For an 80th birthday party have the guests write a memory for the birthday girl. We could just have a secret box in the house or...better, yet, we could email them to a volunteer who will print them and slide them into clear pages in a 3 ring binder or better, a scrapbook from a craft store could be used and glue the printed pages in, in some artsy manner. Maybe like we did for Grandpa.
Creating a kitchen scheme with little difference between the colors of walls, countertops, cabinetry, and woodwork makes a space appear larger than it really is. Here, the cabinets, trim, and backsplash are close in color value -- a soft gray-green -- so the eye doesn't trip over sudden shifts from dark to light. The effect is serene and expansive./