Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning!
I am up on the SRM Blog today with a summertime card.
This stamp is by Great Impressions.  It was from I just completely dated myself and proved that I can't throw anything away! ;).  I stamped it with black Memento ink, then used used my Polychromo pencils to color it.  I applied glossy accents and real sand to the sandy part.  I cut it out using a square die but cut the bottom portion by hand.  
Created by Michele Kovack
I sponged the edges in blue and a bit of yellow for some sunshine.  I used SRM's Sentiment Summer sticker and a few sequins to finish off the card.
Created by Michele Kovack
Our town does a big Fourth of July parade Friday, complete with fireworks.  I love this night because even though we live in Chicago, our town feels a bit like Mayberry.  Everyone will have company, swim in their pools, and in a way, celebrate together.  I am having company as well and have been getting my house ready.  It feels good to have the house finally finished so I can enjoy the rest of the summer work free! 
Thank you for stopping by today!
It gets a bit lonely here, so I appreciate your comments very much! :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kitchen Remodel, Before and After!

Good morning!
The past few months my husband and I have been busy updating the kitchen and a few other parts to the house.  (I'll share those another day).  Our kitchen was remodeled 21 years ago, and unfortunately was getting worn and dated. 
#Kitchen #coffee bar #remodel
So what did we do exactly?  First, we painted all of the cabinets white and put handles on.
All of our floors were done in the house as well.  (Although you can't really see that in the picture.) We took the old pink, yes pink, Formica counter and back splash out and replaced it with a pretty gray quartz counter. All of the red under the counter was covered up with pretty, clean white subway tile.  (Maybe I watch a bit too much Fixer Upper and I need some ship lap somewhere too?) 
My husband thinks it's too white, but all I see is a clean, bright sunny kitchen. 
#kitchen #remodel #coffee bar
I wanted a coffee bar and decided this was the perfect corner for it.  I found this light up coffee sign from Target.  Leave it to Target to have something so darn cute! 
#kitchen #coffee bar #remodel
I think the light up cabinet with the yellow panels is going to be changed.  I think I am going to look for red fabric to put in the glass cabinets.  The rest of the kitchen is still painted a deep cranberry red.  (You can see a sliver of it in the lower left corner of the picture.....along with my dog, Myla! ;) 
What do you think? 
Too white?
#kitchen #remodel #coffee bar
Have you done any remodeling lately?  I love seeing before and after pics! Leave a comment below so I can check out your latest remodeling!