Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Space - Hub of the Home

Almost everyone, myself included, goes to the left once they walk up the stairs. 

I thought for your tour we should do the same. 

First up is the hub of the home. 

The kitchen. 
 Kitchen window view, which overlooks the deck. 

Yup, I need to remove the umbrella and put the table upright.

That's from the second to last Mother Nature's huffing and puffing fit er windstorm.

Meet Jack my juicer, George my George Foreman grill, and the ever present Scentsy warmer. 
Today it has a pine scented smell warming.  Don't try to scratch the screen to smell it.  You'll just have to take my word for it. 
 My buddy the off brand magic bullet and toaster. 

I use my buddy daily.  Sometimes 3 or more times a day.  I make my chai tea lattes, smoothies, etc., in it. 
 Who doesn't love a good sink picture every now and again?

I have a thing against sponges so you'll only see brushes in my house, which are run through the dishwasher every couple of days. 
 A daily reminder on the kitchen windowsill to have faith.  The opposite side of the piece contains a sunburst. 
Nothing much to see here.  Just a dish rack, a microwave, and the sugar, chai tea, brown rice, and tea bag containers. Who needs to put the usual sugar and flour out? Not me obviously. 
 Oooh look, a gas stove top. 

No seriously, a gas stove top.  There is no better way to cook in my opinion.  Also, it is quite fantastic to have when the power is out. 

To the right of the stove is a container with the most commonly used serving/cooking utensils, olive oil + balsamic vinegar, and the kitchen knives in desperate need of replacing. 
 The kettle stays out this time of the year.  Since this too is used daily, I don't see the need to put it away just to take it back out. 

Here is one of my creative endeavors I painted that hangs above the stove. 

The design is a t shirt iron on transfer. 

I think the finished canvas looks much better in person when the flash doesn't white out the details.
 On top of the fridge is the house mascot, Scat. 

He was in the living room bookshelves when we moved in.

A quick decision was made since he was here before us he should remain to reign over his domain. 
 This is the view from the kitchen into the living room.  To the left you can see the stairway and front door. 

To the right you'd see the a free standing book shelf and the dining room. 
 Those are tea lights on the left and the picture hanging on the right is part of my family history. 

It is a photocopy of a letter my maternal grandmother wrote in French to my mother in 1964, a picture of my mother visiting Pablo Picasso's museum on the French Rivera, another piece of the letter, and a stamped image of the Eiffel tower. 

Hope you enjoyed the kitchen tour. 

Tomorrow is either the dining room and Bevo's Den or the living room. 

Peace, Love, Laughter, and Soul Y'all. 


Ace C said...

Yep, it's official that you will be stalked.

Mo said...

Now that you put it out in the universe, twice at that, I'll really have to start watching my back.

Thanks friend. ;)