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How to Beautify Your Outdoor Space with Monrovia Plants!

Monday, April 10, 2017





Recent warmer Michigan temperatures has my mind leaning towards making some additions to my backyard landscape design. Last year I had a professional company come in and install all new trees and flowerbeds, but I still had an area that I thought would look great with an added "pop of color".

I'm not much of a sketch artist, but I put pen to paper to map out ideas on where to place my new Monrovia plants. The perfect place to plant them is on the left of brick pavers inside an already established bed.

5 Ways to Style a Blanket Ladder

Monday, March 27, 2017




Congratulations! you have scored a blanket ladder from rummaging through antique stores, building one from a DIY plan or purchased one from your favorite store.
A blanket ladder is not only for blankets, but many people have no idea the other really cool uses for these rustic pieces. 

I found my blanket ladder a couple summers ago from a barn sale. Year made! The ladder is over 100 years old and was built using the same wood planks that were used build the barn itself....so much character, so much history! It truly is one of my favorite finds!



Yes, blanket ladders are the perfect conversation piece and totally do a great job displaying your blanket collections, Why not use them to organize and display your scarves? I have a few scarves that I wear ALL OF THE TIME....they are my "go to" additions to complete so many outfits!


Tie a few on each ladder rung and not only are they pretty, they are organized and easy to find.



I love this idea of having a blanket ladder near your door to hang a jacket from or a light backpack. 


Of course, they make perfect sense to use in bathrooms and powder rooms to display towels. 

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If you are looking for a creative storage idea in your kitchen to organize pots and pans, why not add hanging hooks to the ladder rungs and have them all right there in view? 

I would love to hear your creative ways to style your blanket ladder. Please feel free to leave them in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram.



It's a Southern Thing


I'm not sure if it's the Cold Michigan Winter that just won't quit, but I have been biting at the bit to get the heck out of the Mitten State! I've had thoughts of heading South the past couple of weeks.....a thought that has been hard to put to bed.

Getting Organized in 2017 with Target

Wednesday, February 15, 2017



Gold Business Card Holder, 2017 Weekly Planner, Office Supply Fastener Set
Gold Letter SorterFile Folder Set


Call me an "office supply junkie", it really wouldn't bother me all that much. I have always had an addiction of collecting the cutest and most unique office supplies!
It can be anything from pencils, to letter openers.....I do not discriminate.

Everyone always declares how better organized their lives will be in each new year, but most are left still losing important papers and the never ending paper clip when you need one the most!!

In comes Sugar Paper office supplies from Target.....not only are these items high up there on the "chic list", they are super affordable! How cool would these beauties look on your desk?

Take a peek yourself.....and if you too are an office supply collector? I'm right there with you sisters & brothers......leave a comment below this post sharing what YOU love to collect the most!


The Grab & Go Treat I Can't Live Without!





Nothing starts off the day better than a healthy breakfast! I don't know about you, but one of my New Years resolutions was to eat healthier (even though I'm constantly on the run!)

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