I found a product by Murdesign for the backsplash, it is a paintable sheet a bit like MDF with the pattern carved into it. You simply paint it ALL over (Back, front & sides) put it up and then use whatever paint technique you want to finish it. The lovely people even e-mailed me step by step instructions on how to paint it to get the look I want! How cool is that? So I promise I will take some pics and share the cabinets and the backsplash very soon, but the big reveal may take a little longer!
Now I have to tell you about this wonderful recipe I found via Pinterest for the most amazing taco seasoning! The title was Cool White Doors and hot Chilli after all! For years I have been buying various packet mixes, usually they are either far too hot or have no heat/taste at all! So when I found this recipe from Perry's Plate I was really keen to try it and I have to say it is totally, utterly fabulous! What's more I made the bulk version and keep it in a mason jar which saves me money and it's there ready to use whenever I fancy. So far I have used it to season chicken, peppers and tomato for fajitas and added it to ground beef, kidney beans and tomatoes for a Chilli con Carne.
Now I would just add a precaution with this however. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT use this in the fajita version and then put them on a plate, on a tray and hand over to your Lovely Man. I did, and the result was one beige carpet (which thankfully was earmarked for replacement) with a huge area covered in chicken, spices, tomatoes etc. etc. Although we did our best to clean it up there is still a huge scar!