Wednesday, July 7, 2010

gray, gray or gray?

Maybe it's all the rain we've been having, but I'm all about gray. Not in mood, but in paint color. I have spent the last two days running all over town trying to find the perfect shade of gray for our bedroom. After many, many (MANY!) swatches and samples and 2 oz jars slathered over our wall, it was time to pick one or be committed to an insane asylum. And to that question I say - Benjamin Moore Paper White OC-55. I always end up going with Benjamin Moore. They just have the most amazing selection. I also tend to gravitate towards the colors in their historical collection. The best thing I did was pick a color that was much lighter than what I would have thought. It practically looks white on the card, but once I got it on my wall, it is a smooth, warm dove gray. Yum.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Scraping in just over the wire- the Sour Cream Coffee Cake! It's cooling now for my in-laws arrival, so I will post later when we have had a chance to taste it. Initial thoughts: it looks and smells amazing. My sneaky taste of the batter found it light (tasting - theres nothing light about this baby!) and creamy. The cake seems really moist and airy and has a lot of spring to it. I am glad I buttered and floured the pan well, it looks like it shouldn't be too sticky. I hope.