At least for awhile. Callie and I both have been showing signs of gluten sensitivity. So as of Monday we are gluten free. We are going without for 21 days to see how we feel.

This isn't too big of a deal, I'm currently without a stove. We are working on the kitchen and have dumped the old one. I'm waiting till everything is done to get a new one; too busy to bake anyway.

Here's some pics of the work.

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The living room seemed like a good place to start. With my kitchen as small as it is, the living room is the center of my home. This room has plaster walls and a cove ceiling. I love the sheen of the walls and wanted to keep that so I went with a satin finish on the paint.

This before shot is a little unfair. It was taken on Christmas day and the room was a mess. Still, you can see the cold feeling the white walls give the room.
First the patching. We had lots of cracks in the walls, charming in an old home, but getting out of hand. Also, there were two different whites in the room. Hard to see in the picture.
Still I was able to get paint up on the walls on day two. Because the walls and ceiling have to be the same color, I went with something light, but still warm. A buttery yellow called Palm Stem by Dutch Boy. It was so pretty.
The bookcase was tough. I decided to bring in the colors from the other rooms to tie the home together. I saw this in a home design book years ago and thought it would be perfect here. Brent was a huge help painting the backs of these shelves. The colors were also from Dutch Boy. Tomato Salsa, Young Sprout, Broken Pot, Midnight Swim and Tangerine Crush.
I also painted some old side tables I got at IKEA many years ago the Tomato Salsa color. I thought they turned out lovely.
It took about a week, but the results are well worth it. I would love some new furniture, but it's amazing how a coat of paint can make your things seem new. Now the rest of the house looks so drab.
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Crazy Sexy Diet Club
I've been a member of Crazy Sexy Life for awhile.  I love the atmosphere of the site and all the great information.  Kris Carr just released a new book, Crazy, Sexy, Diet and I ordered it tonight.  I love all her stuff and am very excited about the cleanse portion of the book.  I also love me some green juice, just can't get enough kale.  Plus, I'm curious about seeing what it would be like to remove gluten for awhile.  I will miss you seitan!
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