I had the pleasure of joining the Kitchen and Bath Tribe Chat hosted by Marble Institute the other day. The topic; Designing with Natural Materials. These chats are fun, but also very educational and informative for remodeling and home design. For example a maintenance tip when using natural stone; avoid the 3 As – acid, ammonia and alcohol. I would have never known these three are not good for natural stone.
Another tip is what’s trending! A popular choice these days is a full slab of natural stone for a backsplash instead of tile. Gorgeous and smart, because a solid piece for a backsplash is a lot easier to clean than tile. Am I right or am I right?! Look at this seamless look from Discover Marble – I am in love.
More ideas include American Stonecraft transforming reclaimed fieldstone into a line of slabs for serving, cooking and tabletop accessories. Brilliant and functional!
Then there was this by Brasigran. It’s called Blue Agata – mesmerizing and I would sleep in this kitchen. Seriously, come on… Why must you torture me like this?
There is so much more to see and learn in these chats. Scrolling through the hashtag #KBTribeChat is like looking through a catalog, but with tips and tricks of the best and what’s best for you. Go on – See for yourself!
Looking around my little blog and it appears I took the summer off!
Thankfully, there is no boss I should report to here on my tiny blog. In addition, I often wonder who would even want to read my silly little blog. Although, sometimes when I come back here to visit it seems a little lonely and neglected. Also, I have found sometimes writing here is like keeping a journal and it gives a nice account of what was going on in my life at a specific place in time. I like that.
I do have something to share – Recently, at a summer birthday party I had a sangria that was to die for! If you like watermelon, strawberries, a cold rose and vodka – I promise you will love this sangria! What I loved about this recipe was I only used the above ingredients rather than the whole recipe. It will definitely be something I make and enjoy again!
I love the holidays. The happiness. The cheer. The weather.
I have myself wrapped up in a bunch of projects and I’m having a blast! Hoping I can write a blog showing all my completed projects. Here’s what I’ve been getting myself into…
I found all this ideas on Pinterest – hence the name Happy Holidays Pinspiration! Each image above clicks directly to the site from where I’m drawing my directions, just in case you are interested in any of these projects too! For more ideas I have my eye on for the holidays you can check out the most recent pins on my Pinterest Page!
The ribbon on my tree is done, I’m waiting for the glue on my branches to dry and I’m off to start the dough for the challah bread!