the internet should go down more often

I don’t really mean that… because honestly we come unglued when it goes out.  But yesterday during the outage Allison turned up the Suzy Bogguss and kicked her organizational skills into high gear.  I wasn’t in the office yesterday, but I gasped (okay, really, I screamed very loud) when I saw what she did.

These little tags indicate how many yards we have of each of these fabrics.  Allison is beautiful, hilarious, very fun, brilliant, and talented to the nth degree!  I really cannot remember work-life before her and will do everything to keep her.  Even if it means rewarding her with White Z.  She likes good music too… and as of today, I’m giving her complete control of Pandora and iTunes.  Do you know how much fun we have?

Thank you Allison for all you do!!!  And next time the internet goes down, could you please tackle my desk? ;)

OCD Delight

These clients sent an email a few months back requesting spice storage on the interior side of their cabinets.  The cabinet shop had an option, but it wasn’t very cool looking.  You know, it’s always nice for things to work well and look cool. 

So the homeowners sent a link over saying… what about these instead? 


I saw the words IKEA in the link and was admitedly nervous to click.   You know my love-hate deal with IKEA.

ikea spice rack 1

Well I was wrong.  When I saw those spice storage jars (mounted to the interior side of a cabinet door) an OCD switch turned on and I can’t turn it off.  I want these in my house.  The daughters of the house left their mark with great penmanship and cool labels to boot.  {labels are Martha Stewart from Michael’s}

ikea spice rack

At my house I have the stepped spice shelves  I dislike them because other than the jars on the bottom shelf you cannot read the labels.  I don’t know where in my kitchen there would be room for this… (other than in the pantry) but they are definitely on my list.  They would also be very fun filled with sprinkles!

ikea spice jar has options

And in the event that anyone was wondering… they also have a beautiful knife drawer (not by Ikea).