A Christmas home tour, while I'm kicked out of the kitchen

Christmas tree

Merry Christmas!  I'm so glad you're here!! Let's do a Christmas home tour, since I've been kicked out of the kitchen for a while while Jim makes our traditional Krumkakes. Come on in, and we'll try to stay out of Jim's way!

Pantone color of the year 2018


Well, it's official. Pantone's Color of the Year is 18-3838 Ultra Violet. I'm only mildly surprised. I've seen this color around a lot, and I know a lot of people who will love this year's pick.

Finished painting all the doors black and they look so elegant

Wide view of black doors

Well, they're mostly finished. I still have to paint the closet doors in Jim's office. I'm thrilled with how they all look, and I'm loving our bathroom barn door. So much better. Everything looks so much more elegant with a touch of black.

Painting interior doors a dramatic black

Dining room doors
I finally started painting our interior doors. It has been on my list of things to do since before we moved in, and I really wish I would have done it sooner, like before we moved in! Better late than never, they say. Come take a look! I think you're going to be amazed.

What I love and hate about my house after living here a year

Kitchen

We've been living in our new house a little over a year now, and there are some things that I still love and some things I hate. Let me tell you about them.