Thursday, January 19, 2017



Today we are organizing our spices. My husband made my spice pantry for me. When we bought our house there was a doorway from the kitchen into the front room; at one time it was probably the dining room being as it doesn't have a closet in it; however, we made it into our 5 year olds bedroom. I really didn't like the idea that she would have access to the kitchen like that (she had just turned 3 when we moved in) because the kitchen is closed off from the rest of the house, I found it to be a safety factor.
I used to use an old computer hutch for my spices and baking things, so at first I put it in the doorway to keep her or anyone else from going through it; soon after though we bought some sheetrock and put it up on her side of the room, creating a cute little nook on the kitchen side, so my husband built shelves for me and we painted it my favorite colors, pink and white and tada!!! There ya have it, my spice pantry! I love it!!!!

There is a lot going on in this picture. I have an extension cord running across the spice pantry because the cabinet to the right of it is where I use my crock pot and there isn't a plug over there; laziness on my part is why it isn't put away when I am not using my crock pot. I also have some hemp rope hanging above the spice shelf for my 'chip' clips my daughter and I made one night. We covered several clothes pins with pretty craft paper; unfortunately, most of them have disappeared and all that is left hanging up there is a stack of coffee filters I 'painted' for a Valentines project last year.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Canned Food

Canned Food

This week we are organizing our food... today is canned food.

My canned goods before; not too bad, and honestly, as you'll see in the next photo, I didn't do a whole lot to 'organize' them; a few months ago we started painting the inside of our kitchen cabinets, and we started with the cabinets that store the food; at that time I organized my food by type and grouped items together we use most, and for the most part, I've kept it pretty well together.

After - there were a couple of misplaced itmes that I put back where they belong, and I double checked that items we have multiple of were all grouped together and that was pretty much it.
As you can see, veggies and canned beans are on the bottom shelf - it would probably make more sense if I grouped dry and canned beans together - also on the bottom shelf is any canned meat we have - like, stew, canned fish, tuna, so forth, and then soups. There is a vase sitting there that needs to go out to the craft room, but it is just too cold and wet to trek out there today just to put a vase up.
Next shelf {it is by NO means the top shelf} it holds the dry beans and rice, pasta and taco shells and all tomato base cans and enchilada sauce; there is a can of carnation milk there that goes on the shelf above this one, but I can't reach that shelf and have to wait for my husband to put that can back up



Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Pots, Pans and Lids

This week we are going to start organizing our food storage ... boy have I got my work cut out for me! Today's task was easy, organizing my bakeware; the other night when I organized my pots and pans I organized my bakeware too!

This is where I store my cake decorating stuff. I love to bake cakes, and I can make them taste pretty good, I just can't make them look very pretty!

My bundt cake pan and muffin tins, cooling racks, and above them, lids!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Our Perfect Example

Our Perfect Example John 1:19-29, “And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Jesus had everything He needed in heaven, yet He chose to leave His Father’s Kingdom and His glory, to come to earth, born poor to a carpenter, to be THE sacrifice for us, in total obedience to the Father.
Jesus was obedient to the Father, giving Him His all.
Christ was obedient unto death. God wants us to be obedient. So, what happens when we don’t obey God? Among other things, we experience anger, disappointment, and guilt.
Jesus brought us a very simple plan of salvation. Repent and receive.
The most important decision you’ll ever make in your life is whether to follow Christ. The Bible says if we don’t choose to follow Christ we are already condemned.
When we keep our eyes on Christ life is so much easier to bear.
God has a specific purpose for each of our lives, and living in His purpose and will for your life may not always be easy but it will defiantly be the most rewarding and God will supply all we need; strength, courage, faith .. everything, physical, spiritual, all you need.
You were bought with a price, a heavy price paid for by Christ. He took the punishment we deserved, on the cross, in total obedience to the Father.
Knowing what Christ did for us, how can we not be obedient to Him and the Father? How dare us and our prideful selves to think for one moment we can get through this life without Him.
Jesus died for me and you, trust and obey.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pots, Pans and Lids

Pots, Pans and Lids

The last day of week 2, pots, pans and lids. Honestly, I was dreading this one but it went a lot smoother then I dreamed; I found a couple of things I forgot about and I found a few things to donate!

This is the cabinet where my big pots and the ones I can't hang up, hang out, and boy is it a mess! The electric skillet is on top of my mixer .....In the two years we've lived here I have had to re-arrange this cabinet several times, the only thing I can figure is that the pots and pans dance or have a party or something, because I know my family always puts things back where they go ;)

All nice and neat; everything in it's place, and everything in sight! I love how both blenders are together up on that little shelf; within easy reach but out of the way too.