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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What I've been up to ......

After the holidays last year, I did some soul searching and came to the conclusion that my life needed more balance. I was tired of the chaos and haphazardness of my daily life and felt a need to simplify and organize my home and thoughts. One area of need for us was preparedness. Although we have been blessed and not had a major natural disaster in our area that affected us, I wanted to be as ready as I could be if we did have an extended time that the electricity is off, or our food supply was diminished. Inspired by my daughter I started to work on an "extended pantry" Shopping at sales for items, storing, organizing, dating, and rotation of these items was first on the list. Canning, dehydrating and learning about cooking from food storage was next. I am not going to expound on these subjects as there are so many wonderful blogs and websites available that say it much better than me. I will show you a photo of part of my pantry area which is downstairs in the basement. I'm not finished, as it is an ongoing project, but I think I have a good start.









2 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

I hope to have a pantry like that one day! Unfortunately with our military moves, that is not possible! My husband would look at that and say "the craft room or the pantry...we can't take it all"...and it would be a shame to waste all that food. HA! :)

Kim Jensen said...

Such a pretty pantry, Cathy! And so organized! We don't have nearly that much space, and our pantry is in total chaos right now. Cleaning it out has been on my to-do list for much too long!