Friday, March 1, 2013

34 Kitchen Month: Let's Get This Party Started!

Wa to the Hoo my peeps!  It's kitchen link up day!

Did you tackle a drawer?  A pantry?  Your fridge?  Counter clutter?  Freezer?  Organize your meal planning process?  Then today is the day to share and celebrate!


This month we have determined our problem areas and tackled those items head on!  For us, it was trying out a meal planning service to save us some time, ensure we are eating healthy and giving us some diversity in our day to day meals.  It was also time for us to tackle our pantry and create a baking drawer.


Above you can see the projects that I took on this month: Menu Planning Board, Baking Drawer, Lining our Pantry, Creating Pantry Labels, Pantry Project Reveal

But enough about my projects.  This day is about YOU!

Last month you blew me away with your dreamy office organizing, so I challenge you to do it again!



So LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!  Whether you gave your kitchen a face lift, organized a drawer, made some labels or DIY'd a produce organizer, I want to see it!  And of course I know how busy everyone is so this party is open for a good long month, which will hopefully give you time to finish up your projects or even whip up a few more based on the additional inspiration you found within the link ups!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated, shared your ideas, tips and tricks this month!


Every month we are tackling different projects and spaces around the home, to get organized one space and one project at a time.  You can check out the introduction to Kitchen month here.

34 comments:

  1. Loved last months link up! Can't wait to look at the links this month. Do you have something planned for next month?

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  2. i participated, but have no blog to share :( my favorite improvements were hanging a tiered wire produce basket, and converting two old lunchboxes into tea stash organizers. i used the tea boxes themselves cut down as dividers, inspired by your cereal boxes. now i don't have to dig for onions and garlic in the pantry, and i can find the tea i'm looking for (and not get beaned by a near-empty box of tea every time i open the tea cupboard door :P). i also thrifted three mismatches plastic bins for the freezer and i LOVE the improvement!

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    1. I don't have a blog either but if you use Pinterest you could upload your photos to a Pinterest board and then share them here.

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  3. Yay! I was worried you weren't going to have a link party when I didn't see it earlier this week. I can't wait to check out all the amazing kitchen organizing ideas. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  4. Thanks for sharing all of your great kitchen tips and for letting us share ours...such a fun party here with SO many great ideas!

    ~Sarah

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  5. So excited to link up to my blogger idol!! You are one of the reasons I started a blog! Thanks for hosting. Can't wait to check out everyone's projects!

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  6. I've been so inspired by all of your kitchen posts this month, Miss Jen! Your re-vamped pantry is just perfection. Thank you so much for letting us link up as well! "I heart" your blog! ;)

    ~Abby =)
    #7, Streamlining a Small Kitchen

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  7. Thanks for the Link Up Jen! All so inspiring to get more of my kitchen cupboards clutter free. I think you may have had a typo? You wrote home office organization before the links, not kitchen :) {lamourcheznous.wordpress.com}

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  8. What a great idea!!! I don't have a blog, just a fan here. But I did take pics to show you how you have motivated me. I did not take the before pics, I did not know anyone would see them..but the after make my little heart sing every time I open my laundry room (which is in reality a closet...has the attitude of a "room") and my pantry. Thank you so much. Your blog is so positive, informative and beautiful. I even covered an old shoe box I keep next to my bed for when I organize my receipts for my expense reports...DYI for pennies and it looks so darn cute. Your card box inspired me. I just adore your site...adore it. Better than any home decor mag on the market for sure. Even though I can't upload my pics...know that you have inspired me beyond admiration into action!

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  9. I'm really enjoying participating and checking our everyone's organizing projects! Thanks for doing this and you and your blog are a huge inspiration! :)

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  10. I was inspired by you and organized my kitchen too! I loved Cape27's idea of Fabric + Contact Paper (genius!). I found a fabric I loved and sewed the contact paper on (because it was showing signs it wouldn't stay put when hanging) then hung it with velcro to the back of my upper cabinet. Now when I open the cabinet to grab a plate or a snack it makes me so happy :) I LOVE how it turned out!! I don't have a blog but would love to show before and after pics if it's possible to post pictures.

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  11. Bummer!!! I just discovered your blog yesterday. I sooo wish I had been around for kitchen month. Can't wait to see what you do next.

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  12. Thanks again for hosting a link party this month! I'm loving this motivation to get things done in each area of our house! I'm looking forward to checking out a bunch of these projects since I can definitely use all the motivation I can get :).

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  13. Thanks for the link party, its so fun to share and see others' ideas! Love your blog!

    Brittany @ Creating Space for Five

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  14. I don't have a blog (yet... :) ), but I reorganized my medicine cabinet. I found some cheapo plastic baskets at Walmart, 2 for $1, and may or may not have bought them out... It's so much easier to find the dispensers for medicine for the baby now that they're corralled in a basket!

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  15. eek you posted it before I was ready LOL! Pretty much finished organizing now but still need to do a proper clean so I can take photos! ;) Will be early next week!! :)

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  16. I looked at Every. Single. One! Thanks for the intro to new bloggers - and I've subscribed to a few! Thanks again!

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  17. Love all the parties and the great links. You are truly an inspiration to us Jen! Thank you for the opportunity to link and share!

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  18. Thanks for hosting! Love all the ideas!

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  19. Thanks for all the inspiration! I love coming to see what you have done. I linked up with a picture of a Command Center I set up a few months ago (#147). It's pretty simple but works so well for us. It's just 2 frames I found in The Christmas Tree Shops and some cork strips I made from leftover squares. One frame has the monthly calendar in it and below that I put papers that I need to take care of in the next day or two as well as the monthly school lunch calendar. The other frame is left blank..on this one I write the next day's activities before I go to bed. It also has a list on the side with each kid's classes so we know when we have to send in instruments, wear sneakers, etc. It has made the mornings run so much more smoothly!

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  20. This was the best. month. ever. (i'm sure the rest of the months will be too :) *sigh* what would we do without {i heart}? it get's my rear in gear! Thanks for sharing your gifts with all of us girl! ♥

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  21. I want to thank you so much for hosting this linky party! My blog has had the most hits ever over the weekend, and it is all because of you!

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  22. Such a cool way to share ideas and link up with an awesomely inspirational site! Thank you!
    Jess (123&124)
    {http://organasms.blogspot.com/}

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  23. holy moly, I don't even know where to start to look at them all.. will have to pick a couple.. the world has been busy!

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  24. Thanks for hosting, Jen! I've loved all the kitchen inspiration this month!
    - Lora

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  25. Thanks so much for hosting. You have a phenomenal blog. Fyi, I've read how you were so taken with YHL when you discovered blogs, and I wanted you to know that iheartorganizing is that for me. I check your site at least once a day and love that's is always such a positive place to visit. You've motivated me to really get my new house organized (which feels completely overwhelming!), but my husband is eternally grateful! :)I can't wait to see all that March brings!

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  26. So sorry I'm late to the party! I can't wait to dive into all of these organized kitchen posts. Thanks for hosting, Jen! This series is such a great idea!

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  27. It feels like it took me all winter to get my kitchen organized but it had to be done. We are building a deck and garden outside the kitchen door this spring so I wanted everything to be just right.

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  28. So many good ideas!! Thanks for sharing them!

    Btw, I was so inspired by your Excel-drawn desk plan that I determined to figure out how you did it. Some internet research and a bit of experimenting later...I get it! It's like digital graph paper -- LOVE.

    I made a little tutorial for anyone (like me) who wondered how you made that amazing plan. I'm looking forward to seeing the tutorial you create and learning more of your process!

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  29. SO many ideas to go through! As for myself, I"m not hitting anything until I get done cleaning the walls, baseboards and doors.. Thats where I am starting and today I started with two walls.. Each day I will do a little more :)

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  30. wow! so cool to see how many people were truly effected by this lovely project as well as myself! thanks for the inspiration! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  31. Jen- I have question for you. I am currently redoing my pantry. I found some containers that I am putting all our different chips, crackers, etc. I am trying to decide on what labels to use. I was thinking about punching out the vinyl and using the dry erase marker to label like you did for some of your items. I just wanted to know how that is working. Does the writing come off easily, or does it stay on pretty well? What type of marker/pen did you use?
    Thanks so much!
    Faith

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    1. Hi Faith!

      It is working great. It comes off easily with a damp rag, but doesn't rub off or scuff. It's a great option. I use a chalk marker I found at Michaels.

      xo!
      Jen

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