31 December 2008

Things That Just Make Life More Wonderful

From Before and After Photos of the Kitchen


For example, this lovely spice cabinet that John made all by himself (and painted it the same color as the kitchen trim, Acadia White, by Benjamin Moore). Here are some more photos of my newest favorite kitchen item.

From Before and After Photos of the Kitchen


From Before and After Photos of the Kitchen


Just chalk it up to reason number 6,794,281,098 why I think John's the greatest.

Other things that make life more wonderful?

1. In 19 days, I start back to school to pursue a master's degree in Library and Information Science at Rutgers (too exciting!)
2. My in-laws were exceedingly generous this year, so a new micro-computer and color printer will be arriving on Friday.
3. A new cookbook landed on my desk the day before we left on our Utah vacation, so there will be a review and a new agave-nectar recipe here soon.
4. An over-due product review also will be posted in the next couple of weeks. (If you love, love, love macaroons, you will want to stay tuned.)
5. Finally, I'm truly fortunate to be starting a new year off again with my wonderful husband John, good health, a positive view of life, a case full of agave nectar, and you lovely folks to inspire me.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year!

14 comments:

Vegetation said...

Oh I'm completely jealous of that spice rack drawer!!! And have a good New Years :)

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

Hi Deb! Thanks for your comment on my blog! I love using agave nectar too. And I love that spice rack! Awesome space saver!

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks so much! Right back atcha, Veg.

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks, Ashley. It is truly awesome!

Bex said...

I love these kinds of cupboards. My in-laws have a long tall one next to their refrigerator that I covet every time I'm in their home.

Deb Schiff said...

Why thanks, Bex! I'll be sure to let my handy hubby know. :)

Ricki said...

Looks fabulous! I bet you're loving all the new stuff. And congrats on the new degree!

And hope your new year was wonderful, too--all the best in 2009!

Ingrid said...

Happy New Year! Love your new, cool, spacing spice rack.

VeganCowGirl said...

Love the spice rack! Wonderful idea!!!
Good luck with the masters! I am sure you will be amazing.

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks, Ricki! No congrats yet -- I've got two years full of studying to go -- just getting started!

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks, Ingrid. Love your Raw Epicurean blog!

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks also to the VeganCowGirl! So nice to have your vote of confidence!

Cheryl Harris said...

it's so nice to start off the year with gratitudes...looks gorgeous!

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks, Cheryl! Actually, I try to start and end each day noting what I'm grateful for -- in detail. Puts life into perspective, that's for sure.