Monday, October 26, 2015

Almost


I'm almost ready to come out of hiding :)


I'm sorry to have been gone so long, but as you can see, it's been a little busy around here.


Scary stuff, huh?

Anyway, once I started painting the living room, I realized that I needed to paint all of the trim as well.


Then I realized that I couldn't paint the living room and leave the dining room as it was, so...


That was painted as well.

After that I had to paint the trim and corner built-ins too.

I'm sure you all know how that goes ;)

But don't worry, after it rained for over a week, eventually I got outside and noticed the changing leaves falling....


and went to a pumpkin patch and brought some pumpkins home.


So, Autumn has finally arrived with cooler weather and I'm almost done painting the last of the trim.

And I look forward to relaxing very soon.


Well, as much as I ever relax ;)

xo
rue





55 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been awfully busy! I know you'll be glad to have it all done and everything back in place looking lovely once again.

    Nice seeing you and family. :-)

    Happy Fall ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Yahoo for rain and Autumnal changes up north, beautiful! Along with pics of love ones and pumpkins to boot. Adorable doggie bed for The Cuteness:) The paint colors are perfect with your furniture and decor. Happy Fall! Kathleen in Az

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    1. My mom said you're finally getting some Fall weather down there too. Yay :)

      Happy Fall to you too, Kathleen!

      xo

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  3. You've shown enough to make me know it is going to be beautiful, Rue! And to prove oh so true that one thing does lead to another. We've missed you so much but love seeing pictures of the family enjoying October, especially Bubba enjoying October sunshine. Such a good shot, such a sweetheart!

    Dewena

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  4. Great stuff, hope you show the finished too. Great pumpkin photos.

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  5. Wow, it looks great! Love the pictures of you and Annie--beauties! The photo of Bubba in sunlight is lovely.

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  6. You all are just tooo cute!! Love little bubba, I see with the placement of some toys you've had his help. fondly ~lynne~

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  7. Welcome back, Rue - have missed you.

    Everything is going to be so fresh and nice for the holidays.

    Enjoy some leaves changing colors as much as you are able. Hugs. ♥

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  8. Wow! You have been busy! Everything is looking great though! Bubba looks as though he is relaxing enough for the both of you...lol! Too cute! Have a great week!

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  9. Hello, busy lady, you have been missed! I can't wait to see your rooms once they're all done. Your daughter is just adorable...and I love her blue nails. :-)

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  10. Hi Rue- Sure have missed you! I understand about being busy though. It will be so nice when it is all done! Can't wait to see it finished and "dressed". BTW- You look FABULOUS! xo Diana

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  11. Wow, you have been a busy little lady, Rue! It looks great. Your pup looks so much like my daughter's little guy they could be twins!

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  12. Hi Rue! I've missed you but I see you've been a very productive gal! I love the fresh color on your walls. You look so pretty and look at Annie! She's all grown up and she is beautiful. She looks like you with blonde hair! Take your time, we'll be here.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  13. Looks like you have been having fun being creative! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

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  14. dear Rue, so glad to see you are coming out of hiding..............you have been missed!! yes indeed........please come back outside to play with us!! ha ha LOL the painting is looking great! is Annie your daughter...she is so pretty!!

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  15. Do I detect some sore muscles? You are a busy girl!

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  16. and yes we are looking forward to the finished project too..but I am sure no so much as you are! It will be worth it all done!!

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  17. You have amazing stamina!!!!!! And do amazing accomplishments. Hooray for you.

    And it must feel wonderful to be nearly done!!!

    Pumpkin hugs,
    Tessa

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  18. Painting is hard work! Love the pics of all of you with the pumpkins.

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  19. It's unending isn't it? Love the changes!

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  20. Hi Rue,

    Goodness, you have been busy! It will all be worth it. So glad to see you again!

    xo
    Barb

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  21. I've got some painting to do when the carpenter finishes putting in new tile in our bathroom. I'm not look forward to it, it always seems to me that painting in smaller rooms is harder than big expanses of wall. And I know what you mean about one thing leads to another! Painting the woodwork is the hardest part of all, at least to me, You've done a fantastic job with your home, it's beautiful!

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  22. Good Afternoon Rue, That's the thing with painting a room, once you start, it seems to lead from one thing to another. I don't mind painting walls.... but ooh the skirting boards are not one of my favourite jobs.
    I am a fan of paint because I feel paintings, plates and other bits and bobs always catch the eye when hung on plain walls.
    Being a bit of a 'nosey parker' I am looking forward to seeing the end result.
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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  23. Rue
    Wow ... you have been busy, but you must be feeling so pleased.


    Love the photo's of you all with your pumpkins - they look a good size.
    So good to have you around again ...

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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  24. Rue
    Wow ... you have been busy, but you must be feeling so pleased.


    Love the photo's of you all with your pumpkins - they look a good size.
    So good to have you around again ...

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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  25. Rue
    Wow ... you have been busy, but you must be feeling so pleased.


    Love the photo's of you all with your pumpkins - they look a good size.
    So good to have you around again ...

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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  26. It is amazing how one thing leads to another isn't it! I hope that it will all be finished soon so that you can return to normal. It looks great so far! xx

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  27. This post sure made me smile :)
    I tend to do things like you.. one little project nearly always dominoes into another.

    Yay... so happy that we are about to have some cooler weather. I'm looking forward to cozy fires, scrabble, and lots of book reading.

    Love, love the darling cottage colors that you are using in your home!

    Cute picture of you all, with your big ol' pumpkins.

    Smiles :)
    ~K.

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  28. And this is why people tend to do everything all at once sometimes. If you get new carpet, the sofa looks like quap, then the curtains, and oh, the table looks dreary, and suddenly, you're packing up your significant other for a newer model.

    Ok, maybe I went too far.

    Looks like you may be ready to come out of the witness protection program, but bubba has other ideas it seems. :/

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  29. You have been very busy indeed!

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  30. Annie's gone blond, I see. I'm glad you're almost done with the painting and putting back of furniture, etc.
    Brenda

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  31. Welcome back, Rue! The cottage is looking great. I know how much work it takes, but it is so worth it when it's finished. I love the family photos. You all look so happy. Even Bubba. . .in a pensive mood sort of way. :D xo

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  32. oh! that sweet little face peering out from a safe strawberry! LOL.
    one can't be too careful if one's TINY in the midst of such a flurry of beautifying!
    and speaking of beautiful.
    good grief charlie brown! you look like a teenager. and if that's your other half with you... so CUTE!
    and annie. first. i love her name. and second. WOW.
    this post was worth waiting for.
    can't wait to see it all put back together. it's getting exciting!
    XOXO♥

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  33. Pumpkins, pumpkins, I love orange pumpkins! So glad you got a chance to go to the pumpkin patch. I still have to go. Your daughter looks a lot like you, even tilt your heads the same. What a cute picture of your doggie.

    Happy Halloween week, Rue.

    ~Sheri

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  34. Wow, that's a huge undertaking! I'm sure it's going to be beautiful when it's all completed and you're exhausted. :) I love your home and those trees are amazing!! Hope you get more color.

    xo
    Pat

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  35. You certainly have been busy! At my age I pay someone to do the painting for me. I am not allowed to get on ladders anymore. Last time I broke a foot in 5 places!

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  36. Hi Rue, so nice to see you again. Looks like you've been a very busy girl. Home projects seem to snowball once started. I know it is going to be gorgeous. Love your pumpkin pics. Happy rest of the week. xo

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  37. You are a busy, busy girl. I bet it all looks fabulous. Glad you got to the pumpkin patch...after all, what's fall without a pumpkin?

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  38. Hey, Rue! I thought it was me that was behind, ha!

    Love what you are doing---go for it all. Are those dog toys everywhere?!!!

    You and your man look so cute and that daughter of yours is a beauty. More to worry about, right?

    Happy Fall!

    Jane x

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  39. Rue, I like the exterior of your home and the graceful limbs on the elegant trees. It is just lovely.
    Ginene

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  40. Lovely to see your beautiful faces... love Annie's hair!! oh, and I'll bet the painting looks awesome. What a lot of work!!

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  41. Great family photos! Besides the yellow, I really love what appears to be a blue inside the corner cabinets. It's a lot of work! I can never keep the house ordered when I am in the middle of a project, because I get absorbed
    So lucky to welcome autumn there. Hopefully soon here. Maybe in a week...still some high 80s and low 90s. But when it does arrive, it's overnight! xoxo Su

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  42. I've missed you so I will be glad when your house is all painted!

    Cute pumpkin pics!

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  43. I'm so glad you've shown some snippets...it all is looking so beautiful...that color is amazing!! And yes, one part of painting begets another begets another...it just never ends. BUT, your entire house will have a fresh coat of paint! ;-) You are just so beautiful and I love the photo of your daughter and the one of you and your honey bunny! I've missed you and am glad you will be back soon! Love and hugs to you!!

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  44. Painting can lead to so much more than one expected. I enjoy seeing the peaks at what you are doing and everything looks so good even with the dog toys! You and your partner make a nice looking couple and your daughter is so pretty!

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  45. It is so good to see you posting again! Missed you! I came over a few times over the past weeks, in the chance I'd just missed the notifications you'd posted! Sounds like you have been very busy with all the painting! I'm working on my son's room this week. Thought it would only take a few days, but I'll be lucky to finish by next week. Most of the battle is emptying his room, and then will be to put back his stuff... my precious packrat! lol! Can't wait to see your spaces, looks like they are coming along nicely... love the color! You and your man, look really happy... so glad for you! And your daughter is just as pretty as ever! Take care, and don't work too hard! :) ~Rhonda

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  46. It's all going to look so good when you are done! Can't wait to see the before and after's. Glad you are close to coming back too!

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  47. Rue,
    So nice to see you again! All looks well with the family, smiles all around and festive pumpkins too!
    Looking forward to seeing the finished look-it will be beautiful!
    xo
    Jemma

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  48. Love the pics - i read the post above and I only have a few things on my table which I move when we eat. The table is wood with an inlaid marble (or something or other) circle that you can turn to grab what you want and that is usually where I place things when we aren't eating. Love the photos by the way of your house and kids, etc. Always fun to see others' families and of course pumpkins!

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  49. Beautiful. :-)
    I love the pumpkins.
    Carla

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  50. Busy girl. It is looking sunny and lovely. It will be gorgeous when all done. Love the puppy in the strawberry..what a cutie.

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  51. I'm impressed that you are able to tackle so many rooms at once! I need to take a year off after painting only one room!

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  52. I love your little house and wish it was close enough to come see in person!

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  53. Caught up! You worked very hard on all the house painting, but I'm glad you left time for soem fun! Annie is such a pretty young wpman. Happy belated birthday to her!

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