Kitchen Upgrade: Finishing Touches

Month: January 2015

Kitchen Upgrade: Finishing Touches

Here we are at finishing touches, but honestly, is a project ever really finished? Here is a link to the big kitchen reveal, and below is a little more info on a couple of the final details, but bear with me–this is the penultimate post about the kitchen. Who would have thought I’d have so much to say about the kitchen? Ha! I installed this magnetic knife rack from Ikea (the GRUNDTAL) last week. For some reason, a magnetic knife rack in the kitchen feels like a complete luxury to me. I love it! Maybe because drawer space is at a premium, and I don’t want the clutter of a knife

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Do Running Shoes Expire? Mine Broke.

Do running shoes expire? After reading multiple articles on the topic and talking with a few local retailers, I can tell you it is clear as mud. Some swear by the mileage rule. Depending upon how hard you run, your shoes are good for 300 to 600 miles. Some say to keep the mileage in mind, but also that you will know it’s time to replace when you feel aches and pains. That sounds a little late to me. And some say you need to replace your running shoes every 12 months regardless of how much you’ve worn them, if at all. The claim

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Grace Started Therapy Dog Class!

Therapy dog class has begun! I may have mentioned that I wanted to get Grace into a therapy dog class for so many reasons, a few being: I think she would do well as a therapy dog with her calm personality and love of humans; how can I not share that? It will be a great bonding experience for us; there is nothing like working as a team with your dog–it’s actually more like play It is one avenue for me (and for Grace) to advocate for Grace’s breed, the American Staffordshire Terrier, which falls under the umbrella of pit bull We

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A Closer Look at the Kitchen Faucet

Let’s drill down on the kitchen upgrade (that post here), and take a closer look at the kitchen faucet. The granite counter top and the subway tile back splash are beautiful, but the most functional upgrade is the huge sink and faucet. My kitchen life is infinitely easier because of those two items. The faucet I chose is the Izak Single-Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet by Delta. Two contractors suggested I choose a Delta faucet simply because they are the easiest and best to work with when getting replacement parts. I am always, okay–usually, happy to listen to the experts, so Delta it was.

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