It’s been a month sweet friends. A month of moving and settling in slowly. A month of painting and cleaning and hanging pictures just to get them out of the reach of the 20 sweet sticky fingers that threaten to bring them crashing to the floor. We’ve come so far already it’s hard to realize it’s only been a month. I painted the whole house (well almost the whole house….the boys room still needs some love) in a delicious creamy white color called Vintage Linen from Behr. It was actually one of the sample colors we had put on the exterior of the house as a trim option. I briefly considered Edgecomb Gray since John and Sherry gushed over how much they loved its milky tan like color in their foyer. But you can see it on the top right photo in the collage below that it was much more gray then the linen color beneath it.
Kevin requested that I spare him from living in a house of “cool” colors and for reflecting light to help our photographing purposes I felt that the linen color was the better choice. It was not without my normal hesitation and hemming and hawing though so I was so relieved when the first rooms were finished and I loved them. As far as the actual move it’s been a different kind of move than most. With our belongings spread between our respective parents home and storage buildings and no garage or storage space to speak of we’ve been bringing things in a small load at a time, unpacking those and then returning for more a few nights later.
I’m in love with this little space that we are making our own, though its left me little time to think clearly enough to get words out of my head and into this space for you. I hope you are following us on Instagram and if you aren’t please won’t you join us there? It’s the extent of what I have been able to manage lately and I’d love to see your faces in that little corner so we can connect.
Here is a little overview of some of what’s been happening over there the last month…and a few photos of some recipes I have waiting in the que for here…oh and kind of an announcement? cool.
Chimichurri Sauce aka the best thing you’ve ever put in your mouth or smeared on your grilled cheese.
I got a new bike. It’s beautiful. She’s a she and she needs a name. Suggestions are welcome. I get respectful nods of approval from all the old people when I bike around town. One old guy even air fist bumped me today. Apparently they love her too.
The Famous Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.
I’ve been making Kevin’s mom pie since we were dating and it’s his favorite thing ever. Finally will be gracing the blog. Gulp.
I can’t even deal with how awesome these two folks are. It truly hasn’t even sunk in that this is happening in like two weeks. Ahhhh!
I’ve recently rediscovered my lost love of libraries. There is something about these public places that feeds my inner nerdiness like nothing else compares. I’ve been bringing home stacks and stacks of cookbooks each week….and a few workout DVD’s to balance it all out of course.
Because let’s be honest… I work out so I can eat full cream and real butter and cupcakes when I want ’em. Tweet that baby.
Oh and posset. So I can eat posset. Which will also be coming to the blog soon because its bloody fantastic and it’s craaaazay easy. Which is 100% awesome in my books. Plus lavender in a dessert? It was epic. Check out What A Girl Eats recipe which was my inspiration.
Not only does this go down as the best dad in law award eva but I found this table for TWENTY BUCKS. That’s something to drink to. Plus I have the cutest babies in the whole world.
And this little buffet fit the countertop PERFECT! It will be bringing some desperately needed kitchen storage (because I have precisely 5 million pots, pans, bowls, spoons, and random food blogger paraphernalia) and room to chop, knead and make pastries til the cows come home. Which hopefully will be quite a long time because I don’t have room for a cow. Though I really want one. A milk cow precisely. A pretty brown jersey milk cow if we want to get crazy specific.
Also? TV baby. Huh?
Coming soon to a kitchen near you I’ll be broadcasting my face into your very living room where we can cook and laugh together via our YouTube channel and whatever other places decide I should come make “appearances” on.
So logically I needed an awesome countertop to show ya stuff on. And a haircut. But I’ll work on that part myself deal?
In all seriousness though it’s definitely in the works to be putting together some on screen time which makes me giddy and want to lose my lunch all at the same time. For reals.
Hello yogurt carton cupcakes. Heavenly.
Blueberry Pie. You’re fantastic. I love pie.
And blackberry liquor for Christmas presents (maybe. I may drink it all way before then)
Spicy Angelhair Pasta with Mussels