Category Archives: Kitchen Remodel

The not ready for prime time players: Dress rehearsal

This backsplash is not an app. This backsplash is really Angora Subway in polished marble, completed by the best kitchen crew in Mississippi: Ron Eubanks and his crew. Ron and Casey tiled last Wednesday, grouted Thursday, and finalized touch-up Friday. … Continue reading

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May the blue bird of happiness land on your window sill…

Yes, I am still playing around in the kitchen. It is like having a doll house, only bigger. What I really need to do is get busy on the unpacking and sorting.

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Let’s play “You be the judge”: An interior decorator multiple choice quiz.

When we began the kitchen renovation planning, first we chose the cabinets and flooring. Next was the counter top, and finally, the tile for the backsplash. In the store, the small sample of the Night Sky looked perfect with all … Continue reading

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Feeling the blues

It is frequently good to be married to a geek and to have a son who is a geek. Got technology? They are always finding the next best thing since sliced bread. Although the final finishing touches are still awaited, … Continue reading

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How long did the remodel take in dog years?

As days go, yesterday was a trying one. You know that thing I said about ‘jinxing’ the kitchen renovation? The thing I said about it being the final day yesterday? It almost was, but there is another saying that “almost … Continue reading

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And now, the winner for the semi-finals is….

At last, after a weekend with a range and refrigerator–one in the kitchen this time!–the sink is finally in and water back on! Today the covers for the toe-kicks go on, the door to the Super Susan goes on, and … Continue reading

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Getting close…I know it counts in horseshoes, but kitchens?

Last night was a celebration of sorts…real food, not microwaved frozen food, or sandwiches, or take-out. It is rather inconvenient to not have water and sink in the kitchen, but cleaning the grill after dinner was not that difficult. It … Continue reading

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Today’s post is brought to you by Rakkasan Nam Viet Earl Grey

I am still washing my tea cup and wine glass in the bathroom sink. Sigh. It is probably some kind of karmic equalizer to ensure one does not become too cocky in the grand plans of the universe. At least, … Continue reading

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Katrina Recovery Merlot and Resurrection Katrina

I have been known to select wines because I liked the label, although that is not my only criterion. This process began because when I first started drinking wine, I would study the label information to learn a bit about … Continue reading

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Lighten up? Did I say to lighten up?

It is going to take a little getting used to with all this white in here! The old kitchen had a beige grasscloth wallpaper. This is as close to smoky white as I could get…and it is a little whiter … Continue reading

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