I have posted a variety of kitchen organization ideas around here over the years. I decided I would round up the top ideas that actually work in our home. These ideas are all still functioning in my home today and make our kitchen run smooth. These are all tried and tested ideas that you can easily replicate for some organization in your own home.
Is your spice drawer a mess? I have a great solution for you! Organizing spices in mason jars. However my version has a unique twist with chalkboard that makes this idea even better. This one was first posted over at the Darice blog however I wanted to share it here in case you missed it. I have been living with this mason jar spice organizer for over 3 months and it really works for us. I hope it will work for you as well.
Everyone that has kids knows that there are schedules and paper everywhere. In order to keep it all corralled and somewhat organized, I came up with this refrigerator command center. We had a big empty area on the side of our refrigerator just begging to get clean and organized. This is a project that won’t take you much time to complete but will reward you with time when you don’t have to search for those pesky doctor reminder cards or the latest sports schedule.
Are you throwing any parties this summer? Get my ideas on how to decorate a summer utensil caddy three ways. Turn a simple utensil caddy into part of the party decor with my super simple ideas. The best part? All of my ideas are not permanent so your utensil caddy can be re-used again and again.
Take a cue from the project below and paint a step stool this weekend. A fun and easy project that will look great in your bathroom, kitchen, or any other room in your home. So y’all I can’t reach the top cabinets in my kitchen. Yep I am tad short. So this step stool gives me the extra height I need without pulling up a kitchen chair. However I wanted it to be pretty and go in the kitchen as well. You will love this stencil and how easy it is to get this look for yourself. This project was originally posted over on the DecoArt blog but I am sharing here in case y’all missed it.
Just click here to go to Old Time Pottery for the full details on making your own painted plaid rug. I write a blog post over there once a month and trust me y’all…..you don’t want to miss this one! Make one of these for your kitchen, kids room, bathroom, any room in your home. A touch of plaid is great anywhere.
Click here to print the weekly menu planner. (Uses OL7000WX labels from OnlineLabels.)
Click here to print the weekly menu sheet with shopping list.
My entire weekly menu planner system will fit nicely into a binder in your kitchen. Add the weekly planner labels and weekly menu sheets to full size sheet protectors. The recipe cards can be added to 4 x 6 index card holders that will also go great in a binder. You will have an organized recipe area in no time at all.
Save money with a weekly menu planner system by planning your meals around the items that are already in your kitchen. I love to think of what I can make with things I have on hand or produce that needs to be used up. BONUS: This saves food waste as well. I am off to plan a few more weeks’ worth of menu. I am wondering how low I can get my grocery bill in January. How about you? Do you meal plan? Print my system for a new twist on your existing planning system. Even if you are new to menu planning my system is super easy to use and will change your life. That nightly battle of what to cook for dinner is gone…for good!
- Wash plate well with rubbing alcohol.
- Print image you want to use on just plain paper and tape to the front of your clear plate.
- Trace image on the back of your plate with a gold sharpie marker. Fill in with marker as well.
- Paint with DecoArt mutli surface paint on the back of your plate right over the top of your sharpie marker. You will need at least two coats of paint on your plate.
- I recommend adding Americana Decoupage Outdoor formula to the back of your plate (2 coats) to help protect your design.
My steam mop review included lots of floor cleaning in my striped socks. Don’t judge y’all a girl has to stay warm. But seriously, I gave the Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP a workout for y’all and it is everything you would expect from a name like Swiffer. The extra boost of steam really helps to power away the dirt and grime. I am going to say this beats the regular Swiffer mop by a mile. This one is quick, easy to use, and leaves you with wonderfully clean floors (woot!). Floors that are clean enough to have guests over….which is what I did.
If y’all are prepping for a party, be sure to print my holiday party cleaning checklist as well. A Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP will help you complete your checklist quickly then you can get onto the important part of your dinner party….the decor! I started with some vintage china and a table setting. Then I added in a centerpiece and decor that went with these plates.
I have a piece of muslin on the entire table then a white square tablecloth over the top of that. The table runner is an old piece of wood with a collection of snowy items sitting on top. Start with a few of my waterless snow globes in mason jars to add some fun.
Add in some pine cones, mini trees, and of course some loose snow sprinkled all around the centerpiece and the table itself. Bring the winter wonderland to your guests.
This is a dinner party for 6 but you could expand this fun theme to a party for any number of people. Grab your snow and get started on a fun themed dinner party this weekend. We had a blast and I am sure your guests will too. Now that the party is over, it is time to break out the Swiffer BISSELL STEAMBOOST again. It never ends does it y’all?
- Silhouette Fabric Ink Starter Kit
- Flour Sack Towels (prewashed)
- Silhouette Cameo Machine
- Fabric Medium
- Acrylic Paint
First, use your Silhouette to design and cut your stencil for your towel. The kit comes with special vinyl specific for this purpose. I must say I was very impressed with the quality of the stencil vinyl in this kit. I used stock images off of the internet and my Silhouette software to trace the image. The kit also comes with a download card from the Silhouette store where you can download exclusive fabric ink designs for free.
The kit also comes with a full set of instructions and pictures. Everything was very easy to follow right from inside the kit. Here is my vinyl after it was cut with the Silhouette.
Just remove the areas of your stencil with your hands or the hook that comes with the kit.
Then, apply the transfer tape to your design. I actually used my gift card to press the tape down and eliminate air bubbles.
Remove the vinyl liner and apply the entire thing to your towel. Again, I used the gift card to burnish down the vinyl.
Carefully remove your transfer tape and you are left with your stencil.
The kit comes with a sponge and a foam brush. The directions indicate that the sponge will give more of a distressed look so I went with it. I applied the black ink to my design.
Allow your project to dry completely before removing the vinyl stencil.
You can work on another project in the meantime. Using the same steps, I made this towel with a row of jars. Mix your acrylic paint and fabric medium according to the directions on the fabric medium bottle.
Once dry, just remove your stencil to reveal the magic underneath. Be sure to iron your design to heat set it before using or washing.
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