Saturday, August 29, 2009

Weekend Project. {Closet Revamp}

Though I certainly delight in the idea of a closet that looks like this..

I have to think realistically. I am working on a budget. And quite frankly, I do not have half the clothing or accessories pictured in the above closets. {purses... maybe ;)}
So.. as always, before beginning my project, I sought after inspiration via the net.. and I managed to find some great ideas...
I share this closet with Brad, so organization and separation is key here. I also want to include a full length mirror, and two hampers.. One for laundry, the other for dry cleaning items.

I like this DIY idea from Martha Stewart. Very simple and space saving...

Martha suggests using acid free tissue paper in organization or craft boxes to protect small wool items such as gloves and scarfs.

To protect clothing,one can use cedar planks or dried lavender.

Stuff handbags with acid free tissue paper to maintain shape and cover with a flannel bag to protect from light and dust {most come with these at the time of purchase}

And lastly, I am sure you've all heard of using a Polaroid image on the outside of shoe boxes. I however, do not have that many shoes, so I plan on arranging them neatly and stuffing the tops of boots with the tissue paper so they too will maintain their shape.

And what is a closet revamp without great smells? I personally prefer to use Dreft Laundry Spray over Febreze. It has a light baby powder scent and I adore it.

What ideas do you have for closet organization?

xx and happy weekend!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wishing You.

A beautiful and restful weekend.

Vintage Charm.

I adore the look of these wedding photographs found here. So simple and sweet.. which to me seems perfect.

Monday, August 17, 2009


A large portion of my weekend was spent organizing.. preparing for school.. cleaning under beds, emptying out closets, and of course, organizing the bathroom. This is where the four of us spend the majority of the mornings once school starts so it can become quite crowded in there..
While browsing bathroom images for ideas on storage/organization, I came across these fun and colorful images.. Though my bathroom is lovely in cream and white with a calming feel, these colorful ones have me thinking.. They say bright citrus scents awaken the senses and provide energy.. as do colors... So, which would be best? Energy or Calm?

I think I need one of each.

Happy 31st My Love.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Is the one word that comes to mind when I see these cream interiors with black or dark accents.

Friday, August 7, 2009


It was the year Ruth Handler's creation, Barbie, made her first debut at New York's annual toy fair wearing her trademark black and white swimsuit.

Decades later she is still one of the most beloved toys for little girls everywhere.

My daughters included.

Imagine my surprise when I came across this gorgeous bedroom set from Pottery Barn Kids. Now... I am not one to do character rooms. Ever.
But this one is done right. Very classic. Very Lovely.


My favorite Barbie ever was the mother from The Heart Family and of course my Barbie and the Rockers lunch box was just awesome.

Summer Time, And The Livings Easy.

It seems as though summer is slowly coming to an end. We've had a few rainy days and the air feels like fall already. The cold morning air reminds me of the days soon to come. Though I love the fall I am not quite ready for it. I will miss the free time in the evenings spent with my girls.. no homework or early bedtimes.. playing barefoot in the grass, birthday parties, swimming, catching fireflies, drinking cold chardonnay on a hot sticky night, the smell of sunscreen, ice cream and Popsicles, flip flops,gardening,roller coasters and funnel cakes, and that perfect feeling of the sun warming my back.. oh how I will miss you summer...


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