Casa Blanca

September 8, 2011

Say hi to the new KERF kitchen!

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[Minus the door in the room :) ]

I’m really excited about the new kitchen and its modern features – cork floors and concrete counters. And the sink – oh man – the sink is why we bought this house! Also, the curved wall :)

I’ve been chillin’ with painter Justin [the house is currently mostly white with gray trim and we're painting 4 rooms!] and had a few other meetings. Waiting on the internet/TV person now. Currently on Cville’s downtown mall blogging – free Wifi!! I WALKED HERE!!!

Knowing I’d be gone all day, I packed a lunch:

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The usual salad with bleu cheese, peppers, yellow tomatoes and spinach. Plus olive oil and pumpkin spice balsamic from the Boston Olive Oil company.

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For the ‘protein’ component I had cottage cheese with fig jam and ground flax

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Matt brought me a hunk of Cville Crunch from the bakery

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The sellers left their fancy microwave that has a mini oven on the bottom – perfect for heating bread. I am not yet sure if I’m going to let this ‘wave take up countertop real estate, but it does look kinda cool and shiny modern.

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Chocolate for dessert

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This house is almost starting to feel like ours!

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I’m a tease. More photos later!

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1 Ellie@fitforthesoul September 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

omgshhh! I love your kitchen! So clean, spacious, and it’s open with windows~ swoon! ;)

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2 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Ahh and I can’t wait to see them! I’m interested to see what kind of colours you’re going to slap up on those walls! :)

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3 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm

so exciting! you’ll be moved in before you know it!

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4 Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete September 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I’m not sure why, but your new kitchen totally reminds me of the kitchen in Young House Love’s old house!

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5 Tina September 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

KERF and YHL are the two blogs I check in on once a day!

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6 Krissy @ Shiawase Life September 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Nice! That curvy wall definitely is neat. I would try to lean and sit against it while waiting for stuff to bake, lol :)

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7 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Cute kitchen! I can’t wait to see more of it… Tease!

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8 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Your new kitchen is beautiful!

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9 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Cute! Can’t wait to see more pics. :)

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10 Ashley@FoodNFitnessDiaries September 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Such a cute kitchen! I love all of the unique features about it too. Definitely has a KERF flare to it! :)

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11 Christine @ Merf In Progress September 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

When we were buying, I never could find an affordable house with a nice kitchen. Jealous! Our kitchen sucks.

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12 Dee September 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Ahh, so excited to see how you organize and decorate!

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13 Kim September 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

OMG that kitchen! I love it. How do you get so lucky finding wooden countertops?! Nowhere near me has them apparently.

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14 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm

They are all from IKEA – very affordable!

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15 Eileen September 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm

YAY for new kitchen!! do you think that there is enough room for an island for even more prep space??

I am also curious about the colors you chose for painting! can’t wait to see :)

finally, pumpkin spice balsamic sounds delicious. as does the cottage cheese/ fig jam/ flax mix!

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16 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm

It might be a wee bit too tight..

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17 Lauren @ Sassy Molassy September 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Ah Kath, I love the new kitchen! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a fancy microwave!

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18 Cait's Plate September 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the kitchen!! Most important room in the house if you ask me :)

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19 Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life September 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm

So much fun!!!!!!! I have never seen a microwave like that, pretty high tech!

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20 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm

What a great kitchen! A lovely space to cook in :)

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21 Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife September 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm

The kitchen is lovely, so exciting!!! That’s the best part about getting a new place. :)

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22 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm

OKay what a cool curved wall! I am a fan :)

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23 MelanieF September 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Your house looks beautiful Kath!

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24 Chloe (In Fine Feather) September 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm

The curved wall is nice because it adds a little somethin’-somethin’ to the kitchen space – I like it! Can’t wait to see what the rest of the house looks like once you guys are all moved in!

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25 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

What a fantastic kitchen!! I am so happy for you guys. That microwave is also really, really cool. I’ve never seen such an appliance.

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26 Kathryn @ Flopoodle September 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Oh my gosh so excited to see more! I love the ceiling lights, too! Those are really bright and modern.

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27 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I can’t wait to see more photos — the kitchen is lovely!

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28 lynn @ the actor's diet September 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm

ah! the kitchen is beautiful!

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29 Emmy (WIne and Butter) September 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm

KAth!! The house is beautiful! An interior Design magazine enthusiast like yourself must be stoked!! :). Congrats!!! xox

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30 Anna @ On Anna's Plate September 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Moving into a new house is always so much fun. Can’t wait to see more pics of the place!

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31 Sweet and Savvy September 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Congrats on the move! :) Glad to see it is going well! The kitchen looks great, and it is so awesome that you are within walking distance of things.

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32 Nikki September 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I love white kitchens!! I can’t wait to see what you “cook” up in there! Did you make the fig jam and are holding out on us? I’m looking for a recipe to use up the rest of the costco-sized amount I bought before they go bad… any recommendations. Have had some spicy fig store-bought stuff in the past that was pretty good.

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33 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

It’s Trader Joe’s!

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34 Allie@LiveLaughEat September 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I keep forgetting that not everyone has seen all the photos of the house! Can’t tease me :)

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35 Jennifer September 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I find it so interesting that the appliances come with the house. We generally schlep our own appliances when we move from place to place :)

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36 Molly September 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I had cottage cheese, strawberries and ground flax for lunch! Great minds!

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37 MindyG September 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I love the curved wall and the cork floors! Super sweet!!

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38 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

That kitchen looks fantastic!! I don’t blame you for being hesitant on the microwave front. Counter space must be valued!

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39 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Cork flooring in a kitchen is GENIUS! I always always complain about our slate flooring and how it hurts my feet. That micro + heater is a great idea too. I could see you guys using it a lot for your bread.

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40 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Love the kitchen. Looks really spacious and the sunlight is great!

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41 Christine September 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I love the new kitchen! Can’t wait to see more of the house. ;)

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42 Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog September 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hey Kath! I have always love reading your blog over the years. Your blog was one the first few blogs that inspire me to eat healthier and I thank you for that. :) Anyways, the kitchen is so cute! The curvy wall is also a nice touch.

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43 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Thanks Kim!

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44 Jennifer September 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I love the kitchen!!! It has so much charm. :) The cork floors and concrete counters would have sold me. Plus, on my list of “must-haves” for our next house is a window over the kitchen sink which you have. :) I can’t WAIT to see the rest of the house. Super cool that you can walk to downtown. You can’t get much more convenience than that. :)

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45 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm

i like the look of the microwave! totally modern and sleek. and a warming drawer?! perfection if you ask me.

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46 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

PLEASE!! More photos!!

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47 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm

SUCH a tease!! can’t wait to see the finished product!!

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48 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Ooooh new stuff is so exciting! Cute kitchen. I’d definitely keep that shiny ‘wave out. Looks useful! Maybe you have room for a mobile microwave cart or small island?

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49 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith September 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

VERY cool! How exciting for y’all.

The last house we lived in had a build in microwave above the stove so we got rid of our countertop one. When we moved to where we are now, we realized we would need to buy another one – but in the few weeks that we went before we got to that on our list we realized we didn’t want to lose counter space and didn’t really miss the microwave anyway. So we’re going without!

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50 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I love it! Everything looks so clean and white! You must be so excited to cook in it :)

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51 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen September 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Love it!! and that microwave is pretty awesome – love the mini-oven.

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52 Angel7 September 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I like the curved wall, and the microwave is awesome! You are almost in your new home full-time :)

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53 Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Love the new kitchen! The cork floors look amazing… and that microwave with a warming drawer could definitely heat up some of your great GH breads!

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54 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

The new kitchen is gorgeous! They say that when you remodel a house, the most bang for the buck comes from the kitchen and bathrooms and judging by how cool that kitchen is (cork floors, concrete counters, the microwave)..I’d say it was a good bang for their buck and yours since you’re now the lucky recipient of that kitchen.

Modern and clean lines. Love it!

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55 claire September 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

looks fun and clean! am I missing the concerte countertops? they look like butcher block to me.

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56 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

They are on the far wall with butcher on the sides

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57 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

That’s exciting! Gah, it’ll feel great to be cooking in that thing!

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58 Marie@feedingfive September 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Can’t wait to see more pictures of your new charming home. My husband actually made an island for my parents’ home and topped it with the hugest slab of concrete that some construction friends helped him pour. They love it.

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59 sarah@spinach and spice September 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Love the kitchen! Can’t wait to see more pictures of the house :)
Pumpkin spice balsamic. hmm, I need to get my hands on some of that!

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60 Becky September 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

What a gorgeous kitchen! Modern but still homey and comfortable, and words cannot describe the magnificence of that curved wall! I’m looking forward to all of the kitchen’s future creations. :)

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61 Lara @ TresLaLa September 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Is that a pot rack on the left? I’ve always wanted one, but our kitchen design just doesn’t allow for it! So excited for you & your new place! And walking to the downtown Mall!

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62 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Yes!!!

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63 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

More photos! I love your style!

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64 Ari @ Ari's Menu September 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm

So excited for you!! And your kitchen is pretttttyyy. I wouldn’t let the microwave take up the counter space. I almost never use my microwave–isn’t that what the broil setting in the oven is for? To heat stuff up really fast? :O)

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65 Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm

LOVE that kitchen!!!!!

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66 Emily September 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I LOVE the kitchen, and that microwave is seriously cool, never seen one with a warming oven! So so excited to see the whole place and what you do with it!

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67 Molly @ RDexposed September 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I love the curved wall! More pictures soon, pleeeease!

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68 robin September 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm

can you show us a picture of the sink?

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69 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Eventually, yes!

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70 Samantha September 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

CORK FLOORS!!! That is so cool.

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71 Asuma September 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Hi :) I’ve been reading your blog for a short while now, and this is my first comment!!! I must firstly tell you, I really really enjoy reading your posts, and also, the cottage cheese looks yum! I’ve never tried having it like that, with a fruit conserve and flax meal…very interesting; I think I’ll give that a go today :)

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72 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Thanks Asuma!!

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73 Christine (The Raw Project) September 8, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Love the new kitchen, can’t wait to see more of the house!

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74 Eliza September 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Congrats on your new house kath! I can’t even imagine how exciting it must be….and your kitchen is glorious! P.s. I have been reading over and over your “RD page” and it really is so helpful!!! maybe one day I will be a future RD as well :)

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75 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) September 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Can’t wait to see the rest!

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76 Liz September 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Oooh! I love the new kitchen – kitchens definitely are the most important to me :)

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77 Maria September 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

How exciting! Can’t wait to see the rest. We remodeled our kitchen last year and it is the BEST feeling when you are done!

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78 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Everything looks great! Can’t wait to see more pics :)

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79 Jen September 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm

What’s the extra door for? Love the kitchen…spacious yet compact enough that it looks like all the essentials will be within reach. And I’m jealous that you have a dishwasher lol. Hubby and I are still renting and I’ve already told him a dishwasher is #1 on my must-have list when we buy a home. I seriously wouldn’t care if we were living in a cardboard box, as long as it had a dishwasher, haha.

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80 KathEats September 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

It’s trim was being painted from the other room

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81 Brooke (Tea & Tofu) September 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Oh, what a gorgeous kitchen! Looks so fresh and bright. :)

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82 Hillary September 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm

LOVE the kitchen—and love the appliances. Man, I can’t wait to buy a house and have a kitchen that is MINE to do what I want! Jealous of you right now.

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83 Hannah September 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I’ve been stirring a fabulous strawberry jam into my oatmeal lately. Jam represent!

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84 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. September 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Looks awesome! Can’t wait to see more pics of the concrete countertop…sounds interesting!

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85 Jordan September 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Sweet kitchen. As soon as I saw the curved wall, I thought “It looks like a hobbit house!” Because they love round doorways…and I know you’re a LOTR fan. Haha. :)

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86 Khushboo September 9, 2011 at 12:30 am

Love that cottage cheese combo! Even better if granola is involved!

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87 Hayley @ Oat Couture September 9, 2011 at 2:02 am

Ooh love the new kitchen! Moving house is so exciting! Minus all the hard work of course! ;) Hope you have a fab time getting all settled in, enjoy it! :)

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88 Katie September 9, 2011 at 7:47 am

Looks like a fun and functional kitchen. I was wondering if you had painting or many other projects to do before and after moving in. How lucky that you have someone painting for you. I’m doing some painting in our house and it’s not one of my favorite projects! I do like seeing the end result and I can’t wait to see what colors you chose. Love the microwave, how great is that warming drawer? What brand is it?

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89 KathEats September 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

We are not handy at all and Matt is very busy, so we decided to hire a painter. I’ll share colors and things soon! I’m not sure of the microwave brand – I’ll have to check later.

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90 Katie September 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm

You two seem to be handy/talented in lots of areas, but you certainly are busy. The time and the mess involved is what bothers me the most about painting, I don’t really mind the actually painting, but two young children make painting and other projects more challenging. My husband is very handy so we do a lot of the work on our 1930′s house but we also hire someone to things like refinishing floors and texturing walls and ceilings. My next project is to make some curtains. Have fun with organizing and decorating and before you know it you will be all settled in!

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91 Brittany September 9, 2011 at 12:03 pm

LOVE the looks of the new kitchen!

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92 Alaina September 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Love that kitchen!!! So bright and airy. Looks like a part of the house that I would be in all the time. :-)

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