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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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Doris Lee c 1935 Art Institute of Chicago
Doris Lee
Thanksgiving Dinner c. 1935
Art Institute of Chicago


  1. Oh, I just love this image you chose!!
    Hope you have a simply marvelous Thanksgiving my friend!!

  2. Great pick!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!!

  3. and to you and your family too

  4. That is exactly how my kitchen looked on Thanksgiving!

    I hope you and your precious family had a wonderful day together. I know it was blessed... :)

  5. Happiest of Thanksgivings to you.

  6. I have just spent the greater part of the hour looking at all the paintings by Doris Lee, thank you so much for introducing me to her. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving darling, all the best, Coryanne


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