How’s your Spring? We had measurable snow this week in Denver and I’m here to say it’s not lovely BUT at this point I still prefer it to 90 degree weather this time of year. I like to ease into the heat of July and August.
I’ve been working on stepping away from the phone after and before my “work hours.” When I say “working on it”, I mean that I’m struggling. As a small business owner, it is a tough thing for me to do. I feel the need to be there for clients well into the evening but, and I realized this this week) it has turned into an every waking hour interaction with a client. Don’t get me wrong, the clients aren’t at fault here – this is all on me. I’ve been checking my email before I go to bed, checking my email when I wake up in addition to receiving text messages from clients at all hours of the day and night. Why would a person do this to themself? Pure habit. It might also be from a strange need to feel important – I just had that idea and I think there’s some validity to it. I’m trying to break the habit but it’s more difficult than one would think. What do you guys do to help manage this? I’m accepting any and all tips and am open to tricking myself!
I love a traditional kitchen. I think a British traditional kitchen is one of the loveliest things in the world. I’ve been reading a culinary, British mystery novel (The Castle Mystery by Faith Martin) and the descriptions of the kitchen with the large, worn table at the very center and the hanging copper pots with whitewashed walls warm my design heart. I just discovered the work of G.P. Shafer Architects and thought I would share their kitchens with you – they are American and they are gorgeous and I cannot get enough of them.
The details in traditional kitchens are abundant. I love the dark corner straps on the doors, the antiqued ceiling, the glass cupboard that comes all the way down to the beautiful counter and the blue paneling inside the cabinet.
I saved my favorite of G.P. Schafer’s kitchens for the last – there’s more gorgeous stuff on their website – check it out and let me know what you think!
“The walls had recently been whitewashed, and huge ovens proliferated. Real copper pots and pans hung from wooden pegs…There were several easy chairs scattered about, and in the centre of the room a vast, spotlessly clean wooden table dominated its surroundings.” The Castle Mystery by Faith Martin.