Light My Fire

I’m still not used to the weather here in Richmond. Growing up in Jersey and living in New York for 6 years taught me that come September, mother nature means business. Up North, it routinely dropped from the high 90s in August to the low 50s in September, and I hardly ever got to beak out my shiny new fall jacket before I needed my big down winter one.

Well Richmond is a completely different ballgame. Averaging 0.00 inches of snow accumulation every winter, it’s a much more mild climate and snow shovels are optional. And we have four full seasons here! I’m still adjusting to the 74 degree fall weather (Thursday’s forecast) in November.

But the nights are finally getting chilly, and yesterday was an exciting milestone. We lit out first fire of the season and broke out the flannel sheets. I blame our 50 year old drafty windows (which we’re replacing within the next month- whew) for the cold evenings of late, but I have to admit sitting by the fire and snuggling up under flannel sheets is fun after a long hot summer. Who knows, we might actually have to turn on the heat in a week or two…




It’s A Wash

Our new kitchen faucet could not have been a better deal. We snagged it on ebay (at our contractor’s suggestion) for an unbelievable $200+ below retail. We’re at the fun stage of the kitchen renovation where we get to choose hardware, fixtures and faucets- but the fun part can add up quickly so we’ll take all the budget saving discounts that we can get.

Check out our brand new $71 (!!!) Price Pfister brushed nickel faucet (which also includes a handy dandy sprayer for Burger baths and a cute undermount soap dispenser). Can’t wait to see how it looks with our granite countertop and undermount sink.

Kitchen faucet