Last weekend, we decided to do a little nesting! And we started at the greatest/cheapest organizational supplier we know of–IKEA! Which means meatballs. Ikea has this cheap-o lunch counter that serves oddly tasty swedish food! Note the meatballs and the ‘lingonberry’ soda! It cracks me up to eat there.

Okay, we wanted to get a pot rack to move our pots and pans off our baker’s rack so we could take Dale’s 50 coffee making devices and put them on the baker’s rack so we could actually use our prep counter for, um prep.

Also, we have almost zero natural light in our kitchen–and our light fixture was dingy and small. So we picked up this new light fixture for $17. Seriously, Ikea is insane!

Our baker’s rack is now festooned with Dale’s many coffee devices–and our pots and pans are hanging!

Yay! A clean prep counter with hanging pots (have I mentioned how cheap Ikea is? It was like $20 for the pot rack)!
We also reconsidered where we put things and I feel like I have 10 times as much as space as I did a week ago. I cleaned out a catch-all drawer and now use it as a spice drawer! And I rearranged a few other things and now the top of the fridge is empty of cereal boxes! It’s like we have a whole new kitchen! Yay!

The new lighting fixture and the cleaned-up kitchen in full effect! We also got a new sink drainer–you can barely see it here but our wood one was falling apart.