Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Three Bridges Pasta: When Gourmet Meets "Good To Go"

Sometimes when I don't feel like cooking we hit the drive-thru or reach for the takeout menu.  It can be tempting to eat out when you’re too tired to cook.  So imagine my excitement when I discovered Three Bridges — delicious pasta and sauces made with simple, wholesome ingredients.

My son loves pasta!  So I knew Three Bridges would be a big hit.  Swapping the convenience of fast food, for a healthy homemade meal.
Last night for dinner, I tossed together ravioli with chopped fresh tomatoes, pasta sauce, fresh herbs and parmesan cheese.  Just simple and delicious as pasta should be.  It's refreshing to look at the nutritional information and feel good about what you're feeding your family.   

Three Bridges has a huge line of products—everything from butternut squash ravioli to parmesan gnocchi.  You can try something new every week!  Visit www.threebridges.com, which features cooking instructions and recipe inspiration for healthy and fun meals.

*This post was made possible through a Three Bridges Pasta Party campaign. All opinions expressed are my own words.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets with New Doors

This spring season has really motivated me!  I’ve been working on project after project.  I’m happy to reveal one of them to you today.

I've been dedicated to updating my kitchen.  When we moved into our home nearly ten years ago, I always dreamed of a bright white kitchen.  Over the years we’ve completed a bunch of makeovers, but the kitchen has been on my to-do list for such a long time.  It felt so outdated, from the floors to the cabinets.  So when CabinetNow.com reached out to me for a potential sponsorship, I could not pass up the opportunity.  How could I say no to new cabinet doors?

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’re no stranger to the journey my kitchen and I have been on.  Every so often, I would change a few things here and there, but nothing too complicated.

Installing new cabinet doors was a dream come true.  I was ready to give my kitchen a completely new look to reflect my evolving taste.

Before, the cabinets were flat and dull.  

Then when I couldn’t take it anymore, we updated them with moulding.

This time around, I wanted to streamline the cabinets by having both top and bottom doors combined into one long cabinet door.  CabinetNow.Com was a pleasure to work with.  I had a large selection to choose from.  The ordering process was made simple using a few basic tools.  All the measurements were correct and the cabinet doors arrived perfectly packaged.  I was impressed with the quality of the doors.  The wood was sanded smooth and ready for paint.
I painted them in my go-to white paint(Glidden White On White in a satin finish) to match the backsplash and trim.  I kept it simple with silver hardware and I am so pleased with how it looks.

We chose soft-close hidden hinges and hired out to have them installed.  Our contractor/friend worked amazingly fast and efficient.  He saved us a ton a time.

To break up the pattern, I decided to go with glass cabinet doors over the window.  They open up the kitchen a bit and give the space a more custom look.
At first, I was a bit nervous about how it would all come together.  I didn't want the glass cabinets to become a showcase, rather than a place for storage.

Right now, I'm using them to store my favorite glass vases.  They can also be used to store my everyday mixing bowls.

Before I updated the cabinets, I was frustrated with my kitchen.  We made some changes, but the cabinets seemed to be here to stay and I accepted the fact that I would always have to work around them.

So, when CabinetNow.com wanted to provide me with new doors, I was incredibly appreciative of the opportunity.  To have new cabinet doors is truly a blessing.  CabinetNow.com cabinets are beautiful and of such a great quality.  I chose the Shaker style recessed panel doors in a sturdy wood finish.  They are made to last.  CabinetNow.com takes pride in delivering the highest quality cabinet components available at a competitive price.  I loved working with them and I'm so grateful for their support of my blog!

*This post was made possible through a partnership with CabinetNow.com. All opinions expressed are my own words