Everything's coming up stainless

I set off this morning on a mission to purchase a few more important kitchen items. The big things included: range, faucet, dishwasher, light fixture.

Before noon I had two of the three purchased (faucet and range) and have the dishwasher priced and picked out. I need to look at the overall budget to see if I can get the dishwasher I really want. After a few hours of power shopping, I was going to head to Rejuvenation to purchase the new light fixture, but I was pooped (I have a strong disdain for shopping and I had definitely gone beyond my threshold) and justified that I could buy the light online.

The big question I had today was about matching items. The fridge and the micro-hood I already purchased are stainless and have stainless handles. I felt like it was important that the stove also have stainless handles and when you want that, the price of the stove you get goes up. So the stove I bought was a little over my budget. But the good news is that the faucet I bought (also stainless and will also match the appliances, plus it will look great with the black granite counters) was only $100! This is WAY down from the original price--it was the floor model and is exactly what I was looking for. So my screaming deal on the faucet allowed me to justify the extra spent on the stove.

Tomorrow is a big day: 1.) the old fridge departs and 2.) my friend, the Man of Iron, is coming over to help frame the new wall. It's going to be an afternoon with him, me, and of course Stanley.

Stay tuned...


Now Hiring: Fake Boyfriend/Husband

A rule of thumb--at least some people's thumbs--is to get at least three bids on a job before you hire your contractor. Well, consider this my call for bids: I need a fake live-in boyfriend or a husband. But I'll take the first one that comes along. Surprisingly it's not because I need someone to do work on the kitchen. It's because I just listed my fridge on craigslist and potential buyers are going to need to come here to buy it and haul it away.

Tough, independent me doesn't want strangers coming into the house knowing that tough me lives here independently.

So, any Seattle men in my life (be you single or be you attached) be prepared for a pleading call to come and play the role of love of my life. And if you're lucky (or until my oven sells on craigslist), I'll even bake a little treat for your troubles--that's something I probably wouldn't even do or the real love of my life.


Home Sweet Home

Or maybe this little blog could be considered my second home. One thing the mortgage crunch has left unscathed, the blogosphere. You too can be a proud blog owner without any sub-prime deal attached. An additional vacation blog? Think nothing of it.

So this is it. My second blog. Why does Little Ms. Notetaker (or over here you can call me DomestiKat), need a second blog? That's a very good question. I probably don't. I'm probably being greedy, or biting off more than I can chew. Or both.

But I created this blog 1) because I so wanted to have a blog called DomestiKat, and now I have one, and 2) because I wanted a place to capture my kitchen remodel. You can expect remodelling updates here, before and after pictures when I remember to take them, and the occasional funny story from a do-it-herself girl who really has know clue what she is doing herself.

But don't worry, I'll still keep taking regular notes and I'm sure I'll have plenty of cross-postings between my two homes. This new place is just where I can focus only on the all-consuming-kitchen-remodel that is about to become my life.

Be sure to wipe your feet and leave some comments!