Saturday, May 2, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday - Kitchen Edition

A great blog that I have been reading lately, Kelly's Korner, has started a fun Friday thing where we get to show off our homes. Okay, I realize that it is SATURDAY, not Friday. Last night I was too busy finishing my Action Research Proposal to read blogs and I missed out on this fun thing. So better late than never, I like to say.

Kevin and I moved into our first house almost one year ago. We have really put a lot into making it ours, but there are a few touches we still need to add. For example, we have no master bedroom furniture. I mean none at all. We have mattresses on a frame, and we use those clear pull-out container drawer things for bedside tables. He does have a dresser, but I use our old dresser which is now in the guest room. Thus, I had to move necessary items into my "bedside table" drawers so that I don't have to trek across the house to find my underwear. Bedroom furniture has just not really been a priority, but I think we'll start looking soon!

The other thing is our countertops. I love everything about our kitchen except for the old white formica countertops. It's not just about look, either. They stain so badly! I always have to use Mr. Clean Magic Erasers to get iced tea and some other certain things off of them.

So anyway, on with the kitchen tour:

This is my kitchen. I like that it is open to the TV room, and the office is on the other side so I can talk to Kevin when he's working while I make dinner :)

Here is a slightly different view:

I love cute things with our initials on them!

I have it decorated with apples. I actually didn't take a picture of my adorable clock, the artificial apples my mom brought me from Brazil last year, my paper towel holder, or basically anything good. My bad. But I do like these canisters I found at Garden Ridge!

My breakfast nook, also known as home to my plants.

We have only three sets of dishes the green and white and the black are both everyday sets. I found the black and gold in an entire set of eight place settings at the Target after Christmas sale for half off. The best part is that they can be use year round! Maybe when I actually use them I'll take some pictures of the whole ensemble.

Am I the only one who gets excited over teeny tiny organizational things? This is my latest organizer, found at Walmart for only $4. It stores my pot lids so I don't have to stack them and they won't fall when I reach for one!

Today I was at Canton and I bought these things, which are supposed to be great. One is a bread bag which claims to keep bread fresh for two weeks. The smaller bag is a potato pouch. If you haven't heard of it, it cooks a potato perfectly in the microwave in 5-7 minutes. It can do up to four at a time. I'll let you know how it goes once I get some potatoes, lol.

So that's my kitchen. Hop on over to Kelly's blog next Friday for the living room edition!

Now that I have a month off before my next grad school class starts (after completing the most terrbile course I have EVER taken in my entire 17.5 years of school) I may actually be blogging more, so check back with me in a few days! I have some funny and good stories to show you from school. I also have some HILARIOUS video to post, titled "First Grade Dance Off," but before I can post it I need to figure out how to edit it for confidentiality.


Cam, April, Carson, & Hannah said...

I love your dishes. What are you studying in school? (I'm curious.) I just completed the WORST semester of my 17 years of school as well! :) Only one more year for me...can't wait.

Mrs_Faz said...

Love monogram stuff!! I don't have any, but after seeing your plaque... I might just go searching!! Great kitchen!

Meagan White said...

Thanks! I'm in the Lamar Academic Partnership graduate program studing school administration. I just finished Research in Education, which would have been a doozy anyway, but it was the most poorly organized class I have ever seen - really, a joke. They gave us the final exam for the Week 1 assessment by accident. Then, when everyone failed, insetad of admitting their mistake they gave us a retake - the same exam all mixed up!

The program advertises 12-15 hours a week since it is geared toward full-time teachers, and most of the courses so far have been perfect. Each week of this one took me 30 or more hours to complete! Luckily I have only one more year, too!

What are you in?

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I think your kitchen is the cleanest kitchen I have ever seen! Love it!

Alexis said...

I used the potato pouch! It took 9 minutes and tasted yummy! I think I had a large potato.