Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

things are finally coming together

After more than six months in the scary farmhouse, things are finally starting to come together. I’ve painted the living room, rearranged the furniture, hung some art, and if I could just talk my husband into climbing the ladder to hang the curtain rods, the room would be pretty well finished. So I’m moving on to the kitchen. Or rather, we’re moving on to the kitchen. And the dining room. Because the project we had in mind required a bit of a change in both rooms.

We decided to convert our rustic, 9.5 foot dining room table into a rustic farm-style island for the kitchen. And even though we’ve only completed the first phase, I’m delighted in the change. I now have a massive work surface just in time for holiday baking. And well, perhaps it wasn’t the wisest decision weeks before Thanksgiving to take away the largest table, but we’ll make it work. And I, for one, can’t wait. This place is really beginning to feel like home. Not just a scary haunted mansion. Though, we all know its still that. I find I’m even getting used to that part.

I’ll get some pictures up as soon as I have a minute…and as soon as I clear the clutter so I don’t prove to the world how disorganized I really am.

In the meantime, I decided it would be prudent to announce I wouldn’t be writing a blog on Saturday night’s anymore. After nearly three years of blogging every day, I’ve found myself just a bit burned out, and I needed a rest. I figured Saturday night would be the proper time to take one. I’ll still have the guest post on Friday night, so I’ll have a whole weekend to myself. And that might just be the boost I need to get back on track.

So…there ya have it. Lots of change around here, but I’m pretty sure it’s all for the good. I hope you agree!

Until the next time…I’ll be painting the kitchen!

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