This Weekend

We pulled down the fruit wallpaper in the kitchen!


No more fruit border. No more bright pears and bananas on the walls.



It feels better already, and only 1/3 of the room is painted! There will definitely be pictures once we’re finished, but there’s still quite a bit of work to do.


And, in the middle of taking down wallpaper and painting, I turned the dining room into a “bakery” for a snack break.IMG_2705

I made some awesome cookies…and the 3 and a half dozen of them were gone in 24 hours between the 4 of us.

But the best part of this weekend was getting to meet our friends’ new baby boy Sunday afternoon. I’m pretty sure I hogged him the whole time we were there, but I couldn’t resist! He is adorable and slept the entire time.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Tearing down wallpaper is the worst, but I’m convinced cookies and cute babies can solve the worlds problems!

  2. aw! Its looking SO good! Love! And glad the cookies were a hit ;) A new baby is always so exciting

  3. oh! And this weekend- I spent a lot of time with Josh, we had dinner with my parents, worked out and got a lot done around the house- perfect!

  4. I love DIY projects! Can’t wait to see the final results. I watched some basketball and ate some good food this weekend. :-)

  5. YAY! It’s crazy how little, easy changes (okay – pulling down wall paper and painting SUCKS in my book – by little and easy I really just mean inexpensive and you can do it yourself without screwing things up :P) make all the difference! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  6. I bet you’re glad to say “goodbye” to the fruity wallpaper. Ha!

    • you have NO idea how happy we are that it’s gone :) Even with the half painted kitchen and walls that still need spackling, it’s SO much better!

  7. Oh, your home is so nice. I love love love the kitchen!!!

  8. That’s making me want to tackle my home renovation ideas even more!! I’m kind of waiting until Michael getsw here in the summer, though..that way I wont have to do all the heavy lifting and painting alone.

    • it’s definitely easier when you have more than one person! and the work goes by so much faster, too.

  9. Yay! I bet it felt so good to get started on that!

  10. I love your makeshift kitchen!!!
    And my husband calls me the “baby snatcher” b/c as soon as we’re around a baby I totally hog it. :)

  11. Brandi, you have a very nice home and I really adore your kitchen! It looked nice even with the wallpaper, but now it looks even better! Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful blog and I’m looking forward to exploring your recipes! :)

  12. Kitchen looks great! Jealous of your big kitchen :) This is probably in your “about me” section, but what state are you in? I can’t wait to re-locate out of Long Island next year…

  13. Congrats on getting the wallpaper down, what a difference it must make!

  14. It’s looking so good Brandi. You both are doing a fabulous job of turning this house into your home. I love the projects because it gives me fun things to look at that I might be able to do in my company house. I want to make it us :-)

  15. What a project, wall paper is no fun! My weekend was relaxing at the lake house. Always nice :)

  16. Sounds like a fun project! Good luck finishing it :)

  17. Yay for home re-modeling! The kitchen looks great =)

  18. Its coming along so well!! I bet you are so excited. :)
    This weekend I tried to take my puppy to obedience classes -but it didnt go over so well haha!

  19. Looks so good!! Great weekend.

  20. It’s coming along great, Brandi! Funny that while you were tearing down the wallpaper…I was searching for new apts this weekend!

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