Love!! Love!! Love!! the look!! Notice I turned the one in the back sideways so I could see the label easily. The only drawback is that I cannot get a 5lb bag of flour in this container, but that’s okay with me, I will store the extra in the freezer to keep it fresh. There is quite a bit of this vinyl on the roll and I can’t wait to go label crazy in the rest of the kitchen and many other places in the house!! Wahoo!!
Linking up with Thrifty Decor Chick here and
Well today is my first day to myself after our Christmas break. No work, kids are back at school and hubby went to work. I am relishing in the quiet and catching up on my blog reading. We spent the last five days enjoying the mountains with some long time friends skiing. Van and Garrett were the only ones who had skied before so we knew it was going to be an adventure. I was a complete failure – let me just say I am a weakling and I need to start working out (although I really hate exercise of any form); and I really don’t like feeling out of control. So…I attempted to ski one day, and everyone else had a blast the other two days!! The kids LOVED skiing, so I’m afraid I will have to go back. Maybe next time I will be more prepared (stronger and in better shape) and be able to get the hang of it (not feel like I am flying down the hill at the speed of light straight for the trees).
Now that I am back home and things are back to regular-scheduled-programming, I feel the need to get started on something. My kitchen is probably the only area that didn’t get a lot of attention in the purge and de-cluttering of last year so this is my first mountain to tackle here. It is completely overwhelming to me and I think that’s why I haven’t done it before. I start thinking about all the problems and how this doesn’t function, and that doesn’t work, and how I desperately need a pantry, and I just throw my hands up and say “forget it, it’s hopeless – let’s just gut it”. But, then my husband talks me down from my hysteria, as he often has to do, and ever so gently reminds me that would cost a lot of money (because he knows my taste), and that we have to work with what we have. Blah.
So, last night as I was perusing my kitchen pinterest board, I decided I needed to take it apart and do small pieces at a time. I need to see results quickly or I lose interest. So, today I am going to tackle my drawers. Here are some photos I snapped this morning of the worst culprits – don’t judge you know you have these drawers.
There are going to be lots of changes happening around here in 2013 and some of them will hopefully include my home. I thought it would be fun to make and list so that this time next year I can see how I did. Not to stress myself out, just to keep myself on task. I tend to be a little all over the place when it comes to home improvement. Like I said before, I’m a starter and not always a finisher.
One thing that I worked hard at all this last year was decluttering, and cleaning out. What I have discovered about this is that it is addictive. Once you start throwing away and clearing out the stuff you. can’t. stop. So, even though I have pared down quite a bit, I will be doing more.
#1 on my list is De-cluttering – everything!!
#2 Organizing – everything
#3 Kitchen redo – including decluttering, organizing and updating (hopefully)
#4 Redo Craft closet
#5 Finish doors in hall – painting and molding
#6 Garage redo – clean out, organize, blah, blah, blah
#7 Kids bathroom update
#8 Backyard landscaping – making it a more usable space
#9 Fireplace update
#10 Finish Master bath update
#11 Master closet update
Wow, what a list, I am anticipating that it will not all get done. Life is going to happen as it always does. These are in no priority order. That’s just not how I roll. I will do whatever suits my fancy and my budget. 🙂 I have been pinning away on my pinterest boards, collecting ideas of how I want things to look and function. Wish me luck!! I’m gonna need it!!!
So, now I am turning on some music and cleaning house. I don’t know about the rest of you but when I get into a project, everything else gets forgotten. HA!! So, until next time!! Blessings to you and thanks for reading!!
Linking up with Traci at Beneath My Heart here
and to A Bowl Full of Lemons and
Also linking up here at Emily A. Clark