July 20, 2009

Time flies....

It's been a busy month so far...a week with the in-laws in New Brunswick and another away with 5 of my closest gal pals at a cottage near Perth, Ontario, which was our 24th annual group vacation!!!

In between we had a busy week and finally have a working hot-tub in the backyard oasis. I will post pics soon!

During both weeks away I took the opportunity to do some research on our kitchen/dining room reno - here's what I'm thinking...
  • remove wall between kitchen/dining room and use space for a possible island
  • two tone kitchen cabinets - slate gray lowers and white uppers
  • uppers to the ceiling - need lots of storage!!!
  • some type of stone or stone derivative for the counter
  • built-ins in the dining room in the same white as the kitchen uppers
  • patio door in dining room to new deck (another project)
Without internet access, I had to resort to some good old fashioned research techniques - magazines!!! I will scan some of my inspiration photos and share in an upcoming post.

Of course, as you scan through the magazines new project possibilities always pop up --- ohhh honey, what if we .....


  1. Thanks for the Birthday wishes!!
    xo Laura

  2. Wow, you've been busy!! But the good kind of busy -- hanging out with friends & family and planning decorating projects :-) Not to mention you have your hot tub now!!

    I like your idea for two-toned cabinets in the kitchen. I'd like to do the same when we redo our kitchen, but it won't work because of the configuration of our cabinets.

    We bought the granite for our kitchen countertops from Classic Tile & Marble on Old Innes. They have a great selection of stone (granite, marble, slate...), and you can select the slabs that you want. I've also heard good things about Emerald.

    Thanks so much for your kind comments about our blog and our new blog design :-) We still a few small things to adjust, but we're super-happy with it :-) And yes, Katie did a fantastic job!! :-)


  3. I love hearing your renovations plans! In the next year or two I'll be remodeling my kitchen, and I have a million ideas floating around in my head. I love all your ideas. I can't wait to see how it turns out.


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