Recent Happenings…

How is it Friday already?!!  Between snow days, delayed openings, school parties and Valentine’s Day, I haven’t gotten much done this week!  In addition to those things, I have started working on an annual school event that I co-chair in March.

AND on top of all of that….I  have been crazy busy planning my kitchen renovation!  We are still finalizing the layout but I have started looking at samples of finishes…

I know for sure that the main cabinets will be white…probably White Dove, the floor will be hardwood, and the island will be a stained color (possibly one of the two choices above).  So happy to be changing the peninsula to an island AND enlarging/lowering our kitchen window!!!

Goodbye freakishly high window!

All I can think about lately is this kitchen!  And once again I apologize if you follow me on Pinterest.  You are probably getting flooded with all kinds of kitchen photos lately.  I will try to tone it down a bit – or at least space them out!  Hopefully, we can get the cabinets ordered soon and get moving on this kitchen by April!  At least it will be warmer then and maybe we can use our outdoor grill while our kitchen is out of commission!

This winter has been pretty brutal in the Northeast!  We have gotten a ton of snow – and are expecting a little more this weekend.  Today the temperature was 7 degrees when the kids left for school!  I cannot wait for spring!

Not only am I excited about the warmer spring weather, but I am looking forward to another Broadway Show!  A bunch of friends and I just bought tickets for Finding Neverland!  I could not be more excited!

Did I mention it stars Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly?  Cannot wait!!  Now I have another reason to look forward to April!

That about sums up my week.  

What have you been up to lately?


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  1. Love your kitchen choices, Shelley! I am so sick of winter too. Feels like spring will never get here. That show looks great. Stay warm and have a great weekend!

  2. So exciting, can't wait to see your new kitchen! You must be having so much fun picking everything out. Hope winter ends soon and Spring comes early this year. Have a great weekend and keep warm.

  3. Shelley I am excited for you about your kitchen progress! The island is going to be so fabulous! I painted my cabinets BM White Dove and love it – a nice warm easy white that works with everything! Can't wait to see the next installment of your kitchen reno 🙂 Happy weekend my friend.

  4. Ooooh, congrats on the kitchen remodel! I can't wait to see how it turns out! And man do I have a soft spot for Peter Pan stories. Have a great time!

  5. I'm so excited for you that you're getting to redo your kitchen! How fun and I know it's going to be beautiful. Love your choices too. Yep, we're all trying to stay in and stay warm. I'm just amazed at how brightly the sun shines and it looks so pretty on the snow but it's as colod as it can be. Thanks for popping in to see a sweetie,Shelia 😉

  6. I don't blame you for being so excited about your kitchen remodel. I would be too! I love the choices you've made. I agree that doing it in April will probably allow you to use the grill too. Great idea! I've heard so many people talk about how they have to eat out during their kitchen remodel. You'll probably still have some days of doing that too though. I can't wait to see it when it's done. You'll feel like you've moved to a new house!

  7. Your kitchen is going to be so pretty. My sister is redoing hrs now and made vary similar choices! I hope you are having fun with it.Stacy

  8. How exciting to be remodeling your kitchen! I love all your choices…the granite and dark cabinets look very similar to what I have. I look forward to seeing your finished project.Lori

  9. So exciting Shelley!! Such pretty finishes, you're going to love the fresh white transformation! I'm anxious to follow along! 🙂

  10. Kitchen renovations are the bomb! I am now following your kitchen Pinterest board. I laughed when I saw the I'd pinned a few of the same photos!

  11. I am doing a kitchen renovation too so I know how you are feeling right now. I am also painting my cabinets White Dove. I've used it on all the doors and trim in the house and I absolutely love it. Good luck with your reno. Can't wait to see what you do. -Kristi

  12. We finished our kitchen remodel a few months ago. It is so exciting!! I love your ideas! I know your kitchen will be beautiful!

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