There are many a “Big Box” store out there in world of decor, enticing people to buy……things that are ALMOST cute. And many people give into the temptation, I have had my moments as well. If you have to shop at Big Box stores like I do, then you have to refine your eyes to the gems and/or be willing to save a little to pay the extra couple of dollars ; ) Here are a few picks from Bed, Bath and Beyond:
A little elbow grease can go a long way! Here are some items I spied on Craigslist Orlando today. You can click on the photo to go straight to the Craigslist posting. If it is already sold, it will have a “deleted by author” message. I hope you find what your looking for :)
After an unexpected renovation, Mari’s home is pretty much complete. I was able to go over there a few weeks ago and take some photos; here’s a little taste of what’s to come. A photo tour of her house (most of it anyway) is coming soon! Enjoy ; )
Since The Container Store Grand Opening in Orlando, I’ve been keeping my eye on some stylish items for my near future (hopefully) and I want to share with you. Who knew organizing could look so good!!!
What is the most functional AND stylish organizational item you own?
HEY YO! I am super excited about the Spring and the plans for our yard. I don’t remember if I ever wrote about our pallet veggie boxes, but we’ve had them for a while now and wanted to put a nicer facade/hold the dirt in without using garbage bags! Below is how they have looked since we got them and the garbage bag lining was a temporary solution:
We bought fence pickets at Home Depot for $1.44 each and we bought 38 of them (6″X6′). That’s 54.72 plus tax and bonus for us is that we had a gift card from my hubby’s birthday, so it was mostly free! I should also mention that we bought coated nails ($2.98 + tax), taking the advice from the fencing materials website which recommended them because they don’t rust as quickly as the regular nails.
We needed 12 pickets per garden bed, which would equal 36, but we plan on making two small planter boxes for another area in the yard from the remnants of the 3 big beds, so we needed two extra to complete that other project.
The How To:
I am always looking at wall art and paintings, even when it is not in by budget! Here are some fabulous landscapes, abstract, and/or impressionist paintings for your viewing pleasure. Many of these are pretty timeless and will be “in style” for a while because they coordinate with a variety of color schemes. Some can also be that “pop” of color in a neutral room!
Be encouraged! You can buy these one of a kind items if it’s your “splurge” purchase or you’ve saved up for some great art. You probably shouldn’t buy any these impulsively, just a quick tip ;)
What Wall art have you been interested in lately?
This is my FIRST giveaway and I’m SUPER excited! I went to the Blogger preview of The Container Store in Orlando and had an amazing time seeing how much cooler my life would be with more organization ; ) This giveaways come from the over $100 in swag we received for attending. Here’s what is included in the prize pack:
The Celebration Prize Pack Includes The Following:
1 – Sweater box (15-5/8″ x 13-1/8″ x 6-3/4″ h)
1- Bpa free sandwich container
1- Digital luggage scale
1- Accordion receipt file (13 pockets)
1- Fresh Wash Travel Spray (2oz)
1- Might Magnet Dots (16 pk)
1- Food Storage Erasable Labels Starter Kit (70 pk)
1- Page Pockets (4 pk)
1- Transparent Duct Tape
1- Command Utility Hooks (2 pk)
1- Flower Paper Clips (20 pk)
1-Century Blue Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yds)
1- Eagle Creek Half Pack-It Cube (Black)
1- Amac Box (Blue)
1- Terrace Letter Size Interior File Folders (6 pk)