E put in the last of the backsplash tiles, while I realized that even with a chair, I was just too short to paint the entire Living room!
Thank goodness I have E!
I had the morning off, so I put one last coat on the sliding glass doors,
(I also scraped up paint splatter that I had gotten all over the dining room floor and mortar off the kitchen floor. Razor blades get things really clean!)
store bought pie crust
4+ cups of blackberries
full 2/3 cup sugar
dash of salt
1 TB lemon juice
2 TB flour
Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients together.
Place in prepared pie crust and top with another crust. Bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes.
then I put him to work finishing setting the tile,
and grouting the backsplash!
While E did that, I went crazy with my new favorite things (besides cabinet organizers and razor blades)- mini felt pads!
I put them under the fruit holder, butter dish, Keurig and knife block, then put them in places where my cabinets were touching other things(by dishwasher and microwave, spice cabinet insert) - no scratches on my watch! I feel like a genius!
My friend Kara came over to tour the kitchen and give me some paint color and dining room picture advice. (Of course, E got right to work making chili- he loves it when Kara and Kara Falk give me a hard time about him doing things around the house!)
I found a painting I want at Lowe's (waiting for the go-ahead from E)
(which I hated and took down immediately because they don't hide anything!)
I primed the rest of the kitchen walls, (how had I never noticed that the wall to the right behind the fridge has always been a different color than the rest of the kitchen?!)
A gross Chinese buffet (B ate octopus!)
They talked sports, I googled Obama and Biden memes and shared fun facts. While we played...
Clubs are trump, you say?
While I took the boys to see Fantastic Beasts (finally using the Fandango gift card from Don and Sue),
(I taped and did the trim!)
and the valance (going to have mom even it out-the curvy bottom is not my style.),
painted around the kitchen lights and replaced bulbs in dining room,
Check this out: VIDEO
Motion activated- I LOVE IT!!! I had E add two more so every cabinet is lit!
All that's left is the rest of the trim and a new pantry doorknob!
BEFORE and AFTER
Now that all the hard work is done, E relaxes with a small snack, ha ha!