• Organization

    Target Dollar Section Finds

    If I could I would easily spend my entire paycheck at Target. I seriously love everything in that store. Thankfully [I suppose] Target isn’t even close to being part of my daily drive so I am usually able to easily keep the temptation at bay. But luckily for me, work today took me by our local Target and well, with it being right there, I mean I had no choice but to stop.  As any good Target shopper does, I stopped first at the always-wonderful Dollar section. Now allow me to give a bit of background to perhaps help you understand my excitement about today’s finds… I have been working…

  • Organization

    Developing a Paper Management System

    The longest lasting organizational project you will ever take on is…P.A.P.E.R. The fact is every day new documents come into our possession, magazines, bills, cards of various importance, etc. And at the end of the day if you are lacking a good organizational method for management you might just get lost in it all. Here it is readers…my shameful paper piles The first steps to organizing is to find a general system that works for you. Here are some of the systems I have used over the years: 1. The Accordion File System: www.walmart.com Why it worked for me: At the time I was living in an apartment with only rent and a…

  • Organization

    Making Scrap Fabric Useful Again

    Pictured below is my scrap fabric drawer. As a crafter, this is my dump drawer where I send all of my “oh-I-will-totally-use-that-again-someday” pieces. Over the last year I have been dropping bits and pieces of left over fabric from all my completed projects into this bin with hopes of returning one day and being struck with a genius crafting idea that could make use of random bits of fabric. Adding this drawer to the organizational series finally gave me a reason to open the drawer up. After pulling out the drawer to take a peek inside I learned one interesting and helpful fact….I like what I like.  This means over…

  • Home,  House and Home,  Organization

    Under The Bathroom Cabinet

    This week we will begin diving into organizational projects in the home. Now I like to think of myself as a pretty organized individual, but I will admit even in my house there are places that haven’t been given much attention since the day we moved in. The goal this week is to give a bit of TLC to one of the most commonly neglected spaces in the household….the bathroom cabinet. Today, with this post, I am wearing my shame proudly as I show you evidence of what our master bathroom cabinet looked like until today. The truth is, even though I knew it needed to be cleaned and organized,…

  • Organization

    Christmas Storage

    Let me begin by apologizing for the delay in my first post of this series. The local winter bug made its way through our household this last week putting all to-do’s on hold. Thankfully the family has recovered and here I am with the first post. So as it is the beginning of January it is time to begin taking down and storing away all the Christmas decor we all spent so much time putting up. As it is that these pieces only come out of storage once a year, it is vital to store them in an organized way to avoid days filled with tangled lights, broken ornaments, and…

  • House and Home,  Organization

    The New Year and “One Year, One Organized Home”

    Happy New Year. It’s officially 2013 and with the new year comes new things for this little corner of the blog world. I will be beginning the first series posting here on Knot to Nest. I am really excited for this series and hope you enjoy it too. The series is titled “One Year, One Organized Home”. Over the next year I will be diving into every area of home and life to find a more organized way of getting by. Each post will include tips, tricks, supplies, etc and hopefully you’ll be inspired to tackle a few projects yourself. Happy New Year Years friends! Stay tuned, the first post…

  • Organization

    Craft Supply Storage

     Loving to craft, but lacking in space means I have to be creative with my storage and organization solutions. As you may remember from this post, I revamped my craft space when we moved into our new house and now all my supplies are nestled neatly in our office closet. I wanted to give details on what I use to store my supplies within the closet and tips to make the most of limited space. 1. I used this Pintrest Pin as inspiration for storing fabric. Comic book boards are the perfect size for wrapping up small amounts of fabric. I was able to wrap up to 3 yards on one board. I…

  • Organization

    Organizing all those Project Ideas

    My husband and I have finally settled into our home and have been basking in the post-wedding bliss for the past six months. Immediately after the wedding was over I took a long, and as I felt it, much needed break from crafty projects. As a DIY bride, I spent the better half entirety of our engagement making little projects for the wedding and stressing over each and every detail. This juggling act led to a very stressed out lady in white.  While the break was welcomed and much needed, I am happy to say that I am back to the DIY way of life and  I have a list (or two)…

  • DIY,  Organization,  Wedding

    DIY Wedding Advice

    So today I was at Micheals purchasing some last minute pieces for our wedding when a woman stopped me and asked if I was much of a DIY bride and when I responded “oh yes!” she then asked me if I did save the dates and if so where? how much? etc. I preceded to share with her my successes and failures as a DIY bride and thankfully she seemed to get some good advice. This encounter has led me to this post. For some it will be a wall of words, but for those of you who read it, I hope you get some good tips to smooth your…

  • House and Home,  Organization

    Craft room on a very, very tiny budget.

    First I just want to extend a Thank you to the inventors of Pinterest….you have given me a profound obsession with a website and a channel full of ideas. The combination of these two things leaves me wondering if I should be grateful for this website or upset by how friggin’ addicting it is. Thanks to the inspiration found through Pinterest I have decided I am going to begin assembling the pieces for my very own craft room or “space”. Now that I am finally done with school (after what seems like forever) I have finally been able to develop hobbies. These hobbies include scrapbooking and sewing. I am absolutely in love…