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Thanks for stopping by! I'm Susan Serra, certified kitchen designer, and my mission is to take kitchen design style, function and analysis to a higher level. Here's why the kitchen has the most honored place in the home - all five senses reside in the kitchen.  Best...Susan  Contact: susan@susanserraassociates.com

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I'm back

The days just go! I'm not quite sure where they go, but I know they pass by so fast. I've been wall-to-wall busy, first and foremost with my clients.

I may have said it before...it's the perfect storm, something I could not have predicted. Projects, highly detailed, large, all needing to be ordered at once, all having come on board at different times, nearly all which should have been finished a long time ago, at different times from one another, except for architectural or construction delays. Or both. I swear, every project gets a life of its own! Will my clients be patient with me as I have been with them? I think they will.

I'm in the middle of all the detail right now. But, here's my philosophy. The day before Thanksgiving, I sometimes don't go food shopping till 3 pm or so (now THAT'S professional procrastination, although procrastination is not the issue), AND, I make everything from scratch, and I'm not kidding. When I come home and start preparing the food, I think, I'm not sure HOW a fabulous dinner will be on the table the next day, sometimes for 20+ people...but I know it will be. And, so, these projects will all turn out as they always do - correct.

In between, our garden of somewhere close to 200 roses is just beginning to bloom with a few blooms here and there. The garden has been a source of real excitement in recent weeks..real anticipation. I planned my kitchen mostly around the garden some years back, adding 20' of windows to have a panoramic view of all that happens beyond the house, which changes by the hour. The view from the kitchen window is always, always, an important consideration in the planning stages.

More stuff soon...green topics, Scandinavian kitchens, new products, and just the random things that come up. Good to be back with you!

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Reader Comments (4)

It's good that you are back, Susan! And you are so right about the importance of a nice view from the kitchen.
As I mentioned before, our kitchen also has lots of windows. Two photos made it into the Dwell blog http://www.dwell.com/daily/kitchenblog/18934644.html?page=2&catID=&bioID=.

May 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

Oh, I'm glad you're back. Would love to see the Scandinavian kitchens.

May 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeannie

Glad you're back and glad your business is poppin!

May 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Yeeeeeesss!! Please show us the latest interior design ideas from Scandinavia!!! I am gut rehabbing a three flat in Chicago and you have been such a profound influence on my thinking about everything! I am happy to curl up at night and scroll through old posts but I can't wait for more. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your delicious blog!

June 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercatherine sullivan

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