Sunday, July 29, 2007

Random weekend thoughts...

Thank you all for the great organizational tips for my nursery closet. My friend, Stephe, the Queen of Organization, posted some great advice on her blog. You can check that out here.

I also loved this tip from Emily on plastic clothes sizers you can order for the closet rod. You can find them at One Step Ahead, along with a bunch of other cool stuff.

Joe and I stopped into Lowe's today and looked at this ClosetMaid system of shelves and hanging rods. It looks super easy to do and they sell kits that have all the pieces to do multiple configurations. We are going to check out Home Depot and see what they have, but we really liked this system...

So many of you suggested tackle boxes or craft storage boxes for hair clips. We were in IKEA today, so I picked up this plastic storage container that I think will work just fine for the hair clips. Thanks for the idea!

We decided that we would get the closet all organized first, then we would move onto painting the nursery.

We had a great weekend...we started on Saturday at my brother's place for brunch to celebrate my birthday (7/28) and my mom's birthday (which was 7/24). Jim and his family and my mother just got back from a week long trip to Maui and they picked up banana macadamia nut pancake mix and coconut syrup. My sister-in-law, Stephanie, made a wonderful brunch and my nieces made a cake from stratch...their first cake and frosting made all by themselves from a recipe. They did a great job!

My mom brought back a couple of things for Lauren. Check out this cute little shirt and Lauren's name drawn by a Hawaiin artist...very nice. Thanks, mom!

Last night Joe and I had a nice birthday dinner and today we did some IKEA shopping, went to the movies and saw The Simpson Movie ( your money and wait for video). Luckily, we had gift certificates that covered both the movie and snacks.

As I was walking through the IKEA garden area among all the beautiful plants, I was feeling bad about my black thumb (I kill all live plants). Then I saw this cute set of three mini cacti and this even cuter little pot set. Finally, maybe it's something I can't kill! Look how nice they look potted. I'll have to do an update in a couple of months so you can see if they are still alive...maybe this will give me an incentive to water once in a awhile.


Julie said...

Happy Birthday!

Janet said...

Don't kid yourself, sweetie....I've killed cacti....:-)

Love the "Lauren" picture!


Lisa and Tate said...



OziMum said...

Great pics!

I love your idea of keeping the hair bits, in a tackle box! IKEA is just around the corner from my house... guess where I'm going?!!!

amy said...

Happy belated bday. I enjoyed reading the comments regarding organizing.Went to IKEA for the first time last month. I can see why people love it!

Jacquie said...

Happy Birthday Donna!!!!!!!!!!

Sophia's Mama said...

Donna, I did not know it was your birthday! you sneak... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I can't wait to see you in Florida... Nice job by the way with all the organizing.. How much do we love Stephe????


G & G Hadden said...

Hi, we did that closet organizer and it works great...super eary too.

Doris & Dan said...

Great weekend!
Happy, happy birthday!!!

Keep smilin!

PreciousPandas2006 said...

First of all...

Hope you had a GREAT one!

I love the Tackle box, that would be good for travel hair accessories! Plus the adjustable shelving stuff is awesome. I mixed and matched from Lowes and Home Depot. Just an FYI, I think the tracks on the wall line up slightly different, so just make sure all of them are from the same manufacturer. That was a pain! (also, most people don't, but I painted my closet the same as the room color before I hung the shelving.)

Ooooh, and tell Emily Thank You for those super cool plastic clothes sizers! I think I might have to get some of those. Hopefully they have them in Pink or White!!!

You're the best!!!

(and Happy Birthday again)


Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Happy Birthday! Love the coordination ideas for the closet.

Elise said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the organizing ideas...I am always on the lookout for good ways to store stuff....way too much stuff;)

Shannon S said...

Sounds like a very good birthday, indeed! HB to your mom, too! Some gorgeous family photos.