I'm starting this blog over again. It has a new purpose, so I feel it should have a new beginning. I'd like to use this as a space for our coming adventures on the east coast, projects we're working on around the house, recipes, and general musings on married life.
Hubs and I are now officially residents of Eastern Standard Time, which is an adventure in and of itself. We're still adjusting to not mentally adjusting TV times back one hour. It actually took me several hours last Monday to figure out why the Monday Night Football game started at 8:30pm.
Speaking for myself, I do miss the Midwest. But I'm also immensely enjoying life out east. Pennsylvania is a very pretty, sometimes quirky state. We're very much looking forward to exploring it further. So far, we've really enjoyed being so close to Baltimore. But there are so many other places to see. We're currently planning a number of trips, which I hope to blog about here.
This past weekend, I was on-call for work, so it was very hectic. But we managed to squeeze in a quick shopping trip to pick up materials for my new jewelry organizational set-up.
I've been spending a lot of time on Pinterest looking for inspiration for our house. I found an amazing idea for the storage of necklaces. My previous set-up worked for a number of years - it was a cork board covered in fabric and necklaces hanging on push pins. But it wasn't quite as tidy as I wanted, plus after several years of use, the board was starting to come apart at the wooden border.
Since moving two months ago, I have been wanting to do this project. The inspiration was a simple photo of a towel bar with necklaces hanging from s-shaped hooks. The towel bar was simple to find, but we were having trouble finding the right kind of hooks. A nice associate at Home Depot gave me the idea to use shower curtain hooks.
I ended up finding hooks at Target with two slots. I picked up a package of 12, along with an 18 inch towel bar, for less than $25.
Here is the result:
I'm really happy with it! It looks much cleaner and more streamlined than the board. It's actually kind of pretty on the wall of our bedroom. I can also easily add more hooks by picking up a second package for $6.99, but one package was enough to store my current collection.
I look forward to sharing some of the other projects we're working on this fall!