Ware Remodeling – Kitchen Updates + Added Surprise

Another update on the Ware homefront! Our kitchen is coming together and I am more than thrilled to share photos with you all. David and his dad have been hard at work putting cabinets in and the kitchen is a completely different vision than what it started out as.

We wanted to go with a very fresh and light look for the space since we don’t have any windows in this room. So far, it’s looking very inviting and I cannot wait to cook in it. We still haven’t picked out counter tops and any suggestions would be welcomed. I am leaning more towards a warm shade of grey since the cabinets are white. Thoughts?

Let’s not waste any more time, look at that kitchen!

Talk about a drastic change from what we started out with. I have never seen two men working so hard to put together a kitchen, but they are definitely going above and beyond. Pinterest, eat your heart out!

To add to the surprise factor of it all, David went all Picasso on our front door. We painted the front a beautiful California Poppy, but the back of the door was an issue! We picked out a color called Dolphin Fin for our trim in the living room and planned on painting the entire back door this color. David had other plans and surprised me with a text by text overview of his vision.

HOW AMAZING IS THAT DOOR?!?!

It’s coming along and it just keeps getting better and better! Any DIY projects that you’ve been interested in, share them in the comments -

Wedded Bliss

Have I mentioned enough that life has been a whirlwind?!? If I’m not at work, I’m at home working on the house. If I’m not at the house, I’m at my 9:00-5:00. And if I’m not at the house or at work, I’m hopefully somewhere drinking a large amount of vodka, tequila, or another alcoholic beverage to get me through these long days. Even though, I do not have enough hours in my day – I am always able to make time for the ones I simply adore.

This is a little late, but I was giving the blessing from the blushing bride to share about her wonderful wedded bliss. Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending the most impromptu wedding for one of the sweetest women ever.

I couldn’t tell you how long I’ve known Ashley because once you become apart of the McCormick/Robinson extended extended family, time just slips away from you. Everyone just seems to remember that you’ve been there for years and you belong. There is nothing wrong with that because this extended extended family is great! When Ashley proclaimed on a Wednesday that her and Hans had decided they would get married and it would be on a Sunday, I knew I would be there.

After coordinating their nearest and dearest friends that could make the last minute arrangements, we stood at Klyde Warren Park witnessing Ashley and Hans profess their love for each other.

Simplicity is what made this wedding more magical than everything. For a split second, it didn’t matter who showed up and who couldn’t make it because love conquered all. Ashley and Hans stared into each other’s eyes with so much love and affection as we all bared witness to the gift they had been bestowed upon each other – love.

I won’t admit if I cried or not – I’ll leave that up to you. I will admit that I that simplicity made the evening. After celebrating, mingling, and eating this hands down was a wedding for my record books. Ashley and Hans already know that I wish them the absolute best and cannot wait to see what the rest of their lives hold for them.

“Where there is love there is life.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Black Tie Dinner 2014 Sneak Peek

Hey y’all I’ve been knee deep in my weekend, but I wanted to put this out in the universe while it was still fresh on my mind.

On Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Black Tie Dinner Sneak Peek at Park Place Mercedes-Benz.

I’m lucky enough to know a board member (who is practically family) that invited me to attend the free Black Tie IMG_9146Dinner Sneak Peek. What made it even better is that his niece is one of my nearest and dearest friends since 5th grade, so we got to be each other plus one to the drink and mingle. They had great  hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktails by Stoli Vodka. The bartenders made sure to pour my vodka extra heavy as I sipped on an extra strong Stoli Blueberi Lemonade made with Stoli Blueberry Vodka. It was delicious! The turnout was great and I didn’t miss an opportunity; you give a girl a step & repeat, you bet your bottom dollar she’s going to pretend to be a celebrity!

If you are not familiar with the Black Tie Dinner, here is a direct excerpt from the website blacktie.org:

Since its inception in 1982, Black Tie Dinner has been the largest fund raising dinner for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the nation. To date, Black Tie Dinner has raised over $18 million. Black Tie Dinner, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The mission statement speaks volumes as well on the work that this wonderful dinner contributes each year:

Black Tie Dinner is a non-profit organization that raises funds for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) supportive organizations serving North Texas through a premier event of empowerment, education and entertainment in partnership with the community.

The theme for this year is FORWARD and it is very appropriate for all the progress that is happening to equal rights for the LGBT community. The work that  is constantly happening to honor all of our friends and families that just want the right to love and be treated fairly needs to happen now. I’m on board to being apart of this FORWARD movement, in any way possible.

This is why I’m writing this blog. This is why I am making an effort to share the work that the Black Tie Dinner is achieving each year with this amazing night of appreciation.

For more information on attending the 2014 Black Tie Dinner visit blacktie.org.