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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Holiday Decorated Chandeliers

Wishin’ I had a chandelier so I could hang Christmas ornaments from it. I love the look:

Have any of you ever tried this before?

image credits: 1-domino, 2- via pinterest, 3- via decorpad, 4-via pinterest, 5-via country living, 6- via real simple
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4 Year Anniversary

The framed photo below was taken four years ago today.  Looking at it makes me smile remembering how special the day was :-)

I’m taking the afternoon off to spend out and and about with my hubby in celebration of our  wedding anniversary.

Til’ tomorrow my dears!

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A Ladder in the Kitchen

Loving these kitchens with cabinetry going all the way up to ceiling and a library ladder to reach them:

image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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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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Happy Friday

Last weekend we put up and decorated our Christmas tree and, now that we’ve done part of our holiday shopping, I’m hoping to get the gifts wrapped so the tree doesn’t look so lonely.  I still have a few more things to shop for but I think I’ll wait to do that on a weekday. Super crowded malls tend to put me in a bad mood. Anyone else?

Have a wonderful weekend!

image credit: style at home
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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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Color Inspiration

photo via jcrew, edited for arianna belle
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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 
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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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