First Meal at the New House

Monday night Stephen was working late at the new house, so we took a pizza over for dinner and had a picnic in the front yard. It lasted all of 3 minutes before the mosquitoes ran us inside.

We are working on kitchen, master bedroom, and bath renovations. We will (hopefully) move in the first of August. I'm anxious to get in there before school starts.

One thing I'm really excited about is painting the entire interior. I love the idea of a clean slate. Because I'm generally bad a picking out paint colors, the plan is to pick one color, a neutral, and paint the entire house that color. We will do the trim in the same color but different finish.

Right now we are leaning toward French Canvas by Benjamin Moore per the suggestion of this blog post by the girls at PARISH. Here is a blog post I found that gives you a good idea of the color.

I'm so excited about a brand new kitchen. I mean - so excited!

I'm also just ready for a new season and for a change. This has been a tough summer. Somehow, the idea of baking pumpkin muffins in my new kitchen comforts me. Also, I'm ready for school to start. I'm looking forward to the relief from constant childcare that school provides. I'm losin' it over here, y'all.


  1. As a neutral color through our kitchen, dining, and den I chose "Pale Lichen" by Behr. It looked pretty on the paint swatch, but when it was applied to my walls it looked more like a pale green and I LOVE IT! My laundry room is another neutral in a pale, pale blue. It looks so clean and crisp and makes me happy when I'm folding laundry! I'd say be bold and use lots of (neutral) colors!!

  2. Moving is hard and it's really hard to be doing it in the midst of a home remodel. You will love it when you finally get there and your life settles into the next big adventure for all of you. I love you, SB, and all of the Spooners!

  3. I can't wait to sit and sip coffee and/or wine in your new kitchen :)

  4. I want a muffin! Can't wait to see the new place! Love you. Thankful God does give us seasons.

  5. Love it, SB. Your family is precious. So fun how this new house/season came at such a great time. Can't wait to see what you do with the kitchen!

  6. P.S. I love that French Canvas color! Our entire house is painted a very similar color, and I wasn't sure if I would like the monotony of it, but now I'm so glad we did it that way. It really does goes with everything, and I've yet to tire of it.

  7. It was so good to see you this past weekend, SB. I have said little prayers for you and your family this summer.
    Our house is painted all one color on the inside and I love it.


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