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Jen Price

Travel

Father’s Day In New York City

Before I dove into the Connecticut remodel, we spent a day in NYC. I absolutely love the city, and this day was no exception. It was Father’s Day, and the weather was amazing. We’ve been to the city on many occasion, so we tried to do a few new things we’d never done before. It was so fun!

Since my flight landed around lunch time, we decided to fuel up with a pie at John’s of Bleecker Street. OMG. So good.

Since we were already in Greenwich Village (one of my favorite parts of the city, by the way), we decided to walk to the Friends apartment. It’s not the actual apartment they shot scenes in. It’s just the apartment they show in the opening credits when they show an aerial view.

From there we walked to Chelsea Market and then strolled along The High Line admiring the city from above the hustle and bustle.

Since we were so close to NYC’s newest park, Little Island, that looks like it’s floating on the Hudson, we had to go check it out. It was windy, but the view was excellent.

It was time for another fuel up after all that walking, so we stopped in for a cappuccino and cannoli at Cafe Reggio. Apparently they are the first cafe in the US to serve the cappuccino.

We ended our beautiful NYC day by finding a bench in Washington Square Park. The park was alive with activity, so the people watching was on point.

Ah, I love the city. I would love to have an apartment in Manhattan. A girl can dream, right?

House Project

Connecticut House Kitchen Remodel

I absolutely love transforming spaces. To take something and make it better, well, it’s one of my favorite things. We bought our Connecticut house in 2004. It was in a scary state. On the verge of foreclosure, the owner abandoned it and left a slew of fun surprises from a fish tank with fish in it (they were frozen in there since we bought it in the winter), vinyls galore, a car that didn’t run, and many other things I won’t take the time to mention. We cleaned that place up and brought life back into its walls. I didn’t design the first floor apartment, but the colors were indicative of the early 2000’s…brown/tan and red. Times have a changed, so it was more than overdue for a little refresh.

Here’s the before featuring that lovely 2000’s style…

We had about 2 weeks to complete this project, so we had to really focus on what we wanted to get done. The living room and kitchen were our top priorities. And if you’ve ever done a remodel project, then you know everything always takes longer than expected. We had a plan that ended up turning into a bigger project than we anticipated (like when you paint walls and then the ugly old outlets stand out), but we worked hard and got it done. I love painting, but I got to add some new skills to my repertoire like tiling and changing out those ugly outlet plugs.

The updated kitchen and living room…

We worked right up until the day we left, so I only got about an hour to sit in the living room and soak up the beauty. I’m so happy with the finished product!

Supply list…

Wall color ~ Benjamin Moore in Moonshine

Cabinet color ~ Benjamin Moore in Essex Green

Trim color ~ It was a white from Benjamin Moore, but I can’t remember the specific name of the color!

Backsplash ~ Daltile Restore from Home Depot grouted with Delorean Gray

Light above kitchen sink ~ Amazon

Countertops ~ Butcher block from Lowe’s

Cabinet pulls ~ Amazon

Kitchen faucet ~ Amazon

Cabinets ~ All purchased in natural oak from Lowe’s

Artwork above couch ~ bought on Etsy, 24X36 poster prints printed at Walgreens, Ribba frames from IKEA

Kids photography

Documenting Seventeen

I suppose when you only document your child’s current age a few days before they turn another year, it’s only fitting to wait another 12 months to document the next age, right? I was a little better documenting 17. We took these over 3 months before she turned 18. I also learned a valuable lesson. When taking your own child’s photos, bring along her friends and feed them afterwards. The mood is sooo much better. A few of my favs…

And since her friends were with us, I decided to document them together. Known as the triplets at school, these girls were all giggles.

Location: Bishop Arts Dallas, TX

Vibe: All giggles

Kids photography

Sweet Sixteen Photos

That we took 11 days before she turned seventeen. Sometimes that’s just how life goes…

I do love capturing this one’s personality.

Location: Downtown Dallas

Vibe: Complete Sass

Kids photography

15 Year Old Photos

I don’t know what my problem has been the past few years, but I’ve been horrible at making it a point to do yearly photos. And obviously I’ve been even slower to post them. Anyway, a month before EG turned sixteen (which was about 2 years ago), we did her fifteen year old photos…

Location: Downtown Plano, TX

Vibe: Edgy