My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

Galley Kitchen Remodel

Hey friends! I have been meaning to let you know that my new kitchen is featured in a magazine by Better Homes & Gardens magazine called Small Space Decorating. It’s available now at Barnes & Noble and Costco as well as other stores in case you want to grab a copy. You’ll find a few other familiar bloggers in the magazine, too. :)

I am very happy with how the article and photos turned out! The styling really felt like “me” and so authentic to how my family lives in this kitchen everyday. The photos turned out beautifully. If I see any of the images from the shoot pop up online, I’ll be sure to share them, too (or let me know if you see them!).

You can find all the details on my kitchen remodel here.

Happy week before Christmas! It’s almost hard to believe that last year on this week we were still waiting for our kitchen to be finished! Feeling blessed to be able to enjoy it and entertain my family in it this year without all the sawdust and construction chaos.

My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

 My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

My Galley Kitchen Remodel | BHG Small Space Magazine!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

The Tale of the Chalkboard

The Tale of the ChalkboardFramed Chalkboard / Zinc Card Holder

Thought y’all might like to see how festive my chalkboard is for the holidays (excuse the grainy pic, I grabbed this photo from my phone).

It’s festive alright! But in case it helps anyone out there who is maybe feeling a bit overwhelmed when it comes to keeping all of the holiday expectations in the air, so to speak, I thought I would mention a little something.

This chalkboard board literally had fall leaves drawn on this board since LAST YEAR.

I know.

Not fall leaves that we just drew on the chalkboard a couple of months ago fall. No, no. FALL LEAVES WE DREW LAST YEAR in the fall. As in 2016 Fall.

So that means we had fall leaves on our board in:

Christmas 2016

Winter 2017

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Fall this year … again (note my logic that if you keep a season up long enough, at least you are totally on your game once a year).

So yeah. Don’t let your chalkboards don’t define you or tell you who we are.

The Tale of the Chalkboard

I know I had our tree up at Thanksgiving. Maybe that made me feel accomplished at the time. But remember, we also had fall leaves up on our chalkboard at Easter.

And if it makes any of you feel even better about the state of your holiday preparedness, our house is literally pitch black outside.

We were trying to install a new porch light and something went amiss. So when I say it’s dark, I mean not only do we NOT have Christmas lights twinkling up the dark, but NONE of our outdoor lights or porch lights work.

Our house is probably actually scaring the neighbors right now. They must think we are members of the Scrooge family.

But y’all. I’m just gonna OWN IT. It is what it is. I’ll walk inside with my HEAD HELD HIGH saying OUR LIGHT COMES FROM WITHIN. LOL!

So I clearly do not have it all together, but I’m going to make myself cozy by the tree anyway and just enjoy the season we have in front of us (and I hope you do the same, no matter what it looks like on your chalkboard or from the street, for that matter).

Hope you all are having a cozy Wednesday!

Post sources: Framed Chalkboard / Zinc Card Holder / Hallway Wall Color is Swan White by Glidden

The Tale of the Chalkboard