Kitchen Plans and My Strange Dog

See our architectural plans below!  Or, now that we are *in* the house, see the before and after photos!


Whew! I was super busy this morning. Between reviewing architectural plans, passing off the phone with Brad to give our feedback (you know I had at least 10 comments and suggestions), work, phone calls for work, and the all important breakfast, I got things done like a champ.

I’m so excited about our kitchen plans being done.  After much deliberation, these are the final plans.

Overhead view of the Kitchen Plan

Brad jokes that 1/3 of our house is dedicated to food, as you can see here.  The room to the right of the kitchen is the dining room.

Vertical Drawing of Cabinets for Kitchen Plans

This is the island from four different views.  I don’t love how pencil thin the table leg is on the end of the bar so we’re changing that so the bottom looks a little more substantial.

Vertical Drawing of Stove for while Planning Kitchen

This view shows the stove and to the right is the door to the dining room.

Vertical Blueprints for Kitchen Layout

This is the exterior wall of the kitchen, which (from left to right) shows the built-in bench for the breakfast nook, the pantry, the fridge, and the sink.

All this talk about our kitchen made me very hungry.  Eating breakfast at 8:00 meant I didn’t get hungry until 1 pm.  Usually my stomach is audibly growling at 11 am.

My salad might sound a little weird, but I loved it.  We had some purple cabbage leftover from the fish tacos several nights ago so I mixed it with a teaspoon of Canola mayo and about 1/2 a teaspoon of dijon mustard, plus salt and pepper to make a really fast cole slaw.

I topped salad greens with the cabbage, then added pickles, chopped celery, grated carrot, cherry tomatoes, pistachios, and a drizzle of sweet onion vinaigrette.

I also had a piece of Ezekiel toast topped with a swiss Laughing Cow, jam, and some tempeh I made in the toaster as well.

Do you ever feel like you’re being stared at?

I don’t think I’ve ever fully described how weird my dog is.  He is totally obsessed with Brad and I.  He always wants us to be together, sitting as close together as possible so he can be near us. He doesn’t know what to do when we’re apart.

After lunch, Brad decided to go in the bedroom to do some work, while I stayed on the couch.  Rascal stood in the doorway that separates the bedroom from the living room and paced nervously.  He looked at Brad.  He looked at me.  He looked at Brad.  He looked at me.  What a ridiculous dog I have!

Even when he’s with one of us, he’s not content.  When he sits on Brad’s lap, he stares at me longingly, wishing I was closer to him.  The same goes for Brad if I’m holding Rascal.

Is anyone else’s dog this needy or strange? Is it just me?

7 Responses to Kitchen Plans and My Strange Dog

  1. Becky

    The kitchen looks like it will be amazing! I especially love the area around the oven. Rascal is as cute as always. My puppy has a couple oddities. She always has to have some part of her body touching a person while she is sleeping. It can just be her paw, but she always tries for more contact. She also immediately flops on her back for a belly rub any time a person comes over to her. Makes it a bit awkward when I’m introducing her to new people :).

    • That’s really funny! Rascal likes to touch us too while we’re sleeping, but he’s more likely to press himself as hard as he can against us, rather than just touch us with his paw. He also likes to be kissed on his belly and he’ll flip over if you say “show me your belly”. :)

  2. Oh my gosh! That kitchen look amazing!!! Look the built in bench and that island!! How fun that will be. And I laughed out loud at your dog. That so cute. Animals are soo funny!

  3. Wow!! Your kitchen looks like it’s going to be impressive! Rascal is adorable! My dog gets jealous whenever anyone is giving a hug. He has to get in on it too…gotta love them! :)

  4. Your new kitchen looks like it’s going to be GORGEOUS! And so welcoming :)

    BTW, your whole talk about Rascal made me smile and laugh out loud. Happy likes both me and Ryan to be together, but she doesn’t get too distraught when we’re in separate rooms. She does, however, like to sleep with a part of her body nuzzled up to one of us. It’s adorable!

  5. Ah, the kitchen looks awesome Kel! Can’t wait to see how it all turns out :) Rascal is so funny. Clyde is over the moon that we’re both home this weekend. This morning he alternated kissing both of us in bed. I can tell he’s totally content :)

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