Kitchen Remodel Preview, Winter Wears, What To Watch & More! The Weekly Edit 3

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Edit, your weekly digest featuring design, decor, fashion, beauty and links to love! Keep scrolling for some great stuff this week and say hi in the comments below!

The Weekly Edit - Shabbyfufu


I’ve been focusing on the kitchen remodel which was set into motion in the spring of last year. As the wife of a GC (general contractor) I knew what I was signing up for and that the supply chain issues still exist. Will they ever go back to normal, or is this just the new normal? In any event, we were up at our beach home for two weeks over the holidays and that didn’t help push things along. Our kids were there for part of the time and with the awful weather in California right now our daughter and her husband have yet to return. Thankfully they can work remotely, at least for part of the time. So I’m headed up to see them again and thank goodness I can work remotely too!

Here are a few pics that I just took with my new iPhone, which is ahhmazing by the way!

The cabinets are in except for a couple of mishaps that will be remedied hopefully by the end of the month. The big open space is where the new refrigerator will go, which won’t arrive until the summer. In the meantime we have our old fridge that will go back there and a secondary one in the garage. The backsplash will be the same Carrara marble as our kitchen had (see that here) and the counters the same quartz as before (see that in this post).

The cabinets in the old kitchen were replaced with lots of drawers, so I’m in the process of deciding on which organizing inserts to order. We decided to forgo ordering inserts from the custom cabinet company that we are using to save on costs. There are so many options to order on Amazon and this is the direction that we are taking instead! These drawer organizers will match the maple interiors well and are flexible. See my KITCHEN ESSENTIALS board on Amazon.

kitchen drawer organizers

We changed the layout of the kitchen and were able to build a small walk in pantry. We had to do a lot of compromising between my husband and myself, but this was a non negotiable on my wish list! It’s still in need of the countertops and some other design elements that should be happening soon.

The electricians just installed my gorgeous gold ceiling fixture this week and I am obsessed with it! Here is the link and it’s a great dupe to a well known designer fixture that retails for almost 2x the price!

The massive undermount fireclay sink is in and I’m looking forward to using it. It’s definitely large enough to fit the largest of pots and pans, which was a must! Find the sink here and I’ll be showing you the stunning Rohl Bridge Faucet in polished nickel that I ordered soon! I’m mixing metals in this kitchen and it’s perfectly acceptable to that in yours as well.

We’ve been living with a complete chaotic mess in the house for months now and it will be well worth it when this is all complete!


Off and on it’s been “cold” here and even “colder” up at our beach home! Now don’t laugh, as we’ve seen some 40’s to 50’s in the mornings and evenings and that is cold to we Floridians. I generally layer with this tassel blanket wrap scarf/shawl and it’s on sale and has thousands of reviews! I also have and wear this cozy poncho when I’m relaxing around the house and this turtleneck loose fit sweater is a favorite of mine (over 26k reviews) paired with these sweatpants for comfort and style. Take a look at my entire curated Amazon Winter Fashion board with 85 fabulous and affordable pieces!


Just recently I started using this CeraVe Makeup Remover and it seems to do a better job than those make-up wipes I’d previously been using. If you have sensitive skin as I do you should find this to your liking too. I’m trying to do a better job with my nails and this CND gel-like shine topcoat lasts a long time for me. It’s an Allure 2022 Beauty winner. As for winter hair care, my stylist turned me on to the Olaplex brand back when it was first available and I’ve used it ever since. This Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo is amazing and has over 65K ratings on Amazon!


I’ve been binging the second season of Ginny & Georgia on Netflix these last couple of nights and recommend it. The first season was cute but this second season deals with deep realistic issues like mental health, depression and more. For something much lighter and heartwarming is the new season of All Creatures Great & Small just released. It’s available to watch on Amazon Prime with a PBS Masterpiece subscription. Another show that I enjoyed (although it took me awhile to warm up) is Hotel Portofino on Amazon as well. It takes place in the fictitious hotel of that name and the scenery is breathtaking!

hotel portofino


Let’s give YouTube some looks in the links today! What’s your favorite? 

A Walking Tour of Chicago’s River North area with Architectural Digest

Design Trends I Love (But Most People Hate)

Touring A French Inspired NYC Apartment

Posing Tips For Women (if you always feel awkward in those iPhone shots)

Inside Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s newly renovated home


How to freshen up your towels! I do like to use fabric softener when laundering towels, as we have hard water where we live. Here is what I do every couple of months to remove residue and freshen them up.

Washing towels with vinegar and baking soda can bring them back to life in just three steps:
  1. Wash towels in hot water and one cup vinegar
  2. Wash the towels a second time (without drying them) in hot water and one cup baking soda.
  3. Dry them and you’ll see a difference!

Shabbyfufu primary bathroom beach house


You’ll find this post on ORGANIZING YOUR CLOSET helpful, so if you missed it dig in and see what I mean!

beige and yellow clothing pieces on wooden hangers

I made these VEGAN APPLE CINNAMON ROLLS a couple of times over the holidays and they are eaten in a flash! Check out the recipe, even if you prefer real milk.

vegan apple cinnamon rolls - sticky buns

Until next time,

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  1. That was a fun post! We renovated our condo last year, same cabinet style, hardware and quartz. We kept our old floors, looks like you did, too!
    But I couldn’t get a big beautiful stove, pantry or a bigger fridge, jealous here. I have hanstone quartz in both Mn. kitchens and Caesar stone quartz here, so far I think the hanstone cleans up better.
    Is the room beyond your kitchen a family room? I don’t remember seeing it before.
    And it is cold here in Miami Beach. I need to buy some of your suggested items.

    1. Hi Gayle! I enjoy these posts that are a bit lighter fare and need to write them more often. That is the family room and we removed the peninsula, soffit and partial wall that separated it from the kitchen. That room is a work in progress now too!

      I’m wearing a sweater today…woo hoo!

  2. I don’t envy you the mess of a renovation Janet, but it will be worth it in the end I’m sure!
    Ginny and Georgia, love this show also All Creatures. Big thumbs up to both of those.

    1. Patience is key with these renovations for sure Annie! The new season of Ginny & Georgia is so intense!

  3. Marguerite Neuhaus says:

    I must have missed the details when you introduced this remodel. Are you changing the floors? I so understand your wanting a pantry. I have a tiny pantry and always feel I have backup foods scattered in multiple places in my cabinets and end up buying something I already have. Its great to have a space to put smaller appliances, vases, and larger kitchen items etc all in one place. I hope all goes smoothly and as quickly as possible for supplies! Can’t wait to see the progress as you share it. Enjoy it all in good health!

    1. I’ll be sharing more once everything is finished Marguerite! We aren’t changing the floors, as tile is the most practical surface here in South Florida and it’s not in our budget at this time. Thanks so much!