Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’ve all had a good weekend. I found this picture of my three kids from Memorial Day years ago. They look so little! This day means a lot to our family with my grandpas and uncles and dad all being Veterans and I know so many of you feel the same. I love that there is a day we can stop to remember and honor them all. We have enjoyed the past two days so much just slowing down and spending time together as a family. Catching our breath before the last two weeks of school!
Aside from honoring our veterans, getting some rest and spending time with family and friends, I love to tackle organizing projects over long weekends like this one! Sometimes there are projects that just feel too big and overwhelming to start during the week when time is so limited. My closet is one of those projects that I have been putting off for a long time. I have ‘half way sort of but not really’ organized my closet more times than I can count and it is a space that has been driving me crazy for a while now. Time to finally give it the makeover it deserves! I snapped the pic above with my phone after pulling out my first drawer of clothes. We’ll call this a “before.” :)
Quick tip that helps me when I organize clothes: Pull everything out of your drawers and categorize clothes in piles before you put them back. Why? Because sometimes this helps you see better how/where to put the clothes back. Maybe you don’t need the full drawer you’ve been using for gym clothes.. maybe they can be combined with something else in a better spot in your closet or dresser. Maybe it makes more sense to keep certain things together you hadn’t thought of before. If you just re-fold and organize clothes in their same spot and don’t pull them out you sometimes miss better solutions and “homes” for your clothes.
For example I realized after pulling everything out and categorizing my clothes that I could put some of my winter stuff together in one drawer to save space. I used to have a full drawer of scarves (seriously why? I live in San Diego!) but after purging scarves I didn’t wear last winter I had room to add my Christmas pj’s and a few other cold weather items.
I only finished a small section of our closet (there is so much work to do in there it’s scary!) but it felt so good to just get started. Now I can make a list on my current project printable and finish the rest during smaller chunks of time when they pop up. Hopefully I’ll have more progress to share with you over the summer!
Here are a few past organizing projects that are perfect to tackle over the weekend if you need a few ideas! Click the link below each picture for the full post and details. If you have a project like my closet that feels overwhelming and you keep putting it off, get out a timer and set it for 30 minutes and just START. You’ll gain momentum and be cruising before you know it. :)
We are going to a BBQ at a friend’s house tomorrow and I’m planning on making this Feta and Tomato Dip! Perfect party food if you need a quick idea for any upcoming summer event.
I’m also thinking I’ll make some patriotic pretzel hugs. They are always a hit with the kids! Plus they are sounding pretty good to me right about now too. :)
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I was doing a little on-line sale shopping tonight and saw that this favorite top is marked down!
And my favorite white tassel earrings are also on sale! Picking them up in another color. I shared other favorite clothes from the Nordstrom sale in my last post too. Of course while I was shopping the sale I ended up finding some cute things that I couldn’t pass up that weren’t on sale. Never fails! I’m sure my husband will be thrilled to hear that one. :) But how cute are these five tops!?
See why I didn’t have a choice!? I especially love the Running Late is my Cardio tee. Pretty much sums up my life story. :)
A few favorites I own that are marked down this weekend..
Some fun patriotic things I bought for the 4th. Can’t wait to add these red tassel pillows outside!
I own these four rugs and they are all marked down today! (Recently ordered this one for the theatre room and love it!)
And these are my favorite sale items from the Nordstrom Home department. Such cute stuff! Clearly I’m having a love affair with navy rugs at the moment.
Enjoy what’s left of your weekend friends! If you need me, I’ll be in my closet.. ruthlessly purging so that I have room for the new clothes I just bought. #andthecyclecontinues
Happy Memorial Day!