Archive for Creative Ideas

Simple yet Elegant Thanksgiving Table

Thanksviging is almost here, and we’re all getting ready to create that wonderful dinner and visit with friends and family.

I love this simple but elegant Thanksgiving table decor.

 

These accents add a warm, calming touch. After all, family gatherings can get a little nutty.  Get ready for the upcoming holiday at:  www.oldtimepottery.com

 

Hope you all have a great weekend, and check back for more inspiration for your Thanksgiving holiday! Please send me pics of your Thanksgiving table.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

 

Yes! You Can Get Organized!

Some people are natural born organizers. Other people, well… are not naturally organized at all. If that sounds like you, don’t worry. You can learn organizational skills, and with a little practice, you’ll look like a “natural born” organizer in no time!

 

Focus On One Room for 15 Minutes

Looking at a big to-do list filled with different organizing projects can be overwhelming. Instead, focus on one room. Once you get the kitchen organized, move on to your closet, and when that’s finished, move on to the next task.

By focusing on one item at a time, your mind will be more focused and it will be a lot easier to accomplish your goals.

 

Creative Storage Solutions

Many people are “unorganized” simply because they lack storage space! If this sounds like your house, invest in some creative storage solutions. Many ottomans are actually chests that people can store items in.

 

Be on the lookout for cute boxes, containers, shelves, and so forth. You’ll be able to display them around the home, and they’ll also double as containers for all your stuff!

 

Get The Family Involved

Once a week, schedule a family cleaning day. You can assign a different room to each family member or request that each family member find all of their belongings that are misplaced throughout the house and put them back where they belong. The work will get done a lot quicker when everyone pitches in.

 

Go With The Flow

If you have a hard time keeping things organized, you may be working against the flow of your home. Let’s take the kitchen for example: The cupboards that are closest to your sink area will be a natural place for storing plates, cups, and bowls. The cupboards nearest to your stove should contain spices, oils, and other cooking essentials. This way, you’re not running back and forth against the natural order of your kitchen.

 

Stay A Step Ahead Of Schedule

The morning rush is hectic enough, all by itself. Keep things speeding along by doing what you can the night before. This includes getting the kids’ school clothes out, organizing their backpacks and placing them by the door, making lunches, and so forth.

 

Keep that momentum all day by always being on the look-out for little things you can do to stay ahead of schedule.

Baseball Bat Flag Wall Hanging

This is such a cool idea for a boys room or even your sports bar area! I LOVE this idea! So Americana~

 

Baseball Bats neat idea for boys room

 

Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

DIY Ottoman

Good Morning Darlings! Hope everyone is having an awesome day!

This is such an awesome idea for all of those old, and yes, ugly coffee tables. I have one, and I may just have to try this.

 

DIY Ottoman

 

Have an AWESOME Day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

 

 

Old Boat Sandbox

This is such an awesome idea that I wish my kids were little again. Can you image the stories that they can tell while playing in their own boat sandbox? What a great way to recycle a small boat that has a hole in it.

 

 

I would love to see your recycled sandbox.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Bunch of Baskets Storage Solution

This is such an awesome idea for a kids room or even for the family room. It is so easy to color coordinate to the rest of the decor in the room.

 

 

Fringe Scarf

What an awesome idea – I love how this looks finished!

 

 

 

Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear