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10.01.2014

Cheap + Easy K-Cup Organization

Hello!

While I'm not a huge coffee drinker, I do like my morning cup of coffee.  But I'm good with one cup (assuming I'm not suffering from insomnia, then all bets are off), which is why the Keurig is such a perfect little invention for someone like me.  However, organizing the K-Cups has been a bit more of a challenge.  

I tried a basket - cluttered.


A cute little bucket was a small improvement.

The storage products that are offered never really rocked my world either, since they still take up counter space.




I have always wanted to get these things off my counter and into a drawer.  I've had this little project in my head for awhile, and I finally got down to business to get it done.

Awhile back, I saw a K-cup organizer on Etsy, that was made by a woodworker, and fit into your drawer.  It was a brilliant idea, but I never laid out the $30 or so for it.  Now, I don't need to.  I pulled this one off for the low, low price of $3.00.  Not even $3.00, actually.  

I only had to buy ONE supply for this project - dowel rods (these are 3/8" in size).

Then, I cut them to size, to fit my drawer.

You're better off cutting them on the long side, and then sanding them down to fit (as demonstrated by my lovely 8 year-old assistant).

If you accidentally cut them short (not that I know anything about this), you could use a rubber stopper to fill the gap.  I used a rubber end from some spare tension rods I had on hand.  You could also use a door stop, I suspect.  But it's all good, no one will see it.  I didn't glue my dowel rods either - they fit in pretty flush, but you could glue them with wood glue if you wanted.

Then you can space them out by placing your K-cups in between the dowels.

These lovely rows of coffee pods make me so happy.


Now, they're all tucked away in a drawer - no more unsightly K-Cups on my counter!



How do you store your K-Cups?

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9.26.2014

Friday 5+1 (5 Things I Like + 1 Thing I Don't) + A Giveaway!

Happy Friday!

I hope you've had a great week and are ready to roll into the weekend.  You can really tell the seasons are changing around here, and I love how beautiful it is here in the Midwest this time of year.  

Let's get started!

I'm in love with this client kitchen remodel from Worthing Court.   As someone who really wants to incorporate more gray into my home that has a lot of brown/beige tile, seeing this look pulled off so beautifully gives me hope.  It's so fresh and gorgeous, and goes to show that you can pull off gray kitchen cabinets and still have a light and bright kitchen.

Source: Worthing Court
Fall Nail Polish
I rarely get manicures, but splurged on one recently because I just love the beautiful fall color choices they offer.  On the left, "You Don't Know Jacques" and on the right, "Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!"  

Since I was going to Oktoberfest, I went with "Nein! Nein! Nein!" option.  (Boy, I swear my hands don't seem that old looking in person...).

In keeping with the gray trend this post is taking, how about this beautiful shade of gray in this kitchen on the paneled fridge?  (I know it's a House Beautiful photo, but don't have the original source link, sorry).  The notes I have on it indicate that the paint color is Benjamin Moore's Silhouette.  The hardware isn't too shabby either.

Bad Lip Reading
I may have shared this one before, but it's too funny not to share again.  The name says it all, and I have laughed so hard at some of these videos, it's embarrassing.

I know the NFL isn't the most popular organization right now, but this is one of my favorites:

Unroll Me
I haven't had time to try this app yet, but it's on my list.  The idea behind it, is that it will help you easily unsubscribe from email lists that may be overrunning your inbox.  I have so many, I don't know where to start, so this looks like it will help make the job a whole lot easier!

What I Don't Like - Insomnia
The one thing I don't like, that has been wearing me down all week, is a bad case of insomnia!  For three nights in a row, I was looking at the clock, and ultimately awake at about 4:30 am.  Not fun.  Especially when you start getting anxious about not sleeping in the process.  I felt as tired as I was when I had a newborn.  Yes, that tired.  Fortunately, I finally got a great night of sleep last night.  It's a whole new world today!

I don't do a whole lot of giveaways, but this is one I think you'll appreciate.  I really love the look of canvas prints, especially when I have some nice photos that I want to display.  It just changes things up a bit from the usual.  So, when Easy Canvas Prints contacted me, I couldn't refuse.

I had one of our family photos made into a canvas print, and I just love it.

So, here's your chance to win a 16x20 print + free shipping, for yourself!  Leave me a comment, and you'll be entered to win.  The giveaway will stay open until Friday, October 3, 2014 at midnight, Eastern time.

Have a wonderful weekend!