Hunting Down Hardware

So in sprucing up my cabinets I was very excited to pick up new hardware. Picking out knobs and pulls is a lot of fun. There are tons to choose from and they certainly change the look to a kitchen. In fact, does your kitchen feel dated or just need a little facelift? Before you decide to do anything too time consuming like painting the cabinets or changing the floor- Swap out your hardware. Continue reading


Intro to my Kitchen

In the wake of me buying my house I would pull up it’s profile on zillow and, with pride, show people my new home-to-be. I always got some interesting comments when people scrolled by the kitchen pictures. Comments include:

“It reminds me of the Brady Bunch home, does it come with an Alice?”

“You’re going to keep the Orange counters, right?”

“You actually bought this house?” said in a completely serious tone – This one actually hurt a little.

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Disneyland with Kids!

It goes without saying the any trip to Disneyland would be a wish come true for most kids. Watching a child at Disneyland can also be just as joyous. – That being said it can also be a lot of work, a lot of money, and having a tired grumpy toddler on your hands can end anyone’s fun pretty quickly. So here are a few notes to hopefully keep your trip siding towards blissful rather than traumatic, for all included.
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Disneyland Tickets!

Tickets are expensive; there is really no way around it. You can find current pricing here. The general pricing pattern is that the price per day drops dramatically for every additional day you go; there is an additional flat rate fee to make your ticket a Park Hopper Ticket.

Theme Park Ticket – a Ticket allows you to enter 1 park for 1 day; you choose how many days you want to visit a park (within a specified time window), and if you would like to upgrade to a Park Hopper Ticket.

Park Hopper Ticket (upgrade feature) – allows you to go back and forth between both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure freely.

Kids Discounts – Children under the age of 3 are free. There is a slightly discount for children between the ages of 3-10 years.
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Disneyland for Kids of All Ages!

For kids of all ages! It really is! I visited for my first time before we had a child and my next visit was years later with our almost 3 year old. I had an amazing time during both trips. I now have an annual pass and visit as often as possible with my almost 4 year old. I’ve also travelled to Disneyland with families of all ages and abilities and am always amazed at how much there is to do; we still haven’t gotten to everything.
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Wallpaper, the Devil’s Creation.

I never hated wallpaper. I have seen some really nice quality wallpaper. In fact, at one time I had a sample book of Farrow and Ball wallpaper. You could run your fingers down the pattern and feel all the different layers of paint that were used to create the image. No my friends that was no mass produced Wallpaper, instead it was almost a little work of art.

So no, I never hated wallpaper.


…past tense.

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