Project Organization: Bathroom Drawers

Project Organization: Bathroom Drawers

Hey guys! Hope you are having a lovely week! I’m trucking right along here with my whole house organization project and getting things done slowly by slowly. Since they are happening more sporadically these days, I’m just going to label each one with the area I organized, instead of the week since it might not be every week!

I finally got my bathroom drawers done, and that has made a nice impact on my daily routine being less cluttered and chaotic! I also remembered to take some before shots, hooray! Even though they were kind of quick and didn’t turn out as clear as I would like, oh well.

I usually tackle these things spontaneously when I get frustrated or motivated enough to just get them done quick! I apologize for the gross hair on all my brushes in advance, but real life right?? Continue reading

my list of goals for 2017

My List of Goals for 2017

My list of goals for 2017

Isn’t a new year such an intoxicating thing?? A fresh start, the slate wiped clean, a new page just waiting to see what will be written on it. It’s all up to you what you will make of it! Obviously life kind of happens to us and takes us down detours along the way, but still, I just love fresh beginnings!

I’m really excited about what this year will bring. I have some pretty ambitious goals! I recently made a vision board to really help me visualize my hopes and dreams in a way that makes it seem real. I highly recommend doing it! It really helps you remember what you are trying to achieve.

I love reading other blogger’s lists of goals too, also their “word” of the year. I love that idea. I’ve recently started focusing on one main theme, or concepts for each year too. In the past few years they have been things like being intentional, simplifying, boundaries and authenticity. Continue reading

10 Things I wish I had known before I adopted my cats

The 10 things I wish I had known before I adopted my cats

Last year we adopted 2 shelter kittens and it completely changed our whole lives! It is absolutely a change in the best way possible, since we love them more than anything and they have brought a crazy amount of joy to our lives! We would definitely do it again, but I thought it would be helpful for people thinking about getting kittens/cats for the first time to be a bit more prepared mentally for exactly what they are signing up for! So without further ado, here’s the 10 things I wish I had known before we got our cats.

1. It will be like you instantly have 2 toddlers in your house. Not even like bringing home a new baby, but immediately skipping that phase and going to the “getting into everything at all times” phase.

We brought home our kitten Milo first, and adopted our 2nd kitten Chester about a month and a half later. We had placed a hold on Milo at the shelter to give us a day to make sure he was the right one, get some cat supplies and cat-proof our house. The funny thing is I thought we did a pretty good job cat-proofing, but when we brought him home we immediately saw that we had a lot more stuff to think about. He is a little explorer and loves to get into everything and he was brave enough to jump up on all our counter tops and things up high, including being able to jump onto our refrigerator and all the top shelves! Continue reading

Reflecting back on 2016

Reflecting Back on 2016

It is officially 2017! Wow, I don’t know how it crept up so fast, but here it is just the same! The fresh beginning of a new year brings so much excitement of endless possibilities and a renewed energy to pursue new goals. And hope..always hope. Somehow even though there are so many ups and downs, there is always the hope and promise of beautiful new things.

I try to look at all things recently as a chance for growth and lessons learned. I have ALL sorts of awesome and lofty goals I am aspiring to this new year, and will be sharing those very soon! However, before I just go on with my new goals and dreams for 2017, I wanted to stop and take a look back at all the things that have happened in the last year. Both the joys and the sorrows. I have spent a lot of time reflecting recently on how short life is, what I want to accomplish and just trying to soak up every good and beautiful moment so those can carry me through the inevitable bumps along the way. Continue reading

Project Organization: Week 3

Project Organization Week 3: Under the Bathroom Sink

Hey guys! Thanks for joining me again during Project Organization, where I continue to try and organize all the little areas of our home that are a little out of control.

This week is all about how I tackled the area under our bathroom sink! Things were a bit crazy, as you can see, and I needed to find a way to make it very functional for every day. I’ve found that if you can organize and really optimize the spaces that you need to use for your every day routines, you honestly lessen your daily stress level a lot! I knew that I wanted to keep all my bathroom cleaning supplies in here, as well as a really functional place for the hubs to keep all his personal items he uses on a daily basis. He also has a drawer as well.

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Project Organization: Week 2

Project Organization Week 2: Junk Drawer

Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my journey to pretty much organize my whole life! Up this week, my Kitchen Junk Drawer. Aren’t junk drawers a funny thing? Pretty much everyone has one, a place where all the various odds and ends you seem to need in life, end up. I will admit, the concept of junk drawers bother me a little bit, because I am one of those people who feels slightly stressed that anywhere is disorganized, even behind a closed door or drawer.

I’ve realized I kind of need to get over that though, as things just seem to accumulate too fast to have every single area perfect at all times! So, I knew the main key for taming this drawer was mainly just to have a spot for everything as much as possible, so it will be somewhat “contained clutter”. Continue reading

The Honest Co. Cleaning Supplies Haul

The honest company essentials bundle: some of my favorite cleaning products

If you have read my Honest Company Review before, you will already know that I am a big fan of The Honest Company! I have tried quite a few products of theirs over the last year or so, and have liked almost everything so far.

Today I wanted to pop on here and share my latest Honest Haul! This time I just needed a bunch of cleaning supplies, which I would say is the main thing I usually order from them. I really like all their cleaners, and this time I tried several new things which I am liking so far!  Continue reading

Project Organization: Week 1

Project Organization: week one

Organization has been the name of the game for me these past few months! The hubs and I moved into this apartment just about a year ago and I feel like I am just now slowly by slowly getting every little area just how I like it. It is SLOW going, but so satisfying when each little project is done. Each organized space seems to free up an immense amount of mental sanity for me! I am slightly obsessed with organizing and decluttering. It’s kind of my favorite! Hence Project Organization. Each week I will be revealing a new space in our place that I have finally organized, with before and after shots. I hope you will join me!!

So..this week, it’s all about our little hallway nook area. Here is the very embarrassing before:

Before shot of clutter in hallway nook

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A Simple Autumn Vignette

Simple autumn vignette

Hi there!

Today I wanted to share this simple little Autumn Vignette I styled on the dresser in our dining room area. I use it kind of like a mantle at the moment, since we don’t have a fireplace in our apartment and it serves as the perfect place to style for the different seasons. Sometimes I use it as a coffee bar, but for now it is decorated for fall! Continue reading

32 Lessons I’ve learned in 32 years

32 Lessons I've learned in 32 years

Shifting gears today from pretty things in life, to a more introspective topic: lessons I have learned over the years. I figured I would share life thoughts every now and then so you get to know the person behind the blog a little better!

You might be wondering if it is my birthday because of the title of this post: but nope, it was actually back in January! I started working on this list waaaayyyy back then but never got to finish it until just recently. Better late than never though, right?!

These are just the highlights of some of the most poignant and life-changing things that I have learned over my lifetime so far, especially in the last 5 years or so! I have been very fortunate to have many wise and godly people in my life to glean things from, and have come across a lot of really helpful resources from sermons, podcasts, books and blogs too. Hopefully you can find some nuggets that inspire you as well! Enjoy. 🙂 Continue reading