I shared on my Instagram how rewarding it feels each week once food prep is complete. My husband and I are really trying to make smart decisions when it comes to what we eat. One key component of eating properly is having an organized fridge which is stocked with healthy items which are ready to eat. This prevents us from making bad food choices. In the video below I share with you how I have my entire fridge organized and also my food prep process. I hope you will enjoy!
Chalkboard labels are the perfect tool to use to keep track of food and drink expiration dates. You will want to be sure to use labels that are dishwasher friendly. This way you do not have to replace them when cleaning your containers.
In this video I give you a tour of my new fridge and show you how I have it organized.
The one thing that I was really excited about with our kitchen renovation was being able to organize my cabinets. Not that they were not already organized but they needed an update. I was able to purge items that I no longer used and replace items that really needed to be retired. It now feels so great having a kitchen that is completely organized to fit my needs. In the video below I take you through all of my kitchen cabinets and drawers to show you my new set-up.
I absolutely LOVE using these bamboo drawer organizers in my kitchen. They are an affordable way to give your drawers a custom look.
I hope you enjoy touring around my kitchen with me. I take you through all of my kitchen cabinets and drawers to share with you the organizational systems that work for me.
One of the most challenging spaces to organize in your home is under the kitchen sink. When organizing under the kitchen sink we have to be creative to get the most use around the pipes and garbage disposal. I was excited to share with you how I organized under my kitchen sink to maximize space in the video below.
The first step to any home organization project is to clear the space and purge the items that are not needed. Under your kitchen sink you want to only place those items that you need.
In this video I share with you how I organized under my kitchen sink and the organizing tools that I used to work around the challenging areas. I hope you enjoy and find helpful.
Tis the season of motivation! The beginning of a new year always seems to have everyone ready to take control of their home and get it in order. We all have good intentions to get our home organized but too often many struggle to get the goal accomplished. One key thing for home organization success is having the proper guidance and tips to carry out those no-fail systems in your home.
I have a home organization secret weapon for you! The Complete Book Of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley. It is truly the perfect tool to walk you through the process of getting your home in order. It is so well written and bursting with helpful tips and beautiful photos. Over the years Toni has mastered the art of implementing successful organized systems in her home. She has shared these tips along with creating several handy printables to help get your home and life organized on her blog A Bowl Full Of Lemons. Along with being my friend she is my inspiration. Not only is she an inspiration to me, but to so many others.
In the book Toni shares that it is not about perfection, but about having balance in your home. She walks you through each space in your home to show you just how to get that balance. As I was going through her book I could relate and totally confirm that she is on point with the advice she shares. For example, in the book she mentions that her favorite tools for organizing her spices are lazy susans and drawers. I totally agree. I have my spices organized in a drawer by my stove and it works beautifully in my kitchen. It was so funny because when I read this in her book I felt so proud like I was a student who just got the answer right in class.
The Complete Book Of Home Organization is filled with so many visual inspirations that are so helpful as you read the detailed tips. The tips that she shares are so relatable to me and simple to start in your home.
I was also so honored when Toni included one of the spaces in my home in the before and after portion of her book. So exciting seeing myself in print!
You all know I am a girl who is all about the details. When I first received my book the first thing that I noticed and loved was the structure of the book. It is such a beautifully designed book. I love the corner tabs, the motivating colors and gorgeous visuals. It shows that Toni put the same thought and care into this book as she does her home.
Enter to win a copy of The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley.
I am back! What a wonderful and relaxing break I enjoyed. Although I really enjoyed my break I am so happy to be back to my daily grind. The first thing on my agenda was to announce the winners of the multiple giveaways that I hosted on my blog and YouTube channel. The winners are listed below and all have been contacted via email. Thanks to everyone who participated and l hope your year is going great so far! -Nikki
I love a great get-a-way! It is no secret that my family and I had such a beautiful time in the Smoky Mountains at the Hidden Mountain Resort in Sevierville, TN. It is such a relaxing and fun place to visit. Their cabins are simply beautiful and fully equipped to make your stay such a great experience.
I am so excited to announce that the Hidden Mountain Resort is sponsoring a giveaway for a 3 night stay at their beautiful resort for one of my viewers/readers. The winner will also win 4 passes to theRainforest Adventure in Sevierville, TN and a $40.00 gift card from the Collier restaurant group (which includes the restaurant Flapjacks along with others).
Are you struggling to find those last minute Christmas gifts? This is why I love sharing my holiday gift guide each year. I get inspiration from so many and love to also give inspiration. There were so many wonderful products on the market that I loved sharing with you. To make it even better I am hosting multiple giveaways. You can enter the giveaways below and also watch the gift guide video. I hope you find it helpful and enjoy!
You can enter the giveaway for all the giveaway items mentioned in the video here. There will be four winners chosen and each will receive one prize. Good Luck!
Thanksgiving has passed and now we are all pulling out the Christmas trees and decor. I really had a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving. My family spent the Thanksgiving holidays in the Smoky Mountains. What a wonderful place to be during this time of year. I planned our trip this year and shared these planning tips in my recent video which is below. I also shared some footage from our Thanksgiving holiday. I hope you will find the tips helpful and the video entertaining.
While in the Smoky Mountains we had professional photographer Lynn Stranger of lynnstrangerphotography.com. We really enjoyed our photo session. Lynn was so fun and easy to work with. She made our session so enjoyable. It was so nice to capture our special trip with a beautiful photograph with both of our sons.
One thing that I really loved this Thanksgiving was our dessert table. Oh my goodness! It was filled with the most wonderful sweet treats. It was such a treat to sample the dessert recipes from so many different family members.
Family is everything! We had such a beautiful time with your family. I love that both my side of the family and my husbands all have a true love for each other and we are one beautiful blended family.
We stayed at the cabin resort Hidden Mountain. It was a beautiful place to stay (especially during the holidays). I give you are tour of our cabin in the video below.
Holiday travel time is here! I get so many request to share packing organization videos. I love sharing how I organize and pack my handbags and travel bags because many people dread packing for trips. If you use my simple tips I hope it will make packing a simple task this holiday season.
I was able to team up with Ezpacking.com to share with you some ways to simplify your packing this holiday season. Ezpacking has the perfect packing cubes to keep you organized and stress free this holiday season. Ezpacking offers their cubes individually and in sets. You can also buy the cubes individually as you see fit (for example if you know you also want to use the Extra Small Cube for electronics, phone chargers, or toiletries, you can buy multiple of those cubes). They also have an option on their website to include a gift bag. If you are buying this as a Christmas gift, they will send it with the package so you have something nice to give the gift in. It's a nice brown paper bag with their name on it. They are your one stop packing resource!
EzPacking.com is sponsoring a give-a-way for one of my readers/viewers to win one of their packing cube bundles. Enter the give-a-way below. Good luck to everyone!
'Tis the season to start hosting! Can you believe the holidays are back! I am excited for the season and have started planning for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each year I like to give my guest a special invitation. I love for it to be in the form of a gift. I think it is a great way to get everyone excited about Christmas. In the invitation I like to explain the current years theme and all of the activities, menu and traditions which will take place in my home for their Christmas visit. In the video below I share with you how I put together our Christmas 2015 invitations. I hope you will enjoy! PS: I am totally aware of my typo on the invitations (Your vs. Your're). I have made the correction :).
Welcome to At Home With Nikki! My name is Nikki and I am so happy you have made it to my blog. Along with being a mom and wife, my home is my passion and pride. I love organizing and decorating my home to make my family comfortable and happy. After several years traveling around the United States and overseas my husband and I have finally settled in the beautiful area of Charleston, South Carolina. I hope that you will enjoy my blog and join me on my journey around my home.
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