Friday, January 25, 2013

This Week (Instagram Style)


I survived a grading frenzy........


I survived thanks to my favorite hot tea and leopard Snuggie.

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I ordered my very last pumpkin spice latte (til next fall)......


I had a little moment of silence after they told me they used up the syrup for my order.

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I may have broken my shopping ban for ONE Etsy purchase.......


I could not let this tea towel get away from me.  It's my favorite Pyrex pattern. 

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Missouri weather.  One minute it is 60 out, and I'm spray painting.  Next thing you know, we have inside recess for days on end..........


If you can't beat em, join em.

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And lastly, I put the ole fireplace on Instagram for some opinions........


To paint or not?

The brick, that is.  White or ivory.

I received some passionate NO votes.

What sayeth you?






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Linking up with......High Five for Friday and Insta-Friday.


35 comments:

  1. I say white. Go bold!

    Grading frenzy....booo. At least you're done, right?!

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  2. Fireplace...my vote is ivory. White would probably be too bright.

    Kentucky weather isn't much better :/

    Stopping by from the H54F link up to follow your blog!

    --Jaime @ http://tobystailsblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping in! And weighing in too!

      I think I'm ready for SPRING!

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  3. How did I miss this last picture?! I LOVE how you've decorated our mantel!!! And I wouldn't paint it, I love a classic brick fireplace.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  4. That was a great reason to break your shopping ban - love that tea towel!
    My vote is no paint :) Stopping by from #H54F

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    1. Thank you!!!!!!!!! Yes, I HAD TO HAVE IT!

      And I'm thinking the NO votes are winning!!!

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  5. I painted mine & have loved it. My great room is dark so painting the fireplace was like letting the sunshine in. Good luck with your choice!!!! Happy weekend! Jan

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  6. Hey! I am stopping by from #H54F blog hop! If you get a chance stop by and check out my blog..I have a great giveaway today! I vote keep it non-painted brick!!!! Have a great day!

    Chelsee
    Southern Beauty Guide
    Southernbeautyguide.blogspot.com

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  7. I just came across your blog and LOVE it! My vote is NO for painting the fireplace. I'm sure it would look awesome if you did, but the non-painted bricks are gorgeous!

    Molly from littlebittyprettylife.blogspot.com

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    1. I think the "no" votes are winning!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for dropping in!

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  8. Your fireplace is beautiful. Don't touch it!

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  9. I really love the fireplace as is! I don't think it needs the paint!

    I've been wearing my Snuggie all week to keep warm. Wish I could wear it at work, haha.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    January Group Giveaway!

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    1. I know!!!!!!! Surely they wouldn't care. Warm employee = happy, productive employee?

      Thanks! I think the NO votes are winning!

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  10. Keep the vintage grove with the natural brick. Also, painted brick is a bear to strip later on when the painted-brick look goes out of fashion, ugh. The exposed brick look is the way to go in my book. But I will still read your blog if you DO go ahead and paint it white ;-)

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    1. HA! Well, thank you! I wondered if I'd be doing a disservice to the brick by painting it.......since I'm a "keep it original" type when it comes to old furniture and stuff.

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  11. I actually love painted brick fireplaces. ;) XO

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    1. Thank you for weighing in! I am SO TORN! I just can't decide what to do!!!!

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  12. I used to have a leopard snuggie! I miss that thing! :)

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  13. So glad you survived the grading session. :) Even if it did make you a banana. :)
    And unless your Decor is sleek and modern (which I really can't see from you) I would leave the fireplace as is. It is lovely and perfect. Now if your Decor really is sleek and modern, you must post pictures to convince me and then you should probably change the name of your Blog. :) Happy weekend!

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  14. I love these weekly wrap ups you do. What a great glimpse into your life and your world. The tea towel is adorable. I definitely endorse this purchase. It's really one of a kind and totally you. AND, if you are looking to brighten up your space, I vote for painting the brick. If you are hoping to keep it looking cozy, I vote to leave it as it is.

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  15. NO PAINT!!! =] Exposed brick is gorgeous!!!

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  16. Danavee, yes! prime and paint and enjoy the wonders of the fresh new home center. Do it! Do it! Do it!

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  17. I would paint it ivory, but I'm not a brick girl.

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  18. Congrats on surviving the grading! And Pumpkin spice lattes...mmmm....I miss them already!
    I'm having mixed feelings on the brick though. The fireplace in our house was already painted white when we moved in and I love it, but I also love the brick look...I think both would look great!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Sapir
    thesapphirequeen.blogspot.com

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  19. Cute blog! Visiting from H54F! Happy Friday! Xo
    Come by and follow wideospaces.blogspot.com

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  20. nice photos :)

    visit my blog ^^
    www.luchluchcraft.blogspot.com

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  21. I sayeth no. It isnt a bad brick. Its cozy and classic!

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    1. Thank you! I think I'm in agreement!

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  22. i say no painty!! its too cute as it is!

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    1. Okay, I think I'm leaning that direction! No paint!

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  23. PAINT IT.

    Grant you once it's painted there is no going back. However a fresh coat of paint will really bring it to life and make a wonderful center piece.

    Here is a fireplace I highlighted on my blog http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2182785298990202353#editor/target=post;postID=7950092960371954343

    White or a cream would look lovely.

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    1. I am SO NERVOUS! But I've seen some really great painted fireplaces!! SO TORN!

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  24. Let me try posting that link again. The right way.

    http://iprefervintage.blogspot.com/2012/11/fireplace-gets-new-life.html

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