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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

Oh, beautiful for spacious skies

The Mister and I have had an unusual holiday, in that all three children are away from home today.  We did receive a brief update from Middle’s  Scoutmaster this morning:  Summitted Baldy Mountain yesterday.  All are healthy.  Happy Fourth!

baldy mountain philmont nm Baldy Mountain, elevation 12, 441 feet.


  1. Hope you are enjoying your kid free time. My hubby and I always try to make the most of it and go to fancy restaurants we would not take the boys to. Hope you had a nice weekend.

  2. Wow! What an impressive climb. Hope you had a happy 4th!


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