Tag Archive | Kitchen

Daily Prompt; Ingredients

What’s the one item in your kitchen you can’t possibly cook without? A spice, your grandma’s measuring cup, instant ramen — what’s your magic ingredient, and why?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us KITCHEN.

My kitchen is our “main room”… so it is decorated with things I like…

I have been told it says:

warm

welcome

friendly

pretty

comfortable

homey

smells good

good place to chit-chat and have a cup of coffee…

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Windows over kitchen sink… My favorite spot in my house!…

As you can see we still have snow… and decals on windows for Valentine’s Day!

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I love the color blue… and these plates are from my daughter-in-law…

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More of the plates and a wooden bird… with a metal wing… I like a little of nature wherever I am…

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A few prints I liked… the black/white checked floor drew them to me…

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My back door is always open to anyone… My Pear Painting is one I did in a painting class this past year… I wanted it to match my wallpaper border…

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Key Holder is a must… we always look here…

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Pot Holder Rack… Birds again… near my stove… with my handy measuring cups and utensils… Match Box I redid holds wood matches… for lighting my candles every day…

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The little ceramic girl fishing… was my Dad’s… He made the shelf she is sitting on… and I HAVE to have a calendar… as you can see… it gets filled up!

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The Kitty Cookie Jar from my oldest son… makes it special!… He knows I love my cats!

and a Tea Pot for my hot tea during cold days…

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The Pineapple frame and little lamps on my serving table says WELCOME to me…

My dad and brother’s photo is in it… makes me happy looking at it… They have both passed…

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New JOB!… New work schedule… I’ll need a reminder for a while!

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A few magnets on the refrigerator for special photos…

right now…Cats… Granddaughter in basketball uniform… My handsome Grandson… and oldest Granddaughter in square…

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Pantry was something I loved when we bought our home so many years ago…I have to straighten often!… You caught it on a decent day… and right before grocery shopping day!… Good for you!

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These two girls make our day… and they love the kitchen!… Probably because that’s where we are… most of the time!

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We opened up the wall to the living room from the kitchen…

Love it!… Makes it family friendly when people are over…

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This sign pretty much sums it up…

Faith keeps our home and “Kitchen” a great place to be…

Family makes it fun …

Friends make it complete!

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Daily Prompt: A Plot of Earth

You’re given a plot of land and have the financial resources to do what you please. What’s the plan?

I already know!… I have saved two sets of house plansyellow from me keeping them and looking at them over the years…

One from a page out of a Southern Living Magazine … dated 2002

Let’s see… 11 years oldhouse plans (click to open)

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The other is from a page out of Home & Garden Magazine20094 years ago…

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The first is the house I dream about… sitting on a lake u10583956somewhere… It’s called “Fox River”…

Simple house plan…and would fit us just perfect!… k5638166

Only 1,122 square feet

2 bedrooms

2 baths

9 foot first floor ceilings…

second floor 8 foot ceilings…

It has an additional 300 sq. ft. of living space…

It says for a weekend get-awayNo!… I want to live there year round!…

It has a stacked stone chimney

rustic cedar board-and-batten exterior and a tin roof

cathedral ceiling in living room

spacious open kitchen, dining room and living room

master bedroom downstairs…

bathroom and washer/dryer  kle0319 area on main floor…

Upstairs is a loft bedroom which has it’s own bath

Porch across the front…

Surrounded by tall trees, flowers k3510324 , a swing and rocking chairs on the front porch… looking over that lake I mentioned…

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When can I start???

The second choice I like is called “Holly Grove”… house plans 2 (click to open)

This is a one story plan

1,269 sq. ft.

2 bedrooms

2 baths

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10 ft. ceiling heights

a tin roof

Also a big front porch…with wide steps in front… ceiling fans k2266299cooling the porch on hot summer days…

mud room in back with back porch across half the house…

Yes…there will be trees, flowers, pretty walkways… a stone or brick chimney for the fireplace in the living room…

so yes!…give me that plot of land and the resources

I have plans! k13615330

Things Are Looking Spiffy!

I’ve been cleaning out my kitchen cabinets …My husband is refinishing and painting the doors and drawer fronts  … Looking quite spiffy!…The least I could do was clean and rearrange my pots, pans , bowls, utensils and silverware while he was beautifying the rest…We are a handy little team…always have been… I guess you say we “compliment each other”… I almost said, “Complicate” each other…That too sometimes! …It feels good to get the dust out …line with new shelf paper…and throw out things I’ve not used in a long time… It gets to be less each time… I feel that’s a good thing!…I found my sister’s compote bowl she has been searching for… more like asking everyone for… I didn’t even know I had it!… but,when I pulled two of the same thing out of the back of one of the lower cabinets… I knew I was the culprit… I called and confessed“I was so worried about it!”, ha,ha! …I didn’t find anyone elses bowls or pans… but, I bet I have a few at someone’s house just waiting to be discovered … Is it time for a cupboard cleaning? … I’m missing a clear glass plate with a gold edging… Anyone seen it?

“My Kids!”…

We had cabinets in our kitchen area at school … There were actually four kitchen areas… but we only used two… They were built in the schools when Home Economics  was taught… No more… so they weren’t kept in working conditionWe don’t need to learn to cook, measure  or bake  anymore, or do laundry anymore , or learn to make a bed anymore, or sew anymore How obsolete! …but, we tried to teach these things to our students…We called it pre-vocational training… I believe there are still families who need to be fed… restaurants that need chefs … I still believe there are bakeries who make cakes and desserts… I still think we have hotels that need to be cleaned and beds made beside the bed you sleep in every night… I still think we need to keep our clothes clean… and not wash something dyed red with the whites… I think we still lose a button every now or then and that maybe there are clothes designers making wonderful salarys…But, who are we?… We just thought it might be handy!… We also taught our kids to keep things clean… and cleaning out the cupboards  was a task we showed them how to do… soapy water …cleaning detergents…and elbow grease…And guess what? …We sometimes ran into that lost item we had been looking for Now where did that baking pan go?