My Journey in Life and in Business

Office Toolbox

I was inspired by the many “teachers toolbox” on Pinterest.
if you find you have too many supplies here’s another toolbox option.

I bought this organizer at Home depot. My local store had it for $19.96 and tax.

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Home depot had it for $19.96
Walmart has it for $17.88
Amazon has it for 25

Now I’m not a teacher, but I have office supplies. Just not as many as I thought.

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The toolbox i bought had a lot of extra plastic on the drawer edges that I trimmed with scissors.

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Most writing utensils will fit in the big drawers at an angle, sadly.

Sharpie permanent markers, dry erase markers, pens all at an angle.
Highlighters fit great.

It would be awesome if Stack-on would make their drawer sets just 1 inch deeper, then everything would fit great, and you could fit more.

I’ll do a makeover to prettify the drawers, and get more supplies later, I know I have more hiding in the nooks and crannies.

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2013 Fall-Winter Trend Report

—Colors
pastels aren’t just for spring anymore
grays- dove, smoke, charcoal

Green Movement- If New York is any indication, the green movement has found its way to the catwalk. The hue is having its moment in deep, rich shades that embody the autumnal season.

50 Shades of Blue- The Fall 2013 runways showcased a wide range of cool blue hues. From Valentino’s cobalt jumpsuit to Prada’s ladylike sky-blue gingham sheath, there should be enough shades of blue to keep you content all season long.

Winter White- There was no shortage of Winter-white looks on the Fall 2013 runways. From Giambattista Valli’s ethereal gown to Proenza Schouler’s modern white suit, nothing says “chic” like this classic and unapologetically simple hue.

—Shapes + Patterns
polka dots

florals- no longer just for spring

Block Party- Colors are made to be mixed, and for the coming season that means layers of hues that are just a touch off or black, white, camel and navy styled graphically for a welcome, pared-down take on the trend.

Step and Repeat- The story on pattern for the season is distinctive and repetitive, a Warholian screen print idea that’s graphic and striking.

—-Textures
all or nothing Fur- oversize, ultra shaggy; unexpected fur- unnatural colors
feathers
velvet

Furry finishes, feathered detailing, shearling, and studded leather were just a handful of the trends that pointed to a textural takeover on the Fall ’13 runways. Some are more typical of Fall and Winter, like the begs-to-be-touched detail in the coziest finishes at Altuzarra, Tom Ford and beyond. But there was more in the way of drama-inducing texture, too, thanks to Gucci’s high-wattage, plumage-like pencil skirts and Chanel’s grungier distressed denim.

High Shine: Designers like Balmain, Moschino Cheap & Chic, and Naeem Khan sent out an array of gowns, slick pantsuits, and statement tops that will keep you shimmering from dusk till dawn.

—-Styles
Punk- tartan ‘plaid’, vinyl, chain, studs, attitude
His IS Hers: suiting materials normaly used for mens suits {think herringbone}, men’s shaped coats
Military-inspired: camoflauge and more with a girly twist
nineties grunge
jungle look

R is for rapper’s delight. The season’s fur-trimmed bags, chunky chain necklaces, and personality T-shirts have the swagger of a hip-hop star.

The Grunge Movement- The grunge spirit of the ’90s fit right into the mold of Fall’s tough-girl approach to layered styling. By channeling some of Seattle’s iconic plaid, calling upon the rocker vibe of Kurt Cobain, and injecting some irreverent prints (see Rodarte’s psychedelic tie-dyes) into the mix, we were treated to a nostalgic lineup of updated grunge wares.

High-Impact Details: It’s easy to say, “It’s all in the details,” but the Fall ’13 collections took a bolder (than ever) stance on standout embellishments and finishes. Whether it be Lanvin’s bejeweled tiaras and insect appliqués, Gucci’s dark-hued feather gowns, Alexander McQueen’s Elizabethan takeover, or Julien Macdonald’s bright orange mirrored effects, the details were not just an outfit perk — they were the main event.

—-Specific Pieces
baby doll dresses
embellished sweatshirts
thigh high boots
heirloom- old style jewelry
midi- calf length skirts
queenly- jeweled haedpieces, crowns
nautical

Leather has become a staple of the runways, no matter the season. For autumn, the new way with hide has an urban sensibility that’s a little bit tough, a little bit punk — rebellion never looked so chic.

Supersize Coat- Fall 2013 was all about the supersize coat. Whether structured, baggy, or draped, designers like Carven and Stella McCartney filled their runways with covetable larger-than-life outerwear to snag next season.

You’re Grounded: For Fall ’13, footwear is getting a reality check — shoes are grounded with lug soles and platforms; rounded toes; heavier soles; and thick, stacked heels.

The Cabinet in the Bathroom

We don’t keep medicines in here because moisture and temperature changes are bad for medicines.
I do my makeup in my room (less time used in the bathroom). So I don’t need to store makeup in there.
Mostly it’s bathing, teeth, and facial cleansing.

The cabinet was a dirty, white with rust. I did a quick and dirty paint job with acyrlic paints to satisfy my wants for now.
Since this is an apartment I can’t change a lot of things, and I figured I could spray paint it white whenever we leave.

I’d love to buy a toothpaste/toothbrush holder like this:
OXO Toothbrush and Toothpaste Organizer

It’s more sanitary, practical, and prettier.
But for now a simple little basket from Dollar General will have to do.

I needed to store the following items in the cabinet:
2 mouthwashes {Scope, Listerine)
toothpaste, toothbrush

Medicine cabinet before

Medicine cabinet after

I may put more items from the linen closet or my room in there later.

 

Other bloggers who organized their ‘medicine cabinets’
http://www.theremodeledlife.com/2013/04/painting-our-old-medicine-cabinet.html

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/diy-how-to-brighten-up-your-medicine-cabinet-183656

http://inspiredesignandcreate.com/medicinecabinetremodel/

http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/bathroom/medicine-cabinet-organizer-00100000094737/index.html

http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/bathroom/makeover-your-medicine-cabinet-00000000039541/index.html
http://www.wholenewleaf.com/2013/04/18/anatomy-of-an-organized-medicine-cabinet-bathroom-organization/

 

Run You Clever Boy and Remember

‘run’ by dashery

:)X


Burlap Button Flap Charley P…

$30

Tardis Necklace Steampunk Ti…

$12.99

Doctor Who Eleventh Doctor R…

$10

Felt Dalek bag (Dalek Purse)

$190

TARDIS Doctor Who Hat Fandom…

$28

Psychic Paper with inserts -…

$10

Geronimo Hand Embroidery Hoo…

$26

British Police Public Call B…

$9000

Doctor Who Custom Shoes

$75

Are You My Mummy Dangle Earr…

$10

Doctor Who Timey Wimey Tardi…

$46

River Song Perfume Oil

$12

The Oncoming Storm: Dalek in…

$2.95

Cybermen Lip Balm – One Tube

$4

TARDIS Dress

$120

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

My Purse Wardrobe

my purse wardrobe

This is my current purse wardrobe.

1. a good everyday jean purse with lots of pockets, hand-me-down

2. nice small black purse, hand-me-down

3. my favorite purse, hogwarts purse, bought at Hot Topic.com

4. my special occasion clutch, yard sale

5. wristlet wallet, that can hold a skinny phone, yard salegoodwill

6. super cute little everyday jean purse, goodwill

7. cool wallet with tons of pockets!, yard sale?

8. awesome skull rock-n-roll pouch, use in my larger purses, birthday gift from coworker

9. cute little green purse, yard sale

Perfect Gift Ideas for Doctor Who Fans 5

Dr Who- LW5

Doctor Who Tardis Table Lamp

Underground Doctor Who Tardis Emergency Fund Key Fob

Doctor Who Tardis 30″ X 60″ Beach Towel

Dining With The Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook

Doctor Who? POLICE! Don’t make that Call!

‘Doctor Who? POLICE! Don’t make that Call! LOL’ by FishInTheC

Assorted Doctor Who / Tardis Items 🙂


Doctor Who inspired Painted …

$35

British Police Public Call B…

$9000

Custom Cosplay Corset

$300

Doctor Who Inspired TARDIS M…

$225

Police Box Refrigerator Kit …

$199

Doctor Who inspired Painted …

$40

Blue Felt TARDIS Bag (TARDIS…

$180

Doctor Who Tardis Leather Ti…

$139.99

TARDIS Teapot: Made-To-Order…

$120

Doctor Who TARDIS INSPIRED H…

$65

The beatles yellow submarine…

$50

Treasury tool supported by the dog house