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Happy Kitchen Project: Fun Finger Food

Day 14: Happy Kitchen Project: Fun Finger FoodMandi of Chewsy Lovers is a professional cook. I have always admired people, like Mandi, who can take command of their kitchens and prepare a meal with so little effort.  But,  like many of you, Brooke and I have to put dinner on the table while working and juggling a whole host of activities. Innovative meals, for me, are usually not an option when trying to get dinner on the table. Inevitably, I...

Happy Kitchen Project: Kitchen Textiles

Day 12: Happy Kitchen Project: Kitchen TextilesThis might just be my favourite part of any design work. I LOVE textiles!! They can just add so much personality into any space but a kitchen doesn’t have as many opportunities to use textiles so you have to make them count! It is nice to bring fabrics into the kitchen as it is a hard working space that has only hard surfaces and textures. Bringing in a little softness can go a long...

Happy Kitchen Project: Vintage Shopping

Day 10 Happy Kitchen Project: Vintage ShoppingOne of my favourite things to do when I travel is to visit flea markets, vintage shops and thrift stores.  You may well wonder WHY do I do this.  Well, I think it is part of my tourist curiosity. It is part of really exploring a place in that it tells us something about the city we are visiting. I bought my favourite cut glass vase for $5.00 from the Good Will in Santa Barbara. I...

Happy Kitchen Project: Pantry Cooking

Day 9: Happy Kitchen Project: Pantry CookingWe are talking Pantry Cooking on Day 9 of the ‪#‎HappyKitchenProject‬ with Mandi of Chewsy Lovers in Florida.With everyone heading back to school this is one skill you'll want to get right. Today, Mandi is sharing her best tips to help you get started pantry cooking and explaining why every kitchen pantry needs a "Dream Team!"Get the post here.Do you have a Happy Kitchen tip you’d like to share with us? Send us a...

Happy Kitchen Project: Painting Happy

Day 8: Happy Kitchen Project: Painted Terra Cotta Pots & Wooden SpoonsWe have come up with another DIY that is a sure fire way to add a hit of colour and fun for a happy kitchen. This is great project to do with kids and may even help them want to set the table!First we went to our local floral shop and got three terra cotta pots for $3 each. We then went to the dollar store and were able...

Happy Kitchen Project: Art

Day 6: Happy Kitchen Project: ArtAs we continue to discuss how to grow a happy kitchen let’s talk ART. There is a lot of wonderful art out there that would add a lot to a kitchen but what about if you really want to create that “happy” vibe? Even just a little happy art that makes you smile is a great way to start the day as you pad into the kitchen to make your morning brew. (from Apartment Therapy) (from Apartment...

Happy Kitchen Project: Essential Cooking Tools

Day 5: Happy Kitchen Project: 16 Tools Every Kitchen NeedsToday, for day 5 of our Happy Kitchen Project, Mandi from Chewsy Lovers is sharing some essential tools for the kitchen. Whether you are a beginning cook just starting out, or an expert, these are tools every happy kitchen should have. There is nothing worse than seeing a recipe you want to try and you not have the tools you need to make it.A Happy Kitchen is one that is equipped...

Happy Kitchen Project: DIY Ombré Tea Towels

Day 4 Happy Kitchen Project: Do it yourself Ombré Tea TowelsWe have been talking about a “happy kitchen” and how to achieve that. We’ve talked about colour and how colour can infuse a space with a lot of personality.Once you have your inspiration and colour palette decided on, try implementing some of the projects and ideas we have come up with. We love this project because it is simple, and you could do it with kids or make them for...

Happy Kitchen Project: So Fresh & So Clean

Day 3: The Happy Kitchen Project: How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean A clean kitchen is the foundation of a happy kitchen. Believe it or not, it really does affect your mood and your ability to really get the creative cooking juices flowing!Check out what Mandi of Chewsy Lovers has to say about keeping your kitchen So Fresh & So Clean!Tomorrow, the Happy Kitchen Project will be back here at Designers Collective. We have a DIY on how to make your...

Happy Kitchen Project: Colour

Day 2 Happy Kitchen Project: ColourCreating a kitchen that reflects who you are begins with color. Anyone who has had to pick colors knows this is easier said than done. Colors have hues and degrees of saturation. Fabrics are equally confusing as they come in endless colors and patterns.So how does one find inspiration and pick a colour scheme for a kitchen you want to love and never want to leave?Finding Inspiration:There are many ways to finding inspiration when selecting...