Because Kate Spade has black and white checkered floors in her kitchen too. Yup, that definitely changed my mind.
NOTE: Don't be fooled by the green pillows, this is NOT my kitchen. But I have noted that my next house MUST have a window in the kitchen. Oh, and an island.
|Kate Spade's Kitchen|
And HELLO to tan...
|See my lil boxwood tree?? I LOVES it! We picked that up one day in Midway for $25|
I don't think I keep anything on these shelves the same way for more than a month. It's fun to change stuff around.
|One of these weekends, I'm going to add another shelf to the right side to even this out a lil more. It's driving me BONKERS!|
|I can't wait to have fresh flowers from the garden around. Only a few more months, right??|
|Ok, don't know why that's sideways. Sorry Charlie!|
The boys I watched for MANY years gave this to me one year for my birthday. I learned so much from them and their mom (Allison).
|The boys (T and Donald) handed out programs at our wedding.|
|T insisted he had to see me before the ceremony - this made my heart melt and I had to have the photographer take a picture of the moment.|
|And then they kept themselves entertained during the ceremony with their moms ipad.|
One of the things their mom told me that will stay with me forever, is to ALWAYS write a lil message in the inside cover of a book if your giving it as a gift. It makes the gift much more personable and it brings back a sense of memory when you uncover the message. Every time I see this inscription in my "Joy of Cooking" book, I always picture the boys, their mom and I on their living room floor opening my bday presents. The boys were sooooo excited for me to open my presents and to eat the funfetti cake they made me (or at least helped make).
Alright, I've shown you my kitchen and given you a very valuable tip.
I will be taking it easy with the projects this week. I stayed up late last night painting (another room, not the kitchen) and Brian worked on removing my old bathroom floor today which means my stupid asthma is acting up =(
Fortunately, my asthma doctor serves as my father-in-law as well and him and Brian have gone to his office to get me some medicine.
Painting on Saturday nights, asthma, I know what your thinking, "Wow, this is one really cool kid".
Do you know what would make me feel like one really cool kid???? Leave a comment =) And if you want to be a follower too, I certainly wouldn't mind that either.