I have the kitchen on my brain, and I just can’t shake it.  For a few years now, I’ve been dreaming of this range:

I visit it online often.  So, imagine my dismay when I realized today that the ivory version now comes with chrome accents instead of brass. It threw my whole plan for a loop.  To make matters worse, the lovely clock is now an ugly digital version.  Really, what WERE they thinking?

Apparently, the hammered black version still comes with brass accents, but it’s not my first true love.  Nevertheless, I built a little dream board around it tonight.  Someday soon, I hope to have a real kitchen to go with my collection of pictures.

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Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve been working on.  As you can see, we have a long way to go!

Wait! That’s doesn’t look like WORK! 

You know how they always say, “slow and steady wins the race?”  Well, let’s be honest.  Many of us are slow and unsteady.  Above are two such turtles. Let’s just say that our breaks and our work sessions are somewhat unbalanced.  Sure, we could’ve finished the bathroom over my fall break, but the beach was much more fun!

(I should dig up a before picture.  Perhaps then my excitement over an unfinished bathroom would make sense.)

The window box sat in my living room for quite some time before I convinced BeachBoy to help me hang it, along with the shutters I painted over the summer.  (Note how late at night we finished the project….as I said before, we are SLOW….to start, that is.)