Sunday, June 3, 2012

All I wanted was a pantry... (And a GIVEAWAY!)

***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND COMMENTS HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR THIS***
( Carmen at Old House Kitchen is the winner.  Please contact me at lemonademakinmama@comcast.net to claim your prize.)
 My sweet man went out of town this past weekend, and I had a few projects in my head that I wanted to complete and surprise him with, upon his return, so the kiddos helped me and we got a ton done!  You see it all began with my desire for a pantry cupboard. My hoodlums kept jumping up on the counters because they couldn't reach shelves and when they'd slip and fall, we had some close calls with little heads and granite counter tops.  Scary.  A couple of months ago we planned to have one made... but it was going to be too expensive and our huge dining table cut into the space where the new pantry would have gone... so I let it go temporarily.
 And then I realized that we had several space/organization issues that needed solutions.  This bench and rolling shoe bins were in our tiny laundry room and we needed less clutter in there so I moved it into the hallway.  And that's when it hit me.  The tiny hallway closet that I stored a lot of Etsy things and misc. craft items in, would be perfect for a pantry.  It's adjacent to the kitchen, and already filled with floor to ceiling shelves that we installed a few years ago!
 Between the garage where a lot of this was being stored, and those two cupboard areas in the kitchen, I was able to create a very tidy and kid-friendly pantry space in less than an hour.  I can't tell you how happy this is already making (me) us.
This stool that I have threatened to start bonfires with on many occasions, after nearly tripping over it when small hoodlums would forget and leave it in the middle of the kitchen floor, now has a perfect (and out of the way) functional spot!  Kids can use it to reach what they need, but most of the things they are reaching for in here have been placed on the lower shelves. 
 Moving things out of that closet began a chain-reaction.  You know how it goes.  I knew I had a plan for my crafty and Etsy items but that left me with games, so I decided to leave them out in this basket.  Summer's coming and they'll be getting used daily anyway, so there ya go. 
 Now I had all of this amazing open shelf space for my baking staples.  Being gluten free forces you to have many weird ingredients on hand, and last fall when Ava and I were diagnosed, I invested in jars and labels.  I contacted my friend Leen the Graphics Queen and she totally hooked me up in the label department. (I know a lot of these flours are "recommended" for refrigeration but honestly we use them so quickly I've never had a problem.)  
 I love having everything right where I need it now- by my oven and my kitchen aid mixer!
 I like a kitchen that makes sense.  Ten years of living here and I'm finally getting it to make sense. 
 These labels are so cute that I almost hate shutting my doors.  I may try and either take the doors off eventually or put in some glass panes like I did on the other doors in my kitchen.  For now, it's enough to know that there is lovely organization behind closed doors... All thanks to Leen...
 
 And speaking of Leen... she contacted me about running a giveaway and I love a good giveaway... so of course I said yes!  She makes these great wrapped canvases.  (You can look at the others in this collection here.)
 I was intending to put it into Ava's room but it just seemed to want to go into my new tiny studio space as I was reshuffling everything...
 I am in love with it. 
 This space is way smaller than what I was working with previously but I was able to find a place for everything and I love having it tucked away at the back of the house instead of being the first thing you see when you walk in my front door.  (We are planning to wall off that front room area later this summer to create a den/office/guest room so chances are I would have shuffled these things a bit anyway.)
 I only had to do a little tweaking...
 And re-hanging of some of my favorite things like my precious yellow barn art that was a gift from my friend Becky. 
 Really, this thing is what makes it all work.  Hanging a ton of things on the wall makes for a lot less clutter. 
 
 
I'm convinced that Leen can make anything out of vinyl.  One of my favorite things from her has to be this "Welcome" sign on my front door.
 And now for the giveaway... Leen is offering one of my sweet readers a chance to win on of her 12x12 wrapped canvas signs like the one I showed above.  The winner will get to choose one of the signs in this collection here.  Isn't that awesome?!

All you need to do in order to be entered, is leave a comment here on this post, and chat with me a bit about this- Like... what needs organizing in your home?  What vinyls from Leen's shop would you love in your home? (Feel free to go check them out, she has many) Are there any spaces you have suddenly re-thought about and reorganized for better function?  Just tell me your thoughts and you're entered! 

For an extra entry, you know the drill, Facebook, tweet, pin, (whatever) and let me know in separate comments.  I'll choose a winner with random.org on Friday!  Good luck sweet friends. 



96 comments:

mamabear said...

Um, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your canisters! I have been looking all over for just the right jars to put coffee, flours, grains and sugars in and just can't find the right ones. Where did you find those??? If I can find some that I love I would LOVE to label them with Leen's cute labels!! and please do tell where you got those white-lidded glass canisters!

Jessica said...

My cupboards and closets need to be organized in a bad way! Want to come help me?? :)

Alicia said...

this post just makes me smile :)))))) i love a good organizing day. i love it when it just CLICKS and they organizing stars align. LOVE your cupboard with all your jars...love all that white! i kinda feel like everything in my house needs a little organization right now...it's on my list of summer projects :)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Thanks so much! I found them here and there- grocery store and Target mostly and spray painted all the different lids the same color "Heirloom White".

brockey said...

I do love the shelves and Leen does a a wonderful job and I would love the labels and the canvas is so cool.

Wendy said...

This is a fabulous post! You have the best ideas. So creative and workable and soooo very cute and stylish too. Your pantry and cupboards are the bomb! In this old home we are renting closets aren't a plenty. I need to re-think some areas and get a handle on things. I love Leen's graphics! What a wonderful giveaway. The Welcome graphic you have on your front door is what I would love. ♥

Lisa said...

I have a baking station above the Kitchenaids and a coffee station above the Keurig. Works really great for me!. I wish for a walk in pantry. Next house.

Preppy Mama said...

Oh I love how you organized everything!! My kitchen cabinets and my pantry are the worst. It is on my list to tackle. I just can't seem to find the right way to organize all the different snacks. They never all seem to fit neatly into a container and my shelves aren't very high. I love those jars! I am going to check them out. You have inspired me to clean shop here!! Thanks for sharing!

Sheri Hepworth said...

I also need a decluttering session of a kitchen pantry. My two adult daughters have been given the shelves in there and, let me just say, they have more stuff than I have shelves! I really like your welcome sign too.

SandyN said...

I desperately need to de-clutter and reorganize our pantry!! I love what you've done with yours, and I especially love all your labeled jars!! Take those doors off and show it off!! :)

Carmen at Old House Kitchen said...

Oh honey have I got the spaces that need reorganized! After having a new baby in the fall and then the holiday hoopla that came right after and then not to mention how cranky he was for a few months. Phew! My spring cleaning list isn't even half way checked off. Ah well. I'm hopeful, though, that with my teacher hubby being home now and our homeschooled kiddos being almost done with their work that I'll have a few more hands to help me reorganize. I think the first room to tackle will be the play room. I don't even want to go in there! LOL!

The wrapped canvas sign I like the most is the same one you have "whatever you are...". That would be great in the hallway by our large collage frames of kid pics.

Briana said...

Oh man! Your new pantry looks great, along with everything else in your house! We just moved in about a month ago, and now I want to go out in the kitchen and reorganize!!!! I'm serious! I think I will head to the pantry now! :)

Mary said...

you are a girl after my own heart!
i absolutely love when things come together and we get these great ideas and they work out so awesome! i can just tell that the new pantry is going to be so nice...and speaking of pantrys, i kinda wanna raid yours! ;)
i also do LOVE me a white kitchen! we're halfway there! always ooodles of projects in the works and unfortunately patience is not my virtue.
i love that you painted that IKEA light! we have it in our boys room.
well, sorry for going on so, but i feel chatty tonight. random chatty. ;)
leen made me some pretty sweet numbers for my canisters, too...she's awesome.
xo

Alisa said...

Ahhhh.... Summertime! I am a schoolteacher and the lazy summer days are such a treat for projects and organizing! I have already finished two projects! I like the idea of using any size glass containers, but spray painting the lids the same color to "unify" them...brilliant!

Denise said...

Lovet the changes in your kitchen! you always inspire me. i love the vinyls...especially the "Welcome" and "Micah 6:8". Denise

Back for Seconds said...

My kitchen could totally use some organization. Unless you count the basement....that's a disaster, ha!

carissa at lowercase letters said...

what needs organizing in my home?? um, EVERYthing. with a 2 and 3 year old, my organizing is lax to nth degree!! i do love the "you are my forever" one. so pretty. and i may or may not be completely green with envy over your neatly organized spaces. : )

D said...

Where do I start? I started with one room and ended of realizing that my whole house needs it. I love them all! But if I had to choose one, it is you are my forever. Love it! Thank you S for this giveaway opportunity. Did anyone win the last one?

D said...

oops! meant ended up.

Lisa said...

I love my pantry and I am so glad that you now have yours. Every cook & every mama should have a pantry ♥ I want to share your post and tell everyone to give themselves a gift to themselves of a pantry !

I love the believe you can & you will.... Today's sermon was Just trust me. Just trust Jesus ! To trust is to believe...... they go hand in hand !

Sally said...

Wow, I love your pantry. I'm a little jealous, I confess. There is just no place in our home for such a spot. So, I guess the thing that I would like to organize is my kitchen cupboards. I don't feel like I really use any of the space efficiently. Sometimes things are jammed in, and other times there are big gaps and I wonder what I should be storing there. Guess I need a little consistency as well, huh? Anyways, thanks for the chance to win.

KC and the Sunshine Kids said...

Pretty please to ANY of her canvas... too cute!! :)

Hubby & I had a last-minute, fabulous, needed weekend away when Grandparent's came to town this past week. LOVED every moment of it. Even though when I left...our kitchen was without a fridge AND stove. We had spent the week prior finishing off our backsplash subway tile and ripping out yucky linoleum and putting new tile floors in!! We opted to wait the few days until the new fridge and stove were delivered vs. hauling the old one's back inside. I am STILL trying to determine if that was brilliant or made for the most exhausting week of my life. Wowzer. So thankful with all the blessings in our life when I look at the inconvenience of not having appliances directly in my kitchen...these are entirely First World issues. :(

SO - as to WHAT need's organizing...I am beyond excited to get my kiddos walked to school tomorrow so than I can race home and get to reorganizing my pretty new kitchen. It's amazing what a few upgrades can do for a formerly 1970's kitchen. ;)

BekahC79 said...

Hi! I'm a new follower to your blog, and this is my first comment. Nothing like a good giveaway to bring a lurker out of the shadows! lol

I have recently started a makeover on my bedroom. My hubby was given a brand new king size memory foam mattress in a wonderful giveaway for active duty military. Only problem was we had a queen size bed. :/ Well, I wasn't going to let that awesome mattress go to waste, so we took our old bed down and have been sleeping with the mattress directly on the floor! Hubby said it makes him feel like he's stationed in Korea again. :) Well, I FINALLY found an inexpensive bed that I like, and after a long search found the bed set and "curtains" (gonna use shower curtains for my curtains because I found the CUTEST pattern!). Leen's "you are my forever" canvas would look perfect right over my bed! Here's hoping for beginner's luck on your giveaway! :)

Annie, Morning Joy Farm said...

We are planning a move and are cleaning out. (There is a roll-off dumpster in my front yard!) It is completely liberating to look at our home and farm with new eyes and renewed purpose.

I love the Micah 6:8 and Family Rules canvases...and our anniversary is coming up! :)

likeschocolate said...

My pantry definately needs a makeover. Yours looks so beautiful! Love the sign on your door.

Chrissy said...

Hi I'm Chrissy and the room in my home that needs a makeover is what we like to call the "girls dorm"....let me explain. We are a foster family. We have adopted five kids and foster seven teenage girls. We have lots of bedrooms and it seemed like our teenagers were constantly switching rooms and my poor hubby was spending every weekend shuffling Ikea furniture and hanging up hot pink curtains in various bedrooms.. Finally we had this amazing idea to turn our 1800 sq ft basement family room into one big "girls dorm" so there was no more rom shuffling and arguing over roommates. So far it's working out amazingly wellD But I'd love to redo the hot pink zebra striped teen dream that they've got goin on. I really love the sign that says "whatever you are be a good one". Because really that's what I'd love to tell my girls. Thanks for posting!!

Chrissy said...

Hi I'm Chrissy and the room in my home that needs a makeover is what we like to call the "girls dorm"....let me explain. We are a foster family. We have adopted five kids and foster seven teenage girls. We have lots of bedrooms and it seemed like our teenagers were constantly switching rooms and my poor hubby was spending every weekend shuffling Ikea furniture and hanging up hot pink curtains in various bedrooms.. Finally we had this amazing idea to turn our 1800 sq ft basement family room into one big "girls dorm" so there was no more rom shuffling and arguing over roommates. So far it's working out amazingly wellD But I'd love to redo the hot pink zebra striped teen dream that they've got goin on. I really love the sign that says "whatever you are be a good one". Because really that's what I'd love to tell my girls. Thanks for posting!!

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Have been enjoying your blog for a week or two, but think this is my first time to leave a comment.

A local friend's mom mentioned your blog (and, I believe, said that you live in my area). I, however, being the busy mother of a DOZEN children that I am, never sat down to look you up. Then ... I was on one of my favorite Bloggy Friends blogs (who lives across the country) and I saw your blog in the sidebar. So, I think you might live nearby ... but I found you from afar.

You do look familiar ... so I may see you around town ... or maybe not.

Anyway ... love.love.love your decorating style. You truly inspire me to do more.

Had to laugh with this post, because I did a kitchen organizing overhaul this past fall. And ... after 10 years here ... finally have a fun cupboard filled with matching containers and labels for all of my baking supplies. Great job!

I haven't heard of your label-making friend, and popped over to her blog for a moment. Wow! She has a LOT of cool stuff. I will definitely be spending a bit more time perusing her offerings. Thanks for the link.

Hope your weekend was BLESSED. And ... hope I run into you at the grocery store or something.


Laurel
mama of 12: (ages) 10, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21, 23, 23, 25, 26, 27)

Talia said...

Hi! I have been on an organizing/purge streak since January. I've organized a lot, but have yet to get to my girls bedrooms. Frankly, I am scared. :) I love the labels and the Welcome on your front door is a must have. What a lovely give-a-way.

Your blog is a favorite of mine!

Deanne said...

You have done a fabulous job of organising your stuff! Love the present wrapping station!

Isabel Z said...

Must be in the air. My teaching job ended for the summer a week ago and I have three weeks before my own kids get off school so I have been on an organizing frenzy. I spent my first week off at school emptying every closet/cabinet in the my classroom and organizing everything left behind by the previous teacher who taught 25 years in that room. Lots to organize and get rid of. Now I have moved on to the basement at my house which is filled with my scrapbooking/stamping materials. Next I will tackle the closests. I love how organized your home is and hope mine ends up the same! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE all the beautiful things and touches in your home. Love the labeled jars and the new pantry. My pantry is small too..but I have to make do. It's funnt my kitchen is the same shape as yours. I'm thinking this summer making some wall art and organizing our shoes. They end up in a pile in the garage (great home for spiders :)I need something cute or some shelves for the shoes. Our bedroom closets too are screaming for help to get organized! I loved the wall art. "You are my forever". I think is my fave. To hang right over my bed. As always Sasha..Thanks for all the inspiration.

thelocolife said...

I'm digging the "you are my forever" one!!

Everything looks great!! I love moving stuff and re-organizing!!! I agree that organizing usually starts a chain reaction of 12 other projects!!! Hence why I haven't done much of that with a 2 1/2 year old and 6 month old!!!

I think takin the doors off your pretty bake good cabinet and displaying all those cool canisters is an AWESOME IDEA!!!

Have a blessed Monday!!

Anonymous said...

Just love the great organising and new photos of new arrangements...you are so inspiring and I love Leen.....here in Adelaide Australia x

Farmgirl Paints said...

you are so organized. like SO organized. that pantry was beautiful. thanks for the shout out. the barn looks right at home there:)

Kristen said...

I love the You are my forever canvas!! I love the one you picked as well. Your kitchen looks great! We just invested in some jars about six months ago and keep them in the pantry, although I think they'd make more sense above the oven and mixer - which my set up is quite similar! My husband is a organization freak (he refuses to let me put groceries away because I always mess up his system!). I'll have to run this idea by him! Thanks for sharing.

daisy said...

That sign is adorable and profound at the same time. I am currently working on reorganizing everything in order to put our house on the market. I have recently purged and retweaked the kitchen, my boy's closet and our china cabinet. Still need to redo toy storage for Lil Guy's vast Lego collection. It's all a process. Thanks for the chance to win!
Continued blessings...

margie said...

I am organizing my Laundry Room and Basement Storage Room.Thanks for the chance to win. hugs, Margie

margie said...

I am organizing my Laundry Room and Basement Storage Room.Thanks for the chance to win. hugs, Margie

Kelly said...

I have a great pantry, which is like a walk-in closet, we added more shelves as soon as we moved in, so I have to use a 3-step stool to get up high, but I store those 'don't use often' things like specialty pans, extra boxes of baggies, cake pedestals, etc.

I love your glass jars with labels. So pretty.

The Nester said...

Oh what a great giveaway, Sasha! And I love all of your newly organized spaces. They look amazing AND functional! Woo hoo for functional! We recently reorganized our pantry too and it's amazing how much space we ended up with after we got rid of unnecessary items. I didn't realize we had so much stuff in there! I also love Leen the Graphics Queen and have ordered many decals from her, including the address door number (which I still need to put on our front door). She really is incredible and I'm super excited to be entered for your giveaway! Thank you for hosting XO Laura at The Ironstone Nest

Angie Bybee said...

Sasha- you have done it again! You never cease to amaze me! I have a great pantry with an antique glass door and just did a whole "pinterest" thing in there! But my kiddos playroom- which is huge and beautiful leaves me stumped! My 10 year old daughter LOVES American Girl and has made several things too. We need a new plan there:) Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

I have an awesome pantry but it needs some serious organizing on the inside. Maybe I should search for jars and label them with the baking goods instead the current mess of boxes and bags. My husband does a lot of shopping but doesn't check the shelves first so we have a boat load of the same items. I love his help with shopping and cooking but he extremely disorganized. If it fits, it much belong there or I'll just leave in on the counter/table/chair etc...

Margaret - vbneone@hotmail.com

Jensamom23 said...

Oh boy, can I relate to starting one project and then having the snowball effect. I am mid transformation of my entry closet which has created a snowball effect in two other areas. Yikes! I love the vinyl canvases and the "Believe you can and you will" is my favorite...I thnk. I also like what you did with Becky's canvas...so simple and pretty. Thank you both for the chance to win...

Gypsy Heart said...

You are the Queen of Organization! I so hope you have a lovely crown to wear. :-) Seriously, you need to come and help me organize my crafts. I'm trying to find a way to do it so it makes since and will be easy...just not much space to do it.

LOVE Leen's vinyl selection...difficult to choose a favorite though. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I've already "liked" Leen on FB!

Pat

Julie said...

I love your "hi" rug!! I so need to re-organize our hallway closet and under the bathroom sink cupboard, yucky job!!!

Deborina said...

oh. my. goodness! You seem so organized. Me, not so much. We were getting rid of STUFF as we had decided to sell our home (sound familiar?), but things have changed and we are NOW going to stay (sound more familiar?). I had let go of this old house and now have to look at it with fresh eyes and ideas! So this OLD house is now my NEW house! Thank you for providing so much inspiration!

jward said...

One of my favorite things is to find new uses for things I've had in my house all along. It doesn't take alot to get me excited - what can I say! Anyway, I have a lovely walk-in pantry that really needs some reorganizing. However, I did paint the inside of the pantry door with chalkboard paint last weekend and now I can write my grocery list on there easily. That just tickled me pink!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

awww I loved the "you are my forever" on her site

need organizing? shesh...where to begin? i guess first things first...I have 15m worth of baby boy clothes i need to organize in plastic bins labeled with the diff ages 0-6m 6-9m etc in prepping for new baby coming in a few oh 9 or less weeks....I walk past the pile in the room and keep walking blah! haha ...

Heather said...

I feel like I am constantly at war with my small linen closet. It's just too small for all of our towels, sheets, and blankets. I would love to have the 'Believe you can, and you will' canvas to remind my kids that they are capable of anything.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This entry was like a huge ah-ha moment for me. My husband and I have lived here for the last 12 years together (he lived here before me). This is his dream house and yet I still don't feel settled. Seeing your kitchen cupboards organized and labeled made my heart leap. I can do this! Thank you so much for being a constant stream of inspiration! Diana farmgirl616@hotmail.com

Ginger Alice said...

Striving for perfection, I am constantly moving things around. Organize, organize, organize ... label, label, label! I love those cute sayings on canvas - I would choose the same one you have! I love your posts and all the photos. Real life. And, someone trying to get this organization thing down to perfection!

wendy said...

I love your pantry and your jars with the labels. One of these days I am going to do that with my baking items. Right now I need to finish organizing my office/candle business/craft room. We took off the closet doors and put in wire shelving but I need to finish organizing everything on the shelves and get items off the floor.

Kayla said...

I need to organize the basement. My summer project is to paint and organize it. The vinals are avery cool. I love the "Welcome" on your door!

Lee said...

The "You are my forever" is absolutely beautiful. I would hang that in the nook between my living room and dining room, where I want very much to start a "collage" of frames for pictures of me and my love.

In fact, that's probably what I most need to organize...my walls. My apartment was repainted last summer, and I'm slightly embarrased to admit that very little has been re-hung since then. Although in some ways, the big open wall spaces have been a refreshing change, I'm feeling the urge to hang again. =)

Anonymous said...

Sasha! I love it! You are so my kind of girl! I am constantly trying to reorganize my closets, living spaces so that we can make it all fit and it's the most user-friendly! Right now I'm trying to think through what to do with all the kids' (and mine) art supplies. It involves thinking through almost all the closets. Hopefully I can accomplish it before schools out. So I totally fell in love with hanging the items--- we'll see how that'll work.
Once again, I am so thankful that you post your creativeness so the ones who are not creative can get ideas!
Conne Pursley

the domestic fringe said...

I need to organize bunches of things in my house! Love your new pantry space. I have recently organized the cabinets and drawers in my island. It's a pretty big accomplishment for me. Then, the other night my daughter and i went walking and we happened upon 2 very large wire baskets. Now they are on shelves in the bathroom, one holding towels and the other is holding extra toilet paper. I love it. I would definitely go on a total organizing spree, but money is an issue, so one little thing at a time.
~FringeGirl

http://knickknackpaddywack.blogspot.com said...

I have FINALLY gotten my pantry organized and have bene able top ut all kinds of things in clear jars...I have been collecting them but I STILL need labels! I have also organized my little guys closet and sorted his MANY legos by color..it would be fun to have labels for those as well. I LOVE your house and the way you photograph it.....wow. Gorgeous. I have been sorting, pitching and simplifying things and it feels great!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Castle said...

After 25 years of marriage, 3 kids growing up and moving out (and occasionally moving back in) the whole house literally could use a complete clean up, clean out, organize, and start over. I think I'd start with the book shelves in our bedroom. There is more there (including dust) that never gets touched than anywhere else. Cleaning that up/out would make the whole room look different.

Anonymous said...

I really love the "you are my forever" print.

Well lets see, where could I start organizing. I am soooo not an organized gal. I would rather meet you for coffee than organize any day of the week!! So we could start in my pantry, in my closets, the list could go on and on.

amellingsworth@yahoo.com

mamabear said...

Thank you. Now why didn't I think of spray painting? lol

onescrappychick said...

As I currently suffer from a lack of kitchen cabinets, I am insanely jealous of yours. Lovely! Just lovely. My home office, which is in transition at the moment, is in dire need of organization.

Anonymous said...

i really like the welcome sign for the front door! so cute! tonya from texas

Ellie said...

I love your new pantry! What a fantastic solution. Your cupboard with baking supplies is worthy of a magazine shot! Or at least open shelving! Thanks for the inspiration today.

D said...

Posted on FB:-) http://www.facebook.com/InspirationsbyD

Dalia said...

I tweeted the giveaway:-)https://twitter.com/InspirationsbyD/status/209769662483927041

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Tammy said...

Love, Love, Love the decals!! I so could use these in every area of my house. Right now my laundry area is my greatest organizational need. It's an unfinished side of my basement and in great need of being organized and looking pretty. If I win, this will really inspire me!!!!

Michelle@ApronStrings said...

Yay for you on making what you have work & look so pretty! Love that! :)

Let's see...you asked what needs organizing in my home...pretty much everything as I've spent the last 3 years just doing the basics as I've tended to my husbands health challenges...but especially my Kitchen (never did get it set up to my satisfaction when we moved here) & the Closet in my Master Bedroom.

As far as which sign...they are all just so cute...but I would have to pick the one that says "Believe you can & you will". We just got back from Seattle (UW where my husband had a liver transplant 2 years ago) where we got our 1st great report after 2 hard years of complications. I have been asked repeatedly to write a book telling our story and Lord's faithfulness...this sign would provide encouragement for this God sized task! :)

Thanks for your fun and real blog...it brightens my day!!

Little for a Little While said...

Oh man, could I borrow you for a day? I thought I was organized and then I read this ;) My house is small (built in 1917, so think boxy floor plan with nooks and crannies!) and with two small children I am constantly trying to rearrange, declutter, organize, you name it. Anything to help us maximize our space. I love that canvas wrap, it has one of my favorite sayings ever!

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

What a great organized space., loving the canisters with the labels. And what a cute shop! I love the you are my forever!! I have the perfect spot in my bedroom for that one.

A_boardman said...

I'm moving in with my boyfriend in September into a one bedroom apartment. And First of all we don't have anything "helpful" for the apartment, such as mixing bowls, places to sit...places to eat...things to eat on. Anyways, but if you wanted to decorate an entire 769 sq foot apartment with mini statues of the Virgin Mary then I gotcha covered. I was given to them by my grandmother in her will when she passes away. I don't know what her thought process was when she was writing her will, "Hey Arielle could really use 37 statues of the Virgin Mary...because one just isn't enough." Yeah. And everytime I try to get rid of one it's like her spirit is filling my black soul of Irish Catholic Guilt. Anyways on top of that I have not yet convinced my boyfriend, soon to be roomie, that he only needs one or two shelves in the walk-in closet and I need the rest of the closet...and the two chest of drawers....and more shoes. And somehow he doesn't feel like the picture my friend from the 3rd grade drew for me, isn't important to keep. IT'S FROM MY FRIEND FROM 3RD GRADE! (nevermind the fact I have not seen or spoke to them since...the 3rd grade...ahem.) So yeah. We gots alot of work to do...and stuff to buy. Shoes are a better investment then a dinning room table right?

Amber said...

Oh man...my craft & painting space could use some serious organization. I just don't even know where to begin. And don't even let me begin with the expectation that Pinterest gives me for the dream craft space.

Amber said...

I just shared this on FB!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Kinda dying over your hanging gift wrapping station!

Anonymous said...

I definately need to organize my kids' papers! Maybe I need to keep less :)
Michele

Fadia said...

More fun....thanks Sasha! "You are my forever" had me.

Yes, it's the endless pantry that needs organization, so fun, we have a stool just the right size for our little people and they love spending time in there, especially now that they can see much more!

We love your organization tips, keep them coming sweet friend :)

Deborah said...

I need to organize my pantry and linen closets and labels for them would be great. I love the idea of all your baking products in one place. May just borrow that one. Thanks for sharing.

Jeannie said...

Everything looks so fresh and clean. I need whatever water you drink because mine doesn't give me all the energy you have. I love the sign whatever you are be a good one. We are having very serious issues with our 16 year old and she could use this motivational sign. Blessings.

Jeannie said...

I have liked you on FaceBook.

Jill said...

I love every picture you post of your house. I love all the bright, white colors and the fresh look! I really need to get my craft corner organized...it is definitely on my to-do list for the summer!

becky Jackman said...

I would LOVE one of these wrapped canvasses to GIVE to my daughter who lives in Papua New Guinea with her family...she tries not to covet what she sees here in the US to decorate with that you cannot get in a 3rd world country! She could pop this in her sweet suitcase and would totally MAKE ROOM FOR IT! ha ha She comes back with her hubby and my three grandbabies in July! They will be here for a month! PERFECT! :) Her sweet mama's wish! Thanks!

coastal femme said...

Oh,I just love your organized spaces. I'd have never thought of color coding by spray painting the lids-great idea. We're getting ready to move and at long last I'll have a pantry. This post will inspire me to get it organized and in such an attractive way.

coastal femme said...

I just tweeted about this great giveaway.
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Maggie said...

What DOESN'T need to be organized in my home?! Actually, our house is for sale, so it is fairly cleaned out and de-cluttered. Thanks so much for the chance to win, LOVE those canvases!

Jodi said...

I have got to organize or re-organize my craft area this summer. I love to organize my organization is what I like to say!!!!

Barbara said...

Pantry & cupboards look great, I have a odd built-in cupboard in my bedroon I have no idea what to do with it for the last 10 years if has held my wrapping and odds & ends I sure I could be so much better.
Great giveaway.

Renee said...

I LOVE the wrap that says "Believe you can and you will". I am in the middle of TRYING to reorganize my house space by space. TRYING to get rid of all the things we really don't need. The space that needs the most help right now is our homeschool room. Thanks for the chance at such a super giveaway!!

April Kelly said...

My pantry and my laundry room are on the top of my to do list this summer. I need to paint and them label everything!Thanks for host this giveaway!

M smith said...

I also love love jars! And why didn't I think of painting the lids!,, I would love the vinyl labels for my jars!

Ginger said...

I love the "be a good one" sign. One of my sweet ones has issues that sound quite similar to your son's, and she needs that encouragement(and I need to remember that being "her" really is the best).

Natasha d said...

Just came across your blog and am in LOVE!!! Thank you for your thoughtful inspiration, recipes, beautiful home! Thank you for taking time to share! I have lots o f spots to keep organizing in my home. ...and then go back and reorganize and make better what I alraedy ahve organized!!! Getting closer! ...I love the `be a good one`sign!!!

Anonymous said...

I need to organize all of my closets this summer. I would love some labels for storage bins in my closets or the cool canvases that she has.
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Jenna said...

I need to organize my art room...bad!!! Every time I sit down to do a project, I find an unfinished one in the corner under a pile of junk! Ahhh!! Love what you did! :) may032@crimson.ua.edu

Amanda said...

My pantry needs organizing, desperately! It's difficult to find anything and no matter how many times I straighten it, it goes right back to being a huge mess!

Courtney Walsh said...

Gosh, I need to organize everything, but we are going to be homeless in just a few short weeks (put an offer on a house today...fingers are crossed!)

I LOVE your cupboard with the baking staples!! Adorable!