We all dream of what our dream home looks like, right? Well, mine is clean (does anyone actually dream of a dirty house?!), filled with lots of natural light, and very well organized. I can't help but scroll through Pinterest or Instagram and hate everything about my kitchen situation.
For those of you who have been here with me since the beginning, you're familiar with our first home -the true Dresden Avenue. I loved that house so much for all of it's original charm and character, but the pantry situation was bad. It was about 24 inches wide, only 6 inches deep, and had maybe 5 shelves. It was rough, but we made it work since at the time, it was only Dane and I.
When we decided to move, we knew our next house would be where we would raise our babies, so I had imagined a pantry big enough for our future family. I even created a Pinterest board to save all of my inspiration and organization ideas. Well, as luck would have it, we found a house that had a separate garage space for our workshop, it was newly remodeled and had SO much yard space for our pups. The problem was that we would be going from a very small pantry situation, to no pantry at all. You win some, you loose some.
I'm always up for a good challenge, so I'm setting out to create the organized kitchen I've always dreamed of, with or without a dang pantry.
So first up was my dream spice drawer. Something about having them all laid out, easily seen, with pretty labels just nerds me out. Dane thinks I'm psychotic, but whatever. Maybe I am.
I bought the glass spice jars on Amazon for a great deal! You can find the exact jars I bought here. I bought 36 of them, and they come with a collapsible funnel, plastic shaker lids, the metal caps, 2 kinds of jar labels, and a chalk marker.
Obviously I didn't have a need for the labels, but I kept them so that I could use them for any future projects I may come up with. Maybe I can use them when creating and organizing my pantry?!
I have a Cricut Maker, so I was determined to make the custom labels myself. They are inspired from the labels I found on this Etsy shop. The only thing I didn't like about them was the numbers on them. I really don't think I could've lived knowing I had missing our out of order numbers, so I nixed those. But most everything else is very similar.
I think I may have Dane build me a spice holder to slide into this drawer so that the tops sit up a little higher. I think it may make it easier to get them out of the drawer when I need them.
Most of the spices I have are ones that I've gotten from the grocery store, but I do have a few that I've put together myself. You can find my Everything Bagel recipe here, and my Fajita seasoning blend here.
My next project will be organizing my fridge and putting together a pantry in one of our cabinets. Be sure to follow along over on my Instagram page, and send any and all inspiration my way! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!