Jewelry Box as Office Supplies Organizer

I love when people think creatively and use things for something other than their intended purpose.  In an article for Traditional Home, Chris Plantan suggested using a jewelry box to organize small office items like paper clips, pushpins, pens, tape, notepads, etc.  Looks pretty enough to have out on a desktop for easy access. Great idea! -wouldn’t you agree?

In case you’re wondering, the box shown is the McKenna from Pottery Barn (unfortunately looks like they no longer offer it in pink).

image credits: 1-5 via this video, 6-photography by werner straube for traditional home
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Chatting with Annie

Annie of Live Simply interviewed me for her blog – click on over to read the interview!

image credit:(c) Kathleen Deery Design
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Hanging Cups

Use small hooks on a rod or under a shelf to hang, make easily accessible, and display beautiful cups:

Gives the kitchen a lovely homey feel don’t you think?

image credits: 1-via pinterest,  2-via design sponge, 3- via beacause i’m addicted, 4- via apartment therapy
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Two Entryways

I participated in two fun design challenges this week.  Click on over to Shauna’s blog to see what I did with this table:

and Cristin’s blog to see what I did with this bench:

See you there!

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Dining Settees

Love the idea of using sofa seating in a dining area.  It’s pleasantly unexpected and helps create a comfortable casual feel:

image credits: 1- unknown, 2- atlanta homes mag, 3- southern living, 4- slettvoll, 5-via things that inspire, 6- via be mine interior design, 7- tracery interiors via atlanta home and lifestyle, 8- lonnymag, 9- house beautiful, 10- martha o’hara interiors, 11- via my home ideas, 12- coastal living, 13- photography by virginia mcdonald via style at home
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Happy Friday!

Whether you’ll be indulging in the simple pleasures of relaxing at home, or you’ll be out and about, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

image credit: katy
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Organizing Sunglasses

Love this idea from Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. She used a frame, hooks, and wire to create a sunglass holder:

See how she did it here.

p.s. Along similar lines, another idea

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Beautifully Organized: Perfumes


Click on over for the latest post in my Beautifully Organized series on La Dolce Vita. See you there!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

My hubby and I will be heading out to the movies tonight to watch The Vow -have you seen it yet? Something similar actually happened to us a little over a year ago – my husband had a head injury causing him to lose a few years of memory and didn’t remember the time we dated, got married, etc., – so I’m prepared for it to be a tearjerker!

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with love!

image credits: 1- by yvestown, 2-via the glitter guide, 3-humunku shop
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His and Hers

How sweet are these two bathrooms? Beautifully mismatched his and hers mirrors over side by side sinks…

image credits: 1- via living gazette, 2-via pinterest
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