Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

Hope you are spending it with someone you love!

Image from Simply Bloom Photography

Don't you just love this photo? Looking at it always make me smile. The couple is just so cute! Want more? Head over to my Très Sweet Designs blog here to see some fun Valentine's Day cookies!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dream Design: Pink & Red

February is awesome because it gives the lovers of pink (um, me!) a reason to play around with the pretty feminine color inside the home. Red and pink together are so flirty and feminine. I love it! It's been a very popular color scheme for ads as well! Take a peek at my favorites!

Seriously, who doesn't love Kate Spade? I could spend way longer than I care to admit on their website just pretending!

Coach Poppy Perfume

So yes, the combo can be a little potent, but I'm a firm believer that red and pink can be a fun addition to the everyday design of your home.

laundry room, staircase, apron, red mixer

Of course you've seen that laundry room in this post, but I used it again because it is awesome! And that pink staircase? A gorgeous pop of color in an otherwise neutral space. Add in some fun accessories to your space like the apron and this Kitchen Aid Mixer and you are set! Pink & red all year 'round! You are welcome!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cabin Fever

Maybe you've heard, but the entire DFW area is covered with ice. The past three days have yielded highs in the teens! Needless to say, this area is definitely not equipt to handle this sort of weather, so school has been cancelled since Tuesday and we have been hold up in our apartment for the past three days! (Going on four).

After receiving the third message saying that school had been cancelled for Friday, I looked over at Josh and told him at least I was stuck with someone I could stand spending 4 straight days with. (I'm so lucky!) Movies, hot cocoa, and the daily adventure through the snow, just to get out of the apartment keep us sane.

Here's a short vlog of our first snowy adventure.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Creativity Checklist: Organize the Craft Closet

January's task? Organize my craft closet... It was quite the undertaking. For anyone with a craft closet, you can understand. There are just so many little things, groups of things, and even some oddly shaped things to store (where the heck do I keep this huge drink bucket?). So, I started by taking everything out and starting from scratch. Take a peek at the damage!

Before:And the glorious after:
It took pretty much the whole month to get it all organized and there are still a couple of things that I want to add (like another shelf) but those will come down the road.

One of my biggest tips? Ditch your magazines! Magazines are a huge space waster. So while cleaning out our office, I ripped out the articles I loved and slipped them all into a binder with page protectors. This way the things I want to reference again are in one place. And since my grandpa bought me a Nook Color for Christmas I plan on subscribing to most of the magazines I read through there. Even less paper! Hooray!

Another great discovery was hanging storage. You don't even have to buy anything! I had tons of ribbon and loose cookie cutters that can get jumbled up and cluttered in most storage containers. So, I grouped all my cookie cutters into categories (holidays, shapes, etc.) and hung them the clothing rod in this closet. Now, they are on display, easy to find, and take up way less space. I also used an empty wrapping paper tube to slide on all of my ribbon spools and hung it underneath my cookie cutters. Again, they don't take up too much space and they even dispense easier! Just roll what you need!

For the bottom of the closet I bought two large storage bins on wheels. One to hold holiday stuff and one to hold business stuff (like glassware). The blue file box was empty in our office, so I turned it into fabric storage.

And finally, my absolute favorite thing that I used to organize my craft closet this month, the piece de resistance: a scrap booking tote... on wheels!

It's not that I'm a crazy scrap booking lady, but I found this thing at Hobby Lobby a few months ago and fell in love! It has about a zillion pockets, all see through so you can find what you're looking for. And it. is. perfect. for an on-site event kit. I keep tape, straight pins, safety pins, hot glue gun, hand sanitizer, a flash drive and everything else I'm going to need for a specific event and it all fits perfectly into this cute tote. And hello? It's on wheels!!! Just roll and you're good! I seriously love this thing!

One thing off the checklist. What's February's item, you ask? Finish the Wedding Projects!!!