Organization Station!

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So, lately I have been going through some personal “things” and what always helps me redefine order in my life is to get organized!  Get ready for an insider look into the (newly organized) kitchen of UpsandDownes!

When we moved into our home over 5 years ago, the kitchen had been recently redone and was JUST our style- what luck!?!?!  I LOVE the modern colors, appliances and overall ambience.  The ONLY slight designing problem is…

THE GLASS-DOORED cabinets!  While beautiful, modern and clean looking, these babies are next to impossible to maintain cleanliness!   So long story short:  Love the cabinets, hate the maintenance.  BUT, I’ll take it.  OK, moving on, I decided to completely overhaul the fridge, resulting in this much improved version:

I did the same with the cabinets…

…and even the breadbox:

THEN, I moved onto the laundry room and tackled the “crap storage shelves”

mmmm- looking at it now, it doesn't look all that organized...maybe I should do a re-take?

Anyway, I couldn’t get enough, so I moved upstairs and created the long-awaited “race board.”

As you can see, this is a compilation of Husband and my loves…running, baseball, soccer, etc.  I bought a 4-pack of cork board squares and was able to arrange them in a cute little display, incorporating our baseball storage rack.  Anyway, I’m happy with it, and even more happy to continue to add to it 🙂

In other exciting news, look what arrived today…

WOOTWOOT! I'm official!

I’ve been looking to get a dslr-like camera for a while now, especially given our impending trip to Europe at the end of the month (trust me, I look like a real dork tourist with it around my neck- the ONLY way I’ll use it because I’m bound to break it otherwise).  I wanted to get the same one as my Dad, as he really likes his and truly knows photography. When I was younger, he used to shoot other people’s weddings and important events along with our own family milestones, although we joke as how the pictures drastically decreased after my childhood, so my sissy was left with few pics 🙂  heehee- the benefits of being the first born LOL.  Anyway, I am antsy and couldn’t get a hold of my Dad to find out which camera he had exactly so I just did a lil’ research and went out on a limb. I ordered the Canon PowerShot SX20IS from Amazon.  OK, so true (and funny) story; THAT’S my Dad’s camera.  Very happy.  Anyway, get ready for some rockin’ pics on upsanddownes.com!  I just LOVE photography; capturing everyday moments or objects and expressing them through your own “lense.”  Anyway, a few questions for you:  Do you like photography? If so, what camera do you use?  Back to the organization issue, what are your thoughts on this or the lackthereof?  🙂  Do tell!  Toodles!

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