Closet, hallway, downstairs, upstairs – shoes are everywhere in our house! From little tiny shoes, my sandals and the hubby’s three pairs of tennis shoes that he insists needing, we have all sizes and styles that need to be organized.

So I decided to compile my most favorite ways to organize shoes in different areas of the house. Hopefully this will provide a little inspiration for ways to to keep shoes at hand but neatly tucked away.


For the bedroom closet – Apartment Therapy


For the hall closet – Better Homes & Gardens


For the living room – Glitter Guide


For the entryway – IKEA

Here are some other ideas from one of my favorite stores – The Container Store. Get your shoes organized today – your closets, hallways and living spaces will thank you!

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I have been looking for a new simple skincare regimen for a while now. I’ve tried a lot of different products in the past which has been both good and bad.

Good because I have gotten to try out numerous types of skincare products – who doesn’t love to try new things? My skin has always been an experiment of sorts since my skincare needs have changed a lot through the years, especially after having two kiddos.

But it’s also not so great because I’ve never felt like there was one product line out there made just for me. So when I ran out of my current facial wash (Alba Botanica) I decided it was time for a change…again.

While I would love to eventually try Beautycounter that BAC of Hosting & Toasting recently featured, it’s a little out of my budget at the moment. (Aren’t their products just beautiful!) Plus, I need something fast and easy for my routine – I’m sort of a low maintenance gal when it comes to beauty products – but I love them nonetheless!

Enter Simple into the picture. With multi-vitamins that are oh-so-good for your skin, no parabens (for all you pregger people), no artificial perfumes or dyes, plus it’s dermatologist tested – I was all over it! And they pride themselves as the sensitive skin experts – bonus!


The name Simple alone stood out to me. But after reading the ingredients and all the little details that make it unique, I thought I’d give it a try.


My skin has changed so much after having two boys, but this facial wash is so gentle and leaves my skin feeling soft and not dried out.


I tend to get a few dry patches in different areas of my face, so this scrub was a must to add to my routine. It’s very gentle and the scrub is really fine, so it feels like it cleans out my pores deep down.


I love love love this moisturizer! It has SPF 15 and goes perfect under makeup. It’s oil free, so you don’t feel like your smearing on a thick, greasy layer. It dries quickly and just leaves my skin supple and refreshed.

What’s your beauty routine like? Do you change it as often as I do – or do you stick to one brand? I’d love to hear – as you know, I’m always trying something new!

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Well I’ve been talking about it long enough, haven’t I? ICYMI, I shared a little Insta sneak peek the other day… and now it’s finally time to reveal the new home office! I’m so in love with this whole working from home thing. It’s so nice to have the flexibility and freedom. I find that I’m incredibly more relaxed, stress-free, efficient and productive now than I ever was in an office environment. Perhaps it’s the fewer distractions or maybe it’s that I’m able to work in a space that I can really call my own — who knows — but I am enjoying working more than ever.

As you know, I purchased the West Elm parsons desk and it’s been absolutely PERFECT. I love the sleek design and the lacquer finish is super easy to clean. If you’re in the market for a new desk, I highly recommend. I placed my white butler tray (see DIY here) in the corner with a bright table lamp (similar) which brings some additional light into the room. I knew I would need some shelving and storage options as well and had seen so many great reviews and photos of Ikea’s KALLAX units; I knew it would fit my needs.

Of course, I’ve incorporated some of those sweet little touches that really make it feel personal, including this monogrammed Design Darling business card holder, custom stationery, candles, favorite photos and more. And I just had to get my hands on these vibrant, colorful Emily Ley magazine and memory boxes to help keep my papers, odds and ends organized and pretty. Still on the hunt for a rug and a new office chair, but for now it feels just about right. (Note: Apologies in advance for the slight darkness in these photos… Still working on brightening up the space. Lighting suggestions welcome!)