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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DIY Jewelry Bust

Busts are such a great way to creatively store and display necklaces.  I’m absolutely loving this DIY one made out of wood:

Read the instructions on how to do it here.

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Color Inspiration

both photos via gat rimon
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Still lovin’…

…french cafe bistro chairs…

Love how they look in breakfast nooks, at bar height kitchen counters, and outdoor patios.  On my list of things to integrate into the decor of my home for sure!

See my previous post on french bistro chairs here.

image credits: 1- via because it’s awesome, 2-via chapman interiors
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How Annie Organizes Her Nightstand

This week’s ‘How I Organize‘ guest is new pal and professional organizer, Annie of Live Simply. She gives us a look at how she beautifully organizes her nightstand:

My nightstand is small, meaning that I have to keep it really streamlined. I do most of my reading and note-taking in my bed, so for me its important to keep pens, highlighters and sticky notes on hand. Since I always sleep with my hair tied back, my nightstand also has hair ties or a clip. There is nothing worse than being on the verge of sleep, only to realize that you have to get up to get a hair elastic! I also apply hand moisturizer and chapstick right before I go to sleep, so having those two things within arms reach is a must.

I like to keep a cup of water next to my bed as well. For a long time this meant that I would end up with a collection of cups on my nightstand and none in the kitchen. I finally solved that problem by purchasing a special cup meant only for my bedside. I don’t bring cups from the kitchen upstairs because I know that cup is there, and I since I only use it for water (and it’s only me using it) I feel fine about simply washing it in the bathroom sink with soap and water.

I keep a small stack of books by my bedside, but make sure that they are only the ones I am currently reading. If it’s completed or neglected, then back to the shelf it goes!

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Two Great Kitchens

Both with cabinets all the way up to the (high!) ceiling and painted in such a happy color :)

image credits: 1-photography by ditte isager, via harpers bazaar; 2-photography by michael graydon, via house and home
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