Kitchen Hutch Organization

With a small kitchen and not much cabinet space, I love to use furniture in my kitchen for functional organization.Using furniture instead of cabinets add a personal touch as well as allow me to express my decor style.

This hutch I’m sharing with you today, my husband and I found at the Goodwill for $39.99.

Awesome deal!Before painting it it was a dark wood.I didn’t rush to paint it because I like to live with a piece before I paint it.I’m the type that frequently changes what I like, where I like it and how I use the items in my home.So, painting furniture right away only leaves me with another project in the near future when I end up painting it again because I’m sick of the color.

My hutch is used for 3 different purposes

1.Baking Station- all of my baking items are housed in the hutch with the exception of maybe a few seasonings and that’s because those seasonings are used for other cooking needs too. Mixing bowls and of course I have to display my vintage kitchen decor.

 

2.Lunch prep items- many of the supplies I used to pack up everyone’s lunches are in the hutch. Such as sandwich bags, small containers, plastic silverware, cookie cutters to cut sandwiches etc.There all there in one location easy and accessible.

3.Breakfast foods-Cereals, oatmeal, grits, pancake mix, syrups etc. are kept in the hutch as well.The kids know where to look for the cereal on mornings I don’t make breakfast.

I’ve included a video below so you can take a look and see how I store all of these items in my hutch and pick up some ideas on storing some of your own kitchen supplies.Do you have designated areas in your kitchen to house your baking, lunch prep and breakfast items? If so, where do you store them?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Free for (f)ALL Decorating: Simple Fall Centerpiece

This week I’ve been decorating for fall throughout my home and as much as I love summer, when fall comes around I’m excited for the cooler weather. I’ve already shared with you how I decorated our Free Find Buffet for fall while using the decor I already have and if you want to know how that buffet was free you gotta listen to this story.

Loving the traditional fall colors

Next on my list was our dining room table.I started with my centerpiece because that helps me get a feel for what I’m going for when I do my tablescape.When the holidays come around it really shines light on my decor style.Lately, I’ve been all about the country farmhouse look, but when pulling out the decor I see the traditionalist in me.The traditional fall colors, oranges, reds, browns and all those other colors we see when the leaves begin to change, I can’t part from.

Free for fALL Simple Centerpiece

How I got this look

I went with a fall swag and added a couple vintage amber pieces, a cake plate and a compote dish in the middle of it. Using some artificial fruit I filled the bowl and added some to the cake plate as well.The colors in the fruit tie in perfectly to the colors in the swag and to give them both a cohesive look I placed some of the fruit in the swag.

Traditionalist and Country Screams

This centerpiece definitely solidified the traditionalist that’s in me, but my buffet totally had screams of COUNTRY!That’s exactly what I love.Having pieces in my home that I enjoy and shows my style and how I love to mix the different styles together.

Going with a simple centerpiece here on our dining room table helped accomplish 3 things I was going for plus 1

1.Allowing us to communicate during our meals while the centerpiece was still there.Since this is the only table we have to eat at, it gets used everyday.We eat her together as a family daily and in order to communicate without obstructions, the centerpiece would have to be low and pretty simple.Moving the centerpiece when it’s time for dinner can become annoying.

2.Giving the table a touch of beauty and pulling in the outdoor colors of fall.Now, we all like pretty and every decorating season bringing the outdoor colors indoors, is a reflection of that season.This is what I try to accomplish every season of the year.

3.Using pieces I love like those vintage dishes and showing my eclectic home decor style.No one wants to live in a home that doesn’t reflect what they enjoy.Our homes are an extension of us and reflecting that extension of me is something I try to do daily and that’s not only when it comes to home decor.

Bonus:Accomplishing all 3 of these elements and not spending a dime out of pocket was also important.  Hubby and I are on a no buy and accomplishing the challenge of decorating and not spending gave me much satisfaction.Being content with what I have is an area in my life that I often struggle with. However, gratitude is a necessary step in being content.When I’m grateful for all that God has blessed me with I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and content with my blessings.

Be sure to check out the corresponding video below on my Simple Centerpiece.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Free for (f)ALL Decorating: Decorating Buffet for Fall

FREE for (f)ALL DECORATING – Decorating Buffet for Fall

This week I will be sharing with you how I’m decorating my home for fall by shopping my home. Hubby and I are on a no buy so I need to get my decorating done without spending a dime out of my pocket. If we’re honest, ladies we don’t need to purchase anything to make our homes beautiful especially when we buy throughout the year from stores, thrift stores, garage sales and the best are roadside finds for me. Hope you enjoy this series.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Spring is in the Air – Spring/Easter Tablescape Collaboration

Hello everyone. Today I’m participating in a collaboration . Juani from Juani’s House invited myself and some more awesome Youtubers to share in the Spring is in the Air – Spring./ Easter Tablescape Collab

Spring is just around the corner. Check out all of the awesome Youtubers listed below and gather some wonderful ideas and tips on Spring/Easter Tablescapes.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Christmas Tablescape (Video)

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Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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