I live two lives. In one life my house is neat and clean and organized, time is ample and I get dressed before I take the kids to school. In my other life the house is chaotic, time is harried and I most definitely stay in pajamas for my morning commute. Guess which life is real and which is fantasy.
A while back I was listening to NPR and they were discussing the very real possibility of parallel universes. Not just parallel universes but identical universes; places filled with the same people doing the same things. It's mind boggling to say the least. I'd like to think my universal doppelganger is living my fantasy life -- the one I'm *supposed* to be living. And my ultimate goal is to switch lives with this doppelganger. I wonder if I clean my kitchen does hers become messy? Are our actions related like Dorian's picture in the attic? But I digress.
Yesterday a small crack broke between these parallel universes; I organized my pantry and spice cabinet. Let me tell you -- it is a thing of beauty. I was inspired by this pantry but knew time was limited (the crack didn't open that far dagnamit). This meant no painting for me (though I LOVE her walls). Rather I found some stickers from Target for $9.95 to give my pantry a little extra punch. I used jars and boxes that we had laying around.
One advantage to having a husband who is a junker? Lots of fodder about when a project is at hand. So, yes, we had vintage canisters and crates just waiting for this purpose. It's hard to see in the photos but the big ball jars are a gorgeous blue. I simply adore them. Ah the little things.
After I was done there I was so happy and couldn't help but move on to the spice cabinet.
And now my kitchen is neat, clean and organized. I only feel a little sorry for my doppelganger and the mess she had to wake up to this morning. But hey -- at least she's dressed for I am still firmly pajama clad. Perhaps tomorrow I'll leave her in her pajamas too.