Wednesday, November 27, 2013

44 Kitchen Overhaul - Before and After

Our D.I.Y. Kitchen Overhaul - Before and After! Wait until you see the difference!
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Before and After

What do you get when you have a hubby who is not afraid to knock down some walls and changes things up a bit...a Beautiful Kitchen/Family Room!  Are you ready to see my Remodeled kitchen? After hours of work...work and more work...it is done!!! What are you waiting for...Come On In!!

Welcome - Hitting the Wall!

We are Floridians so just about EVERYONE enters the house through the garage.  Before the remodel you hit a wall coming in...well a closet door to be exact. NOT the warm southern welcome I want to great guests with!
Now you enter into a wide open space.
Our D.I.Y. Kitchen Overhaul - Before and After! Wait until you see the difference!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

8 Ultimate Kielbasa & Sauerkraut

Easy Slow Cooked Ultimate Kielbasa and Sauerkraut brought to you by Life After Empty Nest

I LOVE fall...cooler weather, sweaters and boots, and FOOTBALL! Especially college football...
During both of my girls rein at Florida State University we bought season tickets, loaded the car and headed to the state capital of Tallahassee!  We collected tons of great memories along with becoming expert tailgaters!

Now that the girls are FSU alumni we tend to watch with a gathering of friends on a large TV..making our own tailgating party! 
A few weekends ago we attended a college football party with our Michigan friends...there was quite a lineup of games that day! You might have seen the photos I shared on Facebook and Instagram.
Perfect tailgating meal!

Monday, November 11, 2013

0 America's White Table in Honor of Veteran's Day

America's White Table in Honor of Veteran's Day brought to you by Life After Empty Nest.

I'm proud to be an American.  

I come from a family of Veterans.  Grandfathers, Uncles and Cousins have had a place in America's Military history.

My Father served in World War II, and Korea.  My husband served as a Navy Diver during the Gulf War.  

It is an honor to work at a school where over 90% of the children are military dependents.   There are many times my eyes well up working with this population;  Consoling a child whose parent just left for an 18 month deployment, watching a returning parent surprise their child at school and our Veteran's Day Celebration, to name just a few.  

America's White Table

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

8 Kitchen Overhaul Part 3 - The Rebuild

This is Part 3 in our Kitchen Overhaul Series. Click to read Part 1.
Kitchen Overhaul Part 3 - The Rebuild brought to you by Life After Empty Nest
You saw the disaster we started with...
Kitchen Overhaul Part 3 - The Rebuild brought to you by Life After Empty Nest
Witnessed the knocking down of walls...
Kitchen Overhaul Part 3 - The Rebuild brought to you by Life After Empty Nest
I left you with a bunch of boxes and a VERY EXCITED ME!!
Kitchen Overhaul Part 3 - The Rebuild brought to you by Life After Empty Nest

Monday, November 4, 2013

10 My Life...As a Fire-Fighter's Wife


I sat down tonight determined to write my third post on our kitchen remodel...my phone buzzed with a new text message...

My Life as a Fire-Fighter's Wife

My stomach dropped
I immediately called my husband, 

knowing 
I'd get his voice-mail, 

knowing
I'd be a nervous wreck until I heard from him...

I started scanning the Internet looking for a clue...

'Backdraft' explosion sends shards of glass spewing 100 feet from Jacksonville KFC