August 24, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (Volume 20)

Last weekend I was able to go out of town to see some of my sorority sisters.  My goodness, it was so good to see all of them and to spend so much time laughing and talking over dinner!  I feel so old realizing 5 years ago at this time I was starting college. 

We had an OT picnic this week with my class and the incoming class!  Everyone is so sweet, and I am really excited about the year ahead! 

I found this container at Goodwill for about a dollar, and immediately bought it. 

 I spray-painted it black and used it to organize this mess inside of my desk drawer. 

So much better! 

I am trying to get more organized in general, and I've been collecting jars from our pasta sauces for quite a while now.  Over my break when I had nothing better to do, I took off all the labels, spray painted the lids black, and tied ribbons around them.  

Do you have any good free or cheap organization tips/ideas?  I have to have a lot of structure to stay organized or else everything ends up everywhere!  I also like when things look cute because it keeps me motivated to keep it organized.  Also, does anyone have photo organizing ideas?  If you couldn't tell, I take WAY too many pictures, and I have piles and piles of them to organize.

Thomas and I rented The Hunger Games this week.  This just makes me laugh, and I would love to see someone actually do something like this...
I am so excited for the weekend! I have a surprise date planned for Thomas, and some other things coming up.  I hope you all have a great weekend! :)


  1. I love your organizing pics! Great idea for the jars! I actually use mine for homemade marinara but now I'm going to save even more!!! My cabinets are about to be cute!!!!

    1. Haha love it! I found the idea here -

  2. I also love your organizing pictures! I love to alot! Some people enjoy playing sports, running, or sewing. Me, I love nothing more than a cluttered closet, some garbage bags, and some storage containers! I remember like it was yesterday asking my mother if I could please organize her pantry!Ha! Have a great weekend! Oh and what did you think of The Hunger Games?

    1. Haha I love that you used to ask your mom to organize her pantry! We loved The Hunger Games! The whole idea of it is shocking, and I don't care to watch violence, but I thought the movie was really good.

  3. Yep, I seriously laughed out loud to 6. Glad you were able to see your sisters!

  4. #6 is too funny! I would love to see it, too!

    I really like the jars! I need to cutesy up things around here.

    1. It still makes me laugh thinking about someone actually doing that! I would never have the guts to be the one to do it!

  5. I'm going to have to copy your jar idea; I've got so many saved but haven't known what to do with them!