Category Archives: organization

Stylish 2012 Planners

It’s almost a brand new year (can you believe it?) and for many that means a new planner with fresh pages for jotting down plans, goals, to-do’s etc. I’ll be getting a 2012 refill for my pink leather Kate Spade organizer (pricey but one of those purchases I don’t at all regret because I use it everyday and even after a few years it still looks great). If I didn’t have a planner already, I’d be considering one of these stylish picks:
1- laurel denise planner, 2- tudor city large debra, 3- jonathan adler 17 month agenda, 4-bijou soho diary, 5- cavallini leather daily planner, 6- dozie bowtie pocket planner, 7- sarah pinto stripe weekly planner, 8- moleskine assorted month daily planner, 9-russell and hazel mini binder, 10- faux snakeskin vintage daily planner

Do you get a new planner each year, refill one you already own with new pages, or prefer to organize your life digitally?

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Umbrella Storage

During rainy season it’s nice to have a handy place to keep umbrellas.  A few entryways that have stylishly integrated a umbrella storage:

porcelain umbrella stand

love the little dividers in this one -would probably make a good DIY project :)

owl umbrella stand

boot umbrella stand

clear umbrella stand

image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Hidden Toy Storage

A beautiful ottoman is a great for integrating toy storage into a living room without disrupting the overall decor of the space. Look for something that’s kid-height (like the Visconti ottoman shown below) so that kids can easily access and put away their toys.

photo via bhg
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Beautifully Organized: Handbags

Today I’m over on La Dolce Vita sharing a few ideas on how to organize handbags.  Click on over to read the post!

image credits: 1- via madebygirl, 2-via anne sage, 3-via house and home 
Posted in accessories organization, closet organization, handbag organization | 7 Comments

Beautifully Organized: Watches

Keep watches in a clear vanity organizeron a glass tray…in a watch box…or on a jewelry tree

image credits: 1- photography by Joielala Photographie, 2-moth design, 3-tumblr, 4-photography by Ashley Batz
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Beautifully Organized Recipes

How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Did you eat a lot of turkey?  I was fortunate to spend the holiday with my family.  My husband, the chef of the day, made the most delicious meal: turkey, mushroom and thyme mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, onion rolls, and to top it off pumpkin pie. Yum!

Speaking of food, how do you all organize your family recipes?  I currently organize digitally, most of the recipes that I find in magazines, blogs, etc. (Evernote is great for that),  but  there are  special family recipes I’ve been meaning to write down (like  the recipe for mom’s menudo, grandma’s tortillas, etc.) and keep in something beautiful and tactile.  I was delighted to find several lovely options:

Love that this on is monogrammed and is clear so you can show off pretty recipe cards:Speaking of pretty recipe cards…Image sources: Binders and Books 1-kikki k, 2-liba style, 3-martha stewart, 4-bethbee etsy shop, 5-kikki k, 6-russell + hazel; Recipe Boxes 1-1canoe2 etsy shop, 2-container store, 3-macy’s, 4-sincerely yours paper; Recipe Cards 1-claybrook print design etsy shop, 2-earmark etsy shop, 3-ladybugpress etsy shop

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Entryway Solution: Basket for Shoes & Slippers

Sometimes inevitably shoes end up in the entryway.  If you don’t have a closet to hide them behind, a solution for keeping it from looking too messy, is to have a beautiful basket for them:

If you have a no shoes in the house rule, you can also fill the basket with slippers to encourage guests to remove their shoes upon entering.

image credits: 1- the marion house book, 2- the elegant abode via decor8
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Ideas for Shoe Storage

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite ideas for organizing shoes over on La Dolce Vita. Click on over to check it out :)

image credit: LCY
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Hanging Pot Rack in a Small Kitchen

Last week I did a post on hanging pot racks, which featured mostly large kitchens.  This kitchen below shows how a hanging pot rack can be integrated into smaller quarters:

It works here because there’s free wall space, as in the pots aren’t blocking any cabinet doors.  They do look quite high up there though, so I’m guessing the homeowner keeps a step stool handy :)

image credit: photography by patrick cline for lonny mag
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Toast Rack as Mail Organizer

Love the idea of using a vintage toast rack as a way to beautifully organize mail or neatly hold stationary:

Look for vintage racks on Etsy, eBay and your local flea market.

image credits: 1- via this is glamorous, 2- via design sponge, 3-photography by Patrick Cline via lonny mag
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