I am not the most organized person in the world; in fact, I often struggle with organization. I get the organizing bug and go on cleaning and organizing ruts but I often find myself going back to my old ways. However, I absolutely believe that in order for an organization system to last, it needs to be fully functional plus easy to maintain and not just pretty. I might take me a while to find the perfect system but once I find it, it makes a world of a difference.
One thing that has always been difficult to keep organized is my makeup. I usually kept my makeup in two places: a small makeup bag for my daily products and a drawer for the make up I don’t use every single day. This drawer has been in the master bathroom in both of our houses. I know it’s a big no no to store makeup close to humidity, so I try to use a drawer as far from the shower as I can.
Our current bathroom has lots of storage, and I quickly claimed one of the big drawers for my makeup when we moved in. It is big enough that it fits all my products so I don’t have a separate makeup bag anymore. I put everything in there but the tidiness didn’t last as things kept mixing and rolling in the drawer.
Enter these awesome clear organizers. Creating a spot for each type of makeup instead of just dumping everything in the drawer was what made this system work perfectly. I am happy to report that my makeup organization has not had a single relapse since I got these organizers! #highfive
They have enough space for me to have a section dedicated to each type of makeup. I split all my products into eyes, lips, highlighters/contouring, brushes, etc.
There was some space in the back that I use for some tools and things that I use less than on a monthly basis as well as some makeup samples.
And since making things pretty doesn’t hurt, I added a cute shelf liner I found a while ago in the Target dollar spot.
If you are looking for a sturdy, easy to clean, and good looking drawer organizer, look no further. And no, this is not a sponsored post (lol, I wish).
It has been 6 months since we moved in already, and we are loving this house! One of the rooms that I have been scheming about lately is Zoe’s room. Before we moved out of our previous home, I had planned on doing a small makeover to her room but the idea quickly went away as we decided to put the house on the market. We had purchased a big girl bed for her, built a cute pelmet for her window, and painted the room a light gray color (BM – Stonington Gray).
Fast forward almost a year and here I am, thinking about her room again. I want to take my time with this since I want to really think about the things she likes and not just decorate a room to look pretty. In her last room she didn’t have a nightstand since her dresser acted as one but the layout in her current room doesn’t allow us to put the dresser next to the bed. I didn’t want to rush into buying something so we have been using a tray table in the meantime. It only holds a small lamp so it’s working just fine in the meantime. We have been toying with the idea of building a nightstand but haven’t found a plan that speaks to us yet.
One thing I was set on was book storage. I have 8 Ikea Bekvam spice racks that I used for book storage in our previous playroom. But I was hesitant about using them again for two reasons: 1. Zoe’s book collection is way bigger now, and 2. Installing those shelves almost caused a divorce last year lol …..sooo, moving on.
I bought a couple of bookends (similar here and here) a few months ago, organized her books in the playroom, and that was that.
But coming back to Zoe’s room, I still wanted to have some book storage for her bedtime books. I really liked the book ledge idea and it seemed to be just what I needed. So I put my best puppy face and showed a picture to my husband (he said yes 😉 )
We had some trim and scrap wood so he used that and put the ledges together using wood glue and clamping them together. He then spray painted them white and screwed them to the wall, and as soon as he was done I went in and put Zoe’s favorite bedtime books on them.
Yes, this is only the first step but these book ledges make me so happy every time I enter the room!!! Cute, functional, and free (we had everything on hand), so definitely a win for everyone!!
Happy Friday friends! The weekend is finally here! Now I only need it to be 5pm to get out of the office already 😉
We had lots of rain in the past 2 weeks so there wasn’t a whole lot of progress on our patio and I haven’t really taken any good pool update pictures for y’all but I did post a picture or two on my Instagram. Although it is swim ready, there are still lots of details to finish, and everything around looks as if a tornado hit our backyard, hence the nighttime photo lol.
My parents are visiting for a couple of weeks and I am savoring their company as much as I can. I only get to see them once or twice a year since they live far away. This means that the moments I spend with them are always very special and make me wish I lived closer. Their visit came at a prefect timing too since like I mentioned the pool is ready to use now! We are jumping in it almost every afternoon #summerdontgoplease
I am trying to look for tips to avoid crispy hair due to pool chemicals. Do you have any tips? I ordered a hair protecting cream from Kerastase so hopefully it helps.
Speaking of birthdays, I celebrated my birthday this week and what best way to celebrate that getting myself a cute little dress? lol I actually bought it a few weeks ago during the Nordstrom sale when it was about 35% off. I haven’t used it yet but I’m totally planning on wearing it on our next date night.
And last but not least, have you stopped by the Target dollar spot lately? I stopped by the other day and saw some of their leftover back to school items as well as their new Fall and Halloween items. Super cute! So go and check it out when you get a chance.