Five Easy Ways to Organize your Pantry


When True Value asked me to provide a pantry organization post for their website, I jumped at the chance. What better way to whip my pantry into shape than deliver a blog post showing every nook and cranny of it?  But first, I had to suffer through taking that cringe-worthy “before” photo.  It’s ok, though. I have aired my dirty laundry on my blog before, I can do it again.  Are y’all ready? Ever wondered what my disorganized pantry looked like as a “before” photo? Here ya go…  (Note to … [Read more...]

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Burlap and slate picture frame on reclaimed wood (3 of 6)

Did you know that I've never shown you guys my pantry on the blog before? True story.  I've never had the nerve to do it since it's the landing spot for all of our coats and bags as we come into the house from the garage.  I finally got it cleaned up enough to snap some photos, which I am going to reveal to you in tomorrow's post, along with some juicy before photos that will make you see how cluttered my house REALLY is most of the time. But I'm getting ahead of myself. What a tease, … [Read more...]

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Reclaimed wood: Trendy or Toxic?


When I was a little girl, I spent hours on the pier at our family’s river cabin casting my fishing pole into the water, waiting for the red and white bobber to get pulled under by a passing fish.  My Papa patiently taught me how to bait a hook and then reel in a slippery, wiggling fish once he was hooked on the end of my line.   He also taught me how to take a split shot lead weight and pinch it closed between my teeth around the fishing line. Source I used this method of weighting my line … [Read more...]

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