Tuesday, March 22, 2011

secrets revealed...

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I was in love with the color pink. And I decided that my kitchen should be pink. With pink floor tile. Which is very permanent. So guess what color my kitchen cabinets still are? 


Nobody had to know this. My secret was safe with me, my family, and a few close friends, until my daughter decided to become a writer. Here's where she revealed my deep, dark secret to the world (and said a bunch of clever things along the way...)

20 comments:

S. Etole said...

Wonderful article ... the two of you are a winning combination.

deb colarossi said...

I am afraid to click the link . Are there photos?:)
Pink?

I still love you.

deb colarossi said...

Emily.... it's a great article. And I love love the photo.
So beautiful.

warm ... just like your hearts.

B. Meandering said...

Wonderful article. Emily has put us right there in the kitchen with her and in her memories too. Terrific images.
Somehow the pink and salmon floors fit you--soft and soothing---a touch of color but 'not in your face color'--I like it.

My daughter has outdone me on some recipes too. It makes me proud and happy that the tradition is being passed on. :)

Joyce said...

I'm off to read the article. Do you still love Pink? xo

Leslie said...

Joyce, sadly for the state of my kitchen, I don't love pink quite as much as I used to...

Deidra said...

What a wonderful article! You and daughter are beautiful, and that bread looks delicious. So glad she included the recipe. :)

Ostriches Look Funny said...

It's a wonderful article, I especially liked the part where the yeast scattered like confetti, because that VERY thing happened to me yesterday.
You guys are adorable, and now I'm hungry AND i think your kitchen is hilarious. My mom had a pink kitchen for many many years. She has a tendency to gravitate towards pink and call it brown. Until, of course, she gets it home and installed, where it looks VERY pink.

Jodi said...

Love,love love. The article, the both of you --you're both so tiny and gorgeous. Plus I think the kitchen can pass for vintage hip. Your so cool.ox

Leslie said...

You guys are all so very very nice.

Deb, I'm glad you still love me despite the pink ;)

Joann, I think my kitchen is hilarious too, except for the wallpaper (which you can't really see in the photo.) The wallpaper really needs to go.

Jodi, "vintage hip" sounds good to me... I'll have to start thinking of it that way : )

keLi said...

that last part, where you told her that her bread was even better than yours -- THAT, dear one, is the reason i love reading here.

what a mama you are. xo

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful article -- and that photo of the two of you is adorable. You look like sisters!

Ann said...

Oh I think the rose colored cabinets are quite lovely, of course it is not a popular color for kitchen cabinets these days...but your bread looks real fresh and yummy.

What a lovely read ♥

jane said...

i had a dumb smile on my face through the whole article... tell emily she is a wonderful writer. :)
p.s. i´ll bake with you anytime! ;)

Tracy said...

Your daughter has a great gift for words, just as you do--the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. ;o) PINK kitchen... WOW! Now that is something. Much as I ADORE the color pink, you know, I'm not sure I'd have it in the kitchen... LOL! Oh, speaking of colors, yes, both my husband and I paint. We're both been interested in drawing/painting and fine art since childhood...so one of the many things we share together, which is very fun. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

becky said...

Adorable, you two!!! Your daughter's a lovely writer...like you. You live in St. Petersburg, FL?

Francesca said...

What a nice piece of writing, and what a lovely photo of the two of you. I don't like baking much, but I bake bread because I like to think that my children will remember the smell of fresh bread out of the oven.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

wait a minute, wait a minute, WAIT A MINUTE! is emily your daughter??? another secret revealed, my sweet. well, like mum like daughter and vice versa. you two! and how come i never guessed anyway.... tee hee...
n♥♥ (one ♥ for each now)

Joy Lake said...

hahah this is great. I painted my bed room sunflower yellow, thank goodness. I remember picking out the test chip of "Aladdin Blue." Even at 17 the starry sky in Aladdin was kind of magical to me (my own embarrassing secret revealed) but now I am glad my mom said I could only paint an accent wall if I picked that color.

Debbie D. said...

Love the article. She is such a gifted writer!
And how I remember that "dusty rose" pink.... I painted a vintage bathtub that same exact color! Pleasing to the eye I say!