Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kitchen Happiness

Life is just too short not to have a happy HAPPY kitchen.  I had originally wanted the color of the sky on the kitchen walls, but I decided on yellow!  I am happy I did.   It is a small kitchen with black appliances and dirt colored floors so I wanted it to look bigger and of course, why not really happy while I was at it.  It might make my cooking experiences more fun.  :)
Does anyone out there have a yellow kitchen?

It went on a little brighter than the paint sample showed but I still LOVE it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Inch Worm

A better picture of the Inch Worm color on the wall.

We have been busy of late painting some rooms in the house.  Margaret picks out the colors.
I can't get the color of the living room to show up on the camera as even close to the color it is.  :(  But here goes.

 It's called Inch Worm by Valspar.  Much prettier in person.

The music room is probably my favorite room.
The bookshelves are Phoenix at Noon/Valspar and the wall is Valspar Lamplight.

Married ten years.

This is how we appeared before driving down to Indy to eat at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse to celebrate our anniversary.

10th Anniversary

Chris and I have been married 10 years on the 20th of June.  We thought we would do something we had not done before and will probably never do at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.  We did just that on the 24th.  Indiana has two of these restaurants...both in Indianapolis.  We chose the one on Indy's Northside.  Here it is.
It had valet parking, we were able to park our own vehicle.  I mean, look how close to the door our parking spot was.
This Caesar salad was good.
I think the steak Chris ordered was a bone-in Cowboy Steak.  They served the sides "family style".  Asparagus and au gratin potatoes.  The little piece of meat nearest the camera was called a Petite Filet.  I figured it meant 'little piece of meat'.  Chris said it was filet mignon.   Well, it was little, but still too much to eat in one sitting.  It was probably the tastiest piece of meat I have ever eaten.
We shared this fancy little cheesecake.  The graham cracker crust was the best part.

The ladies restroom. 
The colors were pretty.
Ceramic tile top to bottom.

Monday, June 18, 2012


I have been practicing making cables.  Not a strong point with me, but that is why I am practicing.  :)  I did three swatches so far of different wools to get a feel for it and to see which fiber I liked with the cables.  The grey is the Wool-Ease blend with the Triple-Braided Diamonds, the white is Knit Picks Wool Swish with the Double Cable or Horseshoe Cable and the brown is the Lion's Brand Fisherman wool with a  Staghorn Cable.  All of these cable patterns came from Barbara G. Walker's A Treasury of Kniiting Patterns.  I want desperately to make an Aran sweater.   I am currently looking at Janet Szabo's book Aran Sweater Design.    I don't want to design my own because that would just take too much thinking power for me, but I may knit one from a pattern.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Knobs and Shoes

The bathroom now latches and locks.  I love the knob and the little key.

If the shoe fits.   It DID and it DOES.  :)  My husband is Brilliant. He had this old shoe out in the garage.  

The pantility locks and latches as well.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Side Porch

Trying to spruce up the side porch a bit.  The two green pots are tomatoes, red pot is basil and the yellow is lavender.  How to use the bare dirt around the porches has yet to be determined.

The neighbor across the way has a macaw that he brings out on the porch once in a while. There it is on top of the cage.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Margaret with her fish.

 We took an afternoon and went fishin' and to let Molly run about.
We all caught several bass and a few bluegill.  We saved these two, that I caught, for the freezer, but Chris decided to put them back in the lake to catch when they get bigger.

On the other side of the lake with Chris, Molly decided to just swim across to us girls.  (my sister, Margaret and me)

Being a little 'portly' we all wondered if she would make it o.k.

She did fine.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Foyer

It really did look this pinkish...but it is Oakley Upholstery Red-Valspar Paint-Satin.

Pantility Almost Complete

I say almost complete because it seems some projects never end.  :)  I plan on putting curtains in front of the shelves between the floor cabinets.   It looks kind of cute as is, but it is a high traffic area...leading to the garage.....and I think it will help keep them less dusty.  I am hoping that the city water will be better for my iron and not cause the 'dirty' stains on the ironing board cover.  :)