When I first started this blog, I had the idea to organize my kitchen cabinets and drawers, documenting the process, and sharing my favorite tidbits along the way. Part of me wondered if this wasn't weird of me.
Is it weird that I want to share what's in my drawers with others? Is it wrong that I enjoy looking in other people's drawers?
I know we all got the same junk in our drawers, but isn't it kinda fun to see who has what tool and which tool works best for whom?
So I threw the question out to a fellow friend and blogger:
"Is it weird if I blog about what's in my drawers?"
"No!" she replied. "Isn't that what blogging is all about? Looking in other people's drawers?!"
I ended up putting the idea on the back burner, always finding something more time sensitive to write about. But now with the new year in full swing, it's time to get down to business and start acting on my resolutions: (1) get organized and (2) blog more. So here you go. I'm dropping everything and giving you a peek in my drawers.
My *sweet* tools drawer, before and after. (I'm sorry to say I forgot to photograph my *savory* tools drawer, before or after). And, yes, I have been known to use every single one of those measuring spoons and cups in one afternoon. But only on a really, really good day.
My baking drawer (kinda). Let me first say that I am not good with maintaining the inner drawer peace and order day in and day out. BUT --- this is particularly bad, post-holidays baking craze. It doesn't normally look this pathetic. In fact, today, it looks like this:
Now, if I was Bruno Mars' girl (read: amazing) I would have remembered to take before shots of everything. But I'm not, so I didn't. You'll just have to envision a post-holiday apocalyptic kitchen and by doing so, you will really appreciate this:
Last but definitely not least, my favorite -- an upper cabinet where I organized all our egg holders and even turned a chicken casserole dish on it's side for everyone's continuous viewing pleasure.
Through all this organization, I forced myself to let a lot of things go, things we never actually use or have too many of. Like the rolling pizza cutter. (What's wrong with a butcher knife, right?)
After all was complete, and I had my list of *replacement parts* jotted down, I ran out to Crate + Barrel for several items, like a working garlic press that I can use without losing my mind, a ladle (because someone walked off with mine??) and maybe a couple other items. :)
You might guess that I'm most excited about my new potato masher (wink, wink), but no. I'm crazy about these new kitchen towels!!! Great linens on cabinets are like fabulous pillows on a couch - they can completely lift it all up. They are an affordable way to change up a room and with the right ones, you can bring a room to life.