Author: Kelly McCants

CAMP declutter: Bookcase Styling

I can’t believe that we are 10 weeks into 2017, how can that be? I am very excited to share with you this week’s CAMP declutter project, it’s a big one! Last week, I started cleaning up the far left corner of my foyer that often becomes a dumping ground. After I put all my envelopes and mail supplies into the old yellow box, I got busy cleaning up the bookcases.     I spent a day or two purging books and rearranging them, they had been loosely organized by color, and now they are organized by subject matter. I’ve culled these shelves about 5 times in the last 12 months, each time I get rid of a little more. A year ago, I started sorting out all the homeschool books from years past. Unfortunately, I added other books and board games, keeping the shelves jammed full. Why were there so many books on the shelves? Like I said, I had to do that a few times, slowly getting rid or storing sentimental books. As …

CAMP declutter: Catching Up

I haven’t forgotten my 2017 challenge, CAMP declutter, I’ve just fallen behind in showing my progress. Week 6: Super Simple Tea Station I tidied up this part of the kitchen counter twice in February. I replaced the chrome canisters with a few mismatched Bell Jars, which was nice, but not great. So I grabbed up 3 Fido Jars at the Crate and Barrel when I was in Arlington. We don’t have a lot of counter space, so we just keep the tea out and ready. The kids and I drink tea a few times a day, so it get’s the honor countertop time. Don only drinks coffee (at home) on the weekends, so he has a coffee tray that lives on top of the fridge. I’ll trick out his coffee tray soon. Week 7: Aidan’s Mess and a new chair UG! I can’t tell you how happy that I’ve been since I cleaned up this messy spot right off the foyer. This is my youngest’s dumping and storage area, trust me when I tell you …

Kitchen Shelving Inspo

I’ve had glass fronted cabinets since 2000, I’ve basically arranged them in the same manner for the last 17 years. Boring! A week, or two ago, I painted the inside of my two main cabinets bright white, and now I feel stumped on how to style them. I want to celebrate the bright new look with something new, so I went to Pinterest and created a new board filled with inspiration. You will notice that a large percentage of these pictures feature all white dishes. Since I can’t, and I don’t want to buy all new dishes I’m just looking at how the arrange dishes in a new way. Hopefully, my colorful dishes won’t look too dated in this all white on white decor world. Leave me a comment and let me know which kitchen is your favorite! P.S. I really wish that I was brave enough to take out 2 of our upper’s, tile the wall and put up open shelving. My hubby would FLIP OUT! Usually, I’m okay with the initial flip out …