Sunday, October 16, 2011

Items Added To My Etsy Shop!

These are wreaths that hubby and I have just completed.  They are now available in our Etsy shop ~ A Touch of Borelli

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gathering My Roses GIVEAWAY!!

Gathering My Roses is offering a great GIVEAWAY!  Please visit her page to enter!

"I'm going to be giving away a Mystery Basket loaded with goodies: Beauty, Food, Books, Office Supplies, Beverage... a little bit of this and that! Some samples will be full-sized, some will be small, sample sized. ALL will be unopened, and unused! "

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I have become a Pinterest addict!  Last week, I spent many hours perusing the web & other Pinterest boards looking for all the things I would like to do, see, make, dream about, or repin.  While putting together my Organization Board, I found photo after photo, blog after blog, entailing everyone's beautifully organized pantries.  I couldn't stand it any longer, so I spent my Friday night pulling everything out of our kitchen pantry and spread it out all over the counters, the dining room table, the couch, wherever there was space....and my pantry is NOT very big! Did I take photos of the before?  NOOOOoooooo!  Did I take photos of my home filled with pantry items?  NOOOOoooooo!  BUT, I have photos of the thereafter!!  It may be the cleanest and most organized pantry I have had the pleasure to enjoy.  I am so proud! :o)

Most of the containers were already in my possession (just empty and scattered about the pantry).  So, now everything has a home in it's own container and a space on the shelf.  I know exactly what we have and where it is.....such a great feeling! 

Thank you Pinterest for a fun-filled Friday night!  I am sure most of my Pinterest friends were doing the exact same thing on a weekend night, right?  Please share if you did!  I sure don't want to believe I was partying alone!

The only thing we have left to do in the pantry is to install a few racks on the inside of the pantry door to store baggies, wraps, and foil.

So, now it's on to the hall closet.  And, then maybe the nightmare of all nightmares.....our Master bedroom closet.  It is full of crafting items that need to be organized.  I cringe to even think of beginning that project!  But, I know in the end, the closet, my hubby, and I will be that much happier when we can find what we are looking for, and not have to run to the craft store or Dollar Tree to pick up items we know we already have, but no idea as to where to find them.  And, as one who never pays full price, last minute shopping is not my favorite thing to do!

Oh, and the very best part of it could I forget?  While organizing Friday night, I was thinking to myself how nice it would be to have a nice spice rack.  Not just any spice rack, but a fairly decent one.  I started thinking about the cost of one, and put it to the back of my mind thinking maybe I would run across a great sale or find one in the thrift store while out meandering one day.  It was POURING rain, which in Houston, is an absolute blessing!  Why I decided to take out the trash to the compactor is beyond any wild reasoning!  Apparently, it was meant to be.  Something out there was calling my name! Or, I am a nut!  I put our trash bags in the trunk of the car, and drove over to the trash compactor.  And, guess what??!!! There sitting next to the compactor, was my "new" spice rack!  No kidding!!  I brought it home excitedly (and soaking wet), dumped out all the spices, and began cleaning each and every jar and lid.....all 20 of them!  I am just about as happy as a pig in slop, but sometimes that's an easy thing for me!  It doesn't take much to make me happy.  

I love things clean, organized, and clutter free!  I keep opening the pantry door to assure myself I am not dreaming.  I love admiring my work.

Any other nut out there cleaning and organizing on a Friday night?