I hope everyone is having a happy Monday! Mine has been very nice since Dave has been home and I spent a few hours with some wonderful friends. Such a nice way to spend a Monday.
This weekend found me puttering around the house cleaning and tossing and generally trying to spiff up the innards of the home. I find the house functions better when closets are clean and organized and you actually can open them without fear of death.
One of the changes we made was in the kitchen. My kitchen is small. When we renovated two years ago we did not change the kitchen because, well, we just didn't have the cash at the time. THe kitchen functions ok and the appliances are all updated but it doesn't work well for a large-ish family. There is little storage and the storage we have is freakishly small. We bought the house from an elderly lady whose daughter and son-in-law lived with her. That couple was childless and when the renovated the house in the late 1980s they had no idea a corwd of children would someday live here.
Anyway the point is there is not much counter space and no where to store small appliances which meant that I did not use my bread maker, juicer and crock pot as often as I would like since it was such a pain to get to them set them up and then remove them to another part of the house. When a local merchant was selling some shelving units I saw a potential solution. I purchased the stainless steel rack and ragged it home (really I drove it after the nice man loaded it into the van) and Dave and I assembled it yesterday. Now I have this against the wasted space free wall in the kitchen.
I can't get back far enough to get a picture of the whole thing.
That's the bottom half. The space next to the bread machine is where the crockpot should be but it is now on the counter cooking chili. The fruit is accessible to the little ones (the cookies are not :)).
That's a better view of the top part. It is not ideal but it looks kind of restaurant-ish and has already helped the functionality of the space.
So that was my weekend. How was yours?