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Mom's House Update-Kitchen Paint Color

Last week my mom and I picked out the paint color for the kitchen. The color we decided on is called Desert Fortress by Valspar.

This is what it looked like in Valspar's online Color Selector tool.  It's in the orange neutral collection, and I think it will work really well with my mom's dark wood floors.  We also purchased a primer that we got tinted in the same color.  So hopefully we'll only need one coat of paint.

I've also been looking for curtains for the space, and these are the ones I'm leaning towards at the moment. I love the pinch pleat, and I think the color will add a little life to the space (contrasting the beige walls and dark brown floors).  Time will tell if there are actually the ones I pick, but for now, the price (and the look) is right!

Hopefully I'll begin priming the walls tomorrow.  I'm so ready for this room to be complete!

On another note, I ordered our Christmas cards this past weekend.  I know it's early, but I had a good promotion I could use if I ordered them before the end of the month.  I ended up getting 40 cards for $30!  Yes, please.  Last year Jon and I used one of our wedding photos for our card picture, but this year we have the whole family in it (Riley and Remington).  We took our first family photo (all 4 of us) on Saturday, and I can't quit staring at the one we decided to use.  I love my little family!

This is one of the outtakes from the shoot.  While it's not the one we used, it does make me smile big.  Riley is doing the Elvis curled lip, Jon is looking at her and Remi is yawning to the left.  I love how candid it is. :)  I'll be sure to post the one we chose when we send out our cards!

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