Monday, February 29, 2016

Spice Drawer Organization!

Spice Drawer Organization!

Hello Everyone!  I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this new year.  As part of my goals for 2016, my mission to organize our home and keep it clutter free continues.  Today I wanted to share with you guys my most recent organization project, so let's go to my kitchen. 


Here is the problem area I decided to tackle this week - our spice drawer.  I really like having our spices in this drawer as opposed to the cabinet above, but as you can see, it's far from organized and it's not pleasing to the eye.  An area that bothered me to no end, but I wanted this project to be as economical as possible.


I searched for spice jars online and was pretty close to buying some on Amazon, but last week I spotted these at Target and didn't even hesitate to buy three sets.  Target's Dollar Spot to the rescue once again.

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I contemplated buying labels but I didn't realize how expensive they can get.  Since I wanted to keep the cost down, I decided to go to my trusted source for printables (hello, Pinterest!) and create my own.  These are super cute and customizable as well, win-win.  


I knew I had to protect them somehow and luckily I had one self-seal laminating sheet left. These are one sided and were perfect for this project.  Here's a quick tip - if you don't have self-laminating sheets, you can use clear packing tape and it works just as well.  I used clear tape on two of the jars and you can't even tell the difference.


I then proceeded to cut my labels. 


Here is my first completed jar.


And here is what they all look like in the drawer, see how amazing they look!  I am so happy with how this project turned out.  I will keep an eye out for a better adhesive though because my double sided tape is not working as well as I thought.  Labels are in place but the sides do lift a little bit...nothing major though.  


I decided to line the drawer to prevent the jars from moving every time I opened it.  The one I found was only $1.99 and has been working out so well, plus the color is a very pretty soft gray.  


I hope you guys found this post helpful and maybe it gave you some ideas on how to spice up your cabinet/spice drawer.  This was a relatively easy and fairly inexpensive project.  Check out your Target Dollar Spot section for these jars if you are interested in recreating this project, 5 jars for $3 is a pretty good deal.  

Thank you for reading!


Karina


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bathroom Decor & Organization

Happy Sunday!

Another room in our house is done and is officially crossed off my list, well at least for now.  You see, in our house there is no such thing as a room being fully complete as things always change around here.  I like to keep things fresh by moving things around, it's all mental but it works.  As far as this room is concerned, I wanted a neutral color palette and a relatively simple look.








For more details about this room check out my corresponding video below.


I hope you are all doing fantastic!

Karina







Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall is Here!

It's no secret that Fall is my favorite season, with Christmas being my favorite holiday, so you can imagine my excitement when I began to notice the leaves changing color.  I really wanted to capture  our surroundings as we say goodbye to Summer and transition into Fall.  Let's take a look at what has caught my eye as well as a few goodies I have been enjoying so far.

Loving this pop of bright redish color around our neighborhood.


We have these trees all around us.


Going for a walk around the neighborhood and seeing all these 
yellow leaves makes my heart happy.


Here's that bright red color again.


Sipping some tea in my new favorite mug!


This Pumpkin Spice Brulee tea from Teavana is incredibly delicious, so so good.  Compliments of my sweet husband who knows me so well.


He also bought these vanilla shorbread cookies to go along with my tea - they were scrumptious.  
It was quite the combination! 


I love anything pumpkin (well, almost anything), and being that it's pumpkin season, I have been enjoying making these pumpkin protein smoothies.  You can find the recipe here if you like pumpkin as much as I do.


Wished we lived in this neighborhood, it's so beautiful!






Netflix finally added Fixer Upper!  I've heard so many good things about this show and all I can say is that it certaintly lived up to the hype.  Joanna is incredible at what she does and Chip has such a cute personality - he made me laugh out loud so many times.  I already finished season 1 and I can't hardly wait for season 2.  Good job Joanna and Chip!


Happy Fall everyone!  I hope all of you are enjoying it so far.

Karina





Wednesday, October 7, 2015

First Month in a New City!

While going through my camera roll I came across some pictures I took during our first month in our new city, and I thought it would be fun to go down memory lane with you.  We have yet to discover so much more but here are some of the places/things we've come across and loved.  

One of my first positive experiences in our new city is this incredibly delicious bagel, it's so simple yet so good!  


I came across this cute little shop by the beach, love all the color!



We drove to downtown Portland shortly after moving in to check out this very popular ice cream place.  My sister in law told us about it after seeing it appear on Food Network (apparently it was rated #3 nationwide). I ordered their Petunia Strawberry Rhubard Pie flavor on a homemade cone, and I have to say that it was very very good, we're definitely going back.





That same day we stopped by Blue Star Donuts after hearing rave reviews from locals.  We were told they sell the best tasting donuts in Portland, not sure about the statement since we just moved here, but my classic sugar donut was very good.  


We visited our first farmer's market and I was blown away by the selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, not to mention the beautiful flowers.  My husband bought me a beautiful bouquet for only $5, crazy!






This corn was one of the sweetest I've every eaten.  I've been enjoying shopping for our produce at our local farmer's markets every week, love them!


Then there is this beautiful forest.







Thank you so much for coming along with me!  Have a blessed week. :)

Karina