This is the home that we lived in from December 2011 to May 2015. It was never really our style, but we fell in love with the backyard, and knew there was some definite potential to make this an incredible house. The only space that ended up getting some TLC was the master bathroom which we completely renovated a few months prior to moving. Looking at these (awful) iPhone photos blows my mind!
I have been on the hunt for some sort of container to organize my essential oils for several months without any luck. There aren’t a lot of options out there specifically for oils, so I began thinking of items that were similar in size, starting with lipstick organizers. Most of what I found was tiered or only allowed the oils to be placed standing up. That’s not a huge problem, but I wanted to be able to see the oil label without having to alphabetize them or sort through them all to get the one I needed. So I decided to search nail polish storage and after browsing for a few minutes, this caught my eye. I pulled the trigger, and received it last week.
I instantly knew that it was a winner! It has the potential to hold 48 oil bottles, and one column has adjustable rows so it can fit larger items if need be. I ordered mine here.
Here’s how I was storing my oils to start with.
Not bad, but each time I opened and closed the drawer, they would roll all over the place.
The Young Living oil bottles ended up fitting perfectly and seeing them all lined up makes me more happy than it probably should.
I removed the adjustable dividers on the far left which allowed me to store my diffuser cleaning brushes in there as well. There are still 24 compartments on the other side that are completely empty, leaving room for my growing collection.
I mean, look how stinking pretty! So much easier on the eyes than opening a drawer and seeing a bunch of bottles haphazardly tossed in there.
I know it’s pretty obvious what is being stored since the container is clear, but I couldn’t help trying out my new-to-me Silhouette Portrait. I chose a simple font and cut out a vinyl decal making this one of my favorite projects to date.
I would love to hear from you guys! What are some of your favorite oils and how do you store them?
Well…we got the okay to move in on Christmas Eve, meaning we were able to wake up on Christmas morning in our very own home! It has been a long time coming, and we couldn’t be happier with the house. There are a few finishing touches that need to be done and it just so happens that as I type, dirt work is being done outside. We still haven’t gotten everything moved in yet, but we have the essentials. Thankfully, I have our son’s first birthday party motivating me to get some stuff done, and that will make me a little more decisive than I would be if I didn’t have that “deadline”.
Right now, I am working on unpacking and organizing our master bathroom. I should have a post up on that at the end of this week. The plan after that is to start on the butler’s pantry!
Goodness! It’s been about a month and a half since I have done a building update. We were in the process of framing when I posted last, and since then, SO much has been done. We have been taking pictures throughout the process, but they have all been on an iPhone so they aren’t the best quality.
This is our living area and kitchen framed out. The beams weren’t in the original plan, but I am loving the way they turned out!
Here is the window in our office/playroom. I have a feeling this will be one of our favorite rooms because of all the natural light.
We have walls!
Once the walls were textured and painted, floors started going in next. We went with a wood grain porcelain tile throughout, and could not be happier with how they look!
Cabinets were installed next…this was my absolute favorite day of the whole process. I am in love with these cabinets and can’t wait to start organizing! I think I have probably showed off the pull out drawers at least a thousand times, and yet, I still don’t have a picture of them. Believe me when I say, they are incredible. #obsessed!
And, we have a butler’s pantry!
Next, trim began to go up and the countertops were installed!
Because my heart was set on white, but I wasn’t wiling to spend $1,000 on a farmhouse sink…we went with this sink. It may have been a compromise, but I am loving this one so so so much.
Subway tile has gone up in the showers and kitchen.
Lastly, the electrician finished up this week and plumber should be done soon! The outside is being painted today and last minute touch ups are being made inside. We have an appraisal tomorrow and we are hoping to get moved in some time in the next week!
And, just for fun, here is a quick (emphasis on the word QUICK!) little video tour I recorded last week:
It is such a mess, but I can’t wait to show you all the little details once everything is completed.
Happy December! You know, for someone that claims to be organized, you would think I would have more than 5% of my Christmas shopping done. This whole living out of boxes has really thrown me off, but I do have my list and budget written down, so there’s that…right???
So, I was casually browsing Instagram on Sunday night and came across this post from A Bowl Full of Lemons (love her blog!).
I immediately headed over to Amazon to see if I could get a sneak peek, and was SHOCKED to see one of my photos in her book!!!
There it is…number 72! I am beyond flattered and even more motivated to get The Orderly Home rolling again. Out of all the DVD cataloging ideas out there, she chose mine! I can not wait to get my hands on a copy, and I am positive it will be read cover to cover in just a few short hours. To see the original “DVD Storage” post, visit here.