Back to School Office Organization (and a Little Before and After)

Back to School Office Organization (and a Little Before and After)


This post was written in collaboration with Birch Lane.

office basket

metal handled basket

In not-organization news I spent a not-productive Sunday watching an entire marathon of Flea Market Flip.

Have you ever seen that show?

It features two teams of two people who meet at a flea market and are given a certain amount of money and an hour and three categories of projects to create and they have to shop the market and buy loads of sad, neglected parts of this and that and turn it into something amazing.  Then then the next day they bring their treasures back to the market and try to sell them and whoever makes the most profit wins $5000.

I know all of this because I spent hours yesterday watching the show.

I couldn’t help it.

As soon as I saw the teams I would start rooting for one of them and when I saw what they bought I had to see what they turned it into and then I had to see who won.  And I kept thinking that this was going to be the last show and that any minute an episode of House Hunters was about to be on.

Good thing I got all organized before the whole Flip Market Flip debaucle.

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Good morning rock star.

I hope the sun is shining where ever you are.

Spring has almost sprung and it’s another random Saturday.

Before we start.

Before I discuss all the randomness that was the week of 3-14-14.

Have you seen the new IKEA collection?


Coolest ever……in the history of ever.Continue reading

It Is Time to Organize

It Is Time to Organize



Just in case you were wondering if my house is still decorated for Christmas….

… is.

Just in case you were wondering if I was wandering the aisles of Wal-Mart yesterday trying to find pine room scents when all they had was wild berry and spring orchid….

...I was.

I’m up to my eyeballs in stockings and advent calendars and pine cones and driftwood snowflakes…..

….because bhg is coming to town next week.Continue reading

Before and After Home Office

Before and After Home Office



Today I am tired.

A wonderful, incredible joyful tired… that comes from a happy heart.

The office at the gatehouse is finally finished.


You understand….right?

Are you ever really finished?

Isn’t there always another project or a yard sale find or a paint treatment or a new fabric or a little trash to treasure….

….just around the corner?

But for today….just for this glorious, wonderful, incredible day… tired, fulfilled, joyous self and I ….

…..we are done. :)Continue reading

The Little Office That Could

The Little Office That Could


Office Organization ideas


Is this the post you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting for?


I mean I know American Idol has started and we are all voting and crossing our fingers that Lazaro makes it through to the next round….but today it is all about the details.

Remember the office make-over?

Remember the before.Continue reading

Under Stair Office Reveal

Under Stair Office Reveal

Office Remodel


Dear over-looked, under-appreciated, almost forgotten little room under the stairs,

I told you so.

I told you 2013 was going to be your year.

And I have to tell you… look amazing.Continue reading