My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

Coming Home

Hello my friends!

As you might have guessed or gathered due to the lack of posts on the subject...

We have not been working on our home's renovation...
                                                                                   In quite sometime.

It has been a long year with all of our events and happenings and the house...
got put on hold.

Last night just after dinner in the cottage studio, Hubby announced that he would like to start working on it once again!


What does this mean?
He wants to finish the kitchen and then the library before warmer weather arrives...
Then, we will work on the exterior of our home! Finally!!!

As you might guess....I am very excited!
Of course, I will share this process with you!

You may remember,
We left off with the installation of our wood countertops in the kitchen.

So much still to do but I just wanted to share my news!
Have a wonderful rest of the day!
I am going back to sorting, but this time with renewed vigor!


  1. Still loving those gorgeous wood countertops. Looking forward to seeing it all come together. I know you must be excited to finally be in the home stretch!


  2. Donna, I have enjoyed seeing your renovations. I also like the new look to your blog site. Very pretty. xoxo,Susie

  3. I love your renovations .. Love your ideas...AND my prayers is that house is a huge blessing to you and your family for many years to come........ HUGS

  4. Your new banner is hope that Winter will end. Very exciting news of returning to your beautiful home renovations. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

  5. Hi Sweet
    Love the new look here! And your new name...
    Counter tops look fabulous and I am glad you are starting on the house again because I know that makes you happy
    Love and hugs

  6. Happy Valentines Day, dear Donna!
    I am looking forward to being back home again with you.

  7. Donna you have had such a busy, busy year with all the family things you've had. I am so excited that you will be able to get your kitchen redo going again. I am IN LOVE with the wood lovely and so rich looking!

    I bet it feels good to be home after so much time away from it. I have a hard time leaving home, as you know :) but I always miss it when I do go somewhere. My sister needs some of my time this spring and summer and I really want to help her, but it is so hard for me to be away any length of time. However this is important and I will also be able to spend some much needed mother-daughter time with my daughter who lives there too. You know all too well how that is. I imagine that you loved your time with April and made some wonderful memories.
    Gosh, I am rambling, but it seems I have missed you so much my sweet friend.
    Can't wait to see more of the kitchen :)
    much love...

  8. Very exciting!!! Now, please share your secret with us, Donna. How do you get your HUSBAND to suggest getting started? I'd LOVE to know this! :)
    Looking forward to seeing more.

  9. This is exciting!! Your home and gardens are beautiful. I love your new header.

  10. oh goody! can't wait to see every detail!!! ;}

    m ^..^

  11. Loved your counter tops when you installed them, and still loving them.
    Will keep a watch out for new progress, so inspiring.


  12. How EXCITING!!!!!!!!! We did the same thing , our new little house has been put on hold for over a year . Nothing has been done... We are also getting back to it next week! I am so excited I can't stand it!
    Keep us posted on what is going on!!!
    Have a pretty day!

  13. I've been away from the blog so I would have been none the wiser about you not working on the house, but I'm happy you'll begin work again. Perfect timing. LOVE the countertop!


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