My Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

My Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

I fell in love with my new house the minute I saw the large, open family room and kitchen area with the oversized patio doors and windows. Compared to my previous living areas, everything felt so bright and full of natural light. I chose white walls, super white trim, white cabinets, and mostly white countertops to make the most of the bright, clean, open look.

I added matte black cabinet hardware and two black light fixtures, and I think I’ll purchase some new barstools in black as well.

I’ve still got some finishing touches to add to this space, but I’m really happy about the way it’s turned out so far.

Happy Father’s Day!!!

Happy Father’s Day!!!

In honor of Father’s Day I wanted to take some time today to share some pictures of some of my favorite memories with my dad. Bonus–you get to see some old goofy pictures of me too!

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What Moms REALLY Want – By My Mom!

What Moms REALLY Want – By My Mom!

Hey y’all!  Chef Toni here, hijacking Raven’s blog today. Mother’s Day is next weekend and I know some of you are scratching your heads about what to get your mama. Let me give you some perspective, from a mom’s point of view.  When it comes to Mother’s Day, I’m an expert. After all, I’ve birthed four babies and I’ve lived through 35 Mother’s Days!!! By the way, that’s me, my mom, and my grandmother holding my first-born, baby Ashleigh in the picture above.

Me & Baby Raven

I think I speak for most moms when I say the first thing we want in LIFE is for YOU, our precious offspring, to be healthy, happy, and productive. After that, we’d like a little peace. When you were little, it was peace and quiet–now, it’s just PEACE. We’ve cherished your gifts through the years—handmade cards with drawings of stick figures, flowers and hearts, clay and paper mache’ masterpieces… and later, the carefully selected, sweet, and inexpensive trinkets from the dollar store. HOWEVER, if you’re old enough to read this, you may want to think about upgrading your treats for mom on Mother’s Day.

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