Sunday, February 09, 2020

Joy in the Ordinary

Look around, really look around and you will find joy... joy in the everyday... joy in the ordinary things.

I am feeling much better.  I still have to be careful to not over do it as I still become tired easily.  I'm so thankful!

After being sick for such a long time this is what the refrigerator was looking like.  
 Time to make a grocery run!
 The above is from stop number one.  Over a few days I hit four stores.  Have to make my grocery budget stretch!

I received happy mail.  These towels are super cute.
Thanks Kathy!  Your kindness certainly perked me up. 

An afternoon snack of warm cookies and cold milk.  Someone couldn't wait for me to take a picture before she dug in. *smile*
 I felt like I was always wearing my hair up in a bun and wanted a change.  I chopped it off into an angled bob. 
 So far our winter has been mild.  Old Man Winter let us know he isn't done with some ice.  It's not fun yet it is beautiful.  Especially when the sun is reflecting off of the ice. 
 Watching the impeachment vote because U.S. Government in action is so much better than a book. 
 The organization of my kitchen cabinets continues.  It's slow going, but I'm getting it done
There's something about clean dishes on the counter that is appealing to me.  It seems cozy and homey. 
 Megan spends much of her time in the garage.  It's her creative outlet.  I'll show you next week what is busy creating. 
Wishing you all a great week!

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

A Little Organizing

Part of my plan for this year is do some organizing in the kitchen. The jars I was using before had an attached lid and I had issues with the jar being off balance and tipping over when they were open.  I knew this was an area I wanted to improve.  I found some jars I loved in the Target Dollar Spot before Christmas. I ended up picking up one or two each week until I had a nice variety.

I emptied this area and gave it a good purge.  I then added things to the new jars and gave them a label.
I love how crisp and clean this area looks. 

To prepare for this project I have been buying all of the organizing items a little at a time.  I picked up some air tight containers to hold snacks. 
I love these!  I might purchase a couple more to hold crackers.  
I also purchased this organizer.  It comes with a lid that didn't work, so I put it under the container in case I want to use it in the future.  
The finished drawer.  
It's been really slow going with this project.  As I have been gaining energy I have been able to tackle a drawer or cabinet shelf each day.  

It's better to go slow in the right direction than go fast in the wrong direction."  ~ Simon Sinek