Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I am getting a new kitchen!

Yes, you read that correctly... I am getting a NEW kitchen!!  But it will be over period of time, ha ha.  For now all I am going to tell you is that walls have been repainted, shelves are being emptied, interiors painted and lined plus baskets and jars are being collected.  And there might even be a new light fixture or two involved... (thats still in the discussion stage...)  And the best thing about the "NEW" kitchen is the cost will be fairly minimal.  Currently the only expense we are looking at is a gallon of paint, a single light fixture, a new countertop, and ... a NEW STOVE.  My current one has issues such as burning the bottoms of muffins while leaving the tops underdone, warped interior, failing elements, and a quirky thermostat... just to name a few.

The new color is Ralph Lauren's Tomato as seen here.

Here is a progression of what our kitchen has looked like:

The previous owner's decor and paint scheme.

What used to be the current look pre-flooring.

I can hardly wait to show you what all I have up my sleeve but it will have to wait a bit longer as we have a few family obligations to attend to first!

But here are a few inspiration photos to give you a better idea of what "we" are planning.


Have a Happy Independence Day
aka 4th of JULY!

Thank you for the thoughts and prayers!

I just wanted to say thank you for ALL of your thoughts and prayers during this trying time.  Things are going much better and we were able to have many questions that have lingered in our minds for years answered.  Some good, some not so good but all brought peace of mind.

So once again thank you and know that your kind words meant more to me than I can ever express!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Taking time away to regroup....

Well friends I am afraid I am going to be gone for a while... right now my head and heart are just not in my blog or much of anything for that matter.  Please keep me in prayer as I am going through a VERY difficult time right now.  I received news yesterday that my dad died almost a month ago.... apparently there has been no known next of kin on all documents.  In fact right now I am trying to track down death certificate, coroner, etc as I am the only next of kin since my parents divorced after I graduated from high school.  Lets just say the whole thing reads like some weird mystery novel or soap opera.  I will be back... in time.  But for now, well life needs my full attention or at least what I can give.  Thankfully I have a family who is pulling around me right now and I know the Lord will give me the strength to continue on.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paint, paint, and more paint!

Have I got some surprises up  my sleeves for you!  Well for my whole family in all honesty... our youngest is the only one who is completely in the know and he's keeping mum!

All I can say is...




(Have you noticed how odd the word paint looks when you write it betimes?)

(okay if you haven't noticed I have a thing for archaic words... ha ha)

Yes we are talking multiple rooms, furniture, and accessories! Once done our eldest will have a "new" bedroom, the brand new half bath will be accessorized, and we will have a "new" kitchen.  The cost is being kept at a minimum with paint, "found" accessories, and a few new items such as shelf brackets from Ikea.  Yep we are planning a DAY trip to Ikea... hopefully tomorrow depending on how my sweet husband feels.  Otherwise we will head down to Indy for a day of shopping instead... 

Hope you have a great week!

Hopefully I'll be back later this week with updates but I won't make any promises as we have a birthday to celebrate!

An afternoon spent with FIVE 12 to 13 year old boys!
(we are praying for warm temperatures so they can spend the afternoon swimming!)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Addition is DONE....

... now the work FUN begins!
The Family room

A view of the pool and soon to be patio area

The other side of the family room.

The sweet powder room!

The guest/music/craft/exercise room.

The exercise/storage alcove in the "guest/craft" room.

Can you tell I am trying to stake my claim on this room?
Because one, possibly two other somebodies are trying to make it into their space as well!
One day this "alcove" might become a walk-in closet but for now it will hold the Bowflex and shelves for craft supplies.

Do you see that gorgeous door?  Well we found out they go on sale on a regular basis... and we get a 10% military discount on top of it.  So one by one the remainder of the doors in the house are going to be replaced with these arched beauties.

Now the work FUN begins.... and I already found the most incredible chair already!