Happy day! A 2-man painting crew has been in the basement today painting it a nice shade of yellow — Benjamin Moore’s Mellow Yellow for those who are curious. We have been converting it to a playroom since we moved my office space out of the basement a few months ago.

The space is small and pretty dark. It desperately needed a coat of something cheery to brighten it up and I haven’t had the time/energy to make it happen. Ben Blair saved the day again and scheduled the painters. They’ll be done tomorrow. Lovely.

The only downside is the painting has interrupted my internet connection. Here it is 5:00 and I’m just getting online. I swear I’m completely dysfunctional without the world wide web.

Anyway. This is just a quick post to invite you to listen-in to tonights podcast hosted by Kristen Chase of Motherhood Uncensored. We’ll be talking about Christmas traditions, last minute gift ideas, decorations. Lots of good holiday stuff. You can find the podcast here.

Also. Many, many readers sent in brilliant questions. Thank you! I had quite a time sifting through them. But I’ve emailed the winners — and an alternate — and am waiting to receive confirmation that they’re available to call in. If you sent in a question, please check your inbox.

I’m so excited. This is my first Design Mom podcast experience. Hope you’ll join me.