Sunday, September 27, 2009

we pardon this blog-cast to introduce Jazmine Mya....

i call her "Patchouli." my beautiful neice
she was born one day before my birthday.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

a toast to a happy ending...

madison ave gifts -zrike pavillion clear glassware

pottery barn - classic goblet
villeroy and boch - boston

target - gibraltar ice tea glasses

pottery barn - montana goblet

yesterday was not a good day for me... i encountered rude, disrespectful people throughout the day. thank the Lord i know the Lord, because if i didn't, they would have met my alter ego, TUNISA... even though it was a rough day i quickly cheered myself up with my favorite past-time, shopping. it seems as if i am in need of everything these days. i have been looking for unique, classy goblets and have found a few that i must have. i contemplated over them for weeks. i love them all! the zrike pavillion adds fun, i probably will use this for my girls night in. the classic pottery barn goblet says it all, it's classic and i will use it for my dinner parties or my luncheons. the boston goblet is for guest that are staying awhile. the gibraltar is for everyday use and the montana goblet is for my famous dessert parties. so as you may figure i got them all. boy did i feel good after my horrible day... now let's only hope tomorrow is a better day, if not, i've been eyeing a really nice pair of shoes that will quickly cheer me up!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Storage + OCD = trouble (the organized home)

as you know from my last post i have been on a mission to get things in order. i have ordered storage boxes galore, i just started getting rid of things i have not used in years or what i call "some other man's treasure." things are looking up and finally i begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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I have been casing the internet for ideas on our kitchen. I am not a big fan on having a cluttered counter, so i have displayed only the finest items that i want everyone to enjoy. thank goodness we have 42" cabinets which means lots of storage. i have become a big fan of storage, in anything and any way i can find it and i have began to utilize it more. Even though i am not a fan of white kitchens, i love the the storage this long alley kitchen displayed above has. do you know how many place card holders i could store in this kitchen?
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this is a woman's dreams! a place for all our shoes, purses and accessories, this is truly a dream. and look there's room for his clothes as well... not only do i like the the shoe shelves but it also gives me great ideas for my husbands closet and adding extra storage for him. (i love the shoe draws below and the shelf ideas for sweaters).
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more storage idea... i love built-ins in the closet, bedroom, basically anywhere as long as they are architecturally pleasing...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


it has been a very crazy few weeks... i feel like i am constantly cleaning and organizing my home... i think i suffer from some serious OCD behavior... this will be the 730th time that i have cleaned and organized my home since we built it two years ago... it's the craziest thing, i just never feel like our home is clean enough or organized enough... everyday i say to myself this will be the last time this week that i clean and organize the house... someone save me from myself... it's getting out of hand...

but all in all i must say that my OCD does pay off at some point, like
the storage box above comes in so handy for organizing everything... they are typically used as CD boxes but i have used them for photos, cards, check books, and receipts...etc... and i also got a label maker so i can easily know what's in each box (crazy, right?)... yes, i know, i am the OCD-ier of all OCDs... but whatever makes me happy, right?

so for those of you that have been wondering where have i been? you can find me at home cleaning and organizing....

is this the point where i say, hi my name is Tamsin and i am an OCD-ier? hey, at least you can eat off of my floors...

(if interested in the storage boxes and label maker, click one the orange words)