Posted in May 2013

it’s still a mess, but that’s okay

it’s still a mess, but that’s okay

Here’s the progression of the kitchen remodel, so far. It’s still a big mess, but it won’t be for much longer. Everything is taken from pretty much the same angle. Before: Day One Day Two – Demo done Day Three – New walls being framed Day Four – More framing Day Six – Electric and … Continue reading

six things: finding happiness

six things: finding happiness

Sometimes, the things that are making you happy are easy to find – hot beignets on vacation, a glass of wine with a seldom-seen friend, getting lost in a book. But other weeks, we have to remind ourselves to see what’s good in our everyday lives.  Last week was a really good week.  I want … Continue reading

and so it begins

and so it begins

We have packed and packed and packed. And done laundry and cleaned and rearranged. And mentally prepared ourselves for living for (at least) six weeks without a kitchen or laundry room. We baked the last cake, cooked the last pizza, and said our goodbyes to our kitchen. And then, yesterday, the big day finally arrived. … Continue reading

remodeling our life

remodeling our life

I started packing up the kitchen today, putting away preschool lunch boxes (unused for three years, now) and the small appliances that have barely been touched since being tucked far away in a cupboard nine years ago. There’s so much that goes in to making a kitchen — the heart of the home. It isn’t … Continue reading