I picked up some chalkboard labels at World Market last weekend and really like the way they tie together all of our different glass canisters. I used to write straight on the glass with dry erase markers, but this is obviously much cuter. And more legible.
We got this kitchen shelving unit lay year as a way to utilize space better. My, how quickly it filled up! I like that we can see our colorful dishes all the time now. The top and bottom shelves are for Josh’s brewing equipment so I cut those out of the frame.
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I got the bug this weekend and accomplished 4 house projects! I hung new curtains in my office/nursery, new shower curtains and bath rug, reorganized Josh’s drawers, and labeled our kitchen canisters. Everything feels fresh and there’s good energy flowing, I love it.
I’ll post a few pictures throughout the week, but for now I want to share this new drawer reorganization trick I saw via Pinterest.
Basically, you turn the piles on their side so you can see everything, rather than in vertical piles. Isn’t that so smart?
We’ll see how long this holds up, but I thought I’d share anyway. Have any of you used this technique before?
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I’ve been using some pretty amazing web apps these days and I thought I could share them with you. First off is Teux Deux, a simple designy to-do app that syncs up with an iphone app as well. It’s totally bare bones but still nice looking and super useful. I have it as one of my home page tabs and have been using it ever since returning from maternity leave. Yay!
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One of my biggest concerns about bringing a “new roommate” into our apartment is keeping down on the clutter. We only have 750 square feet and I work from home, so I need space for an office too! The thought of registering for a baby shower is really overwhelming to me. But I’m embracing the challenge & trying to plan as much as possible before the little ballerina arrives. It’s totally doable!
This list on Unclutterer.com is going to be really useful. It’s a Bare Bones Baby Buying Guide, and will act as a good starting point. There’s another one at Organized Mommy that suggests a few other things too. I think one secret to keeping down on Stuff Overload is buying items that can multi task, like this 4 in 1 chair that works as a newborn chair, toddler seat, swing and highchair. (I haven’t looked into this one too closely, but you get the idea.) Another trick is to get creative and just make things work. I read on facebook the other day that one woman used a suitcase as a bassinet for her baby – not sure if I’ll go that route, but I appreciate the idea anyway!
As my sweet mom keeps reminding me lately, All You Need is Love. The other stuff is just going to weigh us down!
PS – just as a reminder to myself to read later, here is a website about cloth vs disposable diapers. It’s totally biased towards cloth, but still informative.
Image above from etsy seller Tessyla. Cute!