[ THE ] GIFT GUIDE: MOTHER'S DAY EDITION

Mark your calendars, y'all. Mother's Day is this Sunday (the 13th) and if you're like us, you have probably forgotten about it until now. Not that we don't love our mothers (shoutout to Roberta and Sari), it's just that we are also mothers. From sunrise to sunset, life can be total chaos so for that...we thank the internet for expedited shipping. 

FOR YOUR MOTHER 

Just in case you're wondering, yes. These are all Roberta approved. 

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1. Garden Caddy Set | Hearth & Hand (Target)

2. You Are Loved Mini Trinket Tray | Draper James

3. Orange Blossom Candle | Jo Malone

4. Floral Cotton Pajama Set | Nordstrom

5. Embroidered Silk Pillowcase | Slip

6. Eres Pie Dish | Anthropologie

7. Cashmere Slippers | White & Warren

8. Hand Painted Straw Beach Bag | Mark & Graham

9. Wine Tote With 2 Glasses | Picnic At Ascot

10. Mother's Day Dish Towel | Anthropologie

FOR YOURSELF 

If you're a mom, you need a break. If you're not, you still do. TREAT YOURSELF, call it necessary self-care, and put a Do Not Disturb sign on the door handle. Bye. 

Also, we have been told that each of these products are top-rated. We need to say that because...we are STILL NOT beauty bloggers. Just compulsive shoppers. 

[ THE ] YOUNG HOUSE LOVE PODCAST

You guys!! The podcast we recorded for Young House Love is up on iTunes! We chatted with them for over an hour (because we had SO much to talk about and group vacations to plan), but somehow they managed to edit us down into an intelligible segment! The entire podcast is linked below, but here is the Cliffs Notes version:

  • I (Clea) grew up in LA and know some celebrities, but do NOT know Amal Clooney which really upsets Joanna and she thinks I should just try harder. 
  • We organized 2 of GP's homes and live for her. 
  • Biggest organizing mistake: YOU CANNOT TAKE SHORTCUTS
  • Biggest conundrum: The organizing process results in a huge mess! It's the only way to put it back in proper order. 
  • Biggest organizing to-do: Group like-items together 
  • No one needs 11 face creams
  • Mantra: You get the item or the space, but not both. Decide the value of the item versus the value of negative space, and let that guide your decision whether to keep or purge. 
  • Correct products are game changers. Incorrect products are just mo' products, mo' problems. 
  • 3 shopping tricks: Take measurements; Make yourself a list; Overbuy and return
  • Best way to get your feet wet: Always start with a drawer.
  • Best pantry hack: Back stock bins for overflow.
  • General pantry categories will keep you from pantry paralysis. 
  • Setup systems around your habits instead of trying to adapt your habits to new systems. 
  • Lose the packaging whenever possible.
  • LABELS ARE LIFE.
  • We earn the least fun mom award every time. 
  • Stella will probably not be working for The Home Edit when she grows up.  
  • We're kind of a lot. 

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE YOUNG HOUSE LOVE PODCAST

WATCH OUR INSTASTORIES LISTENING TO THE PODCAST FOR THE FIRST TIME

FAVORITE PRODUCTS LISTED IN SHOW NOTES

1. Divided Turntable

The Divided Turntable is one of the most versatile products, and can be used all over the house. It's our go-to item for creative a caddy, and we use it in a playroom for art supplies, tea and coffee in the kitchen, cleaning supplies in the laundry room, and pharmacy and first aid in the bathroom. 

2. Natural Baskets

Storage baskets are an essential staple for every room. A seagrass basket compliments all styles of home decor, and neatly contains your odds-and-ends. 

3. Huggable Hangers

The single best thing you can do to transform your closet, is to use a good set of hangers and toss anything mismatched. Your clothes will be properly cared for, and your closet will look refined and polished. 

 

Big thank you to John and Sherry for including us in their show, and being some of our favorite online friends! 

XO, C + J

[ THE FAVORITES THINGS ] VDAY EDITION

There are a lot of Valentines Day gift guides out there. So we decided to make a treat yo self V Day edition of THE favorite things!

1. You Are Loved Trinket Tray

Trinket trays are great for holding jewelry, keys, change, and all the little bits and baubles. We love placing them in the bathroom, on nightstands, and in the entryway. 

2. Kitchen Tools

There's something about matching kitchen utensils to make you feel like a fully grown adult. Nothing mismatched, nothing from college.. it's like a dream come true for your drawer. We prefer all white silicone, or the all black collection from KitchenAid - but pick your color palette, and get yourself a new set! 

3. Minted Pinboards

We're obsessed with everything from Minted, but we just recently came across these pinboards. There are a ton of different prints that would fit a playroom, a mudroom, or in the kitchen command center. 

4. Agate Coasters

Our rule of thumb: Never have more people at your house than you have coasters for.  Moral of the story: Get really good coasters. 

5. Floor Bins

All playrooms and kids rooms should have great floor bins. You can fill them with dolls, or books, or any other bulky toy. They help clear up space and add to the room's decor. 

6. Simplified Planner

We have long been obsessed with Emily Ley and her line of planners. They are such a good way to prepare yourself daily, and organize all the aspects of your busy life. 

7. Wooden Trays

The new Modern by Dwell line at Target is giving us with ALL THE HEART EYES. These trays are an absolute must have and make a great addition to an entry way table or a coffee table. 

8. Kitchen Canisters

We are clearly fans of canisters, and even bigger fans of labeling. These kitchen canisters really get evvvverthing just right. 

9. Marble Utensil Holder

Trends come and go, but we like to believe that white marble is here forever. Containing your kitchen utensils with a marble holder instantly elevates your countertop, and holds your most-used items. 

10. Lazy Susan Art Caddy

The day we saw this rainbow turntable, we actually screamed out loud. OUT LOUD. It's a thing of beauty and we can't wait to use it in a million different ways! 

We love all y'all!

xo, THE

POTTERY BARN X THE HOME EDIT

When Pottery Barn asked us to pick some of our favorite organizational products, we tried our best to select a tightly edited list. Which is easier said than done since we could have easily selected half of the store. The 10 items we ultimately singled-out below, address the most common clutter challenges along with our tips for how to best use the product in your home.

BASKETS

1) Clive Utility Baskets

The Clive utility baskets come in a variety of sizes and designed to optimize shelving, bookcase units, a cubby system, or even stand alone on the floor. The dimensions and tight woven design allows you to contain and conceal items ranging from small toys and games, to mail and office supplies. We especially love that it comes with a lid! Once you you store your items (especially kids items!) they can be out of sight and out of mind.  

2) Beachcomber Extra Large Tote + Aubrey Baskets

Extra large floor baskets are a must-have in any home, and we generally keep at least one in each living space. They allow you to easily store blankets and pillows in the living room, or bulky toys in a playroom. By adding them throughout the house, you can quickly clean up any mess your family members leave behind, and they have the added benefit of making a room look polished and well-designed.

JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES

3) Glass Jewelry Cloche

Jewelry storage has traditionally been in the form of jewelry boxes or cases. While they remain great options, they can be problematic for delicate necklaces. The necklace cloche allows you to store necklaces without them getting tangled, and also adds a luxe element to your countertop. Pair the necklace cloche with the ring cloche to layer the dimensions, and increase your storage options.  

4) Frankie Sunglass and Watch Storage

Along with jewelry, sunglasses and watches can be tricky to store. Separate compartments are key to avoid scratching, and most jewelry cases don’t provide enough space for larger items. The Frankie Sunglass and Watch storage case gives you ample room, and the low profile design allows it to fit inside of a drawer or on top of a dresser as a valet.

KITCHEN

5) Rhodes Canisters

Kitchen organization is our favorite, and a good collection of canisters is a must-have staple. We use them for baking ingredients, tea and coffee, and nuts and sweets. The Rhodes Canisters add functional storage and a clean aesthetic that matches any kitchen counter. Pro tip: Add your own label to the front by using a water based paint marker, or an oil based paint marker for a more permanent option!

6) Marble and Copper Lazy Susan

Turntables are one of the most versatile organizational tools, and the Marble and Copper Lazy Susan is a great option for any style kitchen. Placing it next to the stove will let you contain all your everyday cooking items and clean-up the countertop. Or if you prefer coffee to cooking, create a station for sugar canisters and coffee pods.

ENTRY + THROUGHOUT THE HOME

7) Lucy Entry Ladder

Ladders have become a great way to add storage to an entryway, bathroom, or living room. With the Lucy ladder, you can hang your jackets, towels, or blankets - but it also comes with an ace up its sleeve: A hanging basket. Use the basket to store everything from your wallet and keys when you walk in the door, or washcloths and hand towels for your guests. The versatility and chic design makes a perfect addition throughout the house.

8) Lucy Shoe Rack

To complement the Lucy Entry Ladder, we recommend the Lucy Shoe Rack. It provides a subtle suggestion to your guests about removing their shoes, while giving them a place to sit and store their items. The sleek design is compact enough for even the smallest entryway, so it’s a great option for all size homes.

9) Gabrielle Organizer System

The Gabrielle Organizer System is a complete game changer. The optional components are as smart as they are stylish and lets you customize your space based on your needs. The peg rail allows you to hang a drying rack, floating shelves for cleaning supplies, and even baskets for laundry. The components are so versatile that you can use them to create additional storage all over your house, whether it's in the pantry, a station for kids crafts, or an accessory wall in your closet.

10) Bedford Lazy Susan

The Bedford Lazy Susan is a perfect storage solution for any room in the house. You can use it on your desk for pens, pencils, and scissors - or in a kids room to hold glue sticks, markers, and crayons. If you’re feeling more creative, try it in the bathroom with cotton balls, q-tips, and hairbrushes - or on an entryway table to hold keys, wallet, and change. When you combine a turntable with divided compartments, you essentially end-up with an organizational silver bullet.

All of these products will help your home get organized, and STAY organized, for 2017. All it takes is some effort at the beginning, and ongoing maintenance will come easily. All the product links are in pink! And If you need any other tips, or have specific areas you’d like help with, let us know in the comments!

XO, THE HOME EDIT