We - really my dear husband - has been working on home improvements. We decided that the children are old enough to paint their rooms with no fears of them messing it up. We let them assist in picking out colors which they did an excellent job of by the way.
Sorry that the colors don't show up very well. The first two are one room which is a very nice blue; the second two is a blue/green that depends upon the light which color it looks more like; and the last two are of a very elegant pink room.
We are all very pleased with how it has turned out. There is one more room left to do and then all the upstairs rooms will finally have color. It has been put on hold due to summer approaching and the need to plant food. Food is definitely more important than me having a finished craft room/office. So we will do that at some point toward the end of summer or beginning of fall.
Some of the things we have discovered: how awesome our kirby vaccuum is. My husband has been cleaning the carpets before he starts to paint and we have the correct attachments for this and it works great! We have friends to thank for this as they gave us their kirby because it was just too heavy for them to use. I have growing teenage boys so they can lug it around. It is good to have such generous friends. The boys also study while my dh cut in the rooms. So, the older boy will be cutting in the ceiling and paint the ceiling of the craft room. A good skill for them to learn.
That's it for now. Hopefully the next post will have pictures of the garden!