Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Gratituesday: Our Newly Painted Kitchen

I think the heart of most homes is the kitchen.  It's filled with sensory delights, and is usually the warmest spot in the house.  I've always loved sitting around in the kitchen, talking and making a general nuisance out of myself.  I sometimes say that we didn't eat family dinners together when I was little, which is mostly true, but my grandmother did sit with my sister and I while we ate, and then my sister and I usually sat with my parents while they ate, and it's always been a time to catch up on the day and sometimes cry about homework.  This is as true now as it was then.

There are some things I don't like about our kitchen, mainly that it's small and we don't really have room for a stand-up mixer or to keep our food processor out or keep a ton of people in there with us while we're cooking, and also that I have to do dishes in it.  I'd also like to add in more open shelving to display my dishes and cookbooks eventually.  But, for now, it's a cozy little spot, particularly when it's just Roger and me in there.  I hope that one day we can have a big kitchen with lots of counter space and an island and a dishwasher and a huge stove, but for now, this fits our needs and feels like home.

And, since Roger painted it while I was away a few weekends ago, it's also one of the brightest, happiest spots in the house.  I really do love it.


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    1. Thanks! I'm amazed by how much of a difference one coat of paint makes!

    2. haha! Two. You're such a trooper, dear.

  2. The kitchen is the best part...it is where all the delicious magic happens :)