Thursday, May 29, 2008

Don't Judge a Book by It's Very Small Cover

Kelly's Korner is having a little fun bloggy post: What's your most favorite room in your house?

and mine is........the kitchen. And I'm truly laughing as I write this post (thanks Kelly for giving me the chuckles) because if you knew me two years ago when we bought this home, I was absolutely not laughing about this kitchen. Come on....white vinyl floors.....laminate countertops.....and

...look at our circa 1970 "stainless steel" oven!

But okay. I must admit. This house.....all 1300 square feet of it (yes, I said 1300 square feet...it can be done!)... has totally been a blessing from God. It's become our home. And the kitchen is the heart of it. And for reasons that can't be explained other than God's great imagination and Dave Ramsey's quote "Act Your Wage!", we've found peace and happiness in our little bungalow.

Sure, I'd love to replace the cabinets, floors, and countertops...but all that will come. One day. Or maybe it won't.....but the small labor of loves such as the below:

the pot rack that took my hubby half a day and
a mouthful of insulation to hang...
he made the table underneath it, too


Those things make this kitchen sweet to me.....even if I'm griping at the dirt that is a constant enemy on my white floors! Thanks, Kelly, for allowing me to pay tribute to our "little house".

12 comments:

Kelly said...

I LOVE your house! It's cozy and perfect! Small houses are great! It makes you closer!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

I think your kitchen is warm and adorable!

Blessings!
stephanie

Jennifer said...

I have always wanted one of those pot hanging thingys. How fun!

Heather said...

I want to see a pic of the front of your house. You emailed one several years ago, but it's wasn't the current house..correct?
LOVE the pot rack!!

The Lorick Family said...

I agree with Kelly...I love your house...there is something very warm and inviting about...not to mention the beautiful backyard. I know I say that a lot...I think I am having backyard envy!:)

The Garners said...

That's a great kitchen--i love the pot rack, too! How sweet of your hubs to hang it for you!

DKS Hearts JYS said...

God is Good - great kitchen, beautiful HOME, precious family...

petrii said...

I found your site through Kelly's, what a cute kitchen; it is so sweet. I agree, it is the heart of the home. My baby is 15 and the kitchen is where he comes rambling in to check out whatever he smells, and that usually ends in a cooking lesson or life lesson (or both). Thanks for sharing your beautiful kitchen,
Dawn

Meredith said...

We share common kitchen features (white vinyl floors, laminate counters)-but I have not got your great attitude. I need to pray about that! :) Do you feel the need to sweep those floors ten times a day, like me? :) Thanks for sharing and encouraging.gxpphtn

His Doorkeeper said...

Your kitchen is amazingly beautiful! I just love your light fixture over your table....so pretty! Your home shows lots of love!

P.S. You and your sister are just beautiful!

Erin said...

your kitchen looks so cozy...very inviting too, like you could just hang out in there and talk...I love it.

Anonymous said...

I think your kitchen is perfect. So warm and cozy and fun to cook in. The pot rack is great.

Holly

 
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