Thursday, April 10, 2014

Organize it Thursday- My Answer to Open Shelving

What do you think about open shelving?  I've never been a big fan of it myself, mainly because I  KNOW if I had it, my open shelving would end up looking like a big open mess. It's beautiful, but Lewisville and the family that lives here, that being mine, isn't meant to keep up pristine, magazine-like rooms.  We are indeed, Normal.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday! How to get rid of hiccups

This is a little different, I know, but today's tip is one we can all appreciate.  We've all had to deal with hiccups.  They come without warning and annoy us for minutes, and minutes, and way too much time.  We all hold our breaths until our faces turn blue.  We drink a cup of water, then another, then another.  Does any of it work?  No.  It doesn't.  After a time, they leave on their own into the vast unknown from whence they came. 
But sometimes, they get to be painful or they come when we least have time to deal with their agitation- like right before an important meeting.  Arggggh! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Organizing Your Make-up Brushes

Well, I finally got around to cleaning and displaying my make-up brushes.   Last week, I posted about all the fabulous and beautiful ways to organize your make-up.  My make-up and brushes were hiding away in an old and dirty travel bag under my sink.  There. I said it.  I'm so ashamed.  My own post was the inspiration to doing this.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday! UNIQUE Spring Wreath

Well, hello there everyone!  Last week we officially celebrated the first day of spring!   Pay no attention to the snow most of us are still getting, or the rains, or the frigid winds.  It's SPRING!  At some point in the next few weeks the sun will be shining and the flowers will be blooming.  At some point we'll be attending our gardens, taking long walks, and making ice tea for warmer days. Until then, let's get inspired and bring a little spring back into our lives. 

This weeks tips and tricks is all about making our own UNIQUE Spring Wreath!  Here's a little inspiration!

If you're new here, welcome to Lewisville!  Today is Tips and Tricks Tuesday! It's a good day to visit here.  I like finding simple solutions to everyday living and sharing some of my favorite tips with you all!  You can find most of these tips on my  Pinterest Tips and Tricks board, where I'd also love to have you follow along.  There's always facebook and twitter too.  If you want to pin these tips on your own board, just click {source} below each picture.  It will take you to the original source of the tip, and it's always best to pin from the original source.

The Paper Wreath.  Visit the site to get a complete tutorial on how to make this simple yet beautiful wreath.

LOVE, love, love this! I'm on the hunt for old watering cans at the thrift stores now.
Oh monograms!  How we all love thee!
Here's to thinking outside the box.  What a creative way to use old, colorful umbrellas.

And a different version

Love the idea of a water hose as a wreath.


The rain boots are real and painted just for the wreath.  Visit the site and get the full tutorial.  Another great idea thinking outside the box.
The flower pot wreath...too cute.
Baskets can be found everywhere right now. Love this.

The lemon glitter wreath.  You won't believe what she used to make this wreath.  Creative! 

Love, Love, Love this message!  Love the colors.  Love the creativity.


And another version of the framed wreath just for spring.  Look at the details!

I love all these wreaths.  They're unique in welcoming spring and your guest entering your home.  If you're a tradition kind of girl and like the round wreaths with flowers, I totally get that too.  You can visit my Pinterest spring wreath page to find some of my favorites of those too.  I've been inspired and am off now to grab a few supplies for my own "wreath".  Hope you've been inspired too.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Putting together an Emergency Binder

Last year, one of my most popular organizing post was this emergency binder.  It's been over a year since I put it together, and I'm thankful for how it's kept us organized and ready for an emergency.  Peace of mind can't be bought.  If we ever go through an emergency situation, this binder will be one of the first things we grab.  If you've been thinking of doing something like it!  If you haven't, consider the benefits for your family.  It may take you some time to put it together, but remember, PEACE OF MIND.