Jun 14, 2017

A GOOD START

I had intended to start with the bedroom and work my way out, but decided to do the kitchen and bath today instead.

A perfect wall for the big ass pear...now I just need to hang it.
I am especially happy how the bottom of the pantry perfectly houses my mixer, big bowls, and misc little appliances that I don't use often.

The top shelves that are empty will hold all of my baking stuff and the other shelves will be better organized with holders for cans and boxes and such.

Dishes and casseroles fit well here.  I was a little worried about this one, since I consolidated three cabinets into one:

Coffee cups, drinking glasses, and sippy cups.  Finally!  A place for the sippy cups!

Coffee, coffee, coffee!! (And Stewey's cookie jar.)

The view from behind the sink.  

And into the bathroom.  I was so relieved to find a tall cabinet in there!

More stuff than I am happy with on the vanity, but this is a good start at least.

I'm thinking about this as decor...

So that's the progress for today.  I still need to hang a lot of command hooks and get some drawer divider/organizer thingies, but I wanted to get everything packed first and then make a thorough list before going to the Targets or the Beds, Baths, and Beyonds.

Tomorrow I am going to have a leisurely morning and then I have a doctor's appointment at 1:00.  Then I'll stop over at the house to pick up mail, empty the fridge and freezer, put the trash out, and grab a few small items that I forgot...like a bathroom trash can and my tool box!

Thank you, my dears, for all of your lovely notes and comments and prayers and support.  Writing to you so often has kept me accountable through this, and has forced me to keep my promise to look after myself.

More tomorrow...stay tuned!

36 comments:

  1. It looks so inviting already on day one! Love the view from the kitchen sink. I also love the kitchen backsplash tile. The place seems so cozy and relaxing, and so much less work!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the detailed tour, I've actually been wondering how it's going. Well done, onward tomorrow!

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  2. Everything looks great and I like that bathroom look. Looks very organized in kitchen and bathroom.

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  3. That is a very nice apartment. I love the light! The view from the kitchen is great. I'm feeling it! You are going to be happy in this new Maintenance Free apartment! I have to say I do admire your devotion to cooking and am glad you found storage for all of your equipment. I am a open, heat and serve type of gal. One of my best friends cooks all the time and I just love to go to her house for a visit!

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  4. Good storage in a bathroom is a must. Love your decor ideas too. It will be fully functional as CS2 before you realize it!

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  5. It is looking good and I am so proud of you as you do all this work and stay strong and cheerful. You are an amazing woman! Liz

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  6. everything looks so wonderful! I hope CS2 is a bright new beginning, I love the view from the kitchen sink, sending warm wishes your way!! Your organization is inspiring!! Can't wait to peek the studio in due time...take care of you, pace yourself and rest when called for!

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  7. It is already looking warm and inviting, Coni. Take care of you and rest often!

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  8. You are unbelievable. You have gotten so much accomplished! The apartment is very nice and I think the bathroom décor is perfect with that particular piece of artwork. Love the spot for the pear painting too, ... And I see a porch for you to sit on and stitch.This place is just perfect for you!

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  9. It's so good to see your progress. I think you've made perfect choices, not that it matters what I think. It's how you think and feel that matters in your own space. It looks perfect for you, Coni. I'm glad you have an appointment tomorrow so you are forced not to do too much. There's no rush or pressure now. Take your time and take care of you. You are important and we want to see you well and healthy. God bless you, Coni. ♥ Love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn

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  10. A place for everything and everything in its place.. you
    are doing it, perfectionist dear. Your home looks so lovely in the lamplight and before you realize it, all will come together and you will be in your happy chair stitching away, everything accomplished. Conserve your energy, enjoy the day out for your appointment and notice you elation upon returning to your lovely new abode... Job
    well done, Coni.

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  11. I love the bathroom decor! You have great storage spaces. You are rocking this!

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  12. It is looking good! It will just take time and you will probably redo some things several times until you get them the way you want them. Don't overdo! Hugs!

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  13. Wow you are doing great getting your new place all done up. The pictures look like it is going to be inviting and cozy place!
    Jennifer

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  14. Beautiful Coni! Really sweet. I'm sure there will be many happy hours spent here. Happy healthy thoughts + prayers continue on their way to you, my hero!
    Luv
    MaryO1230

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  15. I love your paintings for the décor in the kitchen and bathroom! You certainly got a lot accomplished today. (Wednesday) lease don't over do it. All that stuff is there at your command and schedule, so no real need to hurry...right?

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  16. Purple is my favorite color! Love the bathroom choices.

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  17. Looking just lovely already! I know you are anxious to have everything unpacked and put away, but take your time. Unpack a box or two, turn on the TV and put your feet up and do a bit of stitching. You need a little break...

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  18. I'm loving it already and I don't live there! Well done Coni, I know it's not easy but you're getting there.

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  19. NeedlesandBlackCatJune 15, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    Very nice--and very smart organizing the kitchen and bathroom first (after making up the big-girl sleigh bard first of course). That's how I always did it. Take care of those basic needs, etc... So many windows, so much light, so many cabinets. Pace yourself and enjoy the organizing adventure. (Honestly, reading about your move has kind of rekindled my inner gypsy.)

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  20. Gosh Coni...what a super start and such lovely light feels so warm & inviting☀️ Wishing you well at your appointment..blessings

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  21. It looks wonderful, Coni, and you've handled all of this with remarkable grace and fortitude - even though you think you've been a mess. I'm sure your parents and Stewey are looking down on you with much pride.

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  22. Looks like a wonderful light filled home with a big ass pear. Love it!

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  23. Loving the purple and white in the bathroom.

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  24. I think you are off to a grand new start! Love your new place. The bathroom is so pretty. You got this, girlfriend!!

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  25. Looks like you're off to a great start for sure!

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  26. It looks lovely! And like it was built just for your things :)

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  27. Everything looks great so far. I am happy to see you found a place to hang the Big Ass Pear picture - I always loved that picture from your home photos over the years.
    Carolyn

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  28. Love the look in the bathroom! You rock.

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  29. I love the bathroom idea...gorgeous colors! CS2 is the perfect space for everything, like it was made for you and your furniture. Your cupboards and pantry look great, everything within easy reach...even the zippy cups. I love Stewey's cookie jar, and the view from your windows is really pretty.
    I know with each update that this is where you are going to find health, peace, and happiness...the perfect home. Don't over do it!

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  30. Oy bay, that should have read "sippy cups" not "zippy cups," damn spell check.
    Okay, carry on...

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  31. THAT should have said "Oy Vay" sheesh...insert very big eye roll (and a finger gesture at my laptop). TMI?
    LOL

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  32. Gosh, you've done a lot already! Very proud of you .... but don't overdo it!

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  33. I agree with everyone else: your new home is LOVELY!!
    I too love the view from the kitchen sink. Wait until all your stitchy stuff is out and you can see it / ponder it from where you are cooking. I will actually drag stuff to the kitchen table so I can see it better while I cook.
    And purple is one of my favourite colours...love the look of your bathroom. What a lovely nest you are making.
    You have a great sense of style...I think you are going to be very happy in Chez Spinster 2.0.
    God Bless your new home!

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  34. I think you deserve a day of relaxation. Or perhaps, relaxation with a couple tiny tasks worked in so you will get to move a little.

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