Saturday, November 7, 2015

Celebrate this week: Celebrating Everyday Life

It's Saturday and that means it is time to reflect on the week and celebrate things both big and small. Join our community and celebrate this week by linking up or just stopping by the host Ruth Ayres' blog to read others' celebrations.

This week I am celebrating a return to my normal, everyday life. October was a doozy of a month: my kitchen remodel project was in full swing, my stepfather passed away suddenly, I spent every weekend with my mom and sister to help take care of my nieces while my sister stayed in town with my mother, and through it all I spent most of the month sick with a cold and then a sinus infection.

This weekend I am looking forward to thoroughly cleaning my new kitchen, grocery shopping, cooking, doing all of the laundry in my new washing machine, sleeping in my own bed all weekend, going to TJ Maxx to shop for decor items, and having some time to myself.  (And finally getting somewhat caught up with planning and grading maybe)

The biggest celebration I want to share is my new KITCHEN. Here are the before and after pictures. Please excuse the mess in the before pictures...I was working on packing things up at that point. 



I am absolutely loving our new space and I know we will enjoy cooking and eating in there for a long time to come. 

What do you have to celebrate this week? I would love to hear from you in the comments! 


  1. The busyness of accessorizing your gorgeous new kitchen sounds likes a great way to spend your weekend after the stress and sadness of last month. I love the light colored countertops. Enjoy your weekend in your own home.

  2. It does sound like October was a crazy month for you. I've been through a kitchen re-do & it is challenging. Love the new look you have & that backsplash is beautiful. Enjoy your weekend being home!

  3. Wow~ Enjoy your new space. Loving the clean white counters and red tinged cabinets. Just in time for holidays!

  4. Love the tile backsplash!! Enjoy!!

  5. A new kitchen! How wonderful and just before the busiest cooking time of the year. Glad things are slowing down a bit for you. Hope you're enjoying a more relaxed pace and time to shop, cook, and plan in your new space!

  6. Congrats on the new kitchen and I'm glad you are able to get to your to do list now. Enjoy.

  7. Wow you did have a busy October. Here's to new spaces and a settled November!