Good morning, friends! Did you have a good weekend? What were you up to? We hope, whatever it was, it was fun! The Beaufort house is going to see lots of action this week with two parties and overnight guests, so we’ve been working on getting everything neat and organized, which is trickier during the summer when we’re actually home more!
The kitchen is always the toughest place to keep neat and organized, for us anyway. (I am counting down the days until construction begins on our addition which will include a new mudroom/storage area! Yay!) In the meantime, we’re trying to make some small changes that will have a big impact.
This paper towel holder, for one, is so fabulous! Such a great idea. We don’t like having them on the counter, and they can’t go under the cabinets because we have lights. Keeping them under the sink is okay, but it would be even better to have them right on hand like these!
We love all kinds of cabinet styles. This wire is wonderful!
We love a pretty fruit bowl on the counter. Besides being beautiful, we think it helps us eat more fruit throughout the day–and saves room in the fridge.
A gorgeous blue backsplash is one that shouldn’t be covered up. No need for accessories here.
Fresh flowers on the counter feel like a reward.
When everything is neat and clean, the flowers are the perfect finishing touch.
Feet of fresh, white marble are the ultimate reward for keeping a clean and neat kitchen–
you get to enjoy your beautiful countertops.
Having spices right at hand is crucial for cooking. A simple drawer insert makes it so you can see them all at the same time. Ours are alphabetized in the cabinet, which isn’t quite as convenient but still neat.
We’re all about an accessory, but in the kitchen, we tend to think, the simpler, the better. This coral bowl adds a burst of color. The watermelon is a good–and delicious–summer touch as well.
This sleek, thin fridge and freezer feel incredibly chic and organized.
Huge drawers are our favorite, favorite part of a kitchen organization plan. They are perfect for pots and pans.
The only thing better than organized cutlery is organized cutlery that’s bright and fun! These ooze summer!
This is genius! We can’t stand having iPads and phones and computers cluttering the countertops. This charging station gets rid of all the mess and stores it away beautifully.
These mixer shelves are some of our favorite parts of the kitchen–although a beautiful stand mixer is one of the few accessories we don’t mind having on the counter.
If you could add an organizational element to your kitchen, what would you choose? Have a great day!
If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.
June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected]; 252-728-5225; open to the public
June 21: Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 11 am, Talk and Signing with Mary Alice Monroe
July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event
July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event
July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event
July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner
July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public
August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public
September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA
September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA
September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA
October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am
October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC
October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event