Skip to main content


Kitchen Update - so close to the end!

Gosh friends it's been over a month since I have posted on the new kitchen renovation!  SO sorry it took me this long, but reality of it, the kitchen took that long...
We are 95% done but I am ready to show you the progress! 

In my last post about the kitchen I showed you the beginning and the progress of cabinets. But no upper cabinets, lighting, counter tops were in yet...

Drum roll please....

Our forever/dream kitchen is almost complete...we could not be happier. Our contractor is top notch and a perfectionist, which is great! 

Beverage bar/buffet. This area will double as a food buffet when needed. For everyday purposes it's our beverage bar/center.  You can see the baseboard heating is not yet in and the moldings will be finished then. 

So happy we went with the grey grout for the subway tile. LOVE the contrast with the counters. 

Island seats 8 comfortably and we can sneak in another two if we need to.  
I can wait for the finished touches and to see you the build-ins and the (n…
Recent posts

Kitchen renovation - Updates with pictures

Welcome friends. Happy Memorial Day! 
I know it's been a while since I have checked in. Things are crazy busy here at the farmhouse.  With homeschooling, travel, camping, kitchen reno and the other 100 chores that need attending to, my blogging has been less than frequent. 
Spring has sprung and we are enjoying seeing what is coming up around the property.  

When we bought this home, last summer, we knew we wanted to replace the entire kitchen.  From first glance, it seemed nice. However, once you had the cabinets cleaned out of the sellers food and dishes, you found they were A HOT MESS.  Not only were the "white" cabinets stained yellow with grease (must be they fried everything), but the doors were falling off the hinges. Don't get me started on the appliances.  Needless to say, we knew right then and there, we were doing a MAJOR overhaul in the Spring.  
So what does a gal to do in planning her DREAM kitchen?  Why search Pinterest of
I knew what I wanted …

Trip to Mystic, CT - what to see and do and updates

Each year, with the exception last year, for the last 6 years, I have taken the kids on a three day adventure to Mystic, CT. 

With a 3 hour drive it's easy to do in a day and not stay over, but we try to fit a lot in in 48 hours.   This year was extra special!  We invited 2 other homeschooling moms and their children to join us!  Three moms,8 kids and lots of fun. 

Some advice before we begin our journey:

Go on the off season so you can see more and do more without crowds.Stay in a hotel that offers FREE breakfast - saves you some money and gets an early start on adventure.If you want do to the Mystic Seaport and Aquarium then purchase the Sea Pass, saves you 15%. Bring your bathing suit for some swim time (if your hotel has a pool)

We stayed at our usual place, Hampton Inn, Groton CT (only 5 minutes from the Mystic exit and 50 bucks cheaper per night than the Mystic location)  We love Hampton Inns.  With the free WiFi, hot breakfast, 4pm snacks (warm gooey cookies) and newly renovate…

April Pretties

April at the farmhouse has been so colorful!  I wanted to share some pictures from around the property with you.

Hope you are enjoying your Spring! 

This post may contain affiliate or sponsor links. You can see our full disclosure policy at the bottom of this blog page.

Spring has Sprung at the Farmhouse

March is going out like a lion however, April will not be coming in like a lamb.  We still have some snow mounds on the mountain and this rain we are expecting today will hopefully melt all those.  I sure pray that Spring is here to stay now!  I need the sun and the fresh warmer air!  We are definitely lacking in Vitamin D around here.   

I started my Spring decorating with little sprinkles here and there.  My mom always gets me a Welcome Spring gift and this year she bought me this beautiful glitter set of bunnies for our master bedroom.  They are SOO cute.  I believe she found them at Pottery Barn. 

Don't you think they go well with our gray and turquoise color scheme? 

Bunnies are easy to decorate with for Spring because they bring you right through Easter time (which seems to be right in the middle of the month this year, like I remember it growing up). When Easter falls in March, it just seems to early, am I right?

One way in which I change things up at the farmhouse is with thro…

Farmhouse Friday

Happy Friday friends. I am not really sure where March went but I am glad it's almost over!! The weather here in the Hudson Valley NY area has been cold, white and windy.  I am sooo ready to see SPRING!!!
Catching ya'll up a little since I have not posted a Farmhouse Friday in a while!

Loving our FREE LIVE Videos on Facebook with Hodgepodge Mom and Nana. Check out their Facebook page

The snow has been ridiculous with the March storm. Thankfully we did not lose power but we did have days of shoveling out.  Sammie is in her last few months of Black Belt classes and graduates with her black belt in June (Lord willing)  Our neighbor's chickens are finally producing eggs for the community. Fresh eggs are THE BEST!

Our newest game obsession is Rummikub. My gal pals got me hooked so I had to buy it for our home. Sammie and Molly have had fun at the library programs each month. Dr. Seuss - Read Across American month - this year we did not nearly do as much as we had …

Easter Brunch Ideas

Easter is always a big deal in our home. Not just because it's the celebration of the Jesus and how he rose from the dead, but Easter is typically around my daughter's birthday.  (Sometimes even on her birthday)

I have gathered a lot of great recipes for your Easter brunch/celebration on my Easter Brunch Pinterest Page


Some of my favorites that I have made in the past. Great for the "non bakers" such as myself. Thanks Frugal Girls!


Some perfect printables that are FREE to print out from Catch My Party
Also from HGTV and TomKat Studio

Happy Easter Flags

Easter Crafting for the kiddos
Catch My Party

No matter how you celebrate this season, I pray you are blessed with family and friends around you. 
ENJOY and Be Blessed!
This post may contain affiliate or sponsor links. You can see our full disclosure policy at the bottom of this blog page.