studio saturdays: project organize part deux

Once again, it was a busy week at Studio 202.  Project Organize continues in full force, thanks to our awesome shelving by IMPACT Design Resources.  We’ve doubled up — hahaha, unintentional twin pun — the hanging space so we can maximize the number of fabrics we keep on hand.

MarcheBasketsAll_xLisa and I both have a lot of fabrics … so we’ve ordered another 1,000 hangers and caused a run on the Marché Baskets at The Container Store.

Shark RocketThanks to fabric threads, general installation mess and after-school snacks for my messy twins, I’ve also done an obscene amount of vacuuming.   Drum roll, please: the Hero of the Week goes to our Shark Rocket.  Love. That. Thing.  I thought I may have killed it when I vacuumed an incredible amount of drywall dust earlier in our reno, but, to steal a phrase from Timex, the Shark Rocket takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

Shark dustcupA quick rinse of the washable filters and a wipe-down of the canister, and I was back in business.  I probably didn’t even need to do that, but — if you saw what I vacuumed — you’d know I owed it to the Shark.

Twin Tested Traci Approved

I haven’t awarded one of these in a while, but the Shark Rocket is definitely Twin Tested and Traci Approved.  

Studio 202 KitchenLast but certainly not least, the week wrapped up with the installation of our so-gorgeous-I-can-hardly-stand-it backsplash.  Well, the first step anyway.  The Flair mosaic — part of the Scribe collection by Ann Sacks – still needs to be grouted and we’ve got more work to do in the kitchen … so you’ll have to settle for this sneak peek.   Ann Sacks isn’t otherwise carried in Charlotte, but Lisa and I would be delighted to help you select one for your kitchen project!   For those of you in other parts of the country, here’s a list of their locations.

If you follow my Pinterest boards, you know I’ve been coveting that acrylic and brass hardware for a long time.  Ummmm, pinned two years ago!  I’m loving the opportunity to use so many of my favorite things.

vertuo_experience_about_machineLisa and I are still deciding on a coffee maker, but we’re leaning towards the convenience of the Nespresso Vertuo-Line.  If you have one, I’d love to know what you think!

Step Aside CoffeeNevertheless, this was the Joke of the Week.  Haha!

Did you have one of those “step aside” moments this week?

All product photos via their respective websites.  Graphic via Quollective

eco-friendly and creative easter basket stuffers (last minute!)

Ummmm, how did it get to be Holy Week?  This Easter Bunny has been an eensy bit on the busy side … which could be a sad state of affairs considering how quickly the good stuff “gets gone” at our favorite Tar-jay.

Stubby Pencil Studio Bunny Goodie BagFortunately, I had already scoped out the goodies at Stubby Pencil Studio, and this just might be the best Easter ever.  On a related subject, let’s discuss how much I love — and I mean, love — the Internet.

Stubby Pencil Studio Animal Hands Temporary TattoosI have bid a not-so-fond farewell to both the candy overload and those broken-in-a-flash plastic trinkets.  Instead, this  Easter Bunny will be filling my twins’ baskets with eco-friendly gifts and creative products for kids.

Magic ScratchersBest of all, I’m betting these Easter baskets will be a whole lot more fun than those we’ve had in the past.

natural-easter-egg-dyeDelivery time is generally 2-3 business days, depending on how far you are from the Oregon studio … which means time is a-ticking.

Games-for-Your-Brain-Shark-CardsAnd how about refilling those pencil boxes while you’re at it?  Around this time of year, I start to notice that my kiddos’ crayons and pencils look a little worse for the wear.  I’m especially crazy for the eco highlighters and cedar pencils.  Triangular shape = no rolling off the desk.  And the KUM Carton Sharpener is so much cuter than those wonky plastic ones that don’t work worth a darn.

Finger Printing Art Set MonstersSomething tells me this Finger Printing Art Kit will also be repurposed as a “law enforcement tool” during pretend play.  Don’t you love listening to the wild scenarios kids come up with?

Lindt White Chocolate BunnyAnd yes, my little buddies will be getting one of these, too.  If I weren’t worried that it would melt, that would also be an online purchase.    

Do you have Easter plans?

To be clear, this is not a sponsored post.  The Easter Bunny has paid for everything to be received by the Zeller twins.  Lindt GOLD BUNNY available at Lindt Chocolate.  All other photos via Stubby Pencil Studio.  Product links as follows:  Bunny Goodie Bag, Animal Hands (temporary tattoos), Magic Scratchers by Danny Orleans, Natural Egg Dye Kit, Games for Your Brain Shark Cards and Finger Printing Art Kit (Monsters).

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