Check out this Floating Christmas Tree from Not Martha. It’s made from hanging green Christmas ornaments from a vegetable steamer rack. So clever. There’s a tutorial to show you how to do it too.
This site is great. I learned so many ways to use all these scarves I have lying around.
I was excited to learn that if you have a metal door on your medicine cabinet, you can buy little magnetic baskets for holding cotton swabs or other toiletries. The basket attaches to the door, thus saving space in the cabinet and allowing for easy access to the cotton swabs.
I was less excited to learn these baskets cost $15.
So I decided to make my own using a spice tin. I cleaned out the tin, filled it with Q-tips, and attached it to the door with two magnets, like so:
So it turns out that the humble shower ring is a great way to organize your closet. Here are some things shower rings can help you organize:
Scarves (Or ties or belts.)
Hats (I’m totally doing this one.)
Happy October! To get you in the mood for the season, here’s Halloween Decoration Round-Up:
That one is just brilliant.
Not bad for a 50 year old pot.
Awhile back, I bought a set of vintage Dansk enamel cookware from a thrift store for $10 a pot. Since I use them all the time, they have gotten pretty beat up, so I decided it was time for a good cleaning. All is took was laundry soap and elbow grease.
How to Clean Enamel Cookware
1. Clean and scrub the pot as best you can.
2. Fill the pot with water and add a tablespoon or so of laundry soap.
3. Put on stovetop and bring to a boil.
4. Let boil for 5 minutes.
5. Take off the heat and scrub under running water while the pot is still warm. It will magically come clean.
Good idea: Cake Stand As Soap Holder. Looks elegant, keeps the soap off the counter, and is a clever way to store your cake stand, too.
Here’s a fun read: 10 Stunning Writing Studios.
Babies. They sure have a lot of blankets. Am I right?
Here are five ways to organize blankets, baby or no:
Remodelista has a tour of the home of author Michael Chabon and his wife Ayelet Waldman. It’s a pretty gorgeous Craftsman bungalow in Berkeley. Pictures:
Original wood paneling offset by this wallpaper.
Love these custom-built two-tiered bookshelves.
This is a great use for a corner if you happen to be a bookworm.
The house itself. Must be nice to be a famous author!