Monday, December 31, 2012

Getting Organized

I have a number of organization projects planned for this year, this is the first. I have a jewelry display system in place but it is far from comprehensive or complete. I still need storage for my rings, and the hooks where I hang my necklaces are “loose”. My system is cumbersome and by this I mean, sometimes it falls over, which makes a HUGE mess. So, today I decided to look for inspiration on how to either fix up my system or scrap it and start over.

Above are a few of the simple jewelry display solutions I found. The first is a light wood frame, spray-painted black, with standard household screen stapled onto the back. The entire wood frame sits on an easel. The second and third are metal stands, and the fourth is a rustic wood frame, with linen backing, and beautiful antique accents on which to hang necklaces. Click on the links to go directly to the original sites.

I am leaning toward a combination of 1. and 4. to solve my display needs. Stay tuned for progress reports.

Happy Organizing!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy (almost) 2013!

Let your 2013 resolution be...To Stick With Your Resolutions!

I love a good New Year buzz! And no, not the kind that leaves me with a headache the next morning (although I’ve never met a mimosa I didn’t like!) I am talking about the energy, excitement, and over all “can-do” attitudes the New Year seems to inspire in even the most reluctant and defeated December souls. With this new found hope and energy people commit to all sorts of life-altering changes, for example they will join a gym, buy a bike or running shoes, eat healthier food, quit smoking, drink less, write consistently on their blogs (ah-hem), call their parents weekly, maybe even finish a project they put off the previous year…but phew, even reciting this list is tiring. How can we possibly accomplish all of our challenges throughout the New Year?

My wish is that for every difficult resolution you place in front of yourself, you commit to an equally important but less challenging task to go along with it. So, if you joined a gym, fantastic! Workout as much as you can but also implement other forms of exercise in your day-to-day life, like walking with a friend on your lunch break, take the stairs when you visit the mall, or hell, while you’re at a stop light practice your kegel exercises…28, 29, 30 (sorry guys!). The important focus here is follow through. Select a very doable task and resolve to stick with it!

I will let you in on a little secret; one of the aforementioned resolutions is mine, (“No mom, I’m not going to stop drinking my mimosas!”). I would like to be a more consistent blogger. This has been a difficult task for me given the time commitment it requires. Therefore, my doable exercise to go along with blogging more consistently is to jot down ideas (as SOON as I get them) in the notes section of my phone. I should have a stack of thoughts to pull from when I finally do sit down to write, voila!

Have a wonderful 2013 everyone and don’t hesitate to keep me posted on your progress!