A Good Question… “In a Bind”

I received an email from reader Diana regarding my last post.  She has asked if I know of a source for “affordable canvas/fabric covered binders in neat colors.”  What a good question!
I’ve located a couple solutions and sources, but I’m sure some of you fabulous readers must know of others.  What are your go-to sources for attractive and affordable storage and organizational solutions?…  Your best organizational tips?    Please do tell!

Thanks for the question Diana!  xo

-The Patterned Oversized 3-Ring Binders at See Jane Work are a fun alternative to the standard binder.


-The Circa Organizational Series available at Levenger might not be all-out gorgeousness, but what it lacks in beauty it makes up for in ingenuity and ease of use.  Check out a short video of the system here.

-I really like the paper covered Soho Magazine Holders at Kate’s Paperie.  They can be used for so much more than just magazines (available in 5 colors).

-I’m especially fond of the Clip-On Label Holders Sets at See Jane Work.  Transform any binder into easy to access storage (you could even clip it to the side of the magazine holders I mentioned above).

-Lastly, I highly recommend a trip to your local office supply store or Target.  I’ve noticed a growing trend with larger chains carrying chic and affordable office and storage collections.  Target in past years has carried collections by Isaac Mizrahi and others, so it’s definitely with a look-see.  The Real Simple line is another collection housed by Target that might be a good match for your organizational needs.

-And I couldn’t pass up sharing these lovely Thomas Paul Address Books also at See Jane Work.  Perfect, right?!

Resolution 001

With my family coming for Christmas I had some serious cleaning and organizing to do over the past couple of weeks!  It’s not all in “perfect” order yet, so I’ve now made it my New Years resolution (which I usually avoid making) to finally organize my life in a functional and attractive way.  After all… if it looks good I know that am 90% more likely to keep it up!
Here are a few of my organizational finds.  Martha Stewart’s website is crammed full of even more inspirational organization ideas, so check it out if you feel so inclined.

-Black Ornata Alphabet Letter Transfers (perfect for alphabetizing) and Collector Labels both from Martha Stewart Crafts, Art Project Storage (This is such a simple yet genius solution), Large Portfolio in Gray and Red and Black at Paper Source (another solution for artwork).

-Shoe Bins (perfect for so much more than just shoes) at West Elm and D.I.Y. Button Magnets (fun and functional).

-Pin Pocket 56 by Shim + Sons and Memorabilia Tins (so simple you can create a new set as often as your design tastes change).

Merry * Merry

Hello again everyone!  I hope your holiday was merry and filled with all sorts of wonderful surprises!  I’m still recuperating from all the festivities (namely hosting Christmas at my house this year), but I will be back to regular posting tomorrow (sorry for the wait).  In the meantime, here are a few pictures of Christmas at my home.  xox Ez 


Friday Flickr Fix – “All Wrapped Up”

Around these parts there are presents to be finished, gifts to be wrapped, and a house full of crafting supplies to be organized before my family descends upon us for Christmas.  So this will be my last post until after the 25th.  I hope that you have a holiday filled with warmth, magic, comfort, and joy!

1. Untitled, 2. winter holiday trade goody bags