9 Small Kitchen Storage Ideas

For the past few weeks, I've been on a real purging spree around the apartmentI'm talking 5 full trips to Goodwill in the past 2.5 weeks. And let me tell you, it feels GOOD. But sometimes, no matter how much you purge, all of the necessary supplies still won't fit into your children's-playset-sized kitchen. And when that happens, it's time to turn to the expert: Zillow. (Just kidding! Mostly.) Instead, I turned to my favorite source for ideas and inspiration, Pinterest, where I saw some gorgeous dining rooms stocked with extra shelving for kitchen supplies. While I'm certainly not done styling and decorating and rearranging (will I ever be?), I'm pretty thrilled with how much more functional our kitchen is, and how much more adorable our dining space is now:

See? Now the toaster and all those cookbooks I've been meaning to test-drive have a place they can show off without taking up valuable counter real estate. Also being stored on this multi-talented bookshelf: a wooden cutting board, five casserole dishes, our hand mixer, serving utensils, and lots of extra flatware. 

If you're in the same boat when it comes to kitchen storage, here are a few of my favorite space-saving Pinterest finds, including my inspiration for our dining room shelf:

Which of these would you try? Have you solved your small-space problems differently? I'd love to know!

Monday Motivation

ebfa7ae11a5e666c8a1af6d1e53d6edd Hello! I'm alive!

Sorry for the blog pause, things have been pretty busy/hectic around here. But what better way to welcome you all back that with this quote? This one's really spoken to me lately, and is especially relevant now that I've managed to gather the courage/time to open up shop (finally)! I have known for a while now that I want to break into the wedding/organization/decor scene, and now I've made a (small) step towards that goal! It all started when my best friend from back home got engaged, and since I can only do so much from 900+ miles away, I put together a binder to help her with all the planning. She loved it, and her friends loved it, and now you all can love it too!

I now have a small shop on Etsy (and I mean small, only two items right now. But two great items!). You can find it at etsy.com/shop/hellokorin. Soon I hope to be adding more wedding-related items, decor pieces, etc. But for now, here it is in all its glory:

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Stop by and take a peek, and if you know any brides-to-be, send 'em over! Or better yet, buy them one as a sweet gift! Then report back here, I would love some feedback.

Happy Monday, guys! What are you starting today?

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