Buying Organizing Supplies from HomeGoods…

I have been in a HomeGoods kind of mood for the past few weeks.  I love thrifting and second hand shopping, but there is something magnificent about being around new stuff.

I snapped some pictures for inspiration when it comes to buying organizing supplies.  Sorted by room and function. 🙂



HomeGoods Entryway Table | Pure & Simple


Great shape (not too big and not too small).  I love all the drawers.  Perfect for those odds and ends that we tend to need when heading out the door.

HomeGoods Entryway Table | Pure & Simple


Another great option for the entryway.  Surface area? Check!  Storage options? Check!  Baskets would be functional on the lower shelf.


HomeGoods Bathroom Storage | Pure & Simple

I love this cabinet!  Functional and stylish!  Overflow beauty product storage could go in here along with towels.


HomeGoods Truck Book Ends | Pure & Simple


Kids love books and little boys love trucks.  This truck bookend set would look great on a bookshelf corralling those unruly books.

HomeGoods DIY Knock Off | Pure & Simple


Easy enough to recreate if you were looking for a specific color and design.  Adorable for a kid’s room to hold their works of art.

HomeGoods Kids Organizer | Pure & Simple


This would be adorable in a little girl’s bathroom for hair bows  bracelets, mini purses.  I would spray paint it another color.


HomeGoods Mail Sorter | Pure & Simple


Easy way to use up wall space for a functional need.  Store mail, magazines, catalogs in this holder.  It is wide enough to hold all the above.  When full, dump and sort.

HomeGoods Crate | Pure & Simple


This would be cute if you had several family members.  Each square could be their “inbox”.  Like a PO Box. 🙂

This big guy came home with me:

Ceramic Owl | Pure & Simple

What do you think?  Does he fit right in? I’m still working on the other decor options. 🙂

Pure & Simple Home Office

And don’t forget to have a little fun while shopping for organizing supplies! 😉

Jennifer at HomeGoods | Pure & Simple

Feel free to check out my Facebook album where I upload more ideas and pictures from shopping and thrifting trips. 🙂

So what do you think?  Helpful?  Do you love HomeGoods?  

Until next time…

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How Do You Decorate for Fall?

Fall is my favorite season.  It marks the end of summer (thank goodness – too hot) and the start of something new (love the change).  Everything pumpkin makes it way onto store shelves.  Trader Joes Pumpkin Spice Coffee anyone?

This year Raymond and I really wanted to decorate for the fall season.  With me being in a new space, I was excited to have a mantle to decorate.  My old apartment didn’t have a lot of structure.  Thanks to Pinterest for inspiring some of the decor, and thanks to Jessica Barringer and Cheryl Luckett for inspiring me to try new things in the “decor” department. 🙂

And … a lot of this stuff came from Goodwill. 😉

Our mantel:

Fall Mantle

Starting from the left:

  • Ivy Plants – Garden Ridge
    • Everyday decor
  • Scarecrow girl – from Raymond’s Grandmaw 🙂
  • Wheat Grass – Home Goods ($15)
  • Be Thankful Burlap Wine Cover – Michaels ($3)
    • Trader Joes Cab inside ($3)
  • Candle
    • Inspired by this post 
    • The candle, candle stick holder came from Dollar Tree ($2)
    • Already owned the larger cylinder vase
    • Dried popcorn – Harris Teeter ($1.50)
  • Black candlestick – Goodwill ($1)
  • Pumpkin – Harris Teeter ($.50)
  • Frame with leaves
  • Lantern – HomeGoods ($18)
  • Golf picture – I plan to replace this with a mirror for next year. 😉

Little extras:

Entertainment Center Decor

I won’t give the full breakdown of this project, but let me point out:

  • Goodwill
    • Silver candle holder ($1)
    • White mini urn ($1)

The jack-o-lantern was inspired by this post.  I plan to add moss to the belly of the mouth … whenever I get back over to Michaels. *sigh* 

Pumpkin Pie Plate (Goodwill – $4)
Reminds me of the one Raymond’s Grandmaw used. 🙂

Everything I love about my favorite season (TJ Maxx – $15)

DIY projects that have yet to be completed. Now they are being used as patio decor. 😛

So — how do you decorate for fall? 🙂

If you liked today’s post, then I would love to hear from you.  Feel free to leave a comment below.

Until next time…