Inside the Organizer’s Home {Jewelry}

In case you are interested in seeing how I organize within my own home… {I will pick a different project each week} 🙂

Disclaimer: I am moving in a few months (things are minimal around here), and my apartment is super tiny (also reason for minimal). 🙂


My favorite way to organize jewelry is to display it!

Shadow box w/embroidery tacks

Framed Bullentin Board to hold necklaces

How do you organize your jewelry?  If you have any good ideas or inspiration — email or link up in the comments! 🙂

  • Bulletin Board {TJ Maxx} = $14.99
  • Shadow Box {TJ Maxx} = $14.99
  • Pins & Tacks {Target} = $5
  • Pictures {Ross} = $14.99 for set
  • Hook {Target} = $5
  • TOTAL = $54.97

Until next time…


28 Things of Randomness…

  1. Is it “gray” or “grey”?
  2. Do you get anxiety easily?
  3. I do. Traffic, crowds, lines, you name it.
  4. I wonder if yoga will relieve this.
  5. I hate tailgaters.
  6. Why tailgate? I mean really!
  7. I wont go faster.
  8. In fact I might go a little slower.
  9. Yep, Im that girl.
  10. Go around!
  11. I was so excited about Bethenny Ever After coming back on tv.
  12. Then I saw the first episode.
  13. I was a little disappointed!
  14. Raymond declared that it isnt as fun to watch her now that she has made it.
  15. Is it bad that I was a little depressed that the new season might not be as good as the last 2?
  16. Raymond declares lots of things.
  17. Like…we are going with open shelving in our kitchen.
  18. First – we dont own a home much less live together at this point.
  19. Second – oh crap!  I hate open shelving in the kitchen.
  20. Guess I better find some pretty dishes.
  21. I think this will put my organizational skills to the test.
  22. You know — no cabinet doors might be nice.
  23. I hate when he leaves the doors open.
  24. Like — Hate it!
  25. Do you like Nutella?
  26. Im addicted!
  27. My mom asked, “What do you put it on?”
  28. My answer, “A spoon!” 🙂

Happy Sunday!

Until next time…

Foodie Friday {Cheese Stuffed Meatballs}…

Happy TGIF! 🙂  How has your week been?  Got any plans for the weekend?  I hope the weather will continue to be just as nice as it has been the past 2 days.  I love spring like days! 🙂  Goodbye Winter — HELLLOOO Spring! 🙂

Since my schedule has gone haywire, my meal planning and *cough* exercise routine has as well. 😦  I enjoy doing both so Im working on finding the balance in work and play.  {Ill take any suggestions here} 🙂  This week Raymond and I did manage to make one great meal together:  Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs.  They were fab!


  • (1 lb) Ground Beef (highly recommend 93/7 or better)
  • (1 Egg) slightly beaten
  • (1/2 Cup) Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs (We used Progresso)
  • (1/2 Tsp) Salt
  • (1/2 Tsp) Pepper
  • (1/2 Tsp) Garlic Powder
  • (1/2 Tsp) Italian Seasoning
  • (1/2 Tsp) Minced Onion (spice)
  • (1/4 Cup) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Throw everything in a bowl.
  3. Take off rings and mix with hands.  Make sure it is all incorporated
  4. Grease baking sheet.
  5. Use a Tbsp to divy out meatballs.  So they are all the same size.
  6. Roll each meatball.  Press a small amount of mozzarella cheese in the middle.  Cover cheese.
  7. Place all meatballs on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake 10 minutes.
  9. Turn meatballs.
  10. Bake 5 more minutes.  (depending on your oven – you might need to bake an additional 10 minutes).
  11. Enjoy! 🙂

We served ours with pesto pasta and french bread.  The meatballs have so much flavor that I suggest keeping the side dishes relatively plain.  No need for flavor overkill — coming for a flavor fanatic! 🙂

Link up if you made anything yummy this week! 🙂

Until next time…


Pure & Simple Organizing Commercial…

In case you missed it.  Not sure how you could as I have been talking about this for weeks, but okay. 😉

I have been participating in a contest sponsored by 3M Command Hooks.  The contest ended yesterday with my video/commercial submittal.  The winners are chosen by March 6th — until then — enjoy the video! 🙂

My Organizing Weakness…

We all have a weakness in our organizing system.  Im not afraid to say that I strive for perfectly organized.  I am a slight perfectionist — or maybe saying I am meticulous is a better way to put it.  I get it honest — I get it from my Momma! 😉  {Hey Mom, ❤ you!}

But … with that said … I have 2 organizational weaknesses.

1) My home office

2) Beauty products.

It is so hard for me to find the right system in my home office.  Bullentin boards for inspiration — how do I keep up with project ideas — paper or electronic — do I need another table because my desk aint that big!  Another reason why I struggle here is investing money in “equipment”.  I will be moving in a few months and it is hard for me to investment in more office furniture when I know that the set up will be different soon.  Yet I want it all to magically work NOW! 🙂

And makeup and beauty products.  My oh my.  The #1 problem here is coupons.  Yes, coupons.  I can usually get these products pretty cheap because of blasted coupons and sales.  It is hard to pass up another bottle of shampoo when the total cost is $0.50.  I took inventory of my shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and body washes a few months back.  I was bad — I had 10 bottles of shampoo, and its only me!  I dont have 5 heads of hair to wash on a daily basis!  I had to stop.  But then there is the makeup.  You know, the kind that is old (like 2 years old) and in a really unflattering color (’80’s blue eyeshadow).  Yea those — well I have a hard time throwing these things away.  I dont like the makeup!  In fact, I only wear Mary Kay now! So it should go in the trash — but it doesnt. *Sigh* Somewhere deep inside I want to wear it until it is all gone.  Get my moneys worth!  All while looking silly in blue eyeshadow and teal eyeliner.  And in case you were wondering — no I am not the kind of gal that can pull that off!

Good Grief — what is your organizational weakness? 🙂

Until next time…

20 Things…

1. I think Raymond is one of the funniest people I know

2. I like watching Raymond play pool.

3. That pool league is extremely organized!

4. Is it bad that I was more interested in the organization of the league than Raymond playing pool?

5. Do you ever feel bad when you are tired?

6. I feel like a party pooper — and it might be a Tuesday!

7. I wish I could be one of those people who run on 4 hours of sleep.

8. Or what about those people that thrive on always having something to do or a place to go.

9. I like being at home.

10. Im pretty sure that is called a “home body”.

11. That sounds bad — makes me sound old.

12. Im always fascinated by how fast time goes.

13. Time as currency — interesting to think about.

14. How do you spend your currency — your time?

15. I cry too much — like all the time — specifically when Im watching movies or shows

16. I cried when Adele won Album of the Year.  Really?!

17. I cry when I watch movies.

18. Yep all movies

19. Well not scary ones.

20. I hope Im not weird. 🙂

Until next time…

Foodie Friday {Green Pizza}…

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you are gearing up for a fabulous weekend!  Im trying to prepare myself for a busy next couple of …weeks! 🙂

This weeks Foodie Friday post is … Green Pizza!  Borrowed from my wonderful friend, Lauren Nix.  Thank you Lauren — this was the best lunch ever! 🙂 *Picture is different than recipe – but it looked yummy* 


(1) Tortilla wrap (soft taco tortilla)

(1 TBSP) Pesto .. or more to taste

(1/2 CUP) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

(1/2 CAN) Rotel

Chicken, cooked

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook chicken.  Options here: skillet, broil, grill, or boiled.  I sauteed mine in the skillet with Trader Joe’s 21 Salute Seasoning.
  3. Place tortilla on cookie sheet.
  4. Spread pesto evenly over tortilla.  Leave a “crust”.
  5. Top with cheese.
  6. Top with Rotel.
  7. Top with chicken.
  8. Cook 10-12 minutes until desired crispiness.

This is my new go-to lunch recipe.  It was uh-mazing!  I honestly could have eaten four of them! 🙂

Until next time…

Pinterest Interest…


Pinterest has shot to the social media stage over the past few months!  It is still difficult to effectively state what the purpose of Pinterest is; however, for me, the purpose is to organize my ideas and inspirations for organizing projects, home decorating, and cooking projects.  These inspirations live online and are found online.  I have a similar system for inspiration ideas that I find in magazines {they live in binders}.  Each Pinterest board is full of ideas that I come across from either other Pinners or found online while browsing.

I would love to follow you in your Pinning journey.  In the Comment section — submit a link to your Pinterest “home page”.  {If you are interested in following me} 🙂

Another blogger that I follow wrote an article this week about Pinterest as well.  She talked about how to use and organize your Pin boards.  If you are interested, read the article here. 🙂

Until next time…


Well the box of 3M Command Hooks finally arrived this weekend!  Im so excited about filming a home video with these hooks in action! 🙂

With that said, Im in need of a project and family.  I have a few ideas of what I plan to do with the hooks, but I would love to showcase them in action with a family! 🙂

Please email me if you are interested or would like more details!  I cannot wait to get started — I have a few ideas floating around in my head! 🙂

Email me:

Include: “3M Command Hooks” in Subject Line — Your name & a little about you — A description of the room or closet that you think would be perfect for the 3M contest — Attach 1-3 pictures of the room or closet

The video must be filmed by Sunday, February 19th.  I am willing to travel for this project (Charlotte, NC address isnt necessary)

*Disclaimer: I received these products free from 3M Command Hooks and am not being paid to use them or film* 

Happy Monday! 🙂

Until next time…

25 Things…

This idea came from another blogger. But the randomness is all mine. 🙂

1. Sunrises are my favorite.  Best way to start the day.

2. I rush to the coffee pot each morning.

3.  I think Im addicted to coffee.

4.  Im not on the K-Cup Keurig Bandwagon.

5. Speaking of bandwagons — Im also not on the E-Reader bandwagon.

6. I need to read more. Where is my Steve Jobs book? I think Im still on Chapter 1.

7. What day is it? Man these weeks fly by!

8.  I dont watch local news. If it bleeds it leads…I find it depressing.

9. I love watching Live with Kelly.

10. I kinda miss Regis.

11. Speaking of watching stuff — I need more RH of BH (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills).

12. What a reunion — 3 parts?! Really?!

13. Yes I like reality tv.

14. One show that I dont watch: The Amandas. 😦 It doesnt accurately dipict organizing projects.

15. That makes me sad. It changes peoples perceptions of what we do.

16. Adele! I listen to Pandora throughout the day — she just came on — she is my fave! 🙂

17. Speaking of faves — I love Sarah Michelle Gellar! 🙂 Buffy was my fave show ever!

18. I used to spend hours in my room trying to make my hair look like hers.

19. I was 16.  I had nothing better to do.

20.  My mind bounces around more than a ping pong ball!

21. Am I the only one that feels this way?

22.  I need more coffee.

23. I wish Starbucks & Caribou had more coupons!

24. Im addicted to Pinterest.

25. Very bad way to spend waste the day.  I need to be more productive.