Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Organizing Craft Supplies

I've been organizing some of the places around my house that have been driving me nuts! Spaces that I've been meaning to get to "one day". Today I'm sharing a small organization project that I've needed to fix but never took the 5 minuets to do it. I'm so glad that I finally organized this small area that was driving me crazy! (Bonus, I did this while my little was napping and when she woke up, it was the first thing she noticed. Since putting her craft supplies in a more accessible spot, we have been painting and/or coloring every single day. Happiness all around for both of us!)

Here's where what I started with. I've shared how I kept the craft supplies organized before. A few months ago that consisted of coloring crayons, coloring books, and a few stickers. Over the past couple of months, my daughter's love for painting, crafting, and coloring has grown and with it our crafting supplies. Everything was all inside one large bin and it made me dig around every single time my little wanted to color since things were on top of one another. Annoying much?

So I took everything out and reorganized it to fit our growing needs. I added a smaller container inside the large bin to corral coloring books and a box for the stickers. Construction paper and stickers books go on one side, leaving just enough room up front for her painting shirt and extra paints under the shirt. 

All the markers, watercolor paints and brushes, glue, crayons, and scissors I placed in this acrylic container that I already had. I love how everything is easily accessible now!  

Here's how everything looks in it's place on the shelf. We have a handful of foam shapes and 1 set of flash cards and I placed those in the small basket. Puzzles are still in the second canvas bin. 

To those wondering, no - my 2 year old doesn't have a problem with her craft supplies out in the open. She has been trained from early on the correct way to use them and to only color in coloring books and on paper. I never have to worry if I'll see marker everywhere (although I have before!)

I love having everything out in the open. It reminds us to do more artwork on a pretty much daily basis. And it goes to show you how big of an impact a small organizing project can have. 

What have you been doing? Any others tackling some organizing inside or outside before the weather turns cold? Are you a believer in leaving out art supplies or keeping them out of little ones reach?

Linking up to: I Heart Organizing 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pottery Barn Favorites

I love looking at catalogues, I can go shopping for my home without even leaving home. Pottery Barn happens to be a favorite store of mine to visit for inspiration and new ideas. Not only do I like to see the new goodies, but I also love to look at the styling of nightstands, tables, bookcases, artwork and so forth. As I was flipping through the new Pottery Barn Bed and Bath catalogue several things caught my eye. So lets go shopping together!

:: Chloe Dresser :: 

So many pretty things for the house! My favorite has to be a tie between the capriz pendant, Armchair, and the Pia Medallion Bedding. I love just about anything monogramed so the the monogramed towels and pillows are also at the top of my list. What about you? What's your favorite? Are you loving the color in the bedding like I am? How about that armchair?

// Check out my West Elm shopping trip for more shopping fun //

Disclaimer: Pottery Barn has not paid or asked me to recommend any of these products. They are just things I'm loving right now. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Big Girl Bedding

I'm getting ready to transition my little girl from the crib to a big girl bed. I feel like I've put it off for a little while, but it's time. It makes me sad knowing that this is her last bit of babyhood. But, before I get all teary-eyed, let me tell you why I'm kind of excited - a room re-do! I feel like a good place for me to start this is by looking at bedding. I leaning more towards softer colors in pink, blue, and aqua. Nothing too girly-girly, theme related, or bold. Here are some of my favorites. 

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Now, all I have to do is decide which one I'll be buying. Which one is your favorite? Do you have a go-to store for pretty bedding? I can't wait to share everything along the way! 

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