Monday, May 6, 2013

Laundry Room turned Mudroom

 A little over a year ago, I decided something needed to be done about about our lack of closet space on the main floor.  Our laundry room is relatively small and it does have a decent sized closet.  The closet in the laundry room serves as my clothes line.  I hang our freshly cleaned clothes in the closet to air dry. 
 Call me crazy, but I do laundry everyday.  I'm the opposite of a procrastinator.  I'm forever keeping up or getting ahead with most things home related, I've convinced myself that I'm helping my future self and somehow have myself fooled that if I get everything that needs to be done today that there will be time to slack off tomorrow.  But wouldn't you know it, the damn laundry just never stops coming, does it?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Yellow, Gray, and Turquoise Kitchen

Our kitchen is by far my most favorite room in our home.  When we began the building process of our home a little over three years ago, I started to research kitchens. We built two homes before this one and I was unhappy with both of the kitchens we previously lived in.  The choices I had made left me feeling trapped and unable to decorate and use the colors that I wanted to.  This time, I was determined to do things differently.
  My scientific research included hot chocolate and stacks of kitchen and home magazines at the Barnes and Noble cafe.  My husband and I spent a few hours pouring over beatiful images of kitchens and making notes of what we wanted.  I didn't read lifestyle/home decor blogs back then.  Heck, I didn't really even know they existed.  It wasn't until I started to do more research for lights, flooring, hardware, and doors that I stumbled across home blogs.  I was immediately hooked and they all helped tremendously during the process.