Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Behind My Kitchen Cabinet Doors

I won't be swearing at or wrestling with my pots and pans and their lids anymore.
A two-tiered divided drawer is almost more than I need.  I'm still organizing; I'm sure I'll utilize every compartment eventually.  

I didn't know these pull-outs were even available until we started cabinet shopping.  Neat, huh?

I'm loving these lazy susans in this deep corner cabinet.  With our old cabinets, I had to lie on my stomach when I wanted to retrieve objects from far in the back. 

I never dreamed I'd have such a fun kitchen.

We've even put this space to work for us with this tilt-out storage compartment. 
How about this?  I HATE looking for things.  This contraption puts several of my cleaning products at my fingertips. 

Why not?  We're peanut butter and bread addicts.   

A few files are easy to get to in this drawer.

Oh my, I'm repeating myself.  You've seen this already.  But dang, can life get much better!!

When I'm happy, I overflow.  Well, I'm very happy and I can't contain myself.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing what's behind my kitchen cabinet doors.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Our Updated Kitchen (New Floor Yet to Come)

There is nothing predictable about hickory.  We like its unique qualities. 
I took these pictures in the evening with the flash on my camera.  The colors may be a bit off.

Brown tile will provide a warmer look to our kitchen.  Hopefully, that project will be underway very soon. 
Our old cabinets served us well.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Out With The Old and In With The New

The kitchen cabinets in this photo were installed when we built our house back in 1972.  We've changed the color and hardware frequently over the years.  A few weeks ago, we ordered new cabinets.  As of yesterday, we have a garage full of new kitchen cabinets which will be installed very soon.   When that's done, we're having a new floor put down.

I can't wait to see the changes.  I'll share a photo when it's all done.    

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I'm Having Fun

I bought a package of five sixteen-inch, black, rubber-like cords at JoAnn Fabrics.  I love the way they fasten.  You simply push the small end into the large end.  Voila, you're good to go.   
That was my first move a few weeks ago.  Then, I bought a few assortments of colored beads.  I picked up this set today.  I found the beads at JoAnn Fabrics and at WalMart. 

I found some metal ones too.

I can add as many beads as I want to a cord and I can pick and choose the colors that coordinate with my outfits.

I'm thrilled because a 16-inch necklace works well for me the majority of the time.  I can combine them in an endless variety of colors, sizes and shapes.
I'm happy. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February's Challenge

This month I will focus on this:

Mentally strong people don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.

You don't see mentally strong people feeling sorry for their circumstances or dwelling on the way they've been mistreated.  They have learned to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, and they have an inherent understanding of the fact that frequently life is not fair.  They are able to emerge from trying circumstances with self-awareness and gratitude for the lessons learned.  When a situation turns out badly, they respond with phrases such as "Oh, well."  Or perhaps simply, "Next!"

(This is number 1 on a list of 13 things mentally strong people avoid which was compiled by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker.  The bank I use borrowed it from an article by Forbes Contributor David Williams; they printed it out and mailed it to their customers.  Thus, I have 13 awesome challenges to work on).


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mentally Strong People

                                        Mentally Strong People:

                 The 13 Things They Avoid

                    By Forbes Contributor Amy Morin

1.  They avoid wasting time feeling sorry for themselves.

2.  They avoid giving away their power.

3.  They avoid shying away from change.

4.  They avoid wasting energy on things they can't control.

5.  They avoid worrying about pleasing others.

6.  They avoid being fearful when taking calculated risks.

7.  They avoid dwelling on the past.

8.  They avoid making the same mistakes over and over.

9.  They avoid resenting other people's success.

10.  They avoid giving up after failure.

11.  They avoid fearing alone time.

12.  They avoid feeling the world owes them anything.

13.  They avoid expecting immediate results.