The Makeup Of Our Kitchen…..
My counter tops stay pretty clean most of the time. I am a very busy teacher mom, and when I get home to cook dinner I literally hit the ground running. I love cooking for my family, but you couldn’t tell that when I was growing up with my mom as a young teen. The love of cooking grew on me, and my love for the fanfare of my family. Kitchen items are really strong with me, and I keep them super simple when it comes to what I am reaching for daily.
When we were searching for our FOREVER HOME HERE, we looked for a lot of components that would work for our brood of boys, and this one little lady. Jerral and I work very hard, and we literally sink into our house when we arrive home daily. This is my first stop when I get home, and there has to be some order and clean counter tops that go along with cooking.
Apothecary Jars are Essential…..
I actually found these jars at a garage sale, and got them for $10 total. This is a BIG deal for me.. Who doesn’t like to save a little cash? (me me me)!!! Here is some similar jars that I saw below here. (click on the smaller picture to take you there).
Cutting Boards are Essential…..
These are sickening to my decorating abilities. I am like obsessed over cutting boards all shapes, and sizes. If you notice in the photo above here, there are 2 leaning on the subway tile, and sink area. There is also a marble cutting board laying flat, that I found for actually less than $25.
Cookie Jars are Essential……
Cookie Jars are what my boys look for, and they can’t get enough of them. They love more of what is in them, and how many are left inside. I made our famous chocolate chip cookies HERE, and they are ooooooh so good folks!!! I have had many cookies in my day, and these are by far the best homemade cookies I have ever had. You can ask my boys they are so picky at times, and they give these a straight 10 in their book!
Coffee Pots are Essential…..
Coffee Pots can be essential to some people, and or decoration to other people. I love them both ways here in my house. I don’t drink coffee everyday, there is a stash of tea in the cabinet above that coffee pot. We lean towards a lot of drinks in our house, but every now and again a hot cup of hazelnut, or french vanilla does hit the spot!
Soap Dispensers are Essential….
I cook a lot, and handling raw meat, and other things in the kitchen. These are my go to my soap dispensers for quick wash up. I love the one I have that you see in pic. It was from Home Goods, and was very reasonably priced. These are some of my favorite below..
Tea Towels are Essential….