Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I know I disappeared, but I've been busy and tired. I haven't been sleeping well, sleep apnea and back pain don't make for a good night's rest. But I'm working on those things by exercising(trying to lose some pounds) and I gave up my Dr. Pepper(man has that been hard). Anyway, I've been slowly working on the house. The kitchen is 95% done, I just need to do a tad bit more before I can share pics of it. I have also been cleaning out the kid's rooms. It's amazing the amount of STUFF in this house and I'm trying to clear it all out. Of course the basement is getting full, but it will have to wait until Spring to get worked on.

Sunday was hubby and mines 18th wedding Anniversary. We went to lunch and I got two more glass cannisters for the pantry(I'm slowly buying them so that the pantry becomes more organized). It was a very nice quiet day, of course hubby wasn't too happy about how the football game turned out.

We got hit with a good snow storm last Wednesday and now today another one has arrived, and this is now twice that dentist appointments have been cancelled! We just can't seem to get in there.

Not that this is a very exciting picture, but I thought I would share a bit of my kitchen progress. I'm not just redoing the cupboard doors, I'm organizing and clearing out all the drawers, cupboards, and pantry. So here is the pantry after a bit of cleaning out. I have a mixture of glass cannisters, which is fine, it just adds to the "collected over time" feel. I realized I needed some baskets to store things, but I didn't have any on hand that would work. So I took some sturdy cardboard boxes(that the baby wipes came in) and covered them quickly in fabric, and Wallah! Instant storage for little things in the pantry. I still need to do some work on it, but it is MUCH more organized than it was. There is a shelf above that you can't see in the pic that still needs some tweaking along with the floor area, but these middle shelves are better.

And here is Mason being a cutie pie the other night.
Have a wonderful day,



  1. Your pantry looks great. Good idea about covering the boxes with fabric. I love all the different glass jars...especially tha you can see what and how much you have.
    Have a great week.

  2. I love those cannisters! I was just thinking about you this morning so I was happy to see a post, and I haven't forgotten you, your surprise is still coming for your sweet package, if I can ever get it done!

  3. Ahh, that's me too Tiff, takin' it slow these days. Do take care of yourself:)
    I love those glass canisters, they look so neat. Now we've got rain here in SE OH and ugh... I need to go to the dentist too.

  4. Don't be too hard on yourself now. It all takes time to do, and it's looking pretty good! I like your cannisters, they are very nice.
    I hope you are feeling better, and have a good rest of the week!

  5. It looks like your cleaning and clearing out is coming along great! It will all come in time. My goal is to do the same thing here, however I need to wait until work slows down. I miss having my time at home...
    Stay warm~
    Hugs~ birgit

  6. happy belated is our church 25th years eve was the jp wedding..don'tcha just love being organized..I know I do..I function so much better..can't wait to see your whole kitchen soon.;)

  7. I really like those glass cannisters in your pantry - I'll have to be on the look out for some too!

  8. Happy Anniversary, although I know it's a little late!
    Your pantry looks so clean and organized...I feel like I'm always having to redo mine. Good for you giving up Dr. Pepper too. That was also my favorite, but I quit drinking soda a few years ago. I still get my share of caffeine though...I love tea :-)

  9. Happy anniversary! Never too late to say that. :-) This year is a big one for us and next too. I immigrated 25 years ago to Holland in September and then in April of 2012 is our 25th wedding anniversary. Where did all the years go?

    Love your glass canisters. I use them too on my open kitchen shelves and in the cupboards. I love that you can open the door and see everything yet it is uniform too. That red and cream gingham fabric is sooooo adorable. are just too cute for words!

    Hugs from Holland ~

  10. Margie at Hungry Hook PrimitivesJanuary 23, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    I am really new to the whole blog thing, but I just LOVE the way your decorate. I was sick in bed for 2 days and actually enjoyed it...I read your old and new blog from the very beginning until todays post. You have a beautiful home and family. I am AMAZED at how much you get're inspiring !!!


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