mellowed out

I'm back from a lovely, peaceful, relaxing vacation, and I am feeling so much better. I think I needed that more than I thought I did.

We're in the midst of the post-vacation unpacking and catching up frenzy. The lettuce is taking over, the tomatoes are up to my waist, and the lawn is getting ready to take over the neighbourhood. I need to go to the library after P wakes up to return some long overdue books (oops) and pay for one he shredded. Note: don't give the boy a flap book to take in his crib for a nap.

I have so many fun pictures to share from our little holiday, and I can't wait to catch up with all of you. In the meantime, here's a little project I tackled before we left. Pantry cupboard before:

And after:
This is the kind of thing that I can picture someone looking at and thinking "Could she possibly have any more time on her hands, if she's posting pictures of pantry cupboards?" But it is so satisfying to know what I have, and where everything is again. Oh, and the Craisins were on serious sale, which is why there's such an abundance in the cupboard. Do you see all of my Yogi tea? Mmm. The vodka isn't my afternoon fix, but my vanilla, and even though it looks kind of funny there, that shelf is the perfect place for my 2 cup measuring cup. What do your cupboards look like?


  1. Glad you guys had a nice holiday! I am envious of your tidy shelves. We have enough food to last for weeks, but mostly because we keep buying things again, because we can't find them! It's a sad state of affairs. One day I, too, hope to take a picture of my tidy pantry that I could share with the World :)

  2. Oh, welcome back. Can't wait to see vacation pictures. I'll have to do some tidying up before I show you my cupboard :-)

  3. I'm so glad you had a nice break! Your shelves look lovely. Let's just say that mine are not quite as, er, picturesque...


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