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Sunday, October 27, 2013

mom's kitchen redo!

Mom & dad's kitchen has been through many different phases since they moved in in 2003-ish.  But the change has never been as drastic as it was this summer!  Mom basically came up with all the ideas herself and then told the contractor what she wanted and he made it happen!  It was no quick or simple task, but the end result is FANTASTIC!  I've been wanting to blog about it for a while now, and it's finally here!  

Two of the few "before" pictures.  Wood cabinets, with pea-yellowish walls...
They built and added the cabinetry above the sink, fridge & microwave which made it a little more modern.  They also took off the old trim around the ceiling, and the trim at the top of the cabinets.  
Mom has always wanted a bookshelf for her cook books etc. at the end of the bar...so they just added 10 inches to the bar since she was getting new counter tops anyways! She also wanted these posts, so she designed those into the bookshelf and I think they look GREAT!  This might be one of my favorite things about the new kitchen!

Here you see the new trim around the  cabinets and the old trim back up around the ceiling (which is still wood, but will eventually be white).  They have bead board all around the bottom of the chair rail around the dining area of the kitchen, so they added it under the bar as well.
Granite countertops added and green cabinets!!  A lot of people got nervous when mom told them she was painting her cabinets green but I think they turned out great!--& wait till you see them with glaze!!

Bookshelf!!  Looks like it's been there all along!
New lighting...

and...the top cabinets with some glaze!  LOVE them!

Top with glaze, bottom without...

Close up of the glaze...
New sink, & sink faucet, backsplash complete & pendant lights!
They added under cabinet lighting as well...
Love their backslash behind the oven & sink...a little modern for them, but it draws everything so well together!
All cleaned up but lacking decor!

and finally with all of mom's decor back in action!

I need to get pictures of the other side of the kitchen with her fun gallery wall.  She is getting a new kitchen table as well, but it's on back order...so maybe I'll wait till she gets that in!

I hope you enjoyed the remodel as much as we did!

fall weekend

MAN have I missed blogging!  If I sit down at my computer it's to do schoolwork!  Boo!  Makes me have a whole new respect for working Mamas who still seem to run a legit blog!  PROPS to you!  Hopefully I'll be back soon on a regular routine!

This is from a few weekends ago before it got too col around here!

 If R stays on green all week, we stop by Maggie's on our way home on Friday!  I think we've gotten to go every week this school year so far!  He is growing up & staying on green!  Yay!
 Sometimes Mama has to get some school work done before we can head out to play...
 Beautiful day at the park!  & someone was excited to be there!

 He is a little monkey at the park...kinda scared me sometimes, but he seems to know what he's doing thanks to gymnastics!
& thank goodness "quiet time" turned into nap time when we got home!  ;)

Thankful for memories like this with my little guy!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

pumpkin patch 2013

The little Snuggle Bugs went to the Pumpkin Patch again this year!  R told Mr. Jerry, "I have been waiting FOREVER to go back to the Pumpkin Patch!"  Yeah right Ryder...all of one whole year!  :P  I am so thankful that Mimi was able to take him again this year for me while I was at school.  I can't wait till next year when I can take a day off of work and take my sweet boy!

He picked out a fabulous pumpkin and we decorated it with character stickers to put on the front porch when we got home!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

R being R!

R loves when Mimi picks him up in her Corvette!

 Laughin' in the carwash!-I love that he loves life!
Lovin' on his Mama!
 Helping me make dinner...he has been such a good helper lately!
 Drawing a giraffe...I was IMPRESSED!
 & his elephant!
 Helpin' me make brownies for a get together!
 We love little shopping carts at Kroger!
 Loving some Octanauts and his Mama!
Ms. Abby IG this on his b-day!  I love that he loves my friends!
He's always been into skateboards...and Mimi finally got him one!!
Four-wheeler time!
Lovin' his new Nin-jin Turle costume as he calls it!  :P