Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Fun


So as Halloween which has been my favorite I love the dressing up and carving pumpkins.  The appeal decorations appeal to my dark side.  Although I have to say that I dress up less and decorate inside less but I have been finding lots of inspiration to dress up recently.  Pinterest has become my new favorite computer activity lately when I have the free time.  Here is some Halloween inspiration from my Pinterest board.

I think i might do some zombie nails this week.

My husband and I are talking of doing a day of the dead bride and groom costume together.

How fabulous is this make up!!!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Our House is a Rambler built in 1959.  The person that we bought our house from unfortunately was a house flipper.  He did some things in our house that we would not have sanctioned and wish he hadn't done but it was a very tough housing market and well we generally like the house.  The flipper did modernize our kitchen.  He ripped out the original cabinets and put in new cheap more "modern" cabinets.  He also put in all new stainless appliances, none of which have worked well. The ice maker on the refrigerator leaked into my sewing area in basement and I had to toss a box of notions.  The built in microwave door is starting to losen up and it is making strange noises and well the stove is a flat top glass and well it takes me an hour and half to boil water to can.  I know most people would love to move in to a house and have brand new appliances but I would rather have a kitchen that had never been changed in 50 years.  So I have been looking at vintage ovens on craiglist at first my husband wanted electric and they are very difficult to find as most people bought gas in the 1950s.  My husband finally agreed (after he started home brewing) that the electric stoves are much harder to control the temp and perhaps we should find a gas stove.

Besides appliances the other thing I don't like about our kitchen is that it is dark and even though it is on the South East corner of the house which should be nice and sunny it is very dark.  I don't think this is helped out at all by the dark brown counters the flipper put in with a black sink.  So I have been looking at some 50s adds for kitchens looking for ideas for mine.

Ok the one above is by far my favorite.  So much so I am considering painting my cabinets the same color as the walls.  

Love the matching colored appliances!!  
OK, I gotta say yellow kitchens are not my thing (not that I haven't seen a few that haven't made me rethink my position on this.  But I love about this one is the floor tile and how it leads you around the counters.

My Pinterest Kitchen Page