Styling Book Shelf

July 26, 2012 § 2 Comments

via Abode Love

Currently I am trying to style my living room shelves  . I was browsing through to get some inspiration for my book shelves . And some caught my eyes .

via Little Green Notebook

via Cococozy

via Lonny Magazine
So how would you like to style your bookshelf ?
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Kid’s Behaviour Chart to Organize

July 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

calm

Today I will show you my Behaviour Chart that I made for the boys . The one that I am showing you is for my 9 yr old . The  4 yr old has a different one . This behaviour chart can be customized according to your child’s age and needs.

These are the columns that he will be graded for :

These are his points to be achieved each week :

In the back is his rewards he is going to get each month :

The chart is inside a protected sleeve so it can be used as long it works .  I give him points every night before bed with an erasable marker , that can be wiped off every morning and then at the end of the week we count total points achieved or the week and write it on top of the chart . After 4 weeks ( 1 month) , we count the total [points for the month and see what reward he has achieved  .

Here is another last look at the chart :

I am linking this post to A Thoughtful Place’s Keep Calm & Organize On Linky Party .

Inspirational Libraries..

April 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Images courtesy of  : Smallspacestyle.blogspot.com , Design Sponge Online ,Paloma81.blogspot.com via Pinterest.

How to display one’s books..

November 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

I have books, loads and loads but I don’t have a library to keep all of them neatly organized at one place. Some are in a shelf in our living room, some in our home office/study room, bedside table in the bedroom and most of them in boxes in our garage. I hate to see my precious books boxed up in the garage. I have been looking for ideas to display my collection if not all at least more than what I have now !!

 

I like this from Apartment Therapy. It’s simple and clean something that I can manage to incorporate in our house.

Look at this from Real Simple :

And if I had the luxury to have my own library, I would have done something like this :

 

or given that as whimsical  and eclectic my house is maybe like this :

(taken from flickr user Chotda)

 

What an unique way to create a design or pattern with one’s own book covers :

(from Apartment Therapy)

 

How do you like to ddisplay your books or magazines ?

Green Home { not the color }

September 29, 2010 § 2 Comments

LEED PLATINUM HOUSE IN MARINE COUNTY , CALIFORNIA

The house ..

The Living room (who won’t feel uninvited here, certainly not me !!!)

The bath/dining :

The Bathroom:

The kids bedroom:

The Den :

The Fireplace sitting :

The Kitchen (I can stare at this kitchen forever !!!)

The tearrce (imagine after a long day, with a glass of wine and all of this !!!)

Tell me what’s not to like about this house ?????

Home Office .. Oh My !!!

September 14, 2010 § 1 Comment

Home office is a big part in my life. Our home office is the most used room in our house besides the kitchen – dining combo room. Home office, is where my 8yr do their homework, crafts, art projects, watch YouTube. Home office is where the almost 4 yr olds does is ABCs, mischiefs , draws, tears pages, this where my husband works from every Friday, this is the place we do video chat with families in India and not to mention this is my blogging headquarter !!! This is the room that was set up first after we moved in last September but since it was done in a hurry without much thought but only out of necessity this room lacks serious character  !!! And now after a year it needs our attention. Since major furnishings are already there now it’s time to revamp the room with colors and accessories that it’s lacking.

I was going through Country Living website and saw some cool Home office pictures and since setting up a home office requires major organizational skill there were organization ideas too ..

Look at all those books, wouldn’t it be lovely to have space for all my books and displaying them through clear glass..because of my book blogs I receive books for reviews a lot and top that I have a habit of buying books too ,it’s a mountain of books I have stored in boxes in the garage but these books needs good home , these are my pride..

I loved this room because of its colour, qurkiness in those pictures !!! My style, rather my families style, is eclectic and I want it displayed throughout my house, so why not my home office..

This one is simple , yet  functional and so much storage space for all those bills, papers, art works/ supplies and what nots..

Which one do you like ??

Organizing around the house..

September 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Organizational skill !!! Either you have it or you don’t !!! But with some effort you can , if not master , achieve that skill to some extent.  I always thought I was a good organizer of things but nowadays with the kids it seems my organizational skill/plan..whatever I want to call it..is failing. Hat missing, one sock from the pair missing, lego parts missing, train track missing , papers missing… and it got me to thinking, the skill that I though I had is not enough to organize a house or it’s things and especially all the junks my 2 boys have and not to mention endless amount of papers that we are accumulating everyday..from school, mail box, bills , insurance papers , art stuffs, homework/classwork papers..it’s papers ok.. I really need to take my organizational powers to a whole new level to tackle all these !!! and I need help.

Nowadays organization can be exciting with all the cute, colorful looking baskets, bins  that are sold at different stores. You can even buy labels or I would much rather prefer making labels on my own or make my kids do it as a fun art project !!!

Look at this wonderful toy storage idea from The Container Store

This one from Ikea

This lovely kitchen organization idea from HGTV

And how about this clutter free loft bedroom/workspace  from an Italian company Tumidei

How clever is that ?? Bedroom-workspace combo????

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