Monday, January 14, 2013

Louisa is in the Pantry

Every time the Mr and I move it’s the same thing:

HOW CAN WE GET MORE ORGANIZED?!

When we first moved into the new house this is what our pantry looked like
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YIKES!!!!  I cannot believe I just showed you this picture! lol  I promise I’m not a slob!  I would like to think of myself as a pretty organized person, but when we moved I just threw everything in the pantry just so that I could start getting rid of boxes.  However, since the kitchen is my favorite part of the new house, I knew that the pantry couldn’t stay this chaotic for long.

My blogging buddy, and football smack-talking amiga, Amy from One Artsy Mama inspired me to tackle my pantry.  (Do you know Amy? If not, you really need to go check out her blog. She’s amazing!) Amy got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and has been going to town creating so many projects.  I purchased my Silhouette last July and it has been sitting in the box for months now. How lame is that?!?!?!? So it was time to bust out my Silhouette and get to work.  Since Amy named her new Silhouette “Cammie”, we decided I needed to name mine too. So, I would like to introduce you to Louisa.cd133576bb2f11e1a39b1231381b7ba1_7
Isn’t she a beauty? What a great addition to our family she is :-) As soon as she was out of her box she was put to good use, getting us organized again.
I had a mess.
I had Louisa, my Silhouette.
Amy gave me inspiration.
Time to get organized!
First thing I did was take a short visit to The Container Store.  If you have never been to this store, let me tell you, it is HEAVEN for the Type A personality (aka ME!).  I purchased various sized mason jars (love!), open faced baskets, and white washed wooden bins.Collage 1

The car was packet with goodies and Louisa was ready!!Collage 2

This is how I have been keeping my dry pantry items.  I kept them in ziplock bags because I hate the idea of bugs.  I’m a bit neurotic about it so I take every precaution.  DSC_0809-2
But as soon as I had the jars I switched them from the bags.  I wrote the contents on each jar with a dry erase marker. DSC_0813-2DSC_0811-2I made a jar for brown sugar, all-purpose flour, self-rising flour, sugar, white rice, brown rice, bisquick, cake flour, quick oats, and loose pasta.DSC_0810-2
Using my Silhouette software I made the labels with a pharmacy font.Collage 3

I put the labels on the jars and organized the boxes and baskets in the pantry.  What do you think?DSC_0015-2DSC_0016-2DSC_0816-2DSC_0814-2
I can definitely find everything now and I love the way the jars look.  It really adds a nice touch to my new kitchen.  What should Louisa and I do next?
We are on a roll getting this place in order, but is there a project you want to see Louisa and I do next?
Linking up at Liz Marie's Hop To It Party

26 comments:

DaisyGirl said...

Look'n good!!! Pantries can be a real headache. Straightening ours is something I need to do real soon. In fact, this week I'm hoping to get something to help organize all of our spices. It's a bit unconventional what I plan to do but I'm hoping it works. ha!! {I store my dry ingredients like you did previously...for the same reason!! haha!!}

Bri Buzali said...

This looks SO great! You've inspired me to tackle my pantry, my roomie and I have a disaster!

Meg O. said...

I love the idea of huge mason jars for the dry goods! I need to get my toosh over to the container store and grab some! I also need a cameo.

Joy said...

Okay, I'm gonna need you and Louisa to stop by the container store and head to my house ASAP!!!! Seriously jealous of those mason jars!!!!

The Style Chronicles said...

LOVE!! I am still not sure exactly what "Louisa" does, but I am googling it. You have inspired a pantry clean out!! Enjoy the cold snap!
XX ~ E

Elenie Counts said...

Stopping by from the link up! You did an awesome job Girl! Love those labels on the jars. :) You have yourself a new follower!

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Susan Fleming said...

Love it now I need to do mine

Leslie said...

I love your pantry! Now I want to do that with mine!

Amy said...

Super duper cute and fabulous {just like you}!! Yay for Louisa and yay for her first project. Proud of you! <3

Emily said...

It looks good! Nice organizing.

Meg Cady said...

I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS. OBSESSED. I want a pretty pantry!!!


Keep the new house stuff cominnnnnng Im LOVING it!

katie lake said...

You did SUCH a good job! I need one of these machines!

Jessica K said...

I have been putting off my pantry organization for months now! I have a Silhouette, but not a Cameo..BOO! 6 months after I got mine, they came out with that one. Hubs said mine was fine!! I need to name mine! I'll have to put my to good use as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

Brandi said...

Huge, huge difference!! Love your mad organizing skills. A trip to the container store is in my future!

Irish Italian Blessings said...

So fancy!!! Come do mine next :D

sherri lynn said...

Girl your pantry looks GOOD! I love your pretty labels! Louisa can make some magic! :) And your mason jars and all of the stuff you got at the container store looks so fun! I love organizing everything into bins/baskets/containers... it really does help keep things organized!

Heather said...

Come do mine next?

Domesticable said...

BEWARE of moths. We had ONE get into the house and it decided to procreate all up in our pantry...they apparently love cardboard which is why i don't keep any in our house...well try to limit it as much as possible. It's hard though.

Lura
x

Shannon said...

I absolutely LOVE those jars with the labels! We're getting a container store in the next few months so now I am even more excited to go!! Ahh!! :)

Shannon
Shannon Loves Design
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Nichole Sacco said...

These look great!! I really need to organize my pantry. I just got a cameo for Christmas so I'm new to the Silhouette products. Did you print these from your printer and then have the cameo cut them? What type of label paper did you use?

NK said...

I'm so jealous of your Cameo :(! It makes me feel less organized that I don't have one after seeing this post hahaha.

Ange said...

So much better! Don't you love a good before and after, even if you have to bare your disorganized pantry to the world? I just redid my pantry in September and now I love opening the door. So jealous you have a silhouette, I wish I had one! Love the labels you made, they look beautiful on your new containers! Great job!

Kristen Danielle said...

Is that just vinyl you used in Louisa? We have vinyl for ours but haven't tried using it yet. How are you liking Louisa? Do I sound ridiculous calling your cameo by her name? Lol I need to name mine...

Mandi Roach said...

Love, love, love the jars! I think I've seen it cross my Pinterest screen, but I must get myself organized and this is an easy, doable place to start. Thank you for the inspiration! xoxo

Lindsey Nicole said...

OMG that thing looks like more fun than I know what to do with!!! I want to bring my boring stuff over for you to label it lol

SO CUTE!

Julia Forshee said...

I must say I didn't think your pantry looked that bad to start with, but when you were finished I could definitely see a difference. I loved the labeling on the glass!! I recently started a Thursday link-up party (yes, today:), and I would really love to see this post and/or any others you would like to include. I am at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there and for many more Thursday's to come!!

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