Em’s Toy Closet Organization

10.12.2015 by sarah and emily |

It didn’t take us too long at all to realize toys, although fun, can be a nightmare!

Loose toys laying around in every room really make the house feel messy and dirty even when its not!

Last week we tackled all of Jane’s toys over at Em’s place.

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Jane mostly plays in Em’s family room (HERE), which has this closet she was using to store all of of her entertaining supplies (see HERE).

Our number one tip when we organize kitchens is to remove all items that are not used on a weekly basis.
We did just that and packed up all the extra dishes in 56 quart bins labeled ‘platters’, ‘crystal’ etc and sent them down to the basement to be stored.

We left my most often used cake stands up on the top shelf, but now had most of a closet free for toys!

Next we divided toys into groups and sizes.

Art supplies and little toys up on the top in 6 quart tubs HERE, medium sized toys and puzzles in the middle. Lastly, bulky, heavy toys at the bottom.

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We found the cutest wire baskets with chalkboard labels at the dollar spot in Target for only $3 each!

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It feels so nice to have all the toys behind one door at the end of the night and has made it easier to manage in the day as Jane only has a few toys out at a time instead of having everything down on her level!

This project was so fun and felt so good when we were done. The hardest part is always getting started!

How do you keep things from being a jungle of toys at your house?

We need your mommy tips!!!!

Goat Cheese Potatoes

10.09.2015 by Sarah |

Rich, creamy and full of flavor…we are so addicted to goat cheese these days.

Goat cheese and potatoes? We had to give THIS recipe a try!

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Another awesome potato side to have up your sleeve, we give this two enthusiastic thumbs up for autumn comfort food?

What is your favorite dish right now? Please share!

World Market Finds

10.07.2015 by Emily |

This weekend Jane stayed home with Daddy while I took myself off for some much needed quality time at World Market!

It was amazing to browse baby-free! I’m always amazed at how current and on-trend their stock is and this visit did not disappoint!

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

For sure one of my favorite places to shop for accent pieces, rugs and accessories.
How about you?

Halloween Hair Wrap Tutorial

10.05.2015 by Sarah |

Our very first business started way back when were about 8 and 10 when we’d charge people to do hair wraps in the park!

We’re bringing it back for our little nieces, and thought it was too cute not to share!

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Here’s our technique…so funny!

#1 Start with braiding a small section of hair.

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#2 Use a piece of cardboard and cut a slit in it to place over the braid…this keeps little wispies of other hair interfering with your wrap.

#3 Cut thread HERE and tie in a knot at the top of the braid. We use two strands of each color and cut 2.5 times the length of the hair.

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#4 Start wrapping! Use both strands of color and wrap around hair and other strands of thread.

#5 Switch colors as desired and occasionally push up on the wrapped portion so the wrap is nice and tight.

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#5 Continue down the length of the hair and tie threads in another knot when finished.

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Wouldn’t this be so fun for a party or sleepover?!

Thanks to Belle for being our model. You are a beaut! xxx

Roasted Pear Dessert

10.02.2015 by sarah and emily |

Sometimes the best things in life are simple and amazing.

This dessert is one of them…

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Slice pears, place on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 for 10 minutes until soft. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Simple enough for a mid-week dessert, delicious enough for a dinner party!

Happy autumn!