My Recipe Binders

In a past post, I talked about my planner being “my brain.”  Well, when it comes to meal planning, these 2 binders are “my brains” too!  I used to use a wooden recipe box to store my recipe cards, but I eventually grew out of it.  It was a great place to store all of […]

My 5 “Must Have” Kitchen Appliances

I’m one of those weird people who actually like to cook!  Now don’t get me wrong, I won’t refuse a chance to have a break and go out for dinner or let someone else cook!  My kids have actually been asking to cook dinner once in awhile….I think they’ve caught “the cooking bug.”  As much […]

Simplify: Under the Kitchen Sink

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you know that I’ve been trying to simplify my life- my schedule & my STUFF!  Let me tell ya, moving helps you realize just how much “stuff” you have and knowing that you’ll have to physically carry it out of your house and find a place for […]

Unload Your Dishwasher in Three Minutes

Raise your hand if unloading the dishwasher is something you LOVE to do!  (Insert crickets chirping…) Me neither!  If I have to do it, I want to get it over with in a flash!!  Although we didn’t have a dishwasher when we were first married, I still have at least 20 years of dishwasher unloading […]

Life Hacks- The Kitchen

We ALL have to eat, and being a Mom with a boatload (Ok, only 4) of kids, I’m in the kitchen OFTEN.  My goal each day is to feed my crew as quickly as possible and get it cleaned up!  I’ve learned a few secrets that might just make your day and meal prep a […]

91 Day Decluttering Challenge- Day 4 Kitchen Drawers

I’ve spent a lot of time in my kitchen this week, but I’m making some great progress!  Today’s assignment was to declutter the drawers in my kitchen!  I have quite a few, so let’s get started!  I only took pics of the final product!! Here are 5 drawers…. Top right drawer contains all of my […]

91 Day Declutter Challenge-Day 3 Kitchen Cupboards

Cupboards were the theme of day 3 in the 91 Day Declutter Challenge!  This was an easy one for me, as we had remodeled our kitchen not too long ago and I had purged a lot before that!  Here are some of the before photos… The cabinet over the oven becomes a mish mash of […]

91 Day Declutter Challenge- Day 2 Declutter Pantry

It sure gets messy when you take everything out of the pantry….whew!!  Here’s what my kitchen looked like yesterday. The challenge was to declutter the pantry !  I DID it!! Here’s the BEFORE…. Let’s get a close up of the big mess in the drawers…um, yeah….it needed some work! See, I did empty it all […]

Kitchen Remodel 2010

“The kitchen is the heart of the home.”  I believe that quote!!  Our kitchen is placed smack dab in the middle of our home- it’s perfect for preparing food, hanging out, eating and even for doing homework.  Here is a picture of our old kitchen….it was spacious, but DARK….notice there are no windows!!  This photo […]

What’s your magic number??

Do you ever have one of those drawers that just DRIVES YOU CRAZY?? One of those drawers is in my kitchen. I dread opening it or closing it…..sometimes it gets stuck as I open it and items may be hanging out after I close it. I took a class last year through the rec. program […]