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Patio Reveal

Today I would like to show you the transformation of our patio.  With a lot of work, it has come a long way since we moved here ten years ago. 

In the picture below you can see how it looked after we had replaced the ugly brown shingle siding on the house and added the patio doors. There was actually no direct access to the patio before this. The concrete blocks that made up the patio always looked dirty and they were uneven in many places.  They also went right up to the house so there was no space to plant anything between the patio and house.  

Do you see our kitty waiting to get back in the house?  I don't blame him for not wanting to spend too much time our there.  We didn't want to either! 
A few years ago, my son and hubby tore out the old concrete blocks and laid new pavers.  Such a huge improvement!

With some landscaping and pretty flowers, it has become a space we can really enjoy.  

It's been especially nice this summer. We have had a lot of really nice days fo…

Stylish Kitchen Faucet

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moen, Incorporated for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

We all love a beautiful kitchen but we often don't have the budget for a major renovation.  One way to add some fresh style for a relatively small amount of money is to change out your kitchen faucet.  

Kiran Spot Resist one-handle pulldown kitchen faucet

Moen makes some beautiful faucets and one of them is the Moen Kiran Spot resistant kitchen faucet.  This faucet would look great in any style decor.  I have a cottage style kitchen and I can totally see this faucet with my sink but I could see it just as easily in a more modern or even a rustic style kitchen.

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I love the high arch pull down design and the fact that its lovely finish resists fingerprints and water spots is wonderful.  Anything that stays looking nice without a lot of cleaning or maintenance on my part is a winner with me. The Kiran's pulldown spout has two spray functions - aerated stream or the powerful cleaning rinse as well as a pause feature.   The Relex system of the Moen Kiran provides smooth, easy movement and secure docking.  

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If you're thinking of freshening up your kitchen this spring, think about a new kitchen faucet.  The Moen Kiran can be purchased at Lowe's and may be just what your kitchen needs.  A beautiful new faucet that functions with ease and you can forget about those fingerprints and water spots for good!

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