In My Kitchen ~ April 2015


In My Kitchen there’s actually a kitchen — at long last!

The Stove is nestled into its permanent place, ingredients and utensils are within reach (although I’m still rearranging those, lol!) and daily life is beginning to feel more like “me.”

Thank you… xo.

The Fridge

The Fridge

In My Kitchen The Fridge stands guard looking rather like Darth Vader — but I love it!

I’ve never had so much fridge/freezer storage in my entire life and I’m mindful of using it to its best advantage… preferably sharing food with others. Again, I can’t thank you enough!

(FYI, I plan to paint the kitchen walls an elegant light gray — right now they look kind of “busy” with the flooring, but — one ‘to do’ at a time.)


In My Kitchen is a Back To The Basics set of dishes with no frills attached, except for various pattern derivations that caught my eye beyond the original set. (Thrift store bargains… you know me! ;)

Sometimes starting with a clean slate — or plate — is the best way to go until you decide otherwise. Simplicity, anyone?

Speaking of which, here’s our makeshift “deck” for now — a 2 x 4 ‘landing’ constructed by TMOFW — but we’re grateful to be in the same spot. (Disregard the charred front yard debris… workin’ on it!)

Our Temporary Deck -- same lake, different view!

Our Temporary Deck — same lake, different view!

In My Kitchen are about a hundred other blessings so I’m just going to post a “collage” to keep this short. We still have LOTS of work to do outside and in!

Necessarily so, I’ll be keeping my online activities at a minimum until the end of April (thanks for bearing with me), but please know that I LOVE reading your IMK posts, and thank you profusely for reading and commenting on mine. xo

Here’s a peek at what’s been transpiring…

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In My Kitchen it’s been cozy, crazy, and busy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. No matter how “life” presents itself make it your own… it’s the only one you’ve got!

This month’s IMK post is dedicated to Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial who hostesses IMK graciously from “Down Under” — as well as each and every one of you who have unquestionably demonstrated what Welcome Home truly means.

Enjoying life every day and every day life,

~ Kim

P.S. Please stop by Celia’s blog to poke around kitchens the world over (great fun!) and also to wish her a Happy Half Century. ;)

27 thoughts on “In My Kitchen ~ April 2015

  1. Kim, I have been looking forward to reading your post and getting an update. Lovely view and I’m so glad your kitchen is getting settled. I adore plain white dinnerware and love the patterns, I think white is so flexible as far as presentation and can be dressed up or down depending on the occassion.

  2. Wow – that is such a lot of progress since last month – how wonderful to see your kitchen in place and looking so comfortable! I love white china and thrifted china is even better because it has a history. The roses from TMOFW are so pretty – very sweet of him! That sunset is spectacular, Kim as is the view from your deck – just so happy to read this!

  3. Hi Kim, gee things are bolting along! You really have made your stamp already and golly, what a stunning view! Nothing wrong with no frills, they just get in the way. Cheers :)

  4. Great to see you back on track Kim. Your kitchen looks great. I can see why you stayed there- the view of the lake is stunning and it must be wonderful to sit out on the deck ( when it is finished) and take in all that lovely water. My life is also filled with second hand finds- and I treasure these more than new stuff.

  5. It’s lovely to see you back in your very beautiful setting and great to see you home coming together. The stove and the fridge look like very sturdy and good quality appliances. It’s been such a journey for you and you must now be so relieved to be in a home once more xx

  6. Welcome home, Kim. I can feel you spreading the love in your kitchen, one dish at a time. I am happy your life is now presenting with some normalcy. It must feel great to be back on the lake and making good food. Enjoy! Sending love your way, Jeanne

  7. Wow, you’ve gotten yourself a spanking new kitchen & it looks marvellous! Love how everything is sitting neatly in place, Kimby. Looks like you’re all set to whip up a feast! Congrats, love! xoxo

  8. I just know that some absolutely delightful magic is going to be happening in this beautiful kitchen…I love all the ‘no frills’ you’ve chosen b/c you’ll make them even more spectacular w/your food creations. It’s good to be back in your place of respite~~a piece of your heaven, my sweet girl xox luv you!

  9. I’m thrilled to see your kitchen, Kim. I feel better seeing the new stove and the view we’ve all come to love. Welcome home.

  10. Well if this isn’t a joyful read first thing on Easter morn, then I don’t know what is. So delighted to see that things are starting to take shape again for you, lovely. Welcome home xo

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