Monday 24 August 2020

Homemaking Mondays: Fresh Organization

I hope you are all having a nice day! 

I'd like to share with you a few of the fresh organization things I've been 
working on this week. 

I have a counter/ table thing in my kitchen that seems to just
be a catch all for everything. 
So....I decided to make a nice little spot to put often used things.
I grabbed a silver basket my husband had and I put things 
like flashlights in there. Then I found
this shelf thing that fit over it nicely. 
I put a doily under the kleenex just for pretty. 

Then I have a pen jar.  I have my chalkboard markers there 
because I use them to label my canisters.
Plus we always need to know where a pair of scissors are.
I have a metal bowl that has a magnet in it so it
holds all sorts of odds and ends from paper clips
to small nails. :) 
Then we had this fun Ring for a Hug bell and yes, it gets used. 

I have a big spider plant that has lots of babies right now.
They look so fun and fresh.
Soon they'll go into some soil to start a new plant. 
No one can really have too many plants can they?

So this is the full view. 
The calendar on top. 
A couple schedules for the family 
for working times in the kitchen.

Then I set up a spot with an old wooden letter box 
for some envelopes. 
We also keep our chore cards in there 
and some extra note paper. 
The blue box to the left is full of stamps.

I also had a cute little shelf that needed a new coat of paint. 
I used a nice light blue with an eggshell finish.
I put it up in my room as a nightstand.
I put some of my knick knacks 
on it...I don't have a lot. 
I have a wind up lamp and a tea cup candle on top. 
I did add my battery powered clock and a box of kleenex later. 
I usually have my clock next to my bed on the floor...
but this makes me get up to shut it off. 
Strategic for me! :) 

This is my side of the room.  
I thought the little shelf fit perfectly in. 
The rocking chair is my great grandmother's and 
I love it to just relax in later in the evening before 
it's time to shut off the lights.  
The little rag rug I made a few years ago and it's
still holding up well. 

Little touches of pretty things that do practical things to. 
Makes the place feel fresh and happy. 

At the beginning of the post I put up a picture of some
pretty papers on just plain old 
banana chocolate chip muffins.
Sometimes the simple touch of something pretty 
changes everything. 

Praying you have a beautiful day! 

Love and Prayers,


mamasmercantile said...

You are organising and making your home so pretty, I love the rocking chair.

TrishB said...

It looks very nice Jennifer, so homey and pretty

Sister in the Mid-west said...

What home making inspiration! I really like the "ring for hugs" bell. That is so cute!

Margie said...

The banana chocolate chip muffins look delish!

I don't like clutter so I like how you used the basket to keep things organize. That bell is adorable!

Linda Shukri said...

I love your organizational project. Looks so nice! I have a spot on our kitchen counter that has similar items there, though it does get messy from time to time. :-) Thanks for sharing your project!