Wishing you Happy Holidays

Authors: Kelly's Kitchen sync Kitchen Design

As I depart for the holidays, I want to take a moment to thank you for sharing this year's journey with me, and for being such faithful readers -- I've appreciated every one of your questions (even if I can't always get to them or in as timely a fashion as possible), your stories, and your generous sharing of your own kitchen and home remodeling triumphs.

I appreciate those of you who have spread the word about my book, have taken the time to leave a review online, and/or have written to me to tell me that the advice in my book helped your kitchen progress. When I started down this road, I didn't expect such a gathering of wise souls and partners -- from homeowners to contractors, architects, designers, manufacturers, pr folks, and other writers -- so a sincere thank you to you all!

In the meantime, thought I'd leave you this week with a couple of amusing posts:

 

FORGET THE KITCHEN PLANS; IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TREE

Here's a cute little layout for your Christmas tree and fireplace. I've seen it or other variations before - have a look.

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(DWG via Barkitecture.com)

Now, in a classic example of "Just because it's drawn doesn't mean it's right",  Barkitecture Mag takes a closer look . Read the editorial and tell me you didn't expect a "Bah, humbug!" at the end. *grin* 

CANDY CANE MINES FOR EVERYONE!

And of course, no Christmas is complete without Bob Borson's (Life of an Architect) charming interview with his daughter, Kate. This is a couple of years old, but I love it just the same. Here's a snippet of "A Christmas Interview with Cultural Prodigy Kate Borson":

LOAA (Life of an Architect): Okay. What type of food do the elves eat?

Kate: Christmas food. They have candy canes for desert.

LOAA: What about vegetables?

Kate: There is no such thing as vegetables at the North Pole, they only eat candy canes from the candy cane mines.

LOAA: There are candy cane mines?

Kate: Yes. They eat cookies and for desert they eat candy canes because they have a peppermint mine...

 

WHAT'S HOT IN THE KITCHEN? DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2013

And finally, my friend and designer compatriot, Susan Serra, is interviewed over at Freshome about what she sees in kitchen design for the upcoming year.

Wishing you Happy Holidays

(Photo credit: Susan Serra via Freshome)

 I'll be coming up with my own thoughts for next year a bit later on. In the meantime, I wish you all Happy Holidays!

 Anyone have plans for a new kitchen or bath in 2013?

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