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Anthropologie Inspired Eiffel Tower DIY Ring Dish

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I promised during Tuesday’s #SwapItLikeItsHot reveal to share the detailed step-by-step of how I made this DIY Ring Dish.

Our story begins on Saturday afternoon, as I was staring at a lump of modeling clay and an old china plate. I began by rolling out a section of clay, as I was originally planning to make a typical ring dish with a cylinder in the center. But, let’s be honest, those cylinders can tend to look like—ahem—something else. And mine was no exception. I asked Tom for his opinion. He kind of snorted.

A sure sign that I was on track to have my finished dish look like something else.

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Thrift Store Makeovers: Swap It Like It’s Hot

Flea Market Swap between 33 bloggers!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I’ve been teasing a little about this week’s Flea Market Swap event, better known at #SwapItLikeItsHot, coordinated by the uber-talented Charlotte of Ciburbanity. (3 cheers for Charlotte!)

So, how does a #SwapItLikeItsHot work? First, everyone playing is assigned a fellow blogger. Then we all head out to our favorite thrift stores, flea markets, etc, to uncover goodies to send to our swapee. We mail our items to their recipients, dance giddily when we receive our own box full of goodies, and get to work reimagining what the contents can be!

Want to see how my thrift store makeovers turned out??

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Bathroom Closet Storage: Put A Bin In It

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I love bins. Especially in closets and pantries. Tom thinks I go a little overboard, but I know tht they’re major organizational helpers. Seriously, a bin will solve 99.9% of all organizing problems and make any space look tidier. Case in point: bathroom closet storage. Bada-bin-bada-boom. (see what I did there??) Neat and tidy! And the rule behind it is simple: a place for everything, and everything in its place. Or bin, as the case may be…

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