This post is sponsored by my friends at Tuesday Morning.

The entryway cabinet is the first place that guest reach when entering our home.  Being such a central piece in the house, it was the first place that I prepped for Christmas.   I wanted this cabinet to serve as a functional space for my guest to get all those little tidbits to make staying at our home for the holidays enjoyable.   Tuesday Morning was my one- stop shop for everything needed to make this space not only function for the holidays but to make it beautiful!  If you have been with me for any time you know that Tuesday Morning is my go-to store for all things for the home such as home decor, linens, kitchen items and furniture.

The first thing that I did was clean out the cabinet and then pulled out my pen and paper to plan out what I needed for each drawer.  With my handy list, I headed to my local Tuesday Morning to get everything I needed to complete this project.

One of the first things that I knew I wanted accessible for my guest this Christmas is beautiful comfy blankets.  My family and friends love to lounge around our home, and I wanted to have blankets readily available for them both upstairs and downstairs.  These beautiful red and white throws were the perfect find!  Tuesday Morning had so many blankets to choose from, but my eye immediately was drawn to these beauties.  I loved that they also had them in a variety of prints.

Now everyone can easily grab a blanket when needed and it is in a centralized area in our home.

I use to live in the United Kingdom, and one of my British friends introduced me to crackers, and I have been hooked ever since!  These are so fun to share with family and friends during the holidays.  When I saw them in Tuesday Morning, I got so excited and was torn between which style to choose from.  I ended up going with these beautiful white and red holiday scripted crackers.  Christmas Eve, I will ask everyone to grab one from the drawer so that we can enjoy a British tradition.

My family is very competitive, and games are a huge hit every Christmas.  I was so excited when I came across so many wooden style games in Tuesday Morning.  At a price from $4 to 8 dollars per game, I could not get these in my shopping cart fast enough.   This drawer is going to be such a hit this Christmas.

Many of you know that we have a shoe-less home.  Since we do not wear shoes in our home I like to have socks available for all guest.  I wanted to make them look festive by tying a beautiful red ribbon around each pair of socks.   Every year Tuesday Morning is my go-to store for my holiday ribbons as they never disappoint.

This is such a simple but budget-friendly way to upgrade this drawer.

You know I was going to have chocolate available.  I could not resist.  One of my favorite shopping spots in Tuesday Morning is the aisle with the assortment of delicious and unique teas, coffee, and candies.  I found these “Emergency Chocolates”  which I thought were not only fun but tasty.  I am going to let my guest know that at any time they feel a chocolate emergency they should run to this drawer.

I knew I wanted an on-the-go drawer for guest.  All of our guests come in from out of town and often like to sneak away to enjoy the local area and beach views.  I wanted to have beverage carafes and a blanket that they could take with them in case they wanted to sit on the beach and enjoy the view of the waves.

Now I have a Christmas ready entryway cabinet.  I love how it turned out, and I knew that Tuesday Morning would have everything I needed to make this happen.  Now that I had the interior portion of the cabinet ready I moved onto the top of the cabinet.

I had been eyeing this fabulous stemware for a few weeks in Tuesday Morning.  I love the unique design and thought they would be perfect to place on the entryway table as guest come downstairs for breakfast Christmas Morning.  I will have them filled with orange juice.   I also found this beautiful silver tray on the next aisle. Together they are the perfect fit for my entryway cabinet.

I also knew that I needed a little Christmas red to bring all of the white in the space to holiday life!  These holiday stems were perfect!  I will be going back to Tuesday Morning for more of these I am sure.  Also while in Tuesday Morning,  I found a beautiful little silver vase with the perfect amount of holiday sparkle to place them in.

Of course,  I found a beautiful grey marble lamp and the table top was complete!

As I was headed to the register to check out, thinking I have found all the gems needed I ran into this magnificent wine bucket.  How fabulous is this!  I could not resist.  This will be perfect to keep all of my holiday wine chilled and ready for guest.   I can say my entryway cabinet Christmas prep was a complete success thanks to Tuesday Morning.   I highly encourage you to stop by your Tuesday Morning to get your home holiday ready.

With the start of the New Year most of us are pumped to start all of those home organization projects.  I know I am definitely a part of that group.  As soon as January arrived I was ready to dive in and refresh my home.  I started with the kitchen.  The kitchen is one of my favorite spaces and I love staying on top of keeping it purged, fresh and beautiful (at least in my eyes).  A few months ago,  I shared my kitchen organization video with you on my At Home With Nikki YouTube channel.  I took you through all of my cabinets and drawers to show you how I had it organized.   I love having a kitchen that is well organized, and where everything has place.  My thought is one that a kitchen can function and be beautiful at the same time.

If you are on my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you may have already been on this kitchen refresh journey with me. I tried to share the spaces that I was working on each day. My thought is to do a little each day. It is amazing how much you can get accomplished when you break up a daunting task into a mini task.

The most challenging space in my kitchen to keep organized is the fridge. It gets so much use each day that I have to stay on top of it. The pantry is on my list of the second most challenging space to keep in order. No matter how much I purge my pantry, I can still find things that can be passed on to be a blessing to others before they expire. My pantry was itching for a purge. After the holidays I find so many items that I know I will most likely not use such as extra cans of cranberry sauce or an overabundance of vegetable stock. January is the perfect month for a kitchen refresh.

I must say that all in all this year’s refresh was a breeze.  There was minimal purging, and I stayed focused on the task of doing a little each day for one week.  I wish you all success with getting your home in order.

Blessings & Love

One of my favorite places in my home is what I have always called my “Personal Home Goods”.  It is where I find all of serving pieces.  When we purchased this house, I immediately called dibs on this space.  I knew it would be perfect for all my home gems.  Who needs that much space in a coat closet anyways!

My Organization Method

In this space, I knew I wanted to keep it white and bright with touches of warmth with rich espresso colored baskets.  The baskets store a variety of items such as napkins, napkin rings. table cards, salt and pepper shakers and all those little entertaining gems.

I store the items by style as follows:

All clear glassware

Silver Pieces

Holiday Pieces

Trays

White Dishware

 

This allows me to keep my shopping under control be because I don’t allow myself to purchase any other items once the closet is full.  I must be content or purge and pass it on to be a blessing to someone else.

 

Blessings & Love

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to team up with the fabulous Peter Walsh.  I have been a fan of Peter’s for so many years.  I remember watching him on TLC’s Clean Sweep and being in awe of his top notch organization skills.  He provided us even more exceptional tips on his television show Extreme Clutter on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).   His home organizational tips are always sensible and on point.  Peter is also a author of 5 best-selling books on organization (see links below).  

So how did this collaboration come about?  My friend Cas from the YouTube channel  Organized Clutterbug has also been a huge fan of Peter’s for a long time.  Peter was looking to bring together our small community of organizers to team up to share our organizational tips in a series.  Cas reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in being apart of this project.  Of course my answer was a big fat YES! 

The video below is our (Peter and I) collaboration video.  I share with you some tips on double duty organizing for your living room space.  Be sure to subscribe to Peter’s YouTube channel because we have so much more in store for you.  Have a beautiful weekend! 

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Today I am announcing the winner of the “Mini Workbag” give-a-way that I hosted on my Youtube Channel “At Home With Nikki”.  I was so happy to be able to do this give-a-way.  Most of you already know that I am such a fan of having a great workbag.   To be able to give one away just makes my day.  So the winner is……………………………….

I have sent the winner a personal youtube message.  Please respond to that message within 48 hours.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  The winner was chosen using random.org.

Many of you know that I have a second YouTube channel called “At Work With Nikki”. This week on that channel I shared some office accessory dupes.  These are accessories for your office that look similar to other higher end accessories.   I just love sharing budget ideas that look expensive and beautiful but don’t break the bank.  I hope you will enjoy the video. 
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