Monday, November 14

and i thought i was the flexible one... hello under-the-cabinet lighting


I hope the weekend treated you well.  Ours was spent in the confines of our suburb... I now feel as though I have fully given in to the appeal of suburban living... hell I've embraced it.  On Saturday I did manage to venture outside of this suburb and into another one for a body attack class.  Saturday afternoon was spent undoing the effects of said exercise class by going to the new local burger stop.  It had a similar concept to Splitz in Whistler but not quite as good.  We also went to Chapters to start Christmas shopping... yes it is definitely that time of year already (more evidence to prove it.... I spent this afternoon hanging Christmas lights on my parent's Christmas tree).  Yesterday over brunch at my parents Andrew suggested we go out and find some under cabinet lighting for our kitchen to help our babies sleep....

So we put them down to sleep on the main level around 6 o'clock every night.  At around 10 o'clock we bring them upstairs and feed them in our room and then put them to sleep in our room.  Between the hours of 6 pm and 10 pm we get to have dinner together, talk and watch some tv.... so this time is precious to say the least.  Isla is awesome at falling asleep shortly after 6 pm, no mater how bright or loud the room may be.  Alice on the other hand... would prefer to not sleep at all at this point and fights it quite often with all of her might.  Making dinner when your wife keeps asking you to turn the lights down has proven to be a challenge for Andrew (yes I married a man who cooks... thank god!) so the whole under the cabinet lighting idea was perfect.... and we've secretly wanted these lights since we moved in... but now have a good excuse to actually buy them.


Luckily there were already outlets pre-installed under the cabinets so it was just a matter of drilling in the fixtures and concealing the cord... easier said of course by me... who watched and laughed at the moves required to get the lights in.


Everything is so sparkly under these lights and I am happy to report that tonight at 7... Alice was also asleep.  thank you andrew.

7 comments:

  1. I love your kitchen! He does look pretty flexible!!

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  2. excellent! Love that all the hard stuff (electrical) was basically done - perfect solution, hopefully Alice keeps it up :)

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  3. Yea for new lights that make everything better ;)

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  4. It looks great and makes the room feel warm now.

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  5. wowza! very, very impressive! i love soft lights like that. :)

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  6. Lovely! And may I say I am uber jealous of your kitchen? Mine is like half that size...with 50 year old cabinets :P And no dishwasher.

    Someday...for now, I marvel at what others have! :P

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  7. I LOVE under cabinet lighting! But, I also hate to cook when I can't see what i'm doing. I'm usually holding a knife, after all. And you are one lucky girl! A husband who cooks, bends and does electrical wiring. Amazing!

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