Thursday, October 22, 2009


Finally! I actually had a bit of a stint of productivity yesterday evening. And it felt quite nice. I raked some leaves before they got completely out of hand. I finally hand washed my swimsuits and laid them out to dry. Thanks to the dandy people who came up with Dryel, I was able to "dry clean" a bunch of my sweaters. If you haven't already, you should really try that stuff. It's amazing. I done some ironing and promptly decided that some of those clothes are really not worth the time it takes to iron them. I also worked on getting my art/craft/project room in decent order.

I was thinking, while hanging paper lanterns in my project room, about how I used to despise the color pink. As a young girl I hated pink. I guess I thought I was too tough for it. But now I adore pink. I think it is one of the prettiest, happiest, bright, mood lifting colors there is. It goes well with about anything. It can be soft and understated or bold and vivacious. Pink really is such a great color. How on earth could I have shunned it for so long? I mean, just look at that room above. Doesn't it just make you smile? God was surely in a good mood when He came up with peonies, don't you think?

What color makes you smile? Like really, truly, happy making color.

* photo from House Beautiful.


Elise said...

I feel the same way about pink - I still kind of hate it, but whenever I wear something pink, I get loads of stuff like "Pink is really your colour!" Weird.

Lots of colours float my boat: dark purple, lots of different blue shades like turquoise, sea-blue, navy blue; all kinds of reds and scarlets.

I love the idea of colour therapy and moods and how they affect you. Whenever I wanted a day off work, I'd wear white and beige. The beige totally washes me out and my boss would always say "You look awful!! Go home immediately!!" and I'd be all like, "Thanks, beige" and then skip off homeward bound.


Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Oh I just love productive days like that! And the color that makes me smile is the brown of my sweetheart's eyes :)

Sarah Klassen said...

Such a pretty room -- delightful is an understatement! I'm laughing about the peonies bit...too cute. Pink is one of the happiest of colors. Oddly enough, I don't decorate with yellow, but it makes me happy and makes me smile instantly...I think if I were to re-do my space, I would consider yellows, grays, and white.


{g} said...

adore pink. congratulations on a productive day and wishing you a fantastic november :)