Organizing Cube Shelves

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Every few months we're given a fresh beginning to a new season. Spring has arrived and the transition from winter to spring can be a refreshing time filled with uplifting opportunities. 

This is my favorite time to organize and refresh my dressing room and closet. I begin putting away my warm winter clothing and bringing out lightweight tops, sweaters, beach pants and sandals. 

We're still likely to have another cold snap, so my winter clothing will be readily available in my bottom dresser drawers. 

It's time to think about what gives you that fresh good-vibe feeling for spring. Think about what you really want to see out on display, what sort of things inspire you and give you an uplifting feeling?

Create a positive atmosphere!
You work hard and you deserve to have a good start everyday.

These Strawberries 'n Cream Double Delight Roses are for You! 
(Because you also deserve to be told how beautiful, special and wonderful you are everyday... And a bouquet of fresh spring flowers never hurts either.)

Organizing Cube Shelves

On the first day of spring, I woke up to blue sky and sunshine (we've had a lot of storms this winter) so I was extra happy and excited to begin this day. I felt this was the perfect day to film this organizing video for you guys.

And since I also enjoy photographing as I shoot video, here are some of those pics.

I found these small white cement pots by Threshold at Target. I loved the natural "adobe" look and texture of them.

Small Indoor Succulents

This sweet little plant looks like a miniature Japanese cherry tree in bloom. I believe it's a type of Sedum, at least that's what I was told when I bought it. It's quite fleshy and jiggly. I have a thing for bulbous plants and plump succulents (Adenium Obesum aka Desert Rose, I'm looking at you!) I haven't been able to identify it's precise name yet, so if you recognize what it is, let me know. :)

This Echeveria succulent was striking with it's lovely pink tips.

Organizing Closet Maid Cubes

I placed my favorite white linen tops and beach pants in the bottom left cube. Lightweight airy mesh and crochet tops in the center. Organic earthy looking tops on the right.

Organizing Accessories

A salad bowl (I think it's bamboo) made in Vietnam, worked wonders as an organizer for my most worn scarves. The light teal-blue scarf is a Savers thrift store find. The crochet natural scarf I bought while traveling in Thailand and the white mesh scarf I bought in India.

Scarf Organizing Ideas

This ombre scarf is another Savers thrift store find. Love the pale teal-blue, mint and tan color combination of this one. It's thicker and warmer than the others but I enjoy wearing it on cooler mornings.

Woven Fossil Purse

This woven Fossil handbag was $3.50 at Goodwill thrift store. When I spotted it, I was like are you freaking kidding me! It was marked at $7 but it was a yellow tag... and yellow tags just happened to be half price that week. Score! Love the warm colors of it!

Fossil Leather Cross Body Bag

This leather cross-body bag is another Goodwill thrift store find. It was $12 or $13. I've been really into the look of cross-body bags, very Indiana Jones.

Volcanic Ash Giraffe

Ok when I first saw this Giraffe in Ross, I ran to it like a long lost friend. I caressed it's lovely earthy texture for a minute, pondering if it was a totally absurd idea to buy this thing or an absolutely amazing inspiring find that I may never see again. 

African Animal Decor Ideas

I could just imagine the look on Michael's face if I walked in the door with it. He's the coolest guy I know and I always listen to his great advice, he has always told me "Do what you love and if you love it, get it." But he has never seen me bring home anything like this... ever, in the 11 years we've been together. So I talked myself out of it and put it back on the shelf.

But once home, I kept thinking about it and how it had such a good vibe that seemed to resinate with me. So the next day I brought Michael with me to Ross. Thank goodness it was still there! He looked at it with raised eyebrows just like I had imagined lol, but then read it's tag about how it was made from the volcanic ash of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines and he remarked "That's pretty cool, if you love it, get it." 

Remember my most recent Cottage Living vlog?

Yep, that's the day my Giraffe came home. And here it lives, under it's Umbrella Papyrus.

White Coral Top Dressing For House Plants

Speaking of Umbrella Papyrus, it's a gorgeous water-loving plant that looks like a cluster of dainty long stemmed palm trees. I planted it in this white pot (from Amazon) and added white coral (from the Walmart garden center) as a top dressing to cover up the potting soil. The white coral just gives it a fresh clean look.

Organizing Necklaces Bracelets

The burlap jewelry displays are from Ross. 

How To Organize Rings

The cement or stone tray was $1 at Goodwill, I thinks it's suppose to be a candle holder. In the back corner is a soap dish (from Ross) holding my Fossil watch. I love finding different types of items that you wouldn't expect to use for organizing. 

Organizing Sunglasses

Like this crochet hemp washcloth handmade in Bangladesh. It's from my GlobeIn box and it was just so lovely and well made, I didn't want to use it as a washcloth, so I'm using it as a sunglass mat instead.

Closet Organizing Ideas

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hope you all have an awesome week!

Happy organizing and spring cleaning!


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  1. I love the giraffe! I saw it in your video and I was already wondering if you bought it. You always find such special things...lovely treasures. Love the handbags too! I am happy that it is SPRING! :) The sun is shining here in the Netherlands too! Thank you for the roses, they are beautiful! :) Haha! Looking forward to your spring blogs and videos! Lots of love for you! Enjoy your first week of spring!

  2. Love the photo of the roses you gave us. In northern Alberta, Canada we still have snow on the ground so I've put that has my desktop wallpaper. So bright and cheery!

  3. Beautiful! Where did you purchase your cubes?

  4. Beautiful! Where did you purchase your cubes?

  5. To be honest, I like your blog very much! I think that you do a great job! Everything is so beautiful!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  6. So beautiful!! I would love to get some cube shelves to play around with, but since I plan on moving this year I really shouldn't. I'll just look at yours!!! Hehe

  7. I really want to know what know what kint of plant is the "little Japenese tree". Please let me know if you figured it out already. I love watching your videos from Hungary.:)

  8. Love the organization and ideas! Your blog rocks and has helped me choose new make up and declutter what I don't use! Can't wait to see more post and videos!!! Seriously love this blog ☺️

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  10. I love your Fossil watch. Can you tell me which one you have...the Stella or the Cecile? Do you like it, would you recommend it? Thank you for being so inspirational :)