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November 29, 2013


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Like everyone else, I am in love with the kitchen too!!! I really really really want to sit and drink tea in that kitchen!! Ann Marie's long post made me happy, doesn't she need to write a book?! Poor Patrick :(! Sickness stinks, so glad he's in the mend! I love that I checked here to see some new posts, great pictures, and happy smiles from one of my all time favorite families!! Miss you!!


Love, love, love the kitchen! It's beautiful and lots of counter space! So good to see pictures of the family and hear about your Thanksgiving. I hope everyone is feeling better. Miss you!


I will have to research those roman shades a little more. They sound like something that would be right up my alley. Oh, and Ann Marie you are not an embarrassment!! Your blog and your comment made me chuckle :0)
And these kids are getting sooooo big! I can't stand it. You need to post some pics on your blog!! (Hint hint) so I can see how big your kids are getting!
And the kitchen...yes we designed it. We knocked out walls and added counters and an island. We repainted some of the existing cupboards added new hardware. I really need to post some before photos.


Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love it! Did you design that yourself? It belongs in a magazine! I love the floors and the counters and those light fixtures and everything about it. Do you like roman shades? I love them. I made them by hand when we lived in Albany and everyone always complimented me on them. They are pretty easy to make. Measure material, cut several equal measured slits on left and right side of material and then loop cute ribbon through the slits. Then you can tie them up as high or low as you want them. Well, it all sounds more complicated than it is, I'm sure, but the ribbon looped through on either side makes it looks really cute and they have a kind of country feel to them, depending on the material you pick. When you make them yourself they aren't as stiff and serious as the ones you buy. Oh my goodness I cannot believe I went on this long about roman shades. What an embarrassment! Whatever you decide to do will look good though. I loved how you decorated your house in Howey. It was homey and cozy - even though it was big. I love looking at home decorating magazines (even though it elicits major envy) . And oh my! John Paul! He is so big now!!! Hope everyone feels better!

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