Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Posts

One of my resolutions this year is to actually post on this blog. In order to do that, I think I'm going to use this blog for less of a "look what craft I made" blog and more of a "my daughter has Asperger's and our life is crazy and hectic and overwhelming" blog. I need an outlet for all of the stuff we are dealing with. So it may not be as enjoyable to read about, but hopefully it will help me with my stress and frustration throughout the year. Which is part of my bigger resolution: to be less stressed by taking care of myself. Which will hopefully result in our family being less stressed. The first step was to become a stay-at-home mom again, even though I didn't see that as part of the plan - but God did. I think I will look for something part time eventually, but only something that allows me to pick up M right after school since she can no longer attend after-care. (I'll cover that later.)
Don't worry, I'll still post house renovation pictures. That's part of the less-stressed me as well: getting our house finished!
I'll leave you with pictures from our Fall shoot with my friend, Erin, and some of the new kitchen in progress.
Happy New Year!

We still have to finish the cabinets with crown moulding and replace the framing around the windows, install the faucet and appliances, and pick hardware, but it's beautiful already!
The trash can is where the stove will be

I love the new quartz countertops and wood floor

Jeff shaped the opening to match the original ones in the rest of the house.  I love how open it is without the wall there and with the light that the new door (once a window) lets in.  The dining room will be painted the same color as the kitchen.  Not sure about what color to paint the living room, entryway, and the rest of the house, but I am open to suggestions!  The paint color in the kitchen is Fallow & Ball's Dauphine.

Just a reminder of what it looked like when we moved in:




And the pictures of our family:

JJ

M

More to come soon....:)

6 comments:

Greta said...

Wow, the kitchen looks wonderful and I love the direction your blog is going:)

rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

your house looks amazing! can't wait to see it in person. and i agree with greta- i'm glad you're taking your blog in a direction that will be a release & a help to you. you can still post crafty stuff, too! : )
love you!

Deb said...

My original blog became therapy to me when we were walking in the valley with Noah... it was as though someone was always there to listen even when I was just typing on my laptop. I look forward to reading and encouraging you in any way I can.

And the kitchen looks beautiful.

And your girls are gorgeous.

erin said...

The kitchen looks amazing Amy! I love your blog and I hope it becomes therapeutic for you. Love ya!

Ellen said...

I'm so glad you can use your blog to de-stress and get it all out there. I love reading you! Anything you need on this journey - we're here for you. And the kitchen looks SO good! Here's to 2011 being the year that gets better!

EH said...

I can't believe that's the same kitchen! Great work - its stunning!