Wow where do I start friends? It’s seems forever since I’ve just had time to chat with you. I was away for three weeks with limited internet access and wouldn’t you believe that’s when things start happening that required my attention stat. Never fails does it. I think the second day I was away my site went down and this is after I just changed to a new host only two weeks prior so that this exact thing wouldn’t happen anymore. What was happening I wondered? Turns out my daily traffic more than tripled thanks to some nice Pinterest traffic. I almost never check my stats so you should have seen my face when I checked and saw the numbers going crazy. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a huge traffic surge like that before as my traffic has always been slow and steady so it was a nice surprise and thankfully my host provider was able to get things all taken care of on the back end. So thank you to whoever started that chain of events by pinning the home page of my site and to everyone else who kept it going. Very cool!
Another exciting event that happened while I was away was my app, Org Junkie, was finally updated, yay!
Did you all get to check out the updated version yet? One of the things my developers fixed is the timer but it still doesn’t work for me even though it works for them. It’s very strange, but regardless they are moving to a new timer in a future update so this won’t be an issue anymore after that. Could you let me know if it works for you? Also we’ve added the shopping list but the menu planner and android version could still be awhile (sorry about that!). A few other bugs were fixed up as well. The main focus of my app is simplicity, just a quick and easy place to help you organize your organizing on the go. I think we’ve done a good job of accomplishing that. I do hope you think so too!
While I was away I had fun checking out some organizing stores here in Canada including one I’d never even heard of before (how could that be?) called Canadian Closet. They sell more than just closet stuff too, they had all kinds of organizing gear for me to check out.
We totally found it by surprise when we were out driving around one day in Calgary and when I saw it I shouted to my husband “stop the car, stop the car”. Sheesh I almost gave him a heart attack. Good thing he’s use to me and my organizing craziness! Then, again by total surprise, we found another Canadian Closet store in Red Deer and this one was three times the size. Fun stuff!
When I am in Ontario visiting family I always like to check out the Solutions store. This store is very similar to the Container Store in the US, complete with expensive prices and all :) In fact the only thing I purchased was a cleaning cloth for my iPhone, can you believe it? I did however really enjoy looking at all the eye candy! Sorry for the blurriness of some of the photos…I was on the fly with my iPhone.
I loved the color of this shoe organizer.
Fun office supplies. I’m loving the colorful ones in the top right hand corner.
I’m really gravitating to the natural looking baskets these days.
In fact when I popped into the Real Canadian Superstore I found this whole collection of them.
Seriously drool worthy!
Then we went to Costco and I found this set of three baskets for $19.99. If I didn’t have to fly home these would have been in my cart for sure! I was hoping to find them in an Alberta Costco but no such luck.
Back in Alberta I checked out a Bed Bath and Beyond. They carry a ton of organizing supplies but I found their prices to be way crazy. Yikes! In fact the only thing I bought was this beautiful under sink organizer. For both pieces it cost me nearly $40 though, so not cheap but I really wanted to be able to utilize vertical space and haven’t been able to find a set for less anywhere.
Here’s the before picture:
And here is the after. The new organizer on the bottom holds my hair tools (curling irons, etc) and hair rollers and the top shelf holds my cosmetic bags and other hair accessories. The three drawer bins on the left hold my girlie products :)
Okay this has gotten a little long so I’ll finish here but not before saying thank you to all of you lovely ladies (men??) that visit me here each day. Love ya!