Home Tour Tuesday {Kitchen & Recipe Swap}

Welcome to the first edition of Home Tour Tuesday!
Shannon & I are thrilled to offer this exciting theme to the blogging community!
I hope that as we work out the kinks you will join us for the ride.
We will post more details & also in more advance in the future. 
We will post the upcoming on the sidebar so you'll have a heads up!!

"What's cooking? Kitchen Decor and Holiday Recipe Swap"

A tour around my kitchen........

Yes, this is 2 coffee makers.....
bunn & kreuig-
I make a cup in the K while I am waiting the long 3 min for the bunn to brew
each morning:)

I love my bar stools-all 3 are different-
There are 3 b/c I always stand on the other side of the
bar & eat so that I can see the Mr & the kiddos...
even when I had 4, I never sat, I always stand

I so love my paper towel holder....
it's truly the little things in life

Thanks to the Pink Giraffe for my sweet hand towel :)
These are the books where most of our dinners come from-

my favorite...my apron...
i have to have 2 things when i cook, an apron &
a glass of wine:)

this is a daily reminder...
it's in front of my coffee potS

must have carmel woodwicks.....

we ONLY drink out of tervis....
we have a nice collection....
{beside coffee cups/wine glasses}

Pslam 136:1
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever

Holiday Recipe
Easy Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

 {from Whole Foods.com}

We run around {at least I do} making everything from scratch for the holidays
except the bread....this year will be different-

Makes 12 rolls

Homemade bread, especially dinner rolls, brings that special, home cooked feeling to just about any meal. These "no need to knead" rolls are simple to prepare and have a delightful, rustic flavor. If desired, brush a bit of beaten egg over the dough before baking for a rich, golden brown color.


1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 
2 tablespoons sugar 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast  {rapid rise yeast also works}
1 cup warm (105 to 115°F) milk 
3 tablespoons butter, melted 
1 large egg, lightly beaten 
1 cup all-purpose flour


To get started, make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature. Put whole wheat flour, sugar, salt and yeast into a large bowl and stir well. Add milk, butter and egg and beat with a spoon until smooth. Add all-purpose flour and mix until fully incorporated and batter is smooth. Cover bowl and set aside in a warm spot to let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. 

Meanwhile, lightly grease a 12-muffin tin with olive oil and set aside. 

Stir the batter gently to deflate it. Spoon even amounts of the dough into each cup of the prepared muffin tin and set aside in a warm spot until the dough has risen just over the top of the muffin tins, about 1 hour more. 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake rolls until golden brown and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.


Per serving (1 each/56g-wt.): 140 calories (35 from fat), 4g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 22g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 5g protein


  1. Your kitchen is GORGEOUS!! Wow, I love it! And you're defintiely a lady after my own heart....2 coffee makers! :D

  2. Beautiful home tour. I love the idea as you can get great decorating ideas. You're so funny! I love my paper towel holder, too! :) It really is the little things.

    Happy Tuesday!

  3. Yay! It's up! Hope we get lots of people to join in! Your kitchen is fab but I expect nothing less!

  4. your kitchen is just gorgeous!!! swoon.
    it's funny that you say you stand while everyone eats - that's how my family does it, too. once mom gets the food on the table she stands opposite us of the counter and eats standing up. and i've found that when i'm the cook, i do the same thing!

  5. Okay, I'm playing along. So fun! Thanks!

  6. Thanks Y'all :)

    I have sent you all an email reply. Thanks again for being faithful FF&P's readers!


  7. Love your kitchen! Looks warm & loving. Might try the rolls for Thanksgiving dinner...I'll report back!

  8. You have such a beautiful home! Wow. I mean, absolutely gorgegous!

  9. Just Beautiful! Luff the bar stools! =)

  10. Your kitchen is beautiful! Very Ballard if I must say so myself! =) I totally forgot last night amongst feeding my green bean eating (and throwing) baby, editing pics, etc etc... =) I'll definitely be up for next weeks!! *pinky promise*

  11. Your kitchen is beautiful!! I love all of the details and scriptures sprinkled about. You must share where you got that paper towel holder!! That is awesome - I agree, it's totally the little things! How ironic, my cleaning lady comes today - maybe I can take some pics and join in since my kitchen will be clean for a few minutes :) What a fun blog hop!

  12. Can I please come down and get cozy for a few days? Seriously - what a gorgeous kitchen! I would cook like crazy in there! I really love the splash of color the Happy Everything plate brings - it's unexpected but it fits!

  13. I LOVE your kitchen! LOVE it! You are NOT going to believe this, I stand up to eat pretty much ALL the time...husband will attest to this! Thanks for hosting this today. I joined in for the fun, even though my post is not about a kitchen tour. I will get it right next time:)

  14. I love your kitchen!! So gorgeous. And those rolls - yum yum!

  15. Love love love!! And I triple love your paper towel holder!!!

  16. Just found your blog and its precious! I love it! Signed up to be your newest follower:) Love your bar stools and those wheat rolls are making my mouth watering!


  17. I am in love with your kitchen.

  18. Gorgeous kitchen! How do you keep your black granite countertops clean? I'm very frustrated by mine.

  19. Hi there! Stopping by from Webbisodes link up party, I just adore Shannon so I had to stop by and check out your kitchen too! I am blown away!!! Simply Amazing.

    I am now a new follower too!


  20. Your kitchen is gorgeous!!! Love the jar of corks!!! I had one at our house in the city ... and am looking forward to starting a new one here at our country in the summer. Love the two coffee makers... xo HHL

  21. Please, where did you get your canisters?

    They're sharp! (As is the rest of your kitchen.)

  22. I'm LOVING your kitchen!!! Soooo beautiful! Your canisters with the crosses on top are to die for. I love them!

    I'm your newest follower!

    Oh, and I do love me some flip flops and pearls ;)

  23. I need your Tervis collection. Slowly, but surely, we're converting. We love them...especially the hubs. He loves his big ole Tervis tumbler for his coffee.

  24. Are your glass containers from hobby lobby?! M just bought me some very similar as an early christmas gift the other day!