Thursday, February 18, 2016

Getting A-head(board)

Projects!!!
That's what we did a lot of this winter...
how about you?

We wanted to show off one of our favorite projects...
Karrie's Headboard!


How many of you have headboards?  
That is one of the last things both Karrie and I did before finishing our rooms...
searching for the right headboard...not coming up with anything...
and then it hits us...

"let's just make our own!"
after all...many of the headboards Karrie was looking at 
looked kinda like a
  five-paneled door....
and it just so happened that we had
 an extra one lying around at the family farm!!!


So off we went to pick out some
  trim and molding


    Drug the Dad and Hubby 
into the project... 
and their tools;)


We had in our head pretty much how we wanted to do it, 
but we also did some research on Pinterest 
and we discovered lots of other people had the same idea...Duh!

We did discover from that, though,
what we did and did not want.  
We knew that we wanted those panels centered,
so we trimmed the bottom off of the door....


We also wanted posts on either side... 
we didn't want the "floating headboard" look


We sanded it down, 
primed it and painted it black...



Then sanded some more to distress it a bit.


We love how it turned out
and just how perfect it is for this room!


Stop in and join us for DIY by Design 
for some awesome inspiration today!

Enjoy your week!!

Karla & Karrie
The Summer Kitchen Girls

Monday, February 08, 2016

Vintage Clay

One of the first places we head to at an Estate Sale
is the GARAGE...


We are always looking for some great vintage 
Clay Pots


We LOVE the look of these pots...
and can't get enough!


You can't find patina like this 
on new pots....


Nothing beats the great distressing 
of Vintage Terra Cotta pots...

but we have seen where you can take new pots 
and "age" them to look like older pots here.  
These new  distressed pots look a little better...
but can never compare 
to the weathered years on these beauties!


Love the "W" on this one...
Wonder what it was for?


Not only do we love collecting them and appreciating their
vintag-y goodness, Karrie uses them to hold 
beautiful flower arrangements in....


And...Spring is coming...so that means
that this week Pots are being prepped 
with some lovely moss....


and will be waiting for some 
 pretty flowers to brighten your day!


"It is always exciting to open the door 
and go out into the garden for the first 
time on any day."
~Marion Cran


Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Culinary Trip Down Memory Lane

Happy 2016 Everyone!!
What a wonderful year 2015 was...
we are looking forward to spending some time with you all this year!

While out and about last year we found this
adorable recipe box
(we LOVE old recipe boxes...don't you?)


So we thought that we'd share some of the contents with you...
because it really is fun(ny) and interesting


First there were lots of 
menu ideas 
for the week...


What do you think?


It doesn't sound too bad....


UNTIL you get to Friday's lunch of
Individual Spinach Rings!!


There were several hand written recipes
like this Quick Nut Bread


Stuck in the recipe box were some 
Games for Adults and older Children!  

This Impromptu Scavenger Hunt might be fun
at your next get-together!

(our favorite part is where it says "make necessary rules against tearing pictures 
off the walls and about returning things afterward to their proper homes
 and respective corners" ~ LOL!!!!)


And then...there were the 
PRIZE RECIPES
cut out from the paper....


They MUST be delicious...
these ladies both won a dollar for submitting the winning recipe...

We just might have to try one for fun...what do you think??


Thanks for coming down a Culinary Memory Lane with us today!

Join us for What's it Wednesday
with Patti & Paula from Ivy & Elephants
for some great inspirations!!

Have a great week!

Karla & Karrie
The Summer Kitchen Girls

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hosting the Perfect Hitchcock Night.....


Last week we had a special evening with our friends over at 

Beeker's General Store in Pemberville!


Our guests stopped at Beeker's first for some delicious Pumpkin Soup
 and hors d'oeuvres and they got to make a sweet paper pumpkin...
and then they traveled to our store where we had a surprise waiting for them!


All summer we've seen the 
Outdoor Movie Theaters 
on Pinterest...
so we decided to try it ~ and it was

SO
MUCH
FUN!

We sat up chairs with a blanket for everyone...
and stapled a twin sheet to the trees for our screen.  
We then sat the projector up and waited patiently for our guests to come!



{such goofy sisters!}

We served their meal on foil cake pans 
with our fun Halloween napkins covering the bottom!


Wrapped the silverware up....


and then we decided to add a 
beaded spider to the silverware


Everyone got a Hot Foil Pocket 
with a Ham & Cheese Croissant enclosed
with some Pear & Cranberry Coleslaw



We didn't get a picture of dessert...
but you can get that recipe here:


Go ahead...check it out...in less than 30 seconds  
you'll know how to make the easiest dessert EVER!!



Then everyone went out to sit by the bonfire 
until the movie was ready to start



 Shhhhh!!!
The movie is starting! 


And of course...after everyone finished their meal
we handed out bags of popcorn...



 The weather was perfect...
We couldn't have asked for a better night!!
We watched two short Hitchcock films:
The Cheney Vase and The Sorcerer's Apprentice


Everyone raved about how much fun this was...
We hope that we've inspired you to have your own
Outdoor Movie Theater in the future!

Have a wonderful week everyone!
Karla & Karrie
The Summer Kitchen Girls



Join us for What's it Wednesday with
Ivy & Elephants
for some wonderful Fall Eye Candy!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Transfer...to where?

It's no secret...
we LOVE transferware...

why is it called
TRANSFERWARE?


Well, because of the transferring of the design onto the plate of course...
however...
We think it's because those plates and platters can
TRANSFER
from one room to another!!


This past weekend we were doing a little
TRANSFER
of transferware for mom...

changing things up in her living room...
and bringing in a fresh look!

and THAT
is why Transferware is really called transferware 
it TRAVELS well dahhlings ;)



Hope you all have a fantastic week...
We'd love to know what are you "transferring" from one room to another!

~Karla & Karrie
The Summer Kitchen Girls


Join us for "What's it Wednesday"
with Ivy & Elephants
('cause you've got to get out and play sometimes!!)


Friday, August 07, 2015

Let Your Lighthouse Shine!

Did you know that today is

ya....we didn't either!


Well, we are pretty lucky because we have a lighthouse near us...
and it just so happens that Karrie & her hubby
just visited the Marblehead Lighthouse recently!

 (we couldn't have planned THAT better lol!!)


"The Marblehead Lighthouse was built in 1821 
and is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse 
on the Great Lakes."
~Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society


Wishing you all a great day ~ if you have a lighthouse near...maybe go for a visit!

Karla & Karrie
The Summer Kitchen Girls


“Man must behave like a lighthouse; 
he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman....... 
A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light!
 It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!” 
~Mehmet Murat ildan

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

After the Rain


After the big storm Sunday night,
 we were left with quite a few puddles...

but some of them appeared above ground!


Look! The bird has its own birdbath! 

Karrie's back porch has the sweetest little tablescape
sitting on the glass coffee table.
It consists of an ironstone platter...teapot, plates, iron bird..


AND there's the most beautiful succulent on it this year...
Don't you just love the ripples on this one?

We're off to brew a pot of tea to enjoy before heading to work!

Thanks so much for stopping by this morning...
Wishing you the happiest of Tuesdays!!

Karla & Karrie
The Summer Kitchen Girls

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