Saturday, February 19, 2011

To Do List

On the agenda today:
Decorate cupcakes
Make veggie tray (both for a friend who lost her mom a couple days ago)
Make chicken tortilla soup for lunch
 clean the house
take pretty photos for blog post
 Clean kitchen.
Oh my, here is the real deal. Still in the process of painting the cabinets and a dose of reality.
And don't think for a moment that I didn't wipe the counters and clean the fingerprints off the appliances before I took this photo. There is only so much reality anyone can take!  Earl was removing the bottom doors as I decorated the cupcakes and let me tell you, have any of you ever taken the doors off and removed the fronts of your drawers? Lets just say I have a heavy date with a bucket of soapy water and a scrubby sponge. And can you see? That is tape that we are using as handles to be able to get the drawers open. It has to get worse before it gets better right?
A full day but a good one.
 Late last night we got a call from this sweet girl, laughingly wondering if we minded if she came home for the weekend.
As if.
So whether the kitchen gets cleaned or not, time with her (and her sister!) gets bumped to the top of my to do list:>) The dishes can wait.


  1. This eye candy is truly "candy", sugar!! Love the cupcakes and flowers together.

  2. I quite agree about your To Do List being changed when your daughters are around. I love it that they become friends and companions as they get older. My Ashley is turning twenty in April and Sarah is twenty-two. They each bring so much joy and fun into my life. And now I have two wonderful BF's to add to the mix. Their's of course.

    I love the way the cabinets look painted white. Your cupcakes look dreamy and I am loving your photography.

    I wrote a post for the weekend and gave links to a fabulous photoshop lady named Kim Klassen. Check it out whenever you get a chance, it's on my Pink Saturday post.

    Happy beautiful weekend.


  3. those cupcakes look delicious! enjoy your weekend with your sweet daughter.


  4. Your cupcake and flower photos are beautiful Kathy! Just beautiful!

    I loved the reality photo too, even had the water running in the sink! You kitchen is going to be wonderful when you finish. So bright and cheerful.

    Have fun with your daughters!

  5. Fixing wonderful things to eat for a friend who is walking through grief and loss is a wonderful way to spend time - that ministered to us so much when my dear father passed away. It says more than words can tell!

    Love your kitchen - yes, I do know all about it. We painted our cabinets white and now it's time to scrub and paint a new coat again!

    Enjoy time with your girls, my friend.

  6. Oh Kathy.
    I am in love with all the natural sunshine that is streaming through your windows!! :o) Another element to my "Kathy's kitchen envy"! :o)
    What a nice and full day you are having, and filled with such sweet pleasures! :o)
    Sincerely, Trish

  7. Yummy photos Kathy!! Truly! And I can already tell from what you've got done so far on the cabinets that it's going to be a fabulous transformation! Oh, what a cherry on top of the weekend to have your sweet daughter home too! Savor every moment!!

    Hugs and Blessings,

  8. Mmmm, the cupcakes look delish! You know where I live... ;-)

    We're having chicken tortilla soup, left in the CP while we're at church, tomorrow. With cupcakes, I think. (We had coupons for $5/off at Joann's so Julianne and I each got a new pastry bag for practicing decorating. She's working on some cupcakes right now...)

    Tell Vicky "Hi" for us! How nice to get a bonus weekend with her!

    Love ya!

  9. Yikes! Brings back not so fond memories of our kitchen remodels! Doing dishes in the bathtub for 3 weeks was not very fun. Is your backsplash real beadboard or wallpaper? Does it go all the way to the ceiling around that window? I can't really tell in that pic. I'm thinking I'd love to have some for my backsplash Just trying to decide which way to go. Have fun with the daughters. Before you know it they'll be completely out of your nest with kids of their own. Mimi

  10. I am catching the vision for your kitchen. It is going to be so cheerful and inviting! What a full list of to dos you had. I was going to take a couple of those gorgeous cupcakes but it sounds like you have a full house and may need them all.

  11. Morning Kathy,
    Had to laugh when I got to the pics of your kitchen. So 'DEJA VU'"

    Is the beadboard new on the back splash or did you already have it?

    I am so close to a big reveal on my kitchen...can't wait!

    Janet xox

    PS...your girl is such a beauty...enjoy your time with her

  12. Only a true blogger would stop while filling the sink with water to take a photo...your cupcakes looked delicious...and so nice that your daughter came home for a visit...I hope you had fun!

  13. What beautiful photos of flowers and cupcakes. Just fabulous, Kathy girl.
    I could eat every single one of those cupcakes...RIGHT NOW.:)

    I am sooo excited about your kitchen. It is going to be adorable...sooo keeeeee-ute!!
    You will just love the whiteness..I just know it.
    xoxo bj

  14. Such pretty photos too! That morning light streaming in has all kinds of possibilities for the new day!
    I know you enjoyed that girlie and those cupcakes too...both adorable!

  15. Your pictures are lovely! Those cupcakes look sooo yummy!

    Don't work to hard!

  16. Those cupcakes are heavenly! You have such a talent for that!
    Your kitchen is coming along so nicely and I think it already looks beautiful!
    Don;t work too hard and enjoy being with that pretty girl of yours!


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