Pantry Organization

Back to School- Organizing the pantry for school lunches and snacks

Back to school is a time of transition for everyone, especially the kids. It’s a time of new routines and expectations, new classes and teachers, and new friends, which can be overwhelming. However, with proper planning, you can eliminate stress and ensure your family has everything they need when returning to school.

The key to stress-free back-to-school preparation is organization. A simple way to get organized is to start with the pantry.

An organized pantry makes it easy to see what you need—and what you don’t—so it will be a breeze when making lunch or packing a snack bag. A well-stocked pantry with healthy foods will help fuel their brains and bodies.

Organizing your pantry is like making a home for your food—it’s the first step to taking care of your family, and it can be a lot of fun! With these simple tips and tricks, you’ll be ready for anything.

First, remove all those old boxes, jars, and bags you’ve been holding on to “just in case.” You’ll find when you’ve got a clean slate, it’s easier to think about what you need to keep and what you can toss.

Next, move on to sorting through what’s left: Think about categories—is there anything that belongs together? For example, group your baking ingredients in one place. You can also use containers or baskets to help organize different foods, like dry goods in one container and canned goods in another. When storing food in clear containers or bins, you’ll be able to see what you have at a glance, to make shopping easier and faster when you’re at the store.

Keep frequently used items at eye level so they’re  easy for kids to reach.

Finally, label everything so everyone knows where everything is stored. You can even label containers with pictures if your child is still learning to read.

After organizing your pantry, create a list of items to purchase at the store.

Set aside a shelf or basket in your pantry for lunch boxes and reusable water bottles. Doing so will make it easy and time efficient when running out the door.

Make this a fun experience and set yourself up for success this school year with an organized pantry.

Need additional support? The Fancy Pantry is here to help!

Our expert designers will create a space that suits your lifestyle needs and preferences. We will help you get organized with a functional and beautiful pantry.

Final Days of Summer Sale

The summer days are winding down. We invite you to soak up the sunshine with our Final Days of Summer Sale! 

There is still plenty of time to make memories with family and friends, by creating an outdoor entertaining space. 

A place to laugh, break bread and celebrate the gift of life. 

We have everything you need to create a warm and inviting space for your guest. 

From pillows and throws, to table decor, lanterns, charcuterie boards and more! 

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Enhance your space with our luxury summer essentials designed to make the most of your backyard or garden. And it all starts with a few new pieces from our final days of summer sale.

All items pictured are available in-store. Please visit our website for more options.

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White Peach Rosemary Cocktail Recipe

Inspired by fresh, ripe white peaches, this cocktail is the perfect party drink for entertaining or just relaxing on a warm summer day.

The crisp, sophisticated scent of rosemary adds complexity and depth to this refreshing, delicious drink. 

Serve this cocktail in our Castillian Glassware and Pebble Glass Carafe, with your favorite meal and it is sure to be a crowd-pleasing experience.

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Summer Outdoor Dining Essentials

The sun is out and the days are getting longer. It’s the perfect time to host a gathering outside during these beautiful summer months. We have all the essentials you need to curate a wonderful outdoor dining experience filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

Hostess Gifts

When you get invited to a party, show your host appreciation with a hostess gift. Our featured gift is a seafood set in a wooden box by Orban & Sons.

It has everything you need for a lobster dinner or oysters for four. This gift will stand the test of time. A hostess gift is the perfect way to say thank you to your host. It’s thoughtful and personal.

This small gesture can make all the difference in helping you to make new friends, as well as reconnecting with old ones.

Outdoor Spaces

This year, make your outdoor space even more luxurious with our selection of pillows and throws. The perfect way to add comfort and style to your lawn or patio, our throws come in a wide range of colors, patterns and materials.

Whether you want something soft and warm for those chilly nights by the fire pit or a light throw to keep in your car for impromptu picnics in the park, we have what you need.

Table Decor

Celebrate the Fourth of July with elegance and style!

With our table decor, you can give your guests a truly unique experience and make them feel like they are part of something special.

Our beautiful collection of tableware and accessories will help you create an atmosphere of elegance and luxury at your celebration.

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Father’s Day Whiskey Tasting Set

We’re celebrating Father’s Day with this special glass set that will elevate your whiskey to new heights.

The Peugeot whiskey glass is perfect for beginners and connoisseurs alike, as it heightens your drinking experience through design and technique.

The Les Impitoyables Whiskey Tasting Set is ideal for anyone who appreciates whiskey, liquor, cocktails, and more.

The specially shaped glass reveals the qualities and subtleties of whiskey, cognac, scotch, brandy, Armagnac’s, and more while cutting down on the alcohol vapors.

It comes paired with a metal chilling base and a branded Peugeot coaster so you can savor a single malt as it was meant to be enjoyed.

No ice needed – enjoy it neat! Keep the chilling base in the freezer for a few hours until frozen then place on the coaster to prevent condensation rings. Set the glass over the base and pour the spirit without covering the dome. Wait for 2-3 minutes. The whiskey is now at the perfect temperature, yet not watered down—for an even more authentic flavor!

So raise your glass high this Father’s Day…and cheers!

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