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I haz kitchen.

In a little over five weeks my kitchen went from a 1960’s Mickey D’s color themed hell to a lovely, modern, functional room.  Here are some pictures of the finished product.  I still have a couple of projects to complete-like stripping and staining the door to the laundry room and putting the transitions from the kitchen to dining room floors down.  However, I’ve got company coming on Friday and the rest of my house is a straight disaster, so stripping and transitioning will have to wait.   Without further ado (and backed by the soothing sounds of my children screaming for me and a happening electronic Bossa Nova…

That hole back there where you can see all the crap I have to put in the garage sitting on the washer is where the laundry room door will go.

Those tall doors are responsible for three IKEA trips all by themselves.

The room beyond with the globe is the playroom.  Now I can wash wineglasses in my huge-ass sink and watch my kids jam on their keyboard at the same time. Also, that calendar says July.

Never be afraid to paint your walls neon orange and accessorize with Julia Child and your granny’s old mandolin.

I have no idea why my husband is in charge of taking all the family photos.   Don’t you think my lighting composition in this one is moody with just a touch of danger?  Oh, it’s just dark and blurry, you say?  Whatevs.

I only have to lose 20 more lbs. and then I can bathe in this sink!

I would like you to be impressed that I picked out the cabinets, countertops, and backsplash all on different occasions.  Yes, I realize brown and beige and gray all match each other, but is pretty no?

There you have it!  I would like to thank Job and Johnny from scottsavoie for all the great work they did.  My house is old and weird and it was not an easy job, I know.


I dream of danish.

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed something nice and carb-y for breakfast, preferably a pastry.  If you did, feel free to describe it in extreme detail to me in the comments.  🙂  The kids woke me this morning from a dream I was having about “accidentally” eating a gigantic danish-I don’t know what irritated me more, being taken away from my dream danish or the fact that it was 6 am.

My mood improved when I read a 4 star review of Glimpse by Mamafox over at Page Turner’s blog.  It’s a very thoughtful review-the kind that help me improve my writing-gotta love that.  I believe she’s a 7th grade English teacher, so constructive aspects of the review make a lot of sense.  Check it out- it’s a great blog.

I’ve been keeping up with my 800 words a day on Glimmer, actually writing more like 900, but who’s counting. 🙂  (Me, you know I’ve got my word count log.)  I’m going to hit 40K tomorrow and am optimistic that it will be easier to get to 50K+ than I thought it would be.  Yesterday, I worked on two scenes that needed some serious fleshing out, and in doing that added another whole layer to Ben.  I like my characters fully fleshed out and I am surprised all the time when something new about them pops into my head.  By changing those two scenes, I have to manipulate everything that came after them in the rest of the book and that totally excites me.  And when I’m excited to write, I can bust out some word count, let me tell you.

Hopefully I have enough time to do my word count busting, because it’s time to go back to IKEA and pick up my kitchen cabinets! I will most likely eat a shrimp salad this time and also burn calories by hauling 400 flat packs into the back of my dad’s truck.  I’m also picking up the tile from Lowe’s.  Ready or not, I gotta remodel!  The last week of July should be super fun. I hate my current kitchen so much I’m gonna be like the Cullens in a ballet studio takin’ care of James when I demo.

Have a happy hump day you all, and for the love of God, eat something with sugar in it.