Well…you all know how to make someone smile! Here I was thinking I was gonna make some of you smile and BOOM you turned it around on me! Since my post last night I have gotten at least thirty messages, texts, and/or phone calls from some of my closest peeps who believed they needed to know the scoop! I have laughed my head off at all of you crazy people!
So, I guess now I should let the “big secret” out huh? Ok…here it is: My real name is JoAnna Gaines. Don’t believe me? Oh well, I’m reasonably sure we are at least sisters. Right?
Just kidding. My real sister, Tracy is probably closer to being kin to JoAnna than I am; but I do have the ability to fall instantly in love with anything JoAnna decorates…and copy it! I remember the day Greg and I stood in the kitchen and decided that we were gonna paint everything white. He wanted the cabin to have a “cottage” feel to it and thought that white was the perfect color to use as a blank slate. That was before I knew about JoAnna.
When I saw Fixer Upper for the first time I was a goner! Everything about JoAnna and Chip makes me happy…from their crazy antics to their faith in God. I just love them and their style! Needless to say it didn’t take long to discover what color I needed to use on my walls. For the record…does anyone have a clue how many THOUSANDS of colors of white there are? Like millions of thousands….
Anyway, my handy-dandy Pinterest app informed me that JoAnna had used Alabaster in her farmhouse…so that is the only color I even considered! AND. I. LOVE. IT.
The girls loved it too…
So now instead of walls that look like this….
We have walls that look like this….
And just like that I have my shiplap walls painted Alabaster white with all of the cracks and imperfections that I wanted!!! YaaaaHOOOOOOOOO!!!
Now we get to start the fun stuff…and we should see some major finishing happening in the next two to three weeks. I am beside myself with excitement!!! This blank slate is about to turn into our cozy little home. Stay tuned…and by the way…y’all crack me up so much you might need to stay on your toes…the messages I got last night have given me fuel for some major fun!! LOL!!
It’s time to get to work so I have to run…literally! My sweet little sidekick…aka slave driver…Ginger Beavers is on her way!! This day is gonna be awesome!
Oh! I almost forgot. Ginger gave me the BEST compliment EVER yesterday. We were talking on the phone and out of nowhere she said, “I am so glad to see the old Emily is back”. I am not even gonna lie…I almost cried! She is the first person to tell me that I am getting back to my old happy self again. I’ve been told that I seem happier each day, but not that the old Emily was back. When I heard those words come out of her mouth I was filled with hope and happiness. I know I am feeling a lot better, but to hear it from someone who knows the old me was a great confidence booster.
Greg’s Emily died the same day he did…but Emily’s Emily didn’t. She is still here and she is SO ready to ENJOY the rest of her life! Praise God! Look out world…here she comes!!!