Signing Off….

We are headed back East for a little over a week to visit with family and friends.  As excited as we are, planning for Christmas with a 1 and 3 year old to shop for has been a ch...

Kitchen Anticipation….

I mentioned yesterday that our kitchen cabinets are due in later in the week.  We are replacing / re-orienting the island, moving the pantry and adding a butler's pantry.  We dec...

Formal Powder Room Progress…..

A while back I mentioned that we were going to change out the fixtures in our old powder room.  It had a black chinoiserie vanity (which I sold) with a black sink and toilet.  Th...

Lighting Love…

To say that I am agonizing over lighting for over our kitchen table would be an understatement.  Do you know how hard it is to find a chandelier that works with 8 ft. ceilings?  ...

Basketweave Backsplash…

I was recently in a home in my neighborhood with a great kitchen.  The homeowner had updated the kitchen....and had white cabinets and black granite countertops.  On the backspla...

Holiday Gift Ideas….

Wow, it seams that the holidays snuck up on us this year.  Less than a month away until Christmas...and despite the fact that four of us are living in a third floor apartment with...