Landscaping in Spring


Since my husband and I closed on our house in the winter, we unfortunately have no yard.  And when I mean no yard, I mean mounds of dirt and mud.  There is no paved driveway or walk-up to the house.  We have nothing exciting outside our house to look at.  And furthermore, because of the mess outside, booties are my new best friend.  Each time someone comes to the house to deliver things or drop things off, I give them booties to put on their shoes.

The booties are a necessity in a new construction home.  It is awful to have people coming in all of the time and tracking the dirt and mud in.  I feel like Cinderella because there hasn’t been a moment when I haven’t stopped cleaning the floors.

I have been anxiously awaiting my window of getting a puppy, but it looks like I am going to have to wait a bit longer until I am able to have a yard with grass so that I don’t have to consistently clean the floors all day and night.

Thankfully, my mother-in-law recently bought me this amazing cleaner and spray for my floors.  This helps keep me from spending my entire day on my hands and knees cleaning the floors.  The spray helps keep the floors shiny and it helps me only have to go over them once every couple days.  This is a game-changer.  It is such a relief to not have a mess to have to clean up every day.  I highly recommend this product to anyone with hard wood floors-especially dark hard wood floors like I have.


Make-Up Organizer

This is an amazing make-up drawer organizer from my post, “How To Organize Your Vanity.”  This drawer expands to fit in any size drawer.  It is super user friendly.  I keep my foundation, blush, concealer, and eye shadows in these separate compartments.  It makes getting ready so much easier to see all of your make-up ready to use!  Click the picture below to view the product on Amazon:



Vanity Garbage Can

This was another item I talked about in mY, “How To Organize Your Vanity” post.  You need a garbage next to your vanity/getting ready area so you can throw away your tissues, q-tips, and other cotton applicators used to do your make-up.  You will thank me for this tip when you are able to complete your make-up routine without running into the bathroom each time you need the garbage.  I love a delicate, white garbage to go with my vanity and finish the look.  Click on the Amazon link below to view the garbage can.

Make-Up Mirror

This is another essential item to have on your vanity.  This mirror is double-sided (one for a regular view and one for a magnified view).  I talked about this in my, “How To Organize Your Vanity” post.  The magnified view is scary to literally see every flaw and pore on your face, but this is perfect for tweezing eyebrows and making sure that you are covering each blemish for a big night out!  This is the best make-up investment I have made.  Once your are finished with your make-up, you know that you look amazing and ready for the day/night.  Click on the picture to check out the link on Amazon.

Make-Up Brush and Lip Color Organizer


This is similar to what I use on top of my vanity to help me organize my brushes and lip colors.  I referred to this organizer in my post called, “How To Organize Your Vanity.”  I use this on top of my vanity to keep my make-up brushes standing up and airing out.  I also use it to keep my lip stick, lip gloss, and lip liners.  I try to keep similar colors close together to make it easy to put on in the morning.  I will even put my mascara and eye liner up here.  The tall make-up items are easy to get to on my vanity and standing up.  Click the picture to see the link on Amazon.



Make-Up Applicator Organizer


This is another favorite of mine from my post titled, “How To Organize Your Vanity.”  This is amazing to put on top of your vanity to put your applicators in.  I use one compartment for my q-tips.  Which is a must-have for your vanity to fix any make-up error immediately (especially good for fixing any errors in the eye area).  I also use one compartment for my cotton circular pads that I use again to fix any make-up flaw on my face.  The last compartment is used for my foam wedges.  I prefer to use these over a make-up sponge because I can use a new one each time I do my make-up and keep my pores as clean as possible.  Click the picture below to check out the organizer.



Mouth Wash Pump

I love this Mouth Wash/Listerine pump from my post called “How To Organize Your Master Bathroom.”  This is a bathroom eye-sore saver.  Your bathroom counter will be saved from the look of a giant Listerine/mouth wash on the counter.  This also helps keep everyone using the mouth wash from spreading germs.  Each user pumps their mouth wash into their own tiny bathroom cup to use and throw out.  I love this in my master bathroom!  It is also not a bad idea for guests in a guest/hall bathroom.  Click on the picture below to check it out on Amazon.


Can Dispensers

This is from my “How To Organize Your Refrigerator” post.  This is an amazing can dispenser for your fridge.  I have two of them.  One for plain seltzer and the other for cans of flavored seltzer or when I have cans of beer.  They are great for any cans.  They keep your fridge so organized.  It used to drive me crazy to always push around the cans to find things in the fridge.  It never looked neat and organized when I did this.  This keeps all of my cans so nice and the next new can is always waiting for you when you open your refrigerator.  They are super cheap!  Click the picture to view the link on Amazon!



Food Storage Containers

This is from my, “How To Organize Your Pantry” post.  I love these different sizes of food containers.  These have helped me get so organized and see what food I have.  The different sizes are perfect to fit all kinds of things from small pieces of candy to long pieces of spaghetti.  You can fit everything in these containers.  I even use them to make trail mix and store flour.  They are great for all of your cooking and baking needs.  I love them so much, I just bought my friend a set to congratulate her on her engagement!  Click the picture to check out these amazing storage containers on Amazon.

Shadow Box

This was also in my “How To Store and Treasure Your Big Day in Small Boxes” post.  The shadow box is where I keep my wedding bouquet.  It is perfectly intact with the beaded wrap around the stems and the locket pictures of my grandparents still around the arrangement.  I dried it out and kept it in this box.  I also put my husband’s boutonniere in here as well.  It is a beautiful keepsake to have to remember your wedding day.  Shadow boxes are wonderful to keep any keepsakes or small pieces to display in your home.  Click on the picture to check out the link to this shadow box on Amazon.