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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

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day

Many thanks to Liz at The Flowering Dogwood for honoring me with the Sunshine Award!  According to Liz, the Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogging world.  I hope to live up to that!  The rules, once this award is received, are as follows:
1. Post the logo on blog.
2. Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers.
3. Link the nominees
4. Let nominees know they have won this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person you received this award from.
I would like to pass on this award to the following bloggers, each of whom has offered encouragement as well as great reading.

It's a Golden Day

Pink Martinis and Pearls


Suburban Princess

Lily Lemontree

A Bloomsbury Life

Carrie's Busy Nothings

Existential Expatriate

Tickled Pink and Green

Une Femme d'un Certain Age

Success in the Suburbs

The Inveterate Optimist

Happy reading!


  1. How very sweet of you! Thank you so much for the honour!
    I will post this right away, have a great weekend!

  2. What an honor to receive the award! Thank you so very much. It is most encouraging. Hopsy will have to help me figure out how to do the linking, etc. Love your blog!

  3. Awww what a great award! Thank you so much! Congratulations to you and everyone you awarded!

  4. How kind! Thanks so much! tIO x

  5. Thank you so much. I am digging myself out of the hole opened up by my week taking care of my stepdad, but I look forward to answering this as soon as I can.

  6. I'm humbled and honored. Your award certainly brightened my day and I had fun passing it on. Blessings!


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