Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Word is: SWEET

Hey. I just finished re-reading Candy and Me: A Love Story by the hilarious and thoughtful Hilary Liftin. This is one of my favorite books. It's about candy, and the love of things sweet, but it's also about life and love and friends and families and the search for happiness and balance. It's one of my favorite books. You should get it, and you should read it! I highly recommend it.

...And speaking of "sweet" things, here's an image from one of my new stamp sets from Impression Obsession. The SKU is CL 307. It's an all-occasion set that you can use all year. Lots of cute and versatile images, if I do say so! Check it out!

Rich and I met with our contractor yesterday. Our NEW kitchen cabinets are being delivered next Monday, and the installation starts next Wednesday - that means that now is demolition time! We've already started removing the old grungy cabinets, and this weekend we get to tear out the ugly 80's tile countertops. And in a few short weeks (hopefully sooner) we'll be the proud and happy owners of a brand new kitchen! Yay! Hopefully we'll live through this adventure. It's been a bit rough so far, I won't lie. But I am trying to be patient and am focusing on the outcome and trying to ignore the mess and the chaos...

I am excited to see our new kitchen color scheme take shape (not to mention all that awesome new storage space!). Wall cabinets will be natural hickory, island cabinets will be black, and countertops are called "Maui Quartz." And I think I've decided to paint an accent wall a lovely green called "Withered Moss" from Valspar. It will be delicious! We've taken some "before" photos prior to the start of demolition, and will take some "afters" when it's all done. Oh the anticipation... I can't wait!

OK. Time to get out of here. Busy day!

"If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one." —Cavett Robert

"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet." —Ancient Persian Saying

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." —Roald Dahl