Why I Chose a Blanco Silgranit Sink

This post is sponsored by Blanco. Renovating a kitchen is a big deal and there are a lot of choices to make when you're changing finishes and updating fixtures, like sinks and faucets. During my time as a home owner which I've been since 1985, my sinks have been several different materials ranging from stainless steel, to white cast iron, to the current sink we have just installed, a granite … [Read more...]

Blue and White Kitchen Renovation Reveal!

I'm so excited to share our final kitchen renovation with you, featuring blue and white kitchen cabinets, white quartz countertops and white crackled subway tile. It truly feels like a completely different kitchen now and truthfully, it is! It has come a long way from the kitchen we inherited in this new to us house going on 2 years ago.I love that we were able to completely change this … [Read more...]

Tiling a Subway Tile Backsplash

It sounded so simple when we were starting this kitchen renovation. Mark and I talked about tiling the backsplash ourselves. We had just finished that herringbone marble tile on the fireplace and it didn't go so perfectly, so Mark was not thrilled about taking this on, but he did it because it needed doing and we figured we'd save a little money by doing this one ourselves. We try to do that on … [Read more...]

Quartz vs. Granite Kitchen Countertops

Hey there and happy Monday! We've still been at it over the weekend trying to get that kitchen backsplash finished and it's been way longer than expected, but we're getting there and it's looking beautiful. I'll share it all just as soon as I can!In the meantime, I thought that you'd be interested in a conversation about countertops. I've owned a house since the mid-80's when there were such … [Read more...]

Organizing the Basement

How's that for an inspiring post today? Let me just say, I'm no Marie Kondo! I've just been listening in to her show on Netflix, have you seen it? She's a cute and perky little thing with a passionate love of organizing, it seems. The people she is helping definitely need help. I've seen that hoarders show before and even though Mark and I have lots of stuff, we aren't to that stage yet, thank … [Read more...]

Our Kitchen Renovation Plans

Kitchens are a huge source of conversation and inspiration these days. I've seen so many gorgeous kitchen renovations since I've been blogging and they definitely get attention. From large major kitchen renovations, so smaller updates, fixing up a kitchen is one of the best bangs for the buck you can get for your home.When we moved into a new to us home, it was not exactly the way we wanted … [Read more...]

How to Add Herringbone Marble Tile to a Fireplace

Hey, there and happy Monday! I'm getting myself in gear a little better this year than I did last year. Got all the Christmas down last week and also got the basement in a little better shape too, so I'll share that soon as well. It feels good to pare down and get things organized doesn't it?Today, I'm sharing a really special project that we finished just before Christmas. Mark was off for … [Read more...]