Saturday, June 9, 2012

What's Cookin' in my Kitchen


I'm linking up with Kelly's blog today. It's all about kitchens!

I love this room! It's probably almost as big as the living room, which is one of the main reasons we loved the plans for this house. In a big party, most of the ladies end up in the kitchen anyway, so there is a lot of space for that to happen. I had the builder put in all cabinet level counter-tops rather than a higher bar top because I'm a shorty, plus it makes for more serving space in here.

The arched doorway leads to a hallway back to the entry hall, the garage, and the laundry room.

A closer look at that side. I made the chalkboard. Here's the makeover.

I think I've probably failed Martha's Cooking school a dozen times or so. You can't tell here, but most of my
cooking implements are pink. If there is a pink option, I usually choose it.

What's a kitchen without a dance party?

That little bowl is where I deposit my jewelry while I'm cooking.
I got tired of taking it off all over the place and forgetting where I put it.

My counters are of black granite. They show dust like nothing else, so this is the place
that I most consistently wipe down. Pretty much everyday.

The view back into the living room.

A view from the hallway to the garage. That is our dining space over there, which is
washing out pretty spectacularly due to the morning sun.

I have some decorating work to do in here (which I'll get to eventually), but it works for us for now! Today I'm cooking a pot roast and making a casserole with squash and onions straight out of my dad's garden.

19 comments:

  1. Your kitchen looks huge! I could easily see a group of girls gathering in her talking and cooking all together. I would definitely love to have a kitchen this size someday.

    And just letting you know I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I'm about to click over and start touring some kitchens!

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  2. Doing this one today as well (if I can find time to post)! Love your island and the chalkboard!

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    1. Can't wait to see yours. I am imagining you have a good cookbook collection since you are a librarian!

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  3. I love all the little pops of color in your kitchen! Red is my favorite color, and I try to do the same in mine!

    Love your chalkboard... I may try to incorporate one in my kitchen!

    Stopping by from Kelly's Korner!

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    1. For a while, everything in my kitchen was red. I'm trying to branch out a little, although it's pretty slow going. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Love your kitchen!! We will be moving to Burleson in a few weeks and start building our new house in Sept! I am so excited to decorate my new house~

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    1. Fun! Burleson is a great area to live in. There are new places going in everywhere!

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  5. Love this kitchen!! I am such a fan of the dark kitchen features!!

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    1. Thanks, Miranda! Sometimes I think about painting the cabinets white, but I worry I'd regret it. (And plus, it sounds like a pain!)

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  6. Love love your kitchen! I love how it opens to the living room and has windows to the back! So nice! And why in the world have I not thought of putting a cute little bowl on the counter for my jewelry?!? Genius! :}

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    1. Thank you! I really love that I am part of everything going on in the living room, even if I'm busy in the kitchen.

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