Thursday, April 30, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday

Welcome to Show Us Where You Live Friday

My kitchen is my favorite room in our house. Maybe it's because I love food so much. ha!
This is the room that sold me on our house when we were looking. This is the view looking in from the family room.
And this is looking in from the eating area - I love my cabinets. I think if we ever move - I will want cabinets just like this again.
This is our eating area/breakfast room (why is it called a breakfast room anyway?) We rarely eat here - only when we have company. We usually sit on the couch in front of the TV to eat (classy I know).
One of my favorite things - the apothecary jars with fruit. I got each of these jars in different places and I just love them. At Christmas I like to put Christmas balls in them. I should switch them out for other holidays but I don't................maybe I'll start.
I found this lamp at a local store (OOPS) - it was like $20 or $30. I saw it in another local gift shop later for over $100. I love it. I also love the name plate that Kaye made us.
I fell in love with these canisters when we were registering for our wedding and got them as a gift - I still love them.
What is a Southern kitchen without a Southern Living Cookbook on display??? I have so many cookbooks it is ridiculous but I adore them. I'm not a big reader but I could sit and read cookbooks for hours. And I almost put the animal crackers away but this is a daily fight. I don't like for things that aren't "decorative" to sit out on our cabinets but pretty much daily I put these in the pantry and daily Scott brings them back out so I have finally given up. He grabs a handful every time he gets home from work (and pretty much everyone who comes to our house seems to want to eat some - thus the huge jar!)
I love this little bakers rack. I filled it up with pictures of friends and family and a lot of fleur de lis. No I was not a Kappa. I just love fleur de lis. This reminds that I NEED to print out pictures of Harper and start framing them. Shame on me for not doing that sooner. But pretty much all of our framed pictures are at least 5 years old.

I thought it would be fun to share our dishes. When we got married - I didn't register for China. I knew I would rarely use it and I thought it would be more fun to have two full sets of dishes to use instead. So far I have not regretted it. We also got Razorback dishes (of course) and Christmas Spode dishes.

So that's our kitchen and now I'm chomping at the bit to see YOURS!!!

So here are the rules - please link to your "post" and not just your blog when you add your name below. And PLEASE do not add your blog if you did not do a kitchen post. I will have to delete any links that do not relate to this tour. I can't wait to see your rooms! And remember - it's not about how "clean" your kitchen is or how " great it is decorated" - it's about sharing a little piece of "YOU!" (and if you have been following the Compassion bloggers this week - I think you can be grateful just to have a solid roof over your head and a bed to sleep in at night. I was crying tonight just looking at their pictures and thinking of how much I have and how little they have. )

OH AND NEXT FRIDAY: LIVING ROOMS (so you have a week to clean and take pics!)

1. Kristen
2. We are THAT family
3. Jessica McCash- A Walk In My Shoes
4. Malinda - A Gift Worth the Wait
5. Whitney
6. Robin
7. Anna Williams
8. There's No Place Like Home
9. Lynn
10. Courtney from TN
11. Sara @ Think Pink
12. Morgan Klein
13. Genesis
14. Lynette
15. Kristi
16. Beth Ann
17. Christie
18. Handsome Little Men
19. Love Leslee
20. Sarah Robbins
21. Cheri Quite Contrary
22. Meredith
23. Sara
24. Melanie
25. Aishlea
26. Jennie
27. LuAnn
28. Tina
29. Patty W.
30. House of Jones
31. Bethany
32. Kelly
33. Molly
34. Bless Our Nest
35. christina
36. Susan G
37. The Lucky Mrs T
38. Topanga
39. Stefanie
40. April Greener
41. Larssons
42. the Stegent fam
43. Allyson
44. Sharae
45. Shelley@Hales Household
46. Angie
47. teresa-bug
48. Candace
49. Cindy
50. Molly (Please disregard first post I put up)
51. Amanda
52. Snarky Mom- Postcards from Insanity
53. Kristy (My Computer)
54. The Underwood's
55. Tori
56. KKRowan
57. Emily
58. Cruson Crew
59. Crystal from TX
60. Beverly Wooley
61. Kelley
62. Amanda Watts
63. Tara
64. Liana
65. Chas' Whole New Can of Beans
66. LillySue
67. Rachel
68. Brittany
69. Emily @ The Pilot's WIfe
70. Jennifer
71. HOME Tour
72. Yocumotion
73. And they lived happily ever after..
74. Jenny @
75. Jen V
76. Simplyhappymama
77. Tiffany
78. Laurie
79. Kassie's World
80. Ashley
81. Whitney
82. Michelle
83. Dina
84. Marva
85. Amber
86. Jillian
87. Jess
88. poop on jelly
89. Christa
90. Lisa
91. Jill
92. Maridith
93. tristan
94. Rachel-McMommy Diaries
95. Leanna
96. Heather
97. Erin
98. Jennifer Mastalski
99. Joanne
100. Sarah
101. Shelby
102. Twice As Nice
103. Lord, I'm Amazed
104. Anna @ Baseballs & Bows
105. Katie
106. Jen at "What a Wonderful World"
107. Life is Glam and Fab
108. Robyn (Three under Three)
109. Kelly H.
110. Happily Ever Afters of the Lancasters
111. Laura
112. Kaye
113. Keely
114. Laura
115. Sarah
116. Sarah (Crazy Van Nus Fam)
117. Jane's Junction
118. Natalie @ Keeping Up With The Joneses
119. Gullett Circus
120. Myra
121. Angie
122. Eve-Farris Family 3
124. Four under Five...
125. Sally
126. Christy
127. Oh Pickles
128. Erin
129. Jen-blessedmomto7
130. Melissa Stafford
131. MelanieElissa
132. Life is Glam and Fab :) (So sorry! I linked to exact post this time!)
133. Tessa @ Jesus-Filled Hope
134. Mandy
135. Shaila
136. Ashley
137. Amy R
138. Lee Ann
139. Rachel @ The Simple Life of the Boreings
140. Christa C.
141. Kandice
142. Shannon Best
143. Tara G.
144. Fiffer
145. Newlyweds Next Door
146. Overachieving Mom
147. Lamberts Lately...
148. Laura
149. Pink and Green Acres
150. Courtney
151. Melanie M
152. Erin Howell
153. Ashlee
154. Alissa
155. Jen S.
156. Andrea
157. Lindsay
158. Mizjuney
159. Helen Joy George
160. Megs
161. Stephanie
162. Sonya
163. Kimmie @ Full Circle
164. Then came Maria
165. Jennifer
166. Sophie Westover
167. Erin
168. Shaylynn
169. The Robins Nest
170. Weibels Wobble
171. Nancy
172. Jenni B (Barnes Family from Tulsa(
173. Angela (Isabel's Mommy)
174. Annie
175. Louisiana Livin'
176. Dianne Hogue
177. Heather Bug
178. Maryellen
179. jenny w.
180. Chasing Butterflies
181. Lauren Kelly
182. A fellow G.R.I.T.S, Reid
183. Michelle V.
184. Swell Maison
185. Kristin @ Blue Skies From Now On
186. Kelley
187. Jessi
188. Dee
189. Carri
190. Kate @ Flow of Flotrude
191. Harrison Days
192. Sandy
193. Amanda
194. Mary Anne
195. Valerie
196. Krista Lord
197. Keli
198. Jennifer
199. -stephanie-
200. Jesse Mitchell
201. Brittany
202. Ashleigh
203. nani
204. Jen in Texas
205. Lorisa
206. Kelly
207. Rachel a.k.a. Miracle Mama
208. Ashley @ Life Beyond the Pink
209. Heather - UPDATED - ignore #71!!
210. Susans' Messy Kitchen
211. Kristen@More Than the Mulberries
212. Elizabeth G,
213. Katy
214. Michelle
215. Nancy P
216. Tiffany
217. Sonya
218. Journey of Hope - Tonya B.
219. Shari
220. Becky
221. mommy blogs me
222. Hickstionary
223. Tammy
224. Blessed 2
225. Jessica D
226. Kimberly B
227. Elizabeth
228. suziehomemaker v2.0
229. Joy @
230. Jennifer
231. misty
232. Emily (Timeless Paper)
233. Garson
234. Angie (Angelica Grace Designs)
235. Riley
236. Amber Shirk
237. Connie Turned 50
238. Fran - Twin Tornadoes Mommy
239. Michelle
240. Valerie
241. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
242. Ali @ Mental Ramblings
243. Leigh Ann
244. Amy-CarolinaGirl
245. Molly (I updated AGAIN)
246. Elizabeth-Farmer Females
247. Frugal Jen
248. edie @ lifeingrace
249. Cari C.
250. Amanda
251. Joanna Parrish
252. Jodi the Girl
253. Heather (Little Blessings)
254. Michelle
255. Danielle @ Living Out Loud
256. Sarah
257. Chasity
258. 3boysmom
259. Meagan White
260. Adriana @Letthefazbegin
261. Amy (Keeping Up With The Roses....)
262. janelle
263. Susan at Whoopsie Daisy Diaries
264. Jessi
265. Kimbrough
266. Diane
267. Beth
268. Nikki@ Back to the Red Dirt Roads
269. Tina @ Blessings
270. McKeever
271. Jeri G (updated)
272. The Pryor Family
273. Cate
274. Audrey
275. Sherry
276. Christy from Omaha,TX
277. Sarah Denley
278. Caroline
279. Kelly
280. Elaine's Semihomemade Life
281. Paige Thomas
282. Martha @ So Lovely Creations
283. Ashley
284. Katie Cole
285. Stacy
286. April
287. Scrambled Eggs
288. Nicole
289. Beverly
290. Ashlee
291. Shannon
292. Cara Dean
293. Brittany
294. Andrea H.
295. Melissa
296. The Stain Fam
297. Stephanie O.
298. On the Eastern Journey - China
299. aLena {Live, Laugh, Love}
300. Lori @ The Davidson Den
301. Jenny Les
302. Jackson Family
303. Sarah
304. Danielle @ Welcome To My Whole World
305. Kristin C
306. Amy
307. Amanda Ledford
308. Priscilla
309. Heidi Harris
310. Carrie
311. Whitney Wilkins
312. Maxcey
313. Chris Arnold
314. Chelsa Knepp
315. Gabi@TickledPinkTalk
316. Jessica
317. Shannon Smith
318. dana mitchell
319. Gina
320. Lisa
321. Jessica Carson
322. Jessica
323. Crystal Nutt
324. Fox Family
325. a-n-n-a-l-e-e
326. House of Jones
327. Beth aka Rambling Gal
328. Brooke
329. Meg's Musings
330. April
331. Kimberly
332. Sprinkles
333. ClAiRe'S cHrOnIcLeS
334. Ann-Margaret's Visions
335. Brittany
336. Cyndi Johnson
337. The Ebright Family
338. Stefanie
339. Taylor
340. Tiaras & Tantrums
341. Journey To Josie
342. Casey

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Marla Taviano said...

May I comment without linking?? Love the pics! Especially the tile Kaye made you! We got to spend 2 nights at Kaye's a couple weeks ago and see her workshop and everything. She is SO awesome!! Love her to bits!!

Jacquie said...

I LOVE your kitchen cabinets, too. Those are similar to what I want in my home someday!! You have some beautiful stuff.

Kristen said...

Your cabinets are amazing!

I don't comment much, but I fell in love with your family while your baby was sleeping. I'm so glad God touched her!

P.S. Your hair is darling tucked or untucked ;D

Unknown said...

2 things!

1. I didn't know there was Razorback china!!!! I love it. Even though I went to Baylor if you are raised in AR, you are a hog fan. Plus my dad went there so I'm half a hog...or something like that!

2. I love that you didn't put up the animal crackers for the picture. Keepin' it real baby, keeping it real!

And...this is just a comment, not a number three, but I can't link to my kitchen b/c it is just about to be remodeled. Maybe I'll get some great ideas for my renovation though!!! Thanks!

Kelli said...

Did you put real fruit or fake fruit in the jars? I feel like that is a really dumb question! HA!

2SetsOfTwins4Me said...

Your kitchen is beautiful

Malinda said...

I also like your cabinets. I'm thinking of doing something similar to that. Mine are so dark. I'm going to enjoy this little bloggy party. I'm always looking for new ideas for my home. Thanks for doing this.

Bamawhitney said...

Love this post idea!

Anonymous said...

Those cabinets are great--so similar to ours and I still smile when I look at our kitchen! Fabulous!

The Williams' said...

I love your kitchen! My Mom has similar cabinets in her house, and I have always thought they were so pretty! I posted a link to my kitchen, and I can't wait to see all the others! You are such a great blogger!!

Caroline said...

I love your kitchen!
Southern Living always has the best recipes - I've never bought one of their books though.
xoxo Caroline

sweethome4us said...

You could put the animal crackers in a super cute glass jar :)


Lynn said...

Your kitchen is so homey. I love the rooster lamp, really I love most all rooster accents. It ties in my favorite colors of red and orange to the rest of my home. I am all linked up with Mr.Linky....thanks for doing this, I love peeking into what goes on in others homes.

Dina said...

Great idea to do a home tour! Your kitchen is beautiful and we have the same white dishes! No razorback plates here though.

We are big animal cracker consumers too. If you bite off the head and a little of the back, they can make great buck teeth. It's just a little something I learned from my mom. :)

Sara said...

First time poster here, but I've been reading for awhile. I love your blog, Kelly, and Harper is just darling.

This home tour is fun! I love your kitchen! I agree, I'd take your cabinets too. :)

Thanks for the tours!

Morgan said...

WOOHOO Im the first to link. I love this idea by the way.

Beth said...

I love this photo idea! I'm still in college and don't have a kitchen to show off (trust me, no one would want to see the hall lounge's kitchen!) and I love decorating and seeing how everyone has organized and decorated :)

Kristi said...

I posted a link to my kitchen. I love this idea. You are such a great blogger and come up with the neatest posts. I love you kitchen. Your cabinets are gorgeous.

Beth Ann said...

I love your kitchen! And I love Oops! I live in the Kansas City area, but my mom lives about two hours from Tontitown. About every three months, we make a trip to Oops! I always find a good deal or two or three!

Lynette said...

Great kitchen, you do have great cabinets. Thanks for doing this tour of homes, I love looking at other peoples homes. I always get great decorating ideas.

Anonymous said...

Know that I'm here praying hard right now!
Psalms 23:4-6 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Prayer BearsMy email address

CMC said...

I love your kitchen! What a great idea to put fruit in the apothecary jars.

Thanks for hosting this! I'm in my final weeks of pregnancy and doing some SERIOUS nesting, so this will be fun to participate in as I get our condo ready for the baby :)

I'm looking forward to "touring" homes all over too.

Leslee said...

Love your kitchen!!! I linked up mine! :)

Jenny said...

Beautiful kitchen! I'd love to share pics of my kitchen but am embarassed that my oven door is completely off!! broke in December and I am saving up for a top notch ge profile in Stainless steel.
Maybe I will...:)

Anonymous said...

LOVE your kitchen! Thanks for showing it off. We are about to move so I would love to show off my new kitchen in the future.

Here is a thought on the animal crackers: Have you thought about putting them in one of the decorative jars that have the fruit in them? Not as pretty, I know but a lot better than the plastic container. If not, then look around for a pretty container that has the vacuum seal.

Anyway, thought I would share. I know how it is to try to keep everything pretty but when husbands and babies show is hard to do!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love the entire kitchen,but especially the cabinets. I am redoing mine now...Decorating is what I do for a living, so many times, I just don't have the energy or desire to change my own....

You are such a blessing to the blog world.

Claire said...

Gorgeous kitchen! I'm looking forward to joining in on these posts once I'm moved!

Meredith said...

I have always loved your kitchen, Kelly! I love it! Hope to see ya soon!

Tristan said...

wow! love those cabinets...LOVE.

Sara Campbell said...

Thanks, I posted my kitchen.

Valerie said...

Beautiful kitchen. Won't be participating on this post. We've redone our cabinets (not as pretty as yours!) but still are not done with the counter, floor and we have one wall left to paint. lol So basically my kitchen is a mess right now. lol

Love this idea though.

Cindy Lou said...

I love your Kitchen!!! I am new at blogging so not sure about linking stuff yet...but learning so maybe I can figure it out in time for another room! I love the fact that you kept it real! I love the animal crackers!! You are great!! And that little Harper is just precious!!!! Have a Fantastic Friday and God Bless!!!

Sonya said...

I can't wait to be able to sit and take the time to tour everyone's kitchens!! I will take pictures of mine later and make a post!

Love Being A Nonny said...

I will link later but I wanted to add that you should get a really cute air tight jar for the animal crackers!!

Maridith said...

Your kitchen is beautiful LOVE your cabinets. As for your breakfast room, you are right you won't start using it until your daughter is about 2 and you want to start teaching her table manners and show everyone eats as a family. Also, we have the same everyday pattern. The Mikasa Country Italian. Love that pattern. Thanks for sharing. My house is so blah I am not sharing but I am going to start looking!!

Jennie said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! Alsmost so gorgeous that I didn't want to post mine! But, I did anyways. :) I love this idea!!!

Bailey's Leaf said...

Such a gorgeous kitchen. I'll spare you of mine. It's original to the house. Goldenrod countertops, dark wood cabinets and a chippy linoleum tile floor that matches said goldenrod countertop. For now I shall live vicariously and imagine that I'm cooking in yours, 'kay? I won't even care about the animal crackers. In fact, I may help myself to a handful! :)

Jennifer said...

Love the tours! Great idea!!

newmanfamily said...

Love your kitchen! We live in on post Army housing so our kitchen isn't anything to show. I loved my kitchen before moving and hope to have a nice kitchen again someday.

Kelly said...

Love the kitchen. Can't wait for all the rooms. This is gonna be so much fun. Hope you'll go outside too.

Cathy said...

Just put the animal crackers in one of the apothecary jars!

Emily said...

Beautiful kitchen Kelly! We're in the process of building right now, so I'm not going to post pictures of our interim apartment from the '70s! ha! I didn't even unpack decorations because I knew we'd only be here a few months.

Love all these ideas though... perfect timing for me as I get to pick out cabinets, ect.

Zoe said...

I love your tile floors - and your cabinets too. Thanks for the tour!

p.s. you may remember me - I think I emailed about a year ago... about our adoption & pregnancy miracles. :) Now my girls have a blog! :) I love keeping up with yours and watching sweet Harper grow.

pcb said...

Love this and love your kitchen.

Hey, just put those animal crackers in a cute glass jar and it will work for both of you!

Christina said...

Great Post!
Beautiful Kitchen!

Katie said...

I LOVE this post! So much fun. I'm at work today and can't spend too much time on blogs, but I'll definitely have to catch up on all the kitchen tours this weekend.

Your kitchen is beautiful.

Susan said...

I posted my kitchen, but in a different light. I don't have a pretty kitchen and I am messy so there is stuff everywhere. My kitchen does tell a bit of a story about my life right now - so I posted mine in that vein - instead of "shwoing it off" which I would never do because there is nothing to show off!

(Mine is Susan G)

April Greener said...

Love your beautiful kitchen. I posted about our kitchen, but unfortunately I do not know how to link directly to the post, so I just linked to my blog. Can someone help the inept? :)

Ashley said...

The white plates you have look just like the ones I've registered for! : ) Love your kitchen! So spacious!
-Ashley Maddox

Jennifer said...
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Erin said...

I loved your story about Scott and the animal crackers.

Our apartment was nice and tidy when it was just me living there. Now I'm always picking up after my husband. ;-)

Jeni said...

I'm curious if the fruit is real as well!? lovely idea!! would encourage you to eat more fruit! haha Love your kitchen and love the idea of a lamp in the kitchen, such soft light!

Karyn said...

Beautiful kitchen! I especially love your cabinets and your recessed lighting.

 The Morris Family said...

Hi Kelly,
Have not ever commented but I have enjoyed seeing the Lord work in your little Harper's life, what a praise !! I guess I do have a little in common, being an Arkansan for 24 years, Pine Bluff!! The tour has been fun. The Lord has blessed us with 13 children so our kitchen is very used!!!!

The Semi-Domesticated Mama said...

This is so much fun, I love seeing everyone else's homes. It gives me some great decorating ideas. Big Daddy might not be so happy about it though LOL!

Tori said...

I just entered my kitchen! I just started my blog, so I hope I did it right!

Makila said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing! I didn't register for china either. Still glad after almost 9 years. I would like to get a second set of dishes..I'm thinking square plates. :)

Candace said...

This is great! I was excited to get to add my kitchen to your tour! I also enjoyed seeing everyone else's kitchens too!

Sara said...

We have the same table and chairs in our kitchen nook!

Also, where did you get the large floor vase behind the table?

Shermanators said...

Your kitchen is breathtaking! Definitely my dream kitchen..yes, it is the cabinets, definitely! Thanks for sharing!

Watts Family said...

I love your cabinets!! We are building so I am in desperate need of some ideas. I'm not creative to say the least. Love everything Southern as well...born and raised in Texas...what can I say. Thanks for letting me participate! Have a great weekend.

Many Blessings,


Chas said...

OOOh, you do have GREAT cabinets!! I love it. Don't feel badly about not framing pictures, I'm pretty sure I haven't actually printed pictures in about 5 years either.

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Very cute kitchen!

Sherri said...

Oh, I love your kitchen too!! I miss my old kitchen in NC and that openness. We moved to NH almost 4 years ago and I have a totally different kitchen now. I can't wait to share mine a little later today. What a fun idea to do this.

Heather said...

I have a question. I just did a post in March about my kitchen. Can I link to it, or does it have to be a new post?

I LOVE your kitchen!! The cabinets are awesome!

I have a baker's rack too, but since my son decided to start climbing on it, I had to move it to the laundry room.

Heather said...

Hey Kelly! I went ahead and posted my link. If it has to be a new post, feel free to delete me from Mr. Linky. I won't be upset!

BTW, I don't think I have ever commented on your blog, but I have been a reader for a LONG time now. My BFF and I are ADDICTED to your blog. She has e-mailed you a couple of times. She's the one who had the Easter dress made that was inspired from Harper's dress.

Harper is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Unknown said...

SO SO SO Glad your back it's nice to see you and harper!!!!Love your idea of show us where you live Friday!!!

Anonymous said...


Thank you for Show us where you live Friday!! What a fun way to spend a Friday at work, touring beautiful kitchens :) Our kitchen is on our project list, so I am getting great ideas. I will sit this one out on the tour, but may join in on other rooms.

I hope you enjoyed your week off! I missed seeing pictures of Miss Harper, she is adorable!

Dina said...

I'm not sure my comment made it but I love your kitchen especially the color of your cabinets.

CathyBB said...

Welcome back and THANKS for doing this new Friday post - and thanks to everyone participating! It's so fun! =)

Lauren said...

I Love your kitchen cabinets too Kelly! Oh, and about that plain animal cracker bucket... there's your excuse for another pretty jar!!!

Jill said...

Love this idea!!! It looks like our tastes are quite similar! Thanks for starting this fun friday event!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

WOW! I have been reading and praying for your family for several months and today is my first comment.

I LOVE your cabinets! I mean LOVE!

I also think this is such a fun idea! Thanks for coming up with it!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

I am off to tour some kitchens!!

Cheri said...

Hi Kelly. We've never met nor have I commented before. But I love your blog and can't believe the coincidences. I am 7 years older than you and your older photos seemed familiar to me (especially from your mom's blog). My boys are almost grown, however. Hard to believe! We lived in Mountain Home, AR for ten years during the time you were in high school, and I wondered if your high school photos from Flippin made the paper? I love your home and your parents home and location is my ideal home, truly. I have always wanted to live in the country, on some acreage.........just like they do. Can't believe we could have visited their church to meet them. Had no idea we were from the same neck of the woods at one time.

To be honest with you, as soon as I graduated high school, I had a sense that I would be infertile. I cannot explain it other than I KNEW. Because of this and my desire to have children, I married very young (20) and had our first son at age 22. Second son at age 25 and by 26, I was infertile. 3 miscarriages (4 babies) and since then, no conceptions. Good news on that is we don't have to worry about it, but still sad. Leaving our fertility in God's hands to no avail. But He knows best, doesn't He? I was obviously meant to be the mom to 2 boys, early in my adult life. Now I can focus on my husband since we will be so young as empty nesters. I'm now 42 and married 22 years!!! Wow!

Your family and your daughter is precious. Your joy and true intention comes through in every post. You are touching people's lives because you have figured out how to be utterly authentic, with no apologies. So refreshing!!

Thank you for sharing your life with us,


Jenn Prather said...

What great taste you have.....we have the same dishes..Mikasa Italian Countryside! LOL

Beautiful kitchen!

Rachel said...

Love this idea! Your kitchen is gorgeous, and even though I am sick... I was still super excited to do this!

Heather said...

I love your kitchen!! Love it!! You do an incredible job of decorating! I always love seeing your pictures!! My favorite are the canisters!! I have been looking for some just like that! This is so fun!!

We've Got Scents said...

You are too sweet to give me a 'shout out':) Trying to do a kitchen post to link to your tour. We'll see how this goes??
Take good care and blessings always,
Matthew 21:22

The Swanky Socialite said...

Hi Kelly! Just posted my kitchen. Thanks for the great idea today!

Ashley McWhorter said...

LOVE your kitchen! We custom built a house a couple of years ago (have since moved) and our cabinets looked identical to that. Loved them. Oh, and we are so much alike in other areas, as well...

1.We didn't register for china either, b/c we knew that we would never eat off of it with our guests (my husband was a youth pastor at the time. HA!)
2.I have those exact same amber colored jars.
3.I always have a jar full of animal cookies that stay on our counter. The first thing my husband does when he comes home for work, is grab a handful of those.
4.I don't like anything on my counters that is not decorative (toasters, coffee pot, blenders, etc.)

So fun! Love this idea. I'll be linking my kitchen soon.

Have a terrific weekend!!

noahandlylasmommi said...

you have a beautiful home girl :)

Amy Lynn said...

I LOVE your blog and I LOVE this idea!!! I don't have a blog (YET!) so I won't be able to link, but I will definitely enjoy looking at all the beautiful homes. It's fun to see all the different styles & decor!

I've been following your blog for awhile and you are such an inspiration. And Harper is absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your lives with us!


PS: I adore the South--I lived in Little Rock for three years and loved it so much. You always give me a good Southern "fix!"

taralynn819 said...

hanks for doing this, Kelly. We are just now moving into a new house (our first!) and I'm in desperate need of ideas. We have literally no decorations so it's going to make our house beautiful, but at least it's a new construction with some beauty of its own. We're not closed yet or I'd post pictures!

I'm sure I will come back to your tour of homes many, many times for inspiration!!!

Jane said...

Hi Kelly! Love the kitchen, but even more I love your blog. It is like your own ministry. I messed up posting my kitchen. I am #108 and included my last name. Can you delete it? Seems my computer was thinking ahead for me and I hit enter. Thanks

~Katie said...

Hey Kelly,

I am so sorry. I screwed up. i didn't know how to post my link to my kitchen so I posted my blog.BUT, I just figured out how to just do my showing your house link.I was #83 and then I just posted again (just my link). You can delete 83. SORRY!!! BTW, Glad you are back. :)


Jennifer said...

LOVE your kitchen! I'm Glad you're back from your blogging break. I'm #108 on your linky list. What a great idea to share our house photos room by room. Genius! Happy Friday!

Shannon said...

Sorry Kelly,
My link isn't posting right! DURNIT! Well I don't have time to repost cause the kids are stirring from their nap.
Maybe later!
Have an awesome weekend!!!!
-Shannon in Austin

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

Great idea Kelly! I love your kitchen, you have great taste! I have been very inspired by everyones homes to bring a few new touches to my plain space! Thanks for inviting us all to share!

The Three Bees said...

Love your kitchen! The cabinets are SO pretty! I'd love to redo mine one day! Thanks for stopping by my blog! This was a really neat much fun to see everyone's neat decorating ideas and personalities!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

beckylbranch said...

I love your kitchen cabinets they are so pretty! I am just thankful to be moving out of my weekend we sign the papers for our apt and hopefully in the next year we will be in a house of our own!!! Maybe then I can participate in the home tours...maybe by Christmas time :) I sure do like looking at everyone elses homes though...this was a great idea! Much love, Becky

Keely said...

I love your cabinets. The glaze treatment is gorgeous!

Natalie said...

Kelly- I LOVE your kitchen and love your cabinets too! This is such a fun idea and was inspiration to me to clean off the clutter that accumulates on my counters each day! Those sippy cups and extra pacifiers, pieces of mail, etc. Thanks!!!

Anna said...

You have a warm, beautiful home...I enjoyed participating in today's "Show Us Your House Friday"! Looking forward to continuing the tour in other rooms!

Mobachs said...

although i didn't post any pic of my kitchen... we rent and its not my fav room... you did inspire me to clean it top to bottom and reorganize it!! so thanks.. although i could be nesting... 2 months till baby #3 makes his appearance!! but either way.. thanks for planting the bug in my ear!

lona said...

did you know your favorite place sonic won the healthiest fries award? no you have a really good reason to go there :)

thanks for sharing your life with us in such an entertaining way and helping out so many with your prayer lists!

6HartsforHim said...

LOVE your kitchen! Thanks for doing this,such a great way to get neat ideas from other people! Such creative people you do have that follow your blog! ;)Blessings to you!

The France Family said...

I love that you are doing this!!! My fiance and I just bought our first home and we move May 22nd! These are giving me such great decorating ideas!! I cant wait for more and to be able to participate too!!

Christy said...

This is so much fun! I love looking at other people's homes. Thanks for thinking of it. I love checking your blog. You always have such good ideas. Your little Harper is adorable.
p.s. Just wondering...any luck with the pacifier yet?

mother of three fellas said...

thanks for the compliments on my kitchen, I love your too, and your blog! :)

1Kathleen said...

I love the kitchen tours!!! What will the next room be? I'll try to have it half way presentable.

Mandy said...

Thanks for hosting! I love home tours!

Christa said...

Thanks for hosting the home tour! I always love looking at houses!


Lindsey said...

I would LOVE to be able to participate in the Kitchen tour, but we are in the process of remodeling our kitchen. I will certainly enjoy viewing everyone's kitchens. What a great idea, Kelly.

Tara G. said...

Thanks for the diversion, Kelly! I saw your lamp in the latest Barron's sale catalog and you got it for a steal- way to go! And for all of you ladies, I have counter top envy. 8 more months...

sportzmom said...

Thank you so much for setting this up. it has been a lot of fun to check out all the beautiful kitchens. Enjoy your weekend!

Fiffer said...

Sorry I'm new to figuring out how to link so ended up linking to a picture rather than to my blog if you can figure out how to delete my first link that'd be great! Wow I'm sitting here in my photo ready kitchen loving how clean it is -- thanks to you! I might need a week or two to get my next room photo ready so maybe you can give us a few day's notice of what room we will do next!! haha! Wish I lived in a "photo ready" house! Enjoy the weekend!

Leslie @ Lamberts Lately said...

I love this idea! Mine is in the Mr. Linky!

Michelle T said...

Your kitchen is so pretty. I really like your cabinets. I enjoy reading your blog!

Ashlee said...

I absolutely love your cabinets. I really like the vintage look. Love the idea of the tour, I had to join in on the fun!!

Oh and about the animal crackers people just love those things. I work in a high school counseling office and we keep a huge jar full of them. We also just discovered the chocolate ones...they are yummy!!

Jen S. said...

I love your blog Kelly! You are so creative :) I just did your kitchen edition (Jen S. #160)... it was really fun!
You are so amazing and have such an incredible way of writing. It's so awesome! Every day I enjoy reading your blog.
Also--Harper is a little doll... she's just prcious, and I sure get a kick out of all of the adorable pictures of her. What a beautiful family the three of you are(oops, I mean four, sorry Dawson)!
Again, I love your blog and enjoy reading all of your posts so much. This is the first time I've ever joined in on anything on here-- and I'm glad I did. How neat :)
Jen S.

Jen said...

Love love love your kitchen!!

Great idea...can't wait to see more!!

Unknown said...

Love being able to get more decorating ideas! Such a great idea! #158

Perfectly Imperfect said...

This was fun! Thanks for doing this! I linked up

Andrea said...

I love your kitchen Kelly! Your cabinets are beautiful. I would love to get mine faux finished one day. Thanks for doing this tour. I enjoyed taking the pics and participating. Have a great weekend!:)

Helen Joy said...

Thank you for doing this! It's so much fun! And...I got a clean kitchen out of it;-)

Gullett Circus said...

Wow Kelly looks like this was an overwhelming success! I love getting to see how other people live especially kitchens! Yours is beautiful, I did miss a picture of Harper! My kids were asking how you all are, they pray for your family often.

Unknown said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for hosting!

I LOVE that your apothecary jars came from different places. I think that they're not "matching" is what gives them that special touch. Beautiful kitchen!

Beverly Wooley said...

Kelly - this was SO much fun. Thanks for hosting. I've loved looking at many of the kitchen pics. I LOVE your cabinets too. I'd have been just like you - they would have sold me the house! Beautiful!

Suz said...

I LOVE your kitchen... What a fun idea! This post is missing something... a picture of your little beauty! :)

Jenn said...

Love your cabinets! Oops is a fun store and you can find many good deals there. Great idea! Glad your back!!

nancygrayce said...

I really do love you your house always perfectly clean??? I had to clean off my kitchen bar to take a picture!

Elizabeth Dianne said...

Thanks for having the kitchen "Show and Tell." I wish you post a blog about "How to Put Your Own Background On Your Blogspot." I can't figure out how to do it. Prayed for Harper--I lived in Tulsa for 30 years between 51 and 61st and Sheridan and Yale. Does that tell you how close I lived to the hospital she was in? I also spent 32 days there for back surgery many years ago. I have also been to the Ronald McDonald House. Thank God for great hospitals! And for prayer!

jenny winstead said...

thank you for posting this! i had a lot of fun and it was a great idea!

Maryellen said...

Hi Kelly. I LOVE your kitchen. It's beautiful and cozy.

I linked my kitchen. It's #184.

Have a great weekend!


Michelle said...

Love your fruit jars and your canisters. Your kitchen is gorgeous! Oh and by the way, so is your daughter. I love reading your blog. You are such a great Mommy!

Michelle said...

I love your Razorback dishes. I have a placesetting of four Aggie dishes. Looking forward to next Friday!

Lindsey said...

Kelly, I just have to tell you that this is the first time that I have ever received a comment on my blog from someone I don't know and IT WAS SO EXCITING! I just wanted to share!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Gorgeous cabinets. Why not put the animal crackers in one of your apothocary jars? I think it would be fun next to the fruit.

Kathleen said...

I love love love those apothecary jars. I had seen them in other posts, and already wanted some too. I love this idea. I am so loving seeing other houses and getting inspiration.

Unknown said...

I've been following your blog since Harper was born and she is just precious! Love love love your cabinets!!!

Vee K said...

Am addicted to Kelly's Blog and the inspiration that you are. Your family captured my prayers through my new faith journey...and now other stories that you highlight have become a part of my existence, too! Thank you so much. I'm loving seeing all of these kitchens. Kitchens are the heart of the home... :) ~Valerie

sclangs said...

Thanks Kelly for doing this series. It has made me finally bite the bullet and straighten up my new house that we moved into Feb 20th. what room are we doing next so i can get a head start on cleaning????? :)

Amanda said...

Thank you for hosting such a fun activity! I've been a follower of your blog for a few months now, your daughter is just beautiful! Enjoy every moment with her. Love your kitchen too!

Sandy Morgan said...

Love your kitchen Kelly! This is so much fun ~ thanks for setting this fun kitchen tour up!

dmoors56 said...

Kelly I tried to do a post, but im new to this blog stuff!! I do Love it. Im sorry I just could not get it to work!! I'll have to get it down for next time. I love your blog and your kind spirit. Harper is beautiful!!!!

Kendra said...

We have the same cabinets, even the handles. We've been in our house for nearly a year, but it's still not decorated. It was fun to look at "real" kitchens to give my husband and I some ideas.

Unknown said...

i love your cabinets! thank you for starting this. i'm getting great ideas for our remodel! :) and thank you for your sweet comments about Emory!

Jesse and Zach said...

I enjoyed checking out your kitchen... I have gotten many more ideas of things I can add to mine. This was a great idea! I am looking forward to the rest of the houses!

Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! Heck, all of the photos you showed were. I know what you mean about cookbooks, I could read them for hours too.

Kristen said...

This has been so much fun! I've loved looking at everyone's different styles and great kitchens...and I'm only up to #46 so far! What a fun idea!

Unknown said...

I'm a few minutes late in my time zone...I love the Arkansas plates!! My mother went to the U of A and grew up in the Ozarks so I am very partial to Arkansas! Oh and I went to Wal-Mart and bought 2 of the cutest dresses for less than $20 each!!

Jenny said...

It's too late for me to take pics, but I love your kitchen!

We also used to buy the large container of Animal Crackers at Sam's. My daughter loved them!

Anonymous said...

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Romans 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
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Anonymous said...

Your kitchen is just gorgeous! I can't wait to see the rest of your home. Great style! I have been looking for some jars like yours forever, they look awesome. Thanks for doing this, it is fun to see everyones style.

Connie said...

I love your kitchen too! Very nice! First time stopping by. Congrats on your precious baby girl. Love the look on her face in the what am I doing here??? Connie

Mommy said...

Love your cabinets Kelly!! Your kitchen is gorgeous! What a fun idea to do this :)

Lauren said...

So fun!!!! Thanks for doing this!!!!! :)

Tonya said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen Kelly! We have very similar taste. I bought Apothecary jars very similar to yours at Marshall's last night for a total of $30. They were only $9.99 each!!!! I was SO excited. I will have to update my blog later. :) You have beautiful taste!

Shari said...

Thanks for organizing this. So much fun to peek into others homes and get ideas!

Katie said...

Okay, so why don't you get a fabulous jar to put the animal crackers in???? It would be so cute!

Shelley said...

What a beautiful, happy home you have!

We're moving next week. This peek is just the help I need to figure out how to make the new house into a home. Love it!

Thank you to all the lovely ladies sharing their homes!

heididh33 said...

Great idea! Love your kitchen! said...

Fun! I will have to do this next week!

Caroline said...

Beautiful kitchen. They have some great kitchen designers there in Bentonville.
My parents moved to Bentonville about 5 years ago to work for wal-mart. Well, my dad works there and my mom is a Kindergarten teacher at Central Park. Where will Harper go to school?
I believe you go to the same church as my parents, maybe when we are visiting I'll run into you there.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am confused a bit with how it all works, but my husband is a computer programmer so I've got to get him to help me.

Give Harper a hug and tell her Taylynn and Preston would love to me her :)

Jennifer said...

love your kitchen!
I posted mine!!!

Adena (aka cre82learn) said...

I just found your blog but this is a great meme!! Maybe I will join next week. I LOVE your kitchen!! In fact, the layout is almost exactly like mine but I hate my cabinets. Main reason we bought the house though was the kitchen space. I have five kids and a big kitchen is a must.
Adena @ Friendship Alley

Emily Arrison said...

I just posted my kitchen for you to see! Thanks for such a cute blog idea. I really enjoyed browsing through everyone's kitchens. Please do this again for other rooms.


Caroline said...

Kelly, I failed to mention where we live.....Topeka , KS. We are about 4 hours away!


~Katie said...

OK, can I just tell you that this is sooo FUN! I love seeing all the beautiful and ummm, not so beautiful, (Oops... did I just say that...) kitchens j/k. I LOVE yours! I would kill for a big kitchen... The next house for sure and also a MUD ROOM is a MUST!!! Thanks again for this great idea. I can't seem to get away frm my computer. :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Kelly, my kitchen is getting granite next week, but my post is an update that I just did with my painted corner cabinet. Love your kitchen, btw!

Carri said...

I love your kitchen! I really love your apothecary jars and I want to do that with our kitchen soon! Thank you for hosting this...SO fun! And such a great way to get ideas! Yay for you!

Angie Seaman said...

This is so fun! I have spent the last day and a half looking thru every single link on here. I'm finally caught up. Ha ha! Everyone has such stunning kitchens. I love them all. Thanks for doing this. I can't wait to see the images in the weeks to come as you do the other rooms. Also, I absolutely love your kitchen cabinets. Gorgeous! The wash on them is so incredible! PS...Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet compliments. I really appreciate it.

Blessings, Angie Seaman (blog) (website) (photography blog)

edie said...

Kelly, I am one partying fool this week. I re-did my kitchen and then hosted my own, first-ever, linky party.....which was fun but exhausting. I then joined another linky and then found out about yours today. I've been on your blog before and remember praying for Harper. I'm glad to find you again and loved seeing your home!

Have a blessed day!

Angie Seaman said...

Whoops...I got another Kelly's name/comments confused with you. She stopped by my blog today and commented and I initially thought it was you. (see my first comment above) So sorry! Either way, thanks for hosting this fun tour! I've really enjoyed it.

Blessings, Angie Seaman (blog) (website) (photography blog)

Cari said...

This is such a fun idea. Thanks for hosting!

John and Joanna said...

love this idea Kelly!! And i love your kitchen!!!

Thanks for hosting :)

Jane said...

Kelly, I have been keeping up with your blog for the past month. I have even gotten a few of my friends hooked. One of the girls said I feel like Kelly could be my BFF. Thanks for all the prayer requests you post. Sometimes it easy to feel caught up in my little world and can be very humbling to hear what other people are dealing with.

Leigh Ann said...

I'm so jealous of your lighting! LOVE IT! Well, I love your entire kitchen. If I could do it over again, I would do your cabinets in a heart beat. They are my favorite!

Anonymous said...

What a GREAT idea. Sorry i am a few days late. But i posted my kitchen today! I LOVE your kitchen. The cabinets are amazing! I HATE mine. ugh. Well, I loved looking at a bunch of kitchens and look forward to Fridays now. Living rooms next huh? Gotta clean! lol.

Wunderwoman said...

I have loved looking at everyone's kitchens, great idea!!

Angie Seaman said...

Hi Kelly. Thanks so much for popping over to my blog. I was glad to see I had the "correct" Kelly this time. I'm so silly. Ha ha! Sorry for the initial confusion. You are so kind and your compliments are so appreciated regarding our kitchen. And no, no magazine spreads of our kitchen to date. Hee hee! Again, you are a sweetheart! And I'd use the excuse anytime to come help you beings that it would be such a blast to hang out with another Christian sister such as yourself. Not only that but seeing sweet little Harper in person would be phenomenal as well. :) Thanks again for taking the time to drop by my blog and comment. I know this must be tough to visit each and every person that participates. I commend you. I don't know how you keep up with it all. Anywho, keep in touch and I'll do the same. I enjoy your blog so very much! Have a great Sunday!

Blessings, Angie Seaman (blog)
www.angelicagracedesigns (website) (photography blog)

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

I just did my linky... a first for me! May I say that I am incredibly envious of your cabinets! I LOVE them! That is what I want if I ever move! Your home is so welcoming and warm... I imagine it is much like you! Thanks for doing this fun tour... I'm loving it!

Unknown said...

Thanks for doing this - it's great and I'm sure I'll have lots of ideas for my house looking at everyone else's!

Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

Bummer-I missed this! I was so busy getting my baby ready for Prom! :)

Verna said...

I love your kitchen. Mine is extreemly small, more like a galley. And if you don't believe it check out my current post on my not being a Susie homemaker. I burnt the cookies.
If you were standing behind me at the stove we would bump each other. :)

3boysmom said...

Kelly, I'm so glad you're doing this. What fun it is to be able to share with each other where we all live...and get some great ideas too! You have a beautiful kitchen. I want your cabinets. :)

Kelly said...

I think I may be the LAST person to get around to doing this! Better late than never!

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Homes are our hobby! I'm married to a builder and we move every 2 years and just keeping loving each house more than the last. This whole idea is right up my alley - can't wait to watch for the next one!

Paige said...

I know it's a little late- but I had to join in. And between you and me- your kitchen was one of my favorite!!

Tinkerbell Memories said...

This is such a great idea! It got me to clean my kitchen, that's for sure! Your kitchen is so pretty! I love the cabinets and the decor! You should be an interior decorator in all your spare time you have! ha!

Amy said...

HI Kelly-
after looking at everyone else's kitchens I thought I would add mine too. I guess better late thatn never. This has been fun!!

The Haymans said...

Sorry we're so late! Tough weekend! Thanks for such a fun idea!!!

Unknown said...

Can I add my name to the list of those who want your cabinets? They are actually the ones I've picked out! Love your blog--looking forward to more.

Anonymous said...

I love your kitchen too! Your cabinets are gorgeous! I didn't add my kitchen, but I love looking at the others for ideas! You could always put the animals crackers in a pretty jar and set them on the counter! I am like you and like to only have decorative things out and not clutter! Cannot wait to see the rest of the homes for ideas!

Unknown said...

I have officially looked at every kitchen listed and they are all amazing.

The best part was listening to my boyfriend's commentary on them throughout the weekend. Apparently he now feels he is the expert on interior design and blog layout/design - which I can assure you, he is neither. But his comments were hilarious!

Thanks again for doing this!

The Davidson Den said...

Oh, Dear Kelly. I know you've already visited PLENTY of kitchens by now, but I am going to SQEEEEEZE in here at the very end...(I have four kids. Please understand.) I DO hope you'll pop over for a visit. I linked up at #300!! Is there an award for that or anything? :)

laura said...

Kelly, we have the same white/cream dishes! Mikasa, am I right? So fun.

I also LOVE to read cookbooks like they were a magazine. Soothes me for some reason. So funny!

You totally have my dream cabinets. They are gorgeous! Love your kitchen. :)

Danielle said...

I think your kitchen is great! Love the tones of your cabinets. And I just love the idea of this post. I have really enjoyed looking through all the kitchens and getting some great ideas!!

Heidi said...

Thank you so much for doing this! I had SO much fun working on this and looking at others posts! Hope you get a chance to take a looksie at my kitchen and dining room! You have a lovely home, can't wait for the living room addition!

Chelsa said...

love this idea kelly! i'm def. in :)

Amy said...

OH MAN!! The links are you think they will come back? I still working my way through them. I am "gasp" thinking og the ones I have missed!! This has been sooooo fun!

The Stain Family said...

I was sad to see the links disappear too! I was so close to be done...haha. :) Thanks so much Kelly, this was a lot of fun!

soliluna said...

I was treating myself to 10 kitchens a day; poof-and then they were gone! any chance of a side link with all the tours or something for a bit?

Really enjoy your blog-

Linkis Family Love said...

Where did the links go? I had only made it through half the list so far, but really enjoying them!
K. Linkis <><<

Gabi said...

I'm going to join in here and ask if the links can come back somehow?? I had been making my way through all 318 kitchens and would love to continue. I didn't link mine, but may add a kitchen shot with my living room pics for this week!

ps. I LOVE this idea! I love to look at other houses, and this is SO much fun :)

Jessica said...

Kelly~ I must join in saying that I too was still working my way through the kitchens when poof they were there a way to get the links back???
Oh and is it too late to get added to the tour list????

lizziefitz said...

I was on number 63 and poof the links are gone. I think Kelley's # 61 is most like your taste so must be the name:)

Love Being A Nonny said...


Shannon said...

Im in! A little late for this week but I linked anyways!

Heather Fox said...

So i am joining a little late, but I saw this and had to do it!! I got a blog just for this purpose! Your kitchen is beautiful! And so is that lil girl of yours! You truely have been blessed!

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