Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hello Blog, It's Me Ashley!

Boy, they're not joking when they say time flies.
Rob and I have been busy.
Tomorrow will be Rob's first day off in 13 days!
Can you believe it?  I miss that man, like crazy!

When it comes to home renovation, we're a team.
I've been patiently waiting for a day off together to search for countertops
among other things that we are in need of.

I know they say to take your time when it comes to chipping away at your house.
Unfortunately, there are certain things we need to get done before summer.
It seems far away considering we just got our first big snow fall,
 but I know better.

The refrigerator gets delivered tomorrow.  That's great news!
The new fridge is going to be chilling out in the garage
until we can remove the built-in, rearrange the plumbing and fix the woodwork. 
That's the bad news.
Patience, AshleyPatience.

I'm hoping that tomorrow gives us some closure on our countertop dilemma.
Marble?  Veiny white granite? Quartzite? Quartz?
And not to confuse things more, but check out these photos that have
sent my mind on a soapstone daydream.
Since the hardwood floor in our kitchen is darker and because our cabinet
color tends to jive so well with lighter stones, I haven't really considered a
darker honed granite or soapstone.
Not seriously, anyway.

This kitchen designed by Melanie Davis is flawless, in my opinion.
Am I crazy for loving the pairing of gray with the darker stone?
I'm totally loving the window trim painted
 in a slightly darker shade than the cabinets.
This kitchen has also pushed me into wanting
 to paint our walls a lighter, truer white.

Here's another photo of darker cabinetry paired with a dark countertop.

Oooh, the rug and the skirt beneath the sink really complete the space.
I'd willingly do laundry all day long.

So, we'll see what they say tomorrow.  I'll keep you posted.

A few things that have caught my eye recently...

The palma stripe dhurrie runner rug from Pottery Barn
would be the perfect addition in front of our kitchen sink.
I love the idea of hanging a clock in the window.  Nice, Pottery Barn!

I'd like two of these sabine spindle armchairs from PB, too!

I'm looking so forward to a day with Rob.
Regardless if it involves shopping or lounging on the couch.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!
For those of you who have Monday off, enjoy the extra long weekend!

*photos courtesy of the cottage mix {first three photos}, pink wallpaper blog, pottery barn {last two photos}

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