Consolidating and Updating

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*Disclosure: This post contains a sponsored link. However, the story is mine, and all thoughts are my own.

You know when you prepare to move, you KNOW that it’s not coming for a while, but there are things you want to get done well in advance so when the time comes it’s easier?

Whew, that was a big sentence.

Anyways, that’s where I’m at right now. Kinda. I have this little corner in my house, in my living room. It’s a bit of a home office that’s in the middle of everything. Which I guess could be good and bad. Mostly bad because I can’t get anything done when the kiddo is home from school (yeah, we’re STILL struggling with that), but good in the sense that she can play and I can keep an eye on her.

In my home office I have a small corner desk with two drawers: one for supplies, the other for files. I have outgrown both and am being eaten alive by the eruption of their contents. So much so, that I’m also working out of two bankers boxes and one of my printers is on a TV tray. Try to hide your *jealousy*.

In my little corner, there’s also a HUGE media rack that pretty much does nothing but collect dust:

Dust bunny factory.

Dust bunny factory.

All of our music is on my computer (Taking a brief moment to pray that my computer holds out another two weeks, is there a Patron Saint for that?!?) and our DvDs are pretty much neglected for streaming. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to clear out some of that clutter and sell my CDs online and save the ones I want to keep in a case. So not only am I gaining space back, I’m also making a little cash. It’s a win-win! And once that behemoth is gone, I have a beautiful new filing cabinet that will go in its place. I’m super excited for that! Business has been so busy lately, that I’m having to completely re-do this area. I actually bought a new desk as well, but it won’t be here for a couple days.  I got a great deal on both the desk and the cabinet that I could NOT pass them up!

So what about you? Have you had to re-do any areas in your home lately? When was the last time you moved?




A few of my favorite things: Magnetic Hair Flair Organizer

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A couple months ago, my friend Jenny from Momminitup.com did this really cool Pin for the Wednesday craft- the DIY Magnetic Hair Bow Board. I thought it was pretty cool, and I luuuuuurve all things organizational. So I thought I’d give it the good ‘ol college try and make my own on the cheap.

I went to Michael’s Craft Store with a coupon in hand- and did my best to shop only in the clearance section (the magnets were totally full price, so I had to use the coupon for those). In the clearance section I found a generic magnetic board ($7), magnetic hooks ($2) and a magnetic locker bin ($1). The actual mini-magnets were $6, but I was able to use a 40% off coupon because they were full price. In all, I had invested about $14.

And here’s what I came up with:

The magnets hold great, and I love the way it all came together.My only complaint is that I didn’t get a bigger board!

Here’s a better look at the hook, which I used to hang her crochet hats from:

The magnetic locker bin was a fantastic idea- it was a great way to store my daughter’s crochet headbands. These would normally get tossed in a drawer and would get forgotten, but with them displayed like this my daughter always has her choices neatly laid out!

Totally worth $14! It’s a great way to organize my daughter’s “hair flair” and makes a great focal point in her room. It also saves her time in the morning because she doesn’t have to dig through a box of bows to decide what she’s going to wear. Total win-win! It also makes a great inexpensive gift. Put one together and add a few bows for the special lady in your life!