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It’s been a little bit quiet round right here as a result of I suffered an harm final week that rendered me ineffective for a number of days. I had returned from an exceptionally enjoyable household reunion the final weekend in September and was in the course of just a few home tasks when abruptly my again seized up and I threw it out and I couldn’t transfer. It’s by no means occurred to me earlier than but it surely was my physique saying “hey sis, decelerate” so I used to be compelled to only lay on the ground with my ft up for 3 days taking ibuprofen, icing the harm, and ready for the irritation to go down. Not enjoyable in any respect.

Humorous how once we really feel overwhelmed we expect “if I may simply sit and relaxation a little bit bit” after which once you’re compelled to sit down nonetheless from harm all you possibly can assume is “This stinks, I actually need to get shifting, I’ve issues to do”. 🙂

It’s the fourth day and I’m lastly in a position to sit in my workplace chair so right here I’m with just a few home updates. First, a minor refresh in the lounge. I took down my previous white linen curtains and changed them with grey cotton velvet ones that used to hold in the master suite. They add a little bit shimmer and luxe to the area and who doesn’t love velvet within the colder months. I used to be going to do a fall room tour however the modifications have been so minor I made a decision to attend till Christmas when it’s all embellished additional festive for my daughter’s return dwelling from school.

Within the eating room I up to date the in-built cabinetry by eradicating two of the glass entrance doorways and portray the cupboards a lighter coloration. It was initially a mahogany stain and was getting extra pink as time handed and it was feeling like a darkish gap so as a substitute of changing the cupboards I modified the world right into a a lot brighter spot by priming and portray the cupboards.

I observe the identical steps I all the time do once I paint stained cabinetry. Many paints proclaim to be a paint + primer combine and that’s nice for partitions and trim, however for cupboards I all the time use Zinsser or Kilz primer first to grip the wooden and to dam any stains from coming by means of. One coat is all you want.

I adopted up with a brand new paint model I’ve by no means used, the Valspar Cupboard & Furnishings paint. I often use Benjamin Moore however I assumed I’d give this model a strive particularly as a result of it was a flat end and two coats lined sufficiently. The colour is a really pale taupe that appears like off white, it’s referred to as ‘Shoreline Haze’.

The satin nickel {hardware} bought a brand new golden glow with a little bit little bit of Gold Leaf Rub n’ Buff. I additionally painted the backsplash as a substitute of changing it so now it’s a matte white that appears intentional quite than the shiny glass that was there earlier than. I’m wanting ahead to establishing a little bit Christmas village on the open cabinets subsequent month.

We’re giving my daughter’s room a partial makeover since she’s not dwelling within the dwelling anymore, she’s away at college on the east coast. We’re going to protect most of her issues on cabinets and hold her posters up on the wall so when she comes dwelling for Christmas and summer time it nonetheless looks like her area however we’re changing the carpet and updating the linens and repainting the partitions so it may be used as a visitor room in her absence when the in-laws go to.

I don’t need to be a type of dad and mom who immediately transforms the area right into a pastime room or dwelling health club or one thing like that when their child leaves. I do need her to really feel welcome when she returns. It’s a wierd feeling cleansing out a young person’s room, doing all of your greatest to respect their issues however nonetheless questioning how did all these sweet wrappers and single socks and mud bunnies find yourself in each crevice in right here? 🙂

All of the shifting furnishings and portray was what triggered my again harm so I’ve bought to take it simple round the home for the following few days. We’re having the whole inside of the house painted this fall and will probably be portray the outside within the spring. We’re additionally updating the kitchen with new higher cupboards and cabinets, white quartz counter tops, and a extra trendy backsplash too. These updates will probably be featured within the coming months!


As everybody is aware of, Hurricane Ian hit Florida laborious, particularly Fort Myers, Naples, and Sanibel Island. The devastation is totally heartbreaking. As common readers know, we purchased a house in Sarasota, Florida earlier this yr with the intention of finally shifting there. I spent the summer time in Florida fixing it up and we made buddies with native residents and neighbors. Sarasota is ninety minutes north of the area most devastated. After the hurricane, our neighbor (who has been watching our home) knowledgeable us that there was no injury to the outside or inside which was a reduction as a result of we received’t must file any claims.

I’ll be flying again to Florida subsequent week to clear up some fallen branches and proceed work on just a few transform tasks in progress. I’ve already made some updates to the household room by including a brand new credenza and set of sofas. The home is cozy and comfy and absolutely furnished.

The rationale I carry it up as a result of we’ve determined to hire our Florida dwelling from December by means of April to any household that’s been displaced by Hurricane Ian.

So in case you occur to know anybody inquisitive about a 3 bed room, two rest room furnished rental that’s 5 minutes away from Siesta Key seashore, please contact me and I can ship any social gathering up to date footage of the areas and particulars on the house. It’s accessible December 1st. Critical inquiries solely e-mail —> [email protected].