One of the blogs I read featured a guest blogger and her kitchen makeover. Her absolutely, drop dead gorgeous, totally drool worthy kitchen. It seriously looks like something out of a magazine and I want it. Every last bit of it.
I'll be honest- after seeing this picture, I looked for vintage trophies on Etsy and Ebay. I love this look and want to recreate it somewhere in our house.
I cannot get enough. It's so light and airy, yet still masculine (the whole point behind the makeover). Don't get me wrong- I love our kitchen and the bold colors, but this is so soothing. You'd get such a different feeling having this in your home.
How did this happen? No really- how? I haven't even figured out what I'm giving up for Lent this year. Last year was fast food and shopping. The year before that was shopping. I have my "fall backs" of giving up soda or chocolate, but I just don't know. I just. don't. know. I'd really like to try something new this year.
I don't smoke. I rarely drink alcohol. I don't need caffeine to function. Starbucks runs happen sparsely. Same with any beauty event like a manicure or haircut. I'm not really into gossip or juicy magazines. I don't watch too much TV, but my husband would kill me if he couldn't watch "our" shows the day after we DVR them.
My vices would include shopping (usually for the house), home improvement projects, surfing the internet and this blog. Then of course there are the occasional vices like eating out, cursing or skipping my gym workout. So of course I could give up cursing or take up one more day at the gym per week, but that seems so cliche.
Feel free to throw out some suggestions if you've got one. Maybe there is something I'm missing. I only have ~12 hours to figure something out!
On another note, I got The Love Dare and today is Day One of our 40 day journey. I'm not sure who is interested in this so I'll keep my blogging recaps to a minimum, but I just want to say I am really excited about this process. Maybe I'll do a weekly recap with the challenge for each day. Or maybe I'll keep this between us, since this is meant to strengthen our marriage by opening our eyes. We'll see!
For now, I'll pop a Lindt truffle into my mouth and enjoy the "Fat" part of Fat Tuesday.
Remember the ones I posted about back here. Yeah, they're on sale- 5% off! Should I buy them?! ;)
Don't worry, I'm not. But keep your fingers crossed they keep getting cheaper and cheaper... because they are doggone perfect.
I have an announcement to make. I feel horrible because there are people who read this blog that will be finding out this way instead of by a phone call from me... but I am having a hard time remembering who I told and who I haven't. Plus I'd rather them find out this way than not find out at all.
So, for the announcement. I'm... NOT pregnant. Ha, sorry ;)
But really. I... am leaving my job after three and a half years and will be starting with a new company on the 22nd of February. I had been looking for a new opportunity for quite some time and a great one finally came along. My commute will be marginally shorter (5 miles), my pay will be drastically higher (about 35% more), and the morale of my team will most likely be worlds better (ie the big guy won't be saying "find a new job because yours will be obsolete in x years").
Of course it's going to be hard to leave my friends at my current company, but I won't be so far away that we can't still meet up. In fact, I'll probably make them pinkie swear that we'll still have lunch once a month. Potbellies, anyone?
I'll still be in the same field, working with an astounding team on the forefront of groundbreaking research. You may think I'm talking them up, but you can't even imagine the work these people have done. And I'm going to be a part of it now!
Alright, that's it. You can move on with your day, now :)