Creative Colored Pen Organizer (Makeover Monday)

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I am happy to share with you today my very favorite (and simplest) makeover project ever! This one is simple, resourceful and downright practical. Years ago when I began scrapbooking I wants to have an accessible storage option for my pens. One that allowed the pens to stay on my desk, and stored horizontally. I also did not want to rummage through a pen case to find the color or style pen I wanted. Well, I had hung onto a shower gift container that I knew would come in handy “some day” – I KNOW you know exactly what I mean. Well, sure enough it did, and with a few tweaks, I had the best pen holder ever. I decided for makeover Monday, I would clean it up, update the paper, and share it here with you. I hope it inspires you to look around your house, be resourceful and make something useful with stuff you already have! Good luck. Who knows, maybe you still have your own baby shower caddy gift holder stored in the closet!

So, here we have a Re-Purposed Baby Bath Caddy project for Makeover Monday… enjoy!

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The Planner Habit -Makeover Monday

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Today for the second installment of my Makeover Monday series of posts, I am sharing my current Planner and the way I made myself at home in it. First, let me give you a quick history on my Planner Love and commitment. I have used a Planner since my first year as a Personal Trainer (of course, this was when dinosaurs still roamed the earth but you understand it’s been a long time). I remember I bought a small At A Glance pink planner to track my schedule. In it I wrote down Personal Training appointments for my first serious stint into the lives and homes of others helping them fit in fitness. As I balanced training others, myself, and various  commitments, including journal keeping, I devised my version of a planner. A three-ring spiral bound 3-5 subject notebook held the details of my diet, training, daily Personal Training Schedule, and other appointments as well as quotes, notes and scraps. Soon after, I began running my own business and I shifted to a DayRunner for a more professional binder and increased versatility. I remember leaving that planner in West Palm Beach, Florida somewhere between the airport and who knows where. God had my back, because within 4 days of returning home, that planner, which held the paperwork for my newly incorporated business was returned! Phew. The Planner habit had been made and I rarely, if ever was without my faithful sidekick.

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Makeover Monday (Lap Desk)

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Hello, Friends. I am cultivating creativity all month in March and maybe beyond. I have enjoyed rummaging through my many paper scraps and am getting organized since my office makeover in January. Since My One Word for the year is Renewal, it is no surprise I’m feeling inspired to make many old things new! Each Monday, I will be sharing a completed projects and joining one of my favorite places in the Blogosphere, Create with Joy for Inspire Me Monday. I hope you will find inspiration when you visit. My inner crafty chick was feeling deprived so I have given her free reign as of late!

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