Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Who's gonna bring me a chicken dinner?

While I definitely could use a live in chef, this chicken dinner is because I'm a winner!! I won the gorgeous, and inaugural, give away at Honeycomb Creative Co.  If you haven't checked out Courtney's blog, you need to, go now!  Well finish reading this, then go. 

Show the readers what Beth won, Bob.
You're jealous, it's ok, I would be too!  That compote/bowl will be DEEE-VINE in my newly finished open shelves in the kitchen.  Yep, I did it.  If we ever get sunshine again in Central Ohio I will take some pictures and show you! 

When I receive my beautiful gift I will also post pictures.  Until then, read up over at Courtney's!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Where I'd like to be right now.

There are lots of places I'd like to be right now, most of them include a bed and some quiet.  I'm pooped!  I am currently working full time and doing 16 hours a week of internship in the emergency department of our local hospital.  I"m hoping that when I grow up, or in May of 2012, whichever comes first I'll have my MSW.  Graduate school has been hard but so worth it! (At least that's what I am telling myself.)

But right now, I'd like to be here.  In our spare room, curled up in the sun with the puppies and Eric.

Are you where you want to be right now?

Monday, February 7, 2011


No, this post is not going to be about Boston Terrier gas, but let me tell you, it's amazing the stank a 13lb dog can lay down.

This post is to notify you all that I am tootin' my own horn that my silly little kitchen light is front page news over at Funky Junk Interiors.  Can I just say that I was baaa-lowwwwn away when I saw it today. 

This makes me really reconsider my current undertaking of getting my MSW and going into interior design.  Yes, I am just that over inflated that one little mention on an amazing and highly followed blog and I would consider a new and not always lucrative career choice.  Let's not even begin to discuss how I by no means have the talent to do interior design.  Anyways, head over to Funky Junk Interiors and check out the other amazing talent that's being profiled.  (Yeah, I just called myself amazing.)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I'm gonna do it. Sometime. Maybe.

I've lusted over open shelving in kitchens before.  But today I got a step closer.  I finally got around to spending a Kohl's gift card from Christmas and got an amazing deal on these lovely Oneida dishes.
These are the Oneida Souffle dishes.  The deal was great, 40 pcs for $59.99 plus my $25 gift card! Granted, I would have really liked to have found enough white vintage dishes to make a full set, but alas, these will do just fine.  Not to mention I have a set of lovely vintage china that I use for holidays and such, they just aren't white.

Now that I have a full matching set instead of two partial sets. (One with blue sponge painted farm animals on them, yes, you read that right. I really can't believe I told you all that, please, don't shun me for having country decor!) I can now proceed with my open shelving. 

My only hurdle is deciding which cabinets to use as shelving.  Should I do this side, the stove side? Sorry awful picture, but it's dreary here today and the pictures just were not coming out well and this was all I have in my files.  There are two equal sized cabinets on each side of the microwave which speaks loudly to my OCD nature of symmetry. 

The draw back for this side of the kitchen is that those cabinets house food and spices/cooking "stuff."  If I put my dishes over here I will then have to put the cooking stuff on the other side of the kitchen.   I suppose this goes to show how lazy I am, I hate the idea of having to turn around and walk 2 steps to get salt and pepper when I'm cooking.  Not to mention if the dishes are on the stove side the grease factor goes up a zillion percent than if the dishes were on the sink side.
Or should I do it on this side, the sink side?  These cabinets, each side of the window, currently house the dishes and glasses so it "makes sense" on this side.  BUT see that blurry white/green thing on the right? That's another cabinet, it's the "junk food" cabinet and I am not sure if it would look right to have four cabinets sans doors and then one with a door.  Because I will tell you now, there is NO WAY that junk food cabinet will ever, ever, ever be obsolete nor will it ever be purdy enough to not have a door.

So, whatcha' think?  Sink side all four doors or sink side, just the two you can see above?  Or are you a stove side sort of person?