1. Majorly elevated avocado toast with chimichurri and a poached egg. This is me begging for that.
2. Setting my bi yearly bad example: it’s ulta’s 21 days of beauty! Wanting all the things.
3. I love the extra hour(s) of sunlight we are getting this week thanks to DST – but… I never remember my parents or anyone freaking out about it when I was a kid. Or a tween. Or a teen! Is it just all over the place since social media ruins everything? I think it’s the best week of the year. Says she who lives in a very darkly lit home. Darkly lit? Pretty sure that is not the correct wording.
4. Can we talk about dying Easter Eggs? Tell me some kid friendly ways! Or some fun kid ways! Should I just sit him outside on a ton of newspaper? Just joking. Kind of.
5. Holy cow Walking Dead. Seriously my emotions are SPENT by the end of these episodes. I get so scared that I’ve taken to watching the Talking Dead first to prepare myself. Also, Billions?! The ending? So tricky. What are your thoughts on GIRLS? I’m just over Hannah. Over her. And Nashville comes back this week. Eeeeeep!
6. Um, kind of like TV – I’m a bit unreasonably excited to see my big fat greek wedding 2. Normally, second movies ending up being the worst, but I think the fact that they waited so long? It might be funny. Unless they are just putting all of the funny bits in the previews.
7. How to just START. Loving this.
8. Big question – what is ONE thing that your dream kitchen would include?
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My dream kitchen would have huge double ovens and a built in wine fridge. :) YES!
A huge island for my husband and I to work on dishes side by side :)
Chimichurri makes the world a better place. And as for the dream kitchen? A double convection oven, as well as a brick pizza oven to make ALL THE BREAD.
i really want a wood fired oven outside for a pizza! and bread. all the bread.
My dream kitchen would include enough storage for ALL of my gadgets and if I could be really spoiled, a separate area for just baking.
I desperately want one of those hot water spigots where I could have my tea in about 3 seconds. DESPERATELY. :)
oh that would be so awesome.
My kitchen would have a really large and convenient oven, a cooking island, nice and spacious cabernets… I am so looking forward to my dream kitchen!!
i’ve always dreaded dst (not a morning person whatsoever!). this year was the first time in forever (anddd that’s going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day) that i didn’t, because i had no pressing monday morning things i needed to get up for.
an island!! i used to beg my parents for an island in the kitchen, but it never happened because the kitchen is just too small without knocking down a wall (which my dad was/is not down for).
My dream kitchen would definitely include double wall ovens and a huge island.
You’ve gotta try the silk ties method of dying Easter eggs! I actually did it with my fiance a couple years ago and I want to do it again. The only hard part is finding real silk ties. Check Goodwill stores, garage sales, etc.
love this, thanks kaylin!
I keep seeing things about using shaving cream to dye eggs! Maybe Max would like that? I can imagine that would make a HUGE mess, haha. But probably easier than normal methods…maybe. I have no idea what I’m talking about by the way.
shaving cream?! what!! i ned to look into this.
Actually, I heard whipped cream mixed with the food coloring can also work so that they are edible after.
I just heard someone suggest using a wire whisk to dip the eggs while dying them! It makes so much more sense than a spoon!
that’s an awesome idea! i never thought of that.
I’m going to say a pellet ice machine. You know, like Sonic ice? Because priorities.
Oh I like where your mind is at! Good call!
A beautiful professional Viking Range with 6+ beautiful gas burners. Says the girl with the brand new when we bought the house 2.5 years ago stupid electric stove with a(n) (always dirty) glass top.
Social Media is totally to blame for the hating of DST. The more daylight the better in my opinion.
For decorating Easter Eggs, with my niece and nephew we always use small stickers and washi tape to keep it fun but not messy in decorating, otherwise yes lots of newspaper!!!!
Or my favorite is we went to a paint your own pottery store and made ceramic eggs with their fingerprints, messy but totally washable and the workers totally help when the kids are cute like yours.
Dream kitchen includes lots of clear counter space and someone to clean up after me every time I cook.
I saw a neat and less messy way to dye eggs in Martha Stewart’s Living magazine. It creates a cool speckled/patterned egg. You use various dried goods (think beans, lentils, pasta, etc.) and place them in the bottom of a cup (paper). Then use enough food dye to coat the dried goods until they are covered by not soaked (you can also use a few drops of vinegar). Then you drop your eggs in and see what patterns emerge. Might be less messy since you aren’t dealing with so much liquid. Also, stamps/stickers always seem to be enjoyed by kiddos!
Is your son into stickers yet?? (If not OH He Will Be Soon!!!) If so, color the eggs yourself, then let him have at it with stickers. You’re a few years away from wanting to deal with him and little dishes of liquid dye at the same time. :-D Happy Easter!
i will totally try this! i bet he will love the stickers.
My dream kitchen would include a space large enough for a coffee bar. Floating shelves to store all the mugs and syrups on included.
I love DST too! I love having more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings doesn’t bug me all that much. My dream kitchen would have white countertops and cupboards, an island, and be open to the living area of the house. Having an open kitchen is definitely a non-negotiable for when we move some day.
Love the extra light from DST but it sucks trying to fall asleep at my normal time now!
My dream kitchen would have a pasta arm to fill up the pot on the stove, marble counter tops and a biggggg island. Oops… That’s more than one thing!
oh wow – definitely want one of those.
when my boys were max’s age, they didn’t have the attention span to dip eggs and watch them change color. so we did two things: i dyed eggs & they put stickers on them when they were done and i had a bunch of plain hard boiled ones i let them color on with markers & crayons. they loved both & neither created a big mess.
going to do this too! thanks kate!
My dream kitchen would have a white farm sink, exposed beams on the ceiling and a wine fridge. I can’t wait to decorate and build our next home! :-)
Just put down lots of newspaper and/or dye the eggs outside. I never had an issue with my son (now 8) and we’ve been doing it since he was Max’ age.
if it’s warm out, this is our plan!
Two words: Double. Oven.
My dream kitchen would have a big walk-in pantry with counter space where I could keep my small appliances like the Kitchenaide and toaster in addition to tons of shelves.
I have to be honest – my dream kitchen would have two dishwashers (among many other things). But seriously – my husband and I cook SO much and I feel like all we do on the weekends is load, run and empty the dishwasher.
My dream kitchen would have a freshly baked deep dish chocolate chip cookie in it, since I’m drooooooling over the picture of one in this post!
Double ovens for sure! And I am a wimp about Easter egg mess. I send my kids to my mom’s house to dye eggs every year.
Use a whisk to color eggs. Put the egg inside the whisk and your son can dip it
i had never heard of this. it’s brilliant!
Kid friendly eggs = dying the egg whites and making them into deviled eggs so they are actually eaten and not go to waste!
My dream kitchen would have an island (and reading the comments it seems like a pretty common answer, so I’m wondering why more kitchens aren’t built with them in already).
Also, I’m going to take extra chimi from Gaucho and make that toast!
Great list and that avo toast, I totally want some too! Oh, and my dream kitchen would have TONS of space and at least 2 ovens!
hey girl Love the post! Happy Spring and Happy Easter to ya! My dream kitchen would include a farm sink! Love those
Ah so many things BUT two dishwashers. Our best friends put this in their new kitchen. Game changer.
Dream kitchen would definitely have a 6 burner gas range and a flat top would be a bonus, and we are in the process of looking for a new house so we are looking for one with a kitchen that needs to be remodeled so we can eventually design our dream. Are you doing a remodel?
Ughh we’re a few episodes behind on TWD…I can’t even.
Dream kitchen would need to include a wall of double ovens, two dishwashers, a huge island and in that island…I would love to have a huge opening to fit a dog bed for the dogs! :)
I’m actually currently designing my dream kitchen and LOVING IT! I would say quartz counter tops, wine fridge and full-size freezer/fridge combo would be ideal. And lots of counter space!
Are you doing a reno?
we might be!
WOW.. Such a mouth watering dish. Can’t wait to try it.
I want the recipe of that delicious looking cookie in the picture!
it was actually a cookie from bouchon that was in our FREEZER! i know, right.
After apartment living for the past five years, my dream kitchen would have a pantry! I haven’t had one for the past 5 years. A window over the sink and plenty of counter space would also be ideal! My last apartment kitchen was big, but it didn’t have any windows (!) and had tiny “European style” dishwasher and fridge! They were seriously half the size of ‘normal’ ones. It was really hard sharing this between two people who had separate eating habits. My apartment kitchen now is smaller, but it has window and regular, large sized appliances. I prefer my kitchen now, by far. I’ve luckily always had a dishwasher! I’m sure some of these things seem kind of basic, but I live in the NYC Metropolitan area! I can’t be choosy. Also, I wouldn’t necessarily want a large kitchen because that means there is more to clean!
totally with u on a pantry. i dont have one either and it sucks
i just want a dishwasher at this point. i’d rather scrub my entire apt top to bottom than do dishes.
dream kitchens come w a chef and a dishwasher :) and instead of water coming out the fridge faucet thing it would be wine !
My dream kitchen would have a double oven and a huge cooktop, walk-in pantry, island with a sink, extra tall cabinets, granite, water faucet over the cooktop.. I just can’t narrow it down! I will say the one thing I wish my kitchen had was more storage. I can live with the crappy formica and a basic oven but there is no storage for my pots and pans, much less for food.
I love sleep and am not a morning person in the slightest, so this week has already felt like it’s about a year long already. So ready for the weekend to just sleep in.
LOVE that article about getting started.. love love!
one thing I would have in my dream kitchen is something my mother in law has… it’s a special cabinet that has the Kitchen Aid stand mixer stored inside it, you can open it and it’s on a shelf that lifts out of the cabinet so that 1. you’re not doing any heavy lifitng and 2. it’s OFF THE COUNTER!
My grandma had one of those!!! It’s the best!
um i had never heard of this. i desperately need it.
Here is what it looks like:
A bigger pantry would be a MUST. We redid our kitchen recently, it has absolutely everything I wanted…double ovens, a Wolf range top, a huge islands, and tons of drawers. The only thing we didn’t do that I REALLY wish we would have was have the microwave built in. We are stuck with a countertop one, and it sucks.
I’m so excited for MBFGW 2 too! My (now) husband and I saw the first one on the night he asked me to be his girlfriend — 9.14.02. I’m already requiring that we go see this one in the theater! :)
i love that!! so adorable.
The first thing that has always been on my dream kitchen list is a double oven, closely followed by lots of cabinets and a big island. When we renovated our kitchen a few years ago I got all of those but I don’t think I can live without a double oven ever again. It will always remain top of the list!
My dream kitchen would include…..a chef.
I’ve heard mixing food dye into whipped cream is good for kids! Messy, but an edible version of the shaving cream idea :) Then you don’t have to worry about them eating it! I can’t wait to do this next year – I think 4 months old is probably a teensy bit young to try!
As for the kitchen: enough cabinet space to fit everything / 6 burner (at least) gas range / side-by-side double oven / PANTRY!!! (Can you tell I’ve been living in an apartment for too long?)
I’m lucky to be in a kitchen that I love, with a huge counter for working, and lots of light, and best of all a huge, DEEP sink. I can’t recommend the deep sink more for hiding those few dirty dishes you just don’t want to deal with after dinner. = )
My dream kitchen would be the equivalent to a second house attached via a glass enclosed walkway….bright and sunny…with a wine fridge, beer fridge, double refrigerator and a separate freezer. Double ovens with a proofing box, stove, open shelves everywhere…walk in pantry. Butcher block, granite counter tops, a Hobart mixer to join the ranks of my 8 other mixers…a direct line cappuccino machine…besides the huge farm table I would have a seated comfy area to relax while things are cooking away!