Do you remember my post about Brownies + Needing Chocolate = Chaos?
It was from a few years ago, but it’s a perfect tie into our Clutter Countdown Challenge.
I know all of you foodie loving readers can understand the complexity of those side tracked moments when one simple brownie recipe led to the dis-organizational disaster that occurred in my baking/spices cabinet above.
Two great things ensued as a result of that morning. First, my No Food Waste Week began where creativity cultivated some great new concoctions, and secondly, I came up with a sure proof way to organize, inventory and store my spices.
As I decluttered and re-organized my baking and spice cabinet, it is embarrassing to admit the number of multiple seasonings I had lurking in corners. Yes, three garlic powders (good thing we love garlic), two Red Pepper Flakes (due to my new love of homemade Chinese), two Cumins…well, you get the idea, so this handy dandy Printable Pantry Spice Inventory Check List will be just the thing to help me (and you) stay on top of seasoning organization as well. [Read More...]
It’s always interesting how various aspects of my real life never makes it to my online life and vice versa. This is one of them. Many in my real life and church don’t know I have a blog and most of you don’t know I’m involved with music.
It’s probably been over a year since I’ve shared an area that holds my heart – worship through music.
It’s during these moments when the worries of the week are set aside and I’m brought right into the presence of the Lord.
I invite you to join me. I just love this set of songs and it’s rare that we do a totally acoustic set, so this was a lot of fun.
I am so blessed to be able to offer up praise this way. It’s such a wonderful way to start the week.
(If reading this through email, you’ll have to click over to watch and listen.)
It’s half way through the month and our Clutter Countdown Challenge is well underway. While I haven’t hit 15 minutes of decluttering every day because of travel and weekend obligations, I’ve made such amazing headways and it feels wonderful.
My goal is to have made serious progress by the holidays and each day I’m one step closer.
When we think of time management, I understand that we each have the same amount of time. I also know that it’s how we choose to live it that makes the difference. Right now, I’m staying focused and it’s amazing how 15 minutes a day allows for some serious progress. Who ever said it had to be all or nothing?
As I declutter and organize, I want to make sure I am not just clearing surfaces and stuffing the items somewhere else. I want to make sure I’m implementing a system to keep the space organized. My desire is to have spots that are beautiful, functional and easy to maintain.
In deciding whether to keep something, I’m really trying to be honest and ask myself,
“Does this __”xyz”__ help me accomplish my work or enjoy my life?”
If not, it’s clutter!
A few months ago, I received a storage piece from Sauder and I am enjoying it now even more than when I received it.
Why? Because it’s been a key workhouse during my Clutter Countdown Challenge.
This week I decided to tackle our crafts. [Read More...]