Kitchen Remodel, Organization, & Pinterest Party!!

Hello everyone!!


For those that are new to Romance on a Dime, I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m Betsy, still a newlywed (been married since 10/10/10).


I am very goal driven and love to blog about my pursuits, be it cooking, healthy living, organizing, setting goals, upcycling, or trying my hand at DIY projects.


I weekly give you my menu plan and host a blog hop: Take it on Tuesday. I just love seeing all the projects everyone is working on!! I regularly pin my favorites here and feature 5 projects each week. Last Tuesday I talked about the remodeling that was going on in our home.


Today I’m going to show you the before and after of the remodeling process, then tell you about an


Pinterest Party!!



As some of you may know, last week we were kicked out of our house for kitchen renovations. We live in a co-op and I was HAPPY to let them take over and do all the work for a week.

So how about some before and after pictures!



The floor was a definite improvement!! It will still hide the dirt well (and it’s still vinyl), but it looks much nicer. (Sorry the pictures are a little bright to see detail.)



We went from darkly stained cabinets (which went well with our wine decor) to a light wood. This brightens the kitchen so much and is growing on me! Here is the before:



And the after:




The Sink Difference



 Pantry Organization



On Tuesday we went out and purchased some baskets and glass containers to help organize all the food in our pantry. You can see me first experimenting in organizing the empty baskets on the pantry shelves:



Many of the baskets were from T J Maxx, as were these $7.99 glass canisters (for a set of three)!



My favorite purchase, though, was the expandable 3 tiered shelves from Target:



Below is a close-up of my organized pantry. I plan to label the flour, sugar, brown sugar, etc. (I’m inspired by Jen from At Home in the Northwest – she gives a great tutorial for making labels!)



Behind all the teas, I have the glass canisters from T J Maxx. I decided to label them with dry erase marker, since I didn’t know how permanent these items that filled them would be:



The basket on the bottom shelf holds chips, crackers, rice, flax seed and other grain:



Finally, the very top shelf holds mainly serving trays. In the basket are paper plates and plastic cups, and plastic-ware.


In the coming weeks, I’ll show you how I’ve organized the rest of my kitchen.

And now on to the…

Pinterest Party!!


I absolutely LOVE Pinterest. It’s my inspiration for recipes, decor, DIY projects, upcycling, etc! I’m sure you all love Pinterest too. That’s why I wanted to create a Pinterest linky party.


The best part about this is that you don’t have to have a blog to participate!!


I want to see what has inspired you. I’ve created a theme for the month of March – GREEN! What does that mean?


Bring on the GREEN furniture.
Bring on the GREEN dress.
GREEN heels!
GREEN upcycling!
GREEN crafts.
GREEN food.
(By the way, it does not have to be Shamrock related.)

Here’s a sample of what I’ve pinned.


Step 1:

Create a Pin Board (on Pinterest) and name it: I dig GREEN @ Romance on a Dime.

Step 2:

FOLLOW me {Betsy Pool} on Pinterest and make your first pin the link to this post and use THIS PIN IT BUTTON RIGHT HERE TO DO SO!Pin It

Step 3:

  Pin like crazy with GREEN inspiration!! Include anything GREEN that inspires you (clothing, accessories, crafts, furniture, repurposed items – you name it, it just has to be GREEN!)   On Sunday I will provide a link up for you to link up your Pinterest Board!


Schedule for the rest of the month:

March 4th: Linky Opens

March 18th (at midnight Central Time): Party closes

Fourth Sunday: Features and maybe a hint to the next months theme!

We will feature THREE – 3 – Boards!

Just remember to follow the RULES for a chance to be featured. In the meantime we will all find new fabulous boards to follow and inspiration to inspire out creativity! (Don’t forget to check out my GREEN Pin Board!)   ***Grab a Pinterest Party button in the Sidebar***Pin It

P.S. Here is just an awesome taste of my Weekly Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

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