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The Contemporary Ranch Kitchen, An African Safari, and More

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Still sorting and packing which sounds really boring, but it actually feels good to see the progress. My dish cabinet in the kitchen now looks like this:

The flaw here is the my “less is more” husband stated that he really liked the cabinets like this. Oops!

Before I packed it up, I just had to try out the 70’s kitchen in the Contemporary Ranch.

Okay, picture it with some accessories and flowered wallpaper. Generally, I’m thinking it works. But, and it is a fairly large but, who puts the fridge in front of the window?

I love the outside look of the Contemporary Ranch, but I think if I did it over again, I would have kit bashed a little more to enlarge the rooms and have the windows make more sense. The odds of this really happening are pretty remote, however. It’s always on to the next project!

While sorting, I found some more of these little guys:

I found the antelope before and even put it in the Fascination Station house. It was exciting to see that I had a few more tucked away. African Safari anyone?

Since it is Monday I need to add a little Menu Plan Monday in here.

This week we will be eating:

Macaroni and Cheese
Shepherd’s Pie
Lentil Soup
Beans and Tofu Weinies

So many of my menus of late have been simple, cheap, and straight forward that I got a wild hair and made some Empanadas last week with a dough from scratch and everything. I used the Fantastic Foods Taco Mix for a base adding in all sorts of other goodies and it was a big hit! The one flaw is that now I have the song “Girl From Ipanema” in my head. One thing has nothing to do with the other, but there you go.


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That 70’s Living Room – Sorta Kinda

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

I just can’t stayed focused on the 70’s when I have so many fun pieces of furniture to try out. Here I combined the Mediterranean pieces with modern.

You can get an idea of how small these rooms are by the amount of furniture that fits, which is not much.

And a big Mea Culpa to the poor little animal that gave its life to make the Elf Leather Couch. I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years and I don’t wear leather, but I couldn’t resist the couch on eBay. Sigh.

I was doing some looking around and happened on this sideboard. I want one of these in 1:12 scale!

Time for more playing!


That 70’s Bedroom – First Attempt

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

This is my first try at a 1970’s sort of bedroom. It has the look and feel, but it’s not exactly historically correct. I couldn’t resist trying out the AG Minis bed I found on eBay.

I actually had purple and lime green in my bedroom as a young teen. But it was an odd room with 1950’s furniture and 1970’s tchotchkes and a spray painted wicker chair. This room is much nicer. And MUCH neater!

Of course, I had to add a cat.


What I Did On My Blogging Vacation

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I did not realize how long it has been since I wrote anything until I looked at my last posting date. Yikes!

We are having a beautiful spring. Some pictures from the yard of flowers that have come and gone:

Now, on to more important things! I finished the exterior of my Contemporary Ranch!

(Oops! I just noticed an edge I still need to paint.)

I left the interior mostly a blank slate to play with for now.

To make my life a little easier, I just went with the kit as is this time around instead of doing any major bashing. And I will have say, after the Fascination Station and the Eastside Townhouse, the rooms in the Ranch seem rather small. No matter. Now it’s time to play!