Sunday, January 22, 2012

Um, where is week 2&3?

Okay, okay, I lost a little steam.  It's better to try and fail then not try at all right?  Thought so!  With that said I have an update.  Week 2 was about cabinets and cupboards and week 3 was about pantry and food storage areas.  Well for me the two go hand and hand... why?  Because for me to really do what I want to, and not settle, I have to do some switching around of the two.... Oye!  And when I say not settle I mean spending a little cash O'la.  With Levi's first birthday party approaching, this Saturday, and not wanting to over spend. I had put it on hold a bit.  I have been spending time doing some other much needed cleaning and have spent a good amount of time going through the kids cloths, yuck, my least favorite thing ever.  Anyway I had some time tonight to do some digging and see how I can accomplish what I want to do, without breaking the bank, oh and not mention surpassing the limitations of my Mrs. Fit It qualities.  So here's the plan.
Corner Cabinet, nuff said.
.......but I'm gonna say more anyway.

I have a love hate relationship with this cabinet.  I love that it can hold a lot, I hate how things can get lost so easily in there.  I was looking for a lazy susan type solution.  First I found something that I could put in place of the shelves all together, very expensive and I am not sure if I could install it myself.  Then I went searching for lazy susans big enough that it would be worth while to put on my shelves also expensive, I just kept thinking there has to be a better way....  and then it hit me.  I'm sure I could buy parts for the lazy susan and my own round wood and make it a DIY project. And that's just what I went searching for tonight.  For about $4 each I can get the hardware and it says it can hold up to 500lbs!  I know my baking stuff weighs a lot but I think these babies can handle it!  So when I drive to town on Tuesday I am gonna try and stop and pick a couple up.  I say a couple because I store some large bowls at the top and like that part just the way it is, no need for fix'n. :)

And that brings me to my baking stuff.  My supply is increasing at a rapid pace and quickly outgrowing my designated area.  I was a fool to think that one drawer in my pantry would do it....  See the Crisco, jar of yeast, and bottles of food coloring sitting on the next shelf up?  Yup, this stuff needs a new home.  It will all be taking up new residence in the corner cabinet but only, ONLY, after the lazy susan project is complete. Or I will never be able to find anything, and with making Levi's Micky Mouse cake on Friday, that just wont do!

Oh and I forgot to mention the small cabinet above my stove and microwave is also filled with baking supplies, I know what your thinking and "No, you can never have to much sprinkles, chocolate chips, food coloring, extracts, and candy melts, just to name a few of my favorites! ;)

Next up is the spice cabinet....  I wish I could make the cabinet front pull out  and have the shelves pull out with it, anyone know what I'm talking about here?  This project will take a bit of thinking and planning.  Once again I could buy something but I just think the cost is crazy!  I'm sure I could make something happen with some drawer slides but I just can't invest the time into this one right now.  But I figure, at least I know how I want to fix this, I just don't know how to do it yet. ;)  I might call my local Handy Man or maybe have him take a glace and give this grasshopper some advice!

So, no real action has been going on over here, but I have been working on adorable things for Levi's birthday party!  I'll post that stuff, when I get some of it completed.  I have a few things in the work in progress stage.  Haha, work in progress, that's my whole life right now....

Happy… Um, trying to Organize!
The Mrs.


  1. A few comments: 1)You DID know what I was thinking! That's why you and Vicki got the "intervention needed" text the other day from the "sprinkles" aisle at HL! ;) 2)Great Job! 3)If you get a local Handy Man, send him over here! And 4)Is it Happy....Um Trying to organize! The Mrs. OR is it Happy...Um....Trying to organize the Mrs. ?? I suspect the latter.

  2. You are really thinking things out here. Love the fact that you are looking for DIY ways. It will be great when it is done. :)
    And good luck finding that local handyman ;)

  3. Thanks for keeping it real! lol I'm also doing this 52 wk challenge & wks 3 & 4 have gone by w/o a whole lot of action in my house! But today is a new day :) keep up the good work


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