Please come on in. And make yourselves at home.
Let's grab a cup of coffee to sip on while we take the tour. This part of my kitchen is just about the first thing I see each day. I don't do much else before I have my first cup of coffee. Are y'all like that with coffee or diet coke or maybe a Red Bull???
Here's my stovetop where my cooking "magic" occurs. I decided to display my great-grandmother's sifter. It was just too pretty to keep in the cabinet.
This is the view from the kitchen sink into the living room (obviously, right?). I absolutely love the way the kitchen opens directly into the living room. I will admit at times I would like a little seclusion in the kitchen. Sometimes if I'm having people over, I would like to have a little privacy while I'm trying to salvage my dinner.
This little picture was handmade by one of my mother-in-law's best friends and given to Jeff and me as a wedding gift. It has been hanging on our kitchen wall for 22 years. In case you can't read it, it says, "A Kiss A Day Keeps the Meanies Away." And it has little Hershey Kisses. Very special to me.
And this one is a little saying that is a copy written in my grandmother's handwriting. It was something, I think, found in an old cookbook of hers. My auntie made copies for everyone and I framed mine. Click on it and read it. It's very sweet.
This is the kitchen table where we eat our nightly homecooked meals. HA HA! Seriously though, y'all, when my kids were younger I did cook a lot more. And we have always eaten at the table. There's the OCD again. If it's Jeff and me eating alone, we might eat at the counter or maybe in the living room. But the boys are not allowed to eat anywhere except the kitchen. Even if they are almost 21 and almost 17. They're still slobs. Sweet and I love 'em, but slobs.