I’m back!  After a crazy semester (I took 21 credits – no fluff classes – and still made Dean’s list), being Matron-of-Honor in my sister’s wedding (and all the associated planning), and dealing with a flooded kitchen (and the subsequent remodel), my life has FINALLY slowed down for the summer!  Hooray!

Seriously, though, life has been a whirlwind.  So much so, that I still can’t quiet my mind at night and get a good (full) night’s rest!  I’m not going to write a crazy-long post here with all the updates, but will sprinkle them in (with photos) as I go along.


So, without further ado – here is our NEW KITCHEN (naturally, this is said with a game show host’s voice!):

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It was hard to get good photos, but you get the idea.  This project was challenging, but manageable.  We really tried to think through every decision to maximize the space and make sure that we got everything we wanted (so we don’t have to do it again!).  We particularly love our granite – it is called “Santa Cecilia White,” which is a new color, and has little bits of garnets in it.   Not shown in the pictures is undercabinet lighting – something that I did not expect to really care about, but that I REALLY love.

Coming from an outdated, water-damaged kitchen, this new one is a breath of fresh air!  Now that the project is done, I have been enjoying trying new recipes.  This summer, I want to master making homemade pasta and I also want to try and learn to make croissants.