Organize Accessories

I am staining my new jewelry boxes/organizers. Not everyone has a handy man as a husband. So while I wait to post his creations. Here are some DIY projects that don't require a handyman. These are also great gifts ideas.

1. Old Picture Frames

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A great way to hang earrings or sunglasses.
Find a great old picture frame.
Remove the glass and stretch lace, wire mesh or rope along the edges.
This is a great place to display your jewelry.
They look good on you why hide it, make it art.

2. Old Tea Cups
Teacup jewelry
{Picture credit Martha}
This is my favorite jewelry organizer that I have seen.
The problem is you need the space to hold all the cups.
But it is beautiful.

3. Cutlery Boxes

Just like I did with my bookshelf wallpaper and hardware make it a great display
How to: here

Other ideas:
1. Use ice trays or plastic egg cartons to store small rings or small earrings. I would cover the plastic with fun paper or fabric strips.
2. Candlestick holders to keep bangles and bracelets.
3.For larger items like scarves and ties, consider getting creative with a slat rack, ladder or trellis.
4.Shoe organizers and folding shelves can be used for any of your accessories. (belts, hats, bags, gloves, scarf)
5. Lastly dish dividers and stacking racks can be used to separate handbags.
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Number 3 and 5 are on my to do list.

This for Less- Wrap Top

Classiques Entier Atelier Faux Wrap Blouse

Classiques Entier Atelier Faux Wrap Blouse
here for $138

When I found the above top it reminded me of the top from here.

Reunited Wrap Top for $32.99

I like it better for the price and the fit.


We are hoping to put our house on the market by the end of this month!
One of the Designed to Sell: Top 35 Selling Secrets from is to have a beautiful working fireplace.
Well luckily we already had that covered. (the beautiful part anyway)
As soon as we moved in we had to get rid of the ugly tile fire place.
Here is the before- after we took out the tile which was the same color as the tile on the ground.
Construction- adding some shelves.


I wish I had pretty baskets to hide all that stuff on the shelf.
Now I need to figure out why the fireplace only works randomly!

Classy and Easy, The Ponytail

Busy Busy Busy
I rarely style my hair down.
I shouldn't feel bad about wearing a ponytail every day right?

Here are some of the main pointers from Guido Palau a hairstylist and Redken creative consultant, who works for Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Versace on the runway.


1, "Start it right- Run a quarter-size blob of thickening cream through damp hair. This will give it body and a bit of grab so the elastic won’t slide out. Blow hair dry (and straighten it, if your hair is curly) with a boar-bristle brush. The natural bristles will help make your hair glossy."

2. "Tie it back- I like a plain black one that doesn’t have a metal clasp, which can snag hair. (Avoid brightly colored elastics. You’ll look like a teenager, and not in a good way.) Position the ponytail about two inches above the nape of the neck—too high and it’ll look too cheerleader; too low and your hair will look flat. Spritz a little hair spray on your hands, and pat down flyaways with your palms."

3. "Do your part- something a bit softer and more romantic, try a deep side part. Use a comb to create a part an inch or two above your ear. Smooth hair down toward the ears and then back toward the nape with a brush. If you have bangs, push them to the side."

4."Shine on. To dress up your ponytail for evening, rub a dime-size drop of silicone serum between your palms, then run both hands through your hair. Tilt your head back 45 degrees and smooth your hair into place with a brush. Keep the ponytail a bit loose—you don’t want it too severe. Finish by wrapping a strand of hair around the elastic and secure it with a bobby pin"

Find the article here

I love wearing a ponytail.
But when I go out I always feel that I need to wear my hair down or I look frumpy.
Well according to Glamor ponytails are classy, elegant, and unfussy.
Music to my ears.
It will be nice to mix things up with my favorite hairdo.
Next I need to find fun EASY bun hair styles (my other favorite hairdo) that don't require a million bobby pins in my head....


Oscillations Cardigan
$98.00 full price
ELLE Chiffon-Trim Cardigan
ELLE Chiffon-Trim Cardigan
On sale for $29.99

I just discovered ELLE at Kohls.
If you have not discovered it yet.... you are missing out.