Friday, April 29, 2011

Obsessed with: these flip-flops

I ordered these online a few weeks with not very high expectations.   I mean for $12 how great could they be, plus they are "faux" leather...   Well guess what, they are amazing and I am totally obsessed.  I haven't taken them off.  I may need to hop into Old Navy and stock up on a few more pairs.  I got gold but they come in some other cute colors... neon, animal print, silver.

Plus they are having a sale until May 1.  Buy one, get the 2nd half off.  It doesn't get better than that!  Now go get a pedicure and slip on a pair of these guys.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Obsessed with: 7:00 p.m.

Not that I don't love spending the day two toddlers, but I love end of the day.  
It is the best feeling. 

The playroom is tidy.

Dinner has been made, eaten, and cleaned up. 

Kids are bathed. 

And in bed. 

Now I have a few hours to relax before it starts all over again at 7 a.m. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Organized moment: unpacking

We just got home last night after a 10 day trip to New York.  It was so much fun seeing family, friends, visiting our favorite places.

But let's get down to the organized part.  When I walked in the door.  The house was just as a left it, perfectly organized... toys in their places, dishwasher was clean with only a few items to put away, beds made...  I could hear the sound of birds singing in my head.

Then arrived my nemesis....  THE SUITCASES.

Whenever we arrive home from a trip I am in usually in the worse mood, overwhelmed and stressed out because I feel the need to unpack within 5 minutes of walking in the door.  I hardly give myself a moment to check email, read my mail all in the effort to unpack in some sort of record time, as I am in the Organized and Obsessed Olympics...  Yesterday was a little different.

My first priority was putting the kids to bed.  And then I unpacked their suitcase and laid out all their clothes on the floor to be put away.  I may be crazy but I didn't want to disturb their reunion with their cozy beds just so that I can fulfill my obsession to be unpacked in record time.  That will be done this morning when they are up.

Next I brought the "laundry bag" to its proper home in the laundry room.  During the trip we use one bag for dirty clothing so that when we return home it is easy to take care of.  I actually didn't even start doing the laundry until this morning... although I am not looking forward to folding and putting away since all the clothing is mixed...  mine, his, kids.. oh my!

Then I unpacked our bag, put it all away.   A piece of cake.   After a long trip, I can't stand to look at those suitcases for any longer than needed.

How long does it take all of you to unpacked without a trace of your holiday lingering?


Friday, April 15, 2011

Organized moment: 12 hours before flight

Lets just hope those big guys aren't more than 50 pounds. 

black large bag: kids' clothing
dog carrier: Dexter's
black bag: Darren's clothing 
red large bag: my clothing


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Organized question: how early do you pack?

We are going to New York for a week this coming Friday.  In an attempt to be organized I usually pack days in advance.  I think about my outfits, sometimes they are even draw out, I stack up neat piles, and try to come up with the perfect combinations of clothing for my trip.  But what usually ends up happening, is that I look at those piles and continuously take things out, put things back in, etc.

I realized that packing in advance maybe creates more work.  So here it is, Wednesday morning, 2 days before my trip and I have yet to lay out a single item.  I may have draw out some lists, I am not going to lie.

But I am just wondering.. How far in advance do you pack for a trip?  Hours...? Days...?


Monday, April 11, 2011

Obsessed with: american apparel clutch

I  love this clutch and think it is a perfect summer accessory.  I added a Louis Vuitton scarf to the zipper pull to make it look even more amazing.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Organization tip: spring closet

This past weekend, since it is officially amazing warm weather in the South, I decided to do a little spring cleaning of my closet.  It feels clean and fresh.. and I am ready to throw together some cute warm weather looks.   Here's some ideas...   

I organized my handbags into groups based on sized.  I put some heavy ones higher up in the closet, and broke out some summery ones, wicker, light colors, etc. 

I put away most of my boots and made room for sandals, espadrilles, clogs and floral shoes. 

I did keep 2 pairs of boots out, a light colored pair of riding boots and some black over the knee boots, just in case.  I also like to make little displays in my closet of some of my favorites... like this sequin jacket, mink shawl and vintage Chanel heels.  

In the place where my boots were, I made sure my shorts and jeans had plenty of room.  

I kept a few sweaters down, the rest went in big bins on top of my closet.  
I also cleaned out my tanks and t-shirts and got rid of anything that was not fresh looking.  

In general, I use only white hangers and organize my hanging shirts by color.  
I put heavier jackets and sweaters to the back.   

I made sure cute summer accessories were out on display and ready to go. 

And lastly, you can never have enough cute dresses...  

happy spring  xo. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Obsessed with: my new car

For those of you who know me well, know that I have been looking for a new car.  While I love my station wagon, I have had it for a while now, and it would be nice to get something new.  

Well I am totally excited because we finally found it!  From the moment I saw it, I knew it was a perfect fit.  It is amazing and I am totally obsessed!