A Spicy Life

TREASURE TUESDAY

One of the really great things I appreciate in my kitchen is my spice drawer. When we first bought our home, I realized I had the blessing of many kitchen drawers so I immediately decided to dedicate one of them to store my spices.

I know this isn’t really a treasure the way we might normally think of that word, but its location in the island is right at the place I do most of the work in mixing and putting my recipes together. It is right next to the stove as well.

So, to me, this drawer has proven to be a real treasure because of its convenient location. I know it looks like a hodgepodge of stuff, but it’s pretty much alphabetically organized and I can find what I’m looking for very quickly. Here’s a little closeup:

Out of sight but within easy reach. Now that’s the kind of kitchen organization I like!

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Mishmash of Colors

MISHMASH MONDAY

Today’s mishmash moment is brought to you by my yarn closet.

A couple of years ago I hit on the idea of organizing my yarn using hanging shelves that are meant to store sweaters and other articles of clothing. I have been super pleased with how well this has worked. It always makes me happy to be able to see everything at once, especially when I’m planning a new crochet project.

My yarn is somewhat organized by color, although as you can see I have some of the variegated colors interspersed with the solid colors. Plus, I also have a couple of ongoing projects here that I’ll pick up to work on from time to time.

How about you? If you knit or crochet, how do you manage all your yarns?