Yes, brilliant timing, isn’t it? When I told people what we were remodeling out kitchen the week before Thanksgiving, I got a lot of, “You know Thanksgiving is Thursday, right???” and “You’ll never get it done by then” Well, guess what…my new counter tops were installed this morning, appliances over the weekend (except the dishwasher…its coming next Wednesday) and my refridgerator is stocked with all of the fixin’s I need to make a spectacular dinner for my sister and her family, my mother in law and any of the neighbors who may happen to drop in. All of it will taste even better because my kitchen is on its way to amazing!
Next on the list:
Tile backs splash, glaze the cabinets, paint the island base, paint the walls, herb garden on the window and top it off with a pretty little Ficus Tree.
I have so much to be thankful for this year and I wish to send my thanks out to all of my family and my husband’s family. Without you all, this past year would have been unbearable and I just want to say how much we love you.
All of our friends, new and old, we hold you close to our hearts every single day.
To God, your blessings never stop and I just hope I’m not disappointing you.
Enjoy the weekend, everyone. Tell someone you haven’t told in a while that you love them and are thankful for them. And remember to look for the beauty. It’s everywhere!
P.S. if your looking for a really fun read about just basic real life from a girl who’s obsessed with Suri Cruise, please check out Martinis or Diaper Genies. It’s her birthday tomorrow and this is what she asked for, so get ready to laugh. She’s hysterical!
Rainy days are my favorite! Don’t get me wrong, I live for summer but I think because I grew up in southern California where we really only saw rain from January through March, the rain holds a magical transforming quality for me. Since moving to Texas and experiencing not just rain, but thunder and lightening as well, I find that rainy days like today just make me feel something wonderful.
In celebration of cold rainy weather, I have immersed myself in black and gray and was inspired by these finds on Etsy to celebrate with:
Happy Friday, my friends. Find the beauty…it’s there!
I have officially been MISSING IN ACTION for the past couple of weeks, I’m sorry! What a crazy time it’s been for me. I’ve been wrapping up a couple of design projects for clients, just in time for the Thanks Giving Holiday to kick off for Christmas. Might I say, that two of them have turned out beautifully, one however, well, lets just say that my client’s ideas were not realistically matched with her budget. This has been a huge lesson for me (and hopefully for her as well) in terms of what I’m willing to take on for the sake of staying busy. I had red alerts buzzing the moment we started talking but I hate not being busy (I strive for 3-4 projects at a time, depending on the size of the job). As it turned out, her expectations for what she wanted to spend was just impossible and so, sadly we parted ways. She did, however, get some great ideas for the future that she can implement as she can afford them, so I feel good about that and wish her the best of luck.
So, things I’ve learned over the past few weeks:
1. You get what you pay for
2. Don’t discount your knowledge. It only cheapens your worth.
3. Communicate, communicate communicate!
4. Let your support system (husband, parents, siblings, friends etc.) know how much you love them and how thankful you are for their support. My husband, my parents and my sister ROCK!
Lastly, I’m SO excited about the photo swap I’m participating in. Being a habitual procrastinator, I’ve put my photos off to the last minute and I need to get them sent off to my swap partner, Michaela (Dolce Vita), like YESTERDAY! I’ll be posting HER photos here on my blog, so look forward to that. She sent me the sweetest letter along with her disposable camera and may I say, she packaged everything so beautifully, complete with confetti, beautiful wrapping and recycled paper stationary (a girl after my own heart!). Michaela, mine are on the way, I promise!
I leave you today, with some eye candy from Etsy… Find the beauty today. Its everywhere!