Tuesday, September 23, 2008


We hosted a book review at our house on last Friday night.  That's probably funny for those of you who know that I'm not a reader!  While I was cleaning the house I thought it would be fun to take some pics of some of the rooms.  Here's the kitchen- our work in progress.  There are a lot of small things here and there to do, but I love having more projects than time, money, or energy to do.  Ok... "love" is strong.  Perhaps "enjoy" is a better way to put it.  How boring would life be to live in a perfect house?  (some days I WANT "boring")

The kitchen bench is working really well.  It's easy to clean up after meals and shove the table into the corner of the room.  I still need to paint those crates underneath.

This is a section of countertop that I didn't used to have.  It's so great to have this!  It's the perfect spot for rolling out cinnamon rolls.

The contents of these jars are always changing, but I recently got a TON of free oatmeal (PTL!) and with the raisins I bought in bulk it seemed obvious that the third jar should house the oatmeal cookies we girls made this week.

That square wood clock above the girls door holds a little surprise behind it... when we moved in that clock was there and I moved it one day and discovered a big hole in the wall just a little bit smaller than the clock.  So, the clock still hangs.  I want to decoupage it or something fun. .

(ok, i just deleted that pic and that's frustrating.... also, this underlining won't stop!  Does anyone else get so annoyed with blogger sometimes!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

above:  Here's the assembly line for the grilled chicken kabobs that we had for supper.  They were YUMMY!  below:  the all important coffee corner

below:  There's a section of wall paper above the sink that needs to be scraped off.  This tea towel is from Anthropology  -my favorite store!  Oh, and the backsplash needs to be tiled.

Here are the kabobs all ready  to go

They just looked so yummy and colorful (they match the kitchen!) and I was so hungry that I just kept taking pictures of them.  I'm so weird!

Those lower cabinets are missing doors that are waiting to get painted and put on and the whole kitchen floor needs to be redone and I'd love to do something different with the light/ fan, but one thing at a time!  Thanks for "visiting" my kitchen.  I'd love to share a hot drink with any one of you for REAL.   Y'all come back now, ya hear?  


Stephanie said...

I LOVE your green cabinets, Beth!

The Stamper Story said...

Stephanie- thanks! what stephanie are you? :)

Stephanie said...

The Brown one. :)

Mary Ann said...

Beth, I'm not sure if you remember me from the Northland days, but I lurk here on your blog occasionally. I really enjoyed your kitchen tour! I bought a house this April & I still don't live there b/c of the abundance of projects. My boyfriend has practically renovated the entire place. It's gonna be great (when it's done) & hopefully I'll be moving over the next couple of weeks. Your sense of style is great - colorful & energetic. Love it!

Beth said...

steph- oh... ah ha! mystery girl is solved. i was hoping it was that one!

mary ann- yes- I remember you!!! I'm glad you made yourself know! Sounds like you snagged the right kind of boyfriend! :) have fun with all the projects

party of eight said...

i think your kitchen is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! i love everything. i wish i was as creative as you!

Chastity Gomez said...

Love you kitchen, Beth! It is so colorful! Check out this blog of a friend of a friend- her kitchen is amazing too- VERY colorful- she has some great ideas! www.sarahsart.bogspot.com- she also has a sore on Etsy which is so fun!
Anyway, you're an inspiration.. keep creating and blogging- I enjoy it!

Chastity Gomez said...

left you the wrong address to that blog- its sara-mincy.blogspot.com
the other site doesn't remind me of you:)

Beth said...

Chas- I've found that several times in my blog surfing! You flatter me. I do love the color in her house. It's very energizing! thanks for sharing- and commenting!

6packB said...

Beth - this makes me want to come see your house so badly! This all looks wonderful. I have so much to say about it all. I really should just call you. Your kitchen looks great and Jonas room is perfect! Your kitchen would look great in my house! And Moses would feel right at home in Jo's room. I have a ton of stuff I need to post for you. Miss you!!!!