The New Kitchen

Hoowddddy, howdy, howdy, how. I just finished my morning cup of joe and I am feeling fantastic! I would feel fantastic either way but it really gives me that extra little boost some days.

How was everybody’s weekend? Mine was full of family time so in my book that means it was a great weekend. We celebrated Dana’s grandma’s birthday, my dad’s birthday, and had an early Mother’s Day celebration with Dana’s family. So many wonderful people to celebrate and celebrate with. The fun continues over the next couple of weeks with Mother’s Day and a few more birthdays to come! Wooo!! I love it.

I’m starting to adapt to this whole giving the camera a rest on the weekend bit, so again, I didn’t snap too many photos. Here’s a few that I did get…

My favorite salmon dinner on Friday.



A smoothie to-go as we ran errands on Saturday: strawberries, blueberries, kale, coconut milk, Jay Robb chocolate egg white protein powder.


Sunday’s birthday meal.




I realize I say this all of the time but I feel like the luckiest gal in the world to have such amazing families. My love for them is endless.


Kitchen Countertops

Changing gears. I have some revealing to do! No more anticipating, the time has finally arrived. It is time to reveal our new kitchen countertops!

I forgot to do an official “before” photo, but I was able to dig up a few to give you a reminder of what it used to look like. So, without further ado…


melanie in the kitchen

kitchen food prep



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Isn’t it beautiful?! I really don’t think it would be possible for me to be more excited about these countertops. They are exactly what I was hoping for. We were able to pick our the exact slab of granite that would go into our home. It’s hard to imagine what it will look like in your kitchen until it is actually in your kitchen and then there is no turning back. I was thrilled at the outcome. I feel like we have a brand new kitchen. It motivates me to do more baking and cooking too!

So there you have it. You can finally sleep tonight now that you have seen the official reveal. 😉

I’m off to tackle my Monday. I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day.

What was/were the highlight/s or your weekend?!

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    1. Melanie

      It is crazy what a little updating can do, yes! It makes me so happy to walk in the kitchen every morning and see the bright new countertops!

  1. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE your new countertops!! They make your kitchen look so bright and brand new, just like you said 🙂 I can’t wait to read the new recipes you create in there!

    1. Melanie

      Thank you! I feel like the piece of granite was made for our decor! It’s perfect!

  2. Looooove them!!! They look so nice and open up the space. . . I also really like how you extended them into the dining room area. So nice to have it done, right? Scott and I put new ones in our house in December and love it!
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    1. Melanie

      Yes, SO nice to have it done! Gosh I love them. 🙂

  3. wow those counters are beautiful! i would be excited about them too. i love your kitchen.
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