Home on The Range

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers for our family last night during the terrible tornado outbreak here in North Texas. Our area made it through unscathed, but several communities south and west of us weren’t so fortunate. If you’d like to help, you can donate to the American Red Cross here, specifying the donation be in honor of the May 15 North Texas Tornado Relief. Keep the communities, families, and first responders in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days!

Coming home from a long international vacation always comes as a bit of a shock. Adjusting back to your native language, beating jet lag, going back to work, and discovering that one of your major kitchen appliances has suffered a mysterious death can all make transition back to reality difficult.

Wait a second. “…discovering that one of your major kitchen appliances has suffered a mysterious death.”

What’s that all about?

Our gas range.

Little House Big Heart - Dead Stove

We’ve checked the fuses. We’ve checked the plug. There’s no hope. He’s dead. Kaput. Morti.

So we’re in the market for a new one. We’ll probably end up getting one off of Sears Outlet (like we did with the dishwasher here). In the meantime, though, I’ve compiled a list of my dream gas ranges.

Wolf 30″ Gas Range Nothing says sexy like red handles.

wolf range

Jenn-Air Pro-Style 30″ Gas Range – No plain digital clocks for this bad boy. It’s analog all the way.


Viking – Because Vikings are sexy.


DCS – Its 17,500 BTU burners send a chill down my spine.

DCS range

Blue Star Residential Nova – This puppy packs a 22,000 BTU burner AND comes in 190 colors. Yes, please.

blue star range

Maybe someday. Until then a girl can dream, can’t she?

Do you dream about appliances (or is that only me)? What’s your dream kitchen upgrade?


14 thoughts on “Home on The Range

  1. Right now I’d like to upgrade ALL our appliances because they are all rubbish and I hate them (stupid fridge with no light and a silly small icebox, oven prone to exploding glass all over the place and the electric hob is tediously slow to heat up and, you know, electric!).

    One day! Mr V’s parent’s have our dream gas range waiting for us in their garage, we’re hoping that we’ll have a house we can use it in one day!

  2. I am so glad you guys are ok. I saw your Instagram early this morning and turned on the news and realized what happened!

    And I want a fancy washer and dryer… badly. The steam function some of them have… awesome for baby clothes with carrot stains!

  3. I loved dreaming of stoves when we were planning to build a house. I wanted a double oven for sure. Then we bought a house instead and the stove is nice enough, no double oven but gas burners which was also on my wants list.

  4. I hadn’t heard about the tornado… so sorry to hear that, but happy to know you guys & your families are okay!
    I’d love to upgrade our exhaust fan… it came with the apartment. And it’s terrible. Maybe next year…

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