How I Style My Bedside Cart

Well Hello There!

Hope you all are well and happy! Ive been going back and fourth with how I wanted to style my bedside cart. I always knew I wanted a cart next to my bed, ever since I trolled Pinterest and saw how cute they were. I originally had this cart in my bathroom, then I used it for my desk/craft area and it finally ended up as my beside cart. I have to say I completely love having this. I use it to prop up my laptop or phone when I want to watch Hulu plus. I can roll it over and use it as an eating tray if I wanted to. It's so versatile and on TOP of that it is the cutest!!! color {Turquoise.}

I wanted the top to be easy access so I included some pens and some of MY frequently accessed notebooks. [Little secret] about this notebook on top. It actually came black and white and I penciled in the color, It came out surprisingly good, in my opinion.  I also keep my water here because at night I always always get thirsty. Who else gets super thirsty at night?!

This small wire basket is from target, it was only 3 dollars (in the dollar section) and you can use it to store small things you want next to your bed (chap stick, lotion etc) and this white vase and the faux flowers are from Ikea.

 Second row is most of my books, the books that I'm currently reading are in another spot but these are just where I keep them.

 Third shelf I added these bright yellow acrylic boxes that I purchased from the container store. They were actually on super clearance and I got them for 6 dollars and they are originally 20 something. I was so happy because I really wanted these every time I went there. (Which was every other weekend)

P.S They are empty. Let me know if you have any suggestions on what I should put in them. I had spare notepads and pens in them before but that just wasn't working for me.

 And there it is, my simple bed side cart! I hope you get inspired and share some tips on how you style your cart in the comments below. Happy Organizing and Decorating!

 Product Links:

Utility Cart (Ikea)
Yellow Acrylic Boxes
*Yellow Boxes are discontinued but they so many other colors on the website*
Ikea Flowers 
Ikea White Vase

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Desk Organization {Sneak Peek}

Hey Friends!

Today I'm sharing with you a little sneak peek into my office drawer organization. I am in love with office supplies and I can stay in a store looking at them for hours, honest. I'm really liking the way my drawers are set up. Its taken me some time to really know what things I want to place together which is why I'm only doing a little sneak peek. When I have it completely to my liking then I definitely will be showing you guys more. By that time I may have changed a few more things FYI

Let's start with my top drawer. This is where I keep all of my extra pens and pencils and highlighters. Its great because they are in easy access and, let me just say ,I love how vibrant and colorful this drawer looks. I also have some random bits (thumb tacks, rubber bands and safety pins) That mini doughnut is actually a book marker!

My second drawer is my note taking drawer/stickers and labels. I use a lot of sticky notes, I'm a visual person so I always have to leave myself notes or I use them to jot down ideas really quickly. These emoji stickers I just thought were so cute and I had to have them. I currently haven't used them yet, but I will sooner than later. I also keep my pencil sharper in this drawer as well as my double sided tape that I use sometimes when I label something. This white organizing set is from Big Lots. You can mix and match them and create them however you want.

Lets move on to drawer number 3. Probably my favorite drawer because of how organized it is. Everything has its own place and it just looks so seamless and I'm loving it!!! Even though its lacking some color. This Acrylic Desk Drawer Organizer is from The Container Store. They have some of the best office storage ever! This drawer is where I keep all of my "real office supplies" (extra staples, paper clips, larger clips, erasers and my mechanical pencil refills.) I also have 2 large notepads that wouldn't fit in my last drawer so I kept them in here.

The last drawer I'm going to share with you is my "small paper drawer", I guess we can call it. This drawer is still coming together but Its functional right now. It definitely has no theme. This is just what goes together in my head. I have envelopes, note cards, extra sticky notes, stapler refills and my picture photo paper. I also got this Photo Paper Holder from The Container Store.

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Organization | Small Travel Bags

Organization is the one of the main KEYS to a stress free life in my opinion. I love having a place for everything and having easy access to all of my small bags. I found these easy open wire baskets to house my small travel bags. If I see a small travel bag that's cute, I usually buy them. You can never have to many bags, RIGHT? 

I actually found these wire baskets a few months ago in the target dollar spot for around 3 dollars. I didn't know what to really use them for, so they have been decoration. Until I found a good use for them.

One thing I love is finding many uses for something. Most of the time you can interchange items and use them around the house. Just because you bought a basket in the kitchen department doesn't mean you cant use it in the bathroom.

My small travel bags come in handy, especially when I'm traveling, or going to work, or you can even use them as mini purses when your running errands. I know I Do!


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Organization | Tasks and To Do List

Hey Hey!
I've slowly been trying out different systems that will help me keep my task/to do list/projects organized and efficient. I've finally narrowed it down to this one, using file folders and I absolutely love it. When it comes to organizing it does take a few trial runs to really see what works for you. Especially since everyone is different and we all have our way of doing things. Ive found that using file folders to keep track of projects that need to be done works best for me. I'm a very visual person, I have to be able to see at all times the things I have to do. Or lets be honest they wont get done. So I hope that my system also works for you or even if you have to tweek it a little that's perfectly fine. Do what works best for you. As long as the job is getting done RIGHT?

My Sticky Note System
I have a different color sticky note for the different tasks i may have. I love colors and color dosing pretty much everything I can. It makes my life 10 times easier, believe it or not.

Green (Call)- If I need to call a store and ask them about a charge or just a general question. I will use this sticky note. An example would be, I recently had to call my insurance and ask them a question. I place this sticky note on the outside of the file folder and inside I had the information I needed to talk to my insurance company.( Policy number etc)

Pink(Bill Pay)- I get my bulls sent to me but I pay them online. I like to keep a visual reference that I need to pay a certain bill on a certain day.It also doesn't have to be bills but lets say your car needs to be serviced and now you have a payment due. I use it for that reason as well.

Orange(Cancel)- If I ever have to cancel a service I will use orange and I write on the sticky note the service that needs to be cancelled and the date before I need to cancel it.

Blue (To Do)- This is probably my most used sticky note. I use this if i have a projectt to complete or a task that needs to be done. Like apply for my passport. It really keeps me on rack and I also add dates that I need to complete it by so that I always keep a deadline for myself

Just make sure that all the papers that you need are in that folder. I know if I have to call a store i just throw the bill or number into the file folder that way i can grab the folder, my computer or the phone and simply complete the task.

I don't use this for every task. But I do use this for task that take time. If its something that can be done right then and there. I just do it and save time. But there are those times where its easier to throw the papers in the folders and say ill call them on Monday.

*I also make sure I only keep three projects or tasks in my file organizer. I never want to be overwhelmed so three works for me

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Lets me know in the comments below if you have another way you organize.

Product Links
Sticky Notes - Staples

Until Next Time


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Peak Into My Closet

 Hey Guys!! 

Even though my closet is no where near being done. I still like that I've managed to keep it organized and simple. I've spent a little around 50 dollars getting my closet to at least a point where everything has a place and everything is organized and easy to find. My favorite part of my closet is my felt covered hangers. Yes (I said hangers) I love that nothing slides off of them, they all look universal and just seamless. The look I'm going for when I do upgrade to a larger closet is a black and white theme. I'm super excited about that, but for now. I love my bright pink bins that I've had a little over a year now and they have definitely held up well. 

My second favorite thing in my closet, are these Durable Plastic Shoe Containers from Bed Bath and Beyond. I never thought I would be a person with my shoes in separate organized boxes but over the years routines and habits change. I love being able to see my shoes and still have them protected and covered. My Heels stay in the top of my closet because the boxes are to small for them but I love opening my closet and seeing my 2-3 inch heels that I rarely wear lol.

I use my bins to store Hats, Small Blankets and My Clutches and wallets. They honestly fit so much inside of just one.

I hope you enjoyed my little peak into my closet. Hopefully I gave you a few ideas to keep your closet organized.

Until Next Tim XOXO

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Tips on having a Productive Work Week

Hey Hey There! Long time no see. Well let's put all that aside because today I'm talking{ all } about having a productive work week. I know finding that motivation to prepare for a new work week can be draining (for some) AKA me. but with a few simple preparations it will be a piece of cake. I like to start early on Sunday mornings, I feel more productive when my day starts between 7-9am. I definitely try not to procrastinate (remember the more you put off today the more you have to do through out the week)

I usually like to start with my weekly planning || I plan out all the things I may have due [ bills etc] or things I have to get done [ washing clothes, answering emails, clean my car etc] Luckily for me my planner comes with a printed out schedule for easy planning. I like to set a goal of 3 productive outcomes for the week and 3 productive outcomes for the day.

After I get all of my planning done I get to work. First on the list | Washing Clothes | I prefer to get all my washing done on Sunday or Saturday so that when the new work week rolls around I'm all set and prepared || And who doesn't love the smell of freshly washed laundry.

Plan your meals and grocery shop || I use this super helpful grocery shopping list through out the week, that way I know exactly what foods I need. It also makes meal planning a lot easier.

 Pick out your outfits. This may be an extra step but it definitely helps in the long wrong on those days you may be in a hurry. I like to pick out and iron my clothes in advance for a stress free easy morning.

Clean your house and your car. This is probably my favorite thing to do. I love having a clean, fresh car come Monday morning. It makes my drives my peaceful actually. Having a clean house when you wake up in the morning is also another icing on the cake. My day doesn't feel fulfilling if I wake up with cl- udder all around me.

Drink plenty of water. This may not seem like a big process but drinking water through out the day keeps you hydrated and refreshed.

Remember to check and respond to emails. This may be one of those dreadful tasks but keeping a clean organized inbox makes you feel better and keeps your on track and productive. I know I hate those days you wait a whole week to check your email and you may have 1,000 unread emails in your inbox. Then you feel overwhelmed and stressed. I advice you check and respond to emails daily.

 My last tip of the day is to take 20mins to an hour to just meditate and dedicate time to yourself to write down your thoughts to just clear your mind. Just grab some tea and find a nice quiet spot all to yourself.

Get plenty of Rest, Relax and Enjoy your Sunday!!

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5 Quick tips on getting Organized

Hey guys, so I just wanted to come and share a few quick tips with you on organizing your life. Sometimes making that first initial step to a Better you is difficult and hard to stick to but practice makes perfect. Right? So keep going at it and organizing will be as simple as opening a bag of chips....yummy Funyuns! Anyways here's a few quick tips.

1. Make sure you have a place for your stuff at home. Whether it's a basket or drawer just have a designated place. 

2. Whenever you are thinking of putting something in the wrong place. STOP! And make the effort in putting it back where it goes. It saves you time and a mess for later on.

3. Never go to sleep with clothes, shoes, paper etc. laying around. Do a quick pick up at night so when you wake up you will feel refreshed and not stressed. 

4. Make a to do list and FOLLOW it, trust me they help. It can be simple like . Clean up dog poo. Wash the dishes. Sweep, take out trash. Just write down what you have to do and check it off as you complete it. I'll be doing a more detailed blog post about a to do list so stay in touch for that.

5. Last but not least. Just know that being organized leads to a more productive and stressed free day. 

I definitely have a lot more things coming and in the works. That I'm really excited for. Yay! I hope these few tips help you out. Until next time happy Saturday:)

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