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welcome to “what i wore”!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

some days just call for comfort, head to toe.  but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style!  i paired an asymmetrical tunic length top with leggings and added a few accessories for a simple, yet stylish outfit.

top – anthropology (sale)

leggings – walmart

gold tennies – forever 21

necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

ok, so maybe more than one day this week called for comfort ;)  this was my saturday outfit – we slept in, ate donuts, ran errands, watched a couple friends’  basketball games, and just had an all-around great day with the kids.

sweater – old navy

jeans – forever 21

converse – nordstrom rack

bracelet – made by a friend

what i wore at the pleated poppy

necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

a casual church outfit

top – forever 21

cardigan – target

jeans – forever 21

leopard flats – target

scarf – my shop

bracelets – world market

what i wore at the pleated poppy

and another look of the outfit without the scarf

what i wore at the pleated poppy

necklaces – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

monday outfit – kids at school, a couple meetings and doing window displays at fred & betty’s (thrift store)

chambray shirt – forever 21

mint top – target

coral jeans – target

converse – nordstrom rack

necklace – lisa leonard designs

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start clean in ’14 {bathroom}

i’m joining up again with P&G and the Home Depot to share with you how i’m going to start clean in ’14!

i already organized and cleaned out our master closet, and now i’m attacking the kids’ bath!


i updated the kids’ bathroom about a year and a half ago and still love how it looks!  when we built our house i really wanted pedestal sinks for the kids bath, but knew we had to have plenty of storage elsewhere since we lost all the under sink storage.  if we hadn’t done this built in we could’ve easily done a large dresser to function similarly.


even though the counters stay fairly clean, the drawers are a mess!  if there are random hair clips and tooth brushes left on the counter, they just get swept into the nearest open drawer.


sometimes having too much storage can be a bad thing, and the drawers will get filled, good or bad!


the bottom drawers hold random towels and toilet paper (that we were out of!).


this pile is just from the top drawers!  i grabbed the kids and we sorted through it all, tossing so much of it.


the next step was cleaning the gunk out of the drawers.  you’re welcome for me not taking a close-up picture.


a little cleansing spray and several paper towels later and we had clean drawers!



in the past i’ve used small clear plastic drawer inserts, but they tipped over easily.  this time, after a bit of searching (i went to the store armed with my drawer measurements), i found drawer inserts that fit my drawers much better.  i still wanted to eliminate the shifting, so i used these small sticky back velcro circles.


i put a set on each corner, both pieces stacked on top of each other.


but when i flipped the liner over, the velcro dots stuck to the drawer so they won’t wiggle, but can still be removed for cleaning.


before, i had a top drawer for tooth brushes, and one for hair clips, but they became so messy!  now i’ve given each of the kids their own drawer.


i also repurposed our previous small plastic dividers and now they have a stable home but can be removed to be sorted through.  and then put back away.



silas doesn’t really have anything he uses in the bathroom (other than his tooth care products), so his drawer hold a travel toiletry bag and temporary tattoos, both super important ;)


the next drawers down hold cleaning supplies, a jewelry box and sponge curlers, and wet wipes.


the bottom drawers hold guest towels, toilet paper and febreze air freshener.



a repurposed planter holds a pile of clean towels and plenty of toilet paper within reach of the potty.

i’ve always felt like having bath supplies out in the open made the room feel more luxurious!


our counter has stayed the same, with just a bit of editing.


the 3-tiered tray holds headbands and posy hair clips.


the turquoise vintage tray holds special soaps, lipgloss, and q-tips.


our medicine cabinets also got an overhauling.


cleaning out your medicine cabinets should really happen a couple times a year to clear out expired medication.


i sorted out what we were keeping


and tossed what was expired.  dangit.  money in the trash!


one cabinet holds all the sunscreen and bug spray on one shelf, and the kids’ hair products on the bottom shelf.


i also moved the kids’ tooth care products inside the medicine cabinets.  gracie got her own cabinet in front of the sink without the stool because she is tall enough to reach in there on her own.


i always keep the medicine on the top shelf, just slightly out of reach of the kids.  the big box of bandaids is easily within reach of the kids so they can take care of their minor “emergencies” on their own.


my 2 younger kids needed to have their tooth brushes together since they share a stool to stand on.  each suction cupped container holds a toothbrush, tooth paste, floss and a timer.


the final step in cleaning and organizing the bathroom was cleaning the floor.  this swiffer bissell steam cleaner is new to me and worked great on our tile floor!


even better, this floor cleaner is easy enough for my kids to handle!


it worked so well on our bathroom floor that we tried it on our wood floors and it worked great there, too!


the real test of a good organizing job is its functionality.


when everything has a home, it tends to get put away more often – win win!


need some more ideas?  you can see mine here, along with lots of others!

to get you started on your next cleaning project, i’m giving away a $200 home depot gift card, febreze air effects linen & sky, some bounty select-a-size, and charmin ultra soft! who needs to get cleaning and restock their bathroom?

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 {this post was sponsored by the Home Depot and P&G, but all opinions are my own.}