This year Macy's decided to have their fireworks on the Hudson river instead of the East river, so there was nothing viewable from our balcony. We did get to see lots of cool boats head downtown to watch the show, though. Instead of leaving town for the long weekend, Chris and I worked on settling into our new digs. I was able to find some environmentally friendly, fume-free, non-toxic wall paint at Home Depot. The only drawback is there was a really limited palette of colors to choose from, and most of them were earthy, muted colors. We chose this pretty sky blue for the living room. (It's actually a bit brighter than this pic shows.) I'm all about painting accent walls, rather than doing the entire room. It's so much easier and has just as much of an effect. The bedroom and Penny's room will be yellow (with one chalkboard wall!), but that will have to wait till next weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!