What WHAAT!? The cabinets are getting all prettified! That is Talitha-speak for we installed the hardware on the kitchen cabinets! Woo! Wait… is it weird that I’m so excited for this? I liken cabinet hardware to wearing earrings. It takes me forever to pick them out, but once I do, wow! What a difference! Today we are just going to take on hardware part 1: how-to install cabinet door knobs.
Guys! I had no clue you could make good Chinese food at home. Forget good. I didn’t even know you could make half-way decent Chinese food at home. I tried once. Yeah. Once. That should tell you how it went. Suffice it to say that we made a fast food run that night. I haven’t even attempted since. That was more than 2 years ago.
The other day I plucked up the courage to try again, pulled on my big girl panties, and gave it another go. And guess what, a HUGE raging success!! I can’t even get over how amazingly delicious this baked sweet & sour chicken is! I haven’t been able to have the sweet and sour chicken at my favorite Chinese place ever since I went gluten-free (more on that another time) so the fact that this stuff uses cornstarch and is 100% gluten-free made my day!
This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts. All opinions are mine.
I would never call myself artsy. Creative? Sure. Artsy? No way. If you give me a brush and tell me to paint something, you would get something that looks like a 2 year old made it. Wait, that isn’t kind to all the 2-year olds. When I’m looking to create something a little more detail-oriented (i.e. anything but a blob), I turn to stencils. Stencils are my BFF. So when Plaid contacted me asking if I wanted to try out Ed Roth’s Stencil1 stencils, I was totally game. AND, better yet, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them… create DIY stenciled tea towels!
Hi. My name is Talitha. And I’m a Ranch-aholic. “Hi Talitha.”
My history with all things ranch probably started when I was 7 years old. We were visiting family in Missouri and ordered some pizza. My cousin told me of the amazingness that is Hidden Valley Ranch + pizza. I’ve been a giant fan ever since… as evidence here and here. So when Hidden Valley asked me to recreate an old family favorite with a special ranch-y twist, I was totally game. Now we have a new favorite: Spicy Ranch Potato Wedges!
Kitchen Reno part 2! Woo! I love making progress on our kitchen! We left off last time with the kitchen cabinets raised and painted. That was a long but fairly easy part of the project. Now we get to move on to the more fun and pretty part… shelfing it up.
Let me start by saying that tons of people doubted my vision for this part of the reno. My hubby, my mom, my sister, those guys at Home Depot. They all doubted that an open shelf below raised cabinets would look good. The only way I was able to get the hubs onboard with my idea was by showing him my inspiration (here and here). I am happy to say, this post will prove those people wrong! Continue reading