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New Year, New Cabinets, And The Best Shoes of 2011/2012

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I’m happy to say that on the last evening of 2011/first evening of 2012, I had the hottest shoes in town. Ladies were even commenting on them in the bathroom. Seriously, they were worth the $40 (discounted from $90) at White House Black Market. And to be honest, they were pretty darn easy to walk in.New Year, New Cabinets, And The Best Shoes of 2011/2012 1

And other than the shoe picture, this was the only picture I have from New Year’s Eve. I made a resolution to not take pictures if I don’t feel like it. And I didn’t feel like it.New Year, New Cabinets, And The Best Shoes of 2011/2012 2

We actually had a lot of fun this year on New Year’s Eve, because we didn’t make a big deal out of it. Isn’t that always the case? For many years my friends and I would get so excited about New Year’s Eve, and we’d make it into such a huge deal, then it was never as fun as we hoped. This year we had a nice dinner then went back to our friend’s house to relax and watch the ball drop. It was perfect. Now that it’s the new year I just have to pray that I get any time to breath, as work is going to start picking up (you know, new year’s resolutions and all….) and I can no longer be in relaxed holiday mode  Oh well. You know me, I love to be busy!

Speaking of busy, Nick and I have been working on our nasty cabinets for the past month and a half.New Year, New Cabinets, And The Best Shoes of 2011/2012 3

We knew we could never make our kitchen bigger, but back in 2011 Nick and I both knew we could at least make our kitchen look nicer by taking down these ugly cabinets (which look a lot nicer from far away, if you can believe it…..) and painting them.

During the past month we have been living with the food, utensils, and other equipment from our cabinets scattered around our house…New Year, New Cabinets, And The Best Shoes of 2011/2012 4

Once the cabinets were painted we started putting things back and we’ve been living without the doors for about a week, while they get painted. Can you tell the cabinets were painted? Probably not, but I promise you they look MUCH better. They were previously stained in numerous places, chipped, and turning yellow. I know, gross.New Year, New Cabinets, And The Best Shoes of 2011/2012 5New Year, New Cabinets, And The Best Shoes of 2011/2012 6

The doors received their last coat of paint last night and will be added to the cabinets today. They will also be planed so they shut correctly. We’re also going to add those neat gadgets that help your cabinets close slowly. So after everything is finished we will have gone from white, stained, chipped, uneven, and loud cabinets to cream, smooth and stainless, planed, and softly closing cabinets. I love it. I couldn’t be more excited!

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