Author Archives: carrie

Easy Wins

Have you ever had a simple, 5-minute project that just – for one reason or another – never seemed to happen? Do you want a kitchen sneak peak? If the answer to either of those questions is, “yes,” then this … Continue reading

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On Life

So, remember that guy I was watching a lot of soccer with last time we caught up? Well, we make a pretty great team. Have for a long time time. I should have talked about him more. Cause he’s awesome. And … Continue reading

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Hello, friends! How have you been? A lot has happened since August 2014. So much, in fact. I’m not sure why today feels right but, for a number of reasons, I needed to come back. Back to this space that … Continue reading

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Kitchen: Painting!!!!

Ohhhhhhhh it’s feeling good! The seemingly never-ending spackling and sanding routine is done, DONE. Paint brushes and rollers have been broken out I’ve said it before and I will say it again – If you can paint, you are almost … Continue reading

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Kitchen: One Coat at at Time

Last week’s post has been motivating me to get to it already with the spackling & the painting. The main wall is still a spackle work-in-progress. The pipe dream is to sand down tonight and get another coat on so … Continue reading

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Kitchen: Sort of Lazy Days of Summer

Oh Summer. You wild & crazy beast. The plan was to have the kitchen D.O.N.E. DONE by the end of June. It is solidly the middle of July and the last 10% seems to be dragging on. And I mean … Continue reading

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Kitchen: Baby Steps

Nearly every day someone asks, “How’s the kitchen??” “It’s getting there,” is my stock reply. Because it is. Slowly. Surely. Sometimes in fits and spurts. Sometimes at a snails pace. But it is getting there. The past 2 weeks have … Continue reading

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Kitchen: Electric, Stripping & Getting Fancy

The thing about posting kitchen updates every week (rather than taking 3 weeks off and coming back with a killer HOLY-CRAP-LOOK-AT-ALL-OF-THE-THINGS post) is the amount accomplished looks a little piddly. It FEELS amazing though. This weekend was incredibly productive. Little … Continue reading

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Kitchen: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Been a couple weeks, huh? Quiet here. Not quiet in the kitchen. LOTS has happened. Hey gurl! Sarah happened to be flying to New York for a day (literally less than 24 hours) and, since my house is a 9 … Continue reading

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So much progress you guys! So much. After getting the soffit cabinets securely supported from their fronts, it was time to move on to installing the cover panels underneath them. Pretty much every cabinet in the kitchen is getting wrapped … Continue reading

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