So here we are on March 1st, and we’re expecting snow this weekend. I’m just so over winter, it’s not even funny! But that’s how the seasons roll here in the midwest. With a March birthday, I’ve had blizzards and temperatures in the 70’s – you just never know what you’re going to get. I know I’ve been quiet, and I apologize. I have some posts in the works, but I have been absolutely inundated with kitchen cabinet jobs. It’s funny, because things went quiet around the holidays (which is odd for me), but after the first of the year, things went crazy. So, I will have lots to share on that front. In the meantime, let’s get to this week’s Friday 5+1! This post contains some affiliate links.
I just finished The Tattooist of Auschwitz this week, and was so captivated and heartened in reading this story. It is based on a true story, and is a story of courage, love and survival. I know I have shared many books about the holocaust, but I think these stories need to be told and remembered. These tales of survival and courage never cease to amaze me.
We all know that the muffin tops are the best part of the muffin, so why not ditch the rest of it, and just make muffin tops? These muffin top pans will do the trick. And here I’ve been eating my muffin tops all old school, by removing the top of the muffin… Next time, I’m going all for the muffin tops!
Meeting my Cabinet Painting Contest Winners
I met with my cabinet painting contest winners – Kerry and Ben – and I’m so excited to share their makeover! They purchased an older home and are big DIYers, and have been doing a lot of work themselves, so having the cabinets painted is going to be a big help in checking another item off of their to do list. Plus, could they be any cuter?
I knew that Kerry and I were kindred spirits the moment I saw her powder room (that they have given a facelift). Here is a before photo –
And here is the after. See what I mean? So gorgeous, and I love their style.
They have also undertaken wallpaper removal, a staircase makeover, and a deep clean/grout makeover of their floors.
Ben probably deserves a DIY Award for tackling this floor. You would have to look closely to see that there are actual grout lines in there.
But look at it now!
Here is the kitchen now. Their plan is to eventually change out the counters in the kitchen to quartz, like they have in their powder room. And they’re going to change out the hardware to a brushed gold pull, like the faucet in their powder room. So we’re looking to go with a clean white in here to accommodate that vision.
We have great bones to work with here!
Stay tuned to see this project come to life!
Style at Walmart
I was at Walmart recently and couldn’t help but notice some items that looked on-trend, and were also on sale. A favorite combination of mine. Check out this brassy lamp, for … $5!?!?
And a pretty looking marble look tray for $5 too. Walmart is stepping things up a bit. Check out all sorts of marble goodness here. Who knew?
I spotted this Nod Pod weighted sleep mask in a store in California, and it caught my eye because I love my weighted blanket so much. I’m just thinking that weighted pressure would feel so good on your eyes at the end of a long day. I don’t know what it is about these things, but I’m hooked!
My +1 for the week — Where did the HGTV design shows go?
I used to be an avid watcher of HGTV back in the day. Candice Olson’s Divine Design, Decorating Cents, Designer’s Challenge, even Matt and Shari on Room by Room. Does anyone even remember that show? I think HGTV would do well to bring some of this stuff back into their programming, vs. all of the flipper shows that are on nowadays. Maybe it’s just me, but I loved watching Candice go through her design process, along with all of the snags and problems that she encountered along the way. Plus, she was just so relatable and fun, I just liked her. Because most of us aren’t flipping houses. We’re looking for ideas to redo a room, or decorate our homes on a budget. I miss those shows!
Not to mention that I don’t see any gardening shows to speak of on HGTV anymore. It’s House Flip TV now. I want my HGTV!
Have an amazing weekend!