Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday... Tic Tac Toe anyone?

I'm sharing a very dear friend's tutorial of a travel Tic Tac Toe playing board.  You can check out Denise's tutorial here

I simply LOVE this idea and what perfect timing still with summer holiday and vacations being taken.

Happy Crafting!
=) Kristina

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ribbons, RIbbons, where for art there to store you?

Back on track with Organizing our Notions!  Hoping everyone is still on board and chugging along!

So, carrying one, we are going to feature Ribbon Storage....

I keep my ribbons in a conventional Sterilite drawer system, boring, not very pretty but it's functional.  After doing a sweep on the web, I found some super cute, decorative and nifty ideas for ribbon storage and waned to share.

Nichole shares a space saving idea! I use the boards for my embroidery floss, I never thought about using it for ribbon!  

Hannah shares her unique way of her ribbon storage... including a tutorial. 

Crafty Storage.. the name says it all.  Simple, Practical and Decorative. 

All People Quilt does it again with another great & pretty idea!

Everything Etsy has a very educational blog. Take a few moments and browse through it. 

Hanging ribbon organization! Great use of space and a pants hanger! 

Craftzine shares the tutorial for this pretty ribbon storage... 

ANOTHER great tutorial! Nichole shares her ribbon storage plans.

I hope I have inspired you to dig out, organize and take inventory of all your ribbons.  I know that I have to tackle mine and I'm going to use of these ideas to do it!

If you store your ribbon in a unique way that isn't featured, please share your idea!

Happy Organizing!
=) Kristina

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thought for the Day....

I simply love classic literature and poetry. I used to read Shakespeare, Bronte along with Dante just for reading sake and Byron, Keats, Rossetti and other fabulous poets just to get lost in the emotions. I came across this today and I wanted to share b/c sometimes we just need to look UP to the light and let the darkness fall behind us.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It's Prize Week!


I really enjoy being able to host Giveaway's! I love being able to surprise someone and make them smile.  So Let It Shine Design is doing it again! Another Giveaway!

This time, it's not only me that is hosting, but an amazing sponsor: Melissa, from Panda Tushies. Melissa has offered to ship to the winner of this giveaway a fantastic organizing tool and space saver!

It's a Brand New Kwik Stor base with (2) two additional shelving units (total value $50.00!!!)  Giving you a total of 7 levels of storage (up to 98 compartments!) Each level has customizable compartments. You can make anywhere from 7 large compartments up to 14 smaller compartments on EACH level. Each level has a lock, not only to protect it from shifting while in movement but to protect your goods from little curious fingers. It also has a heavy duty handle for easy mobility.

Below are pictures of my Kwik Stor (which I seriously LOVE).  To give you an idea of the size, I have put it next to my snap press. Please NOTE:  Snap Press and Snaps do NOT come with the giveaway.

Below (2) Pictures: Each of the 7 layers slightly opened to show how it slides open for easy accessibility. 

SO... how do you win this?  It's SUPER Easy! Enter to win below. 
Good Luck and Happy Organizing!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Little Decor goes a long way...

Since we already touched base on wall decor...

  A splash of color on shelves, desktops and tables adds a splash of color creativity.

Here are some great examples:

Amyee shows us how to make this cute photo frame decor piece! 

I simply and absolutely LOVE this. Liz share's her tutorial in which is on the top of my to do list!

Christine shows us how to make these adorable planter's pots. My first thoughts:  great gifts, simply adorable AND another great way to use up fabric scraps.

Embroidery Library Projects shares a tutorial for these great sewing room accessories.. aren't they cute?

Stitches and Seams shares this awesome lil decoration piece (in my FAVORITE color yet).. AND she pairs it with vintage thread spools.. *swoon... I simply LOVE it..

Until another day! 

Happy Organizing & Decorating!
=) Kristina

We're Back .. AGAIN! LOL..

I am officially back!

On our first day back we had a vicious lighting storm and our CO was struck leaving us w/o home phone, tv or internet for 5 days.  But it was repaired yesterday and we are up and running!

I am working hard on a NEW blog post and an announcement for an AWESOME giveaway for Monday!

Mark your calendars.. you will NOT want to miss this one!

Monday, July 9, 2012

We're Back!

We are officially home from our vacation and life is getting back into the full swing of routine.

I will be spending this week organizing the upcoming week's organizing & decorating posts, preparing a FREE giveaway (this one is AWESOME!), making soap and updating our Etsy shop.

It's going to be a busy week!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sewing & JcPenney's..

Years ago, JcPenney's  carried all of the woman's general household needs, including sewing patterns and fabric.  Here's a copy of the January 1939 McCall Style News  advertising J.C. Penney’s fabric department.