I seem to be spending a lot of time in my kitchen lately. With this cold weather, it seems natural to want to cook and bake more. This serves a dual purpose since our kitchen doesn't seem to be insulated and our stove puts out a lot of heat.
I've made some additions in here that are making me smile. I'm so in love with this big calendar and I look forward to flipping the page every month. This spot has been empty for a year waiting for just the right thing. Patience pays again. And double score because I got in on super crazy sale because I had been eye balling it for months but could not pull the trigger at full price. I am just not a full price kind of girl.
The big K was a Christmas present from my guy. Before you get all filled with husband envy, he was directed by Maddie to buy it from the shop she works in. She is very good at gift direction. He is very good at taking gift direction. Win. Win.
I have what might seem to many, as a crazy number of measuring spoons. I actually have another set in a drawer. I really regularly have need for 3 sets. I'm pretty sure that means I'm doing too much of that cooking and baking I mentioned earlier. I didn't really need a 4th set but my hubby picked the newest set out all by himself and who was I to turn them down? Then I thought it seemed kind of criminal to have all those pretty spoons in a drawer so I thought hooks to display them seemed like just the right thing.
Sometimes just moving things around makes them feel new and I've been doing a bit of that this winter too. I'll be honest, I don't love my kitchen. Well, I love it from the waist up. I try really hard to focus on those parts but sometimes I get so bogged down in the 30 year old icky tile counters, even older cabinets that aren't even usable, linoleum floors and appliances that need to be replaced, that I need a little reminder to look up and smile. It may not be my dream kitchen yet, but it has sure come a long way.