Our back porch is *tiny*, kind of like our pantry, but I've tried to make it as functional as possible without purchasing new stuff. Moving into new places every few year is sometimes a challenge - one place things fit a little better than the next. The back porch has been has been a challenge us, but I finally have it comfortable. I love sitting outside in the wee hours of the morning when the sun isn't beating down making everything unbearable.
When my MIL was visiting a few months ago she told me I should put my pantry on the blog. Living in military quarters you either learn to organize, or you have a messy house and closets because quarters are typically pretty tiny! This is actually a pretty big pantry for military housing! (My friend Lori has the best and most organized pantry EVER & her pantry was my inspiration!) I know there is some controversy over Tupperware and something funky - but whatever. It works for me. However I really like the jar canisters on the second shelf from the top and *might* slowly start converting to them, but it is not high on my priority list.
Top row has everything to do with baking
Second row - grains mostly
Third row, canned goods, syrups, honey, oriental cooking
Bottom row is baskets filled with paper products, snacks and more oriental cooking stuff
(Spices have a cupboard of their own. I'll post another time.)
I try to utilize ever space possible and I LOVE these little shoe racks. I use them for all sorts of stuff. In my pantry they hold everything ~ foil, plastic wrap, box tops, plastic ware, snacks, straws, plastic bags of all sized & more!
So, there you have it. Tiny pantry filled to capacity!
So I'm a little slow at updating this blog. What can I say, I'm a busy girl. Much more busy than I was in Korea, plus it is summer & every time I go to update, I have someone asking, "can I have milk, can I play on the computer, come wipe my bottom....." aughhh, you get the idea. School starts in 17 days; maybe I will be better at updating then. (Maybe.)
So Girl's room was super fun to paint! Yes, this is all paint, no stickers, all free hand baby! It took me two days to complete, but oh so worth it!
I started with a few dots.....
added a few more.....
and then threw in even more....
Once all the dots were done, I added SWIRLS!!
How fun is this room?!?!
My inspiration was the curtains I had custom made (above). Girl told me exactly what colors she wanted, gave me all sorts of ideas & this is what we came up with together!
I still have quite of bit of work to do but decided to hold off till the kids go back to school. I am going to refinish all of Girls furniture & am still looking for the perfect bedding for her room.....as soon as it all comes together I will post more pictures.
I forgot I didn't show finished projects! So far this is my favorite room. I love all of the blues going on in here. It is such a bright, fun room ~ you can’t help but be happy when you are in this room! Check out the curtains...those are some of the custom made curtains from Korea. The dresser was mine when I was a little girl ~ we have repainted it many times. I really need to repaint it again and add different knobs, but it will work for now.
Post living is the life for me....and WOW, what the Army has done to post housing. We were lucky (if you call waiting for 8 weeks in a tiny 3 bedroom apartment with 6 people lucky) to get into the 'new' housing on FT. Hood! Here is a view of our quarters before we moved in.
And then the fun begins....
Even before all deliveries were made, we had to take a break for a little birthday celebration!
Remember our birthday tradition of "you get whatever you want for your birthday breakfast"? Well, that applies if you have not been in your house for 24 hours.
Birthday celebration done, now back to painting & deliveries & unpacking...
It has been 3 weeks since we moved in, things are coming together quite nicely even though we had WAY TOO MUCH STUFF!! I'll start posting pictures of the completed projects soon.