Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend Roundup

This weekend was eclectic full of vampires, corn dogs, cake spins, cover bands and Design Star.

Here are a few highlights:

Vampires

I finished the book Twilight this weekend. I loved it. For those of you who have not picked up on the media frenzy, it's a great story about a teenage girl who falls in love with a Vampire. Wild, I know, but worth it. I'm already into the second book and loving it. I can't wait till the movie comes out in December! Has anyone read it? What did you think? This is tempting me to be the last person on earth to give into Harry Potter.

Corn Dogs, Cake Spins & Cover Bands
This weekend was a Homecoming festival for a couple of my friends in my small group. A few of us tagged along, not locals at all, to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this annual festival. Let's just say, it was the highlight of my weekend. Twenty bucks goes a long way. I was able to purchase a generously sized BBQ Pork Steak (a St. Louis BBQ staple), grilled corn, 1/2 a funnel cake, several rounds of the Methodist church's cake spin (we won a VERY neon yellow lemon cake, it was interesting), a face paint of a ninja turtle on my cheek, and a few beers and sodas. There was also a cover band each night, and let's just say our huge group was the life of the dancing party, till the 4 year old showed us up with his Guitar Hero moves. I love small town festivals! Next stop, tractor pulls and demolition derby at the Bond County Fair!

Design Star
As always my mom and I camped out in front of the TV last night to catch Design Star (with thin mint blizzards in hand I might add). It was the kitchen episode. The whole team had to execute a kitchen makeover in 24 hours with 10,000 dollars. I thought it looked nice, but not exceptional. This big drama of the whole show was poor leadership and the fact they didn't even attempt a back splash, instead they just painted behind the cabinets, not the best idea. They were also criticized for not making any bold design statements in the room.

Here's the Kitchen, post-makeover What is up with that window treatment? I hate it:


I wanted them to use something like one of these types of tin material for a back splash. What do ya think?



As always, let me know your thoughts!

Come back and see me!
~Kara

6 comments:

The Working Momma said...

i missed design star, but apparently didn't miss much...that kitchen looks BORING! it's nice, but for a whole bunch of wannabe designers, it's not much at all.

Tricia Anne said...

Yuck, I don't like anything about that window treatment. I like the first tin you posted, it is a creamy color. I would love to do something like that! We have dark green counter tops (came with the house) and a large kitchen, so will be one of the last things to "go" but when the day comes, I would love to do the tin as a back splash and maybe even continue it down the wall a little bit. In the mean time, paint paint paint and new french doors in the near future! :o)

Gretchen said...

Both of the tins you chose look great! I thought they could have used rolls of tin spread across the backsplash or beadboard. That kitchen was so awful before, I don't know why anyone who was getting it for free, wouldn't be grateful. I think they all treated Tracey horribly and they wanted anything she touched to fail.

Gretchen

deepfriedapplepies said...

Blog surfing here.. great blog! I've read all of the Twilight books, they are awesome! 4 days until the new one, Breaking Dawn comes out!
I'm off to explore your blog!

Marie said...

I love your idea for the backsplash for that kitchen on Design Star. We toyed around with the idea of using that tin too... but I'm too worried that I'll make our kitchen too personal. That's a concern since we have to sell in 2 years. My BFF has that tin on the ceiling in her office and it's BEAUTIFUL!

landiskaperak said...

I know this is a bit late, but I just discovered your blog... That window treatment is not really even a window treatment! It is a table runner from Pier 1 Imports!!! I have the same one! (On my table though! lol) I think the stainless steel tin tile would have REALLY made the kitchen pop!

Great blog!

~Landis