Hey, Merry Christmas, y’all! I know, I know we aren’t there yet, but close enough. Hey, next Monday is the Best of 2015 list. And the two perfumes below are on my list. But make sure to check in to see what everyone is loving this year!
I’ve picked out my two perfumes I’ll be wearing over Christmas. I’m all about the warm, snuggly soft gourmands. MDCI Les Indes Galantes and Dior Feve Delicieuse. They are perfect for me this year. I decide these things by noting what I go scrounging around for in the perfume drawers almost every day. These two have been it for a while.
I’m also up to remodeling shenanigans over Christmas. Do you guys remember that post I put up maybe a month or so ago about my master bath remodel I have planned? Still waiting on a contractor to free up and designs to get done. Contractor hasn’t even had time to come to my house, despite umpteen e-mails from my designer. Oy. I understand I may get on the schedule for March or April, which I’m pretty sure means they’ll tear up my bathroom then, then give me “the Money Pit” two weeks promise to be back. I’m normally an optimist, but I know better on this.
In the meantime, I’ve amused myself by doing the low-rent remodel of the kitchen. This entails spending as little money as possible and being as crazy as possible since I intend to tear it all up in like 2-3 years when I do the big remodel that will be a complete gut, repositioning the stairs, etc. But do you remember someone in comments said something about blue cabinets and I said I would “nevah!” do that. Whelp! It looks like a smurf threw up in my kitchen.
And I love it beyond words. The above kitchen is not mine, but that’s about the shade I’m going for. I’m using Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, which are so freaking amazing – it adheres to anything, including my refrigerator, which has now turned a beautiful shade of Country Gray before I give it a more distressed look. I haven’t done anything more satisfying this year than painting the much loathed white monstrosity of a fridge. The paints dry in like 20 minutes or less, so you can complete a lot in just a day because you don’t have to wait for 24-48 hours to make sure your cabinet is completely dry.
Also not my kitchen above. Just showing the approximate color once it is dark distressed. So the kitchen is going blue-silver-gray. I have hardwoods similar to the ones in the photo. The countertops will be a white with gray in it or a gray with white, I’m trying to decide whether to do the coating myself or pay someone to do it. It’s 800 vs. $100. I’m leaning to DIY, except, well, mess. I’m going to paint my backsplash for now and then do a high gloss acrylic on top – aiming for a very silver shade. Walls will be this gorgeous, perfect Paris gray. Pulls/knobs are all silver.
I may never do anything this nuts in the kitchen, but the intent to tear it all up in 2-3 years is freeing. Because, you know, who cares? I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I am. Though I have a feeling at some point I may get tired of it. Or maybe not. Blues/grays/silvers are so calming. I’m not cooking any better in it so far.
Pictures will be coming of the before and after, for sure!
So what perfume are you wearing for the holiday season? Let’s give away two special sample sets. I’ll put in the MDCI, Feve Delicieuse, the Kilian Royal Leather and maybe a set of those new YSLs I haven’t gotten around to reviewing. Just comment on the post to be entered.
Winners of the MDCI Les Indes Galantes and Kilian Royal Leather samples are: Audrey and Millicent. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you!