Time Capsule

"Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace."  
Author Unknown

Before tiling the front of the fireplace this week, I had the idea to put a time capsule behind the wall. We each wrote our intentions for our family and home, added something that represents ourselves, and placed the items in a box. I wonder who will find this treasure someday?


Come Together

"Focus on the journey, not the destination.
Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. "
Greg Anderson

I am so thoroughly enjoying renovating this house! That's the main reason I haven't blogged in a few weeks - I have been having so much fun picking out tile, countertops, paint, cabinets, flooring, lighting, etc. that I'm utterly exhausted at the end of the day. Too tired to blog.

The good news is that I've made some headway. My husband's truck has become my mobile showroom. It's full of samples. I didn't take a picture of the rest of the truck because he said it looks like "a bomb exploded" in it. Check out what I've picked so far...

My biggest dilemma has been the kitchen countertops. Since I like the look of marble but was too afraid to actually use it (it stains and scratches easily), I found a great granite called Kashmir White (sometimes called Bianco Romano). Here are some awesome kitchens with this countertop:

As far as the rest of the house, the walls and ceilings have been textured. They look great. The fireplace has been framed in and is ready to be tiled. A HUGE thank you to my wonderful, beautiful friend Sally Harvey for donating the limestone for the fireplace facade! Here's a list of things that will be happening this week:
Wood floors delivered
Baseboards and trim installed
Tile ordered
Countertops ordered
Storage installed in garage

We are scheduled to move in December 9. That's 4 weeks, 31 days, 744 hours, and 44,640 minutes... not that I'm counting or anything, but we are super excited!