Monday, August 27, 2012

{one of many} reasons for this blog

dearest mandi,
this is my very first post on my very first blog and I am so not savvy in this new world I'm treading into.  BUT, I needed a blog to enter your extraordinary give away and I will embarrass myself in hope of a {mandilicious} epic room makeover!  your blog was one of the first blogs I started to follow in blog land.  i love that you have such unique, out-of-the-box creative endeavors and honestly, you are one of my few blog crushes.  i learned from my 10 year old son the proper way to ask a favor, so with him in mind, "Will you pretty please with a cherry on top come to my home in good ole' Lancaster, Pennsylvania and make-over my kitchen?!"  

it's a pretty blank slate!

my boy's artwork is about the only thing this kitchen has going for itself.

that tin sign from our garage is covering a sticky substance i didn't have the patience to remove.  i know, pathetic.

that red table was one of my first krylon experiences, inspired by you mandi!
eek!  please help me makeover my kitchen!

i feel like kitchens are the heart of every home, it's where you find comfort food on crappy days & celebration food on happy days (at least that's how it works in my mind) and our kitchen does not display that happy, come as you are, eat & be merry facade. our house was built with huge exposed oak beams (which i do love!) but we also have oak flooring, oak trim, oak cabinetry, oak doors, oak furniture, lots of oak.  i feel as though a lot of colors clash with the oak and i can't seem to make any decisions regarding color...that is why i need YOU (please?!)

with sincerest gratitude,
lindsay XO