Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor child a scone. But when she got there, the cupboard was such a freaking mess with all the various pasta bags that she couldn't find them.




So she got an idea, and went to IKEA, and her cupboard lived happily ever after.





I seriously can't tell you how much I love having all my noodles in these clear, divided containers. No bags, everything is visible, organized, clean-looking. There is even a tall container for my fettuccine and spaghetti. And for half the price of these kind of containers anywhere else. I love IKEA! Plus, shopping in peace and quiet while your kids run amuck in their playland is the best idea ever. Viva Sweden!



Daily Weight Loss: .2 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 4.2 lbs

20 comments:

Soul-Fusion said...

I have yet to visit Ikea but a few months back I bought similar containers and it makes me SO happy to have organized cupboards - with the added benefit that these containers keep everything fresher in a humid climate.

Mrs. Organic said...

I was just wondering what to do with my girls today - we are so heading up there right now for these containers and some frozen yogurt.

Suzie said...

Oh my gosh! Awesome!

I love organization in my pantry.
(although you would never know it by looking at it today)

Ikea trip-on my list of to dos!

Chelsea said...

Those are awesome! I've got to get some next time I make an Ikea trip.

CaraDee said...

Okay, that is too weird. Last night I emptied half of my pantry (not enough counter space for all of it) and am organizing it. Also, I just bought about 32 bags of noodles yesterday. Smith's has American Beauty pasta for .49 cents a bag when you buy 8, no limit. I now have the problem of where the hell to put it all.

Charlie said...

Never before have I wanted a shiny pasta cupboard...

And yet, I yearn for it....

jennie w. said...

Oh crap. You will find out why I said that in 2-3 days.

Lia said...

I am no longer allowed to go to IKEA without a fully rounded financially responsible will not let me near my bank card or go over my budget, refuses to listen to my pleads, begging or give in to my temper tantrums no nonsense adult. In other words HIMSELF.

He banned me, for life with out him being in toe. He says it's because he doesn't want to live in a house that looks like an IKEA store or see the inside of the bankruptcy courts.

*HUMP*

He laughed when he saw your post, then looked at me and said NO!!!!
I'd divorce him if we were already married. I think it is cruelty to keep me away from IKEA.

Nice tidy cupboard, makes total sense to me.

Much love
Lia
xx

Jillybean said...

Great, now I'm craving meatballs and fresh cinnamon rolls.

I need to go to Ikea.

Vanessa said...

Too bad you can't eat any of it for another month. Such a shame.

Aimee said...

Officially lusting after your pasta pantry now! I must know, how much were those containers? If cheap enough, I'm totally replacing the Container Store ones I spent too much $ on just last year. (These IKEA ones look like they'd take up a lot less space!)

L. said...

Boy, oh, Boy, did you ever need those! Looks great. But is that another pasta bag I see lurking behind the peanut butter jar? How many shapes of Pasta do you own!?

And now the bread won't fall out on me when I open the cupboard door.

Sara said...

I want those!

The Boob Nazi said...

I know I don't know you well enough to use the "o" word on your blog, but I'm pretty sure I just had an orgasm looking at all the organization.

MiaKatia said...

I am seriously deprived. I have never been to an Ikea. It is on my to do list for the year. Love your organized pantry.

bel said...

THe Ikea here is a total zoo (well, the parking lot anyway), but it might be worth braving it for pretty pasta...

lisa said...

Does one really need that much pasta?

rae said...

I'm SO JEALOUS that Ikea is an easy trip. I want to do that pasta thing now, and I will have to plan and wait...

kado! said...

love me some IKEA, well to be honest I love me some free child care.

Omgirl said...

They were a whopping $4.99 and $3.99! I know, amazing!