Wall Organization System

Some of you may know, I used to have a blog called [just had] A Bright Idea where I focused mostly on interior design & decor and some DIY-ing. When I started Style Oyster, I wanted to incorporate those things along with my love of fashion and all things, well, stylish. Unfortunately, leaving that blog for a new url posed it’s challenges. I lost the readers I had acccumulated over the 6 months of having the blog as well as the content…but wait, that content is NOT lost! Thanks to Blogger, I was able to move it over to Style Oyster. However, it was a little outdated (the wording in some, etc.) and of course the pictures were all tagged with my JHABI logo (and a few with even older blog logos than that! I had some name change issues…) I am putting this paragraph here as a preface to these posts because even though they are from the past, they are still projects that took a long time and are dear to my heart and I didn’t want to lose them when I officially take my old blog off the Internet. So I apologize to those of you who have followed me since [just had] A Bright Idea, as you will be experiencing some deja vu, but I know some of you are new and this may all be new content to you. So bear with me, I plan on posting these once a week until they are all on Style Oyster. Thank you so much, and I do hope you enjoy. xoxo

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It’s back! My wall organization system! I had it in the kitchen originally, but it didn’t look like it does now. I had actually taken it down and hung the boards in the office/guest room, but since there is limited traffic in there, the message posting became useless and I didn’t update the calendar as I should have been. It was much better utilized in our kitchen…the central hub of our lives. So I put it back…but better!

I picked up a little black wire magazine/letter wall file at TJ Maxx for $14.99 – knowing it would be perfect for corraling all of Tanner and Breckin’s art projects/schoolwork each week until I got around to storing it in their schoolwork file boxes (which I try to do once a week). There are even places to put labels with their names (plan on getting that done here soon).

I already had all the boards from before. They are all from Target, made by Board Dudes. They have the Pottery Barn look without the Pottery Barn price.

I made this sign on the computer in order to fill a blank spot above the black wire files:

I also was so excited to find the perfect place the hang our family pictures! I had to take them down from the mantle once we got our flat screen TV a couple months ago.

I even added a menu organizing area on the side of the refrigerator next to the organization wall. I got the calendar and file system from Target. The grocery shopping list pad is from Walmart.

I’m so glad to have it back where I know it will all be utilized. It makes me smile every time I see it! Do you have a wall organization system? I’d love to see it! Post a link in a comment below!

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Erin Condren Life Planner

I am so excited to share with you the cutest and best planner I have EVER had. I ordered it a few weeks ago and it finally showed up this weekend! I won’t lie, I was giddy with delight when it arrived and had been on pins and needles in anticipation. Yes, I get that excited over organized living. Let me introduce to you, the:

Here is mine:

{Ah, just so pretty…}
Here are some of the sweet {and completely cute and stylish} features:
A place for recording birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions so you never miss a phone call or card for someone you love…

A look-ahead calendar…
Inspirational quotes throughout…to help brighten your day and your outlook…
Weekdays separated into Morning, Day & Night categories, for ultimate organization and planning…
Tons of stickers…even a sheet of blank ones to personalize for your needs…

A pocket to keep important papers…check out all of the extra personalized gift and correspondence stickers they sent me with my order – totally free!
And of course places to keep addresses and important numbers…

So are you convinced yet? You simply MUST get this planner…I’ve never seen one cuter or more stylish. Go to www.erincondren.com and order yours today. I was able to do an 18-month planner for an extra $5.00, totally worth it! This will have me good to go until January 2014!
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