I've moved on to my next house project. Kitchen cabinets. Scrub, de-gloss, touch up with stain, two coats of poly. It's kind of an unglamorous-sticky-stinky-job.... but gosh do they look beautiful afterwards. Not new.... but certainly better. I'll have photos to share next week. I'm trying to keep this little space from becoming a home renovation blog over the next month.... but that's what we're doing. Everyday. I'll be sneaking in some sewing this weekend though.... even if it means making a pot of coffee after dinner and working into the wee hours!
I've been feeling awfully nostalgic these last few days. I do this every time we move. Only slightly unrelated, my oldest came to me and said, Mom, my ipod alarm just went off. I forgot I set it when we first moved here to go off on January 1st 2013. It seemed like it was forever and now it's here. Yes, here it is. It always seems like three or four years is such a long time to be somewhere and it always passes by so quickly. I looked back through photos of the last four years, the house when we moved in, and the spring we were leaving Wisconsin. I found this.... and I just had to share it with you.
four years ago.....
So much and so little time all wrapped into one. Do you so those cheeks? That grin? He loved that lawn mower. He called it his tractor. My heart melted into a puddle when I found this.... love, love, love.
Before I get too carried away on this sappy road trip down memory lane.... I better reel myself in. There are cabinets waiting for me in the kitchen and a second cup of coffee to be had.
Oh yes, and a few links for you....
Speaking of sappy, this piece played the music to my heart. It's a must read, especially if you've got teenagers.
I pre-ordered my copy of this ~ I can't wait for it to arrive in my mailbox.
I want 2013 to be my year of quilts. This pattern looks like a good start.
With a little Anna goodness, perhaps?
We love monster books, yes we do.....
And, just for fun, something from last January. (look at that chard!)
Have a lovely weekend~