Inside My Kitchen….My Happy Place!

18 Jan Inside My Kitchen….My Happy Place!

I have not posted in a while because life has been so crazy so I wanted to jump on a post some pictures inside my kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think for me being in the kitchen and cooking is definitely my happy place. It is the place I go when I’m stressed or upset and need to escape and start cooking to take my mind of things. In my kitchen I love to have pictures and flowers and things that make the space feel warm and inviting.

One of my favorite areas of my kitchen is the Coffee Bar I created. My daughter Laila is an amazing artist so I asked her to create this chalkboard art for this space. I keep my coffee essentials there and this cute spoon holder that says ” All we need is Love & Coffee” I got from Esty. I also purchased from Etsy this cute sign that has one of my favorite Jonny Cash quotes on it. ( I do live in Nashville after all) ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, the cabinets right above this area hold my coffee mugs, hot tea and anything else I need for my morning.

My sink is right in front of my window which I love and I always keep fresh flowers, paper towels, and Bath and Body Works soap that fits each season.

Like I mentioned above I keep pictures in my kitchen also of Laila, Lucky my Labradoodle and my sweet mom. I feel like having flowers, photos of family and glass jars full of vibrant fruit add warmth to the space.

I has a gas stove which is a necessity for me because I feel it is much easier to control my heat level while cooking. I have a toaster over to the left and to the right I keep extra virgin olive oil, salt tub, and a small ceramic dish for tomatoes. The cabinet right above that holds all my spices, which is a lot….so it works out great. ย The large wood cutting board to the right NEVER moves- lol …I keep it there for chopping and it is next to both the sink and stove so it’s perfect. ( I keep plastic cutting boards in the corner lower cabinet for poultry and seafood chopping)

My island is Butcher Block which I love and has shelving for storage underneath it. I always keep a glass jar inspired by Khloe Kardashian ( yes lol I love her organization in the kitchen it inspires me) full of Oreos, because my daughter is 16 and we constantly have teenagers in my house eating them and everything else! ๐Ÿ™‚

Last I have a small Butlers Pantry in the hallway behind my kitchen, which has my kitchen tools ( like my pasta maker) in the cabinet and booze! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to share this picture to show Laila also did chalkboard art in there for me that says ” Happiness is Homemade”. ย That saying is the best way to sum up how I feel about being in my kitchen cooking for the people I love!

I hope this post has inspired you for new ideas to add to your kitchen! Please let me know what you love about your kitchen and share pictures with me!!!!

 

Dana
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