Friday Pantry Party

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Hello All and HAPPY FRIDAAAAAAY!

What does everyone have planned this weekend?  We are working on clearing out some “stuff” and getting more organized (I had to literally put it on the calendar to force us to commit!).  So in planning for a day an afternoon of brutal paring down,  I have been eyeing amazing pantries on Pinterest to give me strength. Doesn’t everyone? Sigh. We don’t have the layout for a walk-in pantry but a girl can dream…and the inspiration pics below don’t disappoint for mission organization (not to mention they are sooooooo pretty)!

This one has been a fav on my list for awhile:

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Love this gorgeous butler’s pantry and the stoneware collection is sooo good:

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Pretty sure I am partial to this one because of the floor tiles and also pretty sure I will never be this organized…#organizationgoals:

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This idea to implement mismatched tea cups as scoops for dry goods is fantastic! I have a collection from my late Nana and right now they are tucked away in the attic as I have never been sure how to use the collection…Voila!

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Light and bright and everything in its place:

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And of course I will be making this Strawberry Gin Smash to get us through the clean out process  celebrate our clean-out accomplishments:)

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And the featured image above is from The Home Edit. Consider yourself warned…their site is a beautiful menagerie of organizational projects which will lead to total procrastination as you get sucked into the gorgeousness! So…. make the recipe shown above, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy their amazing portfolio!

Good luck with all your projects! Happy Weekend!

Best,

Kelly

 

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Project Sprawl and Inspiration Organization

Morning All! Happy Tuesday! So in working on my daughter’s bedroom for the One Room Challenge, many things were ahem relocated. The master bedroom contains the old headboard, artwork and nightstand; her clothing (since the dresser was taken to be refinished and painted) is stashed in bins; there are tools and paint cans tucked everywhere…anyhoo, lets just say this project has legs and I cannot contain it!  It is giving me slight concern that in doing one bedroom upstairs I may have disrupted the equilibrium of my entire home two weeks before Thanksgiving, but I am going to quell those fears  slight concerns with my usual M.O., making a list!

I found this great organization list that will get me back on track, and because I only have 14 days until my family arrives for Thanksgiving I plan to combine and conquer (who needs an entire day for their underwear drawer anyway)!  I will be out of town for 3 of those 14 days, but because I am traveling to a magical land that has the TRIFECTA of happiness- IKEA, Restoration Hardware OUTLET and a Container Store, I figure I can easily make up time with the proper tools right?

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So, while I formulate my plan for attacking the clutter and project sprawl here are some amazing drool worthy pics #inspirationorganization:

Jewelry Drawers:

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a Kid’s Room Closet:

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and Shoes:

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and Master Closet with orchids, of course:

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and Pantry:

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and Mudroom:

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and while the above pictures are wonderfully inspiring, they are also a bit of what my family calls “picture pressure” (sidebar: when cooking from a recipe book the finished meal is supposed to look like the photo…hence picture pressure). So, instead I will tackle one room at a time and try to have what my mom has called “realistic expectations.”

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Wish me luck!

Best,

Kelly

 

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Tray Chic!

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Morning All! Happy Monday…you got this!! Lately, I have been feeling like I need to inject a little more pretty into some of the hardworking areas of the house. A quick pick-me-up (because let’s face it that is the speed life is moving at these days) is to break out those trays you have stored away and corral “like things” in a way that makes you feel both more organized and stylish! Think clean, not cluttered.  Some of the best areas to get the greatest impact are the kitchen, the washroom vanity, and the home office (all places things tend to linger). Here are some inspirational examples from around the web:

For the washroom:

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For the kitchen:

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For the Kids and/or Home office:

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and a Gorgeous Tray Bar (perfect for all the upcoming holiday entertaining):

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So pull out those trays you have tucked away and pick one area of your home to stylishly organize.  And don’t shoot the messenger but before you know it, we will be bringing out our holiday items like this adorable kitchen coffee set-up:

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And because it is Monday, remember:

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Have a great week All!
Best,

Kelly

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Organization Procrastination

Hi All! Since the snow and cold have moved in (come on Spring!) I have decided to look for the silver lining in forced hibernation and get a bit more organized before the sun and warm weather come and we all head outdoors.  I have put this off for awhile but I am drowning in paper…paper from the kids’ school, paper from my husband’s office, junk mail, things to be filed…you get my drift.  The piles always land in the same places- on the kitchen island and on the dining room table and it is driving me nuts (most likely exacerbated by cabin fever)!  I try to sort them, organize them, even file a few, but the pile keeps growing! So here are my solutions which, with great intention, I will implement while the snow continues to fall.

We have a home office in our finished basement, but I am too lazy to run papers, schedules, mail etc. up and down on a daily basis, though this would help with my other conviction to try and get more exercise.  Instead, I am carving out a small spot in the front entryway in an attempt to coral things as they come in. I am thinking of implementing some file folders and containers to better store all the kids craft supplies, along with some cute printed magazine files and other goodies that will make it more enjoyable to sort, file, shred, repeat…

 

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Wish me luck! Lots of snow in the forecast so getting to it this week..pics to follow.

Best,

Kelly

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