Saturday, March 14, 2015

Over the Hill Cake Project

This past week's project was an over the hill cake for a friend ...

French vanilla and German chocolate cakes, chocolate ganache and Bavarian cream as well as Swiss buttercream icing -- does that make it a melting pot cake?   Maybe.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kitchen Remodel

The past couple of weekends have been busy with remodeling projects.  Nancy aka Artsy Chick helped with some inspiration for a tile back splash I have been wanting for years now.  Thank you, Nancy!!

I thought I would share a few before and after photos here to preserve the memories and date of our hard work.  :)  This first one was the big hole beside my vent from the range hood fan.  Gee, I wonder why I always felt cold air over the stove.  Sigh,  and we thought new construction was the way to go nearly 14 years ago.

My patch and then plastic to keep the cold out until the replacement microwave came , as the first one was dropped by UPS somewhere on its journey.

Whirlpool over-the-range microwave to match our new stove and refrigerator 

 Old, ugly dark green countertops and plain country white walls (before)

New countertops from Lowes (Antique Mascarello)

Natural stone border with bronze medallions and Italian beige tile and matching stone trim.  Now the stone had to be sealed so the sandstone colored grout didn't stain it.

We also used an adhesive product like Nancy did for the back instead of mortar.  Bondera is no longer carried by Lowes, so they suggested Musselbond.  Worked great, and believe me, it is strong!!

After photos ...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspired someone else to give it a try.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

MFT - Valentine's Day and my Hubby

Some of my favorite things are definitely crafting, Valentine's Day and my hubby! :)

This pretty kite die cut from MFT Stamps was shared with me by a dear friend, Carolyn Bounds, and I am soooooo ready for Spring that I just had to share it with my hubby too for Valentine's Day.  I created a quick card with the die cuts, clouds and some binder twine.  The inside has a matching piece of patterned paper and a sentiment that reads ... "You have me on Cloud 9 ... be my Valentine!"  I know a little sappy, but hey, it's Valentine's Day, right?!

Hope you had a fabulous day with someone you hold dear! {{Hugs}}