This is the last Friday in January 2022, which means we’re one month closer to spring! For those of us in the Midwest, we still have a long way to go before the leaves sprout on the trees. Even if the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, spring is still a couple more months away. That furry little critter always lies to us!
Before we get into this week’s Friday Finds, I want to share my excitement with you. Hubby is installing bead board in our bedroom and should finish up this week! I’ve been poring over paint colors, which is fun for me. I kind of know what I want but getting it down to the final choice can be agonizing. I’m thinking some type of blue-green or green-blue for the bead board, and some type of off-white for the walls above the trim. I’ll share photos as soon as it’s complete.
The title of this post mentions Shaker kitchens and I found this adorable cabin-inspired kitchen over at The Faux Martha. I was excited to find out the kitchen resides in a home called the Minne Stuga that you can rent for vacation. You don’t want to miss it!
If you want to learn more about Shaker kitchen design, visit Naked Kitchens (yes, that’s really the name of the site!).
While everyone is snatching up roses and carnations for Valentine’s Day, be the rebel who opts for a beautiful orchid, instead. If your local nursery doesn’t carry them, you can usually find them in grocery stores this time of year. Here’s my tips for successfully growing orchids indoors.
Any fans of stained glass out there? It’s a beautiful and ephereal way to add color to your home. Not to mention how awesome it looks when the sun hits the colored panes. See this collection of ways to use stained glass in your home.
While we’re on the topic of color, check out this Nashville home that has a pretty pale blue and white living room with touches of pink. And guess what? The kitchen is done in Shaker style!
And since we’re roaming the country, I’ll share these fun places to visit in Maine. I think Maine is the only northeast state I haven’t visited so it’s on my bucket list.
One of my readers noticed that I typically end my list of Friday Finds with a dessert or some type of recipe. I don’t want to disappoint her (she’s been a dedicated reader for years), so here’s a Hot Chocolate Pudding Cup recipe from famed chocolatier, Ghiradelli in her honor. They’re easy to make and perfect for Valentine’s Day!