Lots of relaxation today -- we slept in, cooked breakfast, researched house ideas and then took Porter on really long walk. The air was cool but sun was out, so after walking we sat outside with the pets for a while and enjoyed the afternoon. When the wind got to us, we came inside, lit some candles, put on some calming music and read for a while. Of course I fell asleep, but it fit the day -- simple and relaxing. We need more days like this.
Today's inspiring home renovation comes in the form of butcher block countertops. I've always liked them, and I really want to replace our countertops with some dark ones. I think they would really make our white cabinets pop. An added bonus: they are really affordable. The thing that bothers me is that there isn't anything wrong with our current countertops. They are laminate, but they are in really good condition and they match the cabinets perfectly. But the butcher block would be really nice, especially with an enamel sink and copper faucet. Just inspiration for now though.
See? Not bad, but I think there's room for improvement...
I chose to name my first blog "Painted Pink Roses" because pink roses have had a constant presence in my life since I was a little girl. This blog exists to share the beauty and love of home, family and daily life and to keep beautiful traditions alive. Painted Pink Roses is dedicated to my grandmother and great-grandmother, two glorious women who passed their love of beautiful things to me, my mother and my sister. And yes, roses are my favorite flowers, but I do not discriminate - I have all colors in my garden. I do think the pink ones smell the sweetest though. I hope you enjoy my blog!
In 2013, Painted Pink Roses moved to the Gerald & Joan Blog. To continue following our story, click here.