We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ideas Needed

I need help for my family room. I want to change it up for spring but I'm very overwhelmed and confused as to what to do with it. The first thing I need to do is paint the walls. I've always hated the pukey, peachy, hideous color. 




This is an old, old picture of the room (June 2006) back when it was still mine. In the winter I would curl up on the couch, have a fire going and watch tv by myself. The gold fireplace screen is gone now so that's a giant plus.


This was taken February 2010, Valentina's first birthday party only a month after sissy died. I have no memory of it but this is kind of how it looks now, only there's even more kid crap in there. As you can see, I finally got some decent bookcases on either side of the fireplace. The green chair is also gone and I have Trina's wooden rocking chair that is priceless to me. Mom has done a great job of trying to keep the toys organized in bins and containers but of course the toys still overrun the room. 

I'm just at a loss of what to do with it. I would like to do a mocha color with tangerine but Norm keeps vetoing that. The dining room and living room are teal and apple green for the summer. In the winter I change it to red and darker green. My house has kind of an open floor plan so it kind of needs to be able to flow with the rest of the house but again, I'm just at a loss. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Now I'm going to try to get some inspiration from Pinterest.