Bathroom Closet Organization

Hi guys!  Today I wanted to show you how I organized my bathroom closet.  We’ve been blessed to have a closet in our bathroom with plenty of storage.  But I have been neglecting it for a while now.

Bathroom Closet Organization |

Over the summer I bought some Dollar Tree bins and wanted to spruce up my closet and get it all purrty.  I organized it and then left it be.  I really don’t go into this closet very often.  I have my own bathroom and kept my stuff separate from the main bathroom with the exception of medications, I have them all in one spot away from the kids.   One day I needed some allergy meds and couldn’t find it in the mess.  So I decided to give it a quick cleaning, organized it with dollar tree bins and some shoe boxes and made some labels too.  (click on the image below to download a copy of the labels)

Small bathroom closet organization |

I created the labels with a simple blue border, and created a category for my bathroom necessities then laminated them.  I got the laminator on amazon for $20.00 -regular $33.00 plus free shipping.  Good deal right?.

Quick Tip: If you don’t have a laminator, you can use packing tape!  It’s a cheap alternative and the best part is that you can use a dry erase marker to erase and relabel your tags!  You may be able find both the tape and the marker at your local Dollar Tree.

Ok here is what I did:

First I purge all the expired medicines and old products we didn’t use.  Then I organized each bin or shoe box with same items. Example: I made a bin for all oral products- toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, etc.  I made another for all medications- Tylenol, Aleeve, ibuprofen, etc and labeled it.  I made one for First aid items -gauze, bandages, cotton swabs, cotton balls, etc… you get the idea.  This system was great, immediately my oldest and hubby said this was a great idea because now they knew where everything is when they need it and where everything goes when they need to put things away!

I also bought some shelf liners to use because I was sick to death of the old stained, smelly wall paper that was there previously.

Here is a close up of the old ugly wallpapered mess:

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And here is the new version:

Bathroom Closet Organization |

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The old wall paper came off without of problem.  It took me about 5 minutes to remove and replace the shelves with liners.  All I did was measure the shelf and cut the liners, making sure to leave a half inch extra on the ends, while leaving about 2inches  front and back.  For the top two shelves, I completely wrapped both the top and the bottom of the shelves (like a gift) so when I look up I don’t see the ugly shelf, but nice liner.    I love how it looks, that small change made the bathroom look way better.  The best part is that it only cost me $3.00!  I have extra liners that I purchased and didn’t use in the closet that I will be using under my bathroom sinks.  Even my hubby and the kids like the way it looks!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this motivates you to spruce up a neglected space.  Remember don’t strive for perfect, strive for done!

Until next time my friends!


**This is not a sponsored blog post.  All opinions are my own**



DIY Studded Pumpkin Fall Decor

I love fall!  I love wearing cozy sweaters, cute boots and decorating my home for the cooler season.  I don’t know what it is about this season that just brings a dorky smile to my face!  (To be honest I love all seasons for different reasons -yes that rhymed lol) <– see dork!

Anywho I’ve been on a search to find items to decorate my home with for the fall season.  I wanted items that I would love for a long time, are super easy to make and won’t cost an arm and a leg.  I came across these orange pumpkins from the Dollar Tree and decided to buy them and see what I come up with at home. You may remember these pumpkins from a Dollar Tree Haul I did a few weeks ago.

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Inspiration struck me while I was out one day and noticed a huge pumpkin with studs all over it.  I decided to give it a try and this is what I ended up with:

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Not too shabby, eh?  I think they look so cute and go perfectly with my living room decor.  Below I just have them sitting on a candle stick from the Dollar Tree that I had from a few years ago.

DIY studded pumpkin fall decor |

To make your own you will need the following supplies:

  • foam pumpkins (from the dollar tree or craft store)
  • glitter
  • mod podge or school glue
  • craft paint (in color you prefer)
  • thumb tacks (i got mine from the dollar tree)
  • paint brush
  • foam brush


Using your foam brush paint your pumpkins and allow to dry.  You may need a few coats of paint to really whiten your pumpkin.  I did three coats, allowing for drying time in between.  It took me a total of 30 minutes for the paint to completely dry.

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Next grab your mod podge (or glue) and dab a little of the glue to the stem of the pumpkin and add your glitter.  If your using mod podge, you may need to work quickly before it dries and in a ventilated area.  The smell is very strong and may get you sick.

DIY studded pumpkin fall home decor | Once the stems are dried, add your thumb tacks in any pattern you like.  I added a straight line every other curve, simple and sweet ;)

DIY studded pumpkin fall home decor |

And there you have it folks.  A nice inexpensive fall room decor.  This is a super simple craft project you can do while you’re watching TV or maybe get your kids involved!  I think they’d love it!

Until soon my friends!

DIY studded pumpkin fall home decor |



Ana White Rustic X End Table

Hi guys I hope you’re all having a lovely day!  Today I wanted to show you the second half of our wood working project.  Our very own Rustic X End Table. A while back I showed you our rustic coffee table and wanted to also share with you all our wonderful end tables.   These beauties are fantastic and I love how all the pieces came together.

DIY Anna White Rustic Side Table | They look absolutely beautiful and I am happy to say that after living with the end tables and coffee table over the summer, I find that I like them more and more each passing day!   Just look how awesome they are in my living room.

DIY Rustic X Ana White End Table | I have to admit that my hubby was the handy man that totally made these bad boys for me.  If it wasn’t for him I would not have the tables I love!  Thanks Babe, you are a Rockstar!!

If you decide to give this project a try, head on over to Ana’s site here and scroll down to find her free step by step tutorial!

Oh, I almost forgot.  I have original wood floors and was worried that the furniture and tables were going to scratch my floor, so while we were out gathering supplies for our project we also picked up these awesome heavy duty felt pads.  They work great, I recommend these to protect your floors.  I even use smaller ones on my dining tables and in the bedrooms.   My local Home Depot didn’t have them so I got them at Ace Hardware.  Good luck!

DIY Rustic X Ana White End Table felt pads |


Beauty Box Review | Ipsy August 2015

Hi Guys I’m back with another beauty box review.  Another month of Ipsy products and I have to say once again I love it!  Want to know what I got?  Ok!

First up is the  Beauty Without Cruelty Leave in Conditioner.  I love the smell and it felt great in my hair.  The only complaint I have is that I wanted more!  The sample size was enough for a few uses.  I would definitely use this again!

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Next is the La Fresh Group Good Night. Night Cream.  I have to say that this felt really good.  I’m a bit sensitive to creams and thought I was going to break out but thankfully I didn’t.  The cream itself very smooth and cool.  I would try this conditioner again!

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Next is the Doucce Ultra Precision Eye Liner in Black – I recently ran out of black eye liner and was about to purchase one when this bad boy came in my glam bag!  Yay I love the feel of the liner and the dark black is exactly what I like!  I totally recommend this product!

August 2015 Ipsy Beauty Review |

Next is the Doll 10  HydraGel Blush in Flirt.  I haven’t had a chance to use this blush so I can’t give it a review.  The color looks fantastic and I’m pretty excited to give this baby a whirl.  This weekend may be the right time to do so!

August 2015 Ipsy Beauty Review |

I love this Lip Gloss by Hikari Cosmetics!  It is such a pretty color and I have received endless compliments!  I would totally buy this again!

August 2015 Ipsy Beauty Review |

Last is the Ipsy Prep School Glam bag.  It is a sturdy, pretty bag.  Two of my girls actually argued over who gets to keep my bag!  I gave it to one of my girls with the promise that I’ll give the other my next glam bag.

August 2015 Ipsy Beauty Review |

So far I am totally happy with Ispy’s Glam bag selections.   If you haven’t tried Ipsy yet and want to give it a whirl. I suggest you try it for a few months see if it’s a right fit.  If you do decide to join you can go here.  (Please note that this is a referral link and I may get points towards future purchases if you join).

Please Note: This post is not sponsored, and all opinions are my own.

Dollar Tree Haul | September 2015

Dollar Tree Haul September 2015 |

So the kids are back in school and although it was a bitter-sweet time in our home, I’m happy to say that they all had a wonderful first week of school.  I on the other hand was a mess.  You’d think that by now I’d be ok with this, I mean my oldest is in the 10th grade! But I’m not and I’m ok with that.  I love my kids, so yes I get emotional.

To help me cope with my kids returning to school,  I decided to do some retail therapy.  I went to a few shops over the last few days and got some cute items for future home decor and craft projects.  I thought I’d do a haul and show you what I bought but that would be too big of a post, so I’m going to break it down into store hauls.  My first stop was my local Dollar Tree.  I went in to get some organizational tools but they were completely gone.  I guess this store only carried certain things in season?  Now I know.  Any who, I went and picked up a few things.  Here they are:

Black & White floral print place mats.  I got the last four that were available in my local DT (dollar tree).  I have a future project I’ll be working on and this is totally something I’ve been searching for.  I hope they restock because I think I may have to get more.

Dollar Tree Haul September 2015 floral placemats

These orange pumpkins.  I’m not too thrilled with the way they currently look.  They’re a bit banged up and the orange color doesn’t go with what I have in mind but I thought I’d spruce them up.  Check back soon to see what I do with them.

Dollar Tree Haul | September 2015 Orange foam pumpkins

This Autumn Blessing Cross.   Last time I went to the store my Hubby liked this cross.  So when I saw it I thought to pick one up and add to our home Fall decor.  Nice and simple.

Dollar Tree Haul | September 2015 Autumn Blessing Cross decor |

I also picked up some household goodies.  I randomly stock up on certain items from the dollar store.  I find their toothbrushes and other goodies great for when the kids have sleep overs.  I even picked up this clear table cover.  I have fabric tablecovers I collect for the season and with three messy ladies, I decided a clear cover will help protect my lovely tablecovers from stains.

Dollar Tree Haul | September 2015 Random Goodies

This awesome picture frame.  I liked the frame.  I have a future project in mind and if all goes well, I’ll be sharing my tutorial with you.  *fingers crossed!*  By the way doesn’t the picture look like a denture commercial?

Dollar Tree Haul | September 2015 Black Frame

Softsoap Hand Soap.  I had to get these.  I’ve seen them for almost $2 bucks everywhere I shop.  Even if I use a coupon I still wouldn’t get them for cheaper.

Dollar Tree Haul | September 2015 Softsoap Hand Soap |

Awesome Halloween Decor.  Every year Tan and I go all out for Halloween.  It’s one our favorite times of the year.  (pretty much all Holidays are our favorite time of the year ;) ) Halloween is especially our favorite because we celebrate our daughter’s birthday that same month.  She always asks for a Halloween themed party.  Whenever we see Halloween decor we add it to our ever growing collection.  We always shop at the Dollar Tree or clearance sections of any store.

Dollar Tree Haul | September 2015 halloween decor |

Floral Print Shelf Liners – I am in the middle of several organization projects and got these bad boys to help me spruce up some drab spaces.  Come back and see what I did with these bad boys!

D ollar Tree Haul September 2015 | shelf liners |

Elegant Gift Wrap Roll.  I saw these gift wrap rolls and was attracted to the color (notice a theme here?) I love these wraps and am holding on to them for future home decor / craft projects.  I’m thinking Christmas.. Valentine’s maybe?  Stay tuned to see what it is!

Dollar Tree Haul | September 2105 Elegant Gift Wrap |

That’s it!  I hope this haul post wasn’t too long.  I’m glad I didn’t add the other store hauls to this one post or my fingers will fall off!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any hauls you’re interested in me doing, just let me know in the comments below (hey that rhymes!) and I’ll see what I can do.  I’m thinking of doing a Youtube haul in the future.  What do you think?

Talk to you soon!


Home Organization | How to Fold a Bath Towel

Hi guys!  I hope you’re all having a fabulous day.   Today I’m going to show you a quick tutorial on how I fold my bath towels. I have tried several folding and rolling methods for a while and really like the simplicity of this version.  In the future I will show you other methods of towel folding so you can try the other ways.  Hopefully you’ll find one that works for you.  Ready? Let’s do this!

On a flat surface fold both ends of the towel to the center not overlapping the towels.

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Next bring both ends of your towel to the center not overlapping.


Do it again only this time you’ll fold the outer end of your towel upward towards the center (like below).

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How to Fold a Bath Towel via

Finally fold in half again and boom!, there you have it!  A nice clean fold with no towel corners shown.

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I like this method because it keeps the towels neat so when you place your towels in your linen closet or armoire, you won’t see a sloppy mess.  Nice!  Also by folding it this way I find that my towels don’t take up too much valuable real estate.  Which is another win!

There you have it!  If you have other towel folding methods you’d like to share, please leave me a comment below!  I hope you guys have an awesome day!


Budget Home Decor | DIY Vinyl Lettering on a Frame

Budget Home Decor | DIY Vinyl Lettering on a Frame via

Guys!  I’m really excited to show you this super cute, super simple DIY project I did which only took me about 2 minutes to put together.

What you’ll need:

  • vinyl transfer sheet of your choice (6″x6″ is what I used) I got mine at my local craft store on clearance for $1.00!
  • an old 8×10 frame (or you can get one at the dollar store or Goodwill)
  • gift bag, wrapping paper or scrapbook paper
  • scrap paper (optional)

Measure and cut the wrapping paper to fit the inside of the frame (I used the glass from the frame for easy measuring).  Then place the wrapping paper inside the frame and close it back up.  Next grab your vinyl transfer sheet and center it to the glass and gently yet firmly rub it down.  Carefully peal away the wax paper but please make sure you pull in an angle, if you pull straight up the vinyl lettering may come out.

Since my vinyl lettering was black and I used a black and white chevron gift bag, I added a white scrap of paper roughly framing the vinyl lettering and taped it against the gift bag (inside the frame).  It helped the words to pop a bit, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to see them.


Budget Home Decor | DIY Vinyl Lettering on a Frame via

There you have it folks and easy and fun little project to add character to any wall or table!

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial!  I’d love to hear what cool project you’re working on!  Let me know in the comments below! Until next time!

xo, Awilda