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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

For all of us in our prime

At least two of my favorite bloggers are celebrating birthdays this week—Bevy at It's a Golden Day and one of my favorite moms at Pink Martinis and Pearls, so to all of us who aren’t getting any younger, here’s a hoot of a video by funny lady Anita Renfroe. 

Happy Birthday, Girls!


  1. Hilarious!!! I turned the big four-oh three years ago and frankly I have never felt better! My mother said she enjoyed her 40s the most! So cheers to all of us Wrinkled Ladies!

  2. love this video, hope your fun will continue through the weekend! verbena cottage

  3. Thank you for the thoughtful shout out and for my birthday wishes. You are such a sweetheart! That video gave me such a good laugh! I'm going to be having a fun give-away next month related to our advancing years. Why not have fun with it, right? Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. :) xoxo

  4. Just back from Edisto... and sitting in my living room catching up on all my blogs. And what a treat to come to yours!!! Thank you so much... it was a lovely day! xox

    Love, love, love this video. And really don't mind my 40s so far. (Just that prime number! LOL)

  5. How did I almost miss this?? I have not stopped laughing since I played your clip!


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