the magic of bayberry

(here is when we were priming. It is now a gorgeous bayberry brown. pics later)

About two weeks ago, my mom, sisters and I decided that a new paint job was needed on our first floor of the house. Is it just me, or is picking out paint colors is the hardest thing?! I practically walk away after 20 minutes of looking at different shades of grey, or tan, blue, green, charcoal black..ahg! I lose it after a while and suddenly all colors look the same. lol! Thankfully, my mom and Bree have a lot more patience! :D They were finally able to decide on the paint colors (one of which was bayberry lol) and well..we've been painting a lot. But after two weeks we are almost done! 

 We also discovered a new park with a lake the other day! No, it isn't the same as this one. ;) My family and I enjoyed a lovely picnic and loads of fun word games. Who knew trying to make people think of pumpkin was so hard?! lol! And my brothers had a blast trying to catch fish. They were kind of sad that they didn't get any though. :P Hopefully we will be able to catch some when we go camping for my birthday! Haha, yeah, I am the camping type. :D I'll have a blogpost up after our trip with load of photos. ;) Some of you may remember our camping trip last year? Yeah..it was an experience! :D 

 My piano playing has slowed down a bit with how busy I've been painting, but today I plan to try to finish learning "Autumn Leaves". I never thought I could get to playing with two hands, but I can do it! Nothing like a bit of a boost to your confidence, right? :D I really enjoy playing the piano, and once school starts, I know I am going to be more frequent in my time spent practicing. :) Maybe I will be able to upload a video of the song when I finish it, would you all like that? :D 

 Do you like painting??
When was the last time you went camping?



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  1. We painted our house a few years back, too! We had this hideous green wallpaper in most of the rooms, so we ripped it all away and repainted most of the upper rooms with this tan-ish, gold-ish color (our kitchen, bathrom, and bedrooms stayed the same, though) But my parents have half tan, and half purple in their room, since that's their two favorite colors ^^

    And then about three years ago we painted the outside of our house, too! My dad didn't like the color very much haha.

    Happy early birthday! ^^ I'm not much of a camper haha. I'm definitely a city girl; in fact, for my birthday I purposely went downtown to look at the shops :P I think if I ever went camping, someone would have to pay me :P

    I'd love to see a vid of your piano playing! Have a good time on your camping trip! ^^

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. Hahaha, painting is quite the adventure, isn't it?! Is it just me, or do paint fumes make you laugh hysterically for no reason?? ;) lol! Yeah...when we first moved to this house (almost 11 years ago! Yike!) there was pink, flowered wallpaper and blue everywhere. Oh sooooo bad. lol!

      Ohh wow! That must have been a task! Do you remember how much paint it took?? I can imagine a lot! It feels like we are always going to the hardware store for "just one more gallon..". lol!

      Aww! Thanks!! Hahaa, I am very much of the down-to-earth type of girl. I prefer being in the wonderful forest than in a shop in a town somewhere. Just me though! ;) My sisters are more like you! lol! I think that my older sister always goes to town for her birthday... haha

      Oh okay!! I'll have to work hard at it. I'm glad you want to see it..you've given me some motivation! ;) Thanks! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend too! When do you go back to school?

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  2. You have been nominated! http://authorofmyhope11.blogspot.com/2015/08/infinity-dreams-award-sisterhood-of.html#comment-form
    Abigail Grace

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  3. Awesome post! I can't wait to see pictures later of your paint job! Yes! I would love to see a video of your piano playing! :) Have a lovely afternoon, Julia, dear! <3
    -Clara

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    1. Oh yes! I hopefully will be able to take a bunch of photos soon! Today I worked on ripping old wallpaper border off in a room. Then..tomorrow PAINT! :P Yeah. I'm getting sick of painting. lol! Oh well. ;) Aww, thanks! I would love to see a video of your's too. ;) You too, dear!! <3

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  4. Can't wait for pics of the new color ;)! Ugh, I know, choosing a color of paint is sooo hard! I love blue and green shades, as well as grey.

    P.S. Isn't your birthday the 23rd?

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    1. Haha! I'll try to get up a post soon! :D Isn't it?? Like seriously. THE WORST. ;)
      Actually, it is tomorrow! :D lol! How are you doing? :)

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  5. Yeah colors get to me . . . seeing them just sitting there on a shelf for twenty minutes isn't really inspiring. ;) I'd rather they have a bunch of rooms with the colors on the walls, just to show what it actually looks like. And I would LOVE to see a video of you playing the piano. ;)
    TWO DAYS UNTIL 16!! ;) Whoop whoop!

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    1. Totally not. lol!! Hey, that's actually a really good idea! I've tried looking them up on Google, but I can't really get what I'm looking for. :P Aww, thanks! I'll try to get a really good one. ;) ;)
      Haahaa! It's CRAZY! I'm not ready. ;)

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  6. I so want to paint our living room, but my parents aren't really up for that challenge. I'm trying to convince them to paint our living room and the whole outside of the house, but. I guess they're not like those people who suddenly decide to paint a room.
    ~Ellie;P
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com
    P.S. It'd mean so much if you could enter in my giveaway for a bag from Etsy.
    Thanks!

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    1. Yeah...it is a big challenge to paint! And it costs a lot.. lol! Maybe sometime in the future they will be up for it! :D Oh thanks! I'll go check it out. :)

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  7. Hey, Julia! I replied to your comment on my Back to School Giveaway post, I'm not sure if you saw it. If you're still interested in entering, let me know! :)

    Emily // Lynde Avenue

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    1. Oh thanks so much Emily! You are so sweet! :D I will go check it out again. ;)

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  8. Hey, happy birthday girl! :))))) sweet seventeen!

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    1. Thanks Aliyah! :D It's actually my 16th, but thats okay. ;) :D

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