dream kitchen

it's official :) 
we have our dream kitchen...

it was a weekend of tile...I loved it,
setting tile and grouting is a little like frosting a cake 

it was a bit of work, but worth it...

it may be another weekend until the drawer pulls
and knobs are installed...but here's a look:

I successfully installed ONE drawer pull,
it's not so easy...soooo I think I will wait for the boss to finish it off :) 

as seen below the knob installation didn't quite work out...
honey, help :( 

the island is my favorite, there are tons of cool markings 
in the granite...love this slab :) 

soooo, after everything was cleaned up and put away 
there was a little more grout to get done....
I improvised and used a cake spatula and butter knife since hubby had
already stored away the putty knife/tile stuff :) hey, it worked

now I need to take out the real camera and take a decent pic of my dream kitchen :) 


paper lanterns

I hope my sweet neighbors don't mind
these paper lanterns on the porch.....

I love them :) feels like summer is sneaking up...

here's a daytime pic of our little fountain...

so cute, eh? 

awe, the first flower on 
one of my favorite succulents...



happy Friday...

granite- check
now on to the backsplash subway tile....yipppeeeee
(and finishing the doors, installing drawer pulls and knobs...etc...etc...)

picked up some new pillows at tjmaxx....lovin this yellow~

this cat....she has to be near the kids at all times....

love this necklace from freespiritjenny

how sweet are these piglets? 
a few weeks ago we toured our neighboring high school
with all of our AVID kids...
they were so excited to go on this tour....AND we went 
through the entire agriculture department...
it's highly rated in the country and so amazing~

way to go girls! they did great at nationals :) 

happy Friday :) 


garden love

it has been a little like summer here this week...
I love it :) 

how cute is our new little fountain, can you see it by the door? 
I love that hubby hooked up lights on the kids "fort"




soooo, I love the vocabulary used here...
 it's just unexpected...enrobed...not covered
not dipped...enrobed :) 


ha ha ha 
pinned this here 

I always tell the students we have 
to agree on some basics in society, like grammar, it's so important! 
They really do.



target love

does it seem to you that usually sometimes 
you walk the isles of target and you 
are just in love with so many things??????

don't mind the unfinished/doorless cabinets...still 
working on the kitchen remodel...but this rug, yikes...love it :) 
similar here and here online

wowzers....I spied this mirror and it had my name on it
hahaha (well, it really said "hey, take me home") 
online here

ok, so this amazing vintage typewriter was not a target find
but it's a recent treasure from a cottage store nearby
{one of those shops we finally popped into and fell in love} 

ahhhhh target, you're the best 


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