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Blogging…..I am new to the blog world as you all probably know. I truly did not even know what a blog was until my second son was born. He has some medical complications up front which meant I was stuck inside the house more then I was used to. I needed an outlet to feel like I was connecting to the human race….as silly as that sounds. Looking at gardening, cooking and decorating blogs filled that void.
The one thing I learned through looking at blogs was that I loved having the opportunity to see where others create. It is always an inspiration to me to see other peoples work spaces. It really gives me a sense of who they are and something tangible to see beyond just their written words. So I thought, even though I don’t have many followers yet, it might be nice for you to see where I spend most of my day. Between running my boys around and being outside when the weather permits, I spend the majority of my time in my kitchen. Cooking, cleaning, blogging, feeding my family, crafts with Big C, playing with Little C…it all happens right here. The space is not perfect. We would like to make some changes over time, but for now it is where all the magic happens.
First…here are some before shots.
The after shots…..
I love my open shelving. It adds so much more usable space to my kitchen….
Our homemade chalkboard is one of my favorite areas. It keeps me organized and the kids love it too. Fun and function at its finest.
All dressed up for Valentines Day
I am obsessed with cookbooks…Any place I travel I get a cookbook.
People often ask me what my “style” is. The answer is, I don’t truly know if I have one. It has to be functional and it has to mean something to me….that is what my style is. When I look around my kitchen I see wine bottles from Thomas Jefferson’s vineyard in Virginia. They remind me of my sister and also of Monticello. I see a heart shaped bowl that my mom made for me, a Boston Baked Beans Pot which reminds me of where I am from and my father. I see the Georgia O’Keefe prints which remind me of my honeymoon with Mr. G in New Mexico…I could go on and on. My kitchen will never be in a design magazine, but it is beautiful to me. It reminds me of where I came from and also where I am going.
I hope you enjoyed taking a small peek into my world as much as I have enjoyed showing it to you. Have a great day and thanks again for visiting Throwback Road.
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