Thursday, June 9, 2011

my right now... kitchen.

linking up with the lovely gussy for week 2 of the inspiration workshop

this week's prompt:  kitchen

this topic comes at the right time for me...  my husband and I used to think a big house full of nice "stuff" was what would make us happy.  well, after having our daughter, we are finding that the important "stuff" is shifting a bit in our minds.  what used to be a priority, {a new couch, big screen TVs, a new king sized bed} is no longer.  instead, we are finding that a college savings, swim lessons, dance class,  and diapers are actually way more important, and actually make us happier.  a once well-kept house with nice stuff is now a lot a little bit messy and full of baby dolls and riding toys, and we are happy with that. 

with that being said, we are kicking around the idea of selling our house and moving into a older, less pricey home.  as we look around at the local real-estate, instead of thinking of this as a downgrade, I am trying to look at the full potential of each place.  "I just want a small home that's big on charm that we can make our own(!)"

this week's inspiration workshop allowed me to do some {soul} searching and justified even more that having a different house can still make for a happy home, and with all of the extra money to put where it really counts. and right now that includes giving our daughter the ability to have every opportunity she may want to have and to pay off our debt.  2 big goals, tough, yes! impossible, no!

in my search for {kitchen's}, I could not find just one picture that captured all I would want.  instead I found that searching for the {accessories} was how the charm  was incorporated.  that is how you transform a small, everyday space to your own!

so, here is my right now kitchen!!!


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I {heart} this aqua + orange color combo, especially for a kitchen, so bright and happy!!  with inspiration like this, I can take any ordinary kitchen, {big or small, old or new} and add the handmade charm that I am looking for!!

now, onto putting my house on the market... wish me luck!


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19 comments:

  1. love these colors. Good luck to you!

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  2. Those colors are soooo pretty!!! And I love that HOME print, so cute!

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  3. Beautiful! (#9 is the fabric I used in Claire's room, but in orange and brown!)

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  4. I love the aqua and orange combination! I love a house that's big on charm :)

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  5. Great color combo! Best of luck with your house.

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  6. gorgeous! beautiful colors- and i think that teal scale is my favorite.

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  7. I love the mix of colors! I totally agree with you about having a place that is full of charm, rather than a huge place! That's exactly what I said in my post :)

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  8. Are you really going to do it??? Love the colors.

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  9. i love it. you're so cool.

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  10. super cute! love those colors SO mucho!

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  11. I love the colors you've picked. I saw some of the same stuff while putting together my collection. I definitely relate to your changing priorities. I'm finding we have too much stuff and it feels a bit stifling. We are also in need of a move and I'd be happy to downsize so we could simplify life a bit. Family is what's important. Everything else is just icing. Good luck finding your charming home.

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  12. PS....I adore your blog. I'll be sure to visit again :-)

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  13. I love the color combo and the retro-chic touches. Super cute

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  14. Aqua and orange. Love that combo! Orange especially is such a neglected color, don't you think? (:

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  15. Oh I love that color scheme!! And kitchen aid mixers. they are wonderful!

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  16. yes...the color scheme! :)

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  17. I love your kitchen mosaic! And I adore the aqua and orange combo, too! It's beautiful! :)

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