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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

Harvest Party 2019

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This year’s contest was “Soup” and we had a wonderful variety of yummy ones!

Everyone had a chance to fill their bowls and place a “vote”! Everybody got to be a judge.

And this little angel face is actually eating the “Winner”!! Tara and the Benson family made homemade Tomato Bisque soup and Tara had made grilled cheese sandwiches that she cut into bite size croutons!!!! YUMOLA!!  Congrats Bensons!

More to come  . . . .

Kitchen – Good News – Bad News

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Good news . . . . cabinets are in!  Bad news . . . I have to re-level!!!!!!!  Longgggg story – but countertop guy came to measure and the 2 base cabinets to left of the dishwasher are lower than the cabinet to the right of the dishwasher!!!!  Seriously???? Whoooo knew that an 8′ level is required for making sure that the “long” run of cabinets are alllllllll level together.  Well, I thought they were level until he stuck that 8′ level (maybe it was 6′ – it was way bigger than my 4′ level) across the 2 left cabinets, across the dishwasher to the other cabinet.  Soooooooo I have to start over on those . . . sooooo bummed!!!  This is taking FOREVER!

Here are my countertop & tile choices.  The countertop is “Cortina” Quartz by Viatera (Home Depot) and the tile for my backsplash is called “Avalon” from Lowe’s.  I wanted a simpler countertop because I wanted the statement to be my backsplash.  The tile reminds me of a quilt – perfect for my little farmhouse.

Visitors

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Soooo, I’m in the backyard chatting with my neighbor on the other side of our fence and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a cat.  I was shocked to see 2 chickens cruising around!  At first I thought, oh my word how cute is that, thennnnn I saw that they had dug up some of my plants!!!! Punks!!!  Chased them out and saw that they came through the fence behind my barn.  I had a piece of plywood that I stuck up against the area they came through . . . we’ll see!

Kitchen Sink – Delivered!

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Yahoo my sink is here!  Dang, I was totally impressed that it came in it’s own fabric bag!  I feel like I’m unwrapping a Kate Spade Bag! LOL

Comes with the two heavy weight sink rinse grids (drying racks), template, mounting clips and basket strainer/drain assembly.

I loveee the short divide in the middle – so much easier for washing dishes (well, rinsing dishes).  30″ wide, 19″ front to back, sinks are 10″ deep and the middle is 4″ lower. Here is the link if you’re interested: https://tinyurl.com/y3nu3br4

 

Kitchen – New Drywall

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Shiplap!! LOL  So I made the decision to take down the old drywall and insulation.  I was actually surprised to see that there WAS insulation behind the old drywall because in the winter my dishes in the cabinet on this wall were always so cold I’d put them in the microwave before putting food on them!

This was the insulation – I love that I could still see the label on the insulation made right here in Colorado.

I had a can of that spray foam so we filled all the cracks and any open spaces.

New insulation is up and I decided to add a moisture barrier because it’s an exterior wall AND because several people told me I should.  I ended up choosing a roll of 6 mil plastic (which is what the internet suggested)! LOL

Drywall done! More to come . . .

 

 

Kitchen – West Wall

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My neighbor came over and helped me get the uppers and the pantry out and moved to the barn.  Then my electrician friend came over and unhooked the conduit running through the old cabinets that powered the dishwasher & garbage disposal which I added about a year after I moved in.  I still laugh because the old dishwasher had to be rolled over to the sink and hooked up to the faucet.

And yes, that’s wallpaper I found behind the pantry!

You knowwww, I watch them demolish kitchens on HGTV all the time, but when it’s in your own house . . . gross!!  You don’t even want to breath in, lol.  Plumber coming to fix pipe in the wall and sheetrock is coming down!