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 (mini-review...save 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.