$30 Pantry Makeover


In a quest to organize every room in my home this spring, I decided to begin with my pantry. This “room” is used multiple times on a daily basis, making the chaos even more noticeable and bothersome. I had previously tried using baskets to combat the wire shelving and the fact that nothing sat evenly on them.

I don’t have a before picture because I was so fed up with its current state that I had my husband empty everything out. This will give you a basic idea of the disarray.


I finally did what I said I was going to do all along; peel and stick tiles. I originally saw the idea on Pinterest and have been talking about it since. I headed over to Lowe’s and found the peel and stick floor tiles. My eye was instantly drawn to the rust stained concrete look. It goes well with our floors, cabinets, and countertops. I understand people won’t see them all the time, but it makes me feel better. I was able to purchase all the tiles I needed for about $30!

They are as easy as they seem. Just peel and stick! But at this point I have to thank my husband who spent hours, no joke, hours cutting and notching them to fit perfectly around the Closet Maid hardware. I volunteered him to help with this project and it did end up being a little lot more involved than we anticipated.

Here’s what they looked like once installed.



And here’s how the pantry looks now that we are no longer wasting space and relegating everything to baskets. I am still using them for the littles’ individual snacks, K Cups, and spices though.



Tuesday Morning Link Party at A Bowl Full of Lemons

Head over to Toni’s blog and check out all of the wonderful projects and be sure to check out the link to my Bullet Journal post! Just click the button below to check out the link party!


Diaper Bag Organization with Thirty One


I’m excited to share how I organize my diaper bag. I can’t get away with being unorganized in this area because I have a two year old and a six month old!

I use Thirty One’s organizing pack. This messenger style back pack has been a lifesaver for our family. It’s not an overly girly print, so my husband will carry it too. The best thing about this bag is the compartments!


Each compartment gets its own contents. On the top left, you’ll see my son’s diapers and the wipes. On the top right, I keep my daughter’s extra bibs, burp cloths, and outfits. Below those, you’ll see her diapers. Below that, we keep plenty of snacks for my little guy and some small toys too. On the bottom left we have Boogie Wipes (a must-have for toddlers), diaper cream, and extra pacifiers and clips.

The bag unzips in the front which wonderful because you can easily get to whatever you need. It’s all in view!

It will remain useful when we no longer need a diaper bag as well. The compartments are attached with Velcro and come out easily. The bag also unzips on the top too so it can be used for other purposes down the line.

To learn more about this product and other great Thirty One products that can help you organize your life and home, visit my Thirty One web page here!

Organize It! Under the Kitchen Sink


The space under the kitchen sink can be just as bad as the Tupperware cabinet. Often times things are blindly thrown in until you have bottles and rags strewn all over the place. I knew I wanted to get a handle on this area in our kitchen.

The first thing you’ll notice is the tension rod my husband put under the sink. This is a great help because it clears up floor space by hanging
your bottled cleaners here.

The basket on the right holds all of the cleaners that can’t hang. The middle basket holds all or our cloths. The basket in the left holds all of the dish washing supplies.

The trash bags and dishwasher tablets are behind the baskets, but still easily within reach.

If there’s one thing you can do under your kitchen sink to help wrangle the mess, a tension rod is an easy option!

Now for more ideas on home organization, head over to A Bowl Full of Lemons and click on the Organize It! link party. Happy organizing!


Organize It! Link Party

My favorite blog, along with other organizing blogs, is hosting a month long organizing link party! I was so excited to see this because I’ve wanted to share my favorite organized space in my home!

Introducing my “Command Station”!


When we built our home, we decided to choose the floorplan we wanted and keep the upgrades to a minimum in order to control the cost. One of the few upgrades I was adamant about getting was the desk space in the kitchen since we wouldn’t be choosing a floorplan with a den or office.

This space has been a life saver. In the upper cabinets we keep all of our cookbooks and Scentsy supplies. On the shelf below I have two rectangular baskets from Thirty One. In these we keep chargers, my labeler, and planner supplies. We also keep our change jar here too.

In the slots below the large shelf from left to right I keep my couponing and shopping supplies, mailing supplies, magazines, bills that are paid, and finally bills that need paid. On the desk itself we keep our home management binder, budgeting binder with printables from A Bowl Full of Lemons, my husband’s home brewing binder, writing utensils, our tearaway calendar, my toddler’s arts and craft supplies, and the printer. The drawers contain our office supplies and the large drawer holds hanging file folders with important documents.


Next to the desk we have a hanging organizer from Thirty One. It holds a calendar, our weekly cleaning checklist, event tickets and gift cards, a dry erase space, and a pocket for each family member to keep items we may need.

I’m very proud of this space and how it has helped us to remain organized and in control of our clutter.

Head over and check out all the linked up projects!

Organize It!