Blog Lovin’

I started blogging because I love to write and share my thoughts, joys, loves, experiences and challenges whether or not someone wants to hear it šŸ™‚. What I wasn’t so aware of at first was blog etiquette. If someone comments on one of your posts, you should be courteous and check out there blog and comment or like anything they’ve posted that appeals to you. In doing this, you are able to see other blogs that you’d love to follow, build friendships, get amazing ideas and assist them in knowing what really appeals to their readers.

I have to say I’m getting better at all of the above considering I wasn’t so aware of it before. I realized I gravitated more towards beauty, fashion and crafts and maybe a few “life” blogs. What I appreciate more than anything is the spark I get within when I read/see something thatĀ reallyĀ want to try. For example when I read thisĀ post from injenslife, I thought that looks simple and easy and I have loads of material but no sewing machine. I happened to be on Skype the next day with my mum and grandmother (who is a seamstress) and I told her I wanted to make a skirt but I have no sewing machine. She said, “that is very easy! Use the outline of a skirt you like and you don’t need a sewing machine just make sure you have the right thread and stitch it properly”. Half of what Jen said in the video but also a little encouragement and I know she’ll be there if I have any other questions.

Even though it seems every Tom, Dick and Harry has a blog out there now, the good thing is that you can almost always find what you are looking for in layman terms and with basic tools. Luckily, Pinterest has brought it all together.Ā So whenever you read a blogĀ and it has sparked something within you, like, comment or share it. It goes a long way for the writer (and it’s free advertising for you if you write as well ;)).

We’re supposed to hit 80 this weekend so I doubt I’ll be home behind this screen to wish you Happy Mother’s day. So…

Happy Mother’s Day ā¤

Have a wonderful weekend!


Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Two days ago I wrote about Clean Freak on HGTV, and instead of just letting the days go by and considering ways to improve my overall organisation, I decided to start with some small stuff that would be very impactful for me in trying to create a more organized and clean environment. Today I went to The Container StoreĀ (my favourite store) to get lipstick holdersĀ originally. I ended up getting a few more things but they turned out to be major in my closet re-organization. I’m going to jump right into it! šŸ™‚ (the first picture is what I bought).


I’m going to start with this because it’s what I went there for in the first place lol. I was eyeing a lipstick holder on Amazon but it was for 60 pieces. I thought no way! I don’t need that many and I went and started counting every single one of my lipsticks/lip glosses/lip balms and sure enough I had over 30 but I still didn’t want to buy the one for 60. So I checked online and The Container Store had one to hold 24 so I bought two after a friend suggested I do that with the possibility of stacking them. I can’t stack now because of the type I bought and the different heights of the products but at least now they’re neatly stored!


As I said before I wanted to move my scarves to the accessory belt and get proper belt hanger for my belts. I bought two belt hangers today – one for my belts and one for my necklaces. I sorted my belts first as there are a few to get rid of that I never wore or liked. I also have a few belts that do not have anything for me to hook them with so I closed them up and put them on one of the rings with the scarves.


The lipstick holders were practically next to the jewellery stuff, and since I’ve been saying for years I need something to store my jewellery properly, I decided to have a little look at what was available. I bought a spinning bracelet holder, an earring rack and as I said before, a hanger for the necklaces. IĀ haven’t transferred all of my necklaces as yet because I have a few that I no longer wear and I really want to sort through them. I still need to find something for my bangles but I just may end up getting one of theseĀ considering their shape. I wanted to go to Michaels to see if I could get creative and make up something on my own but laziness may get the better part of me. Below you will see a round mason jar with earrings on it and stuff on the inside. As I was taking pics today, I realised that before Pinterest, I was coming up with my own uses for mason jars outside of the kitchen! (This is what gave me the idea for the title of this post :)) Anyway I needed something else for the earrings as I had more than when i first started doing this and obviously all couldn’t fit. I cleaned out most of my kitchen cupboards Saturday and that’s when I’d placed this lovely vase on the dinning table with some other stuff to go somewhere else. I decided to use it because the earring holder I bought wasn’t able to accommodate all of my long earrings and store all of my costume rings on the inside (2 for 1 ;)). I was about to return it when I realised I still needed something for my studs so I decided to keep it (I know it looks scanty but I prefer long earrings and don’t want my studs laying around anymore).

These strips here are another piece of what this title is all about. I had bought a piece of this plastic (IĀ neverĀ  remember the name of it) to hook my long earrings on just to keep them together. What I also did was cut smaller pieces to attach all of my earrings to when travelling. This way I know they’re all together and I don’t have to worry about the being scattered all over a bag.

I hope you enjoyed this little post as much as I enjoyed putting it together. šŸ™‚