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Favorite Organizational tools and GIVEAWAY!

Hey yall!! I am soooooo excited about today’s post. My bloggin buddy Abbey from The Cards We Drew put together this fabulous round up of some great buys/organizational tools that you can find on Amazon. We are all AmazonPrime lovers yes?? It saves me loads of time. I love the app for my phone….helps me cross things off my list so efficiently! All the bloggers below have shared their favorite time saving tricks and tools. You can click on each link to see the product on Amazon. I hope some of these help you to gain some control of the clutter and simplify your life in 2016:) Be sure to check out the bottom of this post….we are giving away loads of cash (2 lucky winners will get $375 each!) to help you purchase some of our favorite tools….good luck!

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**NOTE: Each link contains affiliate links to Amazon. These posts are not sponsored and each blogger has selected their items based off personal preferences and experiences. The bloggers participating, nor Amazon and their vendors, can guarantee that the prices won’t change during or after the publishing of this post and are hereby released of any price matching guarantees or liability. Please understand, these are personal recommendations from popular bloggers in the industry. Enjoy!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

DIY Makeup Light for Bathroom

January is normally clean up month—the hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us and we all feel like simplifying. I was asked to participate in a “get clean” blog hop. Lots of fabulous ideas will be shared (please click through on some of the great ideas below my post)….cleaning, diy, storage, organizing….all of it aimed to help you get your clean on! :)

I wanted to share with you an easy way to shed a bit more favorable lighting. I really do think it can make or break the start to your day—begin with a positive—and hopefully that will be the direction for your entire day.

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I fell hard for these fabulous pendant lights that we put in our new home. They were so elegant and I loved the light reflection on the wall—what I did not think about was that they made terrible task lighting in the bathroom.

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

DIY Necklace Holder

Hey yall! Happy Wednesday! Before I forget….I am sharing a fun fall treat over at Jen’s today that is a great option for preschool snack day:) Go check it out! And if you are here visiting from Tatertots and Jello…welcome! I am thrilled you are here….be sure to sign up to follow me on your favorite social channel:)

This technically isn’t really  a DIY…even though it is DIY….the only thing DIY about it is a few spray painted S hooks…..but when coming up with a title for a post you have to think about the person who is looking to search out “necklace holders”… so this one totally qualifies:) (holy run on sentence:) I found this large iron rack thingy at Homegoods….pretty sure it’s original intent was just to hang pretty on a wall…but I thought it would make a fabulous necklace holder. It fits perfectly in between the mirrors in the master bathroom. All I needed was 3 packages of small S hooks…some jewelry chain and a bit of wire. It holds all my necklaces and some earrings too…I love how it came out!

 

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I see similar grates often in Target or TJ Maxx…look around for one that has lots of cross angles for you to place some S hooks. I found the S hooks at Lowes….and I sprayed them robins egg blue….just to dress them up a bit.

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I used some jewelry chain from Michael’s on the way bottom…secured it with silver wire….it is a perfect spot for dangling earrings….

 

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Easy to see…easy to grab….plus pretty to look at….:)

 

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Good luck in your search!

xo

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Repurposed Ladder into Office Organizer

You know that I would never pass up an old, beat up, done-it’s-time wooden ladder. I have had this one for several years. It was the best $25 I have ever spent…..I adore it.  It was leaning against the wall in my new office area since we moved in….as if it was just waiting for a new purpose….”please, use me again!” Well little ladder…your wish has been granted….and I love you even more now….

 

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Obviously you will need a fabulous old wood ladder. You may be lucky enough to score one at a flea market or garage sale. I found mine a few years back at a local consignment store. You may be able to make one too…easy enough construction really…just some scrap wood…

 

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Simple “L” brackets will secure it to the wall…use some drywall bolts if you don’t have studs available behind the wall.

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I used simple white hooks to hang all my accessories….so flippin handy! I screwed in total of 14 hooks…plenty of storage for all my pencils, markers, scissors, rulers…etc. I used containers that resemble mason jars to hold the markers and pencils. This container is actually a lighting cover (find it in the lighting section with the glass replacement pieces.) You could use a mason jar….but these have a nice lip on them for the wire to stay put….

 

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I used some 20 gauge wire to secure the containers to the hooks….

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A few decorative items make it look a bit dressier….hang up whatever you would like to look at everyday:)

 

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I used hooks in my previous office too….along with some dowel rods….see that post here

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Do you have any old ladders laying around? Go getter girls! :)

xo

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

#ListerineDesign : Ideas for Stylish Bathroom Storage

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Listerine for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Popping in to share some stylish ways to dress up your bath while also adding great storage. My pals over at Listerine wanted to share their stylish new chevron bottles that are too pretty to put in a cabinet and I thought it would be a great time to look at some other great ideas to “dress up” storage in the bathroom. Something as little as rolling a towel instead of folding it can make just the right touch in a tiny bathroom. I have gathered a few other ideas that may work great in your space too.
We are still settling into our new space….but I have put some old tricks to use in the master bathroom. I have used this large glass container to corral my bangles into one space…keeps the dust off and I know what to grab easily. The cake plate makes a great place to drop readily used items like lotions and mouthwash:)
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You can find these dressed up Listerine bottles at major retailers. It is kind of fun to make an everyday item a bit dressier:) Plus save some $$ with Save Now with Target Cartwheel  Win win!!
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Listerine is the #1 Dentist recommended brand of mouthwash to keep you mouth healthy and clean. My fav is Fresh Mint….I use it sometimes in the middle of the day to maintain fresh breath:)
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I found some other useful ideas for creating a space that is put together…and also pleasing to look at. I loved the diagonal storage for the rolled up towels….very spa like:)
Here is a great use of wall space…tuck in a narrow cabinet and make it full of purpose.
A beautifully done smaller powder room….
Mixing up the towels and decorative pieces makes it feel more of a relaxed space and not so utilitarian.
This super narrow cabinet placed right on the counter is just perfect for everyday items…so handy!
Be sure to seach your favorite social media #listerinedesign for tons of clever bathroom storage/design ideas:)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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