Before & After: The Kitchen

So, I thought I would show you some pictures of the progression of our kitchen.  I would say the kitchen is the room in our house that we have done the most work.

What it looked like when we moved in...Yikes!

We started painting everything the day we got the keys to the house!  

What it looked like most of the time...

Then we finally added granite countertops (to say I hated the white tiles with brown grout is an understatement), new hardware, and a bookcase at the end of the peninsula. (The first picture shows the newly built bookcase.  We decided to add it since we were updating the countertops.  That's why the countertops don't extend over the bookcase in the above picture.)

And now...



Happy 30th!

We've been celebrating the hubby's 30th birthday the past few days!

Saturday night was dinner and drinks with good friends.

Yesterday was his actual birthday, and we celebrated as a little family with 30 gifts and yummy cake!

Happy 30th Birthday, honey!


Life Lately {via the iPhone}

Get ready for lots of pictures...My little man is quite the busy little bee...

Happy Friday!


Etsy Shop of the Week - TheMadPlatters

I love fun plates and these would be great for outdoor entertaining this summer!  They're great for outdoor entertaining because they are all made out of melamine.  Check out all TheMadPlatters plates and platters at their etsy shop.

Some of my favorite...

{All images via etsy shop TheMadPlatters}


Happy Mother's Day!

May 2011~ Picture of my first Mother's Day as a mother!  
It is a true blessing to be a Mother!

Happy Mother's Day!!!


A few instagrams from the weekend

Happy Boy
A night out
Pre-Cinco de Mayo Margarita
Ice Cream Date
Yummy Mexican Night
Nieces' program
Not pictured: A sweet baby shower


Life: Wilmington, NC

Beginning of last week my sister, Jake and I made a very quick trip to Wilmington, NC to visit family.  It was a really nice trip, I really love that place.

I would say that the highlight of Jake's time in Wilmington was visiting Lewis Farms to pick strawberries and eat homemade strawberry ice cream.  He couldn't get them in his mouth fast enough!  Little booger was even stealing them out of my bucket!

Happy Friday!