Together time

Sunday, February 20, 2011 |
You may remember a few weeks back when I shared my goals for the year. One of them was to spend more quality time with my husband and get reacquainted.

Well, this afternoon we did just that. I'm not sure a romance novel has ever been written about two lovers standing on ladders with matching spackle knives, gazing into each other’s eyes over a spray bottle while scraping white gunk off their ceiling. Probably not for good reason!


It wasn't exactly the romantic afternoon together that I had envisioned but, we were side by side sharing many laughs. Sort of. When I wasn't busy removing spackle from my hair or what had fallen down my shirt. I know, sexy!

By the time we were finished, it looked like a flour bomb had gone off in our kitchen. The dust and globs had covered everything including us.


Who invented popcorn ceilings?
They are hideous!

I will NEVER buy a home with them again.

We agreed that now was the time to remove the nasty white nubs while the kitchen is under repair. I'm willing to pay someone when we move onto the living room.

This will all be a vision of the past in a few short days.

My new granite counters will be here in no time, my ceiling will be a pristine white and I'll be enjoying my new gas cook top. I can't wait.

Feel free to stop by for dinner.

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Kat said...

How exciting!!! I can't wait to see pictures of your sparkling new kitchen! So fun!

Lori said...

You're together, that's all that matters! Your new kitchen is going to be AWESOME and I can't wait to take you up on that offer!! :)

Kathy said...

Can't wait to see the finished product ~ I'm sure it'll be beautiful.

Life isn't always glamorous is it? But it seems that those moments tend to make some of the best memories. Someday soon you'll be laughing about it over a glass of wine in your new gorgeous kitchen. :)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Very exciting! Not the ceiling scraping but the new counter tops and a gas stove top! Can't wait to see it!

Annie said...

Sometimes those are the best times with your significant other!! I bet everything will look awesome!

Suburban Princess said...

I remember when we errr my husband did the ceilings here...what a mess!!!! Sometime's I think it's easier to just rip down the ceiling and start fresh!

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midnight macaroons said...

I can't wait to see your kitchen. I just know it's going to look fantastic.

p.s. your Valentine's Day goodies look delish!

EntertainingMom said...

So exciting... planning a few trips to Newport this Spring. You're right on the way ;)

Rene said...

I agree, what is up with the popcorn, lol? I can't wait to see your kitchen Jo. This is very exciting!


Telia said...

Jo! That's so sweet.. not the flour dust, but spending time together even if it's tackling a house project!

P.S. I gave you an award! Love your blog ;)

Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

Heidi said...

Priceless.....together time at it's best! I can't wait to see your finished kitchen. What I would do for a gas stove!

Dee Stephens said...

I'm catching up but can't wait to see it!

French said...

Yay!! I hate popcorn ceilings too. Look forward to seeing the new kitchen! Will email you this week~ XXOO A

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

How happy you will be when the kitchen is all finished!
So glad that you were able to work together, even if it did mean getting covered in the dust. It will all be so worth it!

Enjoy the rest of the week

LuLu said...

gosh i get goose bumps over house projects!!!! i know its going to be wonderful & together time is precious!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

I can't wait to see the results Jo! It's going to be beautiful.

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Lisa said...

Looks very yummee! Thank you for visiting my bloggy today. I love your blog. I just took a peek and we have been scraping popcorn, too. What a mess! It is almost all gone. We put beadboard ON TOP of it in the bedrooms. It was my hubby's brilliant idea! Take care! Hope you enjoy the tostada tartlettes.

Whitney said...

Hi Jo! Love your blog and I am trying your salad recipe tomorrow! Thanks for following my little blog- stop by anytime!

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