Posts Tagged ‘organization’

The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe

The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe

Paperback, 272 pages

Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly? In The Curated Closet, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day.

I ended up skimming this very wordy book. Not very practical and way too involved. There were some color pictures; I think the book could use less words and more pics. If I had enough free time, maybe I would find this book fun. Maybe. 

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

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Really Good Stuff - Teaching Supplies, Classroom Organizers and Decorations

I recently discovered this company which I understand started back in 1992. They have a huge selection of “really good stuff” for teachers.

My review is of their Book & Binder Holders, two slightly different designs. The first is a set of four bins with labels. Named “earth”, the colors are brown, orange, pink, and purple.

Durable Book And...

The second set of four are seaside inspired colors of pebble, sand, shell, and water. They also come with “stabilizer wings”. [to stabilize]

Book And Binder...

There are many more colors for your personal preference in book bin decor. I admit I’m not much of a shopper but even with that said I’ve not seen these in stores. This is a great additional to our preschool classroom this fall. They are durable and hold most of the books I have put in them (workbooks). They are gems for any organizer and are toddler user friendly, too.

Really Good Stuff states that they are environmentally aware by reducing their carbon footprint and protecting forests. You can read about their efforts with this link before you start shopping.

Really Good Stuff provided products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received

 

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handmade in Holland

Reviewed: Fabric Basket

Triangles? Polar Bears?  A print with both in subtle shades of purple, lilac, and yellow on a natural background. Luisa uses organic cotton and organic cotton canvas for this fabric basket.  A 6″ by 6″ size for storing all kinds of little things. Right now it’s holding some back-to-school supplies. But who knows what else I might use it for.

Purposeful for kids, big people, and polar bear admirers♥

Fabric Basket - Geometric Polar Bears in Purple, Lilac + Yellow on Natural

LOTS of other great prints. And MORE more than baskets. Check out the entire Etsy store inventory http://www.blota.etsy.com (Custom orders available)

Handcrafted and Eco Friendly in Holland
After 5 years working in Marketing, I decided to change gears, quit my job and stay home with my, then, 4 month old daughter. I have never looked back!Seven years, thousands of hours of sewing and two daughters later, I am still as happy to be home, look after my family and create beautiful items, made with gorgeous prints!I let the fabrics inspire me and determine what I make! I love picking out pretty and colorful fabrics and then mixing and matching them to carefully create beautiful, simple products.

Caring for the environment is very important to me and so I try to use as much eco-friendly materials as possible, be it organic or vintage fabrics or sewing notions, recycled/recyclable packaging.

Notes From Dawn received a fabric basket from B*LOTA in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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This is a father and daughter shop of handmade, reclaimed & recycled wood creations. This Eco minded shop is located “in a beautiful small town of Saint-Andre-Avellin, in the province of Quebec in Canada”. They have a nice assortment of products available on their Etsy site.

One of the items they make is a Pencil Holder/ Desk Caddy.

Made from reclaimed maple wood. With its modern and rustic style, it will help you clean up your workspace or organize your art supplies. There are three rectangular holes for pencils, pens, paint brushes, scissors or other office supplies.

DIMENSIONS :
Height : 4-1/16″ (10.3 cm)
Length : 6-7/16″ (16.4 cm)
Width : 2″ (5 cm)

My thoughts: Eco & purposeful! LOVE the good motives in using reclaimed wood. A hand crafted item that’s as good looking as it is practical. & I like how they finished the wood- very smooth. The photo below shows my organized incense supplies. 

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Notes From Dawn received the desk caddy from Eco Kazen in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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ClipBook® Magnetic Clipboard

Designed and Handcrafted in the USA, ClipBook® was created to improve the function and aesthetics of the traditional clipboard. This product breathes new life in to the dying industry of bookbinding. With today’s digital age, bookbinding has become a lost art. ClipBook® repurposes the same process and materials that are used in making books, to create functional and stylish clipboards. ClipBook® is protective, durable, ultra slim, and flips naturally like a notepad. It’s new, yet so familiar.

A tremendous improvement from the traditional clipboard! Magnets replace the metal hinged clip. It has a cover for privacy and protection (as in neat , top-secret papers). Styled like a top bound notepad, the cover can fold back part way or it can roll completely over to the back. It can also stand as an easel. 

The strong magnets hold a good amount of paper but it’s also slim and stack-able. The Clipbook is perfect for me since I prefer using loose leaf paper. (hate spiral bound notebooks) (don’t like 3-ring binders, either)

The Clipbook design works. Perfectly. 

Available in different book cloth covers. Rubber feet can be used for the four corners when using the Clipbook as an easel. 

Designed & handcrafted in Philadelphia. Go to clipbookshop.com and watch the video showing how terrific it is and the many ways it can be used. And get one for yourself. (customization available, too)

Notes From Dawn received a Clipbook Magnetic Clipboard in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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