Monday, June 8, 2020

Closet organization


I finally did it!

I went through my closet.

It felt SO good to purge all the clothes and shoes that I don't wear anymore.

It took me 2 days.  But, now it is much easier to see what I have and I actually use most (I will need to purge again soon!) of what is there.

Let's start with the scary before:

Yikes!  What a mess.  I have a nice sized closet.  But it was definitely not being used well.

With a few inexpensive pieces from the Dollar Tree, Amazon, and Target (along with a serious clean out) It looks so much better!

My trusty helper wanted to be in this picture!  That sweet little boy makes projects more fun.

Here are all the organizing pieces I used:

Bins - Dollar Tree
Bins - Dollar Tree
Bins - Dollar Tree
Hanging storage - Amazon
Hanging bar - Amazon
Shoe shelf - Target

That's it!  It's amazing how so few pieces can make such a difference.

 First I pulled out all my shoes.  I think I have a shoe hoarding problem.

I did a quick sort and eliminated about 15 pairs or shoes!

The boys helped again :)

Finally I went through all my clothes.  I think I got rid of about half of what I had.  There are 3 large bags that need to get out of my house!

and finally I put it all back:

 It's hard to tell in this picture but I sort my hanging shirts by color.  It makes it easy to find what I am looking for.

Look at all those extra hangers!  I even have a couple extra bins for my next organization project. 

I used 2 bins on the floor to hold shoes.  One for sandals and one for flats.

I also used 2 round bins on the top shelf for extra socks and stockings.  It freed up some space in my dresser!

Have you done any organizing lately??



Monday, May 4, 2020

Spring Projects

Happy Monday everyone! 

This weekend was so perfect in PA.  It was sunny and 70's.  I could not ask for better. 

That being said, I did not get any indoor projects done. 

I did start a bunch last week.  I've been painting more and more. I have also been organizing the basement.  That is going to be a long process though.

I was working here

This is my work station for now.  I do have a craft room, but for now there isn't a table in there.  So I work on the bar in our living rom. 

Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched?  I turned around and

Toast was watching me.  Who knows why.  He probably wanted a treat.  Either way, he was cute as can be.

Here are a couple of my works in progress:

This mailbox is going to go by the garden to hold gloves and a small shovel...anything that I might need but won't want to go to the shed for.  I'll post the whole process once I have it finished and hung it outside.

Are you working on any projects at the moment? 



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Life at home

Hi Everyone!!!

I hope you are all healthy and happy. 

I am...and the pups are.  They are not going to know what to do when I go back to work.  I won't know what to do either!  I'm gonna miss those little slobbery faces all day. 

But I do hope life gets back to normal soon.  As much as I love being home I do miss my family. But we are staying home to stay safe and try to help stop the spread. 

In other news,  we have a great crop of dandelion this year. 

Just kidding...sort of.

We do let them grow and spread.  The bees love them and I think they are cute.  Plus Nate thinks they are delicious, especially with hot bacon dressing.  But, in the wise words of my sister, What's not good with hot bacon dressing? 

She has a good point.

I have so many projects in the works since I have been home.  I am going to try to get some posts written this week to share what I've been up to.  Keep an eye out!

Stay safe!



Friday, March 6, 2020

Bridal shower decor

Good Morning!!!

It is a glorious day here in PA. My sister was home a few weeks ago and it was so perfect, I could scream.  She was home visiting and working on wedding stuff.  She's getting married in June and there is a lot to do!

We had her Bridal shower while she was here and it was so fun!

We made the decorations from simple items and they all turned out great!

When I was working on the card hoop Nate came in mid wrap and asked me what I was doing.  "wrapping a hula hoop with ribbon"  HA.  He loves my direct answers.  :)

This is literally a branch out of a tree from my parents yard and dollar tree flowers.  It's so easy.  and I love the organic feel of it.

The balloon arch was so simple.  Luckily we had about 6 people blowing up balloons.  Or we would have been passed out on the floor!  Haha.  We just tied balloons to 2 different strings and twisted them together and hung them from command hooks.  Simple and beautiful!

Do you have a party to throw this spring?  Let me know if you need decor ideas!!



Friday, February 7, 2020

2020 Reading

I'm weird when it comes to reading...

Let me back up.  I love to read.

Like, truly LOVE IT!!

If I could read all day every day I would.

But I'm weird in that I am always reading more than one book at a time.  Right now I have 3 going.  (4 if you count business books...which I don't.  Super boring)

I keep one in my car that I read on my lunch break.  Or if I get to an appointment early.

I keep one in the living room that I read when I'm not interested in what is on TV.

and I keep one on my nightstand that I read before I fall asleep.

I usually have read at least one of them before.  So I don't get too confused.  Also, they are all different genre's.

Right now I am reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates on my lunch breaks.  It's not really my favorite, but I got it out of the free bin at 2nd and Charles.  So I figured I would give it a chance.  So far it is just pretty sad. 

Unsweetined by Jodie Sweetin in the living room.  I just stared this one.  I like it so far.  I'm a fan of memoirs.  Mostly because I'm nosy and want to know about peoples lives. :)

The black dagger brotherhood's Lover Enshrined by JR Ward on my nightstand.  This is such a great series.  You really feel like you know all the characters.  I would definitely recommend it if you like smut novels.

What are you reading?  I am always on the lookout for new recommendations!