Updates & Pantry Organization Inspirations

Sorry about the lack of post yesterday, I've been crazy busy lately with the start of school and my husband has been working six days a week, leaving me with the bulk of the responsibilities around here.  Posting may be spotty while I try and work out a new routine.  In the meantime, don't forget I always post Mondays on the celebrity fashion blog One Hundred Inspirations and Tuesdays on the parenting blog Good Tots.  I also recently guest posted on Maggie Rose about how to decorate with vintage collections, so be sure to check that out!

Last bit of business, for those of you who entered the Teleflora giveaway, I contacted the winner, but didn't get a chance to post it here.  Lucky Anne was the winner. Thank you to all who entered, I truly wish I could send you all a big bouquet to thank you for being my readers!

My next big project in the kitchen re-do is my pantry overhaul, and I have been collecting ideas all over the web.  Wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.

I love the fun color of the shelves in this pantry.  It really perks up what is otherwise a pretty boring space.  You can go a lot bolder than you would other spaces since it is behind closed doors most of the day.  I also love that they used tinted chalkboard paint for the door-see the little grocery list written on the door?

Source: bhg.com via Jackie on Pinterest

This pantry is organized for the meal planner by using wire mesh baskets to organize the ingredients for weekly meals.  For example, in one basket you have a pack of pasta, jar of sauce, baguette, etc. for the night you are going to make spaghetti.  So you just pull that basket out and you have all the pantry items you need for your recipe ready to go.  This is so genius! 

Here Martha uses a baking tin to corral supplies that are frequently used such as syrups, oils and spices, making it easy to pull out and retrieve what you need to use without having to dig around in the pantry.  An added bonus is the tin catches drips, making it easy to clean up.

Love these little galvanized tins used to hold packets like oatmeal and drink mixes.  Removing items like these from their boxes saves lots of room.

Labeling your jars is a must, and I love the subtle look of these etched glass labels.

One more pretty one for inspiration.

I certainly have my work cut-out for me!


  1. there is something really fantastic about an organized pantry. i love the baskets and glass jars! xoxo jillian:: don't miss my fishs eddy dish giveaway!

  2. love these! I've been wracking my brain for a subtle yet useful place for chalkboard paint.... inside of my pantry? I think so!


  3. This was a great post! No matter how many times I try to organize my pantry within days it is a mess again! I am going to try out some of these ideas!! Thank You Jackie!!!!

  4. It's was so great to see this since I'm in the middle of redoing my pantry as well. #1 is most around the look I'm going for. Neat and clean. I do LOVE the chalkboard paint idea. The meal prep baskets is a pretty amazing idea, too.. although I can see losing sight of it. Can't wait to see what you come up with for your own!

  5. Wow! I am totally inspired to reorganize my pantry now. I love the meal baskets too.

  6. These are such cute ideas! I'm also looking for ways to stay better organized. Thanks for this!

  7. The pantry can be a disorganized storage area as it is one of the frequently utilized places in the kitchen. Cleaning the pantry is a great thing to do to minimize the unused items and maximize the space for more things.

  8. How would you suggest securely attaching the tins to the wall?