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A Little Kitchen Organization: Everything In A Tray!

A Little Kitchen Organization: Everything In A Tray!

I try to keep the kitchen counters clutter free; I spend lots of time cooking, and I like to have a clean and organized space where I can function and enjoy my time when preparing a meal. Lately,  I’ve noticed that stuff has been adding up on the counters: we just got a new coffeemaker and we’re not quite ready to get rid of the… Continue Reading

Personalized Jewelry Travel Pouches

Personalized Jewelry Travel Pouches

Two birthdays ago, my mother and sister gave me a present that made me ecstatic: my very first sewing machine! My initial reaction was to promise my sister that I would sew something for her, anything she wanted! She asked for fabric pouches to store her jewelry when traveling. Very easy to make, but it seemed that I was always too… Continue Reading

2 Acrylic Photo Frames = 1 Stylish Acrylic Box

2 Acrylic Photo Frames = 1 Stylish Acrylic Box

Boxes, boxes, boxes! I could have hundreds and I’d still want more!  I just can’t pass a nice box without studying its design, size, shape and material.  I always have a good reason for buying one and I always find the best use for it in some part of the house. A box serves a dual purpose: It can be used… Continue Reading

Lacquered Box With Hook

Lacquered Box With Hook

I was shopping for hardware the other day,  looking for knobs to replace the ones on the Craiglist vanity desk I was giving a remake.  In between handles, knobs, and brackets, I found a brass hook with a curved shape that I loved. Now a hook’s main purpose is to hang a towel or two in the bathroom, a… Continue Reading

Kate Spade Inspired DIY Colorful Boxes & More Inspiration For My Office!

Kate Spade Inspired DIY Colorful Boxes & More Inspiration For My Office!

It’s been quite a while since I first pinned these nesting neon boxes by Kate Spade on my Pinterest “future projects” board.   They’re not for sale anymore but they’re still absolutely desirable, especially now that spring is coming. It wasn’t until last week  that I finally decided to repurpose some old storage boxes that were part of my… Continue Reading

How To Store Christmas Lights, the Smart Way!

How To Store Christmas Lights, the Smart Way!

I hope you haven’t already taken down your Christmas decorations because I have an easy way for storing Christmas lights.  I tried this method last year and for the first time, I didn’t have to go through the struggle of tangled lights! And this last November, when I brought in all the decoration boxes, I was pleasantly surprised… Continue Reading

Wooden Wine Crates On Wheels – Ideal for Storage!

Wooden Wine Crates On Wheels – Ideal for Storage!

Over the past weekend, while we were shopping for some good Napa Valley wine, I asked the store owner if he had any empty wooden wine crates that I could take home. They are quite difficult to find nowadays, as most producers have lowered their cost by packaging and shipping wine in carton boxes. But, some wineries continue… Continue Reading

From Shoe Box To Glam Storage

From Shoe Box To Glam Storage

Covering a box with wrapping paper is nothing new, but attaching a metallic handle is certainly a lovely addition! And when the box is actually an old shoe box, that is certainly a transformation! My new storage boxes look super cute on the shelf and are so convenient to organize any smaller objects. Who  would know that they used to be shoe… Continue Reading

Memo Board With Incorporated Wall Hooks: Two In One!

Memo Board With Incorporated Wall Hooks: Two In One!

Our little entryway has been much more functional since I made a couple of small additions to the space: I added a cute étagère that I found online (for free!) and a mirror that made this small and darker part of the house feel more open and bright (check out all the updates, here). In that same entryway, there is one more wall, and… Continue Reading

Shelves To The Rescue!

Shelves To The Rescue!

It has been so (happily!) busy between friends, family and a few seaside escapes that time flew by so fast over the last weeks in Greece. I had a few projects in mind for our Athens apartment, but honestly, is it even worth spending time on cosmetic changes that will lead to more cosmetic changes if… Continue Reading