Friday, May 1, 2009

Show us where you live Friday..

I'm a follower of "Kelly's Korner" blog--she's Harper's Mom (I used to have a sticker up on this blog) and she seems so sweet! Kelly gives me a little taste of how different things are down south. If you have a chance,check out her blog--if you think I take lots of pictures of Dominic--you will fall over when you see all the photo shoots of cute, little Harper! Today is "Show us where you live Friday" I decided to participate! The room chosen for today was "Kitchen". I took a few pictures and decided to showcase on a few of my favorite aspects of our kitchen. We spend a LOT of time in here..cooking, eating, entertaining. Enjoy a little sneak peek into our home! :)
Our kitchen (taken from the dining area). I love all the counter space and the high ceilings. The white cabinets are a pain to keep clean but I think they are beautiful with the light blue walls. Taken from the breakfast bar..you can just see the tops of the chairs. From here you can see into the living room--which will be handy when Dominic is stirring up trouble!
I LOVE this hanging rack and even though it was only $3.99 from Bed, Bath & Beyond I will still probably take it with me when the time comes to move.
Here is our mail center (looking in from the living room). You can also see my beloved Artisan Mixer--most likely my favorite appliance! And the "Mia Cucina" plaque. I like to add a bit of Italian splashes in here and there. A little blurry? But here you can see Lou's cutlery set (on the house tour he gives he will 99% of the time show off the cleaver..why!? lol) and the bottle washing station. The sign above the window & sink.The refrigerator-we have magnetic stickies on there.
My little chalk family!
Ohio State cookie jar! GO BUCKS!
This is such a nice area to prepare food..so open and spacious.
My cow creamer dispenser...ask me how many times I've used it. None. Ha! But I think she's adorable and Bessie is staying! The dining area. We've removed a chair to make room for Dominic's high chair. I love the lighting fixture in here-Lou did a great job picking it out!
View from the living room. A 1/2 bath is to the right. You can see the doggie dishes..and one of our pups. She follows me everywhere!

Sadie-being fancy! :)
Hope you enjoyed!

17 comments:

ohio*LEZ-girl*in*NYC said...

i'm incredibly jealous of only one thing...your kitchenaide mixer. i cannot even tell you, brooke...it makes me GREEN with envy. absolutely, positively GREEN with Envy! :)
I brought back my food blog! check it out!
http://oh-iolez-girlcooks.blogspot.com/

Jillian said...

I love the blue color of your kitchen!! What pain color is that? Sorry I saw your name over on kelly's korner's page!!

Heather said...

Love your kitchen and the colors are great! Loved finding your blog through Kelly's!

Shannon said...

My kitchenaid mixer is also my favorite appliance, I love it!

Your kitchen is so nice!

Jessica said...

I am loving the mixer!!!!

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

I love the blue in your kitchen its a great colour! You have a great space! I too love my kitchen aide mixer! I am so glad DH talked me into it! Your little guy is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Newlywed Next Door said...

I have that SAME wine rack! Love it! It's over my "Kitchen" post. Love your kitchen btw -- very calming!

Chic Runner said...

I found your blog through kellys as well. :) Your kitchen is so cute and I love the cow creamer. I want one so bad! :)

pumpkinpatches said...

I love the color on your walls!! and your soon is toooo cute!
-Ash-

Pam said...

I like the white on blue. Funny you say it is hard to keep clean cause I was thinking...wow, it's really clean. I have commented so many times today on my jealousy of everyone's lovely mixer. (I think your mixer is MY favorite gadget too)

Helen Joy said...

Your kitchen reminds me of mine. I really like it. Very clean and simple!

Rona said...

I saw you status and had to check out your blog bc I hadn't in a while! WOW, all I can say is your kitchen is mine but a whole lot cuter and MINUS about 10 tons of CRAP I have piled everywhere! It looks great!!

Oh, and I think we have the same fridge. ;)

fordfamily said...

I love the blue! Looks so clean!

Michelle said...

Love the color on the walls. Very pretty. Looks inviting.

Kristen said...

I love how light and open your kitchen is!

Brianne said...

Brooke - love your kitchen! I have the same exact mixer :)

Jessi said...

Love the cow creamer...funniest thing, my husband put that on our registry and we got it!!! :)

(I'm an OH girl too, just living in the south!)