What Happens At Target…

The weather was less-than-productive a few days last week.  So when your boyfriend invites you to lunch, you say “yes!” 🙂

Raymond and I went to lunch one day last week and decided to make a pitstop at Target. We all know how Target can suck you in — you go in for nothing and leave spending $100.

We didn’t actually spend $100 but we had fun while “window shopping”.  Take a look…

You try on Angry Bird caps..

Raymond is obsessed with finding Fly Fishing accessories.
..And no he has never been fly fishing. 😉

This was option #2 in the hat department. He looks like Brody from “The Hills”!
Veto

I was sold on Option #3. 😉

Took some time to try on Halloween Masquerade Masks. 🙂

Winner?

What do you do when you make a random pitstop at Target? 🙂

Until next time…

 

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Organizing with Post-it Notes {Files}…

Paper can take over our lives.  Mail coming in.  Mail going out.  Coupons.  Newspapers.  Magazines.  Bills to pay.  Bill to file.  Camp registrations.  Tax returns.  Instruction Manuals. I could go on forever.

I am a proponent for online storage, but some things just need to be physically filed away.  Setting up a filing system can take days, but if set up properly, it could save you hours down the road!

3M Post-it Notes Commercial on how to organize your files:

To start with, you need to decide how you want to organize your files.

File Boxes

Target File Box ($13.39)
{Source}

My preferred method of storing files.  The Container Store also sells file boxes.  They are more expensive and do not have the metal rail.  {I prefer the rail; makes it easier to slide the folders}

Filing Cabinets

ERIK File Cabinet ($99)
{Source}

You can get filing cabinets anywhere (Walmart, Office Depot, etc).  I prefer the one from IKEA.  I have seen it in action, and it is very nice!

File Folders

I love the idea of color coordinating files.  {Green = money, Red = Emergency}

Hanging file folders come in a variety of colors these days.  Sometimes I feel like I’m shopping for Starburst candy and not folders {tropical, jewel, green}.

File Labels

Post-it Tabs

Post-it File Folder Labels

Do you have any tips and tricks for keeping your paper and files organized?  If so — please share!

Until next time…

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). 🙂

JEWELRY

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…