Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Kitchen Looks Like A Banana Split.

My kitchen looks like a giant banana split.
And I love it.

Why, you ask, would I do this?
Okay, here are the real colors.
According to Behr.
The cream is indeed the largest portion. Then the red is a "swoop!"
And, the chocolate - I mean brown - is the woodwork and windows.

This scheme keeps reminding me of something.
Something BESIDES banana split.
Oh, I know!
It's the card from Candy Land! I keep picturing the - is it the Neopolitan?!
Hubby says it is. :)

Well, there's a perfectly good reason we're painting our kitchen in vanilla, cherry and chocolate - and I'm NOT telling.
Not yet!

But, soon. Very soon.

Meanwhile...
What was YOUR favorite board game growing up?
Tell us!
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7 comments:

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Can't wait to see pics of the kitchen!

My fave board game growing up was Password. My friends and I would play it all night.

Dana @ CookingAtCafeD said...

Oh, I loved Password.
I would always imagine that tv voice saying,
"The password is..."

The home version had those little plastic faux leather card wallets.

How fun :)

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

You just made me have a total memory flashback!

We used to lose the wallets all the time. Remember they had that red film decoder thing? When we lost the card we found that if you took the wrapper off the big red Charms Pop, it worked just like the flim, lol. Don't ask me how we discoverd that!

Dana @ CookingAtCafeD said...

Oh, now YOU made me have the flashback!

Giant red Charms suckers!
I totally forgot about those.

I think I liked the...blue.

Tim said...

Risk is one of my all-time favorite games. I've been playing it for almost 35 years and can remember a lot of memorable Risk matches with my brothers and cousins. This game has more than once helped transcend the boredom of a rainy day, putting you on the path for world conquest!
From about the 4th grade a rainy weekend or summer day often meant getting together with friends for an epic game of Risk. We would be absorbed in the game for hours. It had enough strategy involved that we could be convinced of our generalship, enough chance that we could blame defeat on the dice. We played it enough that I absorbed geopolitical lessons of questionable truth: Iceland and Kamchatka are not the keys to controlling North America. Ukraine is not nearly that big.
The strategy came as we got older, and our combined tactics finally broke through my cousin's usual strongholds. But we did learn, and the lessons from those "Wars" were remembered in other aspects of life as well... First came the chance to realize the moral that slow and steady wins the race. Of course, the thrill that came from the gamble always remained as well; the daredevil side of me loved risking it all on a roll of the dice; I always chose the lucky red "blood" dice on the attack, and prayed the white "bones" stayed strong on the defense! And perhaps that led to the second real lesson that I learned playing "Risk": I learned to calculate the odds for these gambles, and to weigh the consequences of each risk I took, lest the "weight of the world" come crashing down on me!

Rebecca said...

I used to love swooping my pieces down the ladder in Chutes and Ladders! Can't wait to find out WHY those colors ? I like! I inherited blue swirlie laminate counters in our 70's ranch --- so we went w/pale yellow walls and it actually looks good! Darn those blue countertops - sorta limited.

Dana @ Cookin' At Cafe D said...

Rebecca,
Those pale yellow walls sound like a nice choice for your blue swirlie counter tops! ( love your description - lol)

Our "banana split" kitchen is coming along well - all will be revealed :)

Thanks for reading!!

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