First Hole in the Wall

I had bought this picture at a sale a few days before Christmas.  I knew I wanted it somewhere in the new house.  When we first moved in I had it leaning against the wall I wanted it on for a few weeks. I was afraid to put a hole in the wall to hang it.  Not really sure why, I guess cause there weren't any and I was putting off making any.   But I finally did and love the wall I put it on.  It is right inside the front door and you can see it from the whole family/dining room.  
The second hole came when Barb and Mark gave us this picture when they came to see the house for the first time.  She said she had seen the picture and really thought it reminded her of me and our family.  
So once those first couple holes were out of the way, Alicia and I went to town on this cross wall.  This is a small wall in the dining room area but just what I wanted.  Alicia had most of the crosses and then we got a few extras to make it complete.  

Cabinet Handles

When we initially ordered our cabinets we did so with no handles or any type of hardware cause we really thought that was the look and feel we wanted.   But.....after a few weeks we decided we did want handles.  I didn't like that some of the drawers felt hard to get into plus over time we knew that our hands were going to leave stains and overall just mess up the cabinets.  We found some ones we liked at Lowe's so we bought them and then I had contacted one of the guys that worked on our cabinets to do the install on the side.  It took him a couple of hours and he had them all done.  I really love the way they look and am so happy we decided to add them.  

New Appliances 12/30/2015

So here are our new appliances.  We went with stainless steel and actually just picked them out by knowing that we wanted stainless and also by what fridge would fit in the space.  I knew I wanted a gas stove so that was also on the list.  When we did the walk thru we were surprised to see that the stove had a griddle pan as well.  We had no idea when we ordered the stove so it was a nice surprise.  

 Kev really wanted a fridge that he could get water and ice out of the door.   I never wanted one cause I always thought that it took up too much space on the inside.  But for this model it really doesn't take up too much and I do have to admit it's really convenient.   I was worried the water and ice wouldn't taste good but we put in a water filtration system so the water on the fridge is filtered too and it tastes good.  So now more water machine with big 5 gallon buckets.

As of January 2009, I no longer have a job. It's not that I lost it, but after 26 1/2 years of working at the Post Office, I retired. According to everyone I know, I don't do anything all day, so I decided to start a blog. Now I can blog about what I don't do all day. I am married to Kevin, who is the most awesome husband I could ever have. It's because of him, that I do not go to work any more. I love that and I love him for that. Between the 2 of us we have 4 children. Hunter 31, Heather 29, Paul 28 and Alicia 26.

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