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Just popping in today with a few ideas that may inspire you as you begin your holiday shopping and gift wrapping.

If you’re anything like me, you have lots of wrapping paper and gift wrapping supplies that you use during the holiday season.  I’m constantly pulling rolls of paper out of the closet, getting ribbon from the shelf and looking for gift tags.  I’m on the hunt for a simple and stylish way to store my wrapping supplies and was inspired by these ideas.  I hope you’ll be inspired too!

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Happy Friday!  This weekend is shaping up to be another busy one for me with lots of organizing, purging and cleaning on the to-do list.  Since the weather is changing a bit, I feel the need to go through my closet and begin the summer to fall transition with my clothing and accessories.  I’m always on the hunt for creative ways to display and store accessories and came across these ideas that have me really inspired!

Cheers to the final weekend of summer!

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Thrift Store Picture Frame Jewelry Display

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Old Door + Shelves + Picture Frame and a curtain bar= Stunning accessory display

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A Vintage Ladder turned shoe rack

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Shadow Box Frames to Hold Jewelry

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One of the areas that can get out of hand in most homes is the linen closet.  Just like the junk drawer in the kitchen, the linen closet can become a catch-all for any and everything if not kept in order.

As an admitted ‘over-organizer’, I can’t stand an unruly linen closet.  I want my closets  to be organized, functional and pretty.  To help me keep my linen closets in order I employ a handful of organization and design tricks and the end result is always a winner.

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I hope everyone had a great weekend.  The hubs and I spent the weekend in Alabama at his high school reunion.  He had a great time seeing and catching up with people he hadn’t seen in years.  I also had a great time hearing stories about him from his high school days and learning about all the tricks he played on his freinds.  I can definitely say that while he has gotten older, he still has the heart and spirit of a kid.

Anyway, I’ve been busy all day getting caught up on work, emails and projects so I’m hitting the send button on this post a bit late.

Today I wanted to share a fun little project I created using Wallternatives wall decals.  During the Haven conference in July,  I got a first hand look at Wallternatives wall decals and immediately my mind starting pondering all the ways I could decoratve with them.

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I usually wait until October or November to share my favorite calendars for the new year but this year it couldn’t wait.  I wanted to make sure you’ve all seen what I am now claiming as my new favorite-all-time-planner!

Even though I’ve read about this planner on other blogs and I know lots of fellow designers and bloggers are already using it, it wasn’t until I took a serious look at it for myself that I fell in love with it.

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Hi there!  I’m waking up in a daze this morning after spending the last few days at the Haven conference.  My head in spinning with all the things I learned and all of the creative ideas I need to flush out. And most of all my heart is full of joy from the new friendships and bonds I created.  I’ll be back tomorrow to share the highlight of Haven with you as well as my top takeaways from the conference.  In the meantime, here’s a peek at a few DIY and craft projects I’m creating.

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A little something to help keep my handbag organized #fabriccrafts

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A chair update for my office  #upholstery

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My stationery caddy #woodworkingdiy

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A cute cocktail tray #papercrafting

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 and personalized tags #crafting

I’ll be sharing the completed projects over the next two weeks so stay tuned.

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One of the best ways to stay motivated while working is to have an office space that gives you everything you need–inspiration, comfort, visual interest, organization and storage.  Combine these ingredients with your personal style and you can create a work space that allows you to maximize your work efforts while at the same time fueling your passions.

INSPIRATION

Inspiration for your work space can come in the form of artwork hung on the wall or by creating an inspirational vision board.  Hang things on the board that relate to your goals, the dreams you have for your life and your business and be sure to include inspirational quotes to keep you motivated and moving forward.

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LIGHTING

Ample lighting is a key to an effective work space. I love using decorative tabletop lamps instead of traditional office lamps when the decor allows.  Pretty lamps, with pretty lampshades will make your office feel more intimate and relaxing.

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ORGANIZATION AND STORAGE

It’s hard to be productive or creative in a work space that is messy and cluttered.  Take advantage for the vertical space in your office for storage and use space under tables to store office equipment or supplies you don’t use often.

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PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

Surround yourself with things you love.  Tea cups, pretty pencil cups and stylish desk accessories will help personalize your work space and make working more enjoyable.

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INSPIRING COLOR

In my world, every office space needs a punch of color.  Vibrant colors stimulate the mind and will keep you energized when working.  Simple touches like colorful storage boxes, a framed bulletin board or even flowers on your desk can add the pop of color you need.  Tip: your desk chair is a great way to introduce color into your work space.

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 CREATIVE WORK AREA

If space allows, create a separate meeting or work area in your office.  Just getting from behind you desk and creating a different view to look at will make working more enjoyable.  I love the corner work area below–big enough to spread out and get creative, but compact enough not to crowd the room. And check out all the personal touches that give this area style.

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COMFORTABLE AND PRETTY SEATING

And of course a pretty chair is a must for an inspiring work space.  Check thrift store for a chair that you can easily re-upholster, paint and make your own.

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If you thought these design tips were just for home office spaces, check out how these cubical work spaces were given a dose of style by their owners.

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I was reading an interesting article the other day that was filled with statistics.  The numbers were staggering but what really was on my mind was how those numbers related we decorate our homes.  It all comes back to time, the time we spend under our own roof.  With some much time spent in our homes, the saying that your home should rise up to meet you and that it should fuel your soul is so true.

DID YOU KNOW..

The average person will sleep for 229,961 hours sleeping (1/3 of your life)?

 That’s why having a bedroom that comforts you at the end of the day is important.  Invest in good quality sheets and pillows, make your bedroom is cozy and surround yourself with photos and things you love so you go to sleep and wake up feeling joyful.

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The average person spends a staggering 32,098 hours eating and drinking beverages in their lifetime.

Create a dining space that is comfortable and allows you to gather with friends and family is one of the best ways to make your home a sanctuary.  Mealtimes should be a time to reconnect with the ones you love and having a space you love makes the gatherings even more meaningful.

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The average American spends 32 hours per month online. That totals 28,300 hours in a lifetime, and this number may increase in the future with smart devices becoming more commonly used and allowing easier access to the Internet.

As someone who works from home I fully understand the concept of creating a working space that is both functional and pretty.  This also applies to those of you that work outside the home. Keep your home office organized and surround yourself with inspiration that will enhance your work and keep you energized.

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The average person will watch over 9 years’ worth of TV, or around 80,486 hours.

I am always getting on my husband about watching too much TV.  Since TV’s are apart of our lives, focus on making your TV viewing area as beautiful as possible.  Invest in comfortable seating and make the TV part of the décor.  And while you’re at it, create a beautiful outdoor living space that just might entice the family away from the TV.

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Women will spend 12,896 hours in their lifetime cleaning the home, which is almost one-and-a-half year of their lives.

I’m not your typical person because I actually like to clean.  There is some therapeutic about it. But I know that in order for me to enjoy it I must have my supplies organized and easily accessible.  Take the time to organize and make the area where you keep your cleaning supplies pretty.  Seeing a beautiful space will make you want to create a beautiful space.

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