With Enough Hot Glue…

…anything is possible.  This is the true story of my greatest DIY project to date.

While browsing around on Pinterest, I saw this wreath at Pottery Barn, which I really liked.  I’m not into lots of color and flowers aren’t really ‘me’ either.  So the idea of succulents, which I love, was one that I could get behind.  I opened another tab at Etsy and began browsing.  I found a few that I liked, but not one that just really stood out.

So I thought, I’ll go by Michael’s and pick up the stuff to make my own!  This turned into a second stop at Hobby Lobby for additional greenery, in colors not carried at the first store.  I’m not going to lie to you – this ‘easy’ project ended up costing a big more than I intended.  I literally owned no crafting supplies of this type.  We have a few things left over from kiddo’s Science Fair project this year but that’s not anywhere near this level.

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…And Everything In Its Place

I seem to go through moods where something about my house really gets on my nerves. It’s almost always clutter related.  It may be that I feel like I can’t ever find something and it needs to have a designated ‘home.’  Or maybe I need to revamp something we’re already doing.

A month or so ago I found myself really agitated by the mail. There’s not a lot of it anymore, but it seemed to just land in piles all over the house.

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Controlling The Clutter

I love Pinterest. It has become my go-to source for just about anything. So much so that I rarely use a search engine; I start with Pinterest. The two categories that I pin the most are recipes and organizational related content.

The most recent bout of organizing started with a pin and a rescue. We had recently picked up an abandoned end table with a broken drawer. My attempts to fix the drawer had not gone as desired. So I started thinking about what we could store in the section where the drawer had been.

A few months prior, Michael and I had decided to stop purchasing DVDs and switch fully to digital media. We have made 1 exception: Disney movies (we buy the ones with the digital copy).

He keeps his media in the bulky black media storage binders, which I hate. I had a collection of about 200 DVDs that we put in a bookcase in the living room. It was split almost evenly between books and DVDs.

Pinterest to the rescue! In the Home Decor section I found a tutorial by Cassie at Hi Sugarplum on storing DVDs in sleeves and baskets instead of the plastic cases. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense! So off we went to Target, where I found these baskets. As it turned out, the drawer area was perfectly sized to fit two small baskets!

It took me a little while to get all of those DVDs into sleeves (total count: 187) but the end result is wonderful!

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