Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dresser Chaos

I really do think I am a very organized person, and it's something I'm good at. But sometimes, I am just plain messy. After working all day and then caring for my son, I'm just exhausted and just set things down where they really shouldn't go.

One of these places is the top of my dresser. Every time I took something upstairs, it would land here. This had to change. When I went to Target a couple of months back, I did buy some organizers for the things on my dresser; this includes my blow dryer, straightener, brush, hair products and much more.

Here's what my dresser looked like - how embarrassing!

You'll notice cords hanging in front of the dresser. My husband's clothes are on that side so he is very happy I chose to organize this space.

These are the organizers I bought. I love the spots specifically for the blow dryer and straightener.

After an hour of organizing and throwing some things out, as well as dusting and cleaning, this is the outcome.

The little orange container is filled with bobby pins and elastics. My garter is wrapped around it so I am always reminded of my wedding day :)

This round tray spins, it's fantastic!

I think the next time I go to Target, I need to check out more of their storage options.

- Lisa

Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer Punch

I threw a mini Birthday/Bachelorette Party for my sister who just turned 30 and is getting married next month. We had a mobile spa come to our house where we got manicures/pedicures, had some drinks and appetizers. We then went out for dinner and then headed to Splitsville, our local bowling alley that also an arcade and bumper cars (so fun!).

For drinks during the day, there was some alcohol involved, but I also made a nice Summer punch, inspired by a recipe found on Pinterest, for everyone to enjoy. It's very refreshing and light; a nice party punch.

(The punch is much lighter than this, it just looks darker because of the bowl I used, Tupperware Chip & Dip)

  • 1 sm. carton (approx. 900 ml) of chilled pineapple juice
  • 1 - 1.75 L of chilled lemonade
  • 1 litre of club soda, or more to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh assorted fruit (strawberries, orange slices, etc.).
In a large pitcher or punch bowl, mix together juices and add club soda and mix slightly; add ice and fruit. Serve and enjoy!

You can also serve with individual fruit skewers if desired.

If you happen to have the same bowl I used, you know it comes with two small containers that attach to the side. I used these containers for ice and it worked beautifully to keep the punch nice and cold without diluting it.

Happy Summer!

- Lisa

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Splash of Colour

Those who know me know my wordrobe consists of mainly black, blue, purple and grey. Not many options, and certainly not much colour. This is one thing that truly bothers my husband who really thinks I look good in some colour. I do think I need more colour options when it comes to my clothes and I believe I have been putting in a good effort to add colour as much as possible (whether it be clothes or accessories).

Coral is one colour that I am drawn to and it seems to be the it colour of the seasion - it's everywhere! It also helps that it looks good on me. So when my sister and I made a trip to the States this past weekend, we stopped where we always stop, Target (at least until their stores finally open in Canada anyway). At Target I found this very comfortable and pretty coral cardigan.

 (cute right?)


I am definitely going to try to keep adding colour to my wordrobe, but the best part about colar is that it matches quite nicely with blue!