Kitchen Therapy

Kitchen Therapy
Krystin Hargrove - Be Loud Be You

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time at home trying to find the right groove of organization and feng shui as I prepare for a monster 2018. I mentioned in a previous post I had this gut feeling that 2017 was going to be a transformative year for me and my circle, and man oh man it has been! So many of my core friends have taken things to the next level this year, in all honesty for a minute I was like well what the heck am I doing. God was like I’m shaping the vision, keep it cute Krystin haha. So you bets believe I remained faithful! Rounding out this year so many things have come full circle for me, my drive is on a trillion, I can honestly say every setback I experienced has been the lesson I need to arrive at the place I am today. God’s timing is real, I’m a testament to that.

I promise I have some amazing things coming soon and let’s just say a lot, if not all of them, serve other people because that's a core component to my purpose. All I wanna do is help people the way I’ve been helped to find true purpose, joy, and fulfillment. I have it [AMEN] and now know how to maintain it through the world of distractions around me. Ok so I know that was a lot and you’re looking at these pictures in my kitchen like, what is going on here LOL…so I’ll get to that.

Krystin Hargrove - Be Loud Be You

I’m the youngest of 5 kids, as long as I can remember I’ve been cooking. People always look at the youngest child and think we’re so spoiled and whatnot. Yes, by the last child most parents have been there done that so the youngest gets a more “free” treatment and likely more perks because parents are probably more well off at the end of having kids than at the beginning. But why does no one talk about the flip side huh?!?! Things like learning to take care of ourselves because by the time we come around our parents are TIRED from all the crap the other kids put them through!!! LOL. I was cooking dinner, washing my clothes, making sure all my work was done etc… since like kindergarten…ok slight exaggeration but a long time. I’ll add that my mom was/is amazing and did a great job raising us as a single mom, we also have a great relationship so I’m saying none of this in a negative way.

Krystin Hargrove - Be Loud Be You

My point is cooking has this soft spot in my heart and has for a long time. I LOVE cooking, one of my biggest goals in life is to make chef caliber meals on demand like it’s nothing. Honestly, truly one of my life goals. But the way my standards are set up, I’m somewhat of a perfectionist about certain things. While I consider myself a pretty good cook, I don’t consider myself a GREAT cook. Which basically means I have a lot to learn and am obsessed with doing just that. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It really is a form of therapy for me. Not to mention my son Chase now expects to have a home cooked meal every night he’s with me. That is after I say no to Chick-fil-a, even when I am a chef by my definition, that boy will want Chick-fil-a! So on my quest to be master chef of course the environment…aka the kitchen has to feel good to me. I’m still in the process of adding some finishing touches but the vibes are coming along and keeping me inspired to cook. I’m so effected by environment, with all the things I’m planning for next year, my house is packed with stuff so the kitchen has been my escape.

I love cookbooks and coming up with new ways to mix and match spices. I’m always in the mood to make something so leave your favorite recipes in the comments so I can try them out. How many of you are having friendsgiving this year and the better question is am I invited?!?! LOL. This may come as no surprise but I thrifted so much of what you see in this photo, including the roll away island! Once I take my sewing station out the other side of the kitchen I’ll do a little kitchen tour. That will likely be no time soon because new pieces are dropping on Harp Noelle so the kitchen is doubling as a work space.

For me when it comes to food taste > appearance. I compensate with an amazing tablescape because my plating is terrible HA! This may not look like much, but it was delicious and I licked the plate, I am who I am ha xx

Krystin Hargrove - Be Loud Be You