Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September snippets

Here are some little snippets from my phone's camera that I thought it'd be fun to share:

Downstairs Bathroom Paint

 It's on. Ben Moore's Galapagos Turquoise, that is. Staying true to my island vibe in the kitchen (which is painted BM's Azores), this blue makes me happy, and works wonderfully with pops of red and orange. More to come on this project!

Fall Nails

I'm so into this color for Fall: Essie's In Stiches. This pic can also serve as a nail-biting update. In short, I'm doing okay. It was a rough summer (too much captive-audience driving and not enough nail-painting to deter me), but I'm optimistic that Fall's yummy colors can keep my teeth away!

Oiled Butcher Block Counters

It took me five months in this house to oil our butcher block counters, but it won't take me more than two to do it again. They look fantastic... so rich and warm. I used a bottle of butcher block conditioner that I already had for our cutting boards, and it worked like a charm. I also hear that plain mineral oil will do the job. Our kitchen continues to make me really happy. Sorry for this nighttime shot - I've gotta get out the real camera on a sunny day.

TJ and the Nats

 I don't have a National League team, so it's been really fun to cheer for the Nationals since we moved to DC. At a game last weekend, it occurred to me that besides the fact that we can walk to the ballpark and it's a young team with a lot to root for, the Presidents Race alone makes this a team worth loving. I couldn't be more on board if I was wearing a giant foam head myself.


  1. I'm in LOVE with your kitchen! So pretty. I just read somewhere that you can "oil" your old wood spoons too to keep them fresh. How cool is that?

  2. Those counters are beautiful!!!! I bet they make everything taste even better! :)

  3. Love the way the kitchen looks. The counters are gorgeous. Your floors are my favorite too!

  4. The Nationals hold a special place in my heart even though I've never been to a game as E was dubbed "The Guy in the Bright Red [Nationals] Hat" before I even knew his last name!

  5. I'm so jealous of your pot rack.. I really wanted to get one with wedding giftcards and it somehow fell through the cracks.. ahh one day. Yours is fabulous!

  6. I love your kitchen! We've had butcher block counters in every house I've lived in (or at least an island if the rest of the counters were stone). Oiling them makes them so lush.

  7. Your kitchen is fabulous! I loooove the counters.


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