My kitchen cupboards

Julie has come up with a cute spin on the “Corners of my home” posts and asked us to show our shamefully messy and unorganized pantry spaces.

First, here is my kitchen. My husband re-did the kitchen about five years ago (he is one handy guy). He worked hard making it just the way I wanted it – even putting up wallpaper that I promptly HATED! So, after all these years he is going to take it down and paint the kitchen my favorite color – green. I can’t wait. We will also be replacing the window with a double hung (to match the rest of the house).

Anyway, here is not only my snack pantry, but also the drawer where I house forks, knives, chopsticks and other junk. The snacks used to be in our lazy susan, but we had to move them up out of “Leah” reach.

Oh, and try these – they are yummy!

And speaking of food, my neighbor Sharon, who is a dietician, introduced me to this awesome monthly newsletter called “Nutrition Action.” It is only about 16 pages long, but it gives you great, easy to understand nutrition advice. I love the section called Right Stuff/Food Porn, where they rate name brand packaged food. Did you know that the Pillsbury Perfect Portions Buttermilk biscuits have 4 1/2 grams of trans fats (about the same amount you would get in a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut)! You can find out how to subscribe here.

Hmm, I wonder what they would say about my Chex Mex Turtles?


17 Responses to “My kitchen cupboards”

  1. 1 jennster June 29, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    I LOVE chex mix cheddar! OMG, holy goodness! haven’t tried the turtles! lol

  2. 2 asiangarden June 29, 2006 at 5:21 pm

    Wow, I love your kitchen tiles, and the whole kitchen…*sigh* I hope someday I have a nice place to live instead of this nasty apt. we live in!!

  3. 3 Michelle June 29, 2006 at 5:28 pm

    Oh I love your kitchen! We are working on our’s, today actually. This morning, I took down the nasty border and this ugly wooden decoration over the sink. We are getting all new hardware and are painting. We recently bought a new stove, so I am trying to make everything blend better. It is a lot of work! I’ll have to post photos when we’re done.
    We just bought this house last August, and aren’t planning on living here too long, but we want to be able to increase the value a little before we leave.

  4. 4 Tammy June 29, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    Your kitchen looks great – love the floor tiles. Do you rent your husband out? He does nice work.

    My hubby only works on projects that he can finish in a few days or he looses interest & I end up with half finished projects (I’ll have to post pics of our holes in the garage ceiling, a Bessler stairs project gone cold).

    Mmmmm, those Chex Mex Turtles look dangerously yummy. Maybe I should stay away from those. 😉


  5. 5 Nicole June 29, 2006 at 7:21 pm

    That space doesn’t look too messy to me. You should see my pantry!

  6. 6 Ann June 29, 2006 at 9:26 pm

    lovin that kitchen tile and can I come snack at your house, b/c all we have are some stale fritos.

  7. 7 Carrie June 29, 2006 at 10:18 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Hope your lunch at the Cheescake Factory was good~ of course I see that the next blog entry after your lunch is all about nutrition (tee hee)!

    Thanks for the info about the newsletter. I’m about the embark on a fitness/ health makeover once I move, so this will be very helpful.

  8. 8 Connie June 29, 2006 at 10:44 pm

    Chex Mix turtles! Who knew? Yum, I’m going shopping.

    BTW – beautiful kitchen!

  9. 9 Karen and Jon June 30, 2006 at 1:14 am

    Chex Mix Turtles?? OMG – I must get some of that. I love your kitchen. I took down the wallpaper in our kitchen last year and painted it green – bright apple green.

  10. 10 Linda, Brandon, Braydon, and Lila June 30, 2006 at 3:24 am

    That Chex Mix is to die for…I could/have ate the whole bag. YUMMY GOODNESS.

  11. 11 Shelli June 30, 2006 at 11:58 am

    I love your kitchen. Your hubby did a beautiful job. It must be nice to have a husband that can do projects around the house. I just can’t imagine… Mike isn’t very handy. He can change a light bulb though!

  12. 12 Kim June 30, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    Hmmm, a Krispy Kreme or a biscuit? I think I’ll take the donut!

    I love your kitchen. I wish my hubby were handy like yours!

  13. 13 Paulette June 30, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    I pained my kitchen green its called tea green and has more blue in it then gray. It would look great with your cabinets.

  14. 14 Tracy June 30, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    Okay, that Chex mix looks beyond delicious. I’m glad I read this post before going grocery shopping tomorrow cause I’ma pickin’ up a bag o’those!!! From reading the other comments, seems like you should get some kind of commission!

  15. 15 Juliet June 30, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    I avoid nutritional labels, since I used to have an eating disorder. It just makes things difficult. But that turtle mix does look yummy indeed!

  16. 16 ~CRYSTAL~ July 1, 2006 at 4:50 am

    I really like you kitchen. And my hubby loves that Turtle Chex mix!

  17. 17 Kim M. July 1, 2006 at 12:37 pm

    Nice kitchen. I think Green we look great. By the way you call that messy?????

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