Category: Organization

August 17, 2012

Decorating with Trays

Credits: one , two , three , four , five , six

You may have noticed all the craze about trays lately!  Easy to see why – trays can make any space look put together whether it’s styling a coffee table or a small bar.  I would love to get the Hermes tray, but I’ll opt for more affordable options like the ones below.  West Elm is having a sale right now-check them out here before it’s gone!

Till next time friends! Have a wonderful weekend. ~ijin


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May 31, 2012

DIY Wood Pencil Holder

This is soooo cute- I’d love one for my desk. I think I’d have to glue some felt on the bottom to keep it from scratching. Check out for more.

Strawberry Chic uses colored pencils and has the easy peasy DIY instructions:

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May 3, 2012

DIY Felt Boxes

These are so cute. I want to stack them all over my desk! Learn how to make them here

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March 21, 2012



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March 14, 2012

Colorful Accessories

I’ve been waiting for this sale at One Kings Lane, & picked up 4 these colorful pieces for spring. The first 2 pieces will be used as planters, the pink tray is for my desk, and blue tray for my keys.

August 17, 2011

The Selby – Auckland, NZ

I love the homes on The Selby because they are always so personal. They don’t look staged, are often cluttered and messy, yet still offer a lot of decor inspiration. This home in Auckland is one of my favorites in awhile!

I noticed white wall shelves in almost every room… i love the way they inexpensively organize all of the interesting collections of “stuff.” I am also really impressed by the red kitchen chairs. They even used one as a bedroom side table. LOVE that idea!

Categories: Interiors, Organization
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July 6, 2011



Clothespins have been used for over 100 years, but they seem to be trendier than ever. Instead of using them to hang clothing on a line, most are now using them to hang artwork, photography, & postcards. I love the idea of a long piece of twine or metal wire going across my office wall and hanging all of the inspiration that I rip out of my magazines.

Here are a few of my favorite painted & decoupaged clothespins on Etsy. Although I still love the traditional wooden clothespin.

The Papered Crown

The Paper Girl

Clip & Pin

Jellybean Studio

Cards Between Friends

More clothespin uses…

June 20, 2011

Beaded Hangers

I love this beaded hanger DIY project by Torie Jayne. I have sooo many wire hangers sitting empty in the closet, & I imaging Harper’s closet full of these pretty hangers! One of these days…..

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June 6, 2011

Displaying Your Jewelry

How do you store your jewelry? Right now I store most of my favorite pieces of jewelry in a mahogany box. I love the idea of displaying it in a decorative way in my closet. My mom has A LOT of pretty beaded necklaces & bracelets and she hangs them on hooks on her closet door. Its really fun to browse her closet door for beads that match your outfit!

This jewelry photo collection is via Casa de Firulas. Isn’t the cups & saucers display idea pretty?

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April 26, 2011

Business Card Holders

Now that I am getting new logos and blog designs for all 4 of my blogs, I need to get new business cards too!

I’ve been browsing the internet for fun business card holders. I love these handmade vintage holders by Roberta Grove

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April 6, 2011

Wall Bookmark

i’m thinking that it might be fun to have one of these on each side of the bed. my husband reads a lot, and i am always losing my place in my magazines! Sleek Identity

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February 17, 2011

wall of books inspiration

i’ve been looking for creative ways to store books when you don’t have a library in your house. my husband’s book collection has grown so much that it is overflowing into our linen closet!

some interesting inspiration via The Selby

Categories: Books, Office, Organization
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February 11, 2011

pretty writing utensils

i found this darling shop on Etsy this morning and now i am obsessing about some new writing utensils for the office. these are my favorites. hmmm…decisions, decisions! i love the first set of pastel pencils, but also love the one that says “I’m Cone” -love that ice cream cone!! the pens are so pretty too. should i buy all 3? Violet Gift Shop

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February 4, 2011

Homegoods Office Accessories

i stopped in at Homegoods this morning to look for a few accessories for my office. my husband gave me his office so i am in the process of reorganizing/decorating!

i picked up the purple faux leather pencil holder as well as the python print large box to store some of my clutter!

the large python print box will go one of my shelves (once i hang them!) it was $12.99 and i am currently storing my letter stamps inside. (as well as some other clutter :)

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January 25, 2011

get organized with a clipboard

aren’t these cute? i could use one in my kitchen – i have post it notes everywhere! from decoylab

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December 10, 2010

mini chalkboards

do you love these as much as i do? i want to get one and write every night’s dinner menu (when i make dinner!)
from Mary Kate McDevitt

September 27, 2010

Japanese decorative tape

have you ever seen/used Japanese MT Tape? it is made from “Washi” (rice) paper and it is removable…
it can be used for all manner of things – sticking things and writing messages on walls, fancy/thrifty/quirky gift wrapping and card making, fixing the broken remote control back, and the list goes on and on but it really does allow you to be creative and add little personal touches to wrapping and other things.
from nonesuchthings
i am off to buy some right now!

February 2, 2010

some shelf inspiration for the office…

i am trying to find a way to display hundreds of books in the office. i am sick of the cheap target bookcases we have!

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May 25, 2009


i have this idea that in my next house i will have a huge workroom with high ceilings and long chalkboards on the wall. this will get rid of my need for so many post it notes! i love the look of these chalkboards- i think they would be perfect!

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