Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monthly Newsletter

I will be sending out a Close To My Heart monthly newsletter starting tomorrow. The newsletter will include CTMH updates, specials, sales, crop information, techniques, etc. If anyone is interested in signing up for it, please e-mail me the following information: Name:
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Drawer Organizing Project

       Here's a project I did several months ago. Please excuse the bad photos. I've never been able to get this camera to take decent photos inside.


After alot of decluttering and organizing I ended up with what we call our Candle Drawer. This holds our Scentzy bars, extra Scentzy bulbs, extra candles of all sizes (except large pillars), incense, lighters, lantern wicks, etc.

Candle Drawer After:

       After alot more decluttering and organizing, plus a little scouring the rest of the kitchen for our cocktail and bar supplies I ended up with what we call our Bar Drawer. This holds coasters, cocktail napkins, mini drink umbrellas, toothpicks, drinkware clips, lemon squeezer, bottle openers, etc. To organize everything neatly I used some of my vintage Starburst glassware collection. The mini umbrellas are stored in the top of a Starburst butter dish. I also keep the BoxTops I save for my nephew's school. in a little Starburst bowl in this drawer.

Bar Drawer After: 

        Here's a detail shot of one of my vintage Starburst bowls that I used to organize my drawers.  I attached my glass clips to the rim of this one so they could be easily seen. Then I put decorative garnish picks in the bowl.

      I would love to hear and see how some you use non-traditional items to organize your drawers.

Get ready for Back To School

       It's nearly time for achool to start back. Want to schedule a thirty-one party within a 40 mile radius of Brookhaven? Send me an e-mail at talita_ruble@yahoo.com Want to place an order? Visit my website at www.mythirtyone.com/talita

Bad Blogger

Bad Blogger..... Yep, that's me.... It's been over a year since I started this blog, and I only made two posts (both posted over a year ago). Yes, that definately deserves the Bad Blogger Award. I had good intentions though.
Excuse 1: It's just that when my hubby deployed, he knew that I was going to be doing alot of renovations and redecorating of the House Of Ruble. He made me promise not to send him any photos or tell him about any of the changes I was making because he wanted to be surprised when he came home. And let me tell you...... That was sooooo hard!!! You see, I am by nature a blabbermouth. Especially when it comes to my hubby... I can't keep a secret from him to save my life. If he had pressed at all, I would have completely folded. Luckily he didn't and I was able to keep my secrets. And let me tell you!!! He was very surprised and very pleased!!! But more on that in a later post.
Excuse 2: I was super busy with work and the above renovations, so I didn't do many projects that did not revolve around the renovations and redecorating.
So that's it, that's my excuses. Sad but true.