First, my HUGE kitchen island. I love the granite and finally got to see it all cleaned up over the weekend. The sink is under the cardboard... we may be getting a different, deeper sink so no pictures of that yet. I'm really excited about this island. It's going to be my main cooking space. I am already dreaming about the trays of cookies, bowls of buttercream icing, pie crusts... and probably some non-dessert foods too!
Second... Do you remember this post where I was debating on the cooktop backsplash? This was one of the areas I was REALLY opinionated about and of course, what I wanted was $$$. We don't know why its so hard to find pyramid shaped tile dots??? We see them in lots of magazines but they are hard to find and of course, when you find them, they make the backsplash cost more than all the tile in the rest of the kitchen combined. Sigh. Anyway, I am very happy with how it turned out. You can see a further back, full kitchen shot in my last post. Here's the close up. Thanks to Jennifer for all her hard work researching to find what we needed to make this happen. I am sure she will never use metallic pyramid deco tiles ever again!
Third... This is a standard in the homes Ryan and his dad build but its a big, huge, fantastic deal to me. Pull out trays for my pots and pans. I love to cook and cook a lot. I am so excited to be a little more organized in my kitchen (ha, I hope it lasts).
And last, but not least, one of my other minor requests that Ryan gave in on. A plug in my vanity drawer. I wanted to have a plug in my drawer so that I could keep my hair dryer and flat iron plugged in at all times. Now, I am a little worried about the flat iron, I might need to unplug that every day for safety but at least the hair dryer is always plugged in and has a little home in the top drawer so it never gets left on the counter. Ryan laughed when I asked about this but once he realized I was serious, he found out how to get it done and made it happen... and he put one in his top drawer for his razor too!
Now I have this song in my head...
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things