Hello.

Hey there. I’m Willow, what’s your name? It’s been a while. So long, in fact, that when I typed the web address in my browser it didn’t even pop up. I had to type all the way to the .com. It was all Wallpaper and huh?

Things have been happening here. I would love to say we are busier than we’ve ever been, but I feel like I’ve been saying that for the past (fill in the blank) years. So at some point that statement loses merit. Plus I’m trying not to be one of those people who throws my busi-ness in yo face. Which is hard, because apparently I am one of those people. But I digress.

Let’s catch up: winter. Ew. That sums it up! Shall we move on?

So we are currently DOING SOMETHING BIG at our house (this leans more towards Wallpaper and less towards Diapers). Our kitchen is GONE. Seriously. She gone. Sold on the Craigslist. To a very nice family might I add. On a farm. And no, this isn’t just a story my mom made up to keep me happy. My beautiful cabinets are on a farm in a beautiful house with really nice owners. And my stove is in another home with newlyweds. And my dishwasher is still pimping herself on CL.

Here’s what started it all. Our countertops were tile. Remember the 90’s? So does my house. I always hated them- unsanitary, hideous, and weird. So when they started falling apart, I very much encouraged them to continue. We agreed to have someone come in and talk with us about three levels of reno: 1- replace countertops, 2- replace countertops and paint cabinets (SO much oak) & 3- the whole shebang. I was satisfied with #2 (go ahead and giggle). But S said he’d rather spend the money to get exactly what we wanted than spend still a lot of money and want to scratch it all in a few years.

So we started to brainstorm. I almost blew Pinterest up. Side note- anyone watch Modern Family and see Claire’s bookmark for Pinterest? Hilarious. The folks who built our house did not cook. We do! So we were more than excited to come up with layouts that increased workspace and made the flow a little better. Plus we get to add some barstools, which is super cool for kiddos. I’ll save you the back and forths, but in the end I think we came up with a great plan.

We also decided to switch from electric to gas for the stove top and go with a convection/microwave combo instead of a microwave and/or double wall oven. Anyone have one of these? I would love to hear how you use it! I’m very intimidated by convection ovens.

Anyway, this post is long enough. I’m going to try and be a little better about staying up to date here. The cabinets are mostly set and I just finished priming the new drywall, so there will be a lot coming! And Seth is currently wiring the basement for surround sound, so I know we are all Super excited to hear more about that. Not!

I’ve been listening to 90’s mix on Pandora all night.

Talk soon!