BOTB 6.20.15

By Kate Riley June 20, 2015

Weekend greetings! What are your plans for Father’s Day weekend? We’re spending most of it around the house, gardening, barbequing, and then attending a local play. Summer is in full swing and we’re loving it, the way the light reflects off the boats in the local harbor, and how the established perennials and the vegetables we planted seem to double in size each day. Pumpkins, beans, tomatoes, herbs, and more, don’t you love the smell of the leaves on your fingers after you touch them?

Today it’s another round of favorites spied around the blogosphere, enjoy these lovely projects and spaces! Don’t miss Brittany’s navy, gold, and white kitchen makeover, so beautiful!

navy white kitchen makeover


Tour Heather’s blue and white living room makeover at Put That on Your Blog.

blue and white living room


Make your own concrete top x base table with Rogue Engineer.

concrete top x base table


Build a tie rack for your guy with supplies and a step by step at Craftaholics Anonymous.

diy tie rack


Or create a wood grain flask for your man, I love this simple project from Molly at Almost Makes Perfect.

diy wood grain flask


Favorites Under Fifty: Storage Bins

By Kate Riley June 18, 2015

I’m on an organization kick, remembering that behind my office closet doors which I’m replacing soon are a bunch of ugly boxes and bins that are as boring as can be. Practical yes, pretty? Oh no. This perfectly beautiful home office nook makes me drool and has inspired me to move forward with my own office organization plan.

organized office

design by kathryn j lemaster featured in at home in arkansas

It has also prompted a new series called “favorites under fifty (dollars)”; today’s spotlight is on attractive storage bins. Solid bins, baskets, and boxes are easy to come by, their clean lines bring calm to a space as evidence by the above, but I also love those bins with pattern or pizazz, these under $50 picks have that little something extra, perfect for a home office, kid’s room, or anywhere you need something snazzy in which to store your stuff.


storage bins under $50

storage bin with handles (multiple fabrics) $30 / metal basket, $18 / black + white floral fabric basket, $34 / samode storage baskets, $48 / quartz cube bin, $16 / prism storage boxes, $13 / mod cube, $29 / 4 piece faux leather bin set, $49 / kenya baskets, $30-50 / metallic storage bins, $19-25 / carnival soft sided, $33 / yellow striped hamper, $20 / printed canvas basket, $17 / multi dot, $40 / graphic storage boxes, $15-28 / pink gradient box (multiple colors), $20 / giraffe print bin, $10 / mosaic box, $44 / urban abstract nesting boxes, $30 / striped storage bin, $15 / delft hamper, $49

Hope you enjoy the “favorites under fifty” roundup, I’m open to topic suggestions for future features!