Wednesday, September 28, 2011

24 Reader Space: Blogiversary Round Up!

This weekend when I was updating my blog layout and adding my project gallery, I went back through TWO years worth of amazing Reader Spaces and was left feeling inspired by you all over again!  You know how you can pick up the same magazine and see new things each time, it's kind of like that!

I thought that as a way to celebrate the blogiversary this week, I would pull some amazing projects completed by YOU!  These are real life projects my friends, that anyone can do!  Which is why they are so totally INSPIRING!!  Have fun indulging with me!

One of my first posts was when I crashed my BFF's organized home {we travel in pairs I tell ya!}.  

Amanda shared with us how she artfully arranged her beautiful built in bookcases {who knew we would later become blog BFF's?}

A couple of different reader's submitted some spectacular and unique ways to display and store their bangles!

Nikki showed us how she whipped her linen closet into super organized shape!

Shannon reminds us that shoe pockets are one of the best organizers ever because of their versatility!  Hats and mittens for her, but don't forget that it can also be used for those little things like cords, sunscreen, batteries and chargers!

Jane loves her pets and built this super organized pet station that also doubles as a wrapping station! 

Jen {has a fantastic name}, inspired us all with her incredible craft closet, complete with labels galore!

Jessica reminds us that being organized at work is equally important!

Danita created one of the cutest and most organized little play nooks I have ever seen!

Lisa took control of her itty bitty entry by building a dividing wall and this gorgeous bench with hooks!

Alicia left me oohing and awwing and so inspired with an incredible craft room before and after!  One of my favorite craft rooms ever.

Elizabeth inspires with an easy way to keep entry shoe pile up at bay, and what the power of some color can do to make you feel giddy about being organized!

Samantha created an organized play room that also functions as a space the whole family can use and grow with!

Alicia's laundry is so bright, fresh and organized, I could move right in and help her with her laundry each day.  Love.

Or maybe I could just take over Elsa's swoon worthy office space.  Yeah, I like that idea...

Tami made storing all those home improvement tools, fun and exciting with a can of red spray paint and peg board!!

Jenna showed us that filing cabinets are so last year!  There are so many other ways to keep your paper piles organized!

Erin's entire abode is overflowing with color and function.  I think we are sisters separated at birth!

Lisa was back again to share her incredible pantry transformation and how she utilized wall cavities to create endless amounts of storage!

Speaking of pantry, have you ever seen one so divine?  Me either.

Another abode that makes my heart smile.  Ashli shared endless amounts of organizing eye candy!

Jenna shows us the power of some simple hooks in a super small entry.  How lovely is that?  Just incredible.

Carly got me excited to make some changes in my own closet.  And then when I saw the rest of her home and was left speechless!  Love her!

Of course I wish I could share each and every makeover today, since they all have inspired me, so for even more, make sure to pop in and check out the project gallery.

This blog wouldn't be possible without you all!  Thank you for continuing to submit the projects that are changing your lives for the better!  And don't forget about this week's "Organizing Proud" link party going on right now!

Ok, so I must know, which Reader Space featured on IHeart Organizing, has inspired you to tackle a space in your home?  How did it go?

ATTENTION!!  Want to be featured in a Reader Space edition?  Have an awesome organizing story to share?  I am looking for projects that have made a positive impact to your life.  Please send your story and photos to and I would heart to feature them right here, on the blog!!  Photos should be high resolution and un-editted.  Please include a description of the project, including any costs, inspiration, and how it has changed your life and routine for the better!  Oh, and no worries my friends, we will NEVER judge "before" pictures because that just wouldn't be nice!  Only love goes on at this blog!  More Info HERE.


  1. what an absolute HONOR to be featured as one of your favorite craft rooms :) i'm in the process of packing up that sweet craft room and moving ACROSS THE COUNTRY next week!! i so wish i could stick you in my pocket and take you with me. you could help me get unpacked and organized in NO TIME!! wish me luck ;)

  2. Since I am still fairly new to your blog, I really appreciate you going through all of these. There is so much inspiration! I am starting a small photography business and have zero extra space in my tiny apartment, so beyond already needing an office space for school and household items, billpaying, etc., now I need more storage for all my business items. I'll look through all of these for some ideas!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing my bookcase, then AND now! I'm so glad we've become blog BFFs. I'm looking forward to our next visit so much! Fun times when you put two OCD organize freaks together. And you know I mean that in the best way possible. :)

  4. Oh boy!! So many fun ideas. I'll have to narrow it down!

  5. Awww Jen, it was such a sweet surprise to see my jewelry organization on your blog again! I'm so glad you like it! You inspire me each and every day!

  6. I love Lisa's pantry (I still have to find out where she got those shelves!!!), but all the other projects are just awesome. What inspired me most I can hardly tell, because it happens that after I read one of your posts, whether it be about a reader's space or one of your own organizing projects, I jump up and am super-motivated to improve one of my spaces as well... That's how I have already improved our garage (with a little help from my husband) and have collected tons of good ideas and made plans and mood boards for several rooms in our house (which I am putting into practise one at a time). Thanks Jen!

  7. ooh! I haven't seen a few of these yet! fabulous!

    I hope to someday be up here with these amazing ladies [and duh you!]

    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

    ps: I HAVE INTERNET BACK! AHHHH!!!! *happydance!*

  8. *sigh* I feel so unworthy. LOL! Very inspiring. You sit and wonder where on earth to begin because that's going to take some money to make it look that pretty. As I said... *sigh*

  9. Oh I love this post. Happy blogiversary. I am giddy looking at all of those gorgeous spaces. So inspiring.

  10. Love your site I'm trying to organize my house and you have lots of great ideas, now I just hope I can find time to do some. I have 3 boys and we're in a tiny help so I really need to become more organized before I go crazy

  11. Thank you for sharing these again! I was definitely inspired to organize and reorganize some of the spaces in our home.

    My favorites were DeNita's play nook and Carly's closet. Well done ladies!

  12. PS - I am hoping to share one of my spaces with you eventually! :)

  13. Absolutely GORGEOUS rooms there!! I have to say that I looked at Alicia's laundry (love the green shelf backing BTW) and though- 'that HAS to be Australian' and yep followed the link and there you go-same city as me! Funny how easy it is to tell Aussie and American homes apart :)

  14. Oh you are too sweet to mention me again Jen! Thank you! I totally feel like we are sisters separated at birth too! I get seriously giddy checking out your blog every day. It's always the first one I check! And I watched you on Nate TWICE and made my husband watch it too! I was like "babe! You have to check out my cute organizing friend on TV!!!" I'm so impressed with all you do in your home and on your blog. You are beyond inspiring Jen!

  15. As someone who only found your blog a month or so ago, I LOVE this round up!!! So many good ideas - I've got about a million browser windows open now to go and devour them all!

  16. Love the photos! Love the jewelry organizers! Thanks for sharing!

  17. The entry way was a lovely inspiration for me when I first saw it! Now I have hooks on my wall and a shoe bench, so much tidier and just all round better! Plus painting out the cupboards was huge for me here, most of the cupboards are now painted inside, and reorganised too!! Your blog has put me on the organising train! Cheers, Bec from Australia

  18. What a fun rundown! It made me happy to see so many I had seen since I started reading but the refresher was great. I got more ideas still.

  19. I think I pretty much LOVE absolutely every single reader space as well as all the fun little makeovers YOU do as well. But, recently I had an epiphany from one of the featured reader spaces. I, honestly, can't remember specifically what was made over (a closet of some sort); however, I am super inspired and now have the creative wheels turning to FINALLY redo and utilize my itty bitty coat closet. I recently got the OK from the husband, too. So I'm thinking this project will begin shortly and I can't be more thrilled!

  20. Hey LottieBelle! Always nice to come across another Adelaidean online. That's so true, there is defnitely a difference in style caused by lifestyle and culture.

    Thanks again for including me, Jen. But I have to warn you, if you do pop in you'll be very disappointed at the very un-blogworthy state of my home right now!

  21. I just found you via Pinterest and I'm completely sucked in! You have an amazing blog!

  22. Am I allowed to pin pictures from this blog on Pinterest?
    Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

  23. So I know this was posted over a year ago but I just came across this through Pinterest. I have a question about the binders that shows to file, food plan, receipts, bills. How is the inside organized? Are they just stuck in there or is there pockets to hold items? I think it is a really neat idea and I would like to try something like that to see if that helps with our mail/bills -- they seem to go everywhere and everything else I have tried hasn't worked. I love this site -- getting organized helps so much with reducing the stress level and keeping the peace! (and saves money too -- no going out and buying something you already have and cannot find or know you had!) :)


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