Two weeks before Christmas we got 4 inches of snow in Redding... the cool part is it actually stuck around for a few days. We had fun in it and so did Bails!
Around the same time , I started a good inside activity... painting our ceiling white. The beams in our house are 70's beams- dark stained and our room had white washed cedar plank. It took us about a week and 4 coats (yes my back and shoulders were killing me), but we love how it turned out. It cleans up and modernizes the room and makes a big change for about $100 spent!
Just a note if you have wood with knots you are painting you have to get a special paint to prime them or else they will show through even after 2 coats ;)
After we smooth our bedroom walls (we don't like their stucco texture) I'm going to paint them a steel blue an this weekend I'm working on some wall art. Thanks to my sister who gave us a rug, my feet are enjoying the warmth.