I’ve been chomping at the bit to do a little Spring Cleaning. So many things in the house are starting to bug me. I’ve spent the last 5 months fostering dogs and I’ve not come up with a good solution on how to keep all of the dog food separate. I have food for my dogs…for quite some time Izzy was on puppy food but then I found a food that is good for both puppies and dogs combined so I swithed to that one. Then I have old dogs I’m fostering. I have weight reduction food and puppy food for fosters. It is all too much. I didn’t have storage space so I found myself with ziplock bags of dog food sitting out on my kitchen counters. UGH.
That got old but I couldn’t come up with a solution. Then one day I was at the rescue coordinators house and saw she must have had the same problem as she had canisters on her counter with different dog foods in them. YES. That would be the perfect solution. I hated to give up counter space but I hated even more that ziplock bags were sitting all over.
So I went on Amazon and bought two canisters…one for foster puppy food and one for foster senior dog food. HERE are the canister’s I bought.
I love these vintage style glass jars. Ila gifted me a couple but those are vintage with red handles. There was no way I was using them for dog food. They are in my sewing room holding scraps.
I put the dog food in them and was so happy with them. I was happy enough that I ordered two more.
A week or two later I was in the laundry room. It’s a small room just off my kitchen. The room was a mess. I still had childcare stuff in one of the cabinets and I haven’t done regular childcare for over a year. Oh my. I decided enough was enough. One day I cleaned out the cabinets above the washer and dryer. A couple days later I cleaned out the cabinets on the opposite wall. A few days after that I decided it was time to do some with the shelf above the washer and dryer. In the past, I kept dog treats and equipment there. Doesn’t it look messy?
I hated it. Then I got the idea to take the dog food canisters that I had bought for the kitchen and check to see if they would fit on the shelf. Oh my word…they fit perfectly.
I love how it looks!! It’s so much neater and clean looking. The food isn’t in the kitchen but it is in a really good spot two steps away from the kitchen.
Now, I just need a matching washer and dryer set. My husband, who has passed away, was addiment that a washer and dryer didn’t need to match…When the next one dies, I’m hoping to spring for a new matching set. But, I’m not hoping for that too soon as I won’t buy anything new until at least one of them dies…but, I also have an extra washer in the basement so who knows. I’ll likely live like this for quite awhile. They do a fine job doing their job so I’m content for now.
I ended up getting these one cup measurer to go in the jars with dog food. You can find them HERE.
Izzy ended up needing a slow feed dog bowl. She had been eating quickly and then half cough and half gagged on her food.
This has been perfect for her and I highly recommend a slow feed bowl for any dog that eats quickly. You can find them HERE on Amazon.
One last thing I want to add in case you missed the blog post about the handprint quilt I did for my grandson Carver’s classes school wide fundraiser. Here it is…
You can find the fabric paint that was used on with the handprints HERE. This paint was awesome. It was not globby and thick. I would longarm over the paint and the thread wouldn’t break. That’s amazing as other quilts I’ve tried to longarm that had handprints on them were so hard to work with. Every time the needle went over the paint, the thread would break.
That’s the latest things I’ve found that I’ve been super happy with. Do you have anything you would recommend? If you do, please leave a comment. I love discovering new things!!
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The slow feed dog bowls are brilliant; we have them for our two Labradors and they really help to slow them down instead of gobbling their food.
I love the idea of a matching set of washer and dryer . I had that at one time. Over time I’ve went with a more expensive front load with a steam setting and the cheapest dryer I could find. My dirty chore clothes come cleaner in the front load and I found I never changed my dryer setting much so didn’t need anything fancy. Mine are in a closet so I don’t have to look at them.
Thank you for letting us live vicariously through you and your family! I can only guess how much work it is to keep us updated. Thanks for being so true with us!
Thank you for taking care of the dogs and puppies. I’m so glad you had Rusty and he found a home now.
See you next time,
I belong to an appliance group. The new washers and dryers aren’t made like they used to be. All sorts of problems with them. Same with fridges and dishwashers. My dishwasher is almost 20 years old and I hope it lasts forever. The same with my other appliances. My washer and dryer don’t match either, but I prefer that to machines that aren’t built to last. I think the expensive top of the line models may be pretty good, but I don’t have the budget for those. Maybe there is something you can do to yours to make them look more like a match? I think you laundry area looks lovely like it is.
Thanks for the kind words Pamela!!
For several years, I have been using one of those canisters to store my spools of thread. The spools are easy to see, and being in the canister keeps them from getting dusty.
I missed your usual Monday morning post, “What I’m Working On”. Is it moving to a different day? I love that post. Thanks!
Yes, me too!
It’s a blog hiccup. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.
Such brilliant finds! I like the jars that you found to use for the dog food. I also like the paints. I am ready to make another quilt with children’s handprints – so meaningful.
Those cannisters look like they were made just for that shelf! A perfect fit!
I enjoy your favorite finds posts. I also like it when you share toys that your younger grandkids are interested in. The magnetic ABC bus and the button art toy have been hits with my grandson. Thanks for the ideas!