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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


So, our boy Middle is starting in the first home jv lacrosse game.  He is so happy, and that makes me so happy!  So, consider this shameless mommy blogging, and give me a pass.  Just for today.

Go Raiders!


  1. Go Raiders! What a wonderful time in your lives. The excitement, the camaraderie, it's all such fun. I miss it!

  2. You are totally entitled!! So exciting - good luck to him!!

  3. As parents were always proud of our kids accomplishments. Good luck to your son on his first game!! Martina

  4. First time visiting your blog and I think it's lovely! Hope you have fun out there!

    I hope you like mine...

  5. What a great photo! Good luck to him this season. :)

  6. Congratulations...and I have a catagory on my blog called "shameless bragging" go for it!

  7. Woot Woot!!! Totally entitled!! I like Mom on the Run having a WHOLE CATEGORY....Congrats to your Middle.

  8. You're more than entitled to brag about your son - go Raiders!


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