I've Got My Love (and Ikea) to Keep Me Warm

It is has been SO cold here in Cincinnati the past week. Yesterday, it was 20 degrees outside! Eeeks! So, I have been trying to stay inside as much as possible and keeping busy with cleaning, organizing and decorating. Last week, Tim and I both had Thursday off from work and we went up to Ikea together. I was inspired by all of the simple, effective furniture design and organization that I started getting some ideas for my always-messy arts and crafts room. We really just went to browse around and picked up some odds and ends (like some cute little cookie cutters I will show in the next post) but it got the gears turning as to how I could make the space work better. I went back a few days later to buy an Expedit bookcase and a few organizing bins. It is magic in the making!

I do not have before and after pictures to include right now (well, I kinda forgot to take a "before" photo), but I will show you the results when I'm done.  I'm pretty excited about it.

And let me just say that I got the most fantastic picture frame for this picture ( but in 16x20) to hang in our living (with a mat!) for only $20! Ha. Beat that Michael's. :)  I heart you, Ikea.

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