My new favorite buckets

buckets My pantry has as many jobs as I do!

It has to house the aprons, the brooms, and the recycling. It has to keep it’s shelves organized between cereal, coconut, beans, etc, etc, etc, sesame oil, lentils, pasta, green chilies, spaghetti squash, nuts and dried fruit, cornmeal, vital wheat gluten, birthday candles, sugars, etc, etc, etc, chocolate, extra salt, the weird containers that need some place to hang out, and the extra boxes of baking soda I seemed to have acquired.

Sometimes it freaks out. Sometimes the cereal attacks. Well, that might be when the household 2-year-old waves his arms frantically and sends them all flying.

Regardless, I needed to get some things under control. I still have a ways to go (Bonnie get real, this is a forever job!), but I have found one of my new favorite things!


And not just any buckets. These are smaller ones that fit 2 stacked high perfectly under the bottom shelf in my squished pantry.

Another plus, I splurged a couple extra bucks and bought the twisting lids rather than the hurt-your-fingers-pry-off lids.

Seriously, I’m not sure it gets better than this. Wow, I’m such a mom. Good thing moms are cool!

If you want to get some, I found them in the bulk section of WinCo. They have big buckets and big twisty lids too. You’ll love them and want to find more uses for them. I promise.

Avocado Hummus Veggie Sandwich


With a grandma in town, hubs and I escaped for a date night this past weekend. We did a super cool thing and meandered through the bookstore without buying anything (love these kind of dates). I did get myself lost in the cookbooks, but I pulled out only wanting a couple things: True Food and Superfood Kitchen.

Bookstores give two purposes: make you feel smart and make you want to leave something significant in the world. Well, buying books could be another purpose, but that’s not what happened. :)… 

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