Monday, March 1

new week...
new month...
new house...

the month of march holds so many possibilities.
and today is the very 1st day.
which means we are now 29 days away from closing on a house.
(we actually could be closer than that because we don't have an official "closing" date).
we just know the bank is requiring us to close before the 30th.

i've been wanting to share pictures with you...
i'm afraid i'll jinx myself & things will fall through.
is that ridiculous?
i'm a little paranoid.
i don't want to count my chickens before they're hatched.
even my realtor said not to get excited until the papers have been signed.
but i can't help but think this is a journey we're traveling together.
if i don't give you some direction as to where we're going...
well that's just no fun.
so despite my apprehension...

how about a couple of pictures of the kitchen???
these are some i took the other day during the inspection:

can't wait to fill those shelves with beautiful cookbooks...

here's a view looking into the dining area.

i've ALWAYS wanted a harvest table.
the dining area accommodates it PERFECTLY!
we measured and i think an 11 x 3 foot table will work.
anyone out there know of a GREAT place to start looking?
please send me your recommendations.
i'm thinking it'll have to be custom made?

and how about one of my favorite features...

the over-sized walk-in pantry. *pinch me*

so there you go...
it's out there - jinxed or not! *wink*
needless to say i'm excited.

but there are other things i'm excited about as well.
- i've been working on some things with kim at the tomkat studio
- more inventory for my etsy shoppe
- i've got ema's birthday party to continue planning for
- i'm part of the planning for a surprise event coming up

and packing...lots of packing.
what's not to be excited about lots of boxes?
i need to look at packing as an opportunity.
i'm fortunate the moving process seems likely to occur during spring. (this would be march in florida)
we all know how the "spring cleaning bug" bites all of us.
i think the timing is perfect...
it's all good.

i've got a lot on my to-do list today.
so i'll leave you with that.
i hope your weekend was great and i hope your week turns out even better!

Keeping It Real:
my attempt at starting a gluten-free eating plan last week is being RE-started today.
our grocery shopping and meals for the week had already been planned out and by friday...
i was REALLY struggling with what to pack ema for school lunches & what to make for dinner.
em and i decided on friday to end our attempt and restart on monday.
after researching weekly menu plans & finding some good recipes over the weekend,
we are now in a much better position to "win". *wink*
(i even ordered the "G-free diet by Elisabeth Hasselbeck) - i hope it's good.
so here's to a 2nd try...
day one of 30 days.


Jess March 1, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

Gorgeous! I'll send you an "almost" congrats!! I do love that pantry, all that storage!

Kim - The TomKat Studio March 1, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

Oh Jess, it's GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see how you decorate it! So exciting!

Jess March 1, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

Of course I don't mind! Thanks so much for posting it on your FB page-- I appreciate the exposure :-)

pocket full of pink March 1, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

Oh my goodness it is GORGEOUS!!! What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL kitchen! I hope my husband and I will be blessed with such an amazing house some day!

Gretchen J'Deene March 1, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

Love the pictures of the kitchen...beautiful! Good luck on the G-Free diet. I have read the book by Elisabeth Haselback and really enjoyed it. I have tried several gluten free receipes. There is a cookbook I just discovered called Clean Food and it has some great recipes. I made some cookies the other day that were gluten free and only sweetened with maple syrup and they were yummy! There is also some great recipes on that use quinoa. My favorite is the ones with black beans and the one like tabouleh! Good luck!

jackie fo March 2, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

UMMMMMMMM obsessed and slightly jealous with your new kitchen. Its like my dream kitchen!!! Congrats!

Heather March 2, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

Fingers crossed for you and then I can't wait to see what you do with it! It's beautiful and I looove the pantry. You are going to have the cutest pantry on the block! I know it's going to be all decked out!

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