Painted Kitchen Cabinets

The paint color is Annie Sloan’s Graphite. As far as I’m concerned it could be puke green and it would be better than what it was. However, I didn’t seem to mind living with the ugliness all those years. Maybe I was blind to it, maybe I had other things to do, maybe I justContinue reading “Painted Kitchen Cabinets”

kitchen cabs going dark

It has begun.  I’ve been talking about painting my kitchen cabinets for years and now it’s finally getting done.   So far 3 out of 20 doors have been painted.  12 drawers will need painting and then the cabinets.  I don’t have a lot of cabinets but what I have is enough to keep me busyContinue reading “kitchen cabs going dark”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 23 “Corrected & Completed”

Years. It’s been years. Many years that I had planned to do something with this eyesore. Back up. It wasn’t always an eyesore, but it became one when I began experimenting and then walked away from the project and never finished. Now you know my secret. Thus the reason for me taking this 31 DaysContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 23 “Corrected & Completed””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 16: “Playing in the Mud”

This post will be short and sweet, unglamorous and boring but I have committed to doing 31 days of before and after.  So before and after you will get. I spent my day, (7 hours!!!) playing in the mud.  Not the mud outside in my flowerbeds, not the mud in my garden.  No I spentContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 16: “Playing in the Mud””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 10 “Cabinet Scape”

A change of seasons, a change of decor. Was… Is… I love this time of year… cooler weather soups hearty breads sweaters jeans snuggling date nights at home in front of a fire… oops! I’m getting ahead of myself! What changes are going on in your home? I’d love to hear about them…please share. inspirationContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 10 “Cabinet Scape””

my new hue obsession

I find myself drifting away from the dark colors I’ve surrounded myself with for many years.  My den is dark red, my kitchen an olive green, my entry, small library and hallway are spiced gold, Riley’s room is dark chocolate. Believe or not these colors all blend and flow.  Crazy I know.  But it’s timeContinue reading “my new hue obsession”

mom’s homemade sweet pickles

My yearly allotment of my mother-in-law’s homemade sweet & spicy pickles has arrived. They have been safely locked away for special occasions.  I only got four quarts, add that to the 1/2 jar already in the fridge,  I might have enough to last me until the next batch. These are a hot commodity in myContinue reading “mom’s homemade sweet pickles”

How the Economy Has Blessed our Family

What else can you do but count your blessings when life seems to be throwing you nothing but lemons.  Thank goodness I love fresh squeezed lemonade! About a year ago it wasn’t strange to see the Albright family at the movies, watching the newest release with arms loaded down with popcorn, cokes and Milk Duds,Continue reading “How the Economy Has Blessed our Family”

Easy Italian Spinach Rollups – Recipe for Haley & You Too!

Hey…I didn’t fall off the edge of the earth just didn’t have much to say! ((stop laughing)) One of my favorite things to do is eat. In order to do that I must cook. Sometimes in the middle of the day, I have much to do and not a lot free time to stop andContinue reading “Easy Italian Spinach Rollups – Recipe for Haley & You Too!”