Before and After - The 1927 Cottage We Call Home

linenandlavender at home - pantry door, stone prep sink, image by LeAnn for linenandlavender.net - see all before and after pics in our magazine:  http://glossi.com/linenlavender/28349-linenandlavendernet-volume-no-01-issue-03

A peek into our renovated kitchen.  This is our stone concrete prep sink area with chalkboard and open shelving above. The door with a cast iron door knocker at center opens to our mini walk-in pantry.  

For the full tour including before and after pics
see our latest magazine issue:



In this issue:
Our Renovation Journey
(before and after pics - part 1 - our kitchen)
Our latest song pick and video 
(it makes us smile every time we hear it)
Companion Guide to Inferno
(a free multi-media guide to the novel)
A mini Italian lesson
(Ready to learn the language? Professoressa Alex gets you started)
Quiz  - Are you a sugar addict? 
(Is sugar aging us? - excerpt from the book: Sugar Detox)
The Heart Expansion Experiment
("Try this exercise today...")
Chicken Farfalle
(easy and satisfying, this is our go-to pasta recipe)

Also see our 98 page feature and travel guide:
Sextantio - Le Grotte della Civita - l&l visits this fascinating CAVE HOTEL in the ancient city of Matera, Italy.  
Wedding Destination, History and Historical Sites - Things to Do and See in the Region.


Find the links to this separate travel magazine feature within the pages of our latest magazine issue or click the link below to go there now:

cave hotel in the ancient city of Matera, Italy
a 98 page digital magazine feature and travel guide created by l&l.

Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita - linenandlavender's feature and travel guide, image via Sextantio as seen on linenandlavender.net - Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita - linenandlavender's feature and travel guide, image via Sextantio as seen on linenandlavender.net -   http://glossi.com/linenlavender/25552-ll-travels-sextantio-matera-italy
grotto/cave - hotel room located in the ancient city of Matera, Italy. 


We hope you  e n j o y!


LeAnn 
                      & Alex

                                               







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