2011 — 31 Days of Change
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If you’ve reached this page, you’ve come to a posting of all of my 2011 31 Days of Change Challenge. I chose to write about cleaning out and organizing my drawers… you know what I mean –my dresser drawers, bedside drawers , kitchen drawers, etc…
You can read all about it by clicking on any of the links below and you’ll go straight to that day’s post.  
Thanks for stopping by!

Mimi

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31 Drawers of Change



Hey!
When you were a kid, did you ever think about what was under your bed at night?  I remember thinking  there were alligators on the floor and how I was going to get out of my bed if I needed to.
These days, I have a drawer lurking under my bed… on purpose.
Without further ado, I present Drawer #31…
I had Honey Do repurpose my find from the side of the road for storage under the bed.  He added wheels to the bottom so I can slide it. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my October Challenge of 31 posts of 31 Drawers of Change.  If you read any or all, I’m really glad you stopped by!!   I hope you’ll check back again!  I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve been working on!!
Blessings,
Mimi
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God 
has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:14  The Holy Bible

31 Drawers of Change


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Before

After

I wiped out the drawer and added a liner.  That’s it.
I use several items from this drawer to make hummus so I thought I’d share the recipe.
Enjoy!

Hummus
1/4-1/3 cup of tahini paste
1/4-1/3 cup of lemon juice
1 can of chick peas – rinsed (aka garbanzo beans)
1-2 tsp. of minced garlic
salt to taste
Place in food processor and process until smooth
If you want the texture smoother, try adding olive oil a little at a time and process into the mixture.

I hope you like it!!

Blessings,

Mimi

” If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.  In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. ”   Proverbs 25:21,22   The Holy Bible

31 Drawers of Change


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Clunky kitchen gadgets… that’s mainly what’s in this drawer.  A few things were moved over to another drawer like the kitchen twine that you see in the picture.  The boxes hold steak knives and a carving set which we received 27 years ago next month as wedding presents.

Did you know that it is traditional to give someone a penny when you give them a knife?  Giving someone a knife is considered bad luck and represents severing a relationship, so the giver is supposed to give the recipient a penny to “buy” the knife: changing the bad luck into good luck.

And speaking of weddings….
Both of my children are getting married next year!!!!
I’ve got some fabulous ideas for posts I can’t wait to share with you!

Blessings, 

Mimi
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”  
Proverbs 12:18   The Holy Bible

31 Drawers of Change


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I think I need a better storage solution for this drawer.  Things tend to get all jumbly.  Maybe I should get another flatware organizer and have two side by side in the drawer……

I’ve cleaned it up for now….. maybe something will peak my interest while I’m out browsing this weekend.  I can’t wait for this drawer to be in the new paint color too!

What have you tried??  Any ideas?
Blessings,
Mimi 
“He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD”   Deuteronomy 8:3   The Holy Bible

31 Drawers of Change


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My drawer, for today, holds my trivets, oven mitts, hot pads and aprons. 
A few other items like my rolling pin, have found their way into this drawer so I helped them find their way back home. 
A good sorting was all that was necessary.
And as Emeril Lagasse says, “BAM! ” …now, if he’d only come and cook dinner…..
Blessings,
Mimi 
“When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God 
for the good land he has given you.”  Deuteronomy 8:10   The Holy Bible

31 Drawers of Change


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Back to the kitchen today!  I was hoping to have all of the kitchen drawers painted before I posted the pictures but life intervened and we haven’t had as much time to paint the last week or so.  
Every time, I open this particular drawer, I think of Christmas.  I think its because I keep cookie cutters in it.  I also have all of those strange kitchen tools that you need like pastry tips, candy thermometer, funnel, cheesecloth, mint mold, Sterno, parafin and the list goes on.
I cleaned and sorted but I think the drawer looks fuller than before!
Organization is the key! 
Have you been inspired to tackle some of your drawers?
I’m glad I’ve tackled mine!  Just take them a drawer at a time. 
Blessings,
Mimi
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might… ” 
 Ecclesiastes 9:10a  The Holy Bible