the nest: how to organize...everything

Sweet Marianne let me know that The Nest included me in their article {she's mentioned too} "how to organize...everything".  Despite a lot going on {including getting sick}, I took a minute to go grab a copy.  I haven't had a chance to read all the advice, but at first glance I've seen several helpful ideas.  Thank you The Nest!
Don't be fooled by this corner of our new home.  I'm sugarcoating it for you.  I know nobody wants to see what's really going on behind the camera.  My fiance worked very hard to put together a large Ikea PAX unit for our kitchen to store sporting equipment, my large Christmas ornament collection and things I can't get rid of.  Although, he has mentioned that maybe I should change the title of the blog to "deliciously hoarding" as I'm having an extremely difficult time getting rid of things.  We have one small closet... 

This is the beginning for this little corner.  At this point, I have to store the large ottoman to our over sized chair there. Also, I have to figure out window treatments...some windows have mini blinds, and some windows have nothing.

Anyway, window treatments are the least of my worries right now!  I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far!  What's everyone been up to?  Any fun home projects going on?  I know Stephanie did an awesome striped wall in her entryway.  Go check it out.  I LOVE it!

28 comments:

  1. Is that a Jaye's tray I spot on the coffe table? Very cute!!

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  2. I love your pillows! They look fantastic together!

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  3. I can totally relate to hoarding. I love to see the potential in people and things...could be worse...right?

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  4. An orchid, a candle, great mags.....looks like a perfect spot to plop down and catch your breath.

    Hope you're feeling better....and big congratulations on The Nest article!!!!

    xo elizabeth

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  5. can't wait to see more pictures of your new place! you know i've always been a huge fan of your style - i will definitely be using your tips and ideas when i get a place of my own one of these days! (hopefully soon!). good luck with the rest of the move/decorating, carlee!

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  6. Congrats! And your corner looks great. Im sure that ottoman will figure out a good place to hang out!

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  7. I hope the feature in The Nest reminds you and encourages that you have what it takes to get a place organized! It may look a mess now, but it won't forever! Don't forget to laugh along the way! :)

    Happy organizing!
    Linsey

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  8. Beautiful corner!! I often take pics of my home and it looks nice, but only I know what is behind me as I'm taking the picture. Good luck getting organized, I need to do the same big time!!

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  9. Gorgeous corner.....I am new to your blog but I am looking forward to having a look around it all looks beautiful.

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  10. #1 Congrats, you're famous. I'm honored to know you

    #2 I MISS YOU!!!!!!and can't wait to come sleep on that sofa. The other one looks perfectly sized for a baby:)

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  11. How exciting!!!

    And ummm Stephanie that other one looks like its for ME!! What happend to our girls trip??

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  12. You're off to a great start (at least it appears so in the picture!) I love that tray! I'm working on a tray right now for my large ottoman. When it's done it will be white and lacquered!

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  13. I just love your blog! I have scrolled through your older posts and I am so inspired!

    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  14. I love those couches, are they from Ikea?!

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  15. Love the orchid! I HAD a beautiful one...but i killed it. I have a black thumb. Keep up the good work! I can't wait to see more...


    julie

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  16. love the bright airy look to your room! and those pillows *sigh* .... i love the combo of colors - did you make them?

    www.glitterandgoldblog.blogspot.com

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  17. Congratulations on the mention in the Nest and even if the rest of your house is a mess, that corner looks fantastic!

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  18. Congrats on the Nest mention. Every time I've ever moved, I've said, "Ugh, this is the last time." I love the corner you have set up. It gives you an away from the mess of the move corner to sit with a cup of tea and envision your home the way it will be.

    I've been organizing like mad and so far have organized a few kitchen drawers and have, after hanging some fabric wallpaper, almost finished my front hall closet redo.

    Can't wait to see the rest of your new home.

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  19. It IS difficult to get rid of things but it helps when you have a small place and literally have no room like I do:)

    What a beautiful corner!

    Cheers to organization in the new year!
    Anna

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  20. thank you everyone!

    Mece, our sofa and over-sized chair are from Shabby Chic. I believe IKEA sells some just like it.

    Preppy Little Dress, I think they are!

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  21. One small closet, really? That must be a huge challenge for an organized girl like you. Loving the little corner we are seeing here.

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  22. I absolutely LOVE that green & white chevron tray! Where on earth did you find it?? Mind stopping by and letting me know? :)

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