My Closet Organization

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I shared with you a few weeks ago that I was going to get my closet organized. My husband and I shared our master bedroom walk-in closet but to be honest it isn’t large enough for the two of us. So I decided to bail out and use a closet in our guest bedroom.

my closet organization

This is how bad my closet had gotten. I will only show this picture one time, because I’m humiliated! My husband is a neat freak and this is what his side of the closet always looks like.

Here’s how I got organized and it’s working great!

storage bins
The closet in our guest bedroom is one large closet with two sets of doors. I bought some black and white storage bins to store belts and extra scarves.

shoes racks
I have door shoe racks to help me keep my shoes organized. I also folded my t-shirts instead of hanging them up.

sweaters

There are shelves where I can put my sweaters and my boots.

necklaces
I purchased these hooks to hang my necklaces. It’s so much neater and easy to get to and easier to see. (similar one here.)

Black Velvet Hangers
I also switched to these black velvet hangers and I love them. They have a space saving thin design and you can buy hangers for pants and for shirts/dresses.

That’s it, it’s not anything fancy but it works for me. I can see the clothes that I have and I’ve stayed much more organized.

Have you all done any organizing in your closets? Has your closet ever gotten as out of hand as mine did?

Beauty For the Heart~~This week we’re having a three day prayer revival at our church so prayer has been on my mind. Colossians 4:2 says, “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”

Have a blessed day!

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{Day 13} Top 25 Clothes That Just Gotta Go

Happy Saturday! I’m having so much fun with this series and from all the positive comments and emails, I think ya’ll are enjoying it too. Today I’m sharing the Top 25 Clothes That Just Gotta Go according to Charla Krupp, in her book How Not To Look Old.

Of course, these are her opinions and if you want to wear any of these, feel free. I’m just sharing them with you. Charla says, “they date you and make you look old lady.”

Here’s her list: 

1. Holiday Sweaters with bells and appliques (in my opinion, a teacher might get away with wearing one of these.)

2. Granny/mommy necklaces that tell how many grandchildren/children you have.

3. Souvenir T-shirts

4. T-shirts with meant-to-be-funny sayings

5. Overalls

6. Acid-washed jeans

7. Ripped jeans

8. Shoulder pads

9. Flannel shirts

10. Muumuus

11. Photo handbags (no matter how cute the kids or grandkids!)

12. Flesh-colored hose

13. Penny loafers

14. Oversized blazers

15. Mommy robes (ouch I may have a mommy robe!)

16. Thin-gold-chain necklaces

17. Elastic-waist pants

18. Granny undies

19. Baggy sweats

20. Bearlike, full-length fur coats

21. Short shorts

22. Cargo pants

23. Stockings iwth reinforced toes

24. Three-piece suits with vests

25. Backpacks

Okay, there you have it! What do you think about this list? 

I’m so glad you stopped by! I enjoy hearing from all of you. If you’d like to chat, you can follow me on facebook, I also love to add things to my pinterest boards and if you’d like to follow some of my pictures throughout the day, you can follow me on Instagram.

Beauty For the Heart~~Ladies, I’m so thankful for grace!

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

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5 Fashion Tips For Women Over 40

5 Fashion tips for women over 40

As we age, it’s hard to know what to wear. So, today I’m sharing 5 fashion tips for women over forty.

  • Stay away from the junior section!

You shouldn’t dress head to toe “Forever 21″~~or tween clothes for that matter. Even if you have miraculously maintained your skinny figure to fit into juniors sizes, that doesn’t mean you should wear them. Dressing younger than your age can oftentimes make you look even older! The junior department clothes are made for young girls and the quality of the clothes can be poor. Invest in age appropriate, quality clothes.

  • Watch the length of your dresses.

A couple of inches above the knee is as short as you should ideally go. I try to keep mine barely above my knee. In the summertime I might go a couple of inches above my knee as long as I’m wearing a pair of sandals.

  •  Say goodbye to baggy clothes.

Because our bodies are changing we sometimes want to cover up and wear baggy clothes. Baggy clothes are not flattering. Instead, wear tailored and classic pieces like a fitted blazer and nice trousers.

  • Keep the trendy clothes to a minimum.

I love keeping up with the trends but too much at my age can make me look silly (maybe like a blond streak {wink}). Invest in classic clothes and cuts that work for you and your body type. Use accessories to add a trendy look to your wardrobe like bright handbags, big jewelry, scarves and stylish shoes!

  • Don’t wear too-tight trousers or t-shirts.

I think this could be said for any age. I’m not particularly fond of anyone in clothes that are too tight. But if you’re over 40, avoid any trousers or t-shirts which accentuate your bulgy areas. No one likes to see muffin tops around the waist or bulgy areas on our backs. Again wear trousers and shirts that work for your body type.

So what are your thoughts? Has your clothing changed as you’ve gotten older?

Beauty For the Heart~~Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 3:13

I know I’ve used this verse before but it’s such a great reminder for us! Outer beauty may fade with age, so if you are more concerned with your outer appearance, you will be unhappy when the wrinkles come (and they will come) and the number on the scale goes up.

True beauty begins with a fear of the Lord. It doesn’t mean we’re scared of Him but that we’re in awe of all the things He has done for us.

That is beauty that will last!

Have a great day!

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Christmas Fashion For Kids

Fashion is not just for us grown ups. Baby and Children’s clothes for Christmas are absolutely adorable! I’m having way too much fun shopping for Colt Allen and I think my husband better add an envelope to our Dave Ramsey budget!

Here’s some cute outfits I found online~~~

If you like a traditional look this dress is beautiful!

This is a traditional outfit for a boy and I love this look!

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You can NEVER go wrong with a monogram.

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If you want all the frills~~oh my, this is precious!

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I think this flower is bigger than her head but I love it!

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This dress is scrumptious!

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I could definitely see Colt Allen in this outfit.

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I don’t even know what to say about this picture. Could it be any cuter??!!

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These remind me of UGGs for babies. Love them!

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This is a festive outfit for a baby boy!

We are still looking for Colt Allen’s Christmas outfit so we’re going to brave all the madness today and head to The Cottage boutique. Colt is having his picture made on Tuesday so I’ll be sharing those with you soon! :-)

Do you love shopping for children’s clothes? What are your favorite stores?

Beauty For the Heart~~And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

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