Happily Dreaming of a Pretty Pantry

Don’t we all dream of that?

While our house isn’t finished yet I am already dreaming of the organization I will accomplish in my new pantry. I envision rows of neatly stacked glass containers filled with my favorite pantry staples ready and waiting for me to use, neatly placed baskets full of healthy snacks my kids can easily access to satiate their never ending hunger and an easily accessible stockpile of all those things I seem to constantly run out of (that magically replaces themselves when low) all while sugarplums dance in my head.

At our previous house we had a wonderful cupboard pantry with pull out shelves and it held a tremendous amount of items. The only problem with that is that it held a tremendous amount of items.

Here it is after I cleaned it out before moving this month.

28th Ave Pantry

I think I cleaned out a good portion of our 2012 groceries for that entire year!

Even with pull out drawers I was losing things in there and would end up buying duplicates upon duplicates and forget to use the “oldest” item first leaving many items to sit in the dark recesses of the pantry for a few years!

Well, not so with our new pantry! I plan on making it an easy to use, functional part of my kitchen to help with easier meal planning and make it the showpiece of our house and the envy of all pantry lovers out there. A girl can dream, can’t she?

While mine will be nowhere near as wonderful as these I am sharing below, my hope is to use them as inspiration to create my own little pantry heaven.

And because I can’t just look and drool, I started a Pinterest board if drooling over pretty organized pantries is your thing. Drool along with me…

Pantry Envy

Organized Pantry Makeover - thehouseofsmiths.com

Oh, House of Smiths, how I love this pantry and that blue door, oh my goodness!!

10 Things I Know To Be True

Inspired by Shaunna and gang, the ever Perfectly Imperfect. Here’s my own two cents.

1. You will never sleep the same again after having children. Ever. No matter how old they get.

2. Pinterest is a time-sucker.

3. Phyllis Diller was right. Cleaning up after kids IS like shoveling while it’s still snowing.

4. You are your own worst enemy.

5. Why is Candy Crush so addicting?

6. 14 year old boys temporarily lose mental capacity…..or at least I hope it’s temporary.

7. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dry heat, hot is hot!

8. Raising kids will be the most important job you will ever have.

9. We are in a two bedroom apartment right now and everything we own is in storage for two months while our house is being finished. Living with less is so freeing.

10. Iowa will always hold a special place in our hearts.