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Easiest rack ever!

 

I used to have all of our scarves, belts, hats, and things of that sort in a plastic three drawer storage thingy that was tucked in our closet. Very difficult to get to and almost impossible to see everything. I chose to use the plastic storage for Madeline’s toys in the living room. This left all of the previously stored items on our bedroom floor.

I was inspired by a picture I saw on another blog, but of coarse cannot find now.

This a branch from my back yard, some scrap fabric, and two monkey hooks.

TA DA! 

I found the branch and broke off all the little twigs. You may want to use snips to cut the twigs of nice and close. I just snapped them off and they have been snagging my scarves.

After measuring what height I wanted the rack to hang at I cut the scraps of fabric, braided them and tied them to the branch. Placed the monkey hooks into the ceiling and hung the fabric.

I also took a baby formula canister and glued some more fabric scraps to that. I now use it for bandannas.

Hope this inspires you!

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

That’s what the newly six-year-old Little Lady said after she slowly inspected her new “big girl” room. Six hours of work. After I sat down from setting the last detail and took one breath, Silena walked through the door. But, I’ll just sht up and show you what we did.

Here is the before.

And the after!

We painted the room a beautiful yellow called Whimsical Fairy Lily

Added a reading corner

The one and only time she was allowed to jump on her bed =)

Happy Birthday Silena!


Saving money. Doesn’t that sound nice? I used to be a super spender when I was single. I just blew it all on things I didn’t need. Impulse buys on clothes and shoes and dropped a ton on bad habits.

Once my Mr and i got engaged I started handing him my paychecks. I told him to pay my bills and then give me what I could spend. Now, I have come a loooonnnnggg way from my “hole in the pocket” days.

Today I thought I’d share a few money saving ideas.

Consignment Stores. Not all of them are great, but if you take the time to find ’em, they can be awesome! There is one store in my area that is specifically children’s and maternity. One of my favorite things about it is every couple of week that have a Quarter sale. It’s all the stuff they didn’t approve to consign. Some of the items are missing a button or just need to be washed and they’re only  25 cents!

Here are some ideas a found on a website called Feed the Pig.

Make up:
Discover that a color that looked great on you at the store looks not-great everywhere else? Have a barely-used makeup swap party with good friends.

Nails:
Organize a “home spa” day with your friends. You can swap polish colors, give messages and sip martinis for next to nothing!

 

What are some of your favorite ways to save big?

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

Hello Friends,

I have the wonderful privilege helping my friend redecorate her daughters bedroom. The young lady started kindergarten this year and is turning Six on Thursday. So, she is getting surprised with a big girl room when she comes home from school. This means there are a few tutorials on their way. =)

Here is a giveaway for a very cute cosmetic bag! Put your entry in now!

It’s slowly getting cold outside. These will keep you toasty.

Here is an adorable men’s shirt Re-Do.

 I want this on my couch!
I guess I’ll just have to make one.

 

 

 

 

 

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

Giveaway!!

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Giveaway: Lemon sugar

A while back my Mr put up a shelf in our bathroom. It’s so handy but it was ugly. Raw wood, everything just kinda piled onto it and it was getting rather dusty. So, that became my next task. I wanted to make it pretty and, well, organized.

Task #1- Finishing off the shelf.
Contact paper! Enough said.

Task #2- Organize.
I wanted some pretty decorative baskets and they needed to be really                      sturdy so making cloth ones wasn’t a good option. What do I have                              that’s  sturdy? Diaper boxes! How do I make ’em pretty? Wall paper!                          Yep, I covered diaper boxes with wallpaper. Here is the result. I’m                             pretty happy  with it.

 

All of my laundry supplies are nice and handy but not being ugly. I brought my nice towels out of the bathroom closet and displayed them. I still even have an empty box… for now. Everything else is Dollar Tree basket-ed in the closet. First-aid, hair stuff, wash cloths, not nice towels, and-so-on.

So, if you need storage boxes and you don’t have a little one in diapers, find a mommy who does. =)

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

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