Hi friends! Thank you so much for all of your comments and good wishes on our new home. We love it. Oh, and on my ever growing belly! It got really big, really fast, didn’t it?
Though I’m not quite ready to share all of the inside yet (we haven’t hung up pictures), I thought that I might share my kitchen with you all, since so many of you out there are foodies, and since the kitchen is truly the heart of the home. The kitchen is one of the most important things to me in any house I live in, and I always like to have it set up right away. The bedroom can wait, living room can wait, I want my kitchen!
Notice my Nalgene right in the middle of the counter? Yeah, it NEVER leaves my side!
A double sink and beautiful counter tops. I’m in heaven!
An ice and water dispenser. I use this ALL THE TIME.
A little baking area. I already have a lot of baking to do! We have a block party this weekend, so I thought it would be fun to share baked goods with my new neighbors 🙂
NO MORE ELECTRIC STOVE! This gas stove is powerful and I love it. Plus, I finally have an oven that works. When it says it is 350*, it actually is 350*!!!
I know it looks like we have a ton, but please remember that we keep a kosher home, so we have multiples of a lot of things.
Ah, coffee! Plus my juicer, other odds and ends, and in the background you can see some of Rufio’s treat containers.
Another thing I have a lot of is bowls and platters. They are all hiding out in the dining area, which doesn’t have any pics up yet, so I’m not ready to share. I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many serving pieces. I tend to gravitate towards white pieces, because I love the look, the fun shapes you can find and the way they make your food really pop. We have quite a collection going, but I’m starting to get nervous with the little one on his way. I know he won’t be mobile for quite some time, so I can’t be too worried about him breaking things, but I just know once he’s on the move, those little hands are going to be reaching for everything possible.
Though we don’t need a whole lot for our home, I have been doing some online shopping, and dreaming. Solomon and I have created what we are calling our Home Wish List of things we want that just aren’t feasible right now. Unfortunately, all of the millions of items available at CSN have been taking up my time, and the wish list keeps growing! I know you are all familiar with them, who isn’t? As much as I love my dishes, I thought it might be fun to find something that was a bit more sturdy, and not as likely to break or chip if a little boy got his little hands on them. CSN offers a lot of Corelle dinnerware, serving platters and other odds and ends. Those might be good once I have an active toddler running around, huh? They even have cute teakettles! I just may get a few, because I collect tea pots, and these are really cute. Here’s my favorite of all my teapots:
I’ve also discovered they have a baby shop, so I just know that’s going to be dangerous once he comes along!
Do you collect anything?
What is important to you to have set up in a home immediately? Is the kitchen the heart of your home?