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Kitchen Pantry Reveal !

Kitchen Pantry Reveal !
I {finally} completed my pantry makeover! I mentioned in June {wow it took me a while to finish this} that I was going to redo my kitchen pantry here. I ripped out the old shelves, painted, stenciled, installed new shelves, and organized all my goods. Here's a before/after shot: I will definitely be writing a couple more posts about the project explaining the steps... but for now I just want to sit back and show off my final reveal! The organization makes me so happy! I even took out a shelf {originally had 5, now 4} but since everything is organized and has its own spot, I ended up with way more room! I'm even able to store my most frequently used craft supplies, my camera and its accessories so they're always in arms reach. The containers are from Home Goods for $7 and I used some twine to add a piece of slate I had spray painted with chalkboard paint to label what's inside. The gorgeous stencil I used is from Cutting Edge Stencils. Everything has a home... {Happy Dance}! One last look: Related:  Organizing

Organizing Made Fun Cutlery Tray for Jewelry! I LOVE Jewelry, real jewelry, costume jewelry, all of it . . . almost as much as I love shoes! I have a small jewelry box for my "real" jewelry. As much as I'd love to fill a wall with gold and diamond jewelry, we can't afford that :( so as far as my real items go, I only own the classics. A small pair of diamond studs, a pair of peal earrings, a pearl necklace, a cocktail ring, a couple of white gold bands, and of coarse my wedding band and engagement ring!! But it wasn't my "good" jewelry I was having a hard time storing, it was my costume jewelry I couldn't make room for! There's nothing I love more than a great long necklace to complete a look but, what I had was a tangled mess of chains and beads. So while at walmart, I found some bamboo cutlery trays for $10 each! Second: I decided on what jewelry I wanted where and Lee started screwing in the hooks, which immediately cracked the back panel. Last: We screwed the tray to the wall using an anchor and a screw (super simple). Total Cost:

25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier . We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. So without further ado, here’s another 25 ingenious household tips and organisational tricks that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Source: chezerbey.com Got an empty kitchen shelf? Source: maillardvillemanor.com Wall mount cutlery trays and add a cup hook in each compartment for brilliant jewelery storage. Source: apartmenttherapy.com Avoid messy dresser drawers by “filing” your clothing side-by-side instead of stacking items on top of each other. Photo: William Warby on flickr.com Has putting Toy Story on constant repeat finally taken its toll? Source: realsimple.com Packing tip: Protect breakables such as wine bottles or food containers with children’s inflatable floaties. Source: whatiwore.tumblr.com Rather than bundling them in your drawer, loop tights over a coathanger and store them in your wardrobe. Source: bakedbree.com

31 Days to a More Organized Home & Mind Happy 2014 friends!! This is where I should post the obligatory dressed-to-the-nines and looking fine photo. However I somehow forgot to snap a picture of me wearing my jammies, downing pizza and watching ESPN before I went to bed at 11. (Did you hear that?! Whether it was a good night’s rest or the shiny, clean slate that comes with a new year, I’m so ready to tackle 2014. After searching pinterest for over an hour looking for the perfect month-long plan, I decided the only way to tackle all of my personal needs was to create my own. So, here it is- my 31 days of tasks that will tackle all my organizational needs, declutter my home and provide me the peace of mind I seek. If anyone out there would like to follow along, please do! January 1: Put away all Christmas decorations. January 2: Clean out purse and diaper bag. January 3: Clean out master closet. January 4: Clean out the fridge. January 5: Clean out the freezer. January 6: Reorganize all lower kitchen cabinets. I’m so excited!

Tips & Projects For Homemakers 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless. Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art! What a great gift for neighbors and teachers… I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me tutorial Tile Coaster You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar. I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute! tutorial Bow Belt I was amazed how easy this tutorial was. So Pretty!

The Less Mess Project: Pantry Reveal! Well, I’ve spent the last week painting, stenciling, and organizing my pantry and I have to admit…it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Not because it was particularly fun to do, but because the results make life so much easier. Seriously, if I had known how much less stressed having an organized pantry would make me feel I would have done it years ago. So, here it is…my organized masterpiece. As a reminder as to how horribly disorganized I am, the before shot… Now it makes me smile just to look in there. So much better, right? So as a quick recap of the last post… The hardest part of this makeover was taking the rack off the back of the door and finding a place for all that stuff. Let’s take a closer look shall we? Below that we have more baking supplies in Tupperware canisters (that I’ve had forever). The clear canisters are OXO POP Canisters. They’re not the cheapest thing ever, but they’re the nicest canisters I found by far. Next shelf down we have rice, beans, etc and cereals.

Tipnut I’ve collected these snippets of baking tips from vintage cookbooks and magazines dating from the 1940′s through the 1950′s…the Timeless Wisdom collection is a regular feature on Tipnut where I organize and share all kinds of tips from the past. Vintage Rolling Pin, Eggs & Flour Butter and sugar can be creamed easily when butter is hard by warming the sugar slightly.Light-colored molasses can be darkened to make dark gingerbread by adding a teaspoonful of melted chocolate to each cup of molasses.Cream which is hard to whip will whip quickly by adding a few drops of lemon juice.Molasses can be prevented from sticking to the measuring cup if the cup is first greased with butter or lard.Shortening can be measured exactly.

25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net

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