Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Table Setting

I thought this table setting that my sister did for Easter Sunday came out lovely!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

New Design Challenge: Living Room

Here is the Living Room, at the beginning of our project. I painstakingly took down the chair rail myself (thanks to a razor and a butter knife!) and primed the walls. After deciding on the color that I wanted to use (Benjamin Moore Aura: Ylang, Ylang) I needed to come up with a design plan. I have been drooling over this magazine photo at the bottom of the post and I think it is what I am deciding to go for. Let me know your thoughts.

Recipe: Pineapple Stuffing

Pineapple Stuffing:
Perfectly paired with your Easter Ham


1 can (20 oz. crushed pineapple)
1 stick soft butter
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
6 slices of bread, cubed

In a large bowl combine... Mix well and turn into about an 8" casserole (mine is square) Bake at 350* for about one hour or until golden brown and you can see it pulling away from the sides of the pan. You can test with a knife to be sure it is not runny in the middle.
Serve hot or cold. Makes enough to serve about 6 - 8 people

Finished product:

Happy Easter Everyone!

I hope everyone has a happy and fabulous
Easter Sunday!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A few kitchen shots - before and after (thank god!)

One view of the kitchen eating area Kitchen: Before, gotta love those linoleum floors

Kitchen: After

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Marathon Weekend

Literally! We had Allison & Brad, Nick, Alana & Darian come visit this weekend. They arrived at about 11 a.m. on Saturday and were gone by 8 a.m. Sunday. Not even 24 hours! But it was worth it, as we had fun and laughs as we usually do. Here are a few pics from this weekend.

Some Entryway Design Inspirations....

I love the curved huge front door of this home and the dark wood floors.

The double front doors, again with the dark wood; and the huge chandelier makes this front entryway so inviting.

Front Entryway: Before, During and After

Here is the front entry way before,
take note of the hideous wallpaper and 1970's railing.
Thank god the wallpaper is gone and hopefully it won't be too much longer that I will have to live with that iron railing.

Here is the project during construction. The linoleum flooring is ripped up and the wallpaper, or shall I say three layers of wallpaper is gone (Thanks to my mom & one long weekend project)

And finally, the after shot of entering the front doorway. The hardwood floors are a walnut and were purchased through
Avalon Floor and Tile in Philadelphia.

Our New Home - Turnersville, NJ

Well it looks like we are finally starting to get settled in. My Kitchen is completely done, my husband's home theater is almost done, just missing seats. Now we need to start working on our living room and sprucing up the outside. With the weather beginning to get more mild, we can really start getting outside and getting things done.
This picture was taken a few days after we moved in, in August, 2007.