A Little Air Time

1174674_10152098416372708_234352532_nI was thrilled to join Cheryl from The Skinny on Beauty for her weekly radio show. We had a great chat about style, color and running a business. I’m not sure we solved any of the world’s problems (not just yet anyway) but we had a great time.

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Shoe Organization Project

I’m not sure why this took me so long to do since I love both shoes and organization. But I finally had enough of the chaos and decided to do something about it.

Product used: Hampton Bay 2 tier expandable/stackable shoe rack. For some reason I couldn’t find this exact product anywhere online. But Amazon has a similar rack in chrome ($15.17 ea) or you could try this similar product from Home Depot ($14.97 ea). There are tons of shoe organization products out there but I didn’t want to spend the money on a permanent solution since a full closet re-design is still on the to-do list. This style works really well for high heels (which is basically all I have) but you may find a different style would work better if you have also have flats.

It only took about an hour to get from ugly to divine. It was incredibly gratifying to take that large pile of boxes out to the recycling bin. If you noticed, I have room for two new pairs before the give-one-to-get-one rule goes into effect. Last step is to get a couple boot hangers so I can put the remaining pairs up.

Credit: Photoshop template and rounded arrows from Pugly Pixel. I have now spent hours on all the wonderful tutorials and downloads. I’m trying to raise my game!

Creative Connections OC

My first meeting with the creative and beautiful ladies of Creative Connections OC was fantastic. It was inspiring to be around these talented professionals. The event was hosted at a new boutique, TAIM located in Laguna Beach and included cupcakes from Sweet September. Enjoy some of the photos taken by Love Janet or take a gander at the full album! Creative Connections has groups across the country so if you’re interested in joining in on the fun, look for a group near you.

Tree Limb Coat Rack

When I saw this amazingly creative coat rack from cantileverandpress on Etsy, I knew I wanted to try to re-create it for my office. I have access to branches at the stable and have a handy husband who doesn’t mind going on creative adventures with me.

We were able to create this knock off pretty easily (over a weekend). I’ve gotten so many compliments on it and it fits in at our camp themed office as well as matching my personal cowgirl style.

Materials:

  • medium branches
  • 1″ x 4″ pine board
  • wood screws
  • wood glue
  • stain
  • sand paper
  • circular saw
  • screw gun
  • wood filler

Steps:

  1. Cut pine to desired frame size. We did 32L x 17.25H x 4D. We did not miter the corners. Hold together with wood glue and wood screws (countersink).
  2. Fill holes, sand and stain frame.
  3. Measure inside dimensions of frame and cut branches to that height using the circular saw. We sanded some of the edges where coats and scarfs might hang to avoid snags.
  4. Screw in each branch on the top and bottom.
  5. Fill screw holes, sand and re-stain.
  6. Hang and enjoy!