Kitchen Inspiration

by gidget on March 21, 2011

in creativity,gratitude,inspiration,love God + love others

It’s T-minus-less-than-two-weeks until we move to the house around the corner! I feel like getting motivated to pack is that much harder this time with two littles underfoot, and knowing that we are moving walking distance from our current place makes me just want to carry things over instead of packing them {I know how impractical this is, however}.

We had a successful garage sale over the weekend which almost earned us enough money to invest in the new kitchen table I want. I’m hoping to move our current table out to the sunroom/playroom for crafts, artwork and someday, schoolwork. I would also like to replace the chairs for that table {that are actually our outdoor dining chairs} with benches someday.

Something vintage would be ideal, but I unfortunately don’t have the time or patience to scour the world for that. Two requirements for me are: something with a leaf for entertaining, and something round to better accomodate our family of five in the future {!!}.

Here’s the new setup I’m looking at, from Ikea

Kitchen Inspiration {Ikea}

Have I mentioned that our new place is ALL tile? I’m SO looking forward to not having carpet under the kitchen table as it will make not crying over spilled milk much easier. But the rest of the house will now require some rugs, so I’ll definitely going to be seeking out a couple of those at Ikea, too… for now we have a borrowed one for our living room and I’m also going to be on the lookout for maybe something used, or a bound carpet remnant.

I can’t wait to {virtually} show you around the new place in a couple of weeks!


Taking a moment to count the gifts, and focus on gratitude in this moment (#62-71)…

:: inspiration and creativity

:: {soon} an empty space to organize, design and fill with our treasures

:: de-cluttering and selling unwanted things

:: family dinners

:: chocolate milk

:: TUMS, since just about everything gives me heartburn these days

:: little feet poking the inside of my belly {on the right side}

:: a sweet, new babysitter for our community group

:: rays of sunshine between bursts of rain

:: daylight savings and being officially done with winter!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Krissa March 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I love round tables…good luck with your move! We moved at the end of Dec. to a place with all hardwood floors and have had to invest in rugs too…quite pricey! But I do love the hardwood floors!
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Cora March 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

Decluttering! I sooooo need to do that. I think I’m becoming the hoarder that I never wanted to be. The garage sale thing sounds like a really good idea! Glad it went well for you. I like the table and chairs. Round is always a good thing as everyone is equal and within reach!!!! Hope the move goes well and without a hitch! Thanks for your list today. It was good to have been here!


Aimee @ Simple Bites March 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Love it! Red is a winner in my books.


annie March 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I love the table and chairs! It’s great when you can find the perfect secondhand piece that will work perfect with your space, but finding time to make it your own is hard! I have a waiting list of furniture that has yet to be refinished…and so they look very out of place in the meantime. Ikea is nice to fill in the gaps, and is a good indoor outing on rainy days! Also, loved the list today, several of them touched home for me.


Amy April 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Hey Nicole!

I met you at Mindy’s today! Wow! I love your blog, beautiful, and I love your themes! Especially adoption, that is huge for us too! Let’s mos def be friends. Ok, so remember I told you I am not a real blogger, so dont judge ;) but you can give me any tips you have because yours is awesome!

Talk to you later!



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