I can hardly contain myself! #ContainSaltLakeCity

Utah finally got it’s first Container Store! I say first because I am hoping that they will come down my way soon, but at any rate, it was very exciting to hear that they were opening! Even more exciting was being able to attend a blogger preview and see the store before it opened.

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If you have been reading for long, you know I have an obsession with organizers and office supplies. This store is like dying and going to organizing heaven!

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There are so many ways to organize things it was mind blowing! Things that I have never even thought of before. But of course, I most fell in love with the Elfa closet systems. This is beyond a want, it’s a real need in our house. I’ve been dreaming about it ever since, and plotting a way to save up the money to install something awesome in our bedroom closet.

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The Container Store was also generous and gave all the bloggers in attendance a gift card. I’ve already been back once, and can’t wait to go back again with a game plan for using my card. Really I could snatch up almost everything and be happy, but I don’t think my house would hold it all!

Simplyfiy & Savor the Season guest post and giveaway

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The reveal, thank you IKEA!

It might not seem like much, but this was a much needed office spruce up. You might remember the before and the story behind it. Here is the before photo:

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And here is the after:

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Small changes, but such a big difference! The entire wall is now glorious storage! In fact, did you notice the best part? Empty space!!! Oh what a luxury that is.

IKEA Draper was kind enough to provide the bookshelves, and the adorable green storage bins, for my project.

This is the first time I have put together any IKEA furniture. I have to admit, I was a little scared at first because I have heard that it can be hard. It totally wasn’t! They were the easiest bookshelves I have ever put together (and I have put together quiet a few from other brands). The instructions were easy to follow, and all the hardware comes with it. Would I use IKEA furniture again for a project? You bet!

I’m so thrilled to have things in my office not only looking nice, but also functioning well. It’s such an amazing feeling to have a place to put everything (with space left over even)! And the green bins have fast become my favorite for their ability to store loose items. They really hide the mess.

Thank you IKEA!

Side note: It can be funny the things you discover when you work on a space that is going to be blogged about. Something I learned was that my office is hard to photograph, it’s narrow and surprisingly very dark, even in the lightest parts of the day.

Pinners Conference 2014

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I’m very excited to announce the Pinners Conference is coming back for 2014! It was a very fun conference last year, and I am looking forward to seeing what is new this time around.

One thing that they are doing differently this year than last is offering free tickets for the expo, and charging for the classes. I think this is an awesome idea! The expo is great, full of fun ideas for your home, and a lot of amazing shopping. The classes will be well worth their low prices too (they were great last year).

Use code ‘thestylishnest’ for tickets! Hope to see you there!

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