Enjoyed a lovely brunch this morning and planning to catch the fireworks by the harbor later in the evening.
Hope you’re having a wonderful 4th of July!
p.s. Aren’t those wedge espadrilles adorable? They’re on sale here!
Check out this beautiful entryway from the home of Catherine of The Life Styled:
She uses pretty baskets to stylishly store and keep shoes and dog toys out-of-sight.
They’re actually a fairly easy DIY project with a total cost per basket of less than $35. Learn how to make your own here!
image credits: 1- sarah yates, 2-johnny miller
Loving the wall mounted “hands” in these two entryways:
Quirky yet functional additions to the decor, and probably fun conversation pieces!
Today participating in the How I Organize series is Jenna of the lovely blog The Three Little Birdies. She shares with us how she beautifully organizes her makeup brushes.
With an increasing collection of makeup brushes and makeup itself, I found myself frantically searching for a specific makeup brush every morning while trying to get ready for work. With no rhyme or reason, I would just toss my brushes in a drawer and leave them to get smashed by the million other makeup items I would throw on top of them.
I got the idea from Sephora to use clear jars filled with a weighted object to display and keep my brushes organized. While having a hard time trying to find beanbag fill, I opted for a $1.00 bag of white beans to use instead. I filled each glass container halfway full of the beans and stuck my brushes straight in the beans to stand them up. I designated one jar for eye brushes and one jar for face brushes. It was a cheap and easy alternative to easily find a brush, keep them clean and keep them organized. Another suggestion is to use coffee beans as a filler; your brushes will have an extra special scent and might give you an early morning boost while doing your makeup!
…fully open vibrant pink peonies from Trader Joes and yellow ikat fabric that I’m considering using for pillows for my shop:
Loving the pink and yellow together – a great summer color combo
Check out this accessories closet:
Beautifully organized by Flavia of Lulu Abroad, who lined up her shoes on shelves by type, hung belts on a row of hooks, used frames for sunglasses and jewelry, and cubbies for handbags.
Functional and looks great too. Nicely done!
Painting my nails is one of those little things I like to do when I get a free moment to myself. Currently I keep my collection of nail polish in a cosmetics bag with clear zippered pockets – one pocket is for mani/pedi tools (nail clipper, file, etc.) and the other is for the polishes. It’s worked great, however after several years of use, the bag now is worn and torn, and so I’ve been thinking of either finding a similar replacement, or maybe trying out one of these ideas:
(1) Dedicate a shelf in the medicine cabinet to them
(2) Store them in a glass jar
(3) Line them up on a vanity tray
(4) Keep them in an acrylic organizer or (5) a re-purposed spice rack
How do you like to store and keep your nail polishes organized?
Sorry for the unexpected long silence here! I didn’t plan to be away from the blog for so long. I’ve had several things going on at once these past few weeks, and with little downtime available to unwind and re-energize, honestly, it’s been somewhat overwhelming and draining.
I’m just now starting to create a bit more breathing room to get a balance back. I’ve missed having time to do things like cook at home, exercise regularly, take Little Foot to the dog park, visit with friends, have a leisurely weekend, work on projects, make some progress on the apartment, write blog posts, catch up on my blog reading, etc. … I’m looking forward to integrating those things back in to my days.