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monday mess . shop sweet things
April 9, 2012

This weeks Monday Mess is brought to you by Jeanne of Shop Sweet Things.  Jeanne and I met at ALT this past year.  In fact, we met at the airport. I have to say I was instantly taken with her cheery sophisticated preppy style.  Not only does Jeanne have great style but she is super sweet and I’m so glad we’ve stayed in touch.  Her blog is one of my new faves because she seriously knows how to find sweet things.  I totally love her weekly post Sweet Things Under $20 posts.  And I promise, you will too!

And now, here is Jeanne’s mess…

I’m hoping I can clean/organize my shoe closet this week. The space where I store my shoes is not very big and I’m finding myself stacking my shoes on top of each other, which is a little heartbreaking to see! I’m still trying to find the best solution to organize my shoes. I did come across an idea of using a vintage bookcase to store them. I thought that was kind of cool because you can keep your shoes organize and showcase them at the same time.

That would be my daughter’s room! She’s at a stage where she’s exploring and likes to make a big mess. She’s not yet old enough to clean up after herself, so every time I organize her room it becomes a big ole’ mess again 10 minutes later. So, I’m starting to learn not to let that get to me and live with the toddler mess.

Note: So you know I couldn’t help asking Jeanne what her favorite brand/style of jeans are.  Here is what she had to say, “My favorite brand thus far are Levi’s premium jeans. I have two pairs and wear them constantly. They’re not too expensive compared to other premium brands and they hold up really well. Other than that, for trendier options, I usually go w/ H&M or F21.”

What about you lovelies?  Do you have any piles going on right now?  I have about 25.  I think I’ll be taping this little quote to my wall this week!  It’s so good …”we forget that imperfection is happiness!”  Try not to forget!



commented on April 9th 2012 at 10:59am

Love this series! She is the sweetest!


replied on April 9th, 2012 at 11:58am

Thanks, Colleen! xo . t

commented on April 9th 2012 at 11:29am

Thanks so much for having me, Trina! This post absolutely helped me step back a little and know that it’s ok not to be perfect all the time. Truly inspiring!


replied on April 9th, 2012 at 11:59am

Thanks so much for participating and for sharing your mess! Doesn’t it always help to know that others have their piles + messes too?! xo . t

commented on April 9th 2012 at 11:34am

I am a pile person, for sure. I pile person and a list person. I have a pile of clothes to give to my sister, a pile for goodwill, a pile for dry cleaning and a pile that needs alterations… It’s certainly an organized mess!
I love all the colored jeans and think I might have to go grab a pink pair this weekend!


replied on April 9th, 2012 at 12:01pm

Erin- Hmmm. I am so with you. I have more piles than I care to admit but they all have a purpose. I’m totally stealing your your take on it…an “organized mess!” Brilliant! You should def spoil yourself with a pair of colored jeans!
xo . t

commented on April 9th 2012 at 12:50pm

Wow, Jeanne’s pile of jeans is such a colorful mess! Love this column :)


commented on April 9th 2012 at 1:37pm

what a beautiful mess!!! love that jeanne did a guest post here cuz it introduced me to your blog. i love the connections blogs bring to one another! happy blogging :)


replied on April 9th, 2012 at 2:21pm

Thanks for stopping by! Totally agree. Love finding new blogs + friends! Have a great day! xo . trina

commented on April 11th 2012 at 4:20pm

Love Jeanne and Shop Sweet Things. She does find the greatest things. I’m also a fan of LaLa Lovely and always find much inspiration here. So, this post is a win-win.


replied on April 11th, 2012 at 4:42pm

Awww…Thanks, Theresa.
xo . t