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How to organize your laundry room

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

 Hello Love!
Happy Saturday! I'm so excited to show you my newly renovated/organized laundry room! If you've followed me for a while you know that over the winter we painted our entire house white on the inside. We'd had multiple colors throughout the house and after 9 years we knew it was time for a fresh update. Almost every room got a little facelift, not just the new wall color, but new decor and arrangement. It was chaos but SO worth it!

I'm slowly showcasing the rooms off here on the blog and in case you missed it, here's my 9 year old's updated room, my updated pantry, and bathroom cabinet organization. My kitchen and living room updates will be coming to the blog soon.

Alright, back to the laundry room.
After cleaning out my pantry last week I decided it was time to give the laundry room the much needed cleaning it deserved. I'm usually REALLY GOOD at keeping it in good shape but it just needed straightening up and rearranged a bit. I went around the house and grabbed more baskets to make the cabinets inside look beautiful and hide all the mess. I love having everything in the baskets because it just looks so neat and tidy. Don't you think?
In these baskets I've stored all my steam mop towel heads, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, vacuum pieces, lint brushes, and other laundry items.
I have to admit. The toilet paper stacked beautifully in the baskets is my absolute favorite part. The baskets on the middle shelves hold all my stiffer refills, sewing notions, and our emergency candles. The top shelves hold my extra iron, steamer, and extra wool dryer balls.
We installed 5 hooks so everyone has a place to hang jackets, backpacks, and whatever else so it stays out of the kitchen. Jason also built this shoe rack that has bins for the kids to keep their dance/baseball gear, bathing suits, belts, and whatnots with their shoes in the bottom rack.

If you'd like to shop these baskets, I've linked them here, but be aware, most of these are no longer in production so I'm tagging eBay items, which could sell out. If you're looking for a particular basket just let me know and I can help track one down for you!
If used baskets aren't your thing, you can shop brand new Longaberger baskets on my website HERE!

How I organized my pantry with baskets

 
Hello Love!
After watching my cousin, Angela Lanter, organize her beautiful pantry a few weeks ago I knew I needed to take time to get my own done. I decided that instead of using acrylic pieces to keep everything organized, I'd save some money and use what I had, my Longaberger baskets.
I started off by going around the house and grabbing all the baskets I knew would hold boxes and cans really well, took everything out, cleaned the shelves, and got to work. I kept all the kid's food on the bottom shelves (so I wouldn't be called in 198 times a day to grab something for them) and side dish ingredients on the top. I moved our recycling bags out to the garage to make room in the bottom in order to store the cat's food and our 20,000 bags of chips.
By the way...I was AMAZED how much expired food I had in there. I thought I was good about keeping up with those things but apparently not.
Now everything is neat and tidy.
Has it stayed this way? Surprisingly, YES! Now, my kids are a little older but they've been good about putting everything back where it goes.
I would love to eventually customize this closet and get wider shelving in here, but for now, this will do.
One more thing, these baskets do take up quite a bit of room, which means I can't get as much in here. What it has done though is make me cautious about what I'm buying and I'm not just buying a bunch of stuff that I really don't need. My budget has liked that quite a bit!

What do you think? Do you like how it turned out?
If you'd like to shop these baskets, I've linked them here, but be aware, most of these are no longer in production so I'm tagging eBay items, which could sell out. If you're looking for a particular basket just let me know and I can help track one down for you!
If used baskets aren't your thing, you can shop brand new Longaberger baskets on my website HERE!

5 of my favorite things to pick up at antique stores

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Hello Love!

Going to antique stores is one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend. My girls and I will grab my mom go around Chattanooga one or twice a month and hit all of our favorite spots. Be sure to FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM so you can follow along on all our adventures!

Today I thought I'd share with you 5 of my favorite home decor pieces I love to pick up while I'm scavenging. 

1. Baskets
I love nothing more than a good quality basket. My mom collected Longaberger baskets years ago and filled our house with them. Once I got married and moved out, I did the same, using them to both decorate and to store things away from sight. 

Longaberger sadly went out of business a few years ago but I love to pick them up at great prices at antique stores and thrift shops.

If used baskets aren't your thing, have no fear! A former Longaberger employee started a new basket company in Dresden, Ohio and was able to hire many of the Longaberger employees back. So great, right?! I recently became a Dresden & Co. Proprietor and love that I get to spread the word about this amazing company, located right in the heart of Ohio. 

I love me a good MADE IN THE USA product!

If you're interested in shopping for a new basket, shop my website HERE!
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2. Mason jars
When we built our current house, we went with countertops that had a hint of blue in them. After finding a few aqua mason jars at a shop, I knew I wanted to display them in the kitchen. Along with my teal pyrex collection, they add the perfect pop of color. These can be on the pricy side but I only buy them when I find them under $5.
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3. Crocks
These are a great way to display things from artificial & dried flowers to using them to hold kitchen utensils.
These can be a little pricy so hold out until you find a good deal. I've never paid more than $20-30 for one.
4. Wood pieces such as frames, ladders, and windows

I'm a sucker for any old, chippy wood items. From tobacco baskets to old windows, I love have earthly elements all around the house.
Here are some of my favorite pieces.
When I find architectural pieces in antique stores, I try to think out of the box on how to display and use them in my house. I found these old printer stamp drawers and decided to hang them in my laundry room to display all my essential oils. 
 I also found an old box with shelves that I use to keep my old magazines.
5. Old quilts
Now, this collector piece can be a little on the pricy side, as some quilts can be hundreds of dollars but every now and then you can find a VERY well-loved one for a great price. I don't mind pieces that have a little damage to them as I like to display my favorites in my old ladder, as seen below.

At the time that I'm writing this, we're currently on stay-at-home orders due to the Covid-19 (Corona virus) outbreak. Since we haven't been able to leave our homes for non-essential trips in almost 6 weeks, I've been shopping in my attic for old decor pieces that haven't been out in a while. I found another crock with artificial flowers, a wood display piece, and many other things that I can use to give my spaces a fresh look.

As always, feel free to leave questions or comments below! I'd love to chat with you!

Shop the new Longaberger products at Longaberger.com

Saturday, June 5, 2021

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Longaberger baskets are back!

If you're a long-time maple wood basket lover like me, you've been missing The Longaberger Basket Company. Well, I'm happy to tell you that they are back in business and going strong!
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With a wide range of baskets and home decor items, you're bound to find just what you're looking for on their brand new website.
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They're now carrying a wide range of American-made baskets (still made in Dresden, Ohio), lamps, rugs, furniture, kitchen items and more.
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I've got many of the new pieces in my house and I've been using them to decorate and organize everywhere in my home. From my living room to master closet, Longaberger has the perfect items to get your house feeling chaos-free and perfectly cozy.
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I used many of the new baskets to organize belts, purses & clutches, extra beauty products, and all my pajamas in undergarments to keep everything perfectly organized.
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How will you use Longaberger items in your home? Be sure to CLICK HERE to shop all the products I use in my home and see what else the company has to offer. 
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Pictured here: Herman Storage Unit

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How I decorate my home with baskets

Friday, May 1, 2020

Hello Love!
As a long time basket lover, I thought I would take you on a little home tour today on how I use my Longaberger baskets to both decorate my home and use them to store things. 
  I love to bunch and stack them together to make a grouping in areas where I need height and texture, like above my kitchen cabinets or just to fill in bare spaces, like under my coffee table.
While they look beautiful to display, they're also incredibly functional. They've been a complete game changer when it comes to organizing my house. I've used them in my closet to hide things like belts and scarves, in my laundry to hold cleaning supplies and sewing notions, and in my pantry to keep all the food categories neat and tidy.
And then I use them for simple decorations around the home.
So, are you a basket lover like me?

Longaberger and Dresden & Co. baskets are wonderful to display and use around your house.
If you find they're a little out of your price range, don't forget to look at eBay, antique stores, and flea markets for some good deals!

Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a BudgetHello Love!
2 young girls + their own bathroom = one HUGE MESS. 
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Luckily, I found these awesome baskets for organizing their linen closet. Each girlie has their own waste basket, cosmetic caddy, and plenty of extra toilet paper. 
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Now I won’t be embarrassed when those nosey quests come over and take a peek inside. 👀
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
If you're wanting to get your closets all spiffy, you can find these baskets and more at your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls. The prices ranged from $5.99 to $19.00 a basket so it was quite inexpensive to work on this project.


One of my favorite parts of this closet is our new turkish towels from Coco Loom. I originally got them to use as our pool/beach towels for the summer but the girls love the feel of them so much they've been using them as their bath towels lately. If you're in the market for high-quality towels, be sure to check them out here: https://cocoloom.co.