Monday, February 17, 2014

Makeup Organization


I have been wanting to organize my bathroom - particularly my makeup. I have never really had a specific way I organize my makeup. I have always just used one container where I stash all of my goods. Through the years as I have collected more and more [you know how that goes] I decided that the one container method is probably not the best way to store my makeup. It also makes it hard to keep everything clean -- since all of my makeup is just thrown into one tub. 

So I knew I needed to find a new method that would work better for me. I needed something to separate my makeup but still kept things accessible and functional. Something easy to grab and use. 

James and I were at Ikea over the weekend, and I saw their pull-out storage line, Kupol. Right when I saw these I knew they would work perfectly to organize my makeup. They have them in different sizes and you can combine and stack them however you want! I also love their simple design and that they are easy to clean.

So I got to work and organized my make up into different drawers. I also labeled each drawer with chalkboard stickers that I got at Michael's. 





I am currently storing these containers under my sink and I love how easy it is to pull out whatever drawer I need. I think that is what I love most about these pull out storage containers. If I need my "face" makeup, I just pull out that specific drawer. 


And you can stack them however you want!


And yes, I have been hiding behind these babies the entire time I was taking pictures. :) How do you organize your makeup?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Do you ride or ski?






Just spent the weekend at the Canyon's Resort in Park City. James' best friend Asa was in town which meant that snowboarding was definitely on the agenda. Every time I am on the mountain I always wonder why I don't do this more. Than I make a promise that I am going to go snowboarding more and than life happens.... Hopefully I can get out a few more times this season.

James also got me a pair of skis and I can now add that to my to do list of things to learn. I have always wanted to learn how to ski -- since I only now how to ride. How about you? Do you ride or ski? Or both?


Monday, January 27, 2014

Yes Please! [Revlon Color Burst]


I picked these babies up at target. I just couldn't pass up the fun vibrant color options -- I mean, I had a hard time just picking one... so I got three! I ended up choosing Audacious, Elusive and Shameless. But seriously, I am craving these colors. I'm especially in love with the velvety matte look they leave on your lips. And the balm is super rich in moisture which is awesome because sometimes matte lipsticks can feel dry. The matte balm has shea, coconut, and mango butters to nourish your lips. Yes please!

[Shameless]


[Audacious]


[Elusive]


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Frozen Utah Lake








I love the fact that I can just walk out my back door and jump in the lake -- well I guess walk on a frozen lake. I will have to wait for the summer to go swimming. But seriously, I feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful place. You just can't beat the quality of life here in Utah. 

I had been wanting to go out on the ice, so while my younger siblings were staying at my place I had them run down to the frozen lake with me. We didn't go out very far, but far enough to get some fun pictures. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Road to Sochi



Go team USA! While James' family was in town for Christmas we went up to Park City to watch the Ski Jump. It is pretty dang amazing how fast and high those athletes go. It was also neat to watch the jump in person. I was surprised at how different of an experience it was seeing them in person versus watching it on the television. 

Craig and Jos also got us these sweet Team USA gloves. They are awesome -- especially when you are cheering at an Olympic event.

There was a band that was performing after the event called Holy Water Buffalo from Heber, Utah. They were pretty good and they also had pretty impressive hair. 

Also while I was walking around the event, I couldn't stop noticing everyone's amazing snow boots and realized that I am missing a very essential part of my wardrobe -- especially for someone who lives in Utah. How have I gone so many years without purchasing a pair of snow boots? Every winter my poor toes freeze. Does anyone have snow boots that they recommend? 

And for some outtakes --

Silly brothers.


I think I might be lecturing James in this picture. :)



Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ikea Storage Boxes & Printable Labels




So I have been slowly trying to get organized in our new home, but let me tell you it is a work in progress. I have so many fun ideas and projects that I want start (I should probably stay off Pinterest for a while) that I have decided to focus on one project at a time so I don't get overwhelmed. This past weekend I decided I wanted to tackle my craft room and start by organizing all of my storage containers.


I have my craft room set up upstairs in our bonus room above the garage. I love this room because of the fun ceilings, the gorgeous view, and how much space I get -- I can do some serious crafting in this room. I am currently using Ikea's Kasset Line of paper and media storage boxes to organize my craft and office supplies. I really love these boxes, they look great and I love the contrast of the kraft paper with the white bookcase. They also do a good job at keeping all of my little nicknacks organized. Ikea has them in all sizes and colors and at a good price too.


So I got busy and reorganized all of my stuff. Question, why does it feel so good to organize drawers and boxes? It can't be just me who feels this way. Nothing looks like it changed on the outside, but you know that everything is where it is suppose to be. I even had James come and take a look -- I was so proud of my hard work. I am not sure if he appreciated it as much as I did. :)



Designing the labels was the funnest part. After getting all of the boxes they way I wanted, I created new labels for each one. I really love the they way everything turned out. If you like the labels that I created I have made them available for you to download.

If you have the Ikea boxes you can download these babies right here »

Now that my craft room is organized the next step is decorating...


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Shout Out from Provo Rail Jam

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Yes, you heard right. I got a shout out on Channel 17 from the New Years Rail Jam. Just skip to 1:40 to hear it! :) Love it. Thanks Parks & Rec.