Home Goods Helps Me With Turquoise

IMG_2071I need a splash of color in my living room/kitchen area.  All the deep brown and beige needs a pop of fun color to lighten the rooms.  I adore turquoise and I have used this to decorate when I lived in Hoboken.  So I had some decorations to put in the rooms to see how the color would look-and it looked amazing!

Home Goods has the most amazing home decorations.  I found a foot stool for only $29.99.  The foot stool is knitted and from the children’s section.  I suggest that when you are adding a light pop of color, ALWAYS look at the kid’s area.  This is a great place to find cheap pieces that help finish your room.

I was also able to snag a vase for only $19.99.  The only thing I had to ad were the long twigs that stick out of the vase to add height to the decorations of the room.

I was able to buy a pretty canister to put my coffee in for only $9.99.  And, I bought a beautiful turquoise teapot which I love!  The teapot was $19.99.

Just adding these small touches of color really add a lot to a room.

 

My Pantry

On the top of the pantry, I have some kitchen gadgets such as, an onion chopper, cheese grater, and baskets for bread and chips.  The next shelf down I have my tea, sugar for coffee/tea, honey, and coffee.  Under that shelf, I have the salty snacks like pretzels, nuts, popcorn, etc.  The last shelf, I have canned items like sauce, rice, pasta, soup, baking needs like sugar and flour.

On the floor, I keep my lunch boxes (because I used to be a teacher), coolers, paper towels, and napkins.  I also keep my extra containers to hold my snacks.

 

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My Kitchen Island

In the one drawer of my island, I have my silverware and my kitchen scissors and peelers.

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In my other drawer, I have my cutting boards.  I use wood cutting boards and plastic.

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Under the island, I have all of my pots and pans, the colanders, mixing bowls, and roasting pan.

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My Kitchen Cabinets…Part 2

This is my spice cabinet.  On the top, I keep my baking sprinkles, cupcake wrappers, and baking needs like Crisco.  On the bottom, I keep my spices on the outside of the rack, but towards the inside, I have my large containers of salt, oil, vinegar, etc.  And on the outside, I have my cook books.

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I have my dishes and bowls in my cabinet by the refrigerator.  And the cabinet under holds some of my serving bowls and plates.

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The corner under the spice rack holds another lazy susan that hold my tupperware.  I put the Pyrex on top and the plastic tupperware and lids on the bottom.

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Above the refrigerator, I have my extra serving platters for guests.

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By the sink, I have 4 drawers.  The top drawer by the stove has my oven mittens and trivets. Underneath, I have my knives, then my miscellaneous drawer with plastic bags, foil, chips clips, and candles.  On the bottom, I have all of my kitchen towels.

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My Kitchen Cabinets…Part 1

Above my coffee area, I have my coffee mugs, then two shelves of glasses, and then on the top shelf, I have my nice coffee cups and saucers for company.

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Under my sink, I have a container of extra sponges and gloves.  I also have my garbage bags, dish detergent, and some extra soap.  I also have my “bag” of bags.  The bag of bags is essential for every house.  I am always going through my bags for traveling and carrying items to different places.

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Above my stove and microwave, I have one cabinet of water bottles, and some fancy coffee cups for entertaining.  Above my microwave, I have my baking pans, sifter, mixer, and other baking items.  To the right of the microwave, I keep my measuring cups, measuring spoons, and funnels.

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Under my stove/oven, I keep my cookie pans, and muffin pans.  I know I could use this area as a food warmer, but I can’t stop my habit of storing these items there!

On My Kitchen Counter…

I finally have an island in my kitchen.  I absolutely love it!  It helps me have extra space for meal preparation and storage.  On my island, I have a bowl of oranges, I try to keep these space clutter-free so that it is easy to meal prep and eat at.

I have my coffee area by my sink with a coffee area with my coffee beans in a jar.  I also have my sugar in the same area.  Above my coffee area, I have my coffee mugs.  I also have my glasses above them.

I also have my KitchenAid, Nutri Bullet, and knife block on another corner of my kitchen counter.  I leave my napkins, salt and pepper, and recipe book on the counter as well.

I try to only keep the things that I use most of the time on the counter so they are easily accessible.  I have my extra kitchen tools and appliances downstairs.