Homemade kitchen organization

I am planning ways to make the best use of space  in our new place.  Here are some ideas I have:

Plastic bottle plastic bag storage

Magazine rack for storing cans

Towel bar for storing pot lids

using the inside of the cupboard doors for storing cling wrap and sandwich bags

cabinet handles on the inside of cupboard doors or the side of cabinets for storage

So what cool and interesting ideas do you have for making the best use of space, especially in the kitchen.

Decisions

We decided to arrange things differently in the new house. Lilly has been wanting her own room and she kind of deserves it. She is 6 years older than Rose is and shouldn’t have to share a room with a 4 year old and a 2 1/2 year old. So we are putting baby Reed in our room with a playpen in the living room as an option on nights when he needs more quiet to sleep. Then Lilly can have her own room and Lotus and Rose can share. We are thinking that in the future we could possibly put Reed in with the little girls for a little while before we eventually move into a four bedroom house as is our plan.

Lilly is so excited to have her own room.  She has been planning it ever since.

Pics of our new HOUSE!

Here is the house we are going to be living in.  There is stuff around from the guys who are fixing it up.  I love how bright and airy it is.  I love that it has a fenced in backyard for me and the kids to enjoy.  I am excited.  We also have a little cupboard under the stairs (like in Harry Potter LOL) .  This is SO much better than our little apartment in a crappy scary neighbourhood.

Part of our living room

Another Part of our living room

Part of our kitchen

Another Part of our kitchen

from the kitchen facing the washroom and the linen closet

The washroom (everything bright and new except the PINK tub which I can hide with a nice clean, white shower curtain)

The master bedroom

View from the master bedroom window

Down the stairs (the only carpet in the house)

The furnace room which has been newly painted

Shelving for storage in the furnace room

The baby’s room

The Girls’ room

Lease signed!

We were down today and signed a lease for our new place. It is officially ours now. I got some pics so that I can post them later for you to see. I really like how bright and sunny the new place is. I met our new neighbours and I like them too. I am excited.

Robertson Ship Chandlery

My favorite part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic was William Robertson & Son Store!  It has been on the Halifax Waterfront since the 1840s.  Robertson Ship Chandlery has been restored to the way it looked at the turn of the last century. I think it looks so amazing

Bean Spread

I was trying to come up with something for breakfast, when I thought of some beans I had cooked up and left in my freezer. I decided I wanted to make some kind of spread to have with toast and it was really easy and good. I am sure you could use canned white beans for this but I used dried beans I had cooked up and frozen ahead of time.

1 1/2 cup of cooked beans (I would think that I full can of any sort of beans would work here)
1/8 cup water (just a splash to loosen it up)
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste, and fresh would work here as well)
1 teaspoon taco seasoning (to taste and chili powder would work here instead)

I simple combined the ingredients, mashed them up and then heated them through. I served spread on toast, but it would be great on crackers

And just because I enjoy her enthusiasm, here is a picture of my Rose!