Welcome to our kitchen! It's not like I haven't already shown 5 million pictures of the kitchen in other posts since we moved here two and a half years ago, but I've never done an official post about it.
This is as you walk down the hallway coming from the front part of the house. The dining room is to my left where I'm standing to take this picture. You just can't see it.
The door on the left is the pantry. Straight ahead is our organization center.
As you first walk into the kitchen if you look to the right, this is what you see. I'm planning on staining the rest of the lower cabinets in the next two weeks.
Standing by the kitchen table looking back at the kitchen.
And speaking of the kitchen table, this is it. Elliott gets his own special, toddler sized chair.
Up above the table is a little window. I'd love to leave it uncovered, but unfortunately the afternoon sun shines right on the TV. Not so good for the screen and I just have no desire to completely re-configure the family room to fix the sun-TV problem.
When we moved in there were mini-blinds on the window over the sink, but I wanted to be able to see out in the backyard, so we took them down. The rays of light from this window do not make it to the TV.
The kids are growing grass on the windowsill right now.
The only phone jack in the whole entire kitchen/family room room is right by the sink. I'd like to know what moron planned that one. Our alarm system has to hook into the phone line so it's hanging right here. Also, the wireless router hooks into the phone line so I put it inside of that box. It took me 2 years to find the perfect box for it.
I bought this little Thomas Kinkade painting when I moved into my first apartment when I was 21. I've had it in every single kitchen since then,
Hanging baskets from IKEA. I keep produce in them.
The coffee station.
The laundry room is right next to the kitchen and through the laundry room is the garage.
We have a toy shelf separating the kitchen from the family room.
I keep my purse on one of the bar stools at the island.
And my lunch bag hangs on another bar stool.
Up above the kitchen cabinets. It took me about 6 months of living here to figure out what to hang up there to fill up that space. I used to fret and stress about it. Often.
Photo bomber Ginger, again.
I just bought this clock about a month or so ago. Elliott refers to it as Mommy's New Red Clock.
Looking back towards the dining room.
The pantry door again.
I took all of these pictures right after we finished putting the island back together. But the island is never, ever completely empty. Except for the 5 minutes before we have a party.
This is a more realistic view.
And that is that. I'm pretty sure I have shown pictures of the inside of the pantry before, but I think my next tour will be the pantry and the laundry room. Mostly just because the family room is a disaster and will continue being so until the children are quite a bit older. So that tour will be forthcoming in 2020.