Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 2012 a very busy month indeed

We definitely have a busy month ahead , we kicked it off with my birthday on the 8th and more importantly the 8th is also the 20th anniversary of the day my husband and I met , we have been together since. If your wondering I was 11, alright I was 19 years old. Just a baby...but of course I didn't know it .
I was very kindly given a beautiful birthday cake , sorry for the terrible photo iPhone . It is quite a task getting me a cake , as my husband and daughter have serious nut allergies we can't just go and buy a cake and I'm sick of baking my own cakes (  bday cakes are important to me , they just are ) Todd ordered this cake from The Cupcake Shoppe in Toronto , they are one of the truly peanut/nut free cake shops around that I trust and Todd works in Toronto so it worked out well for me, didn't it. It was a 4 layer marble cake with butter creme , and it was so scrumptious and moist and not sickly sweet. 
 I'm still on the hunt for the perfect counters for the kitchen. I saw a sample of Lyra Silestone and it is too dark , not at all what I am looking for. I do like this Misty Carrara by Dupont above, and Torquay by Cambria below. Misty is $90  foot installed and Torquay is around $100 foot installed , not cheap at all.
 I am really back to considering and seriously considering the real thing. I know the pros and cons and I have finally found many who love them , they are work but what good things aren't work???? seriously, kids tons of work , pets , homes all great things that require work. I will go with honed and we will seal it often. Since we will have an island with butcher block top we will make sure to keep high damage items to the island.
I know there is no rush to put up the island pendants but I will admit I have spent an alarming amount of time trying to find just the right pendants. These are Allen Roth from Lowes and are only $118.00, but I am really wanting nickel of chrome or raw brass...

I do however need to put some more time into our fridge but I didn't know the exact dimensions until just recently. Happily we have found the perfect fridge that matches our stove , it has all we are looking for and its pretty too , we love those handles.

I drove by the house as I do everyday and notice they had installed the railings on the porch, we are almost there , 2 1/2 weeks ...which explains this crazy mess below . There is still a lot to do especially outside but that will wait till spring at least a couple more months.
Please forgive the quality of this post , I am trying out my new laptop and its not looking so good right now , and I don't know why. I will work on it .

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