Category: Organization

Real Life vs. Styled Life: Office Desk

Real Life vs. Styled Life: Office Desk

Photography by Rebekah Burder. The office desk. I said I was ready to tackle it, and I rolled up my sleeves and did for this month’s version of Real Live vs. Styled Life. I picked up two baskets, a glass jar,…

Real Life vs. Styled Life

Real Life vs. Styled Life

Photography by Rebekah Burder I have no idea if this will be of any interest, but I had this idea for a post pop into my head and couldn’t relax until I shot the first version. I’m going to call…

An Organized Home

Are you in the mood to purge? January brings it out in all of us. We spent a solid three hours scrubbing down our home last weekend. Cobwebs were destroyed, bookcases were cleaned, and floors were scrubbed. We don’t have…

Printable Advent

Printable Advent

I created these numbers for an advent project, and thought I would pass it along, even though Christmas is late. I collect resources and inspiration for the holidays throughout the year. So bookmark it or pin the image for next…

Bright Walls, Bright Ideas

Bright Walls, Bright Ideas

Confession: I’ve painted several different rooms aqua, yellow, orange, and pink. And while pictures of brightly painted rooms are so inspiring and interesting when viewed online, living in them is a different story. The most relaxing room I’ve had so…

Obsessed with Furniture Rearranging

Obsessed with Furniture Rearranging

Image Credit: CocoCozy I’m going to confess something that isn’t really a secret to those that know me best. I love to arrange furniture. To be more honest, I’m obsessed with finding the perfect furniture arrangement. Image Credit: West Elm…

Crushing On The Organized Life

Crushing On The Organized Life

I recently stumbled on Etsy shop The Organized Life and knew I had to share. No matter how much of my life goes digital, I can’t escape a paper calendar for project planning and blog scheduling. I imagine I’m not the…

Creating an Organized Spice Drawer

Creating an Organized Spice Drawer

I keep a list of home projects I want to accomplish and ideas I want to implement in my head. Sometimes it makes it to paper. Sometimes it stays in my head for years. Having an organized spice drawer is…

Vanity Is A Good Thing

Vanity Is A Good Thing

Good Housekeeping My vanity is driving me nuts. I have the benefit of having an actual vanity in my bedroom, but the drawers are all unorganized, and the mirror is facing away from a window, so I can’t see well…

How to Style A Bookshelf

How to Style A Bookshelf

The title of this post could also be “How to Be Content With An Ugly Bookshelf That You’re Starting to Hate” or “How to Make Do With Budget Bookshelves Until You Can Afford Better Ones.” All would be applicable to…

Tip #14

Tip #14

Photography by BBB via Design Sponge. Tired of missing your Mom’s birthday, Mother’s Day and other important holidays? Go to your favorite card store, buy cards for the entire year. Put them in a box. Label it with “Mom” or…

Low Tech Redneck

Low Tech Redneck

I have an iPhone, and recently switched to a Mac. My life has been, and will continue to be, mostly digital for the past few years. But I also have a brain that can forget what I’m supposed to be…

Tip #7

Keep a large drawer filled with small decor items like picture frames, bud vases, knick knacks and such. Rotate your items on display in and out depending on your mood and the season.

Tip #2

Looking for new home decor on a budget? Throw a decor swap party. Focus on a room (bathroom, kitchen, outdoor, etc.) and ask everyone to bring a few gently used items, in an agreed upon price range, they no longer…

Choosing Heirloom Linens

Choosing Heirloom Linens

I’ve been frustrated lately with sheets that tear or breakdown after two or three years. A friend uses Irish linen sheets, which are out of my budget right now (running at $250 per sheet). So I started researching for alternatives…

Moving Day

Moving Day

  Photography by Rebekah Burder. We’re moving not once but twice in the next 30 days. The first time will be this weekend to a friend’s house. She moved to the beach and is letting us stay (rent free!) in…

Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

  Trying to get organized? These two products are the perfect thing for you. The first, part of the “Help for Harried Moms” gallery on This Old House.  It’s called the Smart Shopper, and it creates a printable list of groceries.  It’s…

Use Those Doors!

Use Those Doors!

  I’m fighting off a cold, hoping it doesn’t get the best of me before my flight to NYC this evening. Ami and I are on a super secret blogging trip, we’ll post all the details on Monday.  In the…

For Your Living Room

For Your Living Room

    These products are all about storage. I must admit, I really really really love all things storage.  I always have.  Ask the husband, I would spend all of our money on products just like these.  You know, if…

Living Room Quick Fix

Living Room Quick Fix

The living room is a little more ambiguous than other rooms. If you live in a small space your living room might also be the office, dining room, craft space, etc. For us, more functions equals more clutter. We just…

Products for your Bathroom

Products for your Bathroom

A few little pretties that have caught my eye this month: Faceted Glass Accessories from Restoration Hardware, $10-95 Cotton balls and Q-tips will look oh so elegant in these gorgeous containers. Anthurium Cosmetic Bag at Anthropologie, $26.00 Perfect for those…

Bathroom Quick Fix

Bathroom Quick Fix

I’m going to be honest, Sherry over at This Young House wrote a great article on simplifying her shower and makeup.  You should definitely read it (and the rest of this truly awesome blog!).  I’m not sure I can do…

Products For Your Kitchen

Products For Your Kitchen

Consider this post a love poem to Williams Sonoma!  I dearly love this store (but not the prices).  Here are a few of my favorite products for an organized kitchen. Modular Drawer Organizers, $36.50 for a set of 3 If…

Kitchen Quick Fix

Kitchen Quick Fix

The kitchen is a my major clutter attractor.  I sometimes go to the store to pick up spices, not knowing I have an unopened container of the needed spice in the back of the rack. It’s extremely inefficient and wastes…

Products For Your Bedroom

Products For Your Bedroom

Want to get your bedroom organized? Here’s a few product that I love. Tjusig Rack from Ikea. We have it.  We love it. Platinum Elfa Closet System from The Container Store. Have always wanted a shelf system like this. Anders…

Bedroom Quick Fix

Bedroom Quick Fix

Here’s our 10 minute fix to organizing your bedroom. Supplies: Laundry bins Polish, all purpose cleaner, etc. Cleaning cloth Clean linens Laundry Duty Put up all laundry.  Fold and hang the clean.  Put the dirty in the proper bins (lights,…

Office Quick Fix

Office Quick Fix

Photography by SFGirlbyBay. Here’s a 10 minute fix to organizing your workspace surface! Supplies needed: Polish, all purpose cleaner, and/or disinfecting wipes (depending on your work surface). Cleaning cloth Folders Paper clips, gem clips, stapler, etc. Scanner Get rid of the…

Checking Up On My 2009 Goals

Checking Up On My 2009 Goals

It’s been a week and a half since my first post on organizing goals.  I thought I would post a check up for my own use. Pictures & Kitchen – We haven’t started these projects because the studio and closets…

Setting Organizing Goals

Setting Organizing Goals

I’m trying for a little accountability because my apartment is incredibly messy right now. After all the holiday entertaining and travel, I’m ready to clear out the junk and get rid of as much as I possibly can. Here are…

how to change the world

Take Five, Make it Work

I’ve been studying the topic of change lately.  How we change, how we make lasting change, what causes us to fail.  I’ve read a lot of conflicting advice on how to make permanent changes.  One group of experts says resolutions…

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