Nothing beats a good old before and after. Seeing homely Rachel Leigh Cook turn into hot Rachel Leigh Cook without a transition is just somehow way more gratifying then getting bogged down in the details of glasses removing and red dress wearing. Unfortunately this isn’t She’s All That. It’s more like She’s Coming Along. The kitchen that is. It’s less dramatic to be sure but lets not forget the importance of a montage sequence. I expect you all to be just as thrilled as Freddy Prinze was at the bottom of those stairs with our kitchen progress thus far.
I was a child Anglophile. Spike. Renaissance Festivals. Elizabeth I. Spice Girls. Nothing was cooler or sexier than bangers and mash and mushy peas. Shockingly, I wasn’t alone in this belief. Sold out Union Jack bedspreads begged the question if an entire generation would gleefully wave the white flag for a place in the commonwealth. To be one of them. Knowing this it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to find out that I was (and am) a huge Harry Potter fan. Magic with a fancy accent? Sign me up. So you can imagine how quickly I bought my tickets to Florida when my family announced plans for a mini-reunion at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Not my favorite parks to be sure but they do have a jewel in their crown. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Have you ever walked into a store and spent $3,000 on an item of clothing without trying it on? Of course you haven’t. You’re not Corinne. If you’re any type of regular person at all then you have the god fearing decency to perseverate over any decision that costs more than $20. Buyers remorse is a hell of a lot more expensive when your not rich to begin with. With this whole process I’ve struggled with the price tags attached to our decision making. Our floors cost the same amount as our wedding if that tells you anything. What can I say, I’m pretty confident in my decision making as long as I’m at the dollar store. After that we’re off the map. Here there be monsters. With the cabinets and appliances coming in at a totally reasonable but eye twitching amount of $8,000 we were definitely outside of our comfort zone. Good thing that we still had to select countertops and that the internet had told us to budget about 30% of the total price of our kitchen for that. We meet again, 💸. Im going to need a paper bag and/or an Ativan for this post.