Farewell, 2015!

To say this was a year of personal change for us would be an understatement.
In 2015 we bought a new home, sold our first home, brought home a puppy and welcome baby Vincent into our lives. All within 5 months of each other. Whew! 

I am so fortunate in that I have a wonderful, supportive husband who has been my best friend since high school (13 years. How did that happen??), a super sweet baby boy who is almost 1 (!!), a crazy and affectionate (and crazy some more) teen aged dog and a beautiful place to call home. Throw in a few trips this past year, and I don't think we could have done any better.

This past year also saw me growing personally and professionally in my career. I love to create beautiful spaces to call home and my workplace has given me that amazing opportunity. I truly find joy my job/career/passion and miss it everyday I am on maternity leave.

I am not too sure what 2016 will hold for us, but I know that no matter what journey we take, I already have everything I will ever need and my heart is very full.

2015-oh, what a year!

Farewell, 2015. You were a good one!

Cheers to the New Year everyone!
~Meagan, Scott, Vince & Marty

Farewell for now, and Merry Christmas...!

I had planned on a few more posts before Christmas....but we are heading away for a few days to this magical place, so it will have to wait

Amazing, right?!

We definitely won't be experiencing a white Christmas this year, but that amazing view certainly makes up for it. I can't wait for V to see the ocean for the first time. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas surrounded with love and laughter.

Office Organization

When I was little, my parents had a "junk drawer" in their kitchen just crammed full of stuff. I am sure this is not at all uncommon in most households. But being the type A organizational freak that I am, that drawer always irked me. You could never find what you were looking for! Need a pair of scissors...nope, here are ten elastic bands and a bunch of take out menus instead.

This is the exact reason it bugs me even more that my own house lacks a junk drawer....we have a JUNK CLOSET, folks! Embarrassing.

 Nice and neat on the outside

 Giant black hole of stuff on the inside

My husband and I actually got into a small argument over printer ink the other day. We were out, and he swore I picked some up the last time I was at Costco. I said nope, and we proceeded to search the closet and came up with nothing. I win. 

Just kidding, it had fallen behind one of the storage containers. Husband wins. 

I hate nothing more than being proved wrong, so I knew something had to be done! I remembered something I saw on pinterest awhile back, and ran down to our local Walmart to snag some closet organizers and bins. I think the grand total for these items was $40.

Voila! All better! 

All the items to the left are my design/work things - Sketch pads, architects scale, paint samples, business cards, thank you notes etc
The smaller hanger holds all my fun stuff - Christmas cards, paint supplies, stamps, gift bags and tags, tissue paper
The holder on the right houses all our techy stuff - printer and photo paper, ink, chargers etc

 Wrapping paper and large gift bags are now stowed neatly thanks to this cute, striped bin

I love how easy and inexpensive this little project was, and how accessible all our supplies are now. No more arguments over printer ink in my future ;)