Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cooking Essentials + Dream Kitchen + {GIVEAWAY}

Today we're talking about one of my favorite places - the kitchen!  I love to cook and wanted to share my cooking essentials and dream kitchen with you!  Make sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom :)

Cooking Essentials



These are my cooking essentials in our current kitchen!

I hate a messy countertop so I use a spoon rest similar to this one.  I love a good mixing bowl set to mix recipes, serve snacks, for popcorn, etc.!  Clean water is another must for me to sip on while I cook and I love my Brita pitcher.  I love to bake when I have time and this egg storage container is a definite favorite!  I love being able to take a quick look in the fridge to see how many eggs we have.  Who doesn't love a little Kate Spade?  An apron is a must and I think this one is just too cute!  Jared and I received lots of great cookbooks for our wedding including this one.  I love to use them to get inspiration and ideas for new recipes!  Homemade mashed potatoes and cakes/cupcakes are some of my favorite things to make so I love this mixer!  We use olive oil in a lot of our recipes and use a similar bottle to this one to store it because it looks better out on the counter & makes it easier to control the pour!  Last but not least, I hate a dirty kitchen!!  I use this Method cleaner to wipe down our counters & love it!


Dream Kitchen





My wish list for my dream kitchen would definitely include these items!


Love this gas range from BlueStar!  I love popcorn & if my dream kitchen was a reality it would have enough space for a popcorn machine like this one for movie night :)  Serving pieces like this one would make entertaining or appetizers before dinner more fun!  Aren't these monogrammed salt & pepper mills great too?  They are super useful but would also add a nice touch sitting on the counter!  My dream kitchen would absolutely include space for a KitchenAid stand mixer!  I'm not sure exactly which one I want and do not have space for one in our current kitchen but I definitely want one (with the pasta making attachment) in our next house!  LOVE LOVE LOVE the Emma dinnerware set from Pottery Barn.  I want this whole collection eventually as our casual daily dishes for our forever home and love all the accessory pieces (pitcher, salt & pepper shakers, etc.).  I have decided to start collecting the Spode Christmas collection and my dream kitchen would have the complete set ready for the holidays!  A new cookware set like this one would be great to use! As a southern gal through and through, my dream kitchen wouldn't be complete without a great pitcher to serve tea and lemonade :)

Giveaway


Since we're talking about kitchen's today, I decided it was the perfect time for a giveaway :)  Pineapples are all the rage right now so I thought you all would love a pineapple apron & kitchen towels!  I love pineapples and all the bright colors that are so popular this year!  It just makes entertaining more fun!  See how to enter below!



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What are your current or dream kitchen essentials?

13 comments:

  1. I love those monogrammed shakers, and those Christmas plates! Seasonal serving ware is definitely a must :-)

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  2. I love my Brita pitcher. That pantry is what dreams are made of haha. Those Christmas have me feeling nostalgic :)

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  3. Love you inspiration! I have a hand mixer and it works great!! Thanks for the super fun giveaway!

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  4. I love all things kitchen! I feel like I can always think of one more gadget to add. Love my KitchenAid - feel like that is a must in any kitchen!

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  5. If i can't have the full on kitchen aid mixer then I need the handheld one LOL! We love our big brita pitcher - it's the best! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. I just discovered Method's cleaning products and I'm definitely a big fan now!! My dream kitchen is just one with SPACE and a pantry haha. Our kitchen right now is so tiny, it's difficult for 2 people to cook at the same time

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  7. Ooh, now I want that popcorn machine!

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  8. I have most of these kitchen essentials as well. One of my favorite kitchen essentials has been the olive oil bottle. It's to easy and handy.

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  9. LOVE the color of your hand mixer! And look at that pantry - total dream <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. Love the pineapples! I am swooning over the aqua mixer! :)

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  11. That couch and the beautiful pantry!! Sign me up!

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  12. So many great kitchen gadgets! I got that cookbook for my cousin for her bridal shower, and now I want a copy, too. That pantry is something out of my dreams, seriously. Great post!

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  13. I absolutely love my Brita system! And the kitchen aid mixer are both on my kitchen wishlist! My dream kitchen is also all white but I want a colored island - I think they're so fun! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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