Posted by: Mrs. HSH | March 1, 2011


It never fails. When one part of your life is extremely busy, it is inevitable that the rest of your life will be very busy as well.
Take February, for instance. While Jon and I were struggling to pick out four major appliances as well as select wood flooring, granite, tile, a back splash and fixtures, not to mention choosing an electrician and starting a massive re-wire of the house, we had quite the busy social and work schedule.  
I had a bachelorette party to attend, along with a baby shower. We both partied it up at a 30th birthday celebration (big head ache the next day),

A little break for a birthday celebration...

made a trip to San Francisco, attended little Finn’s first birthday party, and had a weekend visit from the in-laws. All of this was coupled with crazy work schedules (and this massive CA state budget deficit causing all of us at work to pull our hair out)!

Not that these are bad things (except the state budget deficit) by any means! But man, when it rains it pours!
As excited as I am to have a brand new kitchen, I’m looking forward to getting my life back! Countless trips to Home Depot, Sears, Lumber Liquidators, tile stores, and granite yards have left us both a little frazzled. I guess I wasn’t quite prepared for all the decisions that had to be made, and in such a short period of time! Despite the craziness, we’ve actually pulled the trigger on quite a few things this month:

  • Picked out the granite slab
  • Purchased a dishwasher, refrigerator, range and micro hood (all on sale!)
  • Settled on Brazilian Teak wood flooring for the kitchen and porcelain tile for the laundry room
  •  Purchased a faucet and sink
  •  Purchased 33 feet of white subway tile back splash
  • Researched, found and purchased schoolhouse light fixtures (that don’t look too much like schoolhouse lights!)
  •  Signed a contract with an electrician

Bianca Romano Granite -- Slab Selected!

Our to-do list is not finished, but checking things off the list does feel good! The cabinets arrive in less than two weeks. In the mean time, I’m trying to imagine what it will all look like pieced together.

Trying to put it all together...

I still have a difficult time picturing in my head how all the different materials will blend, despite all the tiny samples.  I’m just crossing my fingers that everything will match because one less trip to Home Depot is –as Martha Stewart would say– a good thing!


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