Roundup: 10 Genius Ways To Display And Store Holiday Cards

By: Faith-towers Dec 18, 2014
10 Genius Ways To Display and Store Holiday Cards

I've never had a good way to display holiday cards. Last year I propped them up against the wall on a shelf. Lame. So this year I wanted to find a great way to share all the beautiful cards with visitors, and I also wanted to think of a nice way to store them so I can look back at them in a few years. Here's what I found.   

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6 Tips For Staying Organized During and After The Holidays

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 18, 2014
6 Tips for Holiday Organization
Photo: Lexy Ward

The last three months of the year end faster than they come, and before you know it, there's a week left until Christmas and then it's time to clean up the decor. It can be tricky keeping everything organized during the chaos that comes with the holidays. Here are a few ways to help you stay on top of everything so that the clean up is (somewhat!) minimal.      

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Make It: Minimalist DIY Entryway Organizer

By: Capreek Aug 14, 2014

This might be one of the simplest DIYs of all time -- and I love it. I mean, who doesn't need a little organizational help in the entryway? And when it looks this clean and modern, it's kind of a no-brainer.     Continue Reading

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Make It: Black & White Clay Magnets

By: Lexy.b.ward May 30, 2014

diy clay magnets

Confession: I don't have the loveliest magnets on my fridge. One is a magnet from my doctor's office. Another is one I received in the mail from a local shop. The others are excess from trips to the library. It's a hot mess! I'm thinking I might switch them out for these lovely black and white ones this weekend!      

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Make It: His & Hers Wood-burned Hangers

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 17, 2014

Wood-burned hangersWood-burning is one of those super classy DIY touches that seems like it would be difficult, but it's like writing with a pen! A really hot pen. After seeing these hangers, I know that there are about a bajillion things I could burn or etch this weekend!      

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Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Straighten Up A Disheveled Garage

By: Lexy.b.ward Mar 26, 2014

10 garage organization projects

Garages can be a blessing and a curse. It's nice to have the space to store everything, but what happens when you store everything??? Things get messy, that's what. Here are ten projects to help you kick the clutter and keep things looking organized!       

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Tips For Staying Organized (& Stress-Free) While Moving

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 17, 2014

My husband and I have moved almost very year since we've been married. We've moved five times in five years and are preparing for our sixth! I'd say that qualifies me as a moving expert and I decided to share a few things I've learned over the years!      

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Make It: Easy DIY Calendar Work Station

By: Capreek Sep 16, 2013

Fall is here and with the new season comes packed schedules for kids and adults alike. If your life could use some highly-visible, analog-style organization, here's a super easy DIY project from Chelsey at The Paper Mama.     Continue Reading

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Make It: Wood Arrow Wall Art Hooks

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 06, 2013

Looking for an easy weekend project? Make a colorful camp-inspired art piece that doubles as a hanging wall hook. All you'll need are the materials above and you're good to go. I can't wait to try this one.   Continue Reading

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IKEA Hack: An Easy Shoe Storage and Closet Organization Idea

By: Capreek Aug 08, 2013

Okay, this isn't so much of a hack as it is a re-purposing idea -- but it's pretty brilliant, so we're sharing it!      Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Plasti-Dip Key Toppers

By: Capreek Jun 12, 2013

After seeing this quirky little DIY project, I kinda want to dip everything in colorful plastic! C'mon, admit it, you want to go dip-crazy, too. If you're on board for some colorful customization of totally mundane objects, read on!     Continue Reading

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Gift For Dad: Make A DIY Leather Cord Roll

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 05, 2013

Getting Dad the perfect gift for Father's Day can seem a little tricky. One thing most men need help with is organization. Get a headstart on your dad's present by making this crazy simple leather project to help him keep things in order!      

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How To: Make Graphic Cork and Leather Hanging Memo Boards

By: Capreek May 29, 2013

After recently completing our office makeover, I realized I needed somewhere to put all those random little notes and lists and other office-y bits. You know, something people like to call a "memo board". After looking around, the only options appeared to be giant rectangular boards, emphasis on giant. And rectangular. Since I like to keep things a little quirky (and colorful and covered in pattern), I decided to make my own!       

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How To: Make a Colorful and Modern Mudroom -- from Scratch!

By: Capreek Apr 11, 2013

created at: 04/11/2013

Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course).     Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Cardboard Boxes into Colorful Leather Handled Storage Bins

By: Capreek Apr 10, 2013

created at: 04/10/2013

I'm a bit of an online shopper... and with online shopping comes cardboard shipping boxes. Lots of 'em. I usually hold on to them "just in case" or take them to our neighborhood recycling bin. But this clever upcycling project has me thinking about them in a whole new light!     Continue Reading

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8 Quick Tips for Cleaning and Organizing Your Car Interior

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2013

created at: 03/26/2013

While you're rampaging through your spring cleaning checklist, don't forget to give your car a little TLC. Whether you're facing a mound of discarded coffee cups and drive-thru trailings or just a winter's worth of dust and dirt, here are 8 quick tips for cleaning your car's interior -- and keeping it that way!     

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DIY Wall-Mounted Wrapping Paper Storage Organizer

By: Capreek Mar 19, 2013

created at: 03/17/2013

My name is Capree and I am a wrapping paper hoarder. (Phew! It feels good to get that off my chest!) I have an entire closet full of wrapping paper and several drawers of a giant, Mid-Century dresser are dedicated to all manner of colorful ribbon. It's... a problem. Fortunately, there is a simple, budget-friendly solution that I can't wait to implement!      Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Magazine Rack

By: Capreek Mar 14, 2013

created at: 03/13/2013

I'm the type that only keeps magazines around for a short period of time before donating or recycling them, but I love the idea of having a small, rotating collection readily available to peruse. This simple DIY magazine rack would be perfect for storing a few faves!     Continue Reading

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Easy DIY: Colorful Glazed Brushstroke Bowls

By: Capreek Mar 07, 2013

created at: 03/06/2013

Ahh, this DIY project is my usual speed: something that looks gorgeous in the end and only requires a few simple materials and a little bit of time!      Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Simple DIY Fabric Storage Basket

By: Capreek Mar 06, 2013

created at: 03/04/2013

We are a bit strapped for closet space here in San Francisco –- the verdict is still out on if it’s because I have a shopping problem or the fact that our 1906 apartment has tiny closets! I had been on the hunt for a practical way to store excess blankets and pillows when I came up with the idea to make a fabric basket.      

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