The counter and backsplash are complete. Waiting on the butcher block to come for the island. In the mean time we need to paint our cabinets and make a few fixes. Part of our reno was to install in a mounted over the range microwave. We hated how much counter space our old one took, and missed our over the range one from our last house. However, to install it, we needed to shorten the cabinet space above. We needed a 12" H x 30" W cabinet for it to mount to. I was open to just putting in open shelving or even a wine bottle shelf thing, but our contractor told us it'd be cheaper to buy a cabinet then to build from scratch. Only problem, we couldn't find a cabinet with doors that matched our existing ones. Until I was reorganizing one day and somehow was guided out of the blue to measure the small cabinet to the left of the window above the sink. 30" tall and 12" wide. I'll called our contractor and asked if we could just turn that sideways. So we did. I also tried to talk him and the husband into removing the corner cabinet and sliding the cabinet set from over the dishwasher to that wall and then having open shelving in the existing space. I lost that battle for now, mostly because of how random the soffit would look. So in the meantime, we'll find some pie shelves to finish off the corner cab.
And while I'm playing catch up... I'm currently,
Reading: Finally picked back up Big Little Lies, still want to read Yes Please and the overly buzzed Girl on the Train.
Watching: Finished binging through 3 seasons of Scandal, the 2nd season of OITNB, 2 eps deep into House of Cards, you know where to find us.
Upgrading: my iPhone. I still have an iPhone 4 from before Ashlynn was even born. I'm pretty sure they don't even make accessories for it anymore. I'll probably get a 6 since who knows how long I'll hang on to the next one, but wanted to hear if anyone preferred the 5s to the 6 and any other advice. Even though I know how awesome samsung is, husband has one, I'm sticking with the fruit so don't try to convert me.
Buying: sneakers and rainbows - yes, I have a problem hoarding both, it's probably embarassing to admit how many of both are floating around - mudroom, closet, car, garage, who knows where else?
Trying: To finish Ashlynn's closet. Just need to hang the bar and get her clothes out of her sister's room. You, know, actually make it a closet.
Fabric. Looking for the "perfect" fabric to make a DIY roman shade for the kitchen. I'll do another post dedicated to this hunt.
Art. It's probably obvious by now, that not only do I enjoy humoring my crafty side, I don't stick with one hobby for very long. Whether it's a kick for sewing, baking, or painting, I like to dabble in them all. I've become obsessed with following different artist on instagram, and have become so inspired to learn the ways of the ones that draw me in. So I've been watching youtube tutes, scouring pinterest, and looking for local classes to take.
Local. Going with the local art, I've been on a kick searching for more community in my community. I love all the bloggers, 'grammers, and readers I've made friendships with, but sometimes I'd love to actually meet or hang with these like minded women and I'm always bummed that all these great blogging conferences are far away. So I've been hunting out local entrepreneurs, bloggers, businesses, you name it seeing where it leads me. I think part of me would really like to have my "A-Ha" moment of where I should be heading outside of my role of "mom". Not to make "mom" second priority, but just to bring some "erinn" back into the game. She's been out of it and finally feels ready to make a comeback. Just want to network with the right people and find the inspiration and guidance I need. I think I'll do a whole post for this too, it could get lengthy.
oh, and This.