|Sitting area in my kitchen|
...except for the kitchen.
The kitchen was a nightmare! Truly, it was a dark and unpleasant hovel of a room....the brown cypress wood cabinets and cypress wood walls made me claustrophobic. The white tile counter tops and white tile floor were stark and lacking in character. Living with the kitchen "as is" was difficult for Color Lovin' me, and plans were eventually made for an Elaborate Remodel.
....and then the Tech Industry collapsed and our finances followed suit.
Plans for the Elaborate Remodel were immediately scuttled. I painted the walls yellow and life went on. Yellow became Green and the contrast with the white tile actually worked. In fact, when finances improved and there was again talk of a remodel, I realized that I didn't want another kitchen... My kitchen was just dandy, thank you very much!
|Beamer and Hubby|
Dumb name, long story, but a heck of a great dog. Beamer likes to swim. We have a lake in our back yard so there is ample opportunity to swim. Beamer has taught my other three dogs to appreciate the benefits of a daily recreational swim. Yes, indeed, they swim all of the time...at least when they are not digging holes or eating furniture. I have white tile in the kitchen, in the laundry room and on my back porch. A sea of white tile and four muddy dogs. Need I say more?
My hobby for the last year and a half has been mopping my white tile floor. I do it at least once a day, usually twice. Keeping the dogs out of the lake is an exercise in futility, so I mop...again...and again...and again! Most of the time I do it with a smile because I really like my little kitchen now. My dark cypress cabinets are wonderful against the green walls and bright white counter tops. It is warm, colorful, and cozy.
|Broken tile is an EYESORE!|
I can deal with relentless mopping, but I CANNOT deal with gaping holes and exposed plywood. What to do? What to do?
|Game Room Floor|
Although I am excited to get started, I do have some trepidation. I tiled the game room floor twelve years ago. My back and hands hurt at 38...I can only imagine how it will feel at 50! I figure that I will be popping Tylenol and working fewer hours each day. The project may drag on for the entire month of April, but I am only going to do what I can reasonably do.
|This will be the color of my cabinets|
|Too Much Color?|
What the hell..I am gonna JUMP! Wish me luck....
IN THE STUDIO
|Kinda sad, but functional|
In the Kitchen:
My kids will be coming home soon and in my house, that means PEANUT BUTTER SNICKERS COOKIES! This no flour recipe is always a hit:
Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies
- 2 cups peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Bite Sized Snickers candy
- Small bowl of white sugar.
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together peanut butter and sugar until combined well. In a small bowl lightly beat egg and beat into peanut butter mixture with baking soda until combined well.
Wrap dough totally around a bite sized Snickers bar and then roll the ball in sugar. M’mmm M’mmm….it’s gonna be good!
Place the little balls of goodness 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Bake in middle of oven until puffed and pale golden, about 10 minutes.
WARNING: These cookies are totally addictive. Your friends and family will think you are amazing but your jeans might get a little tight. Not that I know anything about that sort of thing.....