Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tea To Go!

My wonderful friend Annie over at The Hood Life brought me by a little pregnancy gift last week.  It is the coolest "tea cup" I have ever seen.  It functions like a to go coffee mug, but this one brews your tea!  You put your tea bag in the mesh container and then with the lever on the side of the lid, you drop the mesh container down into your hot water.  Once it is brewed to your liking, you lift the mesh container out of the water with the lever and drink!  The mug keeps your tea nice and hot and there is no need to even take the bag out before you drink.  It is VERY handy and so easy to use - and it sure is a nice break from all of the H2O I have been drinking!
The water eventually starts to turn a different shade once it has been brewing for a minute or two.
Annie also inspired me to clean and organize our master bedroom closet.  I recently read this post of hers and decided it was time for me to do the same.  You really don't realize it, but you spend a lot of time in your closet.  Standing in there - aimlessly trying to figure out what you are going to wear to an up coming wedding or dinner with friends.  You are always doing laundry, putting up clothes, folding.... Why not take some time to organize and make it neat?  This is just what Jack and I did on Sunday.  I don't know if Jack really knew what he was signing up for when I asked him to come back to our room to put together this $16 shelf I bought at Target.  One thing led to another and after 4-5 hours of cleaning, 4 bags of Garage Sale, and 3 bags of trash later, WE WERE DONE!  Annie, again, I thank you for inspiring me to clean my closet.  It was definitely NEEDED.  I wish I would have taken before shots (you guys wouldn't have believed your eyes) but here are some after shots:
I bought baskets to store random stuff:  Our swimsuits, Winter Gear, my tights / leggings, etc.
This area use to have t-shirts stuffed in every shelf.  We moved them all to our dresser and now there is room for Jack's shoes that use to lay all over the ground.  I used another basket to store our socks and there is also two shelfs for extra t-shirts (we have a TON of t's we can't seem to get rid of).
Here you can see Jack's end of the closet.  Up above on the highest shelves there were clothes and blankets - all kinds of stuff crammed up there.  We also threw away 1 gazillion wire hangers.  Anyone notice all of my clothes fit in two areas, while Jack has 4 different areas for his clothes?  Hmmm.  I may need to do some shopping.
This is the little shelf I had Jack put together.  $16 at Target.  This use to be a big open space over my clothes.  Now it holds all of my shoes that were previously laying all over the ground.  I also used these cute wall hangers to hang my long necklaces!


  1. what a cool tea mug!! i'm on a tea kick, so i might have to invest in this. this closet cleaning is contagious...i'm itching to get mine organized now!!!

  2. Nice work Jamie!!! Look at all that room for more clothes! :) I also love the orange bowl lanyard hanging in your closet - that is a 'must keep' item for sure, heehee.

  3. Way to go Jamie! There is nothing like organizing things, just wait it's only the beginning of nesting! I need one of those tea mugs, so cool. Where did Annie get that? Love it!