Thursday, January 27, 2011

When the cats away...

Okay well I mentioned my hubby being out of town workin' and there is a definite bad side to it like:
I'm cold at night.
Something always breaks down when he's gone and then I have to act like I know what I'm doing and try to get it fixed.
My kids claim they are starving as I don't cook full meals when he is gone.
But there is a small good side to it like:
I don't have to cook full dinners and I can have these for dinner...




Yep, that's what we had yesterday at 3:30 in the afternoon for dinner because I just wanted them. Chocolate Chip pancakes. Now before you think I am a bad mother, I will let you know I cook dinner every night when hubby is in town and I don't mean frozen pizza. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I am trying to stretch a budget here so I make ours from scratch. Plus, I just like it. Something about rising dough that I love.
 Oh and here's a tip. When making pancakes put a plate under your batter bowl so you don't get those drips that dry like concrete on you counter tops. Then pop in the dishwasher with other dishes.


Then I ran off to my favorite store and snagged this from the clearance shelf.



Aint she cute?

So then I set about moving things around and tweaking my kitchen a little bit and here are the results. See when the cats away I can do what I want when I would normally be cooking dinner. Honey come home though cause I MISS YOU!!









So now I am having this for lunch because I had those pancakes for dinner yesterday.
See the little crayon scribbles on my table. Quinn likes to color.

Linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch
Friday Pretties
French Country Cottage
Brambleberry Cottage
My Romantic Home

15 comments:

Astoria Girl said...

Love the new pitcher and the Valentine's napkin!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love that coffee pot~ and all your delightful vintage pretties -- I have those same little yardbird s&p shakers.

Sandra said...

Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog! I found your blog a few days ago and have really enjoyed visiting.

Yes, I'm a Jane Austen fan and do have the book you described. I haven't read it all but now that you mentioned that book, I'll have to pull it off the shelf and finish it. :o)

Oh, and love the photos of your kitchen especially the flour sifter...very vintage. I have my mom's sifter a nice avocado green one from the 1970s!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I do the same thing when my DH (dear husband) is traveling. I love the vintage flour sifter. It's so cute! I love your kitchen. It is so homey!!!

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

Cindy Marquis said...

I love all of your vintage stuff, and I really like the chicken stuff. Those pancakes look good, maybe we'll have that for dinner tomorrow!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, those pancakes looks so GOOD! I spied your Gooseberry Patch books on the shelf..gotta love those and all your charming vintage cuties are lovely too. I do a lot of moving stuff around when hubby isn't around too :)

Blessings!
Gail

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Thank you for joining Friday Pretties!!! Your blog is so warm and cozy, and it looks like your home is too. I feel exactly the same way you do when my Hubby is gone. Fun in some areas, but lonely in others...
Anyway, looks like you and your kiddos have made it fun.
Happy Friday!
Joyced

Glacier Dreaming said...

fun post....thanks

Shelia said...

Oh, I love all of your little pretties in your shelves. You have some really cute things.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marilyn Holeman said...

I'm just visiting from Brambleberry Cottage, which I was visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage! I LOVE your biscuit tin and green glasses, and I have a sugar shaker like yours (except in black.) Lovely vignettes. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs Roberts said...

My mother and sister have those same green glasses. My mother inherited her from her grandmother and my sister got hers as a gift for Christmas. I would love to have a set, but my sister gets Mother's set to go with hers when she passes away. Oh well, I will have to me some somewhere else. Thanks for sharing.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oh, I have those same green glasses! They were originally my husband's grandparents' and we got them just recently when my in-laws sold their house. I just love the color and shape, and yours look wonderful as you have them displayed!

Susan said...

I just love the roosters!! That vignette is gorgeous!

Entertaining Women said...

The vintage green goblets absolutely deserve a place of honor in your kitchen. They are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your metamorphosis. Cherry Kay

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I sooo understand where you're comin' from. I do things differently when my hubby is away also - like stay up late, eat when I want, etc. Like you said, it's the positive side of their being away. ;) Cute kitchen d├ęcor, by the way.

Thanks for linking to the party each week.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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