Tag Archives | Martha Stewart

Round-up :: DIY Message Boards

Having difficulty juggling appointments, activities and homework schedules for your family? As my kids have gotten older, I’ve found that it’s more and more challenging to kept it all straight. A message board in our kitchen nook has helped us tremendously. If you are are need of a command center, I’ve rounded up a few DIY message board options that you may want to consider.

DIY message center // kitchen command center // BHG

Love this sleek, colorful dry-erase message board via BHG. It’s made from a piece of glass that’s simply been painted on the back and framed. Love!

DIY magnetic message board #organized #home #messages

This DIY magnetic board from 4 Men and 1 Lady, is made of a 26 gauge galvanized steel sheet and then framed.  It also doubles as a dry erase board for quick messages. Would love great in a kitchen, mudroom or playroom.

DIY message board // entryway organization #diy

The folks at Martha Stewart created this chic message center using a store-bought cork board that was painted and upgraded with a brass rod to hold mail and hooks to hold keys. Love the many functions it provides!

wall mounted craft paper roll // diy message board #diy #message

Although this option isn’t as versatile as the others, I love the simplicity. The could be a fun DIY project or purchased through George & Willy.

happy organizing,

cristin

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Read full story By on March 9, 2015 in DIY, home organization, kitchens, martha stewart, office supplies, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Paperwork, Tips/Tricks

Small Walk-in Closet Design Reveal

disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.

One bonus of the new addition in our home, was a walk-in closet. It’s on the smaller size, so I turned to EasyClosets to help maximize every inch. As you may recall, the design was done virtually with EasyClosets and we installed it ourselves. Here are some images of the closet design and install in case you missed it.

gray walk-in closet design // simplifiedbee.com

The closet’s neutral color palette flows from the bedroom and bathroom. My starting point for the design was Cole & Son’s Great Wave wallpaper which was selected for an accent wall. The beautiful crashing wave design was inspired a 19th century Japanese woodprint.  To complement the coastal feel and grays in the wallpaper, I choose the driftwood finish for the cabinets and layered natural elements such as the jute rug and seagrass baskets.

wave wallpaper // walk-in closet design // simplifiedbee.comshoe rack // walk-in closet // simplifiedbee.com

Love the shoe rack! I can now display and find all of my favorites quickly!

walk-in closet organization // simplifiedbee.com

The hutch drawer unit provides both me and my husband plenty of drawer and opening shelving. I love have counter space for jewelry and other trinkets.

small walk-in closet design // simplifiedbee.com #closets

We love our small walk-in closet design and are so pleased with the result! Thank you EasyClosets for making the process so easy!

design sources:

drift-wood walk-in closet – EasyCloset

great wave wallpaper – Cole & Son

diamond jute rug – Pottery Barn

silver tin box – Serena & Lily

turquoise shagreen box – Martha Stewart

seagrass dipped baskets – Container Store

mid-century stamp bowl – West Elm

happy organizing,

Cristin

*disclosure: This post was sponsored by EasyClosets, however all opinions are my own (as always!)

 ** photo credit: Cristin Priest of Simplified Bee

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Read full story By on September 29, 2014 in Closets, Interiors, Organization, product review, simplified bee portfolio, storage, wallpaper

Organizing with Labels

I’ve been on a bit of an organizing kick lately and it was all spurred on by a lovely basket of goodies that the folks at Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery sent me. The assortment of beautiful labels jumped out and soon I was labeling everything! Here are a few images of my favorite labels and how I used them in my own home…

reusable chalkboard labels for boxes - Simplified Bee #labelsThe scalloped chalkboard labels are fabulous and the fact that they are reusable is the best! Just write, erase, and write again!

durable labels for storage boxes - Simplified Bee #labelsOur garage recently got a little makeover, so the durable labels for all the bins came in very handy. I printed them out using an easy to use template at Avery.

dishwasher safe laels for food containers - Simplified BeeThis freezer and dishwasher safe label is perfect for leftovers.

pretty holiday address labels - Simplified Bee #labels

The Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery offers a variety of festive mailing labels for the holiday, but this one with gold detail went with the Christmas card I already selected!

 reusable chalkboard gift labels - Simplified Bee #labels

And how cute is the round, reusable chalkboard label? I’m using it here as a gift tag. Love it!

Inspired to get organized too? If so, Staples is offering a 40% off coupon on any one Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery product in store, or $4 off $10 at staples.com – now until November 16th.

Happy organizing,

Cristin

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Read full story By on November 14, 2013 in Closets, discounts, Features, home organization, Mail, martha stewart, Organization, product review

Halloween Decorating Ideas :: Witch Theme

witches hat cupcakes - cupcakelady

Last year it was spiders, but I think this year’s Halloween theme will be those wicked old witches! I’ve found a ton spellbound ideas and I’ve been pinning them all to the Simplified Bee Pinterest Halloween board. Here are just a few I wanted to share with you…

witch decor ideas for Halloween

witch popcorn treats // sucker brooms // sign // cauldron drinks

witches broom shop - chalkboard - Halloween ideas

create your own witch’s broom shop with a large chalkboard or craft paper!


witches cauldron treat pot - Halloween

hand out treats from a witch’s cauldron!

double double toil and trouble - witches songwicked witch cupcake - Halloween ideas

ding, dong – the witch is dead cupcakes! super easy to do with straws and black cardstock.

witches hats - string lights #halloween

hang witch hat string lights along the porch or trees to light up an entry and greet trick-or-treaters! 

witch decorating ideas for Halloween

witch stuck up the chimney? fun way to incorporate the witch theme in your home!

witches ball invite - Halloween

love this witches ball graphic – cute for drink labels, candy jars or party invites! The image can be downloaded here

And if you are looking for a fun craft for the kid, Parents Magazine created a darling no-carve witch pumpkin and how to video:

Hope you found some wickedly fun witch decor ideas for! Don’t forget to drop by the Simplified Bee Halloween Pinterest board for more Halloween decorating ideas!

Cristin

*all images via Pinterest

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Read full story By on September 17, 2013 in baby and children, Entertaining, Halloween, Holiday, Parties