Cheap and easy organizing. Just the way I like it.

Hey kids! How’s your January organizing going?

I love January because it’s all about simplifying, organizing, and getting rid of stuff.

I made a quick cheap organizational update to my bathroom vanity drawer and wanted to pass along the tip to you guys.

We moved into this house at the beginning of August of this past year. Just a few weeks later I updated y’all on our just-moved-out-of-the-boxes state. This was my bathroom vanity that day:

“I found a few little containers laying around that I organized all my hair things in. Once I get some cash-ola I’ll probably get a nice organizer thing from Ikea or Walmart, but for now this works great.”

Well, the day has finally arrived. I did find a new solution to this drawer drama, but it suprisingly wasn’t a “nice drawer organizer thing” and it wasn’t from IKEA or Walmart.


I found these little plastic baskets in 3-packs at the Dollar Spot at my favorite store in the whole world – Target.


After a quick two-step shuffle I found an arrangement in my drawer where they all fit perfectly. And no, I did not pre-measure. I’m compulsive enough that when I see baskets at the Dollar Spot 3-for-a-dollar, I just buy them and *hope* I can find a good place to use them.


I still can’t believe they all fit absolutely snug and perfect! And I LOVE this drawer now. It stays so neat and orderly. Before, when I had the little mismatched boxes and such, they would slide all over the place. But now it’s like my drawer collided with The Container Store, but for only a few dollars instead of fifty.


And in case you are wondering, NO I do not wear all those little girl headbands and bangles! :)

After about a month of living here I realized that having all the hair accessories and the kids toothbrushes upstairs in their bathroom was a total train wreck. Every morning before school it was “up the stairs, down the stairs, up the stairs, down the stairs, rinse and repeat.” So I moved all the hair accessories and dental hygiene downstairs. I’m so not use to living in a 2-story house.

So the kids brush their teeth in our powder room and Kinsey gets her hair done every morning before school in my bathroom. It literally has shaved a good 10 minutes or more off our daily routine.


And now I’m one step closer to having this house sorted and organized. We may have unpacked and had things put away after only a few weeks, but I tell you what, it takes MONTHS to feel like you are totally settled in your home and have everything in the perfect location. I’m still rearranging cabinets and rooms daily. Poor Ben and kids, they can never find the Tupperware, silverware, or mixing bowls. Someday. Hopefully soon.

So, are you joining the majority of the rest of the world and decluttering and organizing this month? Do you have any cheap solutions for organizing drawers? Have you found any killer deals on good quality organizational equipment such as baskets, bins, drawer organizers, pockets, etc?

If you’ve been an organizing fool this month and have a blog post to prove it, add a link to my comments section. We’d all love to come take a looksie!

Silhouettes with the Silhouette; plus a promotion!


I busted out my Silhouette Machine again today.

This time I decided to dress up two of my lamps!

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

I cut out a few flourishes with my Silhouette Machine and added them to some lamp shades.



It was so easy. I just cut them out on white card stock with my Silhouette Machine, and then used a teensy tiny bit of lightly tacky glue to stick them to the inside of the shades.


When the lamp is turned on you can see the flourish silhouette. Isn’t this bird just so adorable?


And the fun part… when the lamp is off, you can’t see the image anymore. It’s just a fun little surprise when the light turns on.


While I was making my cute little flourish silhouettes my son came in and begged me to make something for him. We browsed the Silhouette Store and found these fun 3D images of a football and a baseball cap!


Aren’t they just so cool?

My son sure thought so!


The cap used one sheet of brown card stock, but the football we decided to make life-sized, so it took 6 sheets of card stock.


He’s the next Colt McCoy!


Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

Did you know that Silhouette is having a crazy good deal this week only?

From Monday, January 17th through Saturday, January 22nd you can purchase a machine for $225!!! Eek! This deal includes:
* Silhouette Machine
* 2 rolls of premium vinyl
* 1 roll of transfer
* Home Decor CD

($395 value for only $225!)

Order the machine bundle and use the code HoH4ever at checkout.

If you already have a Silhouette Machine…

You can purchase any PREMIUM VINYL for 25% off!! Just use the same coupon code: HoH4ever at checkout.

Here are a few past projects I’ve made with my Silhouette Machine:

I customized a few Caboodles for Christmas Gifts…

I made custom HoH logo artwork for my office:

Kinsey got a cute new t-shirt:

And I had fun cutting out mini snowflakes from cardstock:

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

Remember, from Jan 17 to Jan 22nd, the Silhouette Machine Bundle is $225 and all Premium Vinyl is 25% off.

What a deal!

Hookin Up with HoH #32

I’m having a crazy amazing giveaway this Friday, so make sure you stop by to enter for your chance to win.


If you missed last weeks party, you can see it here.

Check out these fun features I spied from last weeks party:

Cottage Hill made this cute dry-erase calendar.

The Marley Manor redid her bedroom. Go check out the Before & Afters.

This Fresh Fossil refinished her dresser. So pretty!

Between 3 Sisters organized her pots and pans. AND gives a tutorial to boot. Ah-freaking-mazing. ‘Nuf said. I’m SO doing this.

Sweater pillows by Brassy Apple.

Now THIS is inspiring! Awesome weight loss story sure to motivate anyone over at Easy Peasy Grandma.

Love Leigh Again hand painted several signs. You should go check out her post and see all the others she made.

Pinwheel sugar cookies from Flexible Dreams.

Tattered and Inked made this cute Valentine’s {free} Printable from Guys & Dolls. (LOVE that music!)

(And a hug around the neck… and a barrel and a heap!… I’m talkin’ in my sleep about youuuuuuu!)

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