0 Get Organized

Today I took a look in one of my closets and noticed just how unorganized it is. I struggled through the closet just to find a hairbrush to do my hair and boy was that annoying. As I looked and looked I started to image a closet that was only organized, ordered and well thought-out. Oh how I envision a closet space with Rolled up towels neat and pretty with a more bundled together look with more storage space gained. Boy-o-boy I wish I was more structured when it comes to these things but my friends I’m determent to get it right but in the meantime I’m going to sike myself up with some cool organization  inspiration photos below.  

Here are some inspiration photos that will get you saying" if only I was this organized". 

I heart the organization here. This is what I'm talking about towels all bundle together and stack. I love this source
Now this small closet just blows me a way with all its creative ideas to make more space. I love the towel holders on the door so clever. bhg
Not only is this neat it all decorated in pretty basket all wrapped decoupaged with wallpaper and how about the use of corbels as shelving dividers? This is an idea I have to use in my own closet . Wow how clever. Source unknown
Lovely bhg
I know this is in a bathroom and not a closet per say but the organization here is awesome and can be used in a closet as well source
Pure love and neatness. BHG
No clutter anywhere
Shoe storage doing other duties is so clever. You can use shoe storage for toothbrushes, hairbrushes and so much more amazing idea. BHG
Now check out this amazing utility closet its lovely right? I truly heart this closet its so organized and everything is in its place. What more can I say, I love it...Source unknown

Well my friends this is the conclusion of this post but we leave you with much inspiration to get organized in your own home. Weren't these some good examples of getting organize? Let me know in your comments below how you were inspired by these beautiful closets. Until the next time
Shinay Key

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4 My House from the Beginning-Part 1

Hello Beautiful friends, today I wanted to talk a little about me, it’s about that time you all get to know a little about who I am and what my personal decorating style is.  It’s time for me to share a little of myself with you. I guess it’s always hard to put myself out there because  doing so I’m opening myself up for some criticism and that’s never easy. So I hope you won’t be too hard on me. But nonetheless I look forward to sharing some of my life journey with you.

 Let's see “I guess  I should start from the beginning. 
My husband and I bought our house in the year 2005, a little Brick Cape Cob Doll House but at the time there was nothing dolly about it. This little house had very large challenges’ that were not unforeseen. 

You see “we bought this house knowing it was going to take a lot of love to make it a home”. But for me to start at the beginning I have to tell you the whole story. 

In 2004 I was selling real estate and I thought  hey I’m selling homes why not throw my hat into the ring and buy one myself, so from there the hunt was on. My husband and I went on the prowl for that perfect house and guess what?  We found it. Yes we found the house of our dreams.
I mean it had it all, excellent location. Great curb appeal a basement with lots of potential, rec room with wet bar and it had something even more, a huge backyard for my daughter to run and play, really what more could we ask for?   
Let me tell you. I only wished that we were the only family looking to purchase this home.I soon found out that this home wasn't only my dream home but a whole lot of other buyers dream home as well. So needless to say it was war we had to win this house. How can this go wrong "I’m a real estate agent “I have to get this house” but unfortunately not even my savvy negotiation skills could win us that house.

Yes friends someone bought it cash and it wasn’t cheep so as the story goes there was no competing with that. So where do we go from here?  I have to say it was hard on the prowl looking for a different house because every other house had to live up to the house we lost.  at this point I truly was distraught over the whole ordeal and you know when your distraught looking for something else is almost out of the question at least that's how I felt at the time.

So I didn’t want a different house so I stop looking but there was one person who weren’t giving up. Nope my husband wasn’t having it. You know: a man who loves his family isn’t taking this laying down, you know take the emotions out of it sort of speak. We women are some emotional creatures. When we love, we love hard.

Every night my loving husband Mark would look on the MLS (Multiple listing systems) where realtors find homes for their clients, it was if he was in a battle to find that perfect house for our family. I guess someone had to do it (wink) and one night it happened. I heard a voice Nay, Nay (short for Shinay) it was my husband Mark. I found it. 

Conversation between Me and Mark

Shinay- found what?
Mark- Our new house,
Shinay- “This better be good”.
Mark- Hold all judgments’
Shinay-hmmm what does that mean?
I soon found out the house my husband found for us was none other than that little Brick Cape Cob Doll House, "Oh No"was my answer to my husband. I said "This house is a far cry from the house we lost earlier in the outbid" My thought was… what is my husband thinking?

Shinay- What are you thinking?
 Mark- I said hold all judgments’
Shinay- OK. “I’ll see it but I’m not buying it”. It’s nothing like my dream home, it’s not even in the same location and it’s much smaller.
 Mark –let’s see it first and then we can come to a decision if we’ll buy it or not.
Shinay- OK. 

So that’s how the conversation went down between my husband and me. So I went on to schedule the appointment to see this house and you know I wasn’t happy about it! But I wanted to be a team player, you know take one for the team sort of speak, so that! I did.

To be continued ……………Oh before I go I’d like to show you the house we were outbid on. And the house Mark wanted to show me. Now remember where holding off judgment until you have the whole story.  But in the mean time I will like to know your thoughts.
Here is the house we wanted to buy first. This was the house we lost in the outbid. Was this my dream house? No but I liked it a whole lot. this is the  house sqft- 2,553 sqft
Here is the house my husband wanted me to see and hold judgement off on. This was not my dream house  oh! I forgot hold off judgement!! - This house 1,993 sqft

Now this is how the Realtor who were selling the house was marketing it on the MLS. 
 Very spacious Cape. Check out rm sizes! 2 large bedrooms up with additional sitting area. Great storage including walk in attic space. Classic living rm and dining rm. Additional 12x10 rm off liv rm.Could be den. 1st floor bdrm. Great closets. Needs cosmetics. 2 car garage slab in yard. Property located in Cheektowaga and Buffalo. Easy to show. 

Oh by the way! Did you catch (2 car garage slab in yard)? Well I didn't I saw a pic with a (2 car garage) and I expected a 2 car garage in the yard and not a slab so you can only imagine how I felt when I saw a garage with no garage hmm should I say (angry) and more convinced not to get that house.  I guess I need to pay close attention to what I read for now on.

After all of that, I still wonder just what it was that caught my husband’s attention hmmm

What do you think thus far  was my husband losing his mind or what?

Have you ever lost a real estate bid on a house you loved and if so how did you handle it?

What do you think about the two houses thus far? Don't worry you can judge!
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1 Celebrity Homes- Courtney Cox

Hello friends, every so often we get a tad (Star Struck) and some of us would even like to see how the stars are living. I have to admit I get that way at times. I don’t know it's really intriguing to see how the stars are living in their homes. Sometimes you can’t help but to wonder if maybe they shear the same style or taste as you. So friends today I thought I'll take a peek into Celebrity Courtney Cox home I heard she is quite the designer, consequently you know I had to take a look and see how miss Courtney is styling her home but even better I had hoped you wouldn’t mind taking a look with me. So friends are you excited about taking a peek into Courtney Cox home? I hope so because I search a load of beautiful photos of Courtney Cox home furthermore without further ado let’s take a peek into this lovely home.

I think it’s safe to say Courtney Cox has a true eye for design! From her roles as Monica on Friends to bringing style to her beautiful Malibu, California, home this girl have some serious talent? You can clearly see that Courtney looked for things that are timeless and changeless now if that isn’t smart design sense I don’t know what is. Tell me what you think about the style of Miss Courtney Cox! Photos source Elle D├ęcor
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