Even though I was beyond disappointed that one of my favorite holidays was ruined by a freak blizzard...I am glad that my two year old and four month old daughters did not let it put a damper on their day!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I have kind of a love-hate relationship with our new house. One of the "hate" factors is the way the downstairs is arranged. It is very open concept with a lot of awkward space. It has a very small family room and a very large kitchen. But, the kitchen does not have a lot of 'usable' space. Even though the kitchen is pretty big, I find myself with a lack of space when it comes to entertaining guests. Where do I set out all of the food and drinks? Not a lot of counter space? Where the heck do I seat everyone? We have an eat in kitchen, but it is only set up for a small round table. And our dining room is on the small side as well. After our kitchen make-over that I keep babbling about ( I swear it is going to happen) I was hoping to rearrange the chandelier in the kitchen so that we can have a long rectangular kitchen table which would allow for more seating and serving space. Also, the kitchen table is where Maddie and I end up doing all of her fun arts and crafts so it would be nice to have a bigger spot to do that as well. Here are some tables that I would love. Probably not going to be buying the pottery barn ones on our budget though...
Perhaps I could find something on craigslist and refinish it. Orrrrr...maybe I could get Shaun to build me one!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This time of year has me thinking of one of my favorite movies which is Practical Magic. It is a movie that I never get sick of and part of the reason is because of the beautiful setting....especially the house! What I wouldn't give to live in this house!!!!!!!
Remember how Shaun and I are planning a mini-kitchen make over this winter? Well scratch that we are doing this:
Aside from the beautiful set (which you can find out more about at hooked on houses ) it's a magical love story. But it is also a beautiful story about sisterhood. I always gravitate toward books and movies that highlight close relationships between female family members. I can't wait until my daughters are old enough to read this book and see the movie.
Have a Magical Thursday!