Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Seeing past my makeup!

Yes, that wonderful little thing that ends up all over the counter, tucked into drawers and if you were anything like me before…it was kind of hard to see past my makeup. But not anymore!

I found the simplest, most wonderful way to store my makeup. On the counter – so it’s still accessible. Organized so I can actually find stuff. And looking pretty dang good if I do say so myself! And let me tell you…that’s a lot coming from me, cause I LOVE eye shadow, Mac eye shadow to be specific…and they come in a zillion little individual containers. It used to take me forever to find the one I wanted IF I could find it. Now…so so easy.

What is my new found secret? Jewelry!

I had been looking for some sort of nice looking makeup case for what seems like an eternity. Caboodles work, but they are sooo ugly! And then one day, I was walking through target, and was stopped in my tracks…there on their shelves was a beautiful, sleek jewelry case. I pulled out the drawers and they were the perfect depth for my Mac makeup…and although the price tag was a bit more than I wanted to spend ($40) for something I use every day I splurged, and have been so happy since. I had to pull out a few of the dividers, but it worked like a charm! And looks good on the counter too!

I wish I had before pic’s…but here are the after…nice and clean! Thanks Target!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Picture Gallery

I have become a blog junkie, which is why I try, and fail so successfully to keep a blog of our house and our life. My number one blog that I read however, is http://www.younghouselove.com/. Their style is a lot like mine, I love almost everything they do and they help me get inspiration to feel like I can do that too!

And…I did! Inspired by their awesome Hallway of frames, discussed in this post here: http://www.younghouselove.com/2011/04/its-done-and-we-heart-it/

I too did my own, very scaled down version

And I even followed their directions!

And just like them too…I had that newspaper on my walls for almost a month before we got around to hanging the frames lol. But oh was it worth it! I love it!!

I filled the frames with pictures from our travels. Everything from our wedding in Hawaii, Vegas with our friends, our trip around Europe and our Winter escape to the Caribbean. Hoping in the future to add more trips to the collage. But for now, it’s done and just like them….we heart it as well <3.