I’m not sure if Lilly loves to cook because she loves to eat, or if she loves to love something that I love because she loves me.
However you swing it, this girl (and her sisters too) love to be in the kitchen with me. Helping to read the ingredient list, turn on the mixer, pass me the measuring cups, crack eggs, peek into the oven, or taste test cookie dough – I love every minute of it even when I don’t. Lives are built out of little moments, everyday happenings that come and go. All the little moments that are sometimes celebrated -but more often forgotten- get magically joined up together somewhere down the line and become “childhood” the way we think of it as adults. All the sugar and late evening sun, toddler giggles and spoon licking without the rest. I know it’s what I’ll remember when my house is quiet someday and what I’ll wish for back once it’s gone.
We thoroughly enjoyed using our We Cook kit from Baby Boy Bakery! Lilly’s Uncle Casey gave her a subscription for her birthday and it’s been so much fun opening each box, reading recipes and then making them together! If you have a mini cooking buddy in your life, keep this on the back burner gift list. So good. Aren’t those fortune cookies the cutest thing ever?!
So our kitchen is coming together, we are almost there! Our friend James did amazing work on our plumbing (God bless him, ah!) and we finally have running water into the kitchen sink! The water and ice are hooked up in the fridge and we are that much closer to saying the kitchen is “finished”.
Im kind of obsessed with our faucet. Seriously it’s so good. The hose end car reach a fair distance to do something like fill up a pit of water without putting the pot into the sink. LOVE! And then there is the single bowl white sink. A farmhouse sink wasn’t in our budget (yikes!) but this one is perhaps the next best thing. It’s huge and deep and you can bet your ass there will be a certain blonde haired one year old bathing in it soon… I just have to do it.
We’ve got (well I’ve got) many many cabinet doors to finish with paint and wax and hardware. Trim needs to go up everywhere along with door frames, open shelving and the microwave.
Can we take a collective moment to swoon over the chicken feeder light fixture? JR from Upscale Industrial on etsy killed it with this one. I’m a crazy chicken lady, it’s official, and this is my crown, ha! My sweet husband slaved over those exposed beams (seriously WHO KNEW that project would take, like 20 hours of work?! Oh wait, he did…) and I love how they look with the light fixture and the bead board ceiling. Original house things mixed with antique things mixed with new material. Perfection!
Its crazy to think that in January we thought this project would only take three or four weeks. Ha! Look where we began:
But we love it already even when the amount of work left to do seems never ending.
The people in this house surely make it my home, but I am definitely in love with where we get to spend our time!
So blessed and thankful.