Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

The last couple of days around here we have been making over our kitchen cupboards, with new containers and a good clean out. When we moved in a little over a year ago, the kitchen was still being built, terribly exciting really, today there are still a few things to finish, like the backsplash, which is why until then our photos always look toward the exposed brick wall over the island. When the kitchen was fully installed I quickly unpacked and then have just lived with what I had arranged. Partly due to the fact that I didn’t have the time or inclination to spend a lot of time doing the big sort it really needed.

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

But with benches stacked and ready to go and without all the extra travel back and forth to school, we are investing in our home again, which I absolutely love. I really am just a homebody. So in the last few days we have thrown away, cleaned and re organised the kitchen.

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

The basket is filled with unopened spares of products already in containers. The glass Canisters are my favourite, oats, flour and brown sugar are so pretty, I think they make me feel like I live on a farm. I finally moved the glasses to a spot the kids could reach after the unnecessary amount of time that they were too high. {I really don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner, oh that’s right because I felt I had to do the whole kitchen, everything was out of place, excuses, excuses.}

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

The snack drawer gives me hope that food will be put away properly when eaten, because surely the kids will want to keep everything this clean, am I right?

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

Our Baking cupboard. Little baking powders like cream of tartar, baking powder and citric acid are in the big basket, whilst food dyes and vanilla are in the little basket. This cupboard makes me want to bake for days.

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

Along with the Baking Drawer, those duck egg blue bowls are my favourite, everything looks pretty in them. They remind me of an old English Kitchen, or perhaps they should be French?

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

The Breakfast Drawer, with a basket for spreads and big containers for cereals, complete with serving spoons. This drawer makes me think of guests and hosting people in our home who come to stay, thinking of serving them breakfast, sitting around our big wooden island and chatting quietly over coffee.

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

A new home for the potatoes and onions in my life, no more plastic bags, I feel like a real mum now.

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

After all that inspiration in the kitchen we did bake some chocolate chip cookies, after all how could we not our cupboards were practically begging us for some domestic goddessary.

Making Over Our Kitchen Cupboards

As well as kitchen organisation, LJ was sick which meant I stayed home from teaching today. But unlike a school day he still came and did his work, voluntarily. Minnie studied for most of the day and began her project on the Arctic. We all read together this morning about the different animals in North America and where they are situated. The kids starting to learn the new rhythm of homeschool life did writing and math before I had a meeting. This afternoon RJ and I built a Marble set together which the kids played with for most of the evening. I am so grateful for our days at home, for learning together and creating a calm and peaceful space for our family.

I hope your day has been lovely, and that whatever you are doing the smell of baking isn’t far away.

Lots of love x

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