Ryan built me shelves this weekend! It was quite the project, and I was so happy with the finished product that I cried. (Just a little.) It gives me peace of mind to know that everything has a place, and I get double peace of mind knowing that we're at least attempting to save up on food and supplies in case of an emergency. "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." (Click for a great talk by LDS church leader, Elder L. Tom Perry.)
These shelves house our "overflow" items; our regular pantry holds a little more than this photo. Currently, our food storage technique is just to buy extra of what we use, so that we can cycle through the food items without having to get really creative. (Grind my own wheat?? I'm not up for that yet.) If nothing else, it's a good start!
What are YOU doing for food storage? I'm sure we could all use a few new ideas!
On a different note, I missed a beautiful Portland wedding this weekend. Congrats to my cousin Kendall and her new husband, Josh!