Eight Months

We continue to enjoy our Avalon. I will be home over the summer to finish unpacking things we put into the closets and under the stairs. A few things have been accomplished here and there, making our home more cozy.  Home Goods, Pier One etc are my favorite places! Image






ImageWe love the tile and look. I am so glad they recommended that we wait to tile to get a better match. I think it enhances both the granite and cabinets. The tile is Rixi Crema, Italian glazed with a crackle appearance…from Italy I was told. The granite is St. Cecilia Light and cabinets Cherry Bordeaux,  Need to find new switch plates! Image


Spring break = spring cleaning…those closets holding items yet to be unpacked. Fun shopping at my favorite places. The patio is done and we love it. Sunny finally better late than never!!! Bring on the cookouts!  And in about 10 days the kitchen back splash will be installed. YEAH! 

 I’ll be updating pictures soon.  Happy Decorating!



IMG_1373 IMG_1369 I love my kitchen, plenty of storage and that huge pantry!  What I didn’t have to have, the gourmet island. It wasn’t a big deal because without it there is plenty of room for a good size table. We chose the pub table with 2 chairs, although it can accommodate 4. That  opened up using the morning room for another seating area. It has been great for company!  I also just like it because it leaves the area more open.  Options I couldn’t live without, upgrading cabinets, and at least level 1 granite!  The down side, that corner sink. I’ve gotten used to it, but can’t find a rug to fit that area. ImageImage

Decorating Ideas and Works in Progress

Work in progress.

The back splash for the kitchen has finally been selected. Its an Italian glazed, cream crackle appearance. I love the warm welcoming that I can imagine. What I can’t believe is how expensive! Just as expensive as marble and onyx that I had first been looking. The tiles are back ordered until March 15th so it will be a while but I will post how the kitchen looks now sometime soon!

Surprisingly unexpected we are getting a patio! I have envisioned a back yard with a patio, surrounded by flowering shrubs of the seasons.

Searching for wall paper for the foyer upper walls that we have 4 large box frame molding.

Found, lamps for the morning room and have ordered a small desk LL Bean.
Found, lamp for living room
Found, table frames that I will convert to hangings with some kind of print. Perhaps using material or maybe go through all those old cards! Also found, collage frame and other white frames.

Oh almost forgot, purchased a rock for the irrigation back flow. Put in a keyless entry for the garage. Installed a bib attached to the irrigation system!
SO MUCH TO DO!!!! Not only so little time but so little money!