>> April 8, 2013
I am totally embarrassed by the fact that I haven't blogged in (seemingly) years. The reasons are many, none of which I will get into today. Perhaps at a later date. However, I have been truly touched by the family and friends who say "we miss your posts! Where are you?" I know I am very behind on my updates of Caroline, and the various projects we are tackling - one in particular - if you follow me on Instagram.
But I am not giving up!
So for my friends who have been missing my updates - this post is especially for you.
We are currently neck deep in a kitchen facelift. If you remember this post from many moons ago, I had dreamed about re-doing our kitchen. And I mean a full overhaul. But when Hubby and I really sat down to think about it, a brand spankin' new kitchen would be nice (and I mean really niiiice), but frankly, if we were going to put that kinda cha-ching into our home, we should really add a second bathroom (because right now we only have one. Yes, one). So as much as I would love a nice new kitchen, we knew deep down our funds would be better spent somewhere else.
So we set out to do a kitchen facelift, using our existing crappy cabinets, and the not-so-ideal layout. The budget is small. We wanted to modernize our kitchen without spending a ton, dipping into savings, taking out a loan, or hiring a single contractor ('cause daycare is expensive, yo!). This is a total DIY project - if we couldn't do the install ourselves, or order the materials ourselves - we picked different sources.
I started with this inspiration, Erika's Kitchen. You will notice a few borrowed ideas from her kitchen facelift a few years ago.