Sunday, October 30, 2011

BLONDIE PLAYS WITH HER PUMPKINS

Do you mind me showing off my new sink?! I am in love with it. In fact, I have been washing dishes in it rather than the dishwasher because I love it so much. That's true love. On the other hand...my oven has died. There is a problem with the computer panel and I believe I have to get that replaced {the computer panel}. So now that the kitchen is done...I have a glitch. Only me. I can use the stove top, so we won't have to go back to fast food. I was hoping for a moment that the whole thing was shot but I guess I am not going to get out of cooking.
Yesterday was gorgeous, brisk and sunny. I ran errands and The Husband ran his errands and then we met at a little pub called Joe Daniels. We shared a big bowl of chili and a steak sandwich and watched college football. Well, I don't watch football, so I people watched. I can do that for a long time.

On the way home we stopped at my favorite nursery so that I could get new pumpkins {now that the squirrels have feasted on the buffet I put out last week}. I bought one for me and one for Abby to carve, but she was immersed in a scary movie. So I got to work with my nifty little orange knife. One guy is mean and one is happy. I was really looking forward to toasting those seeds, but that is when I found out my computer panel had died. I'm really not having much pumpkin luck this year.

I'm still working on putting the kitchen back together. It seems that all of my dishes, pot and pans and serving platters and bowls have multiplied since I stored them in the family room. I have the essentials in place and they look nice and neat but I still have so much more to squeeze in. If only the carpenter could make a few extra cabinets. So, I'm still plugging away at that.

I hope all of you have a wonderful week. I have a few paint projects I am going to start working on and I will share them with you soon. See ya! :-D

I am joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday! Thanks for hosting each week, Marty!

46 comments:

Toni said...

I would be washing dishes in that fablous sink, tool! Pumpkins turned out cute. I have been away, so going to see past post of the kitchen!

Designs By Pinky said...

OHHHH!!! I would be loving that sink too! I hate the stainless sinks that EVERYONE has! I have had a porcelain sink in my kitchen for 28 years and it has held up pretty darn well. I LOVE the shape of yours. Mine is a double too but neither side is BIG enough! How is yours for big pots etc.??? Happy Halloween, your punkins looks great:):) XO, Pinky

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I love your double sink in your kitchen. Just lovely.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Love the sink Jane...cute pumpkins too!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Wonderful sink Jane! Loving your jack-o-lanterns! So far the squirrels here have left my pumpkins alone -- they have enough other goodies to keep them happy for now, lol. Bless you and your kitchen remodel -- that is such a pain BUT the reward will be great!

Have a good week :)

Blessings!
Gail

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... your new sink looks just fabulous!... sorry your stove went out... your pumpkins are adorable!... I always carve one mean one too... are you leaving these inside so the squirrels don't get them? Sounds like you had a fun day at the pub and people watching... hey, that could be a whole blog post... pics of people that don't know you are watching them and take their photos!... well, maybe not... hope you have a Happy Halloween tomorrow... thanks for visiting all my silly Halloween posts!... xoxo Julie Marie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jane I LOVE that sink and your pumpkins look too cute! Martina

mississippi artist said...

I love your new sink!If I put out pumkins mine would be eaten in five minutes,we have so many squirrels!

sissie said...

I'm so glad that you love your new sink Jane. I am skipping carving pumpkins this year and I'm happy to look at yours!

Speaking of people watching, I enjoy that too.

hugs
Sissie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gorgeous sink Jane, and the pumpkins are cute! Happy Halloween:@)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Isn't it wonderful to have the sink you LOVE? I adore my new (in 2009) sink, too -- just love it!

Your pumpkins are wonderful. I really envy anyone who can carve a good pumpkin -- as I am the world's WORST carver. Really awful.

We got 8 inches of snow yesterday, so by tomorrow I should be able to see if our outdoor pumpkins survived.
Hope so!
BOO!
Cass

Tracy said...

I think I am in love with your sink too! I always wash dishes manually, so I guess that means I deserve a great sink like that!

Your pumpkins came out really cute. I hope the squirrels stay away til Tuesday!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yes I might have to carve a pumpkin tonight! I love the white sink~something bright and fresh about a white porcelain sink! Love it!

Honey at 2805 said...

Love the new sink Jane! Just think how much fun you're going to have when the kitchen is complete! The pumpkins are cute!

NanaDiana said...

Love you sink, Jane. I like my own, too, and often wash dishes rather than throw them in the dishwasher. Well, the truth is that if the dishwasher is full of clean dishes I would rather wash the dirty ones than unload the dishwasher. Is that a sickness, or what?

Don't you love that magical moment when you finish that pumpkin and it just looks so darned cute sitting there? And the smell...and the feel of pumpkin pulp stuck between your fingers? yeahh...THAT is what Halloween is all about!

I hope your oven gets a new panel soon. I hate the electronics we all have nowdays-it seemed simpler before, didn't it?

Hope you have a wonderful Happy Halloween! xo Diana

Pat said...

Oh No!!! I have sink envy Jane! Love it! Looking forward to seeing more!

Happy Halloween!

Ginger Zuck said...

I love your new sink too. Very pretty. I don't blame you, I really hate the dishwasher anyway!! Unless, it's a big crowd, then I love it...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Blondie,your new sink is fabulous. Love it. I also really like all of your pumpkins, they are so pretty lined up on the windowsill and the two carved ones are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, I love to wash dishes in my awful wee tiny sink so I would love to wash them in you gorgeous sink for sure. The computer panel thing is awful-computer and techie problems really annoy me so I hope you can get that resolved quickly and can enjoy all of that kitchen properly. Enjoy those pumpkins♥Olive

Elaine said...

What a great sink! Congratulations.

I love people watching too but I think I would have had to watch the football. I am a huge fan.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, you really do love your sink! :D I do not blame you. It is pretty! :D

Happy Halloween!
~RJ

Marla and Steve said...

Where did you find that shape???? It's awesome. Not that I can buy a new sink, since I have one in the shed just waiting for our new counters but I surely love yours. I am not a fan of stainless steel sinks and I love being able to comet the heck out of a sink and make it bright white. Great choice.

Shirl said...

Hi Blondie, Happy Pink Saturday and thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Your post is adorable, love those cute pumpkins you've carved and your sink is very nice!
Have a great week! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh I love your new sink! I bet it can fit in those large sized pans! Our house came with one of those sinks, so I like it. BUT would one day hope to get a farmhouse sink! :)

Sorry to hear about your oven dying! That just sucks! But on a lighter note, your kitchen is coming together!!! Woohoo! :) Anyway, loved what you've done to our pumpkins! Take care and Happy Halloween! :)


XO's,
Jessie

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

>your pumpkins! lol

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane,
Your sink is so pretty! The sunny window sill and the petite pumpkins and gourds frame it beautifully!
Happy Halloween!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Carmen said...

Love your sink!! As for the stove...there's always something that needs doing it seems! I guess it makes life interesting! :) Beautiful job on the counters too!!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

LOVE your new sink and your beautiful countertops! I'd be happy as a little clam in there I think!

Hugs,
Judy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
Your kitchen redo is just fabulous my dear!
I so love that countertop and the new cabinets, everything just sparkles!
And that sink, love that too!
I bet your having a blast figuring out how to arrange everything.
Hope all is well and think Galena!
Hugs,
Cindy

Kerry said...

I completely understand your sink love. That is gorgeous! I've only carved pumpkins once in my life when we lived in England and I was influenced by the British, Canadian and Americans who surrounded me. If you can't beat them... :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love that sink, Jane! I love pumpkins and we can play with them until Thanksgiving! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Darling pumpkins!
And I love that sink, too!!!

XOXO,
Anne

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I so love that sink! Cute pumpkins! Have a wonderful day!

Bella Vista said...

Hi Janie, I love your new sink and the fact that it is porcelain. I'm not a fan of stainless.

You will enjoy this for years to come.

Happy Halloween!

xoBarb

{ L } said...

Oh your sink is simply gorgeous! I have a plain jane stainless sink that I dream of replacing. Yours makes such a peaceful but striking, beautiful statement! I also really love the colors of all your pumpkins in a little row. :)

Maggie said...

Great sink, fabulous pumpkins!
Happy Halloween!

Life with L said...

Beautiful sink you added. The pumpkins are so cute. Great job at carving....XO Linda

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Jane, your little pumpkins are adorable,, Like you knew sink too. We got a black composite 6 years ago and folks said it wouldnt hold up--it HAS and I still love it.

That same thing with the pots and pans happened to me too when we did the kitchen remoldel. it was as if my pans had babies when I wasnt looking lol..

Happy Halloween to you and yours
Sonny

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, what a lovely sink and the shape is rather sexy! :) I'm so happy for you getting all these wonderfulnessess for your kitchen!
Your pumpkins are cute too. I haven't carved one in so many years.
You take care and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

My Crafty Little Page said...

I'm catching up here, Jane. Your sink is fabulous, your countertops are gorgeous and I love your front steps decorated for fall. I guess you'll be winterizing the lakehouse soon. xoxo Nancy

Town and Country Gals said...

Jane, your porcelain sink is fab and I like the shape of your faucet! Your kitchen is really looking beautiful, can't wait to see the unveiling! Cute row of pumpkines on the ledge, they add such a nice splash of color!
RebeccA

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

That sink is gorgeous Jane! And it is just perfect in the new gorgeous kitchen! LOVE!!

Lou Cinda

bj said...

Well, Blondie girl, now WONDER you love it...it's gorgeous...I LOVE a white sink and this one is really special. I am not crazy about stainless steel anything....

Thanks for the name of a good Italian cookbook...:)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh I hear you about loving your new sink! It's just awesome! I just got a new sink and I'm crazy about it! I feel your excitement! Loving your pumpkins!

Monica said...

Loove your Fall decor, Jane! What a gorgeous sink you have ;)
Monica xo

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love your kitchen Jane - it looks great - sorry to hear of your oven - had to laugh because I haven't had my oven for almost 2 years....the door wouldn't keep shut! We had our appliance store come over to let us know how much to fix it - - - $600 for a new door, and they couldn't be sure that it would work! luckily I have a stove down in the basement - but let me tell you how bad it is to bake cookies - every 8-15 minutes going down to get a batch out - lol!! So, I've been holding out for a kitchen re-do because we want a bigger stove. I really hope you don't have to wait long for yours (since you've just redone your kitchen!!) Congrats on the engagement - YOU will have a blast being the Mother of the Bride for sure!! Can't wait to see what clever things you come up with!!