There has been an exciting development here at Annie’s Eats – we have moved into a new house, and my kitchen has just undergone a serious upgrade!  I could not be more thrilled with our new home.  I love the whole thing and even though we are still getting settled, I have already been cooking and baking up a storm in my amazing kitchen.  It would be very difficult for me to list all the things I love so much about it, but a very brief list would include:

A humongous island with plenty of room for practically any project I decide to tackle
Plenty of counter space
Cabinets that actually fit all of my stuff!  And, the shelves all roll out for easy access
A walk-in pantry nearly five times the size of my old (teeny) one, with tons of shelves
Water softening system – my dishes actually look clean again!

I finally feel like I have the kind of kitchen that matches my passion for cooking and baking!  Though it has been fully operational since move-in day (you know my priorities), it will still be a little longer before I share a photo tour of the kitchen.  I have a few minor decorating things I would like to finish before I deem it complete.   I made these cookies as a thank you for our wonderful realtor after we closed.  You know, I look for any excuse to decorate with royal icing :)  She loved them and said she will order some next time she has a work-related function – hooray!


Our new home – we love it!

  • Elizabeth

    It looks beautiful Annie! Congratulations! And I’m glad that you have the kitchen you want–I’m sure that was at the top of your new home wish list (and I think it’s a great priority!).

  • Congrats! I can’t wait to see pictures. Love the cookies! :)

  • FABULOUS new digs!!

  • rere

    annie, it is beautiful!! best wishes!!!

  • Congrats on your new home! It is beautiful!!!

  • Annie, the house is gorgeous! Love the colonial-style. Happy cooking.

  • Congratulations!!! Your home is beautiful, and I can’t wait for the kitchen photo tour!!! We are planning to buy our first home next year and I can’t wait – the kitchen in our apartment is my biggest complaint. Awesome cookies too!

  • Christine

    Congrats! I can’t wait to see the photo tour! The cookies are too cute!

  • Very pretty home, congrats! Can’t wait to see pics of the kitchen!

  • So beautiful…I’d say congratulations if I wasn’t bursting with envy and rage at my dinky 1970s apartment kitchenette with enough counter space to accommodate a /single/ appliance at a time. I’m going to go study so I can enter a profession that makes lots and lots of money so I can one day purchase the house next door to that one.

  • Gorgeous house! And the cookies are just too cute!

  • These cookies are so cute! Congrats on the new house, it’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see the kitchen.

  • Your new home is gorgeous!! I love it! And those cookies are super cute. I will have to make these for our realtor once our house sells! (Fingers crossed on that one:) haha)

  • How exciting! congratulations! And man, those cookies are amazing.

  • Melanie

    Great looking new home! Love the cookies too, neat idea:)

  • WOW. What a gorgeous house! I think you should take pictures of the inside of the house. I’m sure it looks spectacular in the inside just as much of the outside. :D

  • Ariana from Chicago

    Fantastic news Annie!!! Congrats. Can’t believe you do it all…..blog, mothering, work, and MOVE???

  • stacy

    wow, stunning home, it looks like a mansion. Enjoy! be blessed!

  • Oh wow! Its beautiful!! Congrats on your wonderful kitchen…must be nice to have a walk in pantry…*sigh*

  • Congrats! No wonder you love it so much, it looks very easy to love :) I’m looking forward to the day when I can say similar things about my kitchen.

  • Your kitchen sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to see the photos of it.

    Congrats on your new home!
    ~ingrid

  • Adorable cookies! Congrats on the house and more specifically, the kitchen! My husband and I love our current home other than the kitchen. I’ve started looking but nothing lives up to my expectations. I mean I do spend a considerable part of my waking hours in that room so I should enjoy my space, right?! I’m anxious to see pictures of yours.

  • What a beautiful new home. Congratulations!

  • Erin

    Beautiful home! The cookies are adorable! I look forward to your posts every day. I don’t know how you find time to do everything you do. Amazing!

  • Beautiful Home! Congrats!! Can’t wait for the kitchen Pictures!

  • HB

    Congratulations! It’s beautiful! The cookies are precious! And a dreamy kitchen!! :)) YUM to all of it! Enjoy & Great Blessings to your family! Looks for plenty of room for a growing family one day as well ;)

  • Congrats on your beautiful new house!

  • I love your new home!

  • Oh, Annie! These are seriously adorable! :) Congrats on the new house!

  • Lindsay

    Fabulous home! :) Congrats!

  • jo

    There is nothing better than moving into your dream home (and a dream kitchen / pantry doesn’t hurt)! Congratulations to you and your family and happy cooking!!!

  • Congrats on your gorgeous new house and kitchen!! Very cute cookies too, as usual :)

  • So cute..and your home is very pretty too..I am a realtor and have made similar ones for clients..not as nice as yours:)

  • Annie

    Thanks, Bridget! They were actually inspired by your house cookies from your blog :) Mine aren’t quite as cute, but I still like them anyway.
    :) Annie

  • OMG; your new home is amazing. can’t wait to see what you’ll be cookin’ up this holiday season!

  • The house looks awesome! I am very jealous. We need to move to a lower cost of living area. You just can’t get anything here in Los Angeles without selling a kidney (or being in “the business”). Those of us in healthcare are pretty screwed. The cookies are gorgeous! I really want to start branching out and doing more decorating, but I really don’t know if I can do it!

  • Annie

    That house is HUGE!

    – Annie H

  • Oh, I don’t know…I think yours are cuter! :) I’ve been wanting to play around with the colors a bit (I always go for yellow and green); you’ve inspired me.

  • nutmegnanny

    I’m so jealous of your new home! It’s awesome :)

  • The house is gorgeous, Annie! Hard to imagine that little Andrew will soon be playing basketball in your driveway! I can’t wait to see the new kitchen :-)

  • jan

    love the cookies! Plz let us know how you made them … please! and recipes?

  • Annie

    Hi Jan,
    I made my usual sugar cookies and royal icing to decorate. I have many posts on my blog about this, and they are all linked in this post. Hope that helps!
    :) Annie

  • Enjoy the new house! I certainly hope that my next apartment has a kitchen even 2% as great as yours. Currently, we have zero cabinetry, one shelf below the kitchen sink. That’s it. Happily, we have pots n’ pans storage in an extra “laundry” sink. hehe.

  • atia

    your house is beautiful!! lucky you!! can’t wait to see pictures! have fun in your new house and new kitchen! :)

  • Congratulations. All the best for you in your new lovely home. The cookies are amazing!

  • Congratulations Annie!!! Your new kitchen sounds like a dream!

  • Jess Clev

    Wow – that house is humungous! Congrats!

  • That is so exciting! We are waiting for our house to be built and I CANT WAIT! Im going from 5 years of apartment and nasty rental kitchens and this kitchen is exactly what I want! Well…it doesn’t have an island but im ok with that because I have 26 cabinets with a pretty small pantry. So that’s lots of counter space and cabinet space! There is room to add an island which I might do later! I also have a water softener system and a super fancy dishwasher and my new Samsung 29 cu ft fridge! I will also have canned lighting!! I won’t get to move in until after Christmas which makes me really sad but next year I won’t leave that kitchen! Sorry to keep going on and on and on but it’s rare you come across someone who appreciates a good kitchen!

    p.s. i just came across your site because my google reader recommended it to me and i have to say i am very impressed! i have already printed several of your recipes. thanks for the awesome blog!

  • These are so cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Traci Howard

    One more question, ( I hope I am not being too nosy…Do you bake in a Viking oven? We are remodeling our kitchen, and was just curious :-)

  • Annie

    Nope, no special oven, just electric.