Almost two years ago, we took down one of our upper cabinets and put in a couple of shelves
–which we love, love, love. In fact, so much so that last weekend we added another one.
Of course, there were a few other reasons for the third shelf. First, soon (like, the counters are arriving Friday soon) the overhang is going to be obsolete giving us more room in the dining room, which means we had to cut down the shelves, too.
Shorter shelves meant we could fit less stuff on them, and, honestly we just weren’t ready to start storing our everyday items back in a cabinet. I guess we have spoiled ourselves.
The funny thing about this forced upgrade is that three shelves look so. much. better than two. And the shorter shelves make it easier to reach the further dishes. And since we moved them closer together, they don’t look as bare. In summary, if you are considering open shelves, spring for three in the beginning.
Ps. Today is the last day to enter our Boos block cutting board giveaway. You can enter here, if you’d like…so, yeah–you’ll want to enter here.
Today is Greta’s birthday! We had a hard, hard day yesterday (if you follow us on Facebook
, you know all about the paint catastrophe), but today we are celebrating, and maybe tomorrow I’ll work on removing more evidence of pink paint. No more sad tears today. I feel like Greta has been in our lives for an eternity. In a good way. She makes us happy, whole, tired
, excited, active, funny, parents. Watch what we say. Watch what we do. She makes us better people. She makes us a family. What on earth did I do before Greta?! (Hint. My house was always clean and I was 15 pounds heavier!)
Greta has always been the most active child I have ever met. She loves to run! And jump! And never stops moving. And never stops getting into stuff. When she was a baby, she would empty all of the kitchen drawers and now she is emptying whole closets, and lotion containers…and paint cans. She is creative and sweet and sassy. And holy cow—three!
Last night we snuck 70 some balloons in her bedroom while she was sleeping and she woke up and went “swimming” in them.
And then I threw some more in her morning bath. (Who needs bubbles?!)
Happy Birthday Greta. We love you and shhh, you’re our favorite child! ;)