Kitchen Renovation – Weekend #1

We started the kitchen renovation this weekend!

Step 1 – Wall off the breakfast nook to make a walk-in pantry/laundry room. (Our washer and dryer are in the basement right now – NOT convenient.)

My father-in-law is awesome. He threw the wall up in just a few hours. Josh and I will be breaking out the paint tonight. Then we’ll install the door later this week and cross this step off the list!

Plus – Our NEW refrigerator be delivered tomorrow!!! I am soooooooo excited!! It’s BEAUTIFUL!!

 

 

P.S. We HAVE to buy a new camera battery charger. I still can’t find our old one and I really want to take pics during the renovation. 🙁

Here are some pics taken with my iPhone – please excuse the quality…and please ignore the mess that is our kitchen.

 

 

 

Here is the rest of the kitchen renovation plan. (I’ll just be happy when it’s all over!)

Step 2 – Call the plumber and schedule them to come out to move the washer and dryer into the laundry room.

Step 3 – Tear out the old cabinets

Step 4 – Put together new cabinets

Step 5 – Install new cabinets

Step 6 – Have new countertop installed

Step 7 – Have new microwave, new wall oven, and old stovetop installed

Step 8 – Vent new microwave to outside (it’s an over the range microwave)

Step 9 – Backsplash

Step 10 – Flooring

Step 11 – Lighting

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Happy 3rd Anniversary to My Wonderful Husband!

Yesterday was my 3rd wedding anniversary with my hubby. And how did we celebrate? Well, we spent a total of 2.5 hours together – cooking a not-so-fancy dinner, watching our Wednesday night shows, and then going to bed early. We certainly know how to party! Not.

I worked my full 8:30am to 5:30pm job (even had to work through lunch…boo) and then drove straight to volunteer at the teen ministry like I do every Wednesday night. Got home around 8, cooked dinner, watched tv, went to bed.

I guess we aren’t really newlyweds anymore. We’re just an old married couple. 🙂

But it’s alright – I’m not complaining. Besides, we’re going out to dinner tonight. SUSHI!!! So it’s all good.

Happy Anniversary Josh! I love you!

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Signs you may not be happy with your job…

1. The bathroom stall is not only a place to do your “business,” but also your safehaven – a calming get-a-way location where you can relax for a good 15 minutes at a time. (At least until the auto-lights go off. Then it’s just weird to sit in the bathroom in the dark.)

2. You have to move certain emails out of your inbox and into a folder titled “I’ll deal with this later” just because looking at those email makes you infuriated.

3. You feel like you have multiple personalities when you get to work. You say outloud, “I’m doing great this morning! Thanks for asking! How are you doing today?” But you are really thinking to yourself, “How am I doing? I’m tired. I don’t want to be here today. I don’t feel like dealing with all of this crap. Screw you! Is it Friday yet?!”

4. You once described yourself as a happy-go-lucky, hopefully, bright-eyed young business woman. Now you just see yourself as a bitter, miserable old shrew.

5. You’d rather take a nap in the back seat of your car during lunch that risk having to talk about work in the breakroom with your co-workers.

6. Every time you answer certain people’s questions, they look at you like you’re an idiot…even though you’re telling them the correct answer. Apparently, people think that if you lack power, you lack intelligence. (Thanks for that quote, Lauren – I love it!)
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Breaking out the hoodie! (yep, it’s finally fall)

There is one thing I can’t live without in cold weather.

No, it’s not a designer jacket.

No, it’s not a flowy scarf.
No, it’s not leather boots.

It’s something a little less refined. It’s my UGA hoodie. 🙂

The hoodie I have now is actually “Hoodie Version 2.0.” My mommy bought me “Hoodie 1.0” my freshman year of college and I had to retire him sometime during my junior year. (He was looking pretty bad.) But this hoodie has seen me through the years. It’s a zipper front (for easy on and off) and is super soft. I LOVE this hoodie! 🙂

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