Umbrella Storage

During rainy season it’s nice to have a handy place to keep umbrellas.  A few entryways that have stylishly integrated a umbrella storage:

porcelain umbrella stand

love the little dividers in this one -would probably make a good DIY project :)

owl umbrella stand

boot umbrella stand

clear umbrella stand

image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Happy Friday

Last weekend we put up and decorated our Christmas tree and, now that we’ve done part of our holiday shopping, I’m hoping to get the gifts wrapped so the tree doesn’t look so lonely.  I still have a few more things to shop for but I think I’ll wait to do that on a weekday. Super crowded malls tend to put me in a bad mood. Anyone else?

Have a wonderful weekend!

image credit: style at home
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Hidden Toy Storage

A beautiful ottoman is a great for integrating toy storage into a living room without disrupting the overall decor of the space. Look for something that’s kid-height (like the Visconti ottoman shown below) so that kids can easily access and put away their toys.

photo via bhg
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Color Inspiration

photo via jcrew, edited for arianna belle
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Beautifully Organized: Handbags

Today I’m over on La Dolce Vita sharing a few ideas on how to organize handbags.  Click on over to read the post!

image credits: 1- via madebygirl, 2-via anne sage, 3-via house and home 
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Beautifully Organized: Watches

Keep watches in a clear vanity organizeron a glass tray…in a watch box…or on a jewelry tree

image credits: 1- photography by Joielala Photographie, 2-moth design, 3-tumblr, 4-photography by Ashley Batz
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Cozy up

A simple little throw blanket can really help make a space feel cozy, which is especially appealing during these colder months.  Of course a burning fireplace doesn’t hurt either.

Do you have a throw that’s specific for your living/family room or do you tend to bring out regular bedroom blankets whenever you want to cozy up on the sofa to watch a movie or read a book?  Is there one that you love and would recommend (like a super soft or warm one)?

image credits: 1-loft & cottage, 2-elle decor, 3-williams sonoma, 4-via pinterest, 5- via tumblr, 6-via desire to inspire, 7-domino
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Beautifully Organized Recipes

How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Did you eat a lot of turkey?  I was fortunate to spend the holiday with my family.  My husband, the chef of the day, made the most delicious meal: turkey, mushroom and thyme mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, onion rolls, and to top it off pumpkin pie. Yum!

Speaking of food, how do you all organize your family recipes?  I currently organize digitally, most of the recipes that I find in magazines, blogs, etc. (Evernote is great for that),  but  there are  special family recipes I’ve been meaning to write down (like  the recipe for mom’s menudo, grandma’s tortillas, etc.) and keep in something beautiful and tactile.  I was delighted to find several lovely options:

Love that this on is monogrammed and is clear so you can show off pretty recipe cards:Speaking of pretty recipe cards…Image sources: Binders and Books 1-kikki k, 2-liba style, 3-martha stewart, 4-bethbee etsy shop, 5-kikki k, 6-russell + hazel; Recipe Boxes 1-1canoe2 etsy shop, 2-container store, 3-macy’s, 4-sincerely yours paper; Recipe Cards 1-claybrook print design etsy shop, 2-earmark etsy shop, 3-ladybugpress etsy shop

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Cyber Monday

Today I’m offering free U.S. shipping on all pillow covers!  Click here to shop and use the coupon code at checkout.

*Free shipping is also available for custom orders!  Just email by end of today with the fabric, colorway, and size you want.  

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Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for several things, among them you. Thank you for stopping by my little blog, thank you for your readership, for your support and your encouragement.  I wish you and your loved ones a very warm and happy thanksgiving that fills your heart as much as your belly!

image credit: sunday suppers
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