Weekend Update

So the last week or so has been incredibly frustrating which is one of the reasons I haven’t posted all week long.. and one of the reasons I haven’t been motivated to take pictures, so I apologize in advance that their are no images to accompany this rather long winded rant! To start off with, the […]

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The Appliances Arrive and the Countertops Depart..

It was an exciting weekend with the arrival of the kitchen appliances and the hanging of the new cabinets and a little frustrating as well. The weekend started with another trip to ikea friday night because I had decided I wanted the “Stat” doors instead of the “Lidingo” doors because I realized I might want […]

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Kitchen Floor Solution!

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful responses to my Kitchen Floor Conundrum post of yesterday morning!  Here’s an update..   Once I had the idea of a “washed” wood floor look in my mind I knew I had to consider it as an alternative to the not-quite-rightly-sized checkboard floor. Back at the floor showroom […]

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Kitchen Floor Conundrum

First of all, I forgot to post that I finished painting the kitchen… and wonder of all wonders,  I actually like the color (now there’s a first!) I wanted it to be similar to the silvery blue of the dining room but with a touch more green. So I went with Benjamin Moore “Silver Crest” […]

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Country Kitchen a la JCPenney?

I’ve seen alot of these JCPenney country kitchen pieces featured in decorating mags this spring, and they’re all on clearance now!  I’m thinking any one of these would look so cute in our dining room: Cottage Kitchen Hutch – now $199 (my fave I think) Or this Buffet for just $149! And lastly this Victorian Buffet & […]

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The guest room is painted!

So I posted this image before (from brocade home) as an inspiration for our tiny guestroom.. And here’s another “Virtual inspiration board” of ideas for that room: So when it came time to chose paint color, I went with “Chapel Spire” by Muralo (my favorite paint brand so far). It seemed to be a very […]

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Spring has officially sprung…

The pergola.. Close up of the rhodies.. close up of hydrangeas and roses.. (and the oh so lovely “xterra”) well hello there…

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Seeing the floor through the tar..

So I think I mentioned in my post about our final walkthrough before closing how exuberant we were do learn that there were original hardwood floors under the ratty and disgusting carpet that covered the entire upstairs: Our excitement was a bit short lived. It wasn’t until we ripped up the old carpet that we […]

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The Odyssey of the Kitchen Appliances

My wonderful husband Jeff travels alot for work and has an uncanny knack for not being around in times of crises…like yesterday for example. Known as Thursday May 31st to all of you, but to me it was officially “The-Last-Day-of-the-Sears-Appliance-Sale-on-which-I-MUST-choose-all-my-appliances.”  I have spoken to you about my pathological indecisiveness before in regards to paint colors, and that’s bad enough. […]

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