Getting Organized

 

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So, say you're like me and the first week of January whizzed by and you never actually tackled those New Year's resolutions. In fact, you haven't even purchased a calendar or day planner yet and you're feeling late to the game. Don't worry. We've found several fun organizing options for you. It's never too late to start getting organized in the new year and all of these finds are from Etsy. In my long search for the perfect planner, I wasn't thrilled with the regular options out there, so I turned to Etsy where I found a wide selection of stylish and hand-made ways to keep my schedule in order while feeeling fashionable at the same time. From a letterpress calendar to a chalkboard style monthly planner, you'll be on top of it in no time. 

A Whole Lotta Style

Swedish pattern designer Lotta Jansdotter is one of my all time favorites. Her nature-inspired, modern, Scandinavian patterns spruce up any household and speak to my yearning to create a simple but stylish home. With candles, stationery, two fabric lines and more, Jansdotter's aesthetic has found its way into every corner of my beach bungalow, except my kitchen. Until now. Recently, the Brooklyn-based designer teamed up with Fishs Eddy, a brilliant housewares store in New York that specializes in contemporary servingware, dish towels, mugs and more. Her new collection includes a mug I would love to drink tea out of every morning and a spacious serving tray, among other sweet treasures. The whole collection is on my Christmas wish list. 

Laundry Room Makeover

 

Laundry Room Makeover

 


A while back I wrote about my pathetic décor in my bathroom and how I'd like to revamp the space. Turns out, I received the shower curtain from that post as a birthday gift, so I'm well on my way to having a cute bathroom. But there are also other rooms to consider. Namely, my laundry room. It's a side nook off my kitchen and the space is fantastic with a brick floor and a built-in washer and dryer. But, it's badly in need of a makeover. Above are several items that I'm eyeing which could really spruce up my sad laundry room. The sewing table would house my Janome machine, and the decals would go on the wall right above it. The simple urban chair in white would be a great seat when I'm sewing. The orange zig-zag rug would bring a pop of color, the curtains would hide the washer and dryer, and the wardrobe could store everything that's crammed already into the laundry room.