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Thursday, August 23, 2012

123 A Pretty Organized Vanity, a Promo and a Surprise CAMEO Giveaway!

So much to share in this post so hold onto your britches my friends!

A few months ago, I used some banked Joss & Main credit to snag a desk and mirror to use together as a vanity in our new dressing room.  Although the two pieces were sold during different flash sales, when I popped them together, they were like the hubs and I... completely meant to be.


Two years ago when I started designing up the room, I knew I wanted to create a cozy and special place to escape and be a girl in this home full of boys.  The desk and mirror were the missing link the space has been waiting for!  {I know it's crazy ridiculous that we have a dressing room, however, you can find more about how it came to be here.}  But oh so white right?  It's a phase.  My name is Jen and I am addicted to white furniture.  Seriously, I just love the clean and fresh feeling that the white gives, especially in windowless areas... but this was screaming for some color.  Even the drawer dividers disappeared in the sea of white...


Yawn....

The first pop of fun and whimsy I decided to add to this new girly hot spot, were some fabulous knobs I found at Hobby Lobby for $1.50 each!


Aren't they incredible?  During our recent trip out to Montana, Amanda treated me to the most incredible and overwhelming trip to Hobby Lobby.  I was a Hobby Lobby virgin until that point, so I had no idea what to expect, and it was everything I was hoping for, and so much more!  Their knob selection was my favorite part!

So much better already!!


The next step was to tackle the inside of the drawers.  Now when I started this project, I will admit, I questioned if I was going overboard.  Have I taken my obsession with labeling too far?  But when I was done, I knew it was the right move and it will make me smile big day after day, and that is what matters, crazy or not. 

I picked a slew of my favorite colors of Silhouette's premium vinyl and started by popping the first one into my super slick cutting machine.


I was hoping to create something graphic and colorful inside the drawers, so I cut out the labels from different fonts, colors and images, and transferred them to the bottom of the acrylic drawer dividers.  This allowed me to easily see the labels, but they would also stay protected.


As always, I was excited that the machine was able to make such sweet cuts for me, especially since some of the fonts I adore are so delicate!


Once all of the labels were cut and transferred to the bottoms of the dividers, they made the statement I was going for inside the drawers...


A little bit label crazy?  Totally.  And I LOVE IT!  I can't help but smile just typing about it!

Even when all of my makeup was added into the dividers, you could still see glimpses of the colors peeking out and saying hello.


Since I also use the vanity for giving my hair some love, the second drawer was devoted to those belongings.


Goodbye white, hello color!


Now to find the perfect rug and this room will be about complete.  Time for a happy dance!


So now that we have gotten through the vanity details, it's time for the promo details!

Now through August 31st, you can snag your own Silhouette CAMEO and Vinyl bundle, for $75 off the regular price!


That means you can snag the following goodies:
  • Silhouette CAMEO®
    • Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting tool
    • Power cable/AC adapter
    • USB cable
    • Silhouette Studio® software
    • $10 download card
    • 12" x 12" cutting mat
    • Silhouette blade
    • Basic Instruction Guide
    • CAMEO instructional DVD
  • black 12" premium vinyl
  • white 12" premium vinyl
  • 12" transfer paper
All for $270!  Already have a CAMEO?  All vinyl is also 40% off!  Just go here and enter ORGANIZING at checkout!

And last but not least, just when you thought it couldn't get any more exciting around here, my pals over at Silhouette are tossing in a CAMEO and Vinyl Bundle to GIVEAWAY to one lucky IHeart Organizing reader!!





Happy Thursday and...

123 comments:

  1. Love it! I'm curious where that yellow chevron pillow come from....I've been looking for one and it looks like it's the perfect shade.

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    1. Thanks lulu! I actually found them quite awhile ago on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/59184859

      xo!
      Jen

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    2. I just recovered my sister's bench in a yellow chevron like that from Hobby Lobby. It was duck cloth though.

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  2. Jen - thanks for doing another Silouette giveaway! I drool over that thing every time you use it!

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    1. I second that!! I wish I could take advantage of the discounted price, but just can't right now. Such an amazing machine. :)

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  3. awesome! I am dying to have a silouette! So need it in my busy home!

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  4. Oh my Gosh!! We are building a new upstairs for our girls - new rooms, new bathroom - I am totally using this idea for labeling the tweens to teens stuff!

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  5. Great labeling idea. Thanks for another great giveaway. Someone will be very lucky.

    Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    Email Me

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  6. I love how you labeled the bottom, so your stuff doesn't mess up the labels! Genius!

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  7. How is it possible that you had never been to Hobby Lobby?! You have been missing out-so much fun stuff! I'm planning a trip there today to pick up a few things for some projects.

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    1. They just don't have any Hobby Lobby's near me. So sad, I know. I guess I will have to make more trips out to Montana to get my fix, lol!

      xo,
      Jen

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    2. Jen-

      May I suggest that you travel south to Chicago instead? We have several Hobby Lobbies in the metropolitan area,not to mention so much more!

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  8. Wow, this is a FUN blog! I am now a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win the Cameo. I am a cardmaker, and this would be SO much fun to have!

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  9. Love it! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

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  10. I live in Oklahoma City where Hobby Lobby headquarters is. It is hard to imagine never having been in one of their stores before but I am glad you got to experience it. I can go in there and just walk around getting ideas forever. My husband will never understand it but I love Hobby Lobby!

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    1. I can see how one could get lost in there for days! It's amazing!

      xo,
      Jen

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  11. I love how you mixed up the fonts and colors- looks great!

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  12. I freakin LOVE the labels! You should totally put labels on the drawer dividers and sell them on Etsy, cause I want some!! (but I don't want to pay $270 for them!)

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    1. I have thought about it! It's just a matter of finding the time, but hopefully I will get to a point where I can add "as seen on IHeart" items to the shop! :)

      xo,
      Jen

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    2. Yes, please do! I would love that so much!!! :)

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  13. Love the turquoise, black and white all mixed together.
    Sensational giveaway!

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  14. Omg, I love this idea! I am a labeling freak! So pretty!

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  15. I would LOVE to win this Silhouette! Pick me! :-)

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  16. I'm in love...I want this so badly! Great job as usual :]

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  17. OMG! Never seen this Cameo tool before. I do believe I'm in love!

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  18. LOVE those labels! Makes me wish I would've bought clear containers now! ;-)

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  19. Those labels are totally something I would make! Maybe if I win the giveaway it'll be my first project :D

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  20. So seriously cute! I am dying for a Silhouette - love how you labeled the dividers!

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  21. Where did you get the clear drawer dividers? Looks great!

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    1. Hi Nicole!

      They are from Target but I haven't seen any there recently, so you could also check the Container Store.

      xo!
      Jen

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  22. I've never seen labels like that and I had no idea there was something you could make one yourself! They're absolutely divine!!! I want one pleeeeeaaaaase!!!

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  23. I love the trays... and it is not overboard!

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  24. Thanks for the chance to win! Just FYI - if I do than I will be copying your vanity drawer labels. They are amazing. Great job Jen! xoxo

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  25. Excellent! It looks so great with the labels inside the drawers.

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  26. So cute and fun! Annnnnd, the knobs look awesome! I'm loving them. Maybe I'll find a place to add some to our house... So glad you've got a girly space to escape from the boys. Ha, didn't mean that in a mean way. :)

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  27. Such a happy, girly spot! Love the knobs and the pop of color from the labels - definitely not overboard ;)

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  28. Jen YOU ROCK thank you for doing another giveaway with the cameo. I LOVE this machine and wish wish wish I could afford one. We just moved into a new home and I have SOOOOO many decorating ideas that I want to do. LOVE these kinds of posts . Thanks for being so inspirational!!

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  29. Been following the Silhouette blog and on pinterest for a while, dreaming of the labels/cards/projects I could do when we move into your new house next weekend! Thanks for the chance to win one :)

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win one of these! My labeling projects would be so much prettier!

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  31. Would this be a wonderful and needed win. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  32. What a wonderful way to organize those drawers! I would never have thought to add the cute graphics!

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  33. Love hobby lobby and how is it that I have never seen this glorious tool????

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  34. Jen, it's adorable! (& welcome to the land of Hobby Lobby addicts! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win a Cameo. It would be SUCH a help with our current office organization project!

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  35. SQUEEEEEEEAAAAL!!!! Omg everything about this post is amazing!!! I would do the silhouette name proud!!! Love your girly space, it's stunning!! Thanks for sharing and for this giveaway. Fingers crossed!!!!!

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  36. I LOVE this!! If you sell the silhouette labels in your Etsy store, I would DEFINITELY purchase them! They're perfect :)

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    1. I have thought about it! It's just a matter of finding the time, but hopefully I will get to a point where I can add "as seen on IHeart" items to the shop! :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  37. Question about your flooding: So would that flood damage have been covered by flood insurance? We don't have flood insurance but I would really like to buy some. I guess it isn't that expensive??? But does it have tons of exclusions? I'm always worried about that or some nasty city sewer back-up which I guess most insurance doesn't cover either?

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    1. Hi there!

      I would recommend chatting with your local home owner's insurance rep. We didn't have any flood coverage {we can't even obtain flood insurance and we didn't have a rider we needed on our home owners policy to cover the damages}. I have heard that if you can obtain the flood coverage, it can be costly, but I honestly can't say. We had our sump pump fail due to a power outage, so it was as simple as adding a rider onto our policy to protect us should it happen again.

      xo!
      Jen

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  38. I love Hobby Lobby too! Your space looks awesome! Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

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  39. The labels you made are so fun and unexpected!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  40. I have a crazy question.
    What brand is the vinyl that is used with the Cameo? Is there a name on the back of it?
    I only ask becasue I work for a plastics company that MAKES vinyl and I'm wondering if it is our film.
    Please send me an email if you can.
    nrmason122475@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  41. Another great project. Looks great. I know you are organized and streamlined and I try to live this way too, but is that REALLY all of your hair and makeup stuff?! Mine is organized and it still takes up three drawers!!! Most impressive!

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    1. Thanks! Yep, that is it. :) I also have some things in the bathroom such as face moisturizers and bath products, but as far as daily makeup goodies, I try to keep just the basics. I used to have a bit of a love for makeup and clothes, but I always found myself using the same things each day, or wearing only some of my favorite clothing pieces, so a more simplified life has been working out wonderfully!

      xo!
      Jen

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  42. Love it. The one thing you need is a flat iron holder. It will allow you to put away your flat iron while it is still hot. It is one of the best things I have ever purchased.

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    1. Thanks Kristen! I will have to look into that! :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  43. LOVE this! I wish I had a dressing room as well but this gives me hope for creating my own vanity in our next house!

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  44. I love it.. knobs might be my favorite change - so classy.

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    1. Thanks! I love them too! I was so surprised what a huge difference/upgrade that the simple update made!

      xo,
      Jen

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  45. Absolutely love it!! The knobs are gorgeous!

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  46. Beautiful! Where did you get the drawer organizer? I love how DEEP it is! sj_unk@yahoo.com
    Love your blog, brings a smile to my face and inspiration to my heart every day.
    -Sandy C

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  47. Omg I'm in LOVE with your labels!! :) where did you get the little cup thing that holds your brushes?

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    1. Hi Lauren!

      It's from Anthropologie a few years back but I think they still carry it or something similar. I don't typically splurge on higher end dishes unless I am only use one piece for some sort of storage :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  48. I would love if you sold the dividers and labels on etsy!! I want some!!

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  49. Love the labels! They add color without overdoing it.

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  50. Very cute space! As for Hobby Lobby - come on down to Rochester or head to LaCrosse! It seems so strange that there is not one in the Cities!

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  51. My goodness I just would LOVE to have a Silhouette Cameo! I've been dying to get one!

    http://busysweetlife.blogspot.com/

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  52. Great idea! I am searching for a similar desk for my own dressing room. I would like it to be versatile because I am sure I will only have the luxury while I am a single lady.

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  53. OK...I am officially obsessed with your labels! If only I had a dressing room... :-)

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  54. I love reading your blog and have seen some great organizing tips on here. I am wondering though why your contests are only open to US residents. I know that a lot of blog contests are open to residents of the US and Canada and am wondering if this would be possible in the future.

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Helen!

      I LOVE my international readers, however, unfortunately I am not the one who sets the guidelines when it comes to who the giveaways are open to. It has a lot to do with the charges that occur when shipping the giveaway items outside of the US and even sometimes with the customs process. I always check with my sponsors to see if they are willing to ship internationally, however, it's really up to them since they handle the mailing of the items.

      Thanks so much!
      xo,
      Jen

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  55. Jen your vanity is glamourous w/ the addition of those knobs, etc. I *adore* the labels you made for the drawer inserts/containers and wish I had access to, or finances to splurge, on a Silhouette. I agree -- when time permits you should definitely sell those labels on Etsy!

    Love your blog,

    Dee

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  56. I keep thinking my name will get picked one of these days- I would so love one of these great tools! Thanks for the fun giveaway and your terrific blog!

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  57. Dear Jen,
    Can you please help a girl out over here in New Zealand!
    I have been following your blog and pinterest for sometime now, and every day I grow more envious of your silhouette cameo and all the things you can do with them! I have looked and looked for suppliers in New Zealand only resulting in hefty hefty prices! I would so love to have one of these machines, yet i cant enter your giveaways as they are only to USA. oh to have my hands on one of these all the things that it can do! Can you help me out?

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    1. Hi Ashleigh!

      Such a bummer that it is so hard to get there. I wonder if there are other types of cutting machines there that are comparable?

      xo,
      Jen

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  58. I am in awe with your pantry transformation. Loved the candy section best, lol, No seriously I loved it! And now with the Vanity organization, I am feeling like i am slacking and should get to work doing a little reorganizing myself.lol Thanks for the cahnce to win the Cameo, it has been on my Bucket list for a long long time:)

    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  59. So excited about this giveaway, been saving up for a Silhouette so it would be GREAT and SO exciting to win one!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway Jen! Btw, LOVE the vanity, so pretty!!

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  60. You know I've wondered several times while reading your blog "how come none of her great finds ever come from Hobby Lobby??" Because that is where ALL of my great finds come from! I would be so lost without it. Especially during the holidays! Now every time you go out of town it'll be a treat to find a Hobby Lobby wherever you are visiting!

    The makeup labels are fantastic!!!!!

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  61. I love, love, LOVE those clear organizers!! You are so creative!! And I have to say that you not having a Hobby Lobby is payback for me not living anywhere close to an IKEA!! Just kidding, I'm always jealous of your IKEA hacks, now I can rub it in your face that I live 5 minutes away from Hobby Lobby! Ha!

    Ps. I hope you realize that I'm kidding and that I really love your blog! :-)

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    1. Oh, I totally get it! :) Between Hobby Lobby and World Market, I am always jealous of other blogger's finds. So when I post about IKEA, although I feel bad sometimes, we have it locally so I can't help but take advantage of it!

      xo,
      Jen

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  62. I love the labels in the organizers. It's a pop of fun. It would make me smile each time tha tI opened the drawer.

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  63. I am a recent follower so please pardon my really silly question. How are you able to create labels that would stick on underneath the clear container from the top side of the font? I'm also new to label and cutting machines.

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    1. Hi Gig-ee!

      The labels are cut from a vinyl product that has an adhesive on one side and can stick to just about anything :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  64. Thank you for sharing your inspiring happiness here! And thank you too for the notion that I might one day own a Cameo. I've about worn out a Cuttlebug and am ripe for moving on.

    Happy Hugs,
    Bahb (No Blog Bahb)
    brh@brh.com

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  65. Your design is so happy and fun - and useful! Thanks for a chance to win the Cameo!! -Pamela

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  66. Awesome Jen!! Love the labels! Can you share what fonts you used and if those are Silhouette designs, can you share the design numbers? I bought my Silhouette because of you and I love it, love using it with vinyl the most!

    Gig-ee you mirror the design then the sticky part becomes the top. Vinyl is colored through so it works :)

    Hope that helps.

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    1. Since I didn't save the cut templates, I am not 100% sure any longer, but I believe that I used the following fonts: Simply*Glamorous, Tall Films, Trajan Pro, Callie Hand and Sofia.

      xo!
      Jen

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  67. Beautiful! Totally looks like something you'd see for sale at the store. Hoping to win a Silhouette for our new all-girls non-profit PreK-12 private school. The school's goal to to empower young girls to be future leaders :)

    The school doesn't have many funds to buy the expensive accessories for labeling all the boxes and tubs/tupperware we have organized everything in,not to mention craft accessories, so this would be a great asset to have!! Any profits the school makes goes towards scholarships for those who can't afford the tuition.

    I'll be teaching Kindergarten Jr. and this would be a God-send!

    PS - I am A-D-D-I-C-T-E-D to your blog :)

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  68. Jen: What a fab, girly project. You will have many happy hours at your vanity, and I'm sure the perfect rug is out there. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.

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  69. I love your project. The fun fonts would make me smile every time I pick up a makeup item. Thank you for the chance

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  70. Can you share what fonts you used? I especially love the one you wrote "eyes" in light pink. Thanks!

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    1. Since I didn't save the cut templates, I am not 100% sure any longer, but I believe that I used the following fonts: Simply*Glamorous, Tall Films, Trajan Pro, Callie Hand and Sofia.

      xo!
      Jen

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  71. Your blog is very nice! I really like your project. And thanks much for giving away a cameo!

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  72. The ideas are endless, wow I just wish to win and start the fun. I love you blog.

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  73. I love your fun, colorful labels! I'd love to win the Silhouette-- I'd labels everything!

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  74. I love labels! I can only dream of what I could do with a Silhoutte!

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  75. Oh wow I love what you did to organize the makeup!!! That is so cute!!! I think I will do that with all the kids stuff!!!
    Thank you for the wonderful Idea!!
    Aloha,
    Shar

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  76. i would love to win as I live in canada and I can't take part of this wonderful discount to purchae. boo hoooo

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  77. Thanks for a chance to win a Cameo. It is so fun to think about all the projects I could do!

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  78. Hope I win one, that thing is cool.

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  79. How darn cute! I love this. I also love that vanity, I'd love to create something like that for my sister :)

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  80. I would love to win. You always share such great projects, I would love to try and make some labels too.

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  81. This is a beautiful setup! The labelings are to die for! Sadly..I would need more storage space for my makeup collection.

    www.istaistaista.blogspot.com

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  82. I homeschool our 2 daughters and would love to have this awesome product!

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  83. Hi Jen I found your blog in the past week and I am enthralled! I am amazed by you. I swear you are everything I aspire to be. I had a very neat, organized, mother who was also into scrap booking and crafts in general. Though she made a living creating one of a kind wedding ensembles (some for famous people as well), she dabbled in a lot of other craft areas. I did not get her gift of organization. So now @ 40 with 2 kids Juliet,6 and Hayden,3 I am trying to get our new home in order. We bought a house 8 months ago we painted, had a fence installed but didn't really put US into it. Our style. The the rooms are all blank canvases waiting to be painted.I am finally excited about redoing the den/playroom and the basement their 2nd playroom and a movie room. Since I found your blog my mind is racing 24/7, thinking about where I can boxes, paper, contact paper, what color paints, etc. Very overwhelming at first. I am certainly hoping to learn a lot from you since you have the most amazing home I have seen. Please tell your husband to cherish you and thank you daily for everything you do..because you are WONDERFUL! One more thing what is that wonderful font you used for the vanity clear cases (i.e. eyes, face, the mascara) I need to win the Cameo I <3 one sooooo badly!

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    1. Thank you sooooo much for the kind comment, and congratulations on your new home! So exciting to have a blank slate to play with!!

      Since I didn't save the cut templates, I am not 100% sure any longer, but I believe that I used the following fonts: Simply*Glamorous, Tall Films, Trajan Pro, Callie Hand and Sofia.

      xo!
      Jen

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  84. This idea is fabulous! Vinyl stickers are great and easy to take off if you feel like changing things up! Wish we have a hobby lobby in Toronto! They need to open one here soon!

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  85. How do you get contacted if you win? It says the winner is Megan, well, I am a Megan lol...did I win? Lol I hope so :)

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    1. An email is always sent to the winner once one is selected, so make sure to check your inbox! :)

      xo,
      Jen

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  87. Reading your blog is like a breath of fresh air! It's so refreshing to find a blog that makes my heart happy :) This vanity is adorable!!!

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  88. Love love love everything about this!!! And your blog is pretty much my go to blog to read! Being a college student my desk is also my vanity... It's white like your but where did the clear drawer dividers come from? All the ones I have found are too

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    1. Hi Alexa,

      I found them at Target but I have also seen similar styles and options at The Container Store and on Amazon.

      xo!
      Jen

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    2. I don't have a Target in my area so I was able to find some at Wal-Mart. Although they do look a little more plasticy compared to the ones that you have (yours seem to look more like glass... if that makes sense!)

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  89. Absolutely love this. I have been looking all over for the clear drawer dividers and have had no luck finding them anywhere.

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  90. Where did you get that cute little blue mirror?? I have a silver one that's a bit taller from IKEA but a colored one would look much cuter since all my furniture is white too!

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