Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Kitchen Makeover

After being in our new house for eight months, we're finally starting to do some changes to the inside to make it feel more like our home. 

One thing is for sure about the previous owners - they love light blue.  The kitchen, living room and downstairs were all a light powder blue.  Basically, two of the three floors of our house.  Now, it's not that I dislike the color, it was just a bit....ummm.....much. 

With the black and stainless steel appliances in our kitchen, I knew I wanted a red kitchen.  Plus, since our kitchen and living room are totally open to one another, we wanted a color that would flow with the living room color (which will be revealed at a later date), but totally different so that it still felt like it's own room. 

We picked out two different samples - Red Licorice and Red Tomato - both appropriately named for the job.

Almost as soon as Jason stepped away from the wall after painting the test areas, we knew the winner.  Red Tomato.  Hands down.

I'm so in love with the end result.  Absolutely. Love. It.

Isn't it amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do!?

Some close-ups of our new Red Tomato walls:


Since we don't have or use a microwave, I created a nice little small appliance cubby/charging station with the empty space:
What do you think?  I didn't know that I could love my kitchen any more than I already do!  So happy with this (simple and cheap!) transformation!  Can't wait to get some more paint on these walls!!

Have you made over any rooms in your house recently?  Let's see!

~ Sara :)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Free February - Recap

Hi there!
*waves frantically*
Remember me???
Yeah, probably not. 
I've been on a blogging hiatus.  No good reason really....other than life, sicknesses, busyness, you know, the usual. 
But, I'm back!  Hopefully for more than just this post :)
You may remember that we decided to make February free of all processed foods.  Basically, if I couldn't make it, we (as in Jason and I) couldn't eat it.  For the most part the kids were a part of our plan too, at least for meals. 
I'm proud to report that we did amazing!  Jason did have to travel out of town for work for a few days, but he made the healthiest choices one could make.  Chose restaurants that focused on real food and even packed some food from home to take with him.  So proud of that guy!
I, on the other hand, only cheated once.  I went to the movies with one of my best friends and I just couldn't pass up the popcorn.  I did, however bring a water bottle (with water!) with me, so none of that yucky carbonated crap for me to drink :)
Now, halfway through March, we are - for the most part - continuing with our non-processed eating.  We are back to dining out, but that is, at most, once per week.  (After cooking 3 meals per day for 28 days I gladly welcomed that change!).  We are still snacking mainly on fruits, veggies and nuts.  We feel better and are starting to look better too :)