5.13 2013

Mother’s Day, and a Hutch.

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Me and my girls

I hope all you Moms had a wonderful day on Sunday! My kids and hubby were super sweet to me for Mom’s Day…I was woken to my favorite breakfast in bed with scrambled eggs, grapefruit, and coffee. I received beautiful poetry from Kassidy, a really cool Facebook post from Chloe, and a hand sculpted clay bowl with a momma bird and her eggs, meticulously painted and dried, from Kate. We got ready, went to church, came home, and prepped food to celebrate my wonderful Mom with a family BBQ. It was a fabulous day!

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9.19 2012

My love of white kitchens

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white kitchen cabinets

I’ve done many white kitchens in the past and I never tire of the look of them. They just seem timeless to me.

I had the opportunity to paint my parents’ oak kitchen cabinets white and when I am over there I always admire how much they brighten up their space. I finally got around to taking an after picture the other day at my sister in law’s baby shower. Here are some “during” pictures as I forgot to take some shots before I got started:

And after:

I love the black hardware against the white for contrast. (I used Benjamin Moore Aura paint in Acadia White.)

On another note, I’m very excited that Kevin and I are going to be building our farmhouse kitchen table soon. He drew up a plan of what we’ve been talking about and here is what we are thinking it will look like:

It’ll take us a few weeks but hopefully I’ll have the after pictures to share sooner than later. I recently finished painting my kitchen cabinet casings (again) and am working on the doors and drawers so there are a lot projects going on at once! Oh, the joys of being a DIY’er and a nester. The projects never end!

5.9 2011

Mom’s Laundry Room Makeover

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I hope everyone had a great time celebrating Mother’s Day!
We did things a little different this year, and gave Mom our sweat equity
to show her our love and appreciation for all she has done for us.
She and Dad recently moved into a new house, and she’s been making it a home.
She wanted her laundry room to look clean and cheerful, so that’s what we gave her! READ THE REST //