A kitchen trend for 2013 (as cited by Traditional Home) is to introduce a touch of glamour,
done here by the presence of the oversized crystal chandelier above the breakfast nook table.
If I were going to add glamour to my own kitchen,
I'd begin by hanging the below classic wheat chandelier, a style I've long been a fan of!
And kind of keeping on the topic of kitchens - moving on to food -
the below caught my eye the other day on Pinterest.
I'm actively working on getting rid of a few extra lbs that have slowly crept on over the last year as I've sat,
spending much too much time working at the computer! Any inspiration is appreciated, and I have to say I was quite moved by the post this pin linked to. Here is not just a list of tips for successful weight loss, but many suggestions for ensuring you live life to its fullest. Check it out here, if you wish!
Also, my nephew Travis is on schedule with the pace he mapped out for his first Iditarod race. The family is constantly checking in on his status, made easy these days through GPS! So as he travels to Nome the hard way, the rest of us will be catching flights over the next several days to converge at the finish line to cheer him in. Hopefully sometime mid next week.
And crazy as it sounds, once I get home from Nome there will be just four days to get my family ready for our trip to Paris! My husband and I have not been back to Paris since our honeymoon, and the kids have never been to Europe. So yes, to say we are very very excited for this adventure is an understatement.