Just hanging around

I’ve been looking for a simple way to get my necklaces organized on the cheap. After a little research, my favorite blogger over at Cupcakes & Cashmere provided the perfect solution via her post {HERE}.

Opting for gold nails to skip on the painting, I quickly measured out about an inch between each nail. I then added a staggered row to ensure enough room for more necklaces. After taking a step back, the necklaces alone seemed a bit dull. To add a touch of art, I added an old Valentine’s card from the boyfriend to an Ikea picture frame {HERE} to add style to my organization.

Now that I have my necklaces organized, it has brought more attention to my messy rings and bracelets! Look’s like I’ll be checking off #5 of the resolutions list sooner rather than later!

XO

AMS

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Reshelfle

After cleansing my home of Christmas, it was time to get my home in order. As told a post or two ago {HERE}, I have bookshelves that act as the focal point of my current living room. After moving around trinkets to make room for Christmas decor, I decided it was a great time to reshuffle the shelves and better organize my trinkets.

Bookbefore

To get started, I did my research. Over to pinterest I went in search of ‘how-to’ pins from other who had successfully completed their bookshelf revamp. I found {this}, {this} and {this} article to be helpful in getting me started.

I began my refresh by removing everything from the shelves for good scrub. As this is a rental, I knew I wasn’t going to invest in repainting the shelves and walls so I used a cleaner with bleach to get everything looking as clean and crisp as possible. Note to self: use gloves when cleaning with bleach especially after a fresh mani!!

With all items removed, I then organized my stuff by category (i.e. picture frames, trinkets, books, ect…) keeping like colors together. I analyzed items I knew were to be kept and stored others I decided to no longer display. Now time to organize! Per my research, I started with large items and books.

Once I had a few items in place, I began playing around with other items while trying to keep things in groups of three. I would place items – step away – then rearrange until I felt I had a collective mix of item and color.

Although everything isn’t perfect, this will hold me over until the possible move (tidbit mentioned {here} but more deets to come!)

after

Can you tell the difference? Besides smelling fresh and clean the shelves now feel less cluttered and will be easier to keep clean; not to mention, every trinket and photo displayed are now meaningful.

What’s your first ‘clean up’ project of the new year? Leave a comment!

XO

AMS

Coastal Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching, the boyfriend and I are eager to head home for the holidays. Luckily enough for us, visiting family means a beach retreat to see the ones we love. Although never one to love nautical décor, I can’t help but obsess over Pottery Barn’s Coastal Christmas tree.

I don’t foresee fully switching my tree to the nautical theme but adding a few ornaments to my eclectic collection wouldn’t hurt! These creatures would add a touch of fun while representing Christmas’s spent seaside. Which is your favorite?

XOXO

Jellyfish Ornament | Starfish OrnamentCrab Ornament

For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home

After Christmas, my house seems so boring and undecorated. To avoid this empty feeling this year, I plan to add a few home items to the Christmas list.

Home

I’m always guilty of not knowing what time it is! Adding this iron clock from CB2 {HERE} to Santa’s list will not only keep me on time but fill space on an empty wall.

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Now that I have bookshelves at home, I enjoy filling them with fewer trinkets and more books. To keep those books in line, I’m obsessing over these West Elm book ends {HERE}.

book

Must I explain why I love this faux fur throw via West Elm {HERE}? Soft! Warm! Ombre….

blankie

Anything Boston terrier is a no brainer! I love that these pillows found on Etsy {HERE} are black and white as it gives a touch of elegance to a fun pup pillow.

pup

Will you be adding any of these goodies to your Christmas list? I’d love to know which one!

XO

Mug Love

Coffee mugs are always a great go-to gift especially when you’re in a pinch! Avoid that awkward ‘thanks for the gift but I didn’t get you anything’ moment by having a couple of these super fun coffee mugs on hand.

Mug love

Carpe Diem | Printable Wisdom c/o Etsy {HERE}

Flawless | Nine One Two style studio {HERE}

Haters | Printable Wisdom c/o Etsy {HERE}

Fancy | Printable Wisdom c/o Etsy {HERE}

Boss Lady | Printable Wisdom c/o Etsy {HERE}

Monogram Mug | Anthropologie {HERE}

She lets her imagination run away from her…

While home for the holidays my Nana recommended for me to start a journal. One where I can look back at all the stories or recipes I may forget along the way. Like a good southern girl, I listen to my elders so upon this advice I search for a new journal. Check out some of the stylish options to hold thoughts or grocery lists.

Which should I pick? Tweet me your thoughts @theprettypeach
XOXO

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Get the goods…

Kate Spade | Deborah Dot Journal

Vera Bradley | Life in Progress 

Mudlark Papers | ‘Santika’ Lined Journal

Michael Kors | Metallic Journal

Title courtesy of Kate Spade chic quotes

Let’s all go to Boston

My obsession with my beautiful Boston Terrier is never ending. My Layla (above) is a spunky little nugget filled with fun and the most fowl toots I have ever taken a whiff of! If you have never had the pleasure of coming across a Boston pooch you are missing out!

While researching my last post {Here} I came across a few Boston terrier stationery sets and it left me thinking: what other Boston items am I missing out on? Thinking I would only find a few things, I was shocked when I found all the cuteness below!

#1.) Madewell threw me a bone with they decided to create this brass necklace. They call it ‘bulldog’ I call it Boston! Go scoop this {Here}

#2.) Bling Bling! Check out this Boston ring {Here}

#3.) This Etsy find let’s you personalize your necklace with your pup’s name – but I would use my own {Here}

#4.) Matching earrings? Thanks Madewell! Found {Here}

#5.) I am really into home decor at the moment and love the idea of adding this pillow {Here} to my collection

#6.) C. Wonder went for the awwww factor when adding this cutie to their stationery collection {Here}

#7.) With winter on it’s way – what a cute way to say hello  {Here}

#8.) When running to the grocer, gym or couch show some Boston love while keeping snug in this sweatshirt {Here}

#9.) Christmas is just around the corner – what a cute way to share some cheer or give a little moo-lah {Here}

#10.) Not only is this ceramic plate cute – it’s practical. Whether acting as a catch all or cheese holder – this Boston adds a little spunk to any decor {Here}