Thursday, June 23, 2011

I Actually Kept a New Year's Resolution!





Well... every once and a while you make a New Year's Resolution ....and actually keep it! My pantry is one of those "big plans" that we actually got done.

Let's take a look behind the door...
I feel pretty lucky in the fact that most of the "canned " goods go in another pantry. So I have plenty of room to organize.

One of the first things that I had my husband do for me was add these racks to the inside of the door....I think that I got them at Target. I got all of my spice jars from World Market and the labels are from Martha Stewart.

The top shelf is hot beverages...

Second Shelf...More spices, vinegars and rubs.

A shelf for baking stuff...

A shelf for sauces and handy stuff... and a shelf for pasta, rice, crackers, and nuts!

I hope that gives you some ideas for your pantry... Here's the best part...We did this right after the first part of the year...and I took the pictures the other day. Honestly! It has stayed nice and neat and organized. I'm shocked!

What about you?

Do you feel like your a better cook when your organized?



24 comments:

Lisa said...

I can so relate. Yes I am a better cook when my pantry is sorted. I'm so happy that yours has stayed that way. I know that feeling of joy. It looks lovely by the way.

x

Donna, The Decorated House said...

I work very hard to keep from being jealous, but whoops... all that lovely space to play with your pantry. It looks wonderful!
Love that tablecloth in your last post, too.

Olga said...

I love your pantry! Just today I was cleaning my kitchen cupboards and was dreaming about a nice and neat pantry. My kitchen is very small with only a few cupboards, but I hope that one day I will have a big kitchen and a pantry too.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your pantry looks great and it really is organized well. We just renovated our kitchen and I now have a proper pantry with roll out trays. I love it as I can see everything better. What is the blue strip on the edge of the shelves? Just wondering. Pamela

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am impressed ! :D My pantry should look so good. My problem is - I don't cook like I use to, so don't stock and organize like I did in the past. I need to make a note: Clean out and organize pantry.

Melissa said...

I think that is key - finding organization that works for you - when you do, it is easy - apparently, this works for you!!

It looks great...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I need those shelves for my pantry door, more than I can tell you!!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Liz your pantry looks so pretty, neat and tidy! I love the sweet pantry sign on the door. My daughter organized my pantry a couple months ago and it still looks great!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Elaine said...

Organized and charming. Love your pantry, everything is easy find and exactly where it should be! You and your husband created a perfect spot.

I am always a better cook with organization otherwise I might forget an ingredient!

Behind Margery's Daw! said...

Hi Liz. Thanks for leaving a comment and joining me as a follower of my blog xxx

I love your pantry too! Do you get as much satisfaction from it as I do mine, I can just stand in the doorway with a big smile on my face!! Sad I know, but hey!!

Susan T said...

I would just love a pantry like that, and yes I feel so much more 'together' in the kitchen when it is organised. I start to feel a bit 'Nigella' and think about baking cakes.

Noas' Libellule said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE your pantry, I only have one drawer for my spices etc, but it is quite conveniently placed on my left hand-side when I cook! I do love being organised, cannot think otherwise!

Natasha said...

I'm sending a link to this post to my mum. She would love all of your ideas. This is so organised and really lovely to look at as well. Great job!

Best wishes and happy Friday,
Natasha.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Well, I am impressed and I have pantry envy. I only have as mall cabinet in my laundry room, so I have to stay organized or I am in BIG trouble!

Cindy said...

Hi LIz,
I definitely feel like I am a better cook when I stay organized. I want to know where everything is in my kitchen and then I can quickly get it when it is time to cook!
I love your pantry, the fact that everything is right at hand is a lovely idea.
I don't have one cupboard for that I actually have about four. But they are all small and they do the trick!
Good for you that you have kept it tidy and organized, that is the tricky part!
Hugs, Cindy

Katherines Corner said...

Well done, looks great!!!Hoping your weekend is a sweet one. Thinking of you and sending ♥
P.S. I never make resolutions I always feel bad when I don't keep them :-)

Mrs. No-No said...

WOW!!! So very very beautiful. I would probably feel like a better cook if I had a set up like that! But....I wouldn't know since it's never happened!!! :)

Have a great weekend!
Carla
PS Thanks for commenting on my Dave R post two weeks ago - I mentioned your comment here: http://mrsnonoknows.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-are-you-reading_24.html

Mimi said...

HI LIZ!!!!
Great job!!!
Have you made your reservation for that ladies Christian thing in Sept???I still have it by my phone, but wanted to make sure you were still going with me!!!
Hugs,
jamie

Lisa said...

Your pantry looks great Liz! It's amazing you've been able to keep it so organized for so long! Great job!

Honey at 2805 said...

Is it possible to have pantry envy? I've never seen one so neat!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am reading the Provence Cure next week. It looks promising!

Actually, I am glad I read My American Unhappiness. I truly could not tell whether the author believed all of Zeke's nonsense because Zeke is such a complete mess! I thought it was funny that Zeke's mom watched Fox News and Zeke scoffed about it being "fair and balanced", yet Zeke got most of his news from NPR. As if NPR is fair and balanced. Riiiiiight. But Dean P. is a very good writer, I will certainly give him that.

Thanks for stopping by, and you can read my Literary Friday post about The Provence Cure on Friday, July 8th.

Sorry I had to post this here, but I had no way of emailing you since you left a "no reply" comment.

~Ricki Jill

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Enjoyed the pictures of your pantry-- am looking for pantry pictures myself and ideas. I currently don't have a pantry so all the good ideas I can get will help me decide what to do.
As for your question... no. but I do feel better organized when I'm organized! lol...
enjoyed the post, over from MCS kitchen party, Pat

Janna said...

Wow, you guys really changed stuff around! Looks good!

Emreen said...

Beautifully organized pantry..Loved the door sign....
Oh ! I love those labels from Martha Stewart...!!
I have been thinking about a neat pantry for ages now... !! This post has inspired me to take it up sooner.. !!