Hello dear readers! After spring break comes the spring clean, no? An efficient kitchen is essential in our home and I thought I would share some recent refreshes in the way of attractive drawer lining, everyday cooking items and a few organization examples that will really resonate with type As. The best part? It’s all simple.
I’ve used marbled paper for years to cover books and wrap gifts—every time I feel a sheet in my hand it harkens back to childhood memories of my mom’s secretaire laden with marbled accents. I can still smell the rose sachet tucked away in a drawer all these years later. Each one-of-a-kind sheet is hand-crafted, yielding roughened edges and variations in pattern.
I found a wonderful source that offers a kaleidoscope of colors to choose from and decided to line my kitchen drawers with cream sheets. With four sheets I was able to line nine drawers. I ordered a rose gold roll as well for wrapping presents and holiday decorating (think Valentine’s Day hearts and a pastel mantel chain garland for Easter).
Odds & Ends
It was time for a refresh on some of the kitchen’s most used and utilitarian accoutrement, why not make it all match? While I was at it, a second set of Lagiuole steak knives in bone were added to cart.
- Set of two silicone-tipped tongs, $7.
- Set of two silicone oven mitts, $34.
- All-Purpose Shears, $10.
- Set of Lagiuole Steak Knives, $79.
These days, a grab-and-go approach is what I’m aiming for in organization. I love having spices alphabetized in a cabinet next to the range for convenience while cooking and baking. Filling, labeling and ordering up the spice jars was akin to a religious experience for me, maybe I need some more excitement in my life.
Children’s items are stored away in low drawers for little hands to have easy access to. I rely on these great drawer dividers ($39 for four) to create some semblance of organized chaos for the colorful collection.
Favorite Children’s Kitchen Items
- Silicone Bento Lunch Box in Wildflower, $28.
- Silicone Bento Lunch Box in Farm Harvest, $28.
- Set of 4 Silicone Snack Zip Top Containers, $39.
- Comotomo Silicone Bottles and Sippy Cup Tops, $29 & $18.
- Silicone Baby Bibs, $14.
- Set of 2 Snack Traps, $6.
- Set of 2 Snap Top Snack Traps, $16.
- Set of 3 Silicone Plates, $22.
- Klean Kanteens, $15 each.