Michaels Clearance Home Decor Haul

I recently went to Michaels just to see what they had in stock. I’ve been eyeing a personal planner for quite some time, but I still haven’t bought it. The planner sale was buy 1 get one 50% off. Yeah, that’s not good enough for me. I prefer to use a 50% off coupon on one item. Anyway, while I didn’t purchase any planner items, I found the mother load of home decor. I’m talking 70% and 80% off.

As always be sure to click the links throughout the post for related posts and links to items/similar styles featured.

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Holiday Office Decor

In the first installment of my holiday decor series I featured my Christmas tree in my living room. In this addition I am sharing how I decorated my office for the season. I store my decorations for both my bedroom and office together so I first pulled out the stash that I had which I can’t wait to add to once all the Christmas decor goes on sale.

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Majority of my decor is from Target and Dollar Tree, but a few were gifted.

office3First up I wanted to decorate above my bookshelf. The vase I saved from an Edible arrangement and I replaced my yellow Daisies with whatever red I found at home. The “eat, drink, be merry” mug is from TJ Maxx & I scored it for just $1. The ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ plaque was from the Target Dollar Spot. The current selection they have is way nicer than when I purchased, but the price is now $3. Still not bad.

On top of my other bookshelf near my craft corner, I repositioned my Steelers salt & pepper shakers and out ‘Let It Snow’ in the middle. As for the DIY decor I created I put two of them across from my desk with a family photo (not shown) and the other I use as a mousepad. Check out my DIY HERE.

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For just $3, I created a display with a serving tray, Christmas tree, and garland from the Dollar Tree. I layered the garland around the plate and simply added the tree in the middle. Lastly I took one of the Target Dollar Spot sings and plopped it in front. Super quick, easy, and under $5 total. I kept my desk pretty clear so that I could have more workspace since I blog and plan there so I just added a cup from the Dollar Tree and a gifted Christmas tin with pens inside.

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Lastly, I had this mess of a space underneath my window that I turned into an impromptu gift wrapping station. As I make my gifts I will put them there until it’s closer to Christmas. The sheets of wrapping paper I found in my storage closet and they’ll  be perfect for wrapping at least one box. The punch bowl in the middle just has a few ornaments inside. I plan to add candy canes once I get to the store.

Click HERE for my Christmas tree and Stay tuned for the final installment, my bedroom holiday decor.

Spicy Saturday (V.14): Office [RE]organization

I took a break from blogging this week, one because I’m in the process of “rebranding” and two I needed to get organized. Check out my initial office organization post, HERE, HERE, and HERE. It’s hard for me to function when everything around me is in disarray. Aside from having a mess around me it’s hard to be creative when my office is not appealing. I had a bookshelf that just housed books. I know the typical purpose, but after watching CoupontoProvide videos on YouTube, I was inspired to switch up my office and I love my new corner. I have additional supplies I would like to add in the future, but for now it’s functional and appealing. Mission accomplished.

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On top of the shelf I wanted it to be a bit decorative so I have a lamp that’s been in my family for ages, my Steelers (#STEELERNATION) salt shakers, a quote, and in the accordion filer I have card stock paper sorted by color along with construction paper and various printing paper.

IMG_20150425_134946On the shelves, it’s still a bit of a work in progress, but I’m pleased with what I’ve done over the course of two days. On the top shelf I have what I’ll reach for more frequently which includes my post-its/stick notes (whatever you call them), various markers/pens, stickers, and supplies. All containers are from Target except for my stickers one which is recycled from a bath set I received. All labels are a combination of Dollar Tree chalkboard labels and the rectangular labels from Target.

The second shelf has a snap ware set which holds glue, stamps, wood shapes, and thank you cards. More target storage that holds my mini notebooks, a huge obsession, and ribbon and washi tape. I have ordered a new planner which is similar to the Arc planner I created last year, but I think this one I’ll actually keep up with. The craze for planners revolves around brands such as: Erin Condren, Kiki K, Lilly Pulitzer, etc., but I love disc bound books. Check out YouTube for reviews on planners and to find the right one for you. Be on the lookout for a future post/review on my new planner.

Back to the shelves, the last shelf just holds supplies that I don’t reach for as much. I want to fit another bin on the bottom, maybe even two, but I’d have to find two that fit. I’m happy with the space so far, but I do see muse;f adding and switching up the layout. I’d love to add a drawer set (which I can’t remember the name of) from Michaels. It retails for $80 and I didn’t want to dish out the cash when theres 50% off coupons floating around occasionally. I’ve waited this long, I’ll keep waiting.

Check out a detailed look at my shelves in the video below:

Note: Be sure to click the links in bold to find items I’ve mentioned and links to related posts.

SPICY SATURDAY (V.5) — Target Haul

SPICY SATURDAY --- Target Haul

I’ve been really good at just going in Target for what I NEED instead of being sidetracked by things I WANT! Well, this shopping trip was a little bit of NEED and WANT so I guess that justifies my purchases.

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I first went in to get my basic ‘snacks.’ I’ve been eating oatmeal every morning and I love Target‘s, Market Pantry, Apples & Cinnamon. I also picked up some fruit snacks and fruit bars to toss in my lunch bag for the week as well.

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Before I picked up all those ‘essentials’ I headed to the dollar section and as I was browsing I came across sticky notes. I picked up basically all they had since they were only $1 and I can’t wait to use some in my planner (expect a review soon) and to just add the rest to my ‘stationary collection.’ I’m a sucker for stationary!

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Lastly I saw this lunch pack. It’s by the Zak Designs brand and I couldn’t resist. I’m a big kid at heart so buying this was no problem. It was a regular $8.99, but I got it on sale for $7.34. The 7 piece set features 3 compartments and a ice pack. I know there’s more ‘adult’ versions of this product, but I love the one I got and it’ll add a smile to my day!