Monday, August 27, 2018

Kitchen Design

The construction of our new home is progressing along nicely at this point.  There have been some hiccups along the way; we changed the rear of our house from sliding glass walls to arched french doors to make the home feel more traditional.  Unfortunately, this resulted in a 5 month delay due to "structural changes and re-permitting".  We got back on track in April and it's finally starting to take shape.  We are currently finalizing our cabinet designs and have also recently completed a rough selection of lighting - lighting has been the hardest choices to make thus far! 

Below is a sample of renderings from our cabinet maker, Elite Cabinetry, as well as images that our interior designers curated for our design boards. These images include plumbing, hardware, and appliance selections that we have finalized along with images of particular design elements that we will be incorporating into our own kitchen.

I hope that you enjoy this sneak peek of our kitchen design, and that you all have a fantastic upcoming holiday weekend!  We're headed to Nevis to celebrate Isla's third birthday.  Her birthday, which always falls on Labor Day weekend, is a particularly hard weekend to wrangle down friends & family for toddler festivities, so we decided this year to take her on a close little Caribbean getaway.  We can't wait to show her wild monkeys!

Thanks for reading! xx

Friday, August 10, 2018

Snapshots Of Summer

There is just something about summer.  The longer days, endless outdoor activities, family vacations, alfresco dinners, and sun kissed skin are the perfect recipe for a magical season filled with memories that last a lifetime.

Isla & I spent most of July visiting my family and friends in WA state.  Even though I grew up there, I had forgotten how truly glorious the Pacific Northwest is during summer.  Crisp and cool mornings, surprisingly pleasant daytime temps (opposite of humid AF Miami!), farmers market produce runs, salty sea air, drives into the mountains (our Florida girl saw snow for the first time!), berry picking, wine on the back patio with my mama, lake days at our cabin, and family time galore was exactly what I needed to bring myself out of this funk that I've been in lately, and get my mind into a much better space.

Since I'm still on an instagram break, here's a few snapshots of how our July played out.  

If you're planning a visit to Seattle, here's a list of toddler friendly activities that we enjoyed:

Woodland Park Zoo
International Fountain Seattle Center
Artists At Play Playground Seattle Center
Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Great Wheel (ferris wheel)
Pike Place Market
Seattle Children's Museum
Boating on Lake Washington
JuzPlayKids Indoor Playground (a Blippi approved playground!)

I hope you're all doing well & soaking up every moment of summer. xoxo


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