Sunday, September 30, 2012

31 Days Toward Becoming Pretty Organized

Welcome to 
31 Days Toward Becoming Pretty Organized!  

It is a pleasure to be able to open my home to you.  
As a stay-at-home mom of four, maintaining some sense of organization at home can be a challenge.  But it's something that I enjoy and for me, organization is best when it's pretty!  
Join me for the month of October as I walk you through our space.  It is far from perfect and we are in the middle of a major renovation, but we'll move from room to room and take a peek at a few ideas for organizing a busy household in an attractive way.  My goal is to keep the ideas short so that you can spend more time organizing than reading.  Some may work for you, others may not, but hopefully by November you will be feeling pretty organized!
If you are visiting for the first time you can scroll down to find Day 1.  Otherwise, find the current posts below. 

Day 1 ~ Keys

Let's start in our entryway.  
In our home we try to make sure that everything has a place, and that we always return items to where they belong.  As soon as I come into the house, my keys plop on a tray that we keep by the door.  Sometimes I switch up the plate for different seasons.

At the back door, there are hooks to hang keys on.

There is nothing worse than that sinking feeling on your way out the door when you can't find your keys!


  1. I wrote a comment, but I guess it didn't post ... can't wait to read this all month! I'm going to be so organized it will make your head spin!

  2. Ahhhhh...... my favorite subject! organization! I'll be following along with you too!!

  3. YES! A key dish! I've tried to get my husband to do this for 8 years. :P Instead the dish only holds my lonely keys. Oh well.

    I love the color of the little table. Did you paint it?

    1. Hello! Thanks for reading! I did paint the table. It is Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue and there might be a smidge of Palladian Blue. The weathering is from sanding and then filling in with Academy Oil Colour in Burnt Umber. It is lots of fun to use!

  4. Visiting from The Nester. So look forward to following your series. Wonderfully peaceful over here. Love it. I love this community already and the ideas and creativity just keep coming. So nice to meet you.

  5. Yay! I love organizing! :)

  6. pretty AND organized -- love it! I'm be checking back for more tips throughout the month

  7. Well, I'm well on my way with my jewelry organizer, so maybe I'll get psyched for another project or two. :) Looking forward to your series Shan!

  8. I second Ellen's comment! Will make your head spin!! So excited for all 31 tips!


  9. Awww! Thanks for reading everyone! It is great to meet new friends and to see my old faithfuls!! :) I can't wait to see the head spinning!!

  10. Hopping over from The Nester! Can't wait to follow along and see what you come up with.

  11. Neat, this is just what I need!

  12. I just found you on The Nester! Glad you are a fan of Organizing! It's been my hobby and profession starting when my three kids were little. (That's the motivating factor, right?) I'll be back!

  13. Oo, I like your topic. Your blog looks wonderful too! I'm going to start following this series for sure. I'm also writing a 31 day series: 31 Days to Building a Cleaning Routine.