Bringing Colors You Love Into Your Home with decoRevolution

I am gonna give you a look at my kitchen today that you haven’t seen before. GASP! I don’t have a Viking stove or stainless steel appliances, and I have white Formica counter tops and linoleum floors.  I do have a love for color, and that trumps my cookie-cutter-builder-grade home.  I am not ashamed of my home looking like the same house with a different color brick.  Ain’t a house in the neighborhood that looks just like mine, so let’s stop with the shaming of ourselves and others who are blessed with the mess of a cookie cutter.  I mean, if that’s financially scandalous, so be it!

Investing in things you will enjoy for a long time is an art.  It’s an art you master over time.  The best way to know what kinds of items will work for you is to notice what colors you pin over and over and over.  For me, I love turquoise and bright orange together.  The below purchases in those colors were made 3 years apart, but they look like they were made for each other! The Ikea knives repeat my love of those colors.  It’s starting to all come together.

The towel was my husband’s smart Christmas purchase from Anthropologie.  The vintage Club Dutch Oven in Aqua was an emotional purchase (that is a rarity for me- like once a decade) I made at 2:45 AM on eBay while doing some research for a sign I am going to paint.  It was half the price of other offerings of the same one on Etsy.  It is just like the one my Nana Virginia cooked EVERYTHING I ate as a child except hers was avocado green.  This happy mail arrived today, and I can’t wait to cook something slow and low in that!

Here is another example of where I used turquoise and orange together.  Notice two other colors present in both pictures? It’s our friends black and white! If you have watched enough HGTV, you’ll know that black and white grounds wild colors.

A boho girl like me loves the whole rainbow of primary colors.  You’ll see this when I share my full kitchen.  After 8 years of wear and tear, I’ll be repainting my cabinets and walls.  Can’t wait to share some of that with you, but right now I have a concussion and can’t do the work.  BOO! Would you believe a water slide sucker punched me on the side of my head? I’m so dizzy that I can’t walk a straight line, much less paint one.

Right now I want to introduce you to a sweet friend named Tiffany Wills of decoRevolution! I love her because she also loves color the way I do.  And the girl can work a paint and wax brush, let me tell ya!

Where do we start???? How about the deep red of this coffee station with a deep walnut top? If I had this in my house I would drink hot chocolate year round even in Texas.  I would invite friends over for coffee even though I don’t drink it myself.

The red tray with amazingly colored cups.  THIS is how you use color people.  How about that sugar tin?

By the way this beautiful coffee station is for sale, so go fan the decoRevolution Facebook Page and tell Tiffany you want to buy it.  I know you notice the Howdy Honey sign in the back.  She did it justice, and am blown away seeing it in context.

Oh my goodness. I can’t even get over all this.  Can you believe how she coordinates the orange and blues with THAT buffet and THAT rug? The woman is a GENIUS! But what I know about her is that she is very purposeful in picking things.  She finds inspiration in many places, but she doesn’t splurge all at once.  This is a turtle race.  This is a shopping other rooms until you’ve made something that makes design sense of all your good taste thing.  You just can’t shop a catalog and get this kind of comfort.  This comes from Tiffany’s experience of knowing what she likes and sticking to it.  Tiffany likes color.  Tiffany grounds her love for color with black and white.  The results are beautiful.

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Healthy & Homemade Omelet Pie Five Pizza

As the schedule starts to slow down before summer, I have purposefully headed back to the gym with the intention of not taking a couple months worth of a break ever again. When I work out, my body is not only leaner but is healthier. This time last year, I had lost 30 pounds and regained my female health after going 8 months without a period the year before. My health was declining, and with diligence, my body was more comfortable, more healthy, and more trim than it was in a while.

When I workout, I naturally want to eat right because I work out as hard as I can handle, and you’ve gotta have the right calories and nutrients for your body to keep up. You also need a good night’s rest. It’s bathing suit season already, but don’t let that stop you from starting now and needing a smaller suit by the end of summer.

Now, what you all have been waiting for. THE RECIPE! I seriously have creative streaks where I spontaneously think of a healthier way to eat what I love from my fave restaurants. Pie Five is a new discovery for me. If you haven’t been, it’s a glorious assembly line where you make your own personal pan pizza. It’s glorious. What I put on this omelet version is what I get at Pie Five on the thin crust minus the marinara. It’s a worthy substitute. This recipe was inspired by Kalyn’s Kitchen, but I wanted mine to taste like my fave Pie Five creation.

HEALTHY & HOMEMADE OMELET PIE FIVE PIZZA

Ingredients

2 eggs beaten and set aside
Thin slices of fresh mozzarella, ripped by hand into chunks
Jalapenos
Cherry tomatoes sliced in half
Fresh spinach torn in pieces
Minced garlic (1/4 tsp)
Black olives (not pictured, but if I had them, I would use them)
Diced red onion (also not pictured, but going on the next one)
Oregano
Olive Oil

Instructions
Preheat oven to broil at the last step.
Preheat an 8-inch pan on medium with olive oil.
When the pan and oil is heated, pour in the beaten eggs and sprinkle oregano over them.
When the eggs are half done, start layering all your ingredients.
Cook until the egg is thoroughly done, but the cheese won’t be melted.
Transfer with a spatula to a casserole dish and broil until the cheese is bubbly brown like pizza (about 2-3 minutes).
When this deliciousness is done, the omelet crust will be brown in color like a pizza crust, and it won’t be overdone unless you lost track of time and burned it. It is SO GOOD! Would love to hear if you try it with different variations.

Don’t forget to pin it!

Coffee Station: From Trash to Treasure

 

Y’all have heard about my friend Minnie who calls me when she does a little curbside pickup, and we’re not talking about Chili’s.  A few years ago, she picked up the sweet little cabinet you see above and she texted me, and I was over the moon that it was F-R-E-E.  Well, this sweet mama has been in therapy in my garage restoring her self-esteem by talking to the other misfit furniture out there.  She had suffered the wrath of teenage angst.

Have you ever noticed how makeover or weight loss comparison photos have an ugly before, not just because of the need for a makeover but for the appearance of dramatic effect the lighting is horrible, the worst angle is chosen, and the person isn’t wearing a smile.  I’d say the same about our little friend here.    As if the stickers and wear and tear weren’t harsh enough, I took this photo at night under fluorescent lighting with an iPhone (2 generations outdated) for drama.  I even watermarked it.  I do love dark furniture, but this was a sad piece of furniture who’d been kicked to the curb.

First, I created my own chalk paint from a sample of OOPS paint from Home Depot.  It lightened the color to a blue I wasn’t expecting.  Next, I perused through samples for the best color.  When I found this light gray, I was in love with how the blue complimented it!

As you can see, I replaced the glass with chicken wire.  I absolutely love the distressed edge on the shelf.  The colorful bowls and poisson coffee mug are from Anthropologie.  The blue coffee cups were part of our Noritake Colorwave place settings we received as wedding gifts.  I love how the colors all pop off one another.

Do you know what I love about the idea of a coffee station? When you have guests, you can direct them to self serve the coffee, and they don’t have to feel lost in the kitchen looking for cups, and it doesn’t even have to stay in the kitchen! It could go in a bedroom, dining room, living room, or game room.  Having said all that, it’s gonna be hard to part with this sweet coffee station.

If I do intend on selling furniture instead of hoarding it, then the pleasure must go to someone else.

I honestly get excited at the possibility that someone will share how perfectly it fits in an empty nook in their home.  What’s really funny is that the best selling Howdy Honey sign is this Beastie Boys coffee sign, and I don’t even drink coffee! Also, have a look at the best Keurig coffee maker reviewed by CoffeDX.

 

Mr. Howdy Honey, though, loves coffee.  I love the smell of coffee.  It’s heavenly.

Maybe I might venture into building a cabinet like this from scratch for our house.  Here’s to dreaming & coffee!

 

Keep up, Honey!