Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kitchen is done!

This is my last "before" picture of the kitchen. It is showing you my old fridge. It's not just that it's ugly, it was also on it's last leg. So here is my kitchen with the curtains and a new door for the pantry.
And here is the new fridge!
With that the kitchen is pretty much done. I might do something decorative, but I don't see what. Maybe replace the rug? I still want to rip out the protective calk around the sink and replace it. Just a maintenance thing there. I am just overjoyed about the kitchen redo.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Still working on the super kitchen redo. Oh I figured out I have spent a grand total of $336.09 on the kitchen so far. That doesn't count anything I already had or my countless hours of labor. :) CHEAP!

So I wanted to do a curtain for over the window. Break up all the white up there. My mom convinced me that a red stripe would be fun. I'm not sure I'm in love with this, but it is definitely ok and I will likely leave it for a while.

Oh and I'm gonna leave that caulk sitting out in plain sight until I get around to ripping up the old and redoing it.
In other news I've been doing my hair a fun new way. I do no heat curls by twisting it around a stretchy headband and leaving it overnight. They last about two days. It is exciting because I have never gotten curls to stay in my hair. I used this tutorial to figure out how to do it: No Heat Curls. Each time I have done it I've gotten different looking curls, but that's fun too.
Oh and if you were interested, yup, that's me without a bit of makeup on. And yes, you can still see the pink stripes I put in. I like them though.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Angry Birds!

Stephen is having an Angry Birds themed birthday party in a few weeks. I saw this website and loved a bunch of her ideas. I especially loved her favor bags. I don't have a color printer so I had to hand draw templates for the pieces and trace them on colored cardstock, cut them out and glue them. Actually I made Stephen do most of the work, his party and all...

So here is a sampling of our bags! It is cool in this pic how it looks like Red Bird is peeking into the pig bag. He's all, "Are my eggs in there?"

And a closeup!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chemistry and Kitchen Progress

I will be glad when my kitchen is done. I have saved a TON doing the work but I'd like to get back to crafting!
I did have this to share with you. I have not shared it yet right? Maybe I have... ugh! Anyhow:
LOVE the chemistry set by There She Goes. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. My son loves science stuff so I like to make him stuff with it. This time I made a love card. I used crystal lacquer on the vials. Fun!

And here is about where my kitchen progress is at. I have actually grouted all this tile and installed undercabinet lighting in the area where I do my food prep. You cannot see the lighting and the grout is white so it looks pretty much the same.

Don't you love how my orchid bloomed to celebrate the occasion? So thoughtful.

Thursday, March 08, 2012


I'm happy to report that painting my cabinets white is complete. Painting cabinets is a MUCH harder job than I thought. I cannot say I regret it, I love the finished job, but oh man it took a while.

Now I have tile to do on the backsplash. I am looking forward to that going in because I think it will make such an impact.

At this moment everyone is in reasonable health. Brian and I are still tired from being sick. But guess what? I woke up with a sore throat! I feel fine, just a sore throat. UGH.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Happy Anniversary.

Quick card today. I embossed the gray with my woodgrain embossing plate. Made the flower with a scallop circle punch. Edged the flower with silver ink. Embossed the phrase with embossing powder.

I had a submission in mind for it, but it didn't quite meet the criteria when I ended up with the final card. So I guess I'll wait for someone's anniversary and then have a card already. :)

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Blast from the past, when I remember to Sunday

I have a quick blast from the past card. This isn't all that old but it sure is fun. :) I think this chipboard sticker thingie was Cosmo Cricket. The stamp is Papertrey.

In other news: Folks here are still sick! Not me now though. Work on the kitchen continues. Also I had the most stressful past 24 hours EVER. I mean not EVER but in a long time. I'm very tired.