DIY FAUX PANEL DISHWASHER
I decided that a global pandemic was the best time to gut my kitchen and rebuild it myself, from scratch...I've had better ideas...I've also had worse ideas. For the most part, I'm really happy with how it's turning out.
The plan was a kitchen "refresh" as opposed to a full remodel. So the cabinets, counters, backsplash and decor was getting redone, but I was keeping the appliances. Which means the dishwasher that came with the house, that ugly but unfortunately it still works dishwasher had to stay.
So what's a gal to do with an ugly dishwasher in the middle of new cabinets...paint it of course! I decided to try to make it look like a built in "panel" dishwasher. It turned out it was super easy, inexpensive, and did the trick (until we can replace it)! So if you want to cover up an older dishwasher, this could be the solution for you. Here's how I did it...
It's that time of summer where I've had a lot of potato salad. I'm not complaining mind you, because I love it. However, my waist line may not. I was looking for a potato salad alternative that would still hit those classic flavors, just not be as heavy.
As usual, Ina Garten had the solution, Creamy Cucumber Salad! The cucumbers are great right now at my local markets, and if you've grown your own chances are you may have an abundance of them ready to eat. So grab 4 (or 5) and make this easy summer salad.
AUGUST WORD OF THE MONTH
Each month I come up with a "word of the month" to sort of guide me but also reflect on where I am personally, professionally, and here in this little creative space. I've been bad at sharing these lately, but my goal for August in this space is more consistency, nope that's not the word ;).
I usually come to my "word" by taking a few quiet moments, clearing my mind and waiting to see what swirls to the front. It's so crazy because immediately I will have 3 or 4 words circling around and I'll think, Yes! That's it! However I wait just a little bit longer and all the words start to fade until one becomes really clear to me and I just know. Sometimes I'm not really sure what it means in that moment but it always seems to end up making sense.