She is a missionary to Asia. I have several sweet friends from all around the world. One from France, a friend from Australia, and Asia. They are faithful friends, always writing me and sending things in the mail. I appreciate them so much. They brighten my day each time I think of how they took the time to think and pray for me and my entire family.
Talita showed me her kitchen but more importantly, she showed me a little of her heart. She has such a great perspective and I thought it would be an encouragement to pass along her wisdom to all of my other readers.
Please send me your ideas, I would love to post once a week a glimpse into another woman's home, the way they organize! What fun!
Here is Talita's lovely kitchen and her encouraging story of how she makes the most of her Tiny Kitchen space...
I was so happy when I came upon Erin’s blog. To organize and to keep my kitchen organized can be a tiring, constant, and a hard job. Her blog inspires me to keep going and to have a healthy standard. As I once told her, my kitchen is so small if all five of us just put our cups in the sink, it is full, and the kitchen is overcrowded.
The working space that you see in the photo is my entire kitchen working space. What is a miracle in itself is that I don’t get frustrated. If God is somehow putting me through a test of being grateful and thankful, I definitely am succeeding in this test, only by His amazing grace, of course!
I had many different kinds of kitchens in my life. I had kitchens that had so many cupboards there was space for more things than I even needed. I had a kitchen so big you could dance in it. I had a farm kitchen where I pulled an old dishwasher from the barn and used it as a dish cabinet, then I got my very tiny little kitchen. I also cooked for camps, so I am used to kitchens fully equipped, and yet kitchens so ill equipped that you had to use boxes as tables and had to cook in the open air (we love camping!).
The very first thing I do when I move into a new place is to organize my kitchen. It is after all the place that gets dirty very quickly and must be very hygienic. With this small little kitchen of mine I had to break it up in parts. In the kitchen alone is one of my refrigerators. Because it is a renting house, I got a cabinet on the balcony that I use for my dishes and plastic wear and microwave. I bought little plastic drawers and added to an opening in the cabinet. That serves for putting away my utensils.
For example, I needed another utensil jar. For a long time I had this ‘golden’ square flower pot standing around still with old dirt in it. I got tired of it, but did not want to throw it away. One day as I looked at it, still standing around and was inspired by Erin’s new Homestead creation, the idea came to me, use it as the needed utensil jar. So I have this lovely golden utensil jar. I will never replace it with a new one, because the discovery was just priceless.
Just yesterday I baked four pans of rusks, two pans of oatmeal cookies, one loaf of bread, two pans of hotdog buns and I cooked a tomato stew for dinner with rice. In my super small kitchen and in between my children had breakfast and lunch and drinks.
It is possible.
Through Christ everything is possible.