Weekly Favorite Finds

I love a great boxwood wreath. Any room can benefit from some added greenery, and these are perfect for any space. I love to hang mine with ribbon, especially red ribbon during the holiday season. I have one of these wreaths hanging on our living room mirror.  You could also use these when creating a beautiful tablescape or pair with a white candle on a tray. I purchase mine at Target and a local boutique. They come in a variety of sizes.

I keep all of my cards in the clear card keeper from Container Store. It keeps my cards organized, and I can easily find what I’m looking for. I have one for cards I’ve received and another for cards I’ll send out eventually. These are great for storing Christmas cards too.

I used to hate caulking until we bought the caulking finishing tool. With this tool and a bucket of water, I can quickly caulk around the house. It does a much better job of evening out the caulk and creates a straight edge. It has helped tremendously in our den since we’ve had a ton of caulking to do in there with the addition of trim and windows. We bought the tool at Home Depot for a few dollars.

If you haven’t checked out my recent posts, I encourage you to do so. You just might find something you’d like to try. Stay tuned, there’s lots more coming!

Elfa Keeps It Organized

As a child, I frequently rearranged the kitchen cabinets and linen closets in our homes. I always told my mother that I would have cabinets that were organized, labeled, and always kept clean. She told me to wait until I was an adult and then report back.

I can happily report to you that most of our home is very organized. Lack of organization simply stresses me out. For that reason, I love The Container Store. One of my favorite collections is Elfa. I have incorporated Elfa into nearly every room in our home. It’s affordable, pretty to look at, and there are so many organizational options. I’ve included some photos below.

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Wrapping Storage in Guest Room

I love wrapping paper…like really love it! I probably have over a hundred rolls, and I love having some of that within reach. I can store tape, scissors, ribbon, and more on this one system. Easy and quick wrapping makes life simpler.

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Accessory Storage

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This over the door option is perfect for hats, scarves, and bags. It keeps everything in sight and organized. I can also rearrange it to accommodate future items.

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Craft Room Storage

 

One of my favorite Elfa systems is in my craft room. Not only does it allow for organized fabric, but I can also display some of my favorite things. I love that I can see and get to everything easily. No more losing tools or leaving items on the counter.

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Shelves

We wanted to display some of Ryan’s collection in his den, so we thought this would be the perfect solution. It was affordable, and I can adjust it whenever I need to. These Elfa solutions are very easy to put together, and they are constantly introducing new items.

If you look at my post regarding our master closet renovation, you’ll see Elfa in there too. It has made all of the difference in that once small and cramped closet. I can’t tell you how much easier it is to clean and live life when everything is organized. Do you have a favorite item or collection at The Container Store? Do you like it organized or messy? Share your thoughts below.

 

Ryan’s Den: Update

Ryan has been wanting his own space forever, and it’s finally taking shape. This room captures his love for Snoopy and all things Peanuts. I’m so excited to share our progress with you, and I hope it inspires you to make your home a place you love.

If you don’t remember, this is what this space looked like in March after we started construction. This space used to be our unfinished garage before we had the window and walls added.

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Many weekends later, we now have a really fun room that we can enjoy. Take a look.

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More pictures of the space & décor thus far.

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We still have quite a bit of work left to do in this space including: trim, painting, finishing the ceiling with grid covers, hiding television wires, and replacing the door to the exterior. We also have custom furniture coming and a couple of art pieces left to get. I’m hoping for a final reveal in September, so stay tuned.