Kitchen Inspiration and Hand Mixer Giveaway!

IF I ever buy a house in the future, I will probably obsess the most about the kitchen . I'm usually pretty laid back when it comes to making decisions, but when I think about designing a kitchen, it has to meet specific criteria which includes: a clean and simple layout that allows for plenty of natural light (which means lots of windows), a viking professional stove and oven, open cabinets where you can display all your pretty ceramics, and little pops of color here and there. I've been scouring the internet for kitchen design inspiration over the past few days and these are among my favorites:

{I love how the counter stools are set up around the island in this kitchen. Makes it the perfect hangout spot}
{the next two kitchens are my favorite. I think it's because it has a lot of yellow, teal, and white- my favorite colors}

{simple yet elegant}

Speaking of kitchens, the generous folks at cookware.com, have allowed me to chose a product to give away to one of my lucky readers! Since the giveaway is kitchen themed, it dawned on me that no kitchen is complete without a mixer! Whether you're a cook or a baker, this thing makes everything almost effortless. Before I graduated to my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, I used a hand mixer given to me by my mom. That little thing helped me make hundreds of savory and sweet goodies, and I can't picture life without it.

{hamilton beach 6 speed hand mixer}

You have three chances to win! Here's how to enter, it's super easy! :

1. Add me as a friend bybecoming a follower of my blog (via google friend connect) on the right hand sidebar. If you're already a follower leave me a comment telling me that you have already done so.

After becoming a follower, you can enter two more times by:

2. Mentioning my giveaway on your blog (dont' forget to notify me if you have done this)

3. or Leaving a comment on this post

you will have until next Thursday to enter.

Good Luck!



  1. Hi Melissa!! That third kitchen is amazing! I want a white kitchen with a farmhouse sink when my hubby and I decide to buy a home. I also love the subway tiles and the wall color! dreamny. :)

    I too have the kitchenaid standing mixer and love it... but a hand mixer is a must as well!! I'd love to enter... so count me in.

    xx Love & Aloha

    **and of course I'm a follower :)

  2. My kitchen is country/farmish with red and creamish and green apple accents. I'm a follower!

  3. I'm a follower! Yay for kitchen goodies!

  4. sigh.... i dream of one day being able to have a big open kitchen surrounded by big windows, an island in the middle, clear cabinets, and cute little children waiting for cookies. hahahah! ;P

    count me in on this giveaway! you already know i'm a follower! <3

  5. I'm already a follower of your blog...
    Oh and I really need a new hand mixer anyway!!! You should just give this to me and save me the trouble!!!

  6. thanks for stopping by! your blog is so cute. love the kitchen pictures - ONE DAY if i ever get to remodel my kitchen, i know it will be light & airy. i can't find my hand-mixer! :( i think i lost it when i moved and i'm so sad because i can't bake until i have it...so...pick me! :) haha. take care! xoxo

  7. I love the kitchen pics ..esp the first one with the stools ..and yayyyy for kitchen goodies and giveaways .. i hope i get lucky !!

  8. and i am your newest follower !!

  9. Great kitchen pics....stopping by from SITS!

  10. Ooooohhhhh lala! I need a new one:) For sure!

  11. i love interior decorating magazines. I have lots of photos in my laptop too. So ill save these okay?

    can't wait for the day we'll have our own home. Know what? i dream of kitchens in my sleep. hihihi.

    have a great day gorgeous!

    I am Denise Katipunera

  12. i love that our taste is so similar. my desk area is yellow, turquoise, black and white! love the blog!

  13. I'm joining this give-away Melissa... I love to bake. That's the only thing I can do in the kitchen. Hahaha!

    I'm already a follower. xoxo

  14. I am a new follower! I found you at SITS
    I am the baking queen and have a kitchen aid stand mixer but every once in awhile a hand mixer would be wonderful to have!!

  15. I have a KitchenAid stand mixer and, contrary to what so many believe, it does not do everything. I like to bake cakes with my children, and, sometimes, I need to mix a small amount of one color of icing, and I don't need the big KitchenAid. Oh, and eggs...eggs are so much fluffier when whisked with a hand mixer rather than whisking it with just a whisking tool.

    I love all of those kitchens! I just did a partial remodel of mine last year (still working on it), and those pictures were inspiring.

  16. The white and teal kitchen are my favorites, I even want the hand towel! I'm working on organizing/decorating and have a tiny kitchen with very little storage or counter space, there are some great ideas in these photos, thanks for sharing!

  17. Great giveaway! Just dropping by from SITS!

  18. i love ALL white kitchens..

    ps. following you now too!

    i'm hosting a ruffle inspired giveaway, I hope you join in!

  19. The cabinetry in your "favorites" is superb; so deco!


    All this is Grace and Charm


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