Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sometimes We Post Too Soon

Update may not be over yet!

If you are the praying kind, please send some up for us!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Longing for Fall

I caught a glimpse, a whiff, a shadow of fall and then it was gone - the weather in the 90s again. Boo. I long for the time in the not too distant future when the seasons are more distinct, and we are knee deep in house renovation. But first things first...and I am willing myself to be patient.

On a lighter note, a dear friend who has seen the house photos told me that our little beauty reminds her of two other humble homesteads of U.S. Presidents. I think that's very complementary. Thank you G.

The first is the boyhood home of Richard Nixon:
And the other is Eisenhower's:

I love that they are both white, like ours, and surrounded by a canopy of tall trees. For those reasons, I would agree!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A New View

Happy Monday everyone! So excited to see we have 3 followers as of the time I am writing this! Thanks everyone for visiting!

I should let you all know that the "K" part of the K&A equation is not likely to write any blog posts, so from here on out, just assume it is me, "A."    No offence to the hubby, this is just not his thing along with social media of any kind. Tried it already. He was on FB for about 24 hours and then deleted his account. ;-)

Along with the chair photo I posted last week, I wanted to put another 'before' shot up - one that is currently in my planning vice.

This is the current view when you walk through the front door:

This is the view from the living room into the kitchen. The green is crazy, no?

What excites me about planning the kitchen is that it is a blank slate! Other than the hideous old flooring, which is warped and gross, the only other thing in the kitchen is an old bank of cabinets (with sink) on the right hand wall, here:

Back to my plan....and I am a planner, let me tell you. (K keeps telling me we are a long way away from picking paint colors, but I can't help but pick up paint chips whenever we are in the hardware store! To hold them in my hands is tangible evidence that this is really happening - that we will really have our dream house in the not too distant future. For that reason, picking up the chips is very calming and reassuring to me.)

So, in my plan, the whole back wall of the kitchen will be windows - I'm thinking 3 large windows because of the odd number thing in design looking more natural and all. That way, you'll be able to look right through to the backyard, fields of corn and lovely trees. The kitchen sink will be smack dab in the middle of the wall and I can't wait to do dishes there -- looking out at the peacefulness.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Check out the October issue of This Old House magazine!

How fun it is to see our house in this month's issue of This Old House magazine! It is featured on the last page, "Save This Old House," and while you can't view it on their website, check it out at your latest newsstand. (btw, this month's issue was really informative for us.)