Entries from February 2009

Personal and Family Survival

February 27, 2009

Our mail slot is through our front door. This is the first house I’ve lived in like that and it’s always a little bizarre to come home with your mail scattered all over your living room floor.

Yesterday when Jeremy and I got home this was laying on the floor.
Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense: Personal and Family Survival. ©1966.



Bizarre, right? This was either a total mistake or someone knows me really well because I love it. And I love even more that it’s a mystery who dropped it in our mail.

Oh and I googled mapped the address on the back of the book and there isn’t a house there – just an empty lot.

A Mirror and a "K"

February 27, 2009

A couple new things!
First, my sister picked up this mirror on sale at Target for Jeremy and I. It won’t be making a permanent home here on the mantle – we’re still trying to decide where it should go. I’m thinking in our bedroom behind my jewelry cluster.

Second, a friend of mine (and I won’t name names but her name rhymes with Shliz) obtains marquee letters (and I won’t say how) and I LOVE them. So the other night after celebrating Mardi Gras she got me this letter K.

Now we just need a J.

Kitchen Help – Continued

February 26, 2009

I just saw this image on sfgirlbybay of a lighter airy kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

They pulled it off nicely! It looks like their solution to the sides issue was to add a cabinet facing to the side. We just don’t have the time or patience.

Oh! And I should add that Jeremy and I are going to look into seeing what it will take to hook up gas to the kitchen so we can get a gas stove.

Etsy Find

February 26, 2009

First off, thank you everyone for your kitchen comments. Keep ’em coming because I’m still completely torn.

Yesterday I was browsing for “vintage typography” on Etsy and stumbled across this lot.
Vintage diner black and white restaurant menu board sign display cards
For $5.50 you get three random 12 X 1 1/4 inches cardstock prints. These would go great on our chalkboard wall in the kitchen.

Kitchen Advice Needed – HELP!

February 25, 2009

Jeremy and I need some serious kitchen advice. Stainless steel appliances or not?


We are getting a new stove and dishwasher.

Should we stick with white? Or go with stainless steel?

Here’s the case for stainless steel:
• instant modern/chic wow factor
• matches the fridge

Here is the case for white:
• matches the cabinets for a more seamless look
• lighter / airy
• sweeter – less industrial than steel

Also – I should mention that all the images online that show a 3/4 view of stainless steel appliances have BLACK sides. That will totally break up the visual flow of our kitchen.

If we go for a white stove should we definitely get a white dishwasher?


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