If you have been following along on Instagram, then you’ve likely seen in my Stories that we’ve had quite a few home improvement projects going on since last summer! One of the biggest ones on my list has been updating our living and dining room spaces that just seemed a little out-of-date and uninspiring. (Especially since I work from our dining room table most days to get out of my smaller office room!) But, I can’t take all the credit – I had the help of a full-time designer from a local Baton Rouge home decor store, LD Linens & Decor, to help me make some of the big decisions! I’m finally sharing some of our living and dining room before and after photos in today’s + tips on how to work with an interior designer in today’s post.
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Now that we’re almost two weeks into the new year, it’s time for all the holiday decorations to come down. I have to admit that it’s always a little sad to finally close out the holiday season, but it’s also nice to declutter and freshen up the house. With more than two months of winter to get through, you might be wondering how you should decorate your home next. Fortunately, you can easily transition your holiday home decor to cozy winter decor with just a few small tweaks. Since I’ve been reorganizing my home, I’m super excited to be partnering with AtHome today to share some quick tips on how you can change up your space before spring hits.
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The holiday distractions are over, now what? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the the daunting task of getting motivated and back to work? Don’t worry, we are in the same boat, sista! My current social media feed is filled with posts about resolutions and dreaming big, but I’m over here like – wait, I’m just trying to put my Christmas decorations away… If you’re feeling the pressure to get to started on a new year of goals, I’m sharing four super EASY organization tips to clear up your desk and your mind.
Start by clearing up the clutter to help create a fresh space and mindset!
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Find a Planner That Works For You
Name a planner, and I’ve most likely tried it! This year, I’m going back to one of my favorites, The Day Designer. After a lot of trial and (mostly) error, I’ve realized that I am MOST productive when I give myself lists and schedules. Flying by the seat of my pants kinda became my motto for 2018, and I think it’s mostly due to the fact that I neglected the use of my daily planner.
One of the most effective planners that I’ve used is The Day Designer because of the way each day is given its own full page. There is space for a full schedule, to-do list, notes, top three priorities – and even a space for gratitude. I got the flexible abridged version HERE for about $30, but there’s also a hardback full version complete with goal setting exercises available HERE.
You know that phrase, out of sight, out of mind? Totally applies when it comes to your organization and storage pieces. I’ve slowly but surely started converting all of my organizers to being CLEAR. I’ve talked multiple times about these acrylic storage organizers on IG Stories, but they really have been such lifesavers! (I now have a total of 5 and use them for everything from makeup to skincare and jewelry to office supplies.) Cannot recommend these under $100 enough and even gift them regularly to friends and family!
Seems so basic, but color coordination is one major way that I stay on task. I use specific colored pens in my planner and even use colored pouches for sorting tech accessories, jewelry, and miscellaneous items. Everything is assigned a color even in my business programs like Asana and Trello! I use colored tabs to keep projects and timelines organized. Rainbow pens and markers are my JAM.
Throw it in the BAG
I mentioned this above, but I have small colored bags to sort out things like hair accessories and jewelry. Instead of using one big drawer or box to throw all the things inside, I keep them separated in smaller bags or pouches. Even when I travel, I will have multiple smaller bags inside my main backpack/tote. I always know which one to grab for certain items instead of fishing around to find them.
One thing I would love to get better about is keeping packable bags inside my car for grocery trips or while running errands. Even if it’s just sorting out all the junk that might accumulate in your back seat or trunk! I love these Baggu packable bags that I shared in the collage above, and this brand also has a ton of other color options to choose from.
How are you planning on staying organized in the new year? Would love to hear some of your easy organization tips below!
The holidays are one of my absolute favorite times of the year. It’s such a wonderful opportunity to relive sentimental traditions and create long lasting memories with our families. This year is particularly special since I’m going to be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time EVER. If you’ve ever hosted a holiday dinner before, then I’m sure you know how stressful it can be. With Thanksgiving just days away now, I wanted to let you guys in on some of my tips to create the perfect holiday tablescape – and entertain without all of the headache. Plus, you can create the perfect set up without spending a fortune! From chic flatware to the perfect bar cart, you can pull your home together with the help of eBay!
See what I’m stocking up on from eBay for easy holiday hosting!
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It has officially dipped into the 70s here in Baton Rouge which means I’m about ready to whip out the crock pot and all the furry blankets! Although Jordan will have a heart attack if I bring home any more faux fur pillows, I can’t help but eyeball all the NEW cozy home decor accents out right now. Yes, we may have 10 seasonal blankets out, but that just means now I need a blanket ladder to throw them on right?! Plus, there are some major home sales going on this week: