Monday, November 11, 2013

A Peek and Catching Up


The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind of activity and now I can hardly believe we're already into the second week of November.  I thought I'd better do a quick catch up post, just on the off chance anybody noticed I've been a bit absent (smile).

My grandparents have been visiting all the way from New Mexico for the past week and we've had so much fun together.  They leave tomorrow and I know we'll all shed some tears.  Below is a picture of my grandma and I taken today at a visit to the mill where we enjoyed perfect fall weather.


 In house news, we've completely and finally finished our kitchen!  The first picture above is a little peek of the new reclaimed wood shelf Justus built for a wall in the kitchen.  I'll be back in a day or two with pictures to share of the entire kitchen! 

Now that we've finished the kitchen, we're also finishing up a little remodel in our bathroom.  Justus installed a new ceiling and now he's finishing up installing the beadboard walls.  It feels so good to get some house projects checked off!

I was a little remiss in posting the winner of the Bee Lovely Botanicals giveaway, but I did draw a random winner, which was Cinnamon. Thank you all for entering!

 

I also wanted to mention that the November/December (Holiday) issue of Celebrating Everyday Life is out and it's beautiful as always.  In this issue, you'll find a Hot Cocoa Porch Party, a Gingerbread Wonderland, fun & festive DIY projects, beautiful homes, delicious recipes and much more!  For more information or to purchase, you can visit here.

November December 2013 issue of Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll 

I hope you all are enjoying your November so far.  I'm already looking forward to the upcoming holidays, especially time with friends and family.

I'll be back soon!

22 comments:

  1. Your grandmother is beautiful! What a lovely photo of the two of you.

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  2. What a cute photo of you and your grandma! I can't wait to see photos of your kitchen! I'll bet it looks wonderful...I sure love the little peek. I love house projects. Don't you?! I would be thrilled to give my kitchen a makeover. We're currently working on our porch and I can't wait for it to be finished so that I can enjoy it :)

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  3. Grandmothers are so special. She looks like a sweetheart.

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  4. Andrea, yes I noticed... and I missed reading your blog... what a blessing it is for you to have a wonderful visit with your Grandmother... and she is beautiful... my grandparents have been in heaven for years, so it was a blessing for myself as well to see others cherishing moments as these... Cant wait to see the photos... Have wonderful rest of the week.... Connie in Ky

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  5. I have noticed your absence and have missed you! But...I am glad everything is going so well and life is good. Looking at that picture of you and your Grandma is like looking into the future. You are a younger version of her! Keep having happy times...Ann

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  6. Beautiful photo with your grandma! You look wonderful!

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  7. Oh yes, I did miss your posts. I'm so relieved nothing unhappy happened though. ;- )
    Johanne

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  8. Yes, we've been missing you, can't wait to see new pictures of your kitchen! You have a lovely grandma, so special your grandparents could come to visit.

    Esther

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  9. Andrea your photos is so lovely with your grandmother.
    xoxo
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  10. What a lovely picture of you and Grandmother. I am so glad everything is alright.

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  11. Looking forward to seeing mor pictures of your kitchen.......enjoy your blog very much!!

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  12. Thank you! I already placed my order and cannot wait till it comes! :-)

    Love your shelf. The wood is beautiful and I look forward to seeing the rest.

    Enjoy your November :-)

    ~Cinnamon

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    1. Congrats! Cinnamon...

      Andrea - the photo of you and your grandmom is precious.

      Enjoy your day!

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  13. So wonderful that you were able to spend the week with your grandparents..love the pic of you and your grandmother…love the sneak peek and looking forward to the kitchen reveal…and congrats to Cinnamon!

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  14. I love little grandmothers...they are so sweet and precious, what a lovely photo to cherish of yours.
    Looking forward to the reveal...your home is so lovey. Congrats to Cinnamon how exciting!

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  15. Yes I have missed you. I check your blog everyday. Glad you're back. You have such a clean and refreshing look to your decor. Can't wait to see your kitchen.

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  16. A wonderful photo of you and your grandmother. Something to cherish.

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  17. Time off from the blog is allowed, especially when it is cherished family time. What a lovely picture of you and your grandmother. Enjoy what little bit of fall is left. Can't wait to see the kitchen reveal.

    Debra

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  18. I really enjoyed the photo of you and your grandmother...priceless. It brought forth so many warm memories of mine. I was privileged to have two wonderful grandmothers in my life for a long time. They were both nonagenarians!! They added so much richness and depth to my life....I am forever thankful for them.

    Janet

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  19. I've been checking back daily for the big kitchen reveal that you mentioned on this post. Are you still planning to share it? Hope you had a lovely holiday!!! xoxo
    Jolie

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    1. Hi Jolie, I'm so sorry for the delay in posting. Yes, I do plan to share (although it's probably not very exciting)... I still need to take a few photos and will try to do that very soon! Thank you so much for reading and I too hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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