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Organize Your Home with Every Target Trip!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Do you have a goal to be more organized this year?
We do! This can be a very overwhelming, but working on it a little at a time and being consistent is the way to an organized home!

Here are our favorite tools we can pick up at Target with every trip to help us get and STAY organized.

Command Strips: If you like to change decor up a lot like we do, command strips are your best friend. They are perfect for hanging lighter items without making holes in your walls! We always have a few packs of medium-sized white strips on hand HERE.

boxwood clippings | living room spruce

Hangers: We promise your closets will feel like a breath of fresh air if you switch to using all the same hangers. For our kids’ closets we go with basic white plastic hangers…10 for $1 in store. Try out a few different kinds (velvet/plastic/wood) to see which you like best, then stick with it!!!

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Totes: Plastic Sterilite tubs are a must in any home! Our favorite sizes are 6 qt HERE and 56 qt HERE and we’ll pick up a few every Target trip. You will find the 6 qt tub in every room of our homes containing anything from craft supplies to makeup to baby socks. The 56 quart is the perfect size for storage….not too heavy to lift when full, and a good size to group similar items.

boxwood clippings | toy closet organization

Shoe shelf: Is there ever enough space for shoes? THIS shelving unit is our favorite way to store shoes. It can hold 9 pairs of shoes for only $10, which is as cheap as it gets. These look great in a closet lined up next to each other and they are also stackable.

Decorative bins/baskets: Being organized isn’t all about function, we want our newly organized spaces to be pretty too! Target has the best hands down ‘pretty’ storage solutions. The catch? Items are often seasonal and come and go…

The best way to accommodate this is using ‘seasonal’ items for one designated room in the house. For example, I loved THESE totes and thought they would be perfect for Jane’s closet (HERE). I bought a few extra in case I need to replace down the road, or need more than I think I do right now.

The dollar spot is a great spot to look for small storage items too. I love these wire baskets I got for $3 each.

boxwood clippings_jane's nursery closet

Glass Cookie Jars: Pretty enough for the counter, and so great at keeping food items organized and fresh. Target will always have these so you can pick up one at a time until you your desired amount (HERE). Our favorite way to store flour, sugar, and big bulk items from Costco like rice and pasta.

boxwood clippings | pantry organization 1

Consistency and repetition of these items has helped us create order throughout our homes! We’ve maximized space and visually de-cluttered which makes for a nicer living environment for everyone.

If you want to be more organized at home, pick up one or two items with each visit, and tackle a little space every few weeks…baby steps, baby steps!

Believe us, you’ll have your whole house organized in no time!

5 Ways to a Fresh Bedroom Everyday!

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Ugh…the middle of January, don’t you wish you were in Hawaii right about now?! We do! We’ve been spending A LOT of time at home lately with cold temps, snow and sick babies…

Here are five small things we do every day to help make our bedrooms fresh and beautiful and a little haven when we are wishing we are someone else!

boxwood clippings modern farmhouse chic master bedroom

  1. Make the bed. Without fail our homes keep more in order and feel so much better when we take two minutes to make the bed in the morning! Weird, but true!
  2. Open the blinds, and let some cold air in! Sometimes even opening the blinds seems like a waste of time in the middle of winter. We are so much happier when we do, even though it’s only for a few hours of light. Opening the windows and letting some fresh air circulate really helps freshen things up!boxwood clippings modern farmhouse chic master bedroom
  3. Clear surfaces. Our bedrooms are so easily cluttered with baby clothes, water bottles, you name it. It only takes a few minutes to put things away and restore order!flowers
  4. Add fresh flowers. Sure, this is a luxury we all would like all the time, right? This is a $5 bouquet split into bud vases. Fresh flowers in five rooms of the house for $5…that we can afford!

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  5.  A scented candle can be a little piece of heaven on a crazy day. We usually light it for a few minutes during nap time and enjoy relax for five minutes of alone time!

Although small, all five of these things can change our day around…

We dare you to do all five and see how great it feels to have your room back!

Sarah’s Master Bedroom, A White Christmas

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Morning everyone! Did you have a wonderful thanksgiving? This weekend in Utah was magical! We had our first proper snow and with the holiday weekend we could stay in and cozy up and make time for a little more decorating :)

Today we’re so excited to share how Sarah’s bedroom has been spruced for the season.  She always does an incredible job at adding just a few festive flares to each room of her house…

boxwood clippings | white master christmas decor

boxwood clippings | white master christmas decor

boxwood clippings | white master christmas decor


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Isn’t it gorgeous?! All of her decorations have been elevated this year to keep out of reach from toddler hands. A wreath, a few pine cones, ribbons and a cake stand display is all it took to transform this space into a winter wonderland! We want all of our rooms to look this dreamy!

Once again, this reminds us not to get overwhelmed thinking every room has to be decked to the nines. Just a few touches can make a space feel magical!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday back at it! Keep warm out there friends!

A New Way of Hanging Decorations

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

I about died over our glitter Christmas cards from Tiny Prints this year (HERE). I am obsessed with glitter, it makes everything better…Christmas cards being no exception!

boxwood clippings | tiny prints glitter card

I really wanted to make a feature of my favorite glittery snowflake decorations this year. Instead of hanging them on the tree as I normally would, I decided them to tie them onto a wooden hanger with string to make some glittery wall art for the holidays!

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I am so happy with how it turned out! It makes such a such a statement instead of my favorite decorations being lost on the big tree.
I also love that I can hang this anywhere! A door, hook, or any wall, it brightens up any space.

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Thank you Tiny Prints for the sparkly inspiration!!!

For more beautiful inspiration, see Tiny Print’s whole collection of cards HERE.

Em’s House: Adding Buffalo Check

Monday, October 26th, 2015

A good black and white buffalo check is one of my favorite things this fall!

It seems THIS fabric was out of stock foreveeer at my local Ikea,
so I snatched it up in a heartbeat when I saw it store a few weeks ago!

boxwood clippings | buffalo plaid notice board

 

boxwood clippings | buffalo plaid pillow
A newly covered notice board and a few pillow can really change things up, in the best of ways.

All hail to the buffalo check! Who’s with me?!