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Moodboard for a foyer

>> Sunday, January 16, 2011

This is the first ever mood board that I have designed. The client required a foyer that is both functional and looks good. A chair  to sit and wear shoes and a place to hang coats. A mirror is great to see yourself on the way out. The Orange lamb which adds a pop of color to a neutral pallet. The console table has drawers that provides storage.

Hope she likes it! If you need help with any room, please feel free to contact me. I would love to create a mood board for you for a nominal fee.

Thank you,


Winner of the SkelDesign giveaway

The winner is Marci J . Winner was selected using random number genrator.
Winning Comment was : I love the "jump to it notepad" - so cute and would make my to-do lists more fun!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Congratulations for winning $15 worth goodies from SkelDesign.

 I will inform Lisa from Skeldesign about the winner. Sorry about the slight delay. I am in India. It is afternnoon and I am feeling oh so sleepy.

Can't wait for the Jet lag to get over.



Unusual Clever storage solutions - Part 2

>> Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Here are some more clever ideas. Be sure to check my previous post (Clever storage solutions -part 1) for more great ideas.

A Coat rack made with plumbing pipes. What a great fun idea !

A pen holder made of circuit boards. Unique! This one is from an etsy store called DebbyAremDesigns.

Use a bicycle wheel to make a pot rack. Just suspend it from the ceiling and add some hooks.

I have seen a lot of different kinds of jewelery holders but this one is really unique. Use pipe and flanges to store your precious baubles. This idea come from creative Christine from GreatOakCircle.com Click here to visit her blog. Do not forget to enter the giveaway from SkelDesign that I am currently hosting . Scroll down for more information on the giveaway.

I currently hosting a giveaway from an etsy store called SkelDesign. A Chance to win $15 worth of goodies from this store. She has fun stationery and notepads to help you get more organized. Here is the link to the giveaway. http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/01/notepads-that-make-organizing-fun.html
Happy Organizing!
Photo Sources: Etsy, www.greatoakcircle.com/, www.jazzitupinteriors.co.uk


Winners of the To Do list printables from I HearOrganizing

>> Monday, January 10, 2011

A big thank you to all who participated in the giveaway! The winners are Sally and Rebekah.

Congratulations to both the winners! Please leave a comment on the post with your email ids. They will be mailed to you by Jen from IHeartOrganizing.

She will mail you each 3 To Do lists as specified in the giveaway post.



Notepads that make Organizing fun giveaway

>> Saturday, January 8, 2011

I am so happy to announce another giveaway on my blog! This giveaway is from an etsy store called skeldesign.

 I love this store. Lisa  is the owner of this store and her products are fun, bright, modern  and sure to bring a smile on your face. There is lots to choose from! Notepads, greeting cards, note cards, invitations, thank yous, personalized items, gift tags and t-shirts. There is lots to get you organized in 2011.

Here is the deal. You get to select $15 worth of goods from the store!!  The most difficult part would be selecting what you want.

Here are some of the things that I am absolutely in love with.

These notepads will help you stay organized in 2011.

The bubble talk notepads are great to keep you motivated and get things done!

Busy moms are sure to appreciate this notepad. A great way of keeping track of your kids activity schedule.

Want to leave detailed notes for your babysitter, skeldesign has a notepad just for that!

How do I win the giveaway? 3 chances to win the giveaway!

Compulsory to win the giveaway
1. Visit the store skeldesign and leave a comment saying what you would like to get if you win the giveaway. You get to select $15 worth of goodies.

For additional entries to win the giveaway (Optional)
2. For a second chance to win the giveaway, follow my blog and post a comment saying you have become  a   follower. ( Not a requirement to win the giveaway, though it increases your chances)
3. For a third chance to win the giveaway share this post on facebook or tweet about the giveaway. Do Not forget to leave a comment saying you have done so.

This Giveaway will end next Saturday. Winner will be selected using random number generator.
Best of Luck!


Clever storage solutions part 1

>> Friday, January 7, 2011

You don't always have to go to a specialized store for all your storage needs. Sometime all we have to do is look around us.

To Clarify what I am saying here are some ingenious ideas that I came across.

This is my favorite! What a neat way to use an inverted cheese grater to store art supplies!

Rain gutters to store books. A great storage idea for a kids room. This one is from Mamanotes.

The next one is an entry way catch it all made out of old vinyl records. This one is from an etsy store called Retrograndma. A great way to used your old records!
How do you store all your cables and wires ? Toilet paper tubes will do the job the job efficiently.

How clever! Do you have some great ideas that you would like to share?  Just leave me a comment.
I am currently having a giveaway from SkelDesign etsy store. A chance to win $15 worth of goodies! http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/01/notepads-that-make-organizing-fun.html


Organize your technology clutter

>> Thursday, January 6, 2011

The smallest things make the most clutter. I am referring to all the technology that we carry with us, the cellphones the ipads which land either in our entryway or on the dresser. It really bugs me!
Here are some tools that will lake care of that. Not only do these serve a purpose but also look totally hip!

The Sanctuary from Blue lounge
The Sanctuary is a beautiful, simple solution to a real everyday problem. A place to put the multitude of personal items we all carry around so they are easily located again when later needed and, always fully charged. It is compatible with 1500 devices. It retails for $130 and is available at many online retailers.

Jonathan Adler Desktop Dock Organizer

 Your iPhone, iPod, cell phone, or camera now has a convenient and stylish resting place. No more unsightly cords. It comes in 2 different stylish designs, Has an extra drawer to shove small things like keys and pocket change. This retails for $25 at SeeJaneWorks.com

This cubby-style wall organizer from Umbra serves as a convenient catchall for these daily essentials and more. Designed by William Mak, the wall organizer features wood construction with an attractive espresso brown finish. The wall organizer offers two storage compartments, one for bigger, wider items like sunglasses and one for outgoing mail, important paperwork, or maps. Also has hooks to hold coats, reusable grocery bags or keys. This retails for $21.54 at amazon.

Bedford Smart Technology™ Large Recharge Station

 The  Bedford Recharge station is available at Potterybarn and retails for $64. It offers technology and organization without having to sacrifice on style.

Studio Manzano Phone Tablet
Love the modern design. It also has hooks to hang your handbags and coats. Keeps charging wires neat and organized. It is available here.

Foam Tray from TinyLiving

Some of the best solutions are the simplest ones. I love the simplicity of this tool . A simple tray with a designated area for your cellphone, coins and keys.
On Sunday I will be having a giveaway from skeldesign etsy store. So bookmark and visit later.

I am hosting a giveaway from hair candy for girls. A chance to win $15 store crdit to select hair accessories, necklaces, pettiskirts and more for you little darling! check it out.

Enjoy Organizing!


Stylish Blogger award

>> Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hi Everyone!

 I am thrilled to receive my first ever blog award! Crafty Geordi  was so nice to include me and I am so happy and grateful for that!


Here are the rules for acceptance of the award:
  1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you the award.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Award 15 other bloggers.
  4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
Here are the seven things I would like to share about me.
1. I am a huge fan of Sarah Richardson and Nate Berkus. 
2. I love dot Com's. Any time I hear about a new dot com I am sure to check it out. My friends call me a dot com addict. One of the reasons could be I worked for two dot Com's in my short span of career as a quality assurance engineer.
3. I always wanted to be a designer and not a software engineer. It is an unfulfilled dream and hopefully will come true someday!
4. We just moved into our new home and am having great fun enjoying decorating it.
5. I am a really bad driver. I do not drive in freeways I wish to improve on that.
6. I love shopping and finding great deals!
7. I love reading Jane Austen and also the twilight series! 

I would like to nominate these blogs for the stylish blogger award
A Bowl full of lemons
A Blonde's DIY life
CraftBerry Bush
The Decorologist
Kojo Designs
A Blog about you and your sassy sites
Three Pixie Lane
Farm and Fru Fru
You paid more than me
I love reading these blogs!


New year Organization To do list giveaway - giveaway ended

>> Monday, January 3, 2011

I am so excited to announce the first ever giveaway on my blog. This will definitely help you stay more organized this New year.

It is from a shop called IHeartOrganizing. There will be not one but two winners!!

Each winner will get a pack of three PDF customized spreadsheets which would include

one personalized cleaning checklist {www.etsy.com/listing/65139066/customized-cleaning-checklist}. This cleaning checklist is great for keeping all those chores in order, and listed by frequency. You can also place in completed dates for items that need to be done less frequently.

one personalized shopping checklist {www.etsy.com/listing/58639854/customized-shopping-list}This will be my personal favorite.I would definitely love to have this one. It is sure to reduce your number of trips to the grocery store.

 one personalized meal planning calendar {www.etsy.com/listing/58641175/customized-meal-planning-calendar}. Planning your meals in advance will help you avoid last minute takeouts.

These pdf files can be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. It works wonderfully printed off and either laminated or placed into a frame as a dry erase checklist to be used over and over!

Here is what you need to win one of these.
1. Visit the store IHeartOrganizing and check out the other products in Jen's store.
1. Comment on this post saying you would like to win .
2. For a second chance to win Tweet about this giveaway and comment on the post saying you did so.
3. Share the giveaway on facebook and comment on the post saying you have done so.
4. If you like my blog, please follow it! ( Not a requirement for winning this giveaway)

The giveaway ends on Next Monday. Thank you Jen for the generous offer!


Happy New Year

>> Saturday, January 1, 2011

I wanted to say a very big thankyou to all my bloggy friends! Thanks to all the followers, to all those who have commented on my posts and every single one who has ever read my post.

Thanks for visting!

You are appreciated a lot!

Happy New year !


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