Thursday, September 29, 2011

In My Kitchen

Happy Fall Ladies, What kind of day are you having? Hope it has been a lovely and busy one... creating, cooking, baking, sewing, etc. I decided to do a little cleaning in my kitchen today. It seems things can get rearranged quickly here. I like for things to be in a certain place so, when I need it I can reach for it in its place. Of course, hubby doesn't think so...or, well that's a whole new story that I will not get into at the moment. LOL
  First, let me tell you we got rain yesterday! We are so happy here. Don't think i'm  crazy because we finally got rain but, this means the fires are no longer a threat...too many have lost everything they owned, and timber loss...thousands of acres destroyed!  What will this mean for the lumber industry?
  With this  rain, things are beginning to look a little green again. How blessed we are?

Before I got started with the cleaning, I prepared a bowl of cereal and fruit with a cup of coffee for breakfast. In a previous post, I was asked if I prepared a big breakfast all the time. Now, you see I  ~do~ eat light every morning, but not all times when hubster's here! LOL.

I've never post this table before that i'm using as an island because it always shows too dark. You only see the top of it when I'm cooking. However, this morning I used all the lights in the kitchen and breakfast area and opened all the blinds. This gave me better light! I have no intentions of painting it. I had it professionally built by a carpenter in St Petersburg, Florida about 20 years ago.
  I wanted it larger, but my kitchen there was too small for the larger size table. Now, I need it larger in this kitchen, nevertheless, it is used much! I bought the stools at an unfinished furniture store and he stained them for me. There are four of them.

I don't plan to renovate soon, because I'm enjoying the retro feel of my kitchen! I can use all bright and lively colors here. The island fits perfectly and this is where we spend most of our time. We eat together here. The babies are comfy here too. Sometimes I have to make them leave so I can have room to move around.

I love rolling out cookies, and pie crust. It seems so easy to gather all my things in one place to keep me from making so many steps. We pay bills, write notes, send cards, even read the newspaper here. We love it!

As you can see, we can also store those appliances that are too tall or bulky for the cabinets. We also have the fur-babies food stored there for convenience. It is such a roomy kitcken...when the children come home for the holiday, they will all gather right here with us! After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home, right?

Hope you are having some nice fall weather! Our temp today will be 100 degrees! The weather foecaster says this will be the last day for three-digits and temps should be in the 80's the rest of the week.  What can I say...this is the South and we certainly can't change it!  Take Care! Be good to yourselves and most of all...
Keep Smiling! Love You!



  1. Love your kitchen, great for creating lovely meals in :) wish we have had rain today it is so hot!! too hot to have the sewing machine running! :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  2. Wow! 100 degrees? It is 59 here now and not supposed to get much warmer. We've gotten more rain than we really need lately, but it's autumn in Michigan...

  3. Yes, the kitchen is definitely the heart of the home :-)

  4. Hi there. Thanks for stopping by Cozy Blanket and following. I am going to follow you right back. Wow, you have alot of pets. I love your fireplace.

  5. Your kitchen is warm and cozy, thanks for a nice visit.

  6. I love that the island table is the hub of your kitchen activities. The Ponderosa has a small "L" shaped kitchen but I've always longed for a 'snack bar' or island. Heck, might as well dream big and yearn for both, huh? Heeehehehe!

    It's great that your gettin' some badly needed showers...ya can send some our way!

    God bless ya and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

  7. The rain would be a blessed thing for sure! Here in New England it has been so much rain for the last few months. Today is a sunny fall day, I took my sheltie for a long walk.

    I just joined your heart warming blog.

    Lorraine :-}

  8. Glad it finally rained, but those temps are still pretty hot. I love the kitchen island and seems to come in handy for lots of uses especially rolling out the dough for cookies :-)

  9. How is my buddy, Loretta?! I hope you and your hubby are doing well. Thanks for visiting me the other day! And it is so nice to see the kitchen of your new house. I LOVE that island -- it's not too big (even though you said you'd like it bigger) and I think it looks PERFECT there! I'm glad you were happy with your rain. I'll be getting rain now for the next three days! You should move near me! ;)

  10. Now you need 2 more followers! :)

  11. Thank you for paying me a visit today!I sure will post it as soon as the leaves are at their prettiest :) I have watched bits & pieces of the Love series,seems like something always comes up and makes me miss it! Thank you for becoming a follower.I have a long long way until i reach 100 lol

  12. Nice that you have a table so full of use in the kitchen, Loretta. We are in Pensacola right now it is nice and cool...Christine


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