Posts tagged ‘organization’

March 20, 2010

Pack your bags honey..

Because I’ve got a new love, and that love’s name is… Anthropologie.  They opened up a location near my work almost a year ago, and yesterday I went to check it out.

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I would like one of everything please!!  It is so nice to walk through the store, picking everything up, looking at all the beautiful bowls, jewellery, clothes, plates, it goes on and on and on.  I walked the store for about an hour, and came home with this beauty:

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What’s in this bag? I’m glad you asked!

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So pretty!  I don’t have any specific plans for them yet, but they’re just so gorgeous, I couldn’t pass them up!  They were marked down to $30.00 each from $70.00, and they look like mercury glass!

Expect to see these babies around the house!

What was your favourite design bargain?  Any particular places you like to go for deals?

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January 11, 2010

Organizing the Kitchen

I LIVE for organizing.  Seriously, give me free time in Staples, and I’m in heaven.  I have 2 label makers for Pete’s sake!  I like to have a place for everything, and in our kitchen, there isn’t much space for anything.  We purchased a free-standing pantry cupboard when we moved in to keep our small appliances in, and it has been wonderful!  Last weekend, Canadian Tire had the same cabinet we bought on sale for 1/2 price, so we bought 2 more!  So now, I present to you:  Our pantry!

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They fit perfectly into our little nook, and hold so much stuff!  As you can see, the one on the far right holds appliances, including our rice cooker, popcorn maker (best popcorn machine ever!) griddler, (THE BEST sandwich press/contact grill/griddle EVER) blender, and some frying pans that don’t fit where our other pans are.  The middle one has food, potatoes, onions, chips, flour, pasta etc etc)  The last one is “other” which is juice pitchers, service pieces, and bbq tools.  I just love having a place for all this in the kitchen, and I can’t wait to get everything put away and organized!  Also pictured, you can see our Dirt Devil KONE mini-vaccuum.  It’s bombs.  Looks cool in our kitchen, and takes care of most of my messes.   Of course, big messes are left up to this wonderful machine.  I would have babies with the inventor of this vaccuum.  I love it that much.

What tips do you have for staying organized in the kitchen?  What kind of storage would you have in the kitchen of your dreams?