I absolutely love it when food bloggers post pictures of their kitchens on their blogs- I love to see other people’s kitchens and get an inside look at where it all happens! It’s so much fun to see personalities come to life through that person’s kitchen style; the way they decorate, what colors they love, what kind of gadgets they like to use, what cookbooks they display, etc. So I decided that after 2 years of food blogging, it was about time you all got to see where it all happens! So……welcome to my kitchen!

Looking in from the entrance to the dining room. The kitchen is right off of the dining room and a lot of the time I end up using the tables as extra counter space or a cookie/cake cooling station.

I love this shelf! This is where I keep all my Fiestaware plates and bowls- and lots of other colorful odds and ends!

This is the dining room. We don’t have a breakfast area, really; just one big area with two small sections (sort of). This is the table I take all my pictures on, and it’s my great-grandmother’s furniture- it’s been in the family a long time!

Close-up of the dining room table. I just painted it- it used to be black and white striped (which you’ve probably noticed in all of my old pictures- there were always stripes in the background!)

The “breakfast area”- sort of. Basically just the other half of the dining room. The kitchen is just off to the left there.

And here we are, finally- the kitchen!

My favorite picture in the house!

The American Woman’s cookbook (the green one) is the first cookbook my great-grandmother bought as a 19 year-old bride over 80 years ago. And in the background is my new apron (the pink one) that hubby gave me for my birthday last week!

The smallest pantry known to man…*sigh*

Looking into the living room from the dining room

And of course, my kitchen wouldn’t be nearly as happy and full of love if these two characters weren’t in it!

So there you have it- my cozy little kitchen (…and dining room)! This is where it all happens- the good, the bad and (definitely), the ugly! I really hope you’ve enjoyed the “tour”!



  1. You have SUCH a cute kitchen! I’m jealous of your decorating skills!


    Comment by The Nifty Foodie — June 23, 2010 @ 9:40 AM

  2. Oh my goodness – your kitchen is beautiful. (And making me so jealous). Mine is like a quarter of yours. haha


    Comment by Eliana — June 23, 2010 @ 9:46 AM

  3. you had me at the refrigerator 😉


    Comment by Chris — June 23, 2010 @ 9:47 AM

  4. i think my pantry might be smaller! 🙂 so cute!


    Comment by ashley — June 23, 2010 @ 9:58 AM

  5. I love it!! And so jealous of your small pantry – I don’t have one at all.


    Comment by Tracey — June 23, 2010 @ 10:01 AM

  6. I love your kitchen! It has such style! And I have a smaller panty…..no pantry. :*-(


    Comment by Amy O — June 23, 2010 @ 10:03 AM

  7. Way cute kitchen! Can you please come over here and teach me how to cook and how to decorate? My yard is amazing but my home that is another story!
    Thanks for sharing!


    Comment by Nicole — June 23, 2010 @ 10:10 AM

  8. I love how much light you get in your house and your little “wine corner” with those hanging wine glasses. I think you’ve also inspired me to move our bakers rack into the kitchen!


    Comment by Kira — June 23, 2010 @ 10:11 AM

  9. Beautiful! You’re a great decorator, I love all the natural light.


    Comment by Courtney — June 23, 2010 @ 10:16 AM

  10. I LOVE IT! Wow. From someone who has NO windows near her kitchen, no pantry, hardly and space… this is Heaven to me! You have phenomenal decorating skills too. Very nice!


    Comment by Amy — June 23, 2010 @ 10:30 AM

  11. I love your kitchen! It’s beautifully decorated and you have so much light!

    I’m completely jealous of those cute salt and pepper shakers!


    Comment by Laura — June 23, 2010 @ 10:40 AM

  12. I LOVE all the punches of color in your kitchen! It’s beautiful!!!!!


    Comment by Jennifer — June 23, 2010 @ 11:45 AM

  13. I absolutely love all the bright colors 🙂 It must make you soo happy to cook in there everyday 🙂


    Comment by Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — June 23, 2010 @ 11:58 AM

  14. Wow, thanks everybody! You all are too sweet!! 🙂



    Comment by amy — June 23, 2010 @ 12:09 PM

  15. SO much fun!!!


    Comment by sherri — June 23, 2010 @ 12:57 PM

  16. I like the lighthearted whimsy of your fiesta ware shelf. Love the pitcher at the top – lemonade(?)-is that what it says? I adore the space you have for your cookbooks, it is marvelous. I hear you about the pantry. I have none in my tiny apartment, so I went and bought cupboards with shelves and doors that close to house all my pantry items. The only room for these shelves is in the spare bedroom. Strange but true. It’s not ideal by any means, but we make it work.


    Comment by Margo — June 23, 2010 @ 1:13 PM

  17. Margo- it does say “Lemonade”; it’s got a little dry erase marker that goes with it and you can write whatever you want on it! In the Fall/Winter I usually write “Apple Cider” on it- so fun!



    Comment by amy — June 23, 2010 @ 1:22 PM

  18. Adorable kitchen. I’m jealous of your beautiful stove/oven. And those two guys at the bottom aren’t bad either. I know my kitchen wouldn’t be the same without my man, my son, and our dog.


    Comment by Jennifer — June 23, 2010 @ 1:27 PM

  19. I love how bright and colorful your kitchen is! And the furniture from your family, so fun to have lots of memories!


    Comment by ashlee — June 23, 2010 @ 2:12 PM

  20. Fun tour–and while your pantry might be small, at least you HAVE a pantry!! Our kitchen lacks one and it kills me!


    Comment by Natalie (The Sweets Life) — June 23, 2010 @ 3:17 PM

  21. Your kitchen is beautiful, and your colors are great–I would happily sit down in there with a cup of coffee. I love that you have your grandmother’s cookbook. My fave part of your photos is the shelf unit that houses your Fiestaware!


    Comment by Linda — June 23, 2010 @ 5:30 PM

  22. What a great kitchen; I love the colors. Thank you for sharing your space with us!!


    Comment by Kimberly — June 24, 2010 @ 8:13 AM

  23. OMG I have that exact same American Woman’s Cookbook!!! It was also my great-grandmothers too!! I haven’t dared to use it bc of it’s age (makes me nervous) but I will soon!! =)


    amy Reply:

    Oh wow, Kelly! That’s so cool! You definitely should use yours- it has some pretty great stuff. Plus, it’s so cool using/making the exact recipes our great grandmothers did so many years ago! 🙂



    Comment by Kelly — June 24, 2010 @ 9:35 AM

  24. Amy, I LOVE your kitchen! I’m working on collecting my colorful dishes and accessories so when we finally finish the kitchen I will have the decor covered.

    I also have Fiestaware, in Peacock, Scarlett, and Sunflower. I grew up in Newell, WV and my grandfather used to work at Homer Laughlin China putting handles on their mugs – so it was only natural that I would choose Fiestaware for my dishes 🙂 They have a great factory outlet with a massive room for seconds (items they didn’t deem good enough for firsts, but if you have a discerning eye, you can find some nice pieces really cheap) which is where I go when I need to add to my dish collection!

    I’m loving your blog, and going to subscribe right after posting this comment!


    Comment by Michelle — June 24, 2010 @ 11:02 PM

  25. OMG…I love your kitchen. It’s absolutely adorable and amazing…I think you need take another picture of all your cookbooks! Awesome shelf for it, too. My fave item is that wire frame that says “Merlot” – I love everything with wine!


    Comment by Krystal — June 28, 2010 @ 3:46 PM

  26. Thanks so much, Krystal! I actually did take a picture of the cookbooks, I just didn’t want to go overboard with the pictures! 🙂

    Michelle- most of my Fiestaware is seconds! My mom, sister and I all go to this giant flea market a few times a year and they sell pretty good seconds there. I got lucky and got a bunch of the Chartreuse color that’s discontinued! Thank you for your sweet compliment!



    Comment by amy — June 28, 2010 @ 3:59 PM

  27. adorable!!! the little s & p are my favorite–but it’s all so great.


    Comment by nikki — June 29, 2010 @ 7:49 PM

  28. You have a beautiful kitchen! It makes me want to move out of my tiny apartment immediately and live in a house with a nice space to do my baking 🙂 Your colors are exactly what I want to eventually do with mine- bright and fun! For the mean time.. I’ll be making due with my tiny galley kitchen and pantry that is about 1/3 the size of yours!


    Comment by Evan@swEEts — July 6, 2010 @ 3:30 PM

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