Friday, July 6, 2007

Catch Up

Ok, so I have lots to catch you guys up on! Have I mentioned that I have a new... beautiful... big house??? lol :) Here's my favorite room...

My kitchen! In it:
  • the best appliances we could upgrade to... I kid you not, my microwave has a brain... There are these special "sensor" buttons for heating things like leftovers, baked potatoes, beverages, etc. and all you do is stick the "whatever" in the microwave, hit the one button and then the microwave cooks it until it senses steam and then figures out how long to count down until the food is warm! So far, I've reheated coffee and pizza and both were the perfect temperature... So cool :)
  • Also, I fought for the diagonal laid tile backdrop, I think it gives the kitchen that "umph" that makes it look more expensive (since we couldn't afford granite). I can imagine spending many happy years cooking and conversing with family and friends in this room :)
  • A glass of diet coke... always a glass of diet coke within reach
  • My treasured Le Creuset dutch oven and tea kettle. Hubby thinks it's so funny that when we watch FoodTV, they use the same pot that I have in my kitchen :)
Also, these pretty flowers that hubby got for yours truly the other day... I love these stargazer lilies, they smell soooo good!

Now, for yarn update :) I got lots of fun yarn today! One of hubby's coworkers is having a baby girl and I haven't gotten to make a baby blankie for a little girl yet, so...

It's Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon, White and Soft Pink. I think, soon, it will become a pretty ripple blankey, maybe the Warm Waves pattern from Jan Eaton's 200 Ripple Stitches? I'll post pics as soon as I get started!


She'sSewPretty said...

Beautiful pictures. Can I please come play in your kitchen...ohhh...can't wait til cookie baking time!

Domestically Challenged said...

Hey Martha! It’s me your best friend! I decided to join in on the fun so I could comment you and steal all of your domestic advice! :) I wont be able to contribute any domestic/crafty advice of course (cause I’m Bethany) but then I was thinking that I could change the name of my blog to “Gifts from the heart” and I could just post blogs about all of the wonderful home made gifts you and your mommy have made me over the years.:)

I love the pics of your beautiful kitchen! You finally have your beautiful kitchen, just like you’ve always wanted!!! I’m so happy for you!!! PUT MORE PICS UP!!!

Love and Miss You!!!

Domestically Challenged said...

PS-The diagonal tile does look very nice!!! good job friend!

Abundant Curiosities fill my life! said...

Can I come and hang out in your kitchen!? I'll stay out of the way. I just want to experience a big bright kitchen!!

Snapdragons said...

Ooh, our cabinets are the same color. Have you painted a roooooom yet? I don't recommend doing it yourself. At all!

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

No painting yet... We've decided to live here awhile before we make any decisions on that (plus we just plain ran out of time). I hope you didn't have an awful experience???