Sunday, 22 November 2015

KITCHEN TOUR!


This week, we have been in our first home together for one whole month. I'll be honest, it whizzed by as there was just so much going on including getting our puppy, Luna (meet her here!). It's been a massive life change and I've already learnt so much in the four weeks we have been here. I think I've definitely changed for the better though, I feel like I'm less selfish as I have others (boyfriend + dog!) to consider. I spend less time on the internet (though maybe that's because we have none...) and more time appreciating just 'being.'

With this though, I have also lost lay ins, being able to starfish alone in my bed and not having to share my chocolate. The truth is though , I don't actually think I mind so much.

Anyway being the nosy bugger I am, I personally love taking a look into people's homes so thought I'd give you the chance to have a little look around my kitchen and the bits we've picked up.


KITCHEN AID:

If you didn't know already, I'm a keen baker. I love to make cakes, cookies, biscuits,

brownies... basically anything sugary and not remotely good for you! Any baker will know of the - very expensive - Kitchen Aid which essentially makes whisking and mixing a whole lot easier for you! They really are gorgeous pieces of machinery and also come in a variety of colours. I could never justify spending so much money in one time so for a while I've been putting aside £20 every month towards the cost. Finally, when in Manchester a couple of weeks back, I was amazed to spot the very colour Kitchen Aid I'd been lusting after in Selfridges, this lovely baby pink. It was a limited edition colour in support of Breast Cancer awareness a little while back and I hadn't been able to find it anywhere online. I hovered around it for ages, questioning if I should buy it or not. I find it really hard spending large sums of money as I am SO money conscious and even though I had saved up months for this item specifically, I was still struggling to commit. A sales assistant must have overheard us talking though as she offered to put the last and only one of that colour behind the till for us.

So we wandered around the rest of giant store before finally going back to the kitchen department where we stood and I dallied again. What eventually sealed the decision was when I heard another woman enquiring about the baby pink kitchen aid and I knew I had to have it! Even better was that there was an offer ending the very next day where you got a free food processor attachment for the kitchen aid and a glass bowl, both worth £264! You can imagine how quickly I handed over my card at the till!

I absolutely love having the kitchen aid in my kitchen. It's beautiful, iconic and something I'm going to have for the rest of my life and it makes baking so much easier and a lot less messier for me!


BLACKBOARD:

No longer do we have our lovely parents to cook for us, so myself and Matt take it in turns
(depending who gets home first!) to cook dinner. I'd seen a few people use this chalkboard menu and it's actually been really successful for us so far. Before a new week start, we'll sit and work out who will be cooking when and then it's up to us individually to decide what exactly to cook and what we need to add to the shopping list. It makes life so much easier knowing exactly what we're doing and you aren't frantically trying to think of something to cook on the spot. It's helpful when food shopping too as you know exactly what you need to buy. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!


CANISTERS:

We brought these tea, coffee and sugar canisters ages ago and I couldn't wait to get them out when we moved in. They are from a brand called Edward Monkton and I love the funny little quotes on them and the crisp white with the pastel colours. We even managed to find a matching biscuit jar, which is slightly larger reduced in Homesense so we have the full set!



SHELF:

I love this shelf. We actually put this up really quickly when we moved in and it helped a lot in making us feel quite homey. The three pictures from Ikea were chosen because we went to London for our first Anniversary, to Paris for my 21st Birthday and New York is somewhere that is quite high on our list to visit next. So eventually, all three will hold great memories for us. Also from Ikea were these two lanterns which were so ridiculously cheap but look lovely when lit up with tea lights. There was always going to be a Yankee Candle on display and currently we have 'Vanilla Cupcake' which just seems the perfect scent for the kitchen and is sweet yet not too overpowering. I can't wait to use the large Kilner jar drinks dispenser for when we have friends over, I plan on filling it with a fruit punch or homemade lemonade so people can help themselves! Naturally a kitchen wouldn't be mine without a quote and this red sign from Next courtesy of my Mother is a lovely addition. It reads 'Be the reason someone smiles today' and I really think it's a wonderful sentiment. 


I hope you've liked having a peek into my kitchen, what do you have or what would you like to have in yours?

Emily x

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43 comments

  1. I'm nosy too so this post definitely satisfied that need! Your chalkboard idea is a genius one, when I move out with my boyfriends it's more than likely going to be implemented!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  2. This was such a fab post, dear! Your kitchen definitely looks a lot more tidy than mine, haha, and I love the canisters, they're so adorable! x

    Kay
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  3. Great post - I'm so nosey so love these posts. Chalkboard is a great idea - & I love that Kitchen Aid! Kitchen looks lovely x

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  4. lovely kitchen ! I have the vanilla cupcake by Yankee Candle too ! One of my fav actually.

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  5. Wow, you have so many cute things in your kitchen. Seems like your kitchen is going to be a very pretty place:)

    Chaste & Beautiful

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  6. I love your shelf and the bits & pieces you have on it, so cute :) xx

    Moany Mouse | Scottish Lifestyle Blog

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  7. Your kitchen is beyond adorable <3 Adore the kitchen aid and the board! EVERYTHING IS PERFECT! <3 <3 <3 the shelf pieces are too cute!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  8. These are all such lovely pieces to have in your kitchen! I especially love the prints and the Kitchen Aid is gorgeous - it's so nice that some proceedings went to Cancer Awareness too. I need to get my hands on those canisters :) x
    Charlotte's Road // Beauty, Fashion + Lifestyle

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  9. You have a lovely decorated kitchen, I can imagine baking in there being an absolute joy! Though I don't have a kitchen aid myself, my mother has one that I frequently use when I am back at my parents and I have to say it really is worth the investment.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  10. Your kitchen accessories are so cute! I especially like the blackboard planner, and that it's so easy to change. It must be fun to write on too, I remember as a kid I always loved writing on blackboards. The canisters are absolutely adorable, I want something like that in my future home.

    becky | star violet

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  11. So sophisticated!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  12. Sadly the kitchen and myself are strangers. I love your space, so beautiful and i love that every decoration have a story!

    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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  13. I'm also a nosey bugger and love house tours! You have some beautiful bits. I'm especially loving the cannisters and framed city pictures! x

    Christina Marie - xtinagsays.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love your kitchen and all the nice little details! And I can completely understand why you had to buy that Kitchen Aid, the colour is so cute and I'm sure you will get good use out of it and it will last you a long time!
    Patti
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  15. You are not alone, I am also a nosey bugger! I really want a kitchen aid and putting aside some money every month is a great idea, I guess I will also do that! Your decorations are beautiful. New York is the next stop:) x

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  16. Loved this post Emily!! And those canisters are the cutest I've ever seen! I think I'll have to check that store out right away, haha! Okay confession; tea and coffee canisters are in general something I fall for too easily (right after teapots, there's some real charming tea pots out there, haha). Love the chalkboard idea too, I live alone now which result in a lot of laziness and lost dinners, but that is definitely an easy way to organize when you live more than one, also it makes it so much easier when you've already planned what to have for dinner!

    I'm exactly like you when it comes to spending money, even if it is something I've been planning on buying for quite a while, it'll usually give me so much anxiety, I guess that could be both a bad and a good quality though! ;)

    Filippa ⎮ http://alwaysadot.blogspot.com

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  17. So many cute pieces! I love Kitchen Aid and how vintage it look, hopefully, one day I will be able to get one for myself. Also that shelf look amazing! Definitely doing something alike once I get my own place :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  18. So many great pieces! You have a real eye for kitchen accessories.

    I love kitchen aids! You got an awesome deal on yours, and it's a fantastic colour. I have one in Yellow Pepper! (21st B-day present) SO helpful for baking etc.

    I have the same Ikea prints! Mine are in black frames. It is great to see how they look in different frames.

    Your shelf looks lovely, it really makes it look more homey.

    I love having a peek into peoples homes!

    Gina. xx

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  19. I need to have kitchen aid on our house though im not good in baking.
    Love the color of it as well

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  20. Beautiful pictures! Your house is certainly a lot prettier than when we first moved into our new home!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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  21. Love your style ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  22. I haven't seen the whole kitchen, but from what I see here, its very clean and nice. The canisters are lovely! :) Don't ask about my kitchen, because its small and a mess. Lol!!

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  23. Isn't Vanilla Cupcake the nicest smelling candle! By far one of my favourites I love it!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  24. I'm so jealous of your Kitchenaid mixer! It's the perfect color!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  25. Ohhh your kitchen is filled with so many amazing goodies! Definitely most envious of your kitchen aid! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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  26. Gorgeous kitchen pieces, girlie! I also love having a sneaky peak into people's homes - it's so inspiring :)
    I LOVE your artwork on the wall and all the little bits and pieces, like jars & cans/containers <3 You can never have enough of those ;)
    I am dreaming of my very own Kitchen Aid, I have heard so many amazing things about in comparison to Kenwood (even though I've been between the two for a while). Love your chalkboard idea, hon. We have the same type of thing but I've started using chalkboard pens instead of pieces of chalk and it's been so much tidier and better! If you're interested, I got them at Lakeland ;)
    Beautiful kitchen stuff girlie, so lovely to see your new home coming together woohoo <3
    xox Nadia
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  27. You have so many nice things in your kitchen. I want it all too! :D Especially that kitchen aid is total cuteness! I've been wanting one for a while now, but honestly I think I need to get more into baking before I purchase one. And that Yankee Candle also sounds like something I would love!
    Emma xx

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  28. The Kitchen Aid looks amazing! I love the yankee Vanilla Cupcake scent too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  29. Ah! The KitchenAid is so ridiculously beautiful and I love the soft pink colour you chose it in - I can understand why you chose to save up for this beauty! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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  30. Oh I love that drink dispenser and I hope you definitely get to go to NYC soon - it's my fave city!

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

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  31. Your kitchen accessories are so cute, love your style and I am so jealous of your Kitchen Aid. I've always dreamed of one but I don't bake enough to justify buying it x

    Beauty with charm | AVENE GIVEAWAY

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  32. ahhh you are so well organised! the blackboard is super cute x

    Hannah x hannatalks

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  33. Oh I love this post, your kitchen looks so lovely, light and cute! I love your tea, coffee jars etc. the labels are lovely. The blackboard is a great idea too! - Tasha

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  34. I loved reading this post, and your is definitely #goals and it is so cute haha ♥

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  35. Your kitchen sounds great, thanks for sharing some of the things you have in it! :)

    I've never heard of the chalkboard idea before, how clever!

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  36. Really enjoyed reading this blog post! I feel like your blog just keeps getting better and better!xx
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  37. Your kitchen looks like the cutest thing ever!!! Ahhh, a kitchenaid - they are so beautiful and will most definitely be put to good use with all your yummy baking! I'm a bit in love with your canisters and the photos above your shelf, Emily! :D

    Raashi
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  38. I LOVE the Kilner Jar dispenser!! I'm a mason jar lover, so I will def have to look into that. Love the ideas, thanks for sharing!
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