Crafting Storage!

Hi Beans,

As you know, I’m convinced I’ve got the tiny chickens. I have no desire to do anything other than lay on the floor and try my best to absorb into the floor. 

Which is partially why I forgot to post yesterday. 

So here is a glimpse into what little I was able to accomplish this weekend #drama. 


I bought these little containers for like $2.50 at Michaels. They’re great for storing embroidery floss! 

Please notice that nine and six are perfect opposites of each other. Please also notice that I had 996 also in my haul, and the panic that ensued.


First, I cut the color number and tape it to the plastic. Then I write the number on both sides of the top of the plastic… thingie. 


Give it a wrap and voila! 

I put all my DMC yarn into this container – these are for specific massive projects that I’ll be working on this year. 


These are organized by project. 


This next container is for my huge thing of floss I bought when I first started cross stitching. I had a bunch of lose bundles that were driving me mad. This is a much better solution. They’re organized by color. 

I hope you’ve had a great weekend Beans! ❤

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New Planner

Hi Keddahbean and Cheese,

I got a new planner! The Erin Condren was just too big and heavy and I stopped using it in January. So I bought this one from Target. It’s exactly what I need and it was something like 12 doll hairs. Much better than Erin’s $50. 

So pretty!

Teeny Tiny stickers are from WisheeWashiPaperCo

Hair apt? I wonder what I’m doing…

I love this planner so far! I might buy a new one in Januart, because I prefer Jan-Dec layouts – but this will more than do the job until then! 

❤ hope you’re having fun in CO!

Shopping Spree: A New Bag

Hello Bean,

I bought a new bag! But Steffibun, you just bought such a cute and wonderful bag from Modcloth. Yes, Keddahbean, you’re correct. But that cute and wonderful bag’s shoulder strap broke, which caused me much heartbreak. When I contacted Modcloth’s customer service to tell them what happened, they didn’t have any stock of the bag (it’s back in stock now of course) and just refunded me the cost of the bag. Which was kind – but I was a bit sad. So I decided to buy a new bag when I found one I liked. And I did. At Target. For 36 doll hairs.

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She so pretty

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She’s so roomy

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I love this bag so much. And since I’m only ever wearing neutrals again (fuck colors), this bag goes perfectly with my non-aesthetic.

❤ See you Tuesday!

Enter the Fungeon

Hi Steffi! We inherited another desk! So last weekend was room rearranging time. We definitely needed a real desk, we were using 5 mismatched tables and I had the top of Grayson’s desk on my desk. It was a mess.

My corner before.
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Here’s my corner all cleared out.
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I get to use the new one! I lost a few drawers but I gained the cabinets and storage on top. I’m still using the random table, but it’s just for my light box so it’s not taking up room on my desk.
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We gave Grayson my desk. I’m so excited his computer wires are against the wall now!
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We both sacrificed a little surface space, but it feels more open AND it’s symmetrical now which makes me very happy.

See you this weekend!

Books

Dear Future Kara,

Should you ever find that I’m performing the task described in this next section – please refer to this blog post and proceed as directed.

If you ever find that I’ve sold any of the books in my possession in lieu of getting more bookshelves, please proceed to beat me upside the head with said books while you escort me to Ikea to buy bookshelves and DO NOT REST until the bookshelves are built. You may only stop bludgeoning me with books when you kindly place them on their newly built home.

Please note: Selling shit books to Changing Hands/an independent bookstore for money to buy new and exciting books is 100% okay.

Thanks!

Hi Current Kara,

When we moved into our apartment, I just wanted to get my books out of boxes – so there was no organization done whatsoever. They were basically thrown on the shelves and wherever they stuck, they stayed. And it’s been driving me crazy.

So, I’ve organized my bookshelves into six distinct categories: Classics (books I didn’t read because my school told me I had to/books I purchased at Bookmans to seem cool and educated but never really intended on reading/books I eventually read once I got my head out of my ass), the book shelves of shame (books I’ve bought and never read and may never read if I’m honest with myself but aren’t technically classics), books I’ve read in my life, books I’ve read THIS year, coffee table/food/Walt Disney books, and books I have an interest in reading soon.

   
 And although I’ve stacked books and stacked books in front of stacked books, there is still the very real concern that I may need a third bookshelf in the very near future. And when I get that bookshelf, imma buy three and put them BEHIND my couch. Because a) how cool would that look? b) the bottom shelves where no one can see? secret storage for secret stuff. c) excuse to buy more books. Or at least I’ll feel less guilty cuz they’re not all cramped like sardines. BOOKS NEED BREATHING SPACE OKAY.

Okay bye current Kara,

Erin Condren Planner, Lush, and Almost Punishments

Kara! I almost forgot to post today! 

This post comes to you in three parts, and that was the first one.

Part 2: Erin Condren Life Planner

Mine came in the mail today, along with an Amazon package of 100 full page label stickers! So, of course, I spent my afternoon cutting out stickers for next week! 

  
The front cover says “dftba” and beneath it “plaintartsss.” The colors I chose were light grey and lemon, but if I could do it again I would have chose a darker grey and possibly a darker yellow. Also, I would have capitalized DFTBA. But that can be changed with a purchase of a new cover, if it bothers me enough.

  
Next week will be my first planned week! I hate that we’re starting off in July (as red, white and blue is my LEAST favorite color combo) but I’ll just go over the colors in pretty stickers if I want. Next week is Disney’s 60th celebration and I hope I get my stickers in time! (Sneaky how I’m not showing you my stickers huh?)

Btw, these stickers are from KGPlanner on etsy. They were $2.00 for PDFs and they are so fun! I will be buying from her shop a lot in the future. 

Part 3: Lush

Kara, you know I’m a Lush addict. You don’t work there and LOSE money because you’re mentally stable. 

Anyway, they recently launched a product to promote the removal of microbeads in beauty products. The product is called Life is a Beach, and it uses natural exfoliants to give you a lovely scrub! In this case, they take it straight to the beach.

  
This glorious baby uses sea salt and sand to scrub away your crusty bits and leaves you smelling like vanilla and feeling like a baby. It was $6.95 for a generous amount of scrub and (if it’s still in stock) I think everyone should grab some! 

To the very furthest star and back,