First of all you guys, I'm so sorry but I do not have a 50 favorites for you today. You don't need to hear all my complaining, so I'll make it short – Bobby has the stomach bug and we have more stupid snow coming and that's keeping me too busy. (I never ever want my kids to be sick, but I can't say I hated the part where my 14 year old boy wanted to snuggle with mama because he was hurting).
Also, I have the smartest readers in the world! Remember a couple of days ago I posted my "brilliant" and "new" idea of using 96 inch long (or longer) table cloths as curtains? Well, that idea was new to very, very few of you. I got so so many emails from people who had already thought of this and who had done it. One person even sent me a photo (I don't want to publish it without permission, but thank you so much. I absolutely love when readers send me photos). I'm so impressed because I do this all day every day and so many of you thought of it well before I did.
Finally, I've been talking about my new kitchen island forever. Well it finally got installed today and I'm very happy with it. It is a slab of double thickness absolute black granite with a honed finish and standard edging. Obviously, the wine fridge is new as well, and I still have to figure out the barstools. I'm not completely unhappy with the stools that are there, but my kids actually knock them over and they break periodically. I haven't been able to replace the fourth because I can't find a match, so it looks like all new! Also, the pendant lights are relatively new, but I am not digging them with the black. That is going to make my husband very, very unhappy. So I'm thinking I will take them down and probably spray them silver while he's at work (I'd bet you anything he will never, ever notice. One time, I changed the wall color in the dining room from white to black, and even after I said "Can you tell what's different?" he couldn't. I'm very lucky that way). What do you think about the lights?
Ok, here it is:
This is a close up to show the edge and thickness:
And this show the length that he island was extended. That empty part on the right is getting a door to conceal the fact that it is dead space behind it (well, not dead space so much as space to house the fridge. And I see I have crooked hardware. Kids):
Happy weekend everyone, and if you are in the path of this next storm, stay safe and warm. On thing that this record snowfall has shown me is that it is very true that you shouldn't try to mess with the might of mother nature.
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