Oct 27, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
Still loving the idea of blue in the kitchen, but rethinking the cabinet color. I like the cream cabinets with slate gray counters. I figure the blue could be used as an accent color, and in the eating area.
This table is big bucks- so Chris better get busy building!
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
The truth of the matter is, I am leaving my home. Home. Lately I find myself hyper-aware of the sounds and scents of surrounding me. I will be leaving them soon, all too soon. The sound of spring peepers in the dawn and dusk are like music to my aching heart. They were in full chorus the other night, and I realized that this sound sums up my childhood. It will forever be the sound I fell asleep to at my parents farm.
The familiar clipclop of the Amish horses passing by, metal wheels grating against the pavement. I haven't seen any Amish in Maine. The woosh of the deer as they let me know they are there, the call of the ponies in the morning, asking for breakfast. The sound of the wind through the great oak trees, the swishing of the corn. The corn in Maine is a pale comparison to the corn down here. Golden fields of pumpkins and soybeans. Tobacco hanging in barns. All of this is part of who I am. I cannot forget it, and yet feel that I am losing all of this. My children will certainly forget, and that is like a knife to my heart. They won't be from here, they will be from there.
I know there will be new things in Maine. Maine is a lovely state, and I love New England. Knowing how homesick I am already feeling, I can only imagine the feeling of wholeness- completeness- that Chris is feeling now. We are, after all, returning to his home. The place that has been calling his heart. It is both a sacrifice and a gain for me. Again, the paradox.
That's all I can say. I can't put a smiley face on it right now. Right now it's too hard.
Oct 11, 2009
Here are a few that I found:
Our new old house has a huge laundry room. I'd really like to put french doors to the outside, and utilize the room a laundry and mudroom. I love the use of cabinets and shelves to make this look more like a furnished room, not just a laundry room. A table to fold laundry on would be so nice- even though hubby insists it'd just be place for more junk... I want one of those ironing boards that folds back up into the wall, too.
I LOVE these pendant lights. And the blue tile counter. The porch screen door is actually to the panty- clever, huh? We could SO do this to the utility room-that-can-be-a-pantry-instead...
This is a completely different look, with fun chandeliers in the kitchen. I love the built in plate rack.
Check out the sink! I have found them online, but apparently they are very heavy, and made in China. I'd like to find one on this side of the ocean. I also like the island, which our kitchen sort of has already... we certainly have the room! I like the beadboard backsplash too, but think something scubbable would be better.
I like the idea of open shelving for at least part of the kitchen. It adds a nice airiness to the room. Plus, some focal interest for some cool old kitchen things. And maybe some jars of candy!
enjoy! hugs, Lee
Oct 10, 2009
· Travel sized hand sanitizers
· Disposable razors and gel shave cream
· Travel sized tooth paste
· Travel sized baby wipe packs
· Travel sized gold Bond foot powder and body powder
· DenTek pick and scaler set to clean weapons with
· Travel sized body wash
· Travel sized hand lotion
· A writing tablet, a box of envelopes, and a pack of black ink pens
· A pack of 10 greeting cards
· Beef jerky