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The Girl Cave Inspiration Continues

Since the last post about my office inspiration, I have really thought about letting the office also become a spare bedroom for guests.  Once our current guest room becomes a future nursery, we'll need a place for my parents, in-laws, and friends to stay when they come to visit.  At first I was debating whether to purchase a chaise lounge to relax on (when I need to get some inspiration, or just for quiet time), or purchase some sort of a sleeper.  So far I'm thinking the latter would probably be more useful for guests not to mention more comfortable!  A standard bed, even a twin bed would take up too much space when the office is used strictly as an office, but something that can "transform" would work well.
Here are some inspirational photos I have been thinking about. #1 Ballard Designs# 2 Crate and Barrel# 3 Crate and Barrel

# 1 Pottery Barn# 2 Room and Board# 3 West Elm
Here are a couple of chaise lounges, one chair and ottoman:

# 1 West Elm# 2 West Elm# 3 West Elm#…

make up storage update

Remember when I wrote about my  make up brush storage solution?  I found a tray (bed bath and beyond ) that has seemed to work well for tidying up my supplies and hello, super cheap!

Not only do I have my make up brushes inside, but a sweet smelling candle and a candle holder I converted to hold a few other slim items inside.

Debating whether I should paint the wood or leave it natural...the wood matches the cabinet framing so I think for now I'll keep it as is.

Picture Frame Dry Erase Board

For some time now I have been obsessed with message boards...from chalkboard, to glass, to burlap, to metal, you name it.  After I created the ChalkBoard Frame I have been looking for ways to communicate to the hubby in other ways around the house.
Idea steal:  style at home
old frame + pretty paper + dry erase marker = easy peasy
just wipe off and start fresh!

I changed pens... :)
Thinking about using this in the master bathroom.  I can write hubby messages before he gets up in the morning!  I'm also thinking about trading out the frame for something a little more vintage.  We'll see.

Dry Erase Board Update:  Click here to see how the frame looks with a canvas background.

What's cookin' good lookin'?

Lately, I have been slacking.  Sure I'm not perfect, but sometimes I think to myself, "come on, you can make your own lunch!  You're a grown man!"  Referring to my husband of course...
OF COURSE he's a grown man.  OF COURSE he can make his own lunch.
However, when I make his lunch he feels loved.  I never stopped to think of it that way.  My mom would say that cooking for the family is a way to show them love.  My mom tried to teach me the ropes of the kitchen growing up and I was such a stinker.

Truly.  And I have regretted it.  I think my Mom feels like she failed in that area but it wasn't her fault.  She was and is the most amazing woman I have ever known and I am so blessed to call her my mother.

I whined, complained and cried...even threw a hissy fit a time or two.  What did I want to do?  I wanted to play outside with the boys climbing trees and competing in races down the street.  And let me tell you, I held my own against the boys!  Ha!  Every season I …

10 Ways to love

listen:  WITHOUT INTERRUPTING but there's a friend who sticks closer than a brother Proverbs 18:24

speak:  WITHOUT ACCUSING
everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry John 1:19

give:  WITHOUT SPARING
but the righteous give without sparing Proverbs 21:26

pray:  WITHOUT CEASING
since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you Colossians 1:9

answer:  WITHOUT ARGUING
better a bite of dry bread in peace than a house full of feasting with conflict Proverbs 17:1

share:  WITHOUT PRETENDING
we will grow to become the mature body of Him who is the head, Christ Ephesians 4:15

enjoy:  WITHOUT COMPLAINT
do everything without grumbling or arguing so that you may become pure Philippians 2:14

trust:  WITHOUT WAVERING
it always protects, always trusts, always hopes 1 Corinthians 13:7

forgive:  WITHOUT PUNISHING
bear with each other and forgive one another Colossians 3:13

promise:  WITHOUT FORGETTING
from the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things Proverbs 13:1…

What do you do with your makeup brushes?

Here is my makeup/toiletries drawer:
Chaotic right?
For some time now, I have been using one of those plastic sliding drawer organizers above my toiletries to help efficiency but it has just become messy.  There must be a better and prettier way to display makeup brushes?  My next goal is to organize the toiletries with pretty wood drawer dividers?  That's what I'm thinking...
This photo was on pinterest and I thought, hey I could try something like this!
Blonde Ambition
Instead of the coffee beans, I wanted something a little more girly and sparkly!  I bought a simple glass container ($1.00 from the dollar store, ha!) and then filled it with pretty clear beads from Joanne Fabrics.  Inserted the brushes, and I'm done.

Lookin' good right?
My idea eventually is to find a pretty tray where I can place all of my makeup inside and contained, like this photo:
12 Devonshire
This tray is from West Elm and is no longer available.  So, I am in the market for another tray.
Happy Organizing…