Category Archives: Kitchen Remodel

Bring your cat to the Bistro night

Perfect sweatshirt weather, but too windy for a fire. The next best thing is a little candlelight. In gathering the family genealogy, I found a painting that Mom had intended to frame for years but never had. It was painted … Continue reading

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Dwayne just moved in to the new kitchen

Yes, Randy has added another tech to the household. But I am not complaining! Robbie finally bit the dust. He had gone through several spells of deciding he was done and heading home to the dock, whereupon he would fail … Continue reading

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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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