Choosing Kitchen Appliances

Appliances are a pertinent component of the kitchen. Not only are they the primary purpose for cooking + food prep, but appliances contribute a large part to the overall aesthetic. Basically the appliances have 2 major roles... they have to be highly-functional AND look fabulous!  They're a … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation: Details

I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness + sweet thoughts for the new kitchen space. It being called, A HAPPY KITCHEN, was by far my favorite comment because that just completely + perfectly sums up the new setting.  A happy space is exactly how I envisioned the new kitchen to look + … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation: REVEAL + Resources

In less than a month, we'll be living in our home 6 years.  6 years. The fastest 6 of my life. More than double the time of any place we've lived before. We moved here as a family of 3 and now we're a family of 5 + a cute white little kitty. Life has changed so much and as much as our family + … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation: Paint + Wallpaper

You know if we're at the point of talking about paint, it has to almost be complete. That's right... we are mere days away from wrapping up the kitchen renovation and I still can't believe it's real.  When I look over to our kitchen area and my eyes see an entire new space, I want to cry.  It's … [Read more...]

Kitchen Backsplash Tile Options + Inspirational Ideas

Yesterday's post was filled with tips + useful information on choosing the right subway tile.  It's amazing how many different styles + colors there are to choose from, so hopefully with the insight from my personal experience scouring the tile stores for our kitchen renovation, you are armed with a … [Read more...]

Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash Installation

We're 6 days in to the new year and I finally have a post up - HAPPY NEW YEAR. My biggest personal project ever closed out 2015, AND the same project is kicking off 2016... THE KITCHEN. It's almost complete.  I'm days away from sharing the big reveal, but before that I've been excitedly … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation: Choosing a Quartz Countertop

Demo is complete. Hardwood floors are stained. Cabinets have been installed. Countertops are FINISHED. You heard me right... we have counters, which means we have a sink, which means we have use of a kitchen. YES! It has been a busy few weeks around our homestead, but the kitchen is … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation: The Cabinets

It's been about 2+ weeks since I shared an update on the progress of the kitchen renovation and A LOT has happened! Once the hardwood floors were complete and we were able to move back into our home, the CABINETS ARRIVED.  It was a very, very exciting day to say the least. For this kitchen … [Read more...]

Kitchen Progress: Staining Hardwood Floors

We are still full-force ahead with the kitchen renovation through Lowe's. Last week was equal to a roller coaster ride with lots ups & downs, but we kept chugging along and now another week is upon us.  I *think* I can say, I see the light... Since I left off last, a lot of progress has … [Read more...]

Demo Day: Steps for Demolishing the Kitchen

Demo Day means one thing... construction has begun! Last week demolition of the existing kitchen started and I was full of emotions from excitement to nervousness.  After months of planning, I just couldn't believe the day had come. After spending the weekend clearing + cleaning out the … [Read more...]