Monthly Archives: February 2012

Focusing your House


A lot of times I get really frustrated reading blogs like Apartment Therapy or Design Sponge, because every home featured is immaculate. Obviously, I know there was frantic amounts of cleaning done before these pictures were taken, but I still can’t help but feel that pang of jealousy. I have tried and tried to rearrange my house, I follow the organization guides, but I still run into the same problems.

In an attempt to get my house together, I’ve decided to tackle my house with a more personalized approach.

A few weeks ago I overheard a woman telling a friend that she keeps her laundry in two baskets, one clean, one dirty, that way she never has to put clothes away and she knows where to find everything. At first, I thought, that is crazy, but after assessing my laundry situation, I realized she had something. Two baskets might not be my ideal situation but it works for her and she seemed thrilled.

I always felt like there were rules to follow in home organization, but instead, maybe it’s more personal than I realized, there is no right way or wrong way, just what works for you?

I am going room by room in my house, and assessing my habits and needs. Asking myself what is the root of this problem?

How do you organize your home? What are your biggest challenges?

Fun with Tattoos

I posted a little bit about this on the SDBlog, but I thought I’d share here as well. We have been gearing up for SXSW at the office and the amazing Tymn Armstrong designed the coolest temporary tattoos to hand out. We got them in yesterday, which was a nice surprise, even nicer, spending the whole morning applying as many as possible to out bodies. The ‘Holdfast’ was a last minute addition and ended up being my favorite.

My favorite part is that after I posted these on the blog and Facebook, I called my Dad to check in, and he was notably concerned they were real. I could hear the sound of relief in his voice when I told him they were fake! On Facebook my Aunt just typed “why??????????????????????????????????????” (That is a direct quote).

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