Accessory Organizing


We all have so much stuff these days, we’re forever coming up with new and different ways to organize it all. And is there anything more satisfying than organizing things? I’ve seen many a necklace organization system on Pinterest, but none of them look as good to me as what I’ve got goin’. I just got a small rack of hooks at Target, screwed it into the wall, and voila. It’s perfect because I can see them all at once and I just take them right on and off (I don’t have to unclasp them or remove a rod or something like other systems I’ve seen).

I do the same with my scarves (only coat hooks instead of little hooks). And yeah…I wear a lot of scarves.


For my earrings, I fashioned one of those picture frame-screens you see everywhere. Except I made mine before Pinterest even existed. So there!

It started with this:


And after some cutting, stapling, and taping, it now looks like this:


Such A Lovely Weekend

Ice Cream Remnants

I had a 4-day weekend, and it was one of those where you get a bunch of things done, but then you also have a bit of sittin’ around time, so you feel accomplished AND well-rested. First, the boy and I got some ice cream (or he came with me and watched me eat ice cream), because I had a sudden craving for mint-chip ice cream in a sugar cone (in January in Minnesota…). The photo above is of the remnants from that cone.

Then we saw Life of Pi, which I hated to pieces. It was visually stunning, but emotionally agonizing. I love animals, so seeing them suffer is just heart-rending for me, and that’s basically the entire movie, so… And I have also frequently terrorized myself with imagining what might happen if I were in an airplane crash over an ocean, somehow survived the crash, and had to drift at sea in a lifeboat, eventually succumbing to sharks/starvation/exposure (I know I would never be able to keep myself alive). So I don’t need to see that little horror-fantasy played out for me on the big screen.

The movie inspired us to eat some de-LISH Indian food at Taste of India, which is the best. Then we watched Ted, as an attempt to get me out of my emotional anguish funk.

Saturday, we ate at Pannekoeken, which is our new-found brunch spot (yeah, it ain’t fancy, but it’s just what we like), baked some cookies (see photo below), watched the Season 4 Finale of Breaking Bad, and took an afternoon nap.

January Cookies 3

Sunday, my fam had its annual Waffle Brunch. Yum!

Waffle Breakfast

Then I cleaned out a crapload of crap from my house, and took it to Goodwill. Doesn’t it feel great when you do that? And also? A couple days ago, a friend of mine did ma nails all pretty. We called them “Easter Basket Nails.”

Easter Basket Nails