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Ok. So first things first: I don't cook. Second, there IS a full-blown kitchen in the house and this is my makeshift pantry-storage-overflow-space put together with everything that was left from the moving and years of having redundant things due to moving from one place to another and living with someone.

I must confess that the 'I don't cook' statement may not be completely true. When I was in college, I lived with someone who was even clumsier in the kitchen than myself, so I had to teach myself the basics. I may be able to prepare some basic dishes with the help of some trusty cookbooks (they can be seen peeking from the bottom shelf) but I definitely stay away from baking or doing anything fancy or with too many ingredients. I was never too good at chemistry and physics, the basics of cooking.

Besides, after years of living with a vegetarian (who is an EXCELLENT cook), I can say I can live without meat. So in a pinch, I'm good with eating salads and soups and for that all I need is a refrigerator. I do require fresh veggies and fruits, though. They save me from ballooning to three hundred pounds because when I have one of my Netflix binge watching experiences things can get ugly. So baby carrots and bananas come handy.


Oh, this is the side of my mini-fridge. It's all very dorm room chic, I tell you, (I have the taste of a nineteen year old girl) and I've kept some of the magnets I've gotten when traveling. I don't buy them much  anymore because as you can imagine the real state space to place them is very limited. Still, there's some. Those are mementos of places I've visited and people I know. I'm fucking sentimental, so sue me.

I've just realized that this space offers the same comfort that my 'media space' provides: it's homey. It's all about the comforts of home-within-a-home. I think I'm very independent and while I don't mind sharing things, I still like to have my own. Who knew? Bitch is selfish.




So that's the space. Yep. Those are some of those fairy lights you find in your garden variety dorm room. Have had them forever and you will have to take them from my cold, dead hands. So, who's cooking?

XOXO

P.S. I have no idea if that video is gonna work, so good luck!

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  1. eeeeeeeeeeeeeee, you have a magnet of the robert indiana LOVE sculpture! which is right here in philly! eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    PS - no video, just a still picture. you have a cozy home.

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    1. I do! It was from a trip to Philly years ago for a concert.
      And thanks!!

      XOXO

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  2. Babe it’s amazing what you’ve done with your space. And the glow from the lights is very soothing. But two microwaves? And no video, tried theee different browsers on my phone 😕. So I guess we’ll all have to come over for the tour.

    XOXO 👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨

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    1. You know me... LOL
      And that's a Cuisinart convection oven? I have told everybody and their mother that I despise microwave pizza so I got that as a gift. And I think the video is kinda working? I don't know...

      XOXO

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    2. So today the video works. Maybe it had to finish baking 🤣

      XOXO 👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨

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  3. Neat small space. We have the same Cleveland magnet (amazing museum.) I try to figure out how to add a dishwasher.

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    1. He’s working with Maddie to get a houseboy.

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    2. Thanks! And the Cleveland Museum is super cool! Have you been after the remodel? It's a dream. Last time I went I saw the Basquiat exhibit. Fab.
      And can yo imagine a mini-dishwasher the size of my tiny fridge? LOL

      XOXO

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  4. Pretty nice for "makeshift" and I love the magnets. We, like many, do the same, but you can learn an awful lot about people by their fridge magnets!
    Artsy, into Disney and is that an Asheville, NC magnet? One of my favorite spots ever!

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    1. Ha! Thanks!
      Oh the magnets have been a staple ever since I was in college. Love them. And yes, I've been to Asheville! Super cute, a blue dot in a sea of red...

      XOXO

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  5. Well i can tell you one thing. You'd do very well living in New york City. Your place reminds me of many friends who live there. I think is very cool you have the shelving against the walls with various objects stored on them. Both decorative and useful. I also like you added a little butcher's island!!!!!.

    Now you come to Philly. I'll show you how to cook and bake. You'll be my clay!!!!!!We already think your sexy , but when you have company so to speak and cook...youll blow their mind. My huh, well, men....have said they find a man cooking dinner in briefs to be a huge sexy turn on!!!!!

    I want to come investigate the shelving more. I can hardly wait to see the bedroom. I bet that's where you do the best cooking.lol lol lol lol!!!!

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    1. You know I cannot afford New York! LOL And thanks! I decided that I was not gonna hide the stuff because I needed to see where things were. That little island is super useful! Everything is Ikea, of course.
      And I'd love to learn how to cook but I'm too lazy. I can cook from a cookbook but I have just no imagination. But now that you mention cooking in briefs for a man I feel motivated.

      XOXO

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  6. The first thing that came to my mind was Europe. Your place is just like England. I once stayed in a condo in 'Little Venice' behind Paddington Station in London. $2ml. Looks just like your place. Consider yourself rich!
    If you want,...we can swap slow cooker recipes.


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    1. Awww thanks Jimmy! It may be because I lived with a ton of European TAs when I was in school and yes, their houses kinda looked like this, now that you mention it. I'm rich!
      Oh, that slow cooker has saved my dinners more than once. I have a tiny book of recipes but I'm basically an expert in chicken noodle soup and pork chops.

      XOXO

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  7. The video did not work for me... But, I loved the opening frame anyway! The place looks phenomenal, though. Really. Cozy and comfortable, and chic. Yes, I said chic. I love to cook...and I'm fairly good at it. Baking? Nope. Things never turn out quite like grandma's.... xoxo

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    1. Oh, darn. Blogger is a pain.
      And thanks, Big! Ohhh chic, huh?
      I'm in awe of people who can cook and bake. I wish I would have stayed with grandma in the kitchen more. She was awesome and could whip up a dinner in minutes.

      XOXO

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  8. You don't cook? 😏 Well... Me either. 🤷‍♂️ Think there's so many of us today like that and, that we won't stay alone. People just cook less. 😛

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    1. Well, technically I don't. I can put together things well, though.
      I also had a hectic schedule before the pandemic and did not have time for elaborate things. Maybe now I'll learn to make some new things...

      XOXO

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  9. Very nice. I took the doors off o my cabinets years ago. Like what was I trying to hide with them? Bowls, plats, my rather large mug collection?

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    1. Aww thanks, Dave.
      These were those wood shelves they sell at Ikea. They were up in no time. And I wanted something quick to put together and I needed to see what I had, so yes.
      And I have too many mugs. And I don't even drink coffee! LOL

      XOXO

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  10. I love your monkey mug. I want it. Love your kitchen. Good use of space. The video work, too. People who say they don't cook. We all cook. You make a salad? Cooking. Homemade soup? Cooking. I eat very simply and am vegetarian. One of the many upsides to that is that making great tasting simple dishes simply satisfies. Also - clean up is a breeze. I wash my dishes as I am preparing, so there isn't this stack of dirty dishes. Because there is no caked on, baked on meat related crap, everything washes very easily. I'm with you, though... I like a small kitchen. And since there is less of it to share? I am like... mine. Everyone else.. out. Don't get in my way. Thanks for sharing your world.

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    1. Haha Yes! I love that little mug. It was a gift.
      And yo have no idea how long I pondered where to put my pantry/kitchen/storage unit. It was just a bunch of stuff that had no place.
      And you are right. I can make a killer white rice from scratch and also Miso soup. And a good Spanish tortilla.
      And you're welcome!!

      XOXO

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  11. Keep showin', cuz... I like watchin'! 😉

    You made your mini-fridge look like a classic one! 👌🏻

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    1. Haha
      Yes, that's a classic look for a fridge.

      XOXO

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  12. on vegetarianism, although I'm not a vegetarian, I think you can live without meat. I think it is also healthier.

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