Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Kelly has started Show Us Where You Live Friday over at her blog and I just realized it when I was trying to do a little blog catch up and loved it, so I had to play along.  Kelly has a fantastic blog and I love keeping up with her little miracle Harper and watching her grow and looking at all her precious little outfits.   Kelly always has some great recipes that she shares to so head over and check her out.


Our kitchen is the heart of our home.  We bought this house 2 years ago and totally gave it a much needed over haul.  We took the kitchen down to the 2 by 4s and started from scratch and boy am I glad we did.  It turned out even better than I had imagined.  No matter how big the crowd everyone seems to always end up in the kitchen.

This is my bookcase that we have on one side of the island that holds some of my favorite cookbooks and other things.  I love the floors in this house, they are old heart pine floors and have so much character.  The floors were one of the things that really drew me to the house.

This picture frame was given to me by Aunt Beth for a birthday one year and I have cherished it ever since.  The plate was a wedding gift and is a daily reminder of the example we are to set in our home for Brady.

On the bottom shelf holds some pottery work by Brady from 1st grade till this years newest 4th grade addition the cat whistle.  I wouldn't take anything for these pieces.

Well its strawberry time in South Carolina and Brady and I have picked and eaten our fair share lately.  We took all his teachers and the office staff some last week for Teacher Appreciation Week, I think they really loved them.

This is my Flavia machine that I love and couldn't do without!  It keeps water hot at all times.  It is great for my tea or for coffee when we have company.

Another favorite is the warming drawer.  We all love this and if you are doing a kitchen and don't have it on your list I would add it it really comes in handy.

This is the eating area that is in the kitchen.  We use it when we have more than the 3 of us to eat.  I love the pine table, I ordered it from Atlanta when we were remodeling and it was worth the wait.

This is across from the eating area and this is where Mikee, Brady and I eat most of the time.  There is a 4th stool but I am having some custom cushions made so the sewing lady has it.  Brady also loves to sit here and do his homework.   The lights I had custom blown at a local glass place by a great glass blower I would love to get some more of his work (hint hint Mikee if you are reading).

This is the kind of stuff my child purchases when he stays with his grandmother.  We have had some great fun with it.

I have this great little planter with a button fern and a orchid in it that my best friend Kelly gave me on the counter.  I try to always have some live plants or flowers going in the kitchen it really brightens my day.

Its baseball season to so why not have a baseball grass head on your counter?  This is the haircut Brady wants for the summer!  

And last my fridge and freezer!  Love them they are huge, way more room than we need and great when you are having a party.

Hope you enjoyed the tour I have to catch up and do the living room next!


Windy said...

It's beautiful! I have kitchen envy:)

Hillcrest Acres said...

Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

Wow, your kitchen is amazing!!! I would love to have a warming drawer. I love to entertain and we too always end up in the kitchen. Your living room is beautiful too!