Saturday, June 26, 2010

Two Reveals

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Big doings at our place this week.  First, a little bartering and DIY with a contractor friend brought us this fantastic tiled backsplash!  I'm thrilled with it.  I've waited so long.  Following the plan for my INSPIRATION KITCHEN, the cabinets will go cottage-white next.  When that will happen, I'm not sure, but I'm forging ahead the best I can. 
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Maybe a new router for the workshop along with a swank pink toolbelt, and I'll be cutting out new cabinet doors!  We'll see.  I'm loving the dark gray tiled floor in the inspiration kitchen link above. 

My recipe in M.E. book

Mary Engelbreit's Fan Fare Cookbook arrived with my recipe inside (page 144)!  The publisher sent two signed copies, and I immediately sent one to my friend, Lynda, who originally shared the recipe with me.  At the top of the post is a closeup of the mosaic backsplash and a view of the cherry cheese danishes I made from a recipe in the book. Very yummy! 
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Also, they chose to include my little story and description of the recipe, so "my words" are out there in the world.  We also have M.E.'s artwork included on "our" pages.  It's so sweet that the drawing is of a dark-haired girl, as Lynda's oldest two kids were adopted from Korea.  When Lily was little, I used to send Lynda the paper dolls M.E. put in the back of her magazines, one of which was an Asian girl. So, this is quite the special surprise! 

7 comments:

Finding Pam said...

I love your tile. I look forward to the continued project especially now that I have seen your dream kitchen.

Congratulations on your recipes induction to the cook book. That was a very sweet story you told about your friend and her daughters.

I wish I had a pink tool belt!

Michele said...

Your inspiration kitchen looks similar to mine. But I have brick floors instead of slate.

I have a feeling that you'll love those white subway tiles more with each year...such a clean classic look.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Love the back splash! Congrats on the Recipe Book :)

angela said...

I have dark wood cabinets that I want to paint white. Are you going to paint yours yourself? Every time I think of it, I look at ALL the door and drawers and think - this will take a million years. But I really want it done :)

~Michelle~ said...

ooh, love the new tile - I'm sure it's already brightening up the kitchen. And white cabinets will be perfect when that happens...I want white cabinets in my kitchen too! Someday *sigh*

Chris Worthy said...

That's wonderful (the tile and the book)!!

A.J. Randall said...

Nice back splash. I think the white will look well for the cabinets.

Congrats on your recipe getting published.