooner than later)
This meant cleaning out the gardenbeds and finally planning where the raised beds for the vegetable garden are going to go. Where are they going you might ask? Right where these rhododendrons are, in front of ....what I am going to call our "mini-carriage house". One day it will be actually as grand as I have named it.

So imagine 3 raised beds kind of like these......
Gorgeous, right?! Now I just have to convince the hubby he can make these....
I have faith in him :) !

I was so happy, I found Tulips starting to grow once we cleaned up the flower beds!!! I can't wait for them to start blooming. This is the garden I can see from the kitchen window but I think I am going to be adding a little more beauty to my view. Its a little bland right now.

The Greenhouse is located at the back of our yard behind the MINI carriage house.

mmm what else did we do? Oh yes, I fixed the back wall in my green house (2 holes had formed in the plastic and it had all torn).  But now it is all ready for seedlings and a little decor love... yes that's right I am going to decorate my greenhouse
aka LE Petite Jardin Suite !
There is going to be a pretty chair and a little coffee table so I can hangout in there and watch the magic happen, or just hide out from all the chaos of CASA M :)

I was also able to get a night out with my girlfriends which was much needed...a lot of girl time with some of my best friends and great food!

This Sunday, just like the last nine Sunday's, started off with a long distance run in preparation for my
half-marathon in May. Which, by the way, was the longest run to that I have ever run!!!
How far did I run you may ask?!
 14 KM BABY!!!! and I felt FABULOUS once I was back on my couch. Only 7.1KM more to add on. WOOT WOOT

What did you get up to this weekend?

Oh oh oh before I let you go check out this fantabulous piece of JEWELLERY 
we got  for the backyard.

I have been coveting a rain chain since last year before we even had a down spout to decorate!
I bet you are all DRIPPING with envy. pun most definitely intended.



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