Category Archives: Kitchen Remodel

And the Winter Games begin…

I was preparing my oatmeal this morning when I heard a noise outside that sounded like a heavy truck. I thought it was the well service since he is due to put in the water filtration system today. I stepped … Continue reading

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Sun on the sycamore and organization in the pantry

We have had sun the last two days, and I was able to sit outside, have a fire in the firepit, and watch the sunset. It was hard to say whether the glow of the sun was more orange than … Continue reading

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It’s New Year’s Day: What can we do to distract ourselves now?

I have developed a habit over the last month that is not in my best interest. I wake at my usual time around sun up, get up and go feed the cats, take a potty stop, get a glass of … Continue reading

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Christmas Clementine Cake from Dorothy’s ‘The New Vintage Kitchen’

One of the blogs I follow that I really enjoy–both her delightful style of writing and story-telling about the foods she cooks, as well as the recipes and instructions, is Dorothy’s ‘The New Vintage Kitchen.‘ Earlier in the month of … Continue reading

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Rocking the Christmas red and green party lights

Remember back when I first posted about the color changing lights Rando installed atop the new cabinets…and I said I could not see me using the red ones unless I was throwing a rockin’ Christmas party? Mom always said I … Continue reading

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Welcome to my kitchen: The menu for today is…

With the exception of locating a small table for the dining space, I have pronounced the kitchen complete…well, almost. I am still deciding if I want a couple of shelves over the counter. One of my favorite things is being … Continue reading

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Into the darkness, waiting for the light…

Somehow, it seems a bit anti-climactic after all this time. Maybe that is a good thing I will have to be sans electricity for a few days. I will just think of it as camping without hook-ups. We are now … Continue reading

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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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