The Kitchen Pig, The Kitchen & The Dream Pantry

Do you love looking at kitchens online? Insta-kitchen? Houzz-kitchen? Blog-kitchens? My friend Kari shared in a recent post that she loved perusing kitchen photos online.

{My kitchen pig that we’ve had forever. I loved looking at that linked post and seeing how my delightful offspring would change the messages I would try to share with my family. I retired the kitchen message pig when we renovated our kitchen but I could not get rid of him and now he’s moved to the mountains. If you were wondering, he’s loving his new digs; way better than the closet he’s been residing in for the past 5 years.}

Kari threatened me with my life if I didn’t share some pics of our GA kitchen. You know, in days like this, I’m not taking any chances on threats because people are effing bananas. I was going to share some pics of our kitchen in real life, as it was a mess this past week. But yesterday morning it was just Linds and I so I had time to clean it up before we headed home. Plus when I return I’d like to come back to a clean house since I’m not an actual pig.

Pic from the day prior when Coach was doing something (brining and then Smoking?) to the fresh caught trout our neighbor brought over.

Since last week was Thanksgiving and now it’s over, I’m gonna start with what I’m NOT thankful for. See how quickly my moods can swing? HA! Speaking of swinging. The fridge. It has nice heavy doors and it’s lovely. BUT, that door on the right? It loves to swing WIDE open and SLAM into the oven handle. See the nice dent? It’s my favorite appliance dent thus far. This was a poor design choice. But really, I’m not complaining.

Well, maybe I am, but still trying to be effing thankful for that dented refrigerator.

Coach has been creating kitchens and baths for many years, so he’s got high standards, and should I mention expensive taste when it comes to his own kitchen? This kitchen wasn’t what we might have chosen if we were building, but it is very nice and it grabbed our attention as soon as we entered this house when we were real estate shoppers. Would we have chosen white cabinets in the mountains? Probably not, as I feel that a natural wood tone would be more ‘mountainy’ but nonetheless we’re happy campers.

We do love the pendant lights and of course, that sweet cow dog; she really enjoyed her GA time.

Hold on to your kitchen perusing britches, b*tches…the one thing that made me want to hand over ALL MY MONEY for this house: The Pantry

I strongly believe that if everyone had a pantry like this, there might be world peace. If everyone was organized, surely they’d be happy people too.

Do you remember that commercial What would You do for a Klondike bar? I’ll tell you, there are a lot of things I’d do for a pantry like this. And obviously, I did-done-do-them! *Suz, blushing profusely*

Are you a kitchen loving person or would you rather it happen like a lot of things in the past, behind closed doors?


Thankful & Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving! I didn’t want anyone to call the po-po for a well check on me because I’ve been MIA. We’re up in the mountains for our first holiday and I’m finding myself busy doing things outside of my ‘puter.

It’s a lovely cool, crisp and sunshiny kind of time and we’re totally digging the change in weather and scenery. Callie made her first trip up with no issues, of course the RX from her vet certainly helped with the 9 1/2 hour drive. Next time, I’m joining in on the fun because she was very chill with Coach’s driving.

{Anyone reading this and thinking about busting into our place, we do have people staying there taking care of the property and butterfly-sitting} 😀

Our girls will be arriving soon and I’m looking forward to time together as the past two Thanksgiving’s Lolo was not with us; she was patrolling the streets of Fort Myers one year and last year she was in Grad school with not enough time to get home. I know someone will be shaking their head thinking that there will be hugging and smooching, we will be cautious, and two of our group had precautionary covid tests this week and were negative. Our home is large enough that everyone has their own space. *sigh* I miss my people something fierce. We will enjoy some fresh mountain air together and I will catch up with you next week.

Enjoy your holiday. I know a bunch of you are not going to see anyone outside of your home and I hope that you still find some joy in your days; life is short and we are blessed to be here each and every day.