It’s not secret that I’m insanely attracted to anything sporting a rainbow spectrum of colors. Would I use this gorgeous Spin Wheel Tea Towel to wipe my hands? Maybe. But I think I might also frame this puppy and gaze upon it’s loveliness.
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When we redo our kitchen, it will most likely be black, white and wood. I simply must, MUST have this splendiferous poster somewhere on my walls!
It is a thorough mapping of over 100 tools used in the preparation of delicious food. Printed with real copper ink, the same substance you might find in a fine piece of cookware. Um, awesome. [via design*sponge]
I’ve been lusting over this nifty kitchen do-it-all for quite sometime, until it dawned on me just to ask for it for Christmas. Well it was worth the wait, but it’s too bad I waited…oh the sandwiches, burgers, pancakes and meats I could have grilled with the Cuisinart Griddler Grill!!!
This puppy is like the George Foreman Grill on crack. It is AWESOME and I can’t believe how affordable it is, for what it does. The heat is even, the functions many. And the best part? Unlike the Foreman, the plates pop right off and can go straight into the dishwasher. While I try to figure out cooking with a newborn, this has been a god-send. We can have hot meals that are simple to prepare and easy to clean up. LOVE IT.
Here is our fair house, a modest 1963 Ranch in Denver. We closed on Valentine’s Day in 2007. The Hus was horribly sick with the flu and we couldn’t even enjoy our bottle of champagne. Nor could we enjoy the insane two months of preliminary renovations waiting for us, which has to be finished before we could move in. The flu of course passed on to me. Ever ripped up tack strip with a fever? It’s super fun!
After nearly 6 months of looking for homes at entry level Denver prices, this was of course the very last house we looked at. The minute we walked in, our Realtor exclaimed “It’s got good bones!” She was right. It’s got GREAT bones. The bones were sadly covered in every shade and form of pink you can imagine: pink carpet throughout (but gorgeous hardwood under there!!), pink wallpaper in stripes, flowers and metallics, pink toilets, pink sinks, pink laminate counter tops in the kitchen, PINK GROUT in the tile people! Here’s a looksee:
Now on to what I think was my favorite little nugget of decorating in this house: the downstairs bathroom. In a total departure from pink the previous owners decided to embrace the seizure-inducing color combo of yellow and blue! They loved it so much they wallpapered the ENTIRE bathroom in it. What do I mean by entire? I mean EHN-TY-ER. Like the cabinets, and of course, why not keep going across the back of the bathroom door?
So there’s the nuts and bolts of the good bones of the house. This was four years ago and we’re still working on the space, de-pinking it room and bringing out her hidden beauty. Over the last four years The Pink Ranch has very much become our home, and even with all her bizarre quirks and unanswered questions we love this place very much. At first it was just me and The Hus, and now the home is filled with two gorgeous dogs and a beautiful baby girl. We are blessed. And, we are tired.