Black Farmhouse Sink: Review; why to buy one for your new kitchen

I am absolutely in love with my black Kohler Whitehaven Farmhouse kitchen sink and need to tell you why you will want one too! This post has affiliate links.

Last year was the first time I ever attempted any type of home renovation. My outdated kitchen was in dire need of a makeover and I wanted that open kitchen / living area space with an island to optimize the fabulous outdoor water views from my front deck.

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Before and After Kitchen Renovation

My house by the beach was built in 1928 or 1945. I’m still not completely sure. What I am sure about is that it was time for the kitchen to have a makeover. I had always wanted to remove the wall separating the kitchen from the rest of the living space. Originally I was petrified to make any decisions, but with a little help from Home Depot and a lot of help from my awesome contractor, my kitchen exceeded my wildest dreams:

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How to cope with the loss of a spouse – Year One

 My mom passed away 2 weeks ago and now all the grief from the death of my husband are coming back.  Lots of familiar anxieties and feelings of regret and sadness are resurfacing.  It’s been 4 years since my husband passed, but getting through year one is filled with many challenges.  It helps to know we are not doing this alone and that one day, it will be better.

My bereavement group provided us with handouts on ways to deal with our grief.  We met one evening each week for an hour and a half.  The group was made up of 12 women who have lost their husbands in the past year.  We are all similar in age which is helpful and there is one facilitator.  The first week everyone tells their story and there are lots of tears.  Some deaths were sudden and some were long sicknesses.  However, we are all similar in so many ways dealing with coping after this loss.

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19 Awesome Things to do near Sarasota

My sister moved to Bradenton 15 years ago and after many visits, and a new home on the horizon, I can’t wait to share some of my travel highlights from this area. So much to see and experience in Florida, but within one hour from Bradenton, between Tampa and Sarasota, here is just a sampling of some of my favorite things to do.

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