tuesday morning list making


Thank you for the encouragement last week.  It definitely was a full week but thankfully, my daughter recovered from her procedure beautifully and life, imperfect as it is, is back to normal.

I finally got the green light to do a little kitchen renovation from hubby man.  I will be working on a $500.00 budget so I am really going to have to make every penny count.  There really isn't much wrong with the kitchen except that it looks mostly like it did when we moved in seven years ago and I am ready to make it my own.

The counter tops are solid stone in shades of brown.  The appliances are all newer and stainless steel and the wood flooring was just replaced six years ago when the pipes burst and I still love it.

I have my planner out and am busy making wish lists.  The first list is if money was not object what would I do?

And then there's the real list.  What can I do within my budget that will give me the most bang for my buck and achieve the look I'm after.

Obviously, nothing will be relocated with my small budget but I think if I'm smart I can still use the money to give me a whole new looking kitchen.

Right now I'm just in the planning stages, lots of lists and sketches and internet browsing.  I am hoping to get started in the next months or so.  I will be sure to take lots of before and afters but for now, you can see how the kitchen mostly looks now in this post from two years ago.

In the meantime, it's back to my second cup of coffee, dreaming, plotting and planning for me.

Happy Tuesday all!

xo, Patty


  1. I already love the warmth and cuteness of your kitchen, those cabinets are gorgeous! Still, it's sure fun to freshen things up and change out the look, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do :>)

  2. Love that quote and gorgeous artwork. Can't wait to see what you will be doing your kitchen.


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