Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Last week, I ranted on about people with these enormous and very elaborate kitchens. People who use them for a display of their wealth and nothing more. I don't think it really bothers Honey that these beautiful facilities aren't used, he just doesn't get it....Neither do I.

Our home is far from any of the ones he works in. It's average in size and tucked in a wooded area on a back road. However, it's ours, it's comfortable and it's welcoming.....And truly, ANYONE is welcome in our home. We (well, Honey) as remodeled more than half the house already and has done ALL of the work himself.....Yes, including the kitchen. It's a modest little room but I love it and spend most of my time there. There has been a ridiculous amount of food cooked in it, including canning and freezing. Many conversations at the kitchen table, ones that would make you laugh and cry. The kids homework and projects are done there, clothes are folded and many happy meals take place in this little room.

Some of you have asked to see my kitchen. So here is what my Honey did for our family..... (click on the imagines to see them larger)

“It does not matter how expensive your kitchen is if you are a bad cook."

-Marleen Loesje


Blogger sarahgrace said...

You have a fantastic kitchen! My hubby has done the same thing as yours and has remodeled quite a bit of our home including the kitchen, and it too is my favorite spot in the house.

8:05 PM  
Blogger mommyof4 said...

Great kitchen! You are so lucky to have a hubby that can do that. Around here I can do more remodling than him:) shh!

8:07 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

You have a beautiful kitchen. it sounds very inviting. Love the cabinets and counter tops.

Your lucky that your hubby is so talented in doing that kind of stuff.

Hugs Suz

8:12 PM  
Blogger Marel Lecone said...

ooooo la la!!

You are so lucky. It really is beautiful.

And, thanks for 'fessing up!! heehee :)

8:57 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

It's gorgeous!! Very welcoming!!!

11:22 PM  
Blogger cubmommy said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! Looks like a lot of love there.

5:40 AM  
Blogger RANDI said...

I love your cabinets! Nice tile too (my hubby is a tile-man). Your husband did a great job! I consider myself blessed to have a hubby who is very good at remodeling projects--it saves so much $$$!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Aisha said...

lovely kitchen!! Is that a stove above the two drawers? I love that!

7:24 AM  
Blogger Spikey1 said...

Nice. Looks like ours... well not really! lol

7:50 AM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

I love your kitchen. It's beautiful. Just what a kitchen should be. Welcoming and inviting. (and plenty of cabinet space!)

I just stopped by from Suz place... glad I did. :p

9:16 AM  
Blogger bon said...

droooooool with a capitol "D"... me with my plain old, boring "contractor on a budget" kitchen.

9:24 AM  
Blogger vani said...

wow! u are very lucky to have honey that is talented in that dept- i'm lucky mine if mine can figure out how to change a lightbulb...really.

very nice- love the style and colors. :)

10:17 AM  
Blogger Meow said...

Wow, what a beautiful kitchen. My hubby is like yours, and is a very handy-man, who can do pretty much anything he sets his mind to. He loves to build. That being said, our house is in dire need of a repaint, and some repairs, but I am still waiting !!!! Take care, Meow

3:39 PM  
Blogger Bongi-Amma said...

How cute and more importantly how spotless!!!! I cant wait to get married and get a house and have a cool kitchen!

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your kitchen! So pretty :-)


4:45 PM  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

WOW - your kitchen rocks lady- looks awesome...you have one talented hubby- and I love the cabinets and the whole look of all of it...love, love LOVE it! now I'm off to get a towel for the puddle of drool left on my keyboard.

6:20 PM  
Blogger AL said...

You kitchen looks great! I really believe that the kitchen is the heart of a home. You should be proud of this one :)

8:16 PM  
Blogger The Daily Rant said...

PLEASE, people. That kitchen is NOTHING compared to what she DOES in it. Man oh MAN, this woman can cook!! And the most fun in my life is always had at her kitchen table. It may be a pretty kitchen, but she is the one that makes that home a beautiful place to be.

Absolutely. Without. A. Doubt.


8:24 PM  
Blogger Norman said...

Tell him to come do mine!

8:30 PM  
Blogger LeighAnn said...

OK! That's it!

I'm moving in!!

Hey, you said anyone was welcome!

I love it!!

12:19 AM  
Blogger Jellyfish said...

i think the kitchen alone should be about 1/2 of the entire apartment that im staying now


8:25 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

It's beautiful! Almost too pretty to work in.

11:59 AM  
Blogger JeepGirl said...

Wow ! I love it. Especially the tile work under the cubboards. I love the look. It looks very welcoming. Now you have to go in there and cook us all some awesome food.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I have only one word: WOW.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous angie said...

I love, love, love your kitchen :-)

4:56 PM  
Blogger The Kept Woman said...

I'm into checking out kitchens right now...beautiful cabinets! They look like Toasted Almond glaze...?

8:15 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

This is a very beautiful kitchen...you are blessed in many ways. Home, family, life, and lets not forget friends.......like Salena.

I discovered your page through hers and they are the only two that I read.

12:18 PM  
Blogger CameraDawktor said...

I think your kitchen looks great! And woah, look at that...you have a t.v. by the table!! Nice.....

Also, I love the pic of the kid in the tub. Nice catching of the water in motion, and cutie-pie kid too!!

7:01 AM  

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