Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Decor

Hello Friends!  It is time to decorate for the holidays.  Have you opened the same boxes year after year and said "oh I really don't like that _____ anymore" and put it back in the box?  STOP!  This year as you are opening each box of Holiday decor try to make a point of getting rid of what you don't use this season.  It might be time to freshen up the decorations.  Head to your nearest Hobby Lobby or Garden Ridge to get some inexpensive replacements.  Goodwill always accepts donations! 

Or what my family is going to do is take all the solid bulbs I don't like anymore (my purple ones....I went through a purple phase ;)) and any extra stuff I find,  to go decorate one of our trees on HWY 360 here in Austin.  I love this city and their quirky traditions like decorating big evergreen trees along side the road!  

Now, when you put your decor back, there are a few ways you can try to stay organized in the attic or garage:

1.  Put all (Christmas/Hanukkah/winter) decor all in the same color plastic totes.

2.  Label all totes (whatever holiday first) then what is in it.  Ex: Christmas-ornaments.
3.  Put them all in the same area.
4.  Wreaths in actual wreath boxes.  You paid good money for that wreath, store it correctly!
5.  Don't forget to store all candles in the house in a box marked holiday candles!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Garage photos

See below post for details!





Friday, November 23, 2012

  Happy Black Friday!  Instead of spending all the holiday weekend shopping and eating, have you thought about ORGANIZING?  Before the upcoming Christmas holiday it's the perfect time to CLEAN- OUT kid's rooms, garages, and closets to prepare to bring more stuff in.  At our house there was a major garage clean-out and Goodwill run on Wednesday (before/after photos to come).  Against my husband's will, we took almost every single thing out.  Then swept, evaluated and ORGANIZED before it was brought back in.  Our kids have a ton of outdoor toys and some had seen better days.

  When you are thinking about what to get your kids for Christmas look around and see what they have first and maybe their favorite outdoor toy just needs to be upgraded.  And when you are thinking about what to get your spouse, maybe you should give the gift of ORGANIZATION!  Do we always need more stuff?  Have you ever felt the feeling of cleaning out and feeling organized?  If you haven't you might be surprised that it actually feels better than getting something brand new.  HAPPY ORGANIZING! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hall Closet

This project is a hall "catch all" closet that my client wanted to make into a wrapping and craft storage space.  I took everything out and sorted all the gift bags and tissue paper into categories.  And we created a "go to" gift spot for any re-gifting or misc. gifts to grab in a hurry.  And her wrapping paper is in a new tall trash can from Container Store that works perfect for tall wrapping paper.  And I love my newly discovered Martha Stewart chalkboard labels!  Now she has all her wrapping in one fabulous spot! 





Monday, November 5, 2012


Here is what I've been up to lately:  
I have been doing some local fundraisers to help our school system.  This is my set-up for the LakePointe Carnival.  It included my school memories boxes that are for sale.  I am happy to report a huge success, that the gift certificate I donated was in a bidding war!  So glad to support our school district and meet some new people!  

Here is my set-up for the Lake Travis High School Golf Fundraiser.  So glad my gift certificate at this event also went into a bidding war!