Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mini Kitchen Remodel

Who follows pinterest?
Well, that is where part of our kitchen remodel idea came from. I can't take all the credit;)
I always thought our kitchen cabinets and the ceiling had a huge gap between them. I love our nine inch ceilings but always wished our cabinets were made taller. I came across another kitchen remodel where they added an extra 9 inches of wood on top of the top cabinets. It made a difference and didn't cost as much as othere projects! I thought about it for a long time and decided I wanted to go for it! Hubby was on board and after months of dealing with a cabinet shop that frustrated me and made me want to just forget about it we finally got it done!

We also added bead boarding around the island because I always thought it needed a little extra than the plain wood and added on a little bar. The bar is my favorite part and I just LOVE the wood top!!! And, a new coat of paint can make a worlds diffence. LOVE this color! It is from Sherwin Williams and is called Silvermist.  

Here are some before and after pictures!!


View of the entire kitchen from the family room

Love this tile with our countertop. Now I want to take down the plain white tile backsplash we had and add this. There is always something, right?! lol


In the next couple weeks I will have pictures of the NURSERY!!! I have part of it done but I still want to add a few more things! It doesn't seem real that we are actually getting a nursery ready because we have wanted and dreamed for this for so long and now we are actually getting one ready!! Makes me so happy!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Not Just Blogger World Anymore

We have told lots of people about us adopting and many know but we finally made it public!
And, Facebook official. lol

This is the picture we posted to announce that we are on the adoption waiting list! 

We took this picture in our future babies room with the crib we put up a few weeks weeks ago:) I buy things here and there and just ordered our glider chair last week. I think we have all of the big pieces of furniture now. Last week we went to Evansville and I told Jarod I wanted to go in Babies R Us to look at strollers and car seats. I narrowed it down to 2 strollers and carseats!

I really liked the Graco Modes Click Connect Stroller because of it's many options and the Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller because it was so light and you can fold it with one hand. I have reviewed them and both received good ratings but I wanted to test them out. I thought trying them out in person would help me decide...nope. And, Jarod was like whatever you decide on. He wasn't much help. ha.

 And, I like the Graco Snugride Car Seat and Chicco Keyfit Car Seat! Any recommendations?? I think with any of these we won't go wrong.

Is there anything that you other mommas recommend we get/look into??