Estate Planning

Technically yesterday was Veteran’s Day, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t take a minute today to thank the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country.  I have thanks in my heart for them every single day.  One time, I went up to a vet who was minding his own business at Chik-Fil-A, and thanked him for his service and then I suddenly got all choked up and started crying in his face.  I think … he appreciated my motives.  I might have been a little pregnant and a lot hormonal at the time.  Anyway.  Thank a veteran today.

And now, check out this masterpiece of a kitchen makeover from Bethany at This Little Estate.  So much win here.  She added an island in the middle of that vast stretch of empty space, updated just about every single surface, appliance and fixture, and streamlined that half-wall corner of awkwardness.  Which one, you ask?

This one!  Isn’t it weird?  Not anymore! She took it half of it up to the ceiling, knocked out the other half and parked the fridge here instead.  My flabber, it has been gasted!

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  1. That is a great improvement!!
    And since you shared your hormonal moment (which I think is sweet and touching, and was surely appreciated) I will tell you what I did Saturday. I always, always, thank any person I see in Military uniform. I had driven down to Arkansas to meet my daughter for lunch. I was running late, she had a table and was waiting. As I hurried to the table, I noticed at the table next to ours was a couple of young men in the familiar camouflage. So of course, I hesitated long enough to thank them for their service. When I sat down, my daughter, trying not to bust out laughing, said “MOM! Those are deer hunters!!!”
    Oh, well. My heart was in the right place!!

  2. Lindsay, you seriously Crack. Me. Up.

    Of course, I can say this, having nearly cried to the manager at Red Robin tonight because I was so grateful they had a gluten-free hamburger bun that tasted like the Real Things. Um, yeah.

  3. Sandra, I’m howling at laughter over your post. Deer hunters! LOL

  4. Sorry, but your poignant post is completely overshadowed by someone thanking deer hunters! ROFL And, that’s a great kitchen makeover. No, I’m still wiping away tears of laughter! ~ Maureen

  5. Too funny about the hunters!

    Maybe it’s just me but the working triangle feels off with the island in the path to the refrigerator. I love the cabinets and counters, but the layout would bother me.

  6. love it. but the fake cabinet doors on the ends instead of just a side keeps drawing my eyes to it.

  7. scrolling down.. in pic #2 all the way to the right hand side..weird fake doors

  8. Your flabber is gasted…best line of the week.

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