So I put on my thinking cap and came up with a solution that has made our creative lives a heck of a lot easier. In this kitchen we've been blessed with an abundance of storage/cabinets. We have a closet type pantry that was only 1/2 full of food and about 1/2 full of crap. My solution was to relocate the crap and use the rest of the pantry space in a way that works for us. Here's what I came up with.
We made the switch about 2 weeks ago and it still looks like this. That's nothing short of a miracle. The kids have been wonderful about putting things away where they go, which is a hard lesson to learn, no doubt. So, we're pleased as punch with how it turned out.
That's it for now.
I realize that I still haven't done my update posts on the kiddos yet. BUT, we've had a litte bit of *ahem* excitement going on around here, so those have taken a bit of a backseat. Still to come, though. Promise.