You've probably been wondering where all the posts have been. I had good intentions of starting up again right after we moved, but sadly, it was our moving day that the angels decided to take my Grandpa to heaven. We went back to Michigan for a few days and spent it with family. The funeral was very well done. My grandfather was both a retired Detroit Police officer circa riot times and a WWII Navy veteran, so he was honored by the Detroit Police and the Veterans at he funeral. My father and brother are also fireman and grandpa was given a firetruck escort. Lights and sirens and all. Grandpa had requested before he passed that the funeral procession drive by the doughnut shop on main street in my hometown before arriving at the cemetery. The funeral director got such a kick out of it that he stopped in front of the doughnut shop for a good minute before continuing. Imagine the firetruck escort with the funeral procession stopping in front of the doughnut shop. I completely lost it then, but I thought it was very touching. The funeral director later said that he wanted to give grandpa enough time to run in if he wanted. I liked that.
|I made him a Milk Bar Crack Pie three Christmases ago and he was addicted. He asked for them every chance he gotafter that.|
After what felt like a whirlwind of emotional days with family- that weekend was also Father's Day and especially rough on my dad- we headed home to a house full of boxes.
I remember unpacking my crystal and thinking 'Wow, I really have more space than I think I do,' then realizing we don't have a pantry and no where to store food. So, I'm considering buying an armoir or something and putting it in the foyer and using it as a pantry. It can be used as a coat closet after we move the kitchen.
There's one more built in glass display case for china, but this is the kitchen. Look at that sink. It gives me anxiety to be in this room. We're planning on moving the entire kitchen to a different room and making this room a laundry room within the next year.
This is the foyer. Sherwin Williams sent me their newest eco friendly paint to try out and it's fantastic. One of you will get to win some for a room of your own in July.
Here are the before photos. What color would you paint it?
See those old boxes? I found them in the garage. I'll give you a hint and tell you that the color we picked for the walls is from one of those boxes. I just love them.
This is what almost all of the door knobs look like. Aren't they awesome?
And, of course I had to put this in the front window. I wish grandpa would have seen it. He would have laughed.
In the last month we've also adopted two rescue dogs.
This is Bailey. She's a 3.5 year old Long haired Dachshund/Corgi Mix.
This is Pepper. She's a 6 month old Lab/Border Collie Mix and she is a handful. We now have two cats and two dogs. Everybody has a best friend, as my husband says.
I promise to get back to my regular two post a week schedule next week. Thanks for being patient.
I hope you all have a great weekend! And don't forget to come back the second week in July to win some paint!