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About countrygirlbling

Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

Pantry Update


So I it’s been awhile but time to update you all.  Since my kitchen re-do is technically done, I thought it was time to work on the Pantry (my old mudroom). This is the old mudroom after moving the hot water heater, washer & dryer out of it.  Jason and I went to Bud’s Warehouse (a few years ago, lol) and bought these old cabinets and countertop. He put these in for me back in 2016.

There’s always a plan – it just takes awhile to execute it, lol.  And though it still is a work in progress, it is progress!  I have a piece of sheet linoleum that I will replace this nasty stuff with as soon as the weather gets better.  I would have loved to continued the flooring from my kitchen into this room but it would be too heavy for the opening to the crawl space, so linoleum it will be.

I took the old door trim off because the cabinets came to the edge. I will replace it with new trim and my plan is to hang a barn door inside the pantry.  I want to be able to close it off (because sometimes is a “catch-all) room and there really wasn’t room to have a door that swung in or swung out.  I kept the old “back door” to the house before I did the addition and it’s going to become the pantry barn door – later (way later) on that one, lol.

I finally painted those old cabinets!  It’s amazing what fresh paint can do!!  Because of the weather I haven’t had a chance to replace the old linoleum yet so here’s a pic of the new rug I found on Overstock! Because of the space I wanted a 5×5 square rug and this one was perfect. I love the blue greens and soft hints of yellow, it’s soft and plush – I love it!!!  The rug is: Safavieh Evoke Candi Distressed Vintage Boho Rug (couldn’t add the link).  It only took a jar of sample paint from Home Depot to do the face of the cabinets!  It’s Behr’s “Longmeadow” in interior semi-gloss.


WOW Me Wednesday – A little late!




Tara won 1st Place in our Homemade Soup contest at my annual Harvest Party.  Not only is this soup delicious but she took it over the top with homemade grilled cheese croutons (not the goldfish, lol).  Here is her recipe!  Just click on the link:

Cream of Tomato Soup

P.S.  If you don’t follow her blog you should – everything she makes is delicious – for reals! xoxo

Kitchen – Countertop is IN!


Wholly schmolly!  I soooo love it!! Plumber is next!

Seriously, I have not had this much countertop in 5 years! Actually, I don’t think my other house had this much!

Tile backspash after the holidays (from Lowes).

My countertop – Home Depot Quartz – Cortina

Kitchen – One Step Closer


Yep – that’s a laser!!!  The countertop guy came back and everything was level!! Yahooooooo!!! Thanks Tim (and Maurene) Martin!! So the countdown begins!!  November 12th is my install date!