Organizing...what a chore! Oh, who am I kidding? I looooove to organize. I went all out crazy in the kitchen after my successful dishwasher-turned-storage-space project. With the baby sleeping peacefully in the sling, I pulled out the contents of every cabinet, arranging and rearranging until everything was as right as it could be.
Baking is something I do regularly now, and I realized that having a distinct area for this task is important. So, I turned one of the countertop corners into a little baking center.
The glass jars contain my current most-used ingredients (except for flour, which I keep refrigerated): rice, rolled oats, and sugar.
Here you can also see my basket filled with utensils for ease in setting the table nearby. Small mason jars hold each grouping of utensils.
There's my sweet little porcelain cow brought back by a friend all the way from France.
And here is my favorite big, beautiful, blue handmade pottery bowl (also gifted by a friend). It's a great multi-tasker in my kitchen, used for serving, mixing, and bread-rising.
This new baking area is located to the left of the sink, above where the dishwasher used to be. To the right of the sink, near the stove, I have a cabinet that now holds all my serving dishes.
Everything looks so neat and tidy now, but in a short time, dishes will be piled in the sink, the counter dusted with flour, and dogs scrounging around for crumbs fallen on the floor. And that's how I'll know everything is just as it should be.