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Preparing for Your Kitchen Remodel

So, you’re ready to upgrade to that kitchen you’ve always wanted.  It’s exciting, but if you’re feeling a little daunted too, you’re not alone.  Likely there will be times in this process when you think to yourself, those old cupboards could not have been that bad! I could have lived with the stove and the sink being so far apart — at least I was getting my exercise!  And those old counters — well, at least I had counters.  It’s hard to do without a kitchen for any length of time.  Depending upon the extent of your renovations (and the unexpected things that come up along the way), you may be without your usual appliances and workspace for a couple weeks, or several months.  There will probably be times when you have to do without electricity, plumbing, gas, or all of the above.


New Year’s Intentions

As the holidays come to a close and a fresh new year begins, you may find your thoughts turning toward new beginnings in many areas of your life.  Whether or not you are a resolution maker, it can be useful to think through your intentions for the new year and how you might help yourself live into them.


A Kitchen’s Best Friend

Have you have ever tried to clean a pot or pan, where the oil was seemingly laminated on it? Did you get to the point where you’re quietly asking yourself: will it take less time to go to the store and buy a new pan? Then ask yourself, even more quietly: could I live with myself if I did just go and buy a new pan?  We value our time and dislike scrubbing things for long periods of time. Very normal.