Monday 5+1 (5 Things I Love + 1 Thing I Don’t) 4.18.16


I wrapped up a second kitchen last week, so I will be sharing some kitchen makeovers very soon.  On that note, I’m going to jump right in to this week’s Friday 5+1 – now a Monday 5+1 since I’ve been having issues uploading images in WordPress – my apologies – quite frustrating on this end, trust me!  This post contains some affiliate links.

I’m quite excited about the kitchens I’m finishing – including this pretty white kitchen with chrome pulls from D. Lawless Hardware.  Love me some chrome, and I want these in my house!  And yes, these chrome pulls serve as a mirror – so you can see me in my normal state – baseball hat and workout wear.



Beautiful Built-Ins

I’m working on some gorgeous built-ins for a remodel, and while this is something different than what I normally do which gives me anxiety, I can’t wait to see them when I finish.  One set is going to be done in Sherwin Williams’ Extra White, and the other is going to be done in one of my favorite colors – Urbane Bronze.

These will be done in Extra White:



These will be done in Urbane Bronze:


A Flexible Whip Hose

I just purchased this flexible whip hose that goes with my HVLP sprayer.  I know it sounds like nothing major, but makes working with my gun a lot easier.  I love my sprayer, but the hose can get unwieldy at times (especially when you’re spraying a lot), and the flex hose just makes the gun lighter and easier to maneuver around with, which is huge.  It’s a short hose (5-6 feet) and attaches to my longer hose that came with the sprayer.  It’s the little things, you know?

Keen Flip Flops

I am on my third pair of these Keen flip flops, and I guarantee you that by the end of summer, I will have a flip flop tan line on my feet from wearing them all. the. time.  That’s how much I love them.  They’re not your normal flimsy flip flop – they’re much more sturdy and supportive, and I can’t say enough good things about them.  Look closely – see how the big toe is covered?  Talk about smart design. Plus, I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on them over the years (yes, years) that I’ve worn them.  What can I say?  I’m a creature of habit, big time.  Just ask my husband.

Speak of the devil, I just found a pair of men’s Keen flip flops and he wants them.  Go figure.  I was disappointed to see that these were men’s and not women’s!


Masters of Flip

I know that shows about flipping houses seem to be a dime a dozen nowadays, but have you seen Masters of Flip?  It’s a husband and wife team in Nashville whose flips are as fresh and fun as they are.

They take spaces like this:


And turn them into this:


Or this:

And turn it into this:

Fun, yes?

My +1 for the week – girl’s clothes.  I started by thinking of the clothes that were out there for girls who are my daughter’s age (10).  I just don’t get it – everything is bedazzled, fringed, glittered, or covered in slogans, like “Don’t Be Jealous”.  Seriously?  Don’t even get me started on some of prom dress trends…

I would upload photos to share with you – but the WordPress update isn’t letting me.  Maybe that should be my +1…

Hope your week is a great one!




  • Reply
    April 19, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I feel you on girls clothing. Wait until your daughter transitions into the juniors department. FInding appropriate clothing is even more of a challenge. My kids attend a parochial school with a very strict dress code and shopping for them makes me want to pull my hair out.

    • Reply
      April 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

      For the record, I think uniforms should be mandatory in ALL schools. I miss our uniform days – so much easier!!

  • Reply
    Shelley @ Calypso in the Country
    April 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I haven’t seen that Flip show yet but I think I need to check it out. Nice designs! As far as flip-flops go, I think I will look into those. I can’t wear ones that are completely flat and those look like they would work for me. I used to wear the Croc flip flops but I have had at least 3 pairs that fell apart. The piece between the toes came out on every one of them! It’s not like I am rough on them or anything! Weird. And as far as girls clothes go…I am so glad I have boys! My neighbors have to deal with all those crazy clothing choices and they are not enjoying it. I don’t remember dressing like that when I was that age…now I really sound old! Enjoy your week!

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