A Unique Way to Organize Your Spices!

It’s the age-old question of kitchen masters everywhere: how can I best organize my spices?

While this answer is probably different for each cook, baker and/or kitchen, I knew I needed to get a bit of a handle on mine! Here’s how I had them stored in my pantry:

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Not too bad, in the grand scheme of things. (Note: I have a countertop spice rack, as well, but these are all my extra ones!)

But when I took a look at this I realized how much space they were taking up in my pantry. And I’m all about using extra space creatively to store things in, so I got to looking my pantry over. Have you seen my pantry? Take a look:

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Three Things I Did This Weekend That Made My Life Easier

If you’re like me, you’re busy. Even the weekends are busy. I can’t count the number of times on a Friday I’ve been like, “Thank God it’s Friday!” and then said, “Oh…wait…I have just as much to do in the next two days as I did in the last five…”

However, this past weekend, I did three simple things (that didn’t take me long at all) and they honestly made my life a little bit easier.

1. I purchased a scrub brush for our shower

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One of the selling points when we bought this house was the HUGE shower in the Master Bathroom. I still love that shower, but it’s not the easiest thing in the world to clean. Mostly because it’s so big…but also because it’s all tile. Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed that I NOTICE the dirtiness when I’m actually in there taking shower, so I decided to fix that issue. I purchased the scrub brush, filled it with soap, and, for the past three days, as I’ve been in the shower I’ve searched for any bit of dirt I could find, and then spent a couple minutes at the end of my shower scrubbing it and then washing it down with our detachable shower head. Perfecto!

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On the Road in October

Well, due to the series we had going on the first week of November, we’re just now getting to the monthly “On the Road” post! It’s now November 13. WOW. Where in the world is the time going?! As the tradition goes, let’s take a look at the previous month and see what the top five posts were here on The Road to Domestication in October. Ready?

1. Make Your Own Laundry Cream…like these folks did! – This was a fantastic story about a couple who set out on a new venture together!

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2. On Cutting Corners – In this one I took a “from-scratch” recipe and showed you how to make it just a lil’ easier!

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3. On Re-Organizing the Pantry – One of my favorite posts of the month! I’m still so happy with the way my pantry turned out!

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4. Pumpkin & Cheese Spice Bread – This was definitely a YUMMY post!

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5. A Prayer for Busy Women – I’m glad this one was one of the favorites of the month, because I need to be reminded of this often! And who doesn’t love a free printable?!

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Well, there they are! The top 5 posts of October! Did YOU like them? Which one was your favorite?

On Re-Organizing the Pantry

Although the pantry in our home now is MUCH bigger and better than the one we had in our apartment, it’s still pretty easy for things to clutter up in there.

The first time I went to The Container Store, I saw something that I KNEW would help, but I just wasn’t prepared to purchase it then. I hadn’t been able to get it off my mind (have you been there?) so when I took a couple friends to The Container Store last weekend for their first experience, I was well-prepared to purchase. I even had a gift card, a coupon, AND there was a sale!

Here’s the pantry before:

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