Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sunshiny Days Are Coming

Last week, I won this really cool print from Signs by Andrea on Southern Hospitality‘s giveaway.

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Even though it is intended for a child’s room, I couldn’t help but wonder where else it would look good. At first, I thought maybe the bathroom, but I didn’t want to ruin the whole aqua thing we have going on there. Then, the more I thought about it, the more I thought it would look great in the kitchen…

… a new renovated kitchen that is.

Yep folks, we are halfway through the year, and ML and I have still not begun our kitchen renovation. To be honest there has been a whole lot going on. But it’s all been for the best because if we would have started a few months ago, my color style for the kitchen would be completely different.

Originally, I was leaning towards a light blue or green for the color of the cabinets. And while I still love this idea, I’m not so sure it works for our house.

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Since we don’t plan to stay here many more years, I don’t want to do anything too trendy that could cause the kitchen to look dated in a few years.

So now I am leaning more towards gray for the cabinets and a light yellow for the walls.

Source: decorpad.com via Krystle on Pinterest

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Source: google.com via Krystle on Pinterest

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All the colors found in the print! Yellow is not one of my favorite colors. I definitely didn’t like it in our guest room (Noah’s room before Noah), but I think a cheerful yellow will really open up our kitchen. The right yellow and the right amount of yellow will be crucial though. I plan to use a rug to introduce other colors to the room and balance the yellow out.

So the hunt for a rug begins. Meanwhile, maybe we will get around to replacing our remaining white kitchen appliances soon. We’ve started looking but just haven’t made the plunge yet.

We are sticking with black appliances because I love my double oven too much… plus I think they look pretty good in the kitchen. ML likes it because they are less expensive than stainless. I’ve heard mumblings though that stainless is losing its footing as the go-to finish for kitchen appliances. Has anybody noticed any new trends in finishes?

Since I’m on the rug hunt… do you have any suggestions of places to look for a fairly inexpensive/medium-priced kitchen rug?

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Serving and Spoiling

Last week, I took a little break from blog reading and commenting. Noah and I spent the week at my parents’ house back in Mississippi while Michael Luke went to the Dominican Republic on a medical mission trip with a group from Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama (CMMA).

I really wish Noah and I could have gone with ML to the DR. We thought about it for a few minutes but decided it would be quite challenging with Noah still nursing and needing a couple of good naps a day. So we decided to stay behind this year. I have gone in years past, and even though I can’t help medically, I have had fun helping with the children’s ministry and evangelism.

For the second time, ML went as a physical therapist provider. Which basically means he went as a licensed physical therapist and had a few students working under him. This trip was a little different than in years past because instead of doctors, nurses, med school students, physical therapy students, and physical therapist, it was just the PT students, PTs and a doctor. So instead of going out into the villages and setting up clinics like we have in the past, they got to go to a local hospital and nursing home.

Hopefully, ML will be able to share more about that later. I know he had a great time, and it is always such a blessing to visit with the people there and have the opportunity to offer physical healing as well as spiritual healing. He had a great time (besides the last night when he fell off the top bunk and busted his head on the porcelain tile floor) and is already looking forward to the next trip (possibly with Noah and me).

Meanwhile…

Noah got to swim in the pool for the first time. Well technically, it was more like sit in a float and be pushed around the pool. But she kicked her legs the whole time she was in her little float. She just might be a natural swimmer… who knows?
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She definitely rocked the polka dotted sunglasses and hat though.

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We also went as my mom’s guests to her end of the year garden club party.
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It was a Southern women’s version of a picnic in an old barn turned entertaining area with lots of chicken salad to eat. Yum!
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Thankfully, ML’s parents got to come visit one night. They were so excited to see her… especially since she is getting really mobile creeping all over the floor (apparently this is the belly crawl before the official crawl).

My parents made numerous trips with Noah in the wagon up and down the driveway.
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It’s amazing how much that thrilled her. There might have to be a wagon in our future here in B’ham. And after we saw how much she loved the wagon, my mom and I took her to the mall so that she could ride the train. I can’t say that was ever on my list of things to do… but having a baby with you in a small train circling the inside of a mall definitely helps bring the coolness factor up a little.

Later in the week, we went to visit my grandparents where we were fed like kings and queens. I mean stuffed! And since I have practically zero will power, I pigged out on the cake and ice cream after eating two helpings of lunch! Thankfully, I weighed myself yesterday, and I didn’t gain any weight from all the overeating I did (it was a lot).

So even though we missed ML a lot, we had lots of fun this past week. What did you do this past week/weekend? Any big Memorial Day plans? Ours were pretty laid back. Do you have any mission trips planned for this summer?

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A Little MIA

I have been a little MIA this week from blog reading and writing. It’s been a great week though, and I look forward to getting in the swing of things next week. For now, I thought I would share a few pics of what’s been going on.

We might have had a little of this going on this week.

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I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and Memorial Day! And in case you are looking for a little Summer Reading, check out this post from earlier this week.

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