The Kind of Family Who Makes Cinnamon Rolls

By |October 6th, 2014|

When I showed you the kitchen reveal last week, I showed you how it really looks 90% of the time… Something about it–the mess, the kids, the Nana rolling out dough.  It makes me happy.  And I want to be the kind of family that makes homemade Cinnamon Rolls.   Ree’s glorious, buttery, […]

Kitchen Cabinet Updates

By |July 25th, 2014|

Speaking of my favorite white paint color, here is a peek of the kitchen progress…

As you can see, the process isn’t quite finished, but we are getting close.  I wanted to share a little sneak peek with you here…I’m in love, love with the simple shaker-style cabinet doors and how clean it all feels with […]

dreaming of a white kitchen

By |July 15th, 2013|

Good Monday to y’all!  I’m thrilled to start the week, as I’ve dubbed this one my “slow week for the summer.”  Ha!

We’ll see what I can do to change that, as I know I probably will.  On to business today…

If there’s one room in our house, that I would […]

Some Kitchen Details

By |February 2nd, 2011|

I wanted to thank you guys from my inner being for all your sweet comments and prayers for my dad.  It means SO very much and definitely has given me a second wind of resilience.
He is doing a bit better tonight.  As a matter of a fact, I’m catching some TV with him because he […]

My Dad and A Kitchen Update: Open Shelving

By |January 31st, 2011|

Here’s the funny thing.

You write about telling your story, and it seems as though my mind and heart were preparing for sharing another chapter.

In short, because I just can’t communicate clearly right now…my dad is in the hospital right now.  He came in thinking he was having another heart attack, but it turned out to […]

What’s Up With Me and Chalkboards and A Guest Judge

By |December 9th, 2010|

I’m not sure what has gotten into me lately, but it seems I can’t get enough of chalkboards.  I’m painting the kids’ furniture with it, gifting it, and I’m pretty sure there are 3 different types in our kitchen/entry area.
So when I noticed a big, blank, blah side of our island, what do you think […]

A Painted Door

By |December 9th, 2010|

photo courtesy of kevin and layla palmerI asked Layla on and off all day, “what would you do here? What about there?”And the one thing she said with certainty was,”You gotta paint that laundry room door.  And maybe the pantry door, too.”She felt like it was the perfect spot for a statement, and it would […]

Family Rules Art and Glimpses of the Kitchen

By |November 14th, 2010|

I guess I should apologize for the lengthiness of this post….so I’m sorry, but hopefully you won’t get too bored.We have been a bit lazy around here, which is just what we needed, and I’m so thankful for those quiet moments to be with my family.I ran across Lindsey’s blog last fall, and immediately fell in […]

Cluttered to Chic

By |March 19th, 2010|

Oh, the built-in’s.
They are a thorn in my side, constantly nagging me to do something with them, to give them a little love as I do the rest of the house.
And yet, this is how they were looking a couple of days ago….

Just a cluttery, big mess.  […]

Working Away

By |March 18th, 2010|

It was weird for me to be absent for a couple of days!  I’ve had lots going on here, with our attic renovation and with projects around the house.  Because I like to host parties, events in our home.Matt and I both feel like we are so blessed to have the home we live in […]