Itâ€™s always fun to get new things, isnâ€™t it? Here are a couple of new things that have happened recently in my world.
My Kitchen Renovation
Now letâ€™s be real, thereâ€™s not much to my kitchen. Itâ€™s about 6 feet long, and in that 6 feet is a double sink and my range top.
As you can see, when Iâ€™m actually cooking (a rare lemon meringue pie in this case), my kitchen can get quickly overwhelmed.
But that pie was great!
As you can see once I uncover my range, I have exactly 6.5 inches of usable counter space between my sink and range. Itâ€™s been a problem from the get-go.
Several years ago I started using a stand-alone single burner induction cooktop which, while limiting in how much I could cook, did more than double my prep counter space.
Also â€“ I have not used my propane oven in about 17 years. It was hard to light (like groveling on the floor hard) and since my microwave is also a convection oven â€“ it just never got used. Except for storage! Weâ€™d talked about making a change, and finally this spring we took the plunge.
While I was in Vermont, Gary got busy with the â€˜demolitionâ€™.
The die was cast â€“ there was no turning back!
We purchased a two-burner induction cooktop and installed it front-to-back instead of the traditional side-to-side position. It was about gaining counter space, right?
And then my guy built two spacious drawers.
Added a bit of trim â€“ and Voila â€“ my kitchen reno!
A full 16.75 inches of counter space. And big deep drawers. So.much.new.storage.
And that, my friends, is how you do a kitchen reno in an RV. Or at least, itâ€™s the way we do it!
(It was fun rehashing that meringue pie episode – you can check itÂ here – When the world gives you lemons)
If you know me, you know I donâ€™t wear much jewelry. I hardly remember to change earrings from my standard little blue balls to something to match my Sunday outfit. However, that does not seem to stop me from buying jewelry. Especially earrings. Theyâ€™re small (donâ€™t take up much room in our tiny house), and surely Iâ€™ll remember to wear THIS pair of cute earrings. But although they are small, they also lived in a jumbled mess in a small container. Even finding a matching set was sometimes a struggle. Counter space in the bathroom was also at a premium, and there wasnâ€™t much wall space to speak of either. I used a lovely woven fabric small wall hanging for some of my more dangly earrings
But I was still on the hunt for my plethora (for me anyway) of posts and smaller earrings. Pinterest had lots of ideas, but it wasnâ€™t until I came across this option that I actually found a solution!
Itâ€™s kinda on Garyâ€™s side of the room (thatâ€™s his clothes cupboard to the right), but he graciously gave me permission to hang it there.
Itâ€™s so fun to see exactly what I have, itâ€™s a good reminder to change out those blue balls for something more interesting, AND â€“ now I see there is room for more!
Repurposed towel rings house my collection of necklaces.
Now I just have to remember to wear them!
When I decided to â€˜go shortâ€™ with my hair about six years ago, I knew I was committing to having someone different cut my hair every 6-8 weeks. Generally, when I get asked, â€œWhat are we doing today?â€ I just reply â€“ “this haircut, about 8 weeks ago.” Iâ€™ve had some good cuts, some â€˜ehâ€™ cuts, and some â€œWell, it will grow, right?â€ cuts. This past week I was well overdue for a haircut, and while I think she did a good job, she also did a very short version of â€œthis cut, 8 weeks agoâ€.
Letâ€™s just say Iâ€™m good till well after the holidays! =)
Know what else is new? Our Lordâ€™s mercies! They are new every morning, and for that, I am eternally grateful!
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.