Sunday, September 20, 2009

phase two.

our kitchen phase two update is now complete! we had the backsplash tiled this week.

the last picture gives you a close-up of our brick-like backsplash we chose. i'm in love with it. colby also installed under cabinet lighting, and you can see that well, too.

we are beyond pleased with how everything turned out. we had a few bumps along the way, and have developed a strong distaste for lowes as a result. we're just a home depot kind of family.

we've officially made a new oven our third, and final phase to our kitchen update. this will come sometime in the next few months. the white just really isn't working.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

lemon bars of love.

last weekend sarah and mady came over to break in my new countertops. the lemon bars [of love] turned out to be quite tasty! plus, it's always nice to see my long lost friend.

kirkwood really enjoyed the event, as well..

next up? revel bars.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

my favorite neighbor.

over labor day weekend, kyla came to visit. she was moving to dallas that weekend, and changed her route a bit to make kansas city on the way. it was so, SO great to have her here.

kyla and i were in the same bible study my senior year. we first found out that we lived in the same apartment complex. and THEN discovered that her front door was literally 10 feet away from my back door. that made it easy to become friends. but her fun loving personality made it even easier. i miss my favorite neighbor, and i can't wait to visit her in texas!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

kitchen update.

we decided it was time to make some updates to our kitchen. new countertops, new sink, new backsplash .

phase one (countertops & sink) is now complete. we are very pleased with how it turned out. i do have to say, i was more excited about a new sink than i was the granite countertops. i've gone from a 6.5" and 6.5" deep sink to a 8" and 10" deep. not to mention, the finish was completely worn off from the last sink, so it absorbed stains before you ever had the chance to rinse it.

June 2008
September 2009

now don't you think that oven/stove is hideous? i think maybe it needs replacing.. it just doesn't belong. it's amazing how one thing leads to another. unfortunately, i think it will have to wait. what do you know, just this week colby's phone went capoot, and our dishwasher has stopped draining. so we have a couple of other more pressing expenses we will need to take care of first.

phase two (backsplash) is in progress. we've started removing some of the tile from our current backsplash. we hope to have the new backsplash installed by the end of the month!