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Countertop Review

This time last year I was packing up our house to prepare for our down-to-the-studs renovation in our kitchen, family room, and master bath as well as the addition of a screened porch. The family room wasn't originally part of the plan, but that's a post for another time. The kitchen was where I really had to plan and scheme, and, yes even fret, to stay in our footprint and budget and to get the function and look I wanted. I love a challenge like this, though, so despite some occasional frustration with my client (aka me! ), I enjoyed the process. A key "want" of mine was honed marble countertops. There are dozens--maybe hundreds--of blog posts, articles, and showroom sites that compare various types of countertop materials and their pros and cons. I read most of them and took notes from a lot of them in the months leading up to our start date. One of the most helpful things was visiting a sweet friend's kitchen, where I was able to ask questions about cleaning, a

Tick Tock!

Santa Baby brought me a new Filofax this Christmas—orange!  So, I’m doing a little paperwork tonight, jotting down some dates and deadlines for 2010.  Out of the clear blue sky, I received, or rather God provided, a new (and unsolicited) freelance assignment.  The topic is American art; I’ll learn more details Tuesday.

finsbury-pkt-orange We leave for Peru in a few weeks, and this time, Big is joining us.  Florida and Alaska are on the 2010 calendar, too.  And a graduation!


So, I am sitting by the fireplace with the Mister, counting blessings.  No place else I’d rather be than here, sipping stars with the man who hung the moon.


Wishing you all a New Year full of God’s light and grace.


  1. Happy New Year!
    I really enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your life with blog world.

  2. Thanks so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful 2010.

  3. Mission trip to Peru? What a wonderful way to bring in 2010, being a blessing to others.

    By the way, you could have picked a better color than orange. Garnet, perhaps? LOL

  4. Happy New Year!!!! It looks like you have an exciting 2010 ahead of you!

  5. I just found your sweet blog through Bev.

    What a wonderful and unexpected gift ~ best of luck!


  6. You certainly are a "true gift" to many!!!

  7. Peru? My husband grew up there as a missionary kid. It's "home" for him, though he hasn't been back in 19 years (how did that happen?). Have a great trip and please drink some Inca Kola for both of us! Blessings!


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