Thursday, November 15, 2007

Productivity

Yesterday was one of the most productive days I've had in a long time. The pantry looks awesome and there is no expired food or stale crackers to be found and you can see the floor! :) Hopefully we can keep it that way! Now that I'm menu planning, I really don't need a full pantry but I'm adding things into our menus to use some of it up and if something is a good deal, I will buy extra. My pantry staples are crackers, pasta, refried beans, canned beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, canned fruit, baking supplies, and chicken broth. That way I know I can have company at any time without worrying about food and I don't have to shop for everything every week. Here's a picture of the finished project:
The other big thing that got done yesterday was painting our guest bedroom. We are in the process of re-doing our room (bought a new bed, re-organizing, accessorizing etc. - no painting) and are moving furniture and changing what goes where. :) So...it was a good time to get this project done before we move the "new" furniture in. After the boys went to bed, I cut in and Andrew rolled. It went so fast and it made me wonder why it's taken us almost 4 years to get it done. :) I don't think it will need a full 2nd coat just touch up here and there!
I'm motivated - I really find it fun doing projects and seeing the transformation. I really want to keep it up...maybe not quite that pace... :)

8 comments:

liz said...

i can't believe how good your pantry looks! that's awesome.:) and cool that you got the guest bedroom painted too. i know what you mean about the satisfaction of seeing the transformation. i even get excited when i do something as small as clean out my fridge.:)
i need to work on some drawings before i head for work... so hope you have another great day!:)

Heather L. said...

Your pantry looks so GREAT! I can't wait until mine looks like that. :) I'm glad you are getting some of your projects done this week, in time for the company. I've been thinking about you!

Catherine said...

The pantry looks great!

Rebecca said...

Wow your pantry look great! And I'm impressed you painted you guest room in one evening. :)

Monica said...

Good for you!! You're making me want to go down and straighten out mine right now. I'd love to see the floor again:)

Jen said...

yay! Can you come down to Dallas and do that for me? I don't have the excuse of kiddos and such, but it still gets very disorganized very fast :)

Barbie said...

Ok, my pantry needs organized big time! When are you available? lol!! Yours looks awesome! And painting too. Wow... you go girl. :)

Jenna said...

Great job Alaina!