All posts filed under: Design

CAMP declutter: Bookcase Styling

I can’t believe that we are 10 weeks into 2017, how can that be? I am very excited to share with you this week’s CAMP declutter project, it’s a big one! Last week, I started cleaning up the far left corner of my foyer that often becomes a dumping ground. After I put all my envelopes and mail supplies into the old yellow box, I got busy cleaning up the bookcases.     I spent a day or two purging books and rearranging them, they had been loosely organized by color, and now they are organized by subject matter. I’ve culled these shelves about 5 times in the last 12 months, each time I get rid of a little more. A year ago, I started sorting out all the homeschool books from years past. Unfortunately, I added other books and board games, keeping the shelves jammed full. Why were there so many books on the shelves? Like I said, I had to do that a few times, slowly getting rid or storing sentimental books. As …

Kitchen Shelving Inspo

I’ve had glass fronted cabinets since 2000, I’ve basically arranged them in the same manner for the last 17 years. Boring! A week, or two ago, I painted the inside of my two main cabinets bright white, and now I feel stumped on how to style them. I want to celebrate the bright new look with something new, so I went to Pinterest and created a new board filled with inspiration. You will notice that a large percentage of these pictures feature all white dishes. Since I can’t, and I don’t want to buy all new dishes I’m just looking at how the arrange dishes in a new way. Hopefully, my colorful dishes won’t look too dated in this all white on white decor world. Leave me a comment and let me know which kitchen is your favorite! P.S. I really wish that I was brave enough to take out 2 of our upper’s, tile the wall and put up open shelving. My hubby would FLIP OUT! Usually, I’m okay with the initial flip out …

the homebody’s guide to self-care

I was wondering around my bloglovin’ feed last week, and there was a post titled THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOUR HOME MIGHT BE MISSING. Well alright then, I’m always down for some good click bait! So off to the Camile Styles website I went, there I found a photo of a glamorous bathroom and a mood board of pretty things to make taking a bath more enjoyable. Yah, yah, whatever. I don’t have a fancy bathroom, and a beautiful plank of wood (bathtub tray) isn’t going to help much. Our only bathroom is teeny all the highlighted items in the post would just need to be stored somewhere out of the way.  Not glamorous! But, I did something that I don’t normally do, I read the article. Shocking, right? In the introduction, the author, Cristina Cleveland, talks about what she and her co-workers do for self-care. I was shocked that the list didn’t include the oil diffuser or the exfoliator that she linked to. Now, hold on a minute, cuz this was profound for me. …