Pick 6: Grown-Up School Supplies

Under the Oaks blog: Pick 6: Grown-Up School Supplies #backtoschool #deskorganization #schoolsupplies

Back to school time was always one of my favorite experiences of the year. It’s like opening a new notebook, so many pages of possibilities! Plus, we got to go shopping for brand new supplies and clothes and what’s not to get excited about there? Just because I’m not in school anymore doesn’t mean that I don’t get that same feeling every time the weather starts to get a little bit colder and the first leaves start changing colors. You can feel the excitement in the air everywhere and it’s hard to ignore.

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DIY: Coat Closet Makeover

Under the Oaks : DIY Coat Closet MakeoverYou know those scenes in cartoons where the character opens a closet, items come pouring out, and they quickly shut it and you see items sticking out from behind the bulging door? Welcome to my former coat closet.

Let’s be real, closets are usually the last items to be thought of or touched in a home because, well, they are behind closed doors. However, this feat was my January space to organize [see Bucket List]. I was able to complete the project in about an hour and was even able to make a trip to Goodwill [check another item off the ‘ol Bucket List]. The project entailed donating items that hadn’t been worn in years, organizing the items that we’d forgotten about or thought we’d lost, and creating space for future storage. Continue reading