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DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
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DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)

DIY Pantry with labelled glass jars

 

Please let me say thank you, to everyone who left beautiful and sweet comments on my first pantry post. I really love your feed back and is truly appreciated it.

I also hope you enjoyed last week’s breakdown of how I created my own pantry using 3 IKEA Billy bookcases and as promised here are pictures of how the finished pantry looks in our home. I couldn’t be happier with how everything is now displayed, hence more baking.

DIY Pantry www.nowathomemom.com

It’s always a challenge to fit anything in our skinny town house, when we decided to make a pantry out of these 3 bookcases, we saw this project as a lovely blank canvas. At first, I didn’t envision this pantry working very well in our tiny eat-in-kitchen but now I wouldn’t be able to function without it.

Our new pantry has helped us keep clutter to a minimum, it’s easy to maintain because the items I used can be easily substituted or swapped; glass jars and baskets.

 

Lining up the jars is one of the best ideas I had because you know exactly what you have and what you need. I would’ve liked using a beautiful patterned wallpaper to cover the back panel of the bookcases but I don’t think I mentioned this to you before: this pantry had to be done on a budget! So, here is an easy and inexpensive solution; I kept everything simple and left the ingredients, and glass jars take center stage of my pantry:

DIY Pantry using glass jars and baskets

Organize your Pantry www.nowathomemom.com

I love the combination of jars and baskets:

DIY and organize your Pantry

I was willing to give out beautiful design for Nate’s safety by using baskets instead of jars in the lower shelves. For inspiration, I went through many “pantry” pictures from Pinterest but with a 22 month old I knew mine wouldn’t look as pretty. Nate’s safety is my priority, so selecting baskets instead of glass jars was the best option for our family.

DIY Pantry www.nowathomemom.com

Yet, I have to admit, it’s great having these baskets filled with fruits and snacks in the pantry instead of having bowls of fruits in our counter tops, which gives me now more work space when cooking. You might have noticed these chalkboard tags attached to the baskets, I got these from Staples; also from Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery collection:

DIY Pantry using baskets and chalkboard tags from Martha Stewart collection home office

I thought, it would be difficult keeping this pantry in order with a 22 month old running around but he is no longer curious of what is inside the baskets:

organize and DIY Pantry using glass jars and basket with tags

I love how my baking pans have found a perfect spot. Storing them before was a nightmare and I would forget what I had:

DIY Pantry using baskets to store baking pans

Loads of shelving behind these closed doors has helped me store our canned food, sugar, vinegar, oil, flour and rice:

DIY and organize Pantry goodies spices canned food

I can’t believe how this is now a utilitarian pantry:

Organize and DIY Pantry

What I also like about this closed space is that I get to have these helpful items; a chalkboard decal to help us track food, a magnetic board to write notes and clipping boards to keep notes and magazine pages of recipes I would love to try:

organize and DIY Pantry using IKEA billy bookcases

I can’t believe how this is now a utilitarian pantry:

DIY Pantry using billy bookcases

I couldn’t resist buying this tiny magnetic dry-erase board; I can leave notes to myself:

DIY Pantry nowathomemom

 

I won’t lie: having this pantry has made our lives a little bit easier around the kitchen but if I wouldn’t had these extra bookcases around, I would’ve never had the idea of using bookcases as extra storage and would’ve had to continue using our upper cabinets as a pantry.

What made things easy for me when I started this was project was that I already owned all the glass jars and the only real big addition I had to make were the baskets. 

organize Pantry for spring

I hope you enjoyed the small tour of my finished pantry!

With spring finally here, will you be cleaning or making your pantry too?

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • mtetar says:

    Congrats Ingrid on a project well done! It is very nice and professional looking. Thanks for the Inspiration, DIY, and pics. Be Blessed, Mtetar

    April 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mtetar! Your comment is so nice :-) I’m really glad you liked it! :-)

      April 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    STUNNING!!! You’re one amazing decorator, Ingrid!

    April 2, 2013 at 8:22 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you so much Katherine! :-) so happy you think so! :-) thank you!

      April 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    Actually, I love those baskets. And I think there’s a nice harmony at play here with the glass and the wicker. All glass would have been to… the same. The addition of baskets and those Hudson Bay tins are a great balance. Loved it before, and love it even more!

    April 2, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Lidia! this is so funny, I was just leaving a comment on your blog! ;-) Thank you Lidia, I’m glad you prefer the combination of the glass and baskets; I wanted to go for the “all glass” look but with Nate; this would never be possible around here! But you are right; great balance; didn’t think of that! & Thanks again Lidia, you are so sweet! :-)

      April 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    I’d be almost afraid to use the cabinets – don’t want to mess everything up.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! :-) I have to admit, sometimes I feel the same way! :-)

      April 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        An interesting dilemma.

        April 2, 2013 at 10:48 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          :-) true! I love it because it inspires me to bake everyday but don’t want to touch it because it looks so pretty! :-)

          April 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm
  • Nice piece of work says:

    You have created a little pantry from heaven!! It’s wonderful. I would be ashamed to show you what my “pantry” looks like, hahaha :-)

    April 3, 2013 at 1:57 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you Jill! I’m happy you wrote “pantry from heaven”; very sweet comment! Let’s hope it will remain like this!

      April 3, 2013 at 9:54 am
  • Linda @ Calling it Home says:

    I need to go back, I think I missed part one of this and my friend needs to do this! I am sending her a link to this. Fantastic job, and how organized….I have a pantry, but it doesn’t look like this.

    April 3, 2013 at 7:08 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Linda! & Thank you for sharing it too! I hope your friend will be inspired to do something similar :-) Thank you so much I’m really glad you liked what I did here! (I’m sure your pantry looks beautiful!)

      April 3, 2013 at 9:57 am
  • kristinfrombliss says:

    Looks great! So organized! xo Kristin

    April 3, 2013 at 8:26 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Kristin! I was sure you were going to like it; ORGANIZED! I can picture you doing something similar but better in your house once your kitchen reno will be done! :-)

      April 3, 2013 at 10:00 am
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    It all looks so great Ingrid! I love your baskets and the chalkboard tags. And I am totally in love with your chalkboard decal to write down things that need to be bought! We really need something like that in our pantry!
    Kenley

    April 3, 2013 at 8:42 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Kenley! I love the chalkboard decal too! I was thinking of getting another one but when I was shopping at Staples; I opted for the magnetic board instead! the chalkboard decal is inexpensive and I’m sure you can put it to great use in your pantry or kitchen too Kenley! :-)

      April 3, 2013 at 10:05 am
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Now that is a pantry – STUNNING! I love everything about it (but what else is new). And your jars are so cute…the lids are perfect. Great job…pinning this baby for sure!

    April 3, 2013 at 11:12 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Gabriella! thanks for saying STUNNING! :-) makes me very happy! glad you like the glass jars, they made putting this pantry together very easy because I already owned them! & thank you for sharing it too! :-)

      April 3, 2013 at 11:20 am
  • craftivitydesigns says:

    This is a fabulous pantry! So impressed! And it’s so functional! I don’t have a pantry in my home, and this is a great way to create one.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! glad you like how it looks! and yes it is very functional for our family, it helps us keep things away from our kitchen counters too! :-) I think you should really do one for your home; you might love it as much as I do! :-)

      April 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Wow!!! I think i’m in love. I’m a huge organizer… and I think I may have just fell in love- for real. I especially love how you put the pans in there too. I store mine under the oven and under the sink (I have so many different gadgets)- but I never thought about organizing it in a basket- inside the pantry. Very smart. Good job!!!
    -JulieC

    April 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Julie! I’ve fallen in love with it too! I don’t know how I would function without it now! I was so happy when I was posting this and I’m really glad you liked it and that now you have a new idea of how to store the baking pans! thanks again Julie :-)

      April 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    I love your finished project Ingrid :-) It looks amazing very well organized and practical. I wish I could be organized like you :-)

    April 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Izabel! :-) Thanks but let’s see how long the baskets will stay in place before Nate starts playing with all of them again! ;-)

      April 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm
      • easycraftsforchildren says:

        Yes you are right Ingrid, In my experience little hands love to discover new things to play with :-)

        April 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          :-) oh! yeah! they love it, now he enjoys playing with the baking bowls under the small kitchen island we have, this is keeping him busy right now! ;-)

          April 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm
          • easycraftsforchildren says:

            This is the most amazing time in our live, enjoy it :-)

            April 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            So true! Thank you Izabel! :-)

            April 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm
  • mithriluna says:

    Wow! That is incredible! And entirely impossible to do in my pantry! :) Great job!

    April 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much, really glad you like this pantry and that you stopped by too! :-) Just visited your blog; WOW! a mother of 9 kids! Amazing! :-)

      April 3, 2013 at 3:49 pm
  • Time With Thea says:

    I am impressed! Your pantry is so practical and yet so pretty. Love your organizing, budget friendly and design style! ~Thea

    April 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Thea! :-) I’m glad you really liked the pantry, it was worth it and is very functional in our house!

      April 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm
  • kris10weeksy says:

    What an awesome idea!!! I love love love the glass jars and baskets!!! Amd it makes so much sense to put baskets on the lower levels for kid proofing! I am planning a kitchen reno soon and the glass jars are definitely inspration!! Love it!!!

    April 3, 2013 at 10:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! Oh! yes, with a baby; baskets were the perfect selection! Hope your kitchen renovation turns out great and glad these jars were inspiring! :-) Thank you very much for stopping by too!

      April 3, 2013 at 11:17 pm
      • kris10weeksy says:

        Thank you!! I hope so! And thanks for stopping by my page as well! I am a total newbie at this, this is my first try at a blog! :) Thanks!!!

        April 3, 2013 at 11:21 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          :-) I wish you the best on your blogging experience too! just visited and realized I was reading your 2nd post :-) I hope you will enjoy blogging! I am kinda of new too, started blogging back in August, so I still have a lot to learn and until now it’s been a great experience! :-)

          April 3, 2013 at 11:25 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Oh, the finished product looks so beautiful Ingrid! If there was ever a pantry making contest this would be a shoo-in for a win! I also love that you can have the chalkboard, clipboard and dry-erase board on the inside! Talk about great looks and functionality! Also, that is a ton of raisins! I’ve never thought about raisins being so pretty before until I seen them in your glass jar!!!

    April 4, 2013 at 6:54 am
    • now at home mom says:

      OH! Thank you Melissa! you are always so sweet! thank you very much! :-) I love how the inside with the chalkboard and dry-erase board is so practical! :-) Glad, you liked the raisins, my son and I we loved them but he makes a huge mess every time, so this is a great way to store them without him reaching for them! :-)

      April 4, 2013 at 9:45 am
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    Our pantry could definitely use a good spring cleaning and seeing your jars and baskets all neatly lined up definitely has me inspired! I love those tags on the baskets and the chalkboard decal inside your cabinet. Just ordered some chalkboard vinyl from Silhouette, so I’m eager to whip out some labels for myself on my Silhouette!

    Happy Thursday, Ingrid.

    April 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lauren! :-) I’m glad our pantry is now functional! “Chalkboard vinyl from Silhouette” oh! I can’t wait to see what you will create with your Silhouette! :-) Hope you are having a great day too!

      April 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm
  • Beth @ The First Year Blog says:

    I’d hire you to organize my whole house!!

    April 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Beth! :-) I’m really glad you liked it!

      April 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm
  • Allyson says:

    Girl you are insane!!! I LOVE IT!

    April 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you very much Allyson! I’m super happy you liked it! It’s been great having this new pantry in our kitchen! :-)

      April 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm
  • KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family says:

    I think the baskets are perfect! I know you say you used them for the safety of your son and maybe if I saw your inspiration photos, I would know what you were thinking of, but I think the baskets look amazing! Well done at creating the space you needed in the space you have and on budget!
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

    April 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! glad you really liked the baskets! I thought the baskets were not going to look great but now I really like them and they are very practical too! :-) Thanks again, so happy to have linked up too!

      April 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm
  • Asia @ Cape Cod Dreams says:

    All I can say is WOW! It looks perfect.

    April 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Asia! :-) & really happy you stopped by too!

      April 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm
  • justagirlabby says:

    Love, love, LOVE it!! I like how you used the baskets to hold your pans–they look so pretty and are very accessible! I’m so jealous of all your SPACE! Awesome!

    ~Abby =)

    April 6, 2013 at 9:40 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Abby! glad you like my pantry! I had fun with this project but now I really love how functional it is too! :-) The baking pans have found their perfect spot! :-) Thanks again Abby!

      April 6, 2013 at 11:19 am
  • little poppits says:

    thats lovely Ingrid, dropped out of the blogging map for a while there but trying to come back! xxxx

    April 6, 2013 at 10:04 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Teresa! I’m so happy to hear from you! :-) Glad to see you back! :-) Sometimes, we all need a small break from blogging, it’s time consuming and with kids it’s not always our priority! Show is it going with your 5K? I hope you are doing well! Hope you will be posting soon! :-) xxx Ingrid

      April 6, 2013 at 11:24 am
      • little poppits says:

        thanks ingrid it’s going well, i’m gonna try and post later. xxxxxxx

        April 7, 2013 at 5:31 am
        • now at home mom says:

          :-) read your post earlier Teresa! :-) glad you are doing great, keep up your great work!

          April 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm
  • lvbaby says:

    Love the look of your new pantry… especially the jars with chalkboard paint!

    April 6, 2013 at 10:25 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much! I had seen these before in magazines and on Pinterest; the jars with the chalkboard paint & I really liked the idea, so I went ahead and did this small project awhile ago but they were hidden in my cabinets and now that they are displayed I really like them! :-) thanks for stopping by! :-)

      April 6, 2013 at 11:26 am
  • Sarah @ An Inviting Home says:

    Brilliant! This looks great and so functional!

    ~Sarah

    April 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Sarah! I’m really glad you like the pantry! & yes, it’s very functional in our eat-in-kitchen! :-)

      April 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm
  • MargeGoh says:

    Oh my! This is fantastically well organised. Love it very much. Thanks for sharing.
    Bumped onto your page while visiting http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/

    April 7, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much ! :-) Until now, the pantry has stayed well organized and I’m hoping it will stay this way for a while! :-)

      April 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm
  • Christine says:

    I’m in LOVE with the pantry!! WOW!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up tomorrow evening!

    April 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Christine for stopping by and I’m really glad you like it a lot! :-)

      April 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm
  • Krista @thehappyhousie says:

    Stunning! I recently did my pantry as well but I think yours might be the nicest one I have ever seen. We have deep roll out drawers – I think our tall narrow cabinets work much better! Thanks for sharing it,
    Krista @thehappyhousie

    April 9, 2013 at 12:29 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much for your lovely comment! I’m glad you think it’s the nicest! I really loved this project because it was done with jars and bookcases I already had around the house! it must be very good having roll out drawers; easy access! & thank you very much for stopping by! :-) Ingrid

      April 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm
  • Julia @ cuckoo4design says:

    Wow, are you kidding me? This is amazing love how pretty it looks!
    I’m jealous! LOL My pantry is a dump!

    April 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Julia! :-) I’m really glad you love how it looks! & after seeing all your DIY’s, this is a very nice compliment! :-)

      April 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm
  • lifeincircle says:

    impressive! if it were mine, i wouldnt mind lounging in the kitchen area all day long!

    April 10, 2013 at 6:45 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Oh! thank you very much! I’m really glad you said that! Most of my days are spent in the kitchen, so with this new look it’s been fun cooking and baking! ;-)

      April 10, 2013 at 11:35 am
  • Seasonsgirl says:

    It looks amazing… you did a great job. I love the rawness of the glass and baskets and how simple it is… relaxing to look at. Two thumbs up :)

    April 10, 2013 at 11:22 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much! :-) You know, you are right, it is very relaxing to look at! I really love looking at it every day :-) thanks again for your lovely compliment!

      April 10, 2013 at 11:36 pm
      • Seasonsgirl says:

        Any time :)

        April 10, 2013 at 11:37 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          :-) thank you!

          April 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm
  • Christine @ idigpinterest.blogspot.com says:

    What a fantastic idea! Love it! And I’m a huge fan of the chalkboard labels!

    Christine

    April 13, 2013 at 8:34 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you very much Christine, I love chalkboard labels too much now! :-) really glad you like it! thank you for stopping by!

      April 13, 2013 at 8:39 am
  • Catherineine says:

    Where did you get those baskets? Lovely job on your new pantry!!

    April 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Catherine, very happy you liked how it turned out! As for the baskets I got them at “Canadian Tire” it’s a Canadian store where they sell car parts, home accessories and they have some furniture available too! Then I attached to them these chalkboard tags from Staples ‘the Martha Stewart home office collection’ hope this helps you! thanks again for stopping by!

      April 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  • coordinatedkate says:

    I love the huge baskets that hold your baking sheets and muffin pans and stuff. Thats such a great idea because I just have mine thrown in one of my bottom cabinets. Looks really great!

    http://www.coordinatedkate.com

    April 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Kate! :-) Oh! yes, you have no idea how much space we saved in our kitchen cabinets from not having them there anymore! it’s practical and some days it keeps my son busy ;-) Hope you try this idea! Thanks again Kate and thanks for stopping by!

      April 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm
  • Jamie @ Better with Age says:

    Wow! Amazing! I just organized my pantry too but it doesn’t look this good. I love it!!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

    April 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you very much Jamie! :-) and glad you stopped by too!

      April 16, 2013 at 2:59 pm
  • leaner by the lake says:

    My boyfriend and I started using an Ikea bookcase as a pantry earlier this year and it’s been such a lifesaver. We were having some pesky bug issues in our cabinets so that was the impetus, but it’s turned into a house for all our healthy dry goods and reminds me to eat well. Plus having everything in pretty glass jars is fun to look at. I love the blend of organization with decoration.

    Yours look so great! Well done!

    -eileen
    http://www.leanerbythelake.com

    April 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Eileen, I’m happy you like how the pantry is setup! You know it’s been great for us having this pantry too; it’s amazing how having this next to your kitchen makes you want to cook/bake more :-) I think it’s fun using bookcases as something else than storing books, it’s fun knowing you have this too and that it reminds you to eat better! thanks again for the lovely comment and for stopping by!

      April 19, 2013 at 1:33 am
  • Angela @hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com says:

    Wow, that is amazingly neat and organized I need to do something like this…Angela @hickorytrailblog.blogspopt.com

    April 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Angela for the lovely comment, I’m really glad to have this organized space in our house now! thank you for stopping by!

      April 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm
  • twelveoeightblog says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous pantry with us at the Pretty Things party this week Ingrid! I hope to see you again tonight for another great party :)

    xo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

    April 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Tanya! really happy you liked it, I will go now! thanks again! :-)

      April 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    Ingrid I am SO envious, you have no idea how badly we need a pantry in the kitchen. Shelving. ANYTHING. This looks amazing!!!

    April 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) I know what you mean, I needed one as well, our kitchen is very small!!! I wanted an “open shelving” concept when we renovated the kitchen but it didn’t happen, so now with these bookshelves , it’s not so bad! thanks again Alex! maybe you could add some shelves into your kitchen if you have space; it could look great! :-)

      April 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm
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  • Lauren says:

    Great job, Ingrid. I have Billy Bookcases in my kitchen too. Aren’t they great? I love your organization ideas. Really great job.

    June 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you so much Lauren! :-) Yes, they are great! I have a small kitchen so these bookcases are holding all of things! Thank you for your lovely compliment Lauren! & glad you stopped by today! :-)

      June 14, 2013 at 8:36 pm
  • Jenn says:

    Amazing – I LOVE it!

    June 16, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Jenn & thank you for stopping by too! :-)

      June 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm
  • Carol says:

    I think your pantry solution is absolutely outstanding!

    July 27, 2013 at 11:54 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Carol, this was a fun project to take! I still love it very much and I love that it’s very functional too! :-)

      July 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  • Deborah says:

    This is just awesome! i think the baskets actually are my favorite part…in combination with the glass jars. I can’t believe how much storage you acheived. I’d love it if you would share this at “What We Accomplished Wednesday,” at Green Willow Pond. It goes live on Tuesday nights at about 6 PM EST. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

    July 31, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Deborah for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them! :-) thanks for the invite and for the visit too Deborah, I will go and link up!

      August 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm

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