Friday, March 31, 2017

Mountain Cottage Reno - Kitchen Update

Renovating a kitchen takes a lot of time, especially if there are a lot of little projects in the design . That's definitely the case with our project. 


The kitchen at our Mountain Cottage has come a long way since it first look like this...
and the above photo was taken after work began! 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

How To Store Spices When You Have Open Shelves In Your Kitchen


Since we will have open shelves instead of cabinets on the range side of the kitchen at the Mountain Cottage, I needed to come up with a pretty solution to store spices.  I  thought cottage/farmhouse style tiered tray would be perfect, so I looked high and low for a tiered tray that would fit on the counter without taking up too much space and fit easily under the open shelves. Here's what I found...


Friday, March 17, 2017

Starting From Scratch In The Garden



January 1st of any year

Moving to a new city, apartment or house

Starting a new job

Beginning  a new school year


All these things have one thing in common...

They are new starts- filled with hope for good things to come. Of course you know there's some work ahead, but new beginnings are always exciting.


That's how I feel about the backyard at our new house.

It's raw and the previous owners didn't do anything to it.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Zhushing Up A Corner Of The Laundry Room


Can your laundry room use a little zhushing?

It has been a pleasure folding laundry in our laundry room ever since it was transformed from builder basic to pretty and functional. Lighting really made a difference too. This angle looked great, but there was a corner that still needed zhushing up...