Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Recovering, Remodeling, Reinventing…


Well…it has been a loooong couple of weeks around here! It has been awhile since my last post, for several reasons.

I am currently recovering. After my fabulous trip to Italy – see post and photos here – I took a few days to get over my jet lag. Then…

 
 
 
Yes…this happened! No…I did not have everything backed up! I lost all documents and photos from the last 7 months. I know what you are thinking…so as a friendly reminder…back up all your info TODAY! Now that I am over the initial shock, sadness, sheer disbelief…I am moving on to major frustration. I just got my computer back with the new hard drive and have to install everything all over again…ugh! It would not be so bad if it all went smoothly…which of course it is not. Spent 2 hours on the phone yesterday trying to reset passwords etc. Heed my advice…run a back up TODAY!
 
 
I am also in the middle of remodeling. We are currently planning a complete remodel on our kitchen and entire downstairs!
 
Drop dead gorgeous kitchen...
 
 
I recently shared a few of my favorite inspiration photos on Instagram. I have been pinning like crazy…see my Pinterest Kitchen board. We will be gutting the current kitchen and removing one wall. This will change the layout a bit and incorporate the seldom used dining room into the kitchen space. We have also decided to add hardwood floors to our entire downstairs living area…good bye to all carpet…Yay! This will be a major project that should begin in about 6 weeks. In the meantime…I will be sourcing and selecting all of the necessary items for a job like this…flooring, cabinets, countertops, tile, appliances, furniture…etc.  Exciting an daunting all at the same time!
 
 
 
Finally, it is time for some reinventing.
 

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I have been thinking a lot about this one. I have decided to make some changes to my blog in the next couple of months. I will be removing the services button and hopefully adding a shop button! I still have more planning and researching to do on how and when these changes will take place…so stay tuned. I am excited to see where this energy and path will lead.
 
So please bear with me the next few months! I will be posting a bit…but will not have a set schedule. I am not sure how long it will be before I am up and running computer wise. I am not sure how sane I will be during the demolition and construction remodel wise. I am not quite sure how things will evolve and change blog wise.
 
However, I do know one thing…this life is a beautiful ride…and I am determined to enjoy each and every step along the way.
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. Ugh...so sorry about your computer! What an exciting ride you have ahead of you - can't wait to follow along on your remodel and a shop!!

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  2. It's been so fun following along with you on Instagram Laura and your last statement says it best - life is so good and such a beautiful ride. I'm glad that you're enjoying it craziness and all. And I'm so excited to stay tuned for your renovations which sound very exciting. And I'm excited about your shop plans - if it has anything to do with some of the artistic photos that I've seen then I'm even more excited for you.

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  3. So excited for you! I know you figure out the perfect plan and I can't wait to see it all unfold.

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  4. You ARE busy my friend!! Can't wait for all the changes you have in store!

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  5. I agree. Having a reliable backup system is highly recommended, because a crash like this happens unexpectedly. But just like you said, life is a beautiful ride. This may be a disappointing experience, but at least you still have so many good things to think of, like reinventing your blog. How is your PC, by the way?

    Kurt Cantin @ Tab Data Systems

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