Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kitchen Tour

Kelly is having a kitchen tour over at her blog, Kellyskorner, so I thought I would play along. We custom built our home last year on 1.3 acres in a rural community. We live in the wonderful state of Arkansas!










My literacy classes have a more relaxed feel, David and I are taking HW and Bichon on nightly walks again, and my piggies are making their way back into sandals and slingbacks; summer is only four Mondays away for me!

I am trying really REALLY hard to blog more often. I usually only show you 50% of what we are doing these days due mainly to all the photos I take. Silly Blogger needs to modify the number of photos you can upload at a time. Five is an insult. Can I get a yes, maam on that?!?! : )

Hudson Froud, son of my BFF from high school, turned two! Hudson is just adorable. Plain and simple.








Harbor is rolling over both ways, jabbering like a little bluejay, and is responding to his name. He is so incredibly tall!! His poor legs stick out of clothes that are months ahead of his size. We say it is just more to squeeze. : )








After school one day last week, Rachel came over to see mom, Harbor, and me. When David came home, he took the girls for a ride in the jeep. I stayed back with Harbor, but they had a good time. The weather was sunny and warm and the wind was in their hair. : )






5 months old...





Someday he will probably kill me... Ha, ha!





We love to take nightly family walks around the neighborhood. It is a great time to reconnect at the end of a busy day. Sometimes, for us, it is our only chance to talk about how our careers are going, what our plans and goals are for the coming month, and to share funny stories from the day.





My mom has been sewing at my house during HW's naps.. she has made a new batch of burp cloths for this summer and is having them monogrammed. Harbor and I think they are glorious! I'm glad my mom is crafty (I directly benefit! Ha, ha!)



This past weekend, we visited Westwood Gardens, a local greenhouse in NWA. With David's graduation party looming only a week away, I thought they would look pretty on the front and back deck at his reception.






We bought some new furniture last week- a secretary for our bedroom to house our phone/answering machine and also books we are currently reading. Would you believe all of the books on the bottom shelf were purchased in April alone? Yikes!!

The tall buffet looks really nice in the living room. It gives us much more space to hold drinks for get-togethers and the scale makes the room feel bigger, which is always a plus.







Weekend visit to see my parents-












We have a busy few weeks until summer begins... David's walking ceremony is next weekend and I still need to finalize the catering menu, my classroom needs to be cleaned and packed up, and we have several family functions to attend.

Although it is raining here all week, I hope you able to get out and enjoy the warm weather! I personally love the rain.. it is complete therapy to me. : )

68 comments:

  1. Wow I am the first comment, can't believe it. I love your kitchen. It is so pretty, as is the living room. You have such a knack for decorating. I am glad Harbor is doing well, he is so adorable. Congrats to David and the upcoming graduation. I will say a prayer for you and your family as you have lots of fun yet busy times ahead in the next couple of weeks.
    Blessings

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  2. Love your kitchen! It is very pretty. Your house is gorgeous. The flowers that you bought look so pretty. I need to go this weekend and pickup some flowers to plant and decorate with. Harbor is growing so fast. He is the cutest thing. The new cloths that your mom made are precious. The name Froud that you mentioned sounds familiar. When I was at Tech there was a guy I knew named Kevin Froud. Haven't seem him in years. Don't know if he is the same one you are talking about on your post. Small world if it is. Can't wait for summer either! My last day is Jume 10th.

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  3. Hey Jessica.. I am Christy. I got here from Kellys Korner. I love your home, it is beautiful and Harbor is precious... wow... I loved reading. Hope it was ok to lurk... I am from AR too. I think I am actually close to you. I'm between FS and Faye.

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  4. Your house is beautiful...I really like your kitchen! Harbor is getting so big, I remember reading your blog when you were still pregnant. And your mom did a great job on the burp cloths!

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  5. Hi! I liked here from Kelly's Korner. I LOVE your kitchen! Especially the white cabinets, very pretty. Your decorating all looks so organized :)

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  6. Hi! Love your kitchen!! And your house is beautiful! I'm am Arkansas girl too!

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  7. What a great kitchen, I love your cabinets. Your baby is a cutie.

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  8. What a cute kitchen! Looks like you are having a blast!

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  9. I love your kitchen. Our dream is to build our own home one day and you gave me great ideas with your rounded entry ways. Very nice and pretty.

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  10. I showed mom a picture of Harbor last week and she agrees with me--he looks JUST like you (unlike our little guy who is a mini version of his daddy). :)

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  11. I love your white cabinets in your kitchen. The other pictures of your house are nice too. And your little guy is adorable!!!

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  12. Jessica! Your kitchen is fabulous! I know you are so proud of your house. I do need help decorating! I wish you could come over to my house and help. lol Harbor is just growing so fast! WOW! He is a cutie pie!

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  13. I came across your blog via Kelly's Korner. I love your kitchen. The cabinets are beautiful! I also love the picture of Harbor with the froggie rain boots on - I laughed for a while. He's adorable!

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  14. Your house is gorgeous, including that awesome kitchen! Your son is pretty darn precious too!!!!

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  15. OH my he is already 5 months. The time has flew by. I love your kitchen. I can't wait till we can build and do ours from scratch, not just redoing what was there. I always forget about westwood, I have to go there this weekend!

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  16. Love your kitchen... it looks so cozy! Just had to say that I'm also an original Arkie! I hail from Mountain Home, but live in OK now. My little guy is so close to Harbor's age. He was born Nov. 6th. Aren't baby boys the best!?

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  17. Love your kitchen - it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Mabry's gammaMay 1, 2009 at 6:19 AM

    Love those green boots on Harbor, how cute.

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  19. WOW! You have been so busy and yet you do everything wearing a smile...love it:)!

    Good luck with your many adventures in the upcoming weeks!

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  20. Your house is beautiful! I love your kitchen. Wow Harbor is tall:) I love the naked butt picture:) Congrats on David's graduation! Good luck with getting everything done in the next few weeks before wonderful summer gets here:)

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  21. I love your kitchen! You have such a beautiful home :-)

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  22. Not only is your kitchen fantastic but your whole house is! Your mom makes the cutest stuff!

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  23. i am new to your blog - found it off Kelly's and your house is gorgeous - I totally would love to design my own house some day - we'll see but your kitchen especially I love it!

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  24. I found you blog through Kelly and I love it!!! More importantly I LOVE your kitchen! I will have to read your blog from the beginning (and check out all your CUTE decorating!!

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  25. Your kitchen is gorgeous!! I love it!! Love your blog and I will definitely be back by!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. Beautiful kitchen, I like the taupe walls and the white cabinets. I was born in Ar. as well, Pine Bluff. We have lived on Ok now for about 14 1/2 years. My dad lives in Hot Springs so we do get back there and visit, I miss those very tall pine trees!!!
    Cindy

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  27. You have a beautiful home, and your son is super cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love, love, love your kitchen!

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  29. He is SO cute and I LOVE your kitchen!

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  30. I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN!!!!!!!! My fav so far. Wow that was a lot of pics and I agree...it takes forever to put a bunch of pics on a post. Then blogger rearranges them so they are out of order. And wouldn't you know, I am a control freak who has to re-rearrange them back.

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  31. Beautiful home! I had to say hello. I'm another AR girl - NEA.

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  32. Can you come decorate my home!?!? Your home is GORGEOUS!! Love it :)

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  33. Love all the pics.. I miss your blogs! You look so good - please share tips to looking that good after baby! Is there a trick other than breast feeding!?!? :) haha

    HW is growing like a weed, he looks so long in all the pics! Such a cutie pie!

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  34. Um -- LOVE your kitchen. So chic and fun! Your son is so cute too!

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  35. Hi sweetie, I found your blog through a friend and I hope it's ok if I follow you!!!!

    Tiffany
    www.thepiferfamily.blogspot.com

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  36. Love your kitchen cabinets! Very pretty!

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  37. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love how bright and open it is. Her via Kelly - you have a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing all the fun pictures!

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  38. You're house is so stinkin' cute! If you ever get tired of teaching, you can always be an interior designer!!

    And Harbor is just growing up into the cutest little boy!

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  39. I love your kitchen!!!!! It is beautiful and looks like a great place to gather!! Your little guy is adorable too!

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  40. Your kitchen is beautiful, I just happen to find the show off your kitchen theme tonight! WHat a cute little boy, and I love his name. My Dad was born & raised in Jonesboro & my Grandparents still live there. Anyway, great blog :)Have a great weekend!

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  41. your kitchen is amazing, love the color.
    Found your blog through Kelly's Korner hope you don't mind me following.
    http://ehaggins.blogspot.com/

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  42. Your kitchen is awesome, but I've always loved your house!

    As a regular reader, I'd love to see more updates. You must try out Windows Live Writer. Another blog suggested it and I have started to use it now. Best thing it is a free download and works fine with blogger. I hate how blogger plugs in the photos at the top of the post. I usually write then plug in the pics. Well, Live Writer lets you even arrange the pics anywhere in the post and you can even create mini albums and display them differently.
    Check it out! http://download.live.com/writer

    Southern Hospitality had blogged about it and explains all the highlights to it http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/2009/03/windows-live-writer.html

    Have a super weekend!
    Mary Ellen

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  43. LOVE your kitchen!! The cabinets are awesome!

    Your son is an absolute doll!

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  44. Beautiful Kitchen and cute baby! Connie

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  45. Looks like things are going well! Love your kitchen.

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  46. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you came and thanks also for the sweet comment.

    Love your kitchen and the rest of the house too! I didn't even know you could upload 5 pictures at a time. I need to do some studying! I have so much trouble loading them and moving them around. Ugh!

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  47. I really LOVE your kitchen!!! I think your son is about the same age as my youngest (Abigail). Isn't it such a fun age?!

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  48. Hey Jessica! Your kitchen and your house are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! So's your little boy, by the way! It must have been fun to build your house, with everything new. Our old farmhouse gets worked on in bits and pieces. Today is gardening day since it's one of my favorite ways to spend time! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my kitchen. Glad you like the island color -- it was a bold move for my conservative style but I knew I wanted something different than the cabinets and I was really nervous till I saw it all finish, and loved it! Enjoy your weekend and have fun counting down those last days of school!!

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  49. I love your cabinents. and your pantry. I am so jealous!!

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  50. Wow, your home is beautiful! Thanks for checking out my kitchen.

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  51. Great Kitchen! Where did you get the sign that has your last name on it. I love it.

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  52. I love your cabinets! Such a pretty color. Thanks for letting us look! :o)

    www.lifeofashleylancaster.blogspot.com

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  53. I found your blog from Kelly's Korner. I love your kitchen. I looked back through your archives and your entire house is gorgeous. I'm jealous of your craft room! Oh, your son is too precious!

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  54. Hey there! I've just found your blog! What a beautiful home you have! I love your kitchen!

    Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

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  55. Jessica,
    I love your kitchen. It is gorgeous as is the rest of your house, it seems. Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Also, if you're having trouble uploading pictures, you might try downloading Windows Live Writer. I just did last week and it helps immensely with posting and uploading images. It also makes formatting and such easier.
    Thanks again for sharing your kitchen.
    Keely

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  56. I can't believe you sent me a message and I just happened to get to see you the same day!! It was good getting to see you and Harbor is so precious!! I LOVE your kitchen. And your house! Wow!! You girls are right, you could spend hours looking through all the kitchens. I might just have to throw mine up there today! How fun!

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  57. I love your kitchen cabinets! I love the style of them and the finish...I'm going to have to remember that for when we redo our kitchen.

    And Harbor looks so big! What a cutie! His hair looks really blond... It seems like it always looked a little bit darker (like a darker blond, I guess) but in some of those pics (the naked bootie pics) his hair looks REALLY blond! Cute, cute, cute...

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  58. I originally linked to your blog from Kelly's Korner but I have since read your entire blog and gotten many ideas for decorating my house. I am also now wanting to try my hand at crafting. You are an inspiration.

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  59. Love you rhouse, I always love to "look around".
    I cannot beleive how big and fast little Haror is growing!!! Seems yesterday my son "Bama" was that small. IN just three weeeks he will graduate from highschool. Time flies. I know you enjoy every minute of it.
    You rmom is so precious, Cute as can be and so talented. I see where you get it from.
    Miss you.

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  60. Thanks for your sweet comment! :)
    You have a very cute family!
    I have to know where you got that huge stuffed giraffe! I love it!

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  61. Hello! No, I am actually from Springdale, but it's neat that we have mutual friends. I am all for having new friends, so just consider it done! :0) Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  62. I absolutely LOVE your kitchen! Those cabinets are wonderful. My husband and I simply could not agree on what to do with ours, but we both loved this look. So you have been our inspiration! My kitchen is tiny, but I still can't wait to dress up those cabinets. Thanks so much for posting those pics. Gorgeous!!

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  63. Love the kitchen and all of your accents!!!! I have EAT on my wall too!!!! I love this tour idea!!!

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  64. I just came across your blog and love the green diamond room. I think it is your dining room. I was hoping you could give me some tips on how to do that. I want to do my daughters room, but have not found very helpful directions online. Thank you for your time. I love your house. Shannon

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  65. it was great to see you and your family yesterday. I love your kitchen!

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  66. I LOVE your kitchen...your cabinets are beautiful. Your whole house is great! And you've got quite the cutie boy, too!

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