When we moved in, I removed wallpaper from the entry and painted it a pale yellow color. Eventually, I painted the living room a different pale yellow color that I still love (Behr-Castle Stone) and we planned to match the entry ... eventually. That was several years ago and the entry has taken a beating since it was flat paint.
I painted it yesterday ... finally! Its hard to see the true color. Its not as light as it appears here.
I also removed the child-proof gate that went from the wall beside the table to the side of the front door that's been there for 3 years. I forgot how spacious it was. Now, I just hope the novelty of the open space wanes for my little ones so I can keep it off permanently.
Today, I went to Anthropologie for the first time in a very long time. I had fun trying on all the great clothes and browsing the great selection of home items. Then, I browsed at J. Crew. I left empty-handed which is probably the best thing for my wallet.
Now, I have Boeuf Bourguignon simmering in a cast iron pot in the oven. I saw the Barefoot Contessa make it a few years ago and wondered how good it was after seeing pretty much an entire bottle of wine emptied into the pot. The other night, we watched Julie and Julia and there was the same dish again except this time it was Julia Child's recipe. I decided to give it a shot and judging by my sampling of the incomplete dish, its incredible! No wine flavor. Can't wait to eat. With all the bacon fat involved, its probably a good thing that my night will wrap up with belly dancing tonight. (UPDATE: The dish was amazing! Probably the most labor intesive thing I've ever made but totally worth the approx. 5 hours of cooking.)
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!