Busy Bees are buzzing at Butterscotch Lady’s House~

Spring has definitely sprung here at our house!


I have been a busy bee organizing closets

{Before pic of my side of our "quaint" (teeny tiny!) master closet}

{Before pic of my side of our “quaint” (teeny tiny!) master closet}

{Mr. Cabana's side of our oh so glamorous closet}

{Mr. Cabana’s side of our oh so glamorous closet}

Several years ago we put a closet organizer from The Container Store in our closet which helped tremendously with space organization.  I love that they closet system gives us the option to change it around if we wanted.  Not that we really have any other options other than how it is now…

I am a tad OCD, so my clothes are always organized by color.  But the different colored plastic hangers drove me cRaZy!!!  I found a great deal on the space saver, “velvet” covered hangers at Burlington Coat Factory (25 for $9.99).


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I was surprised by what a huge difference changing the hangers would make to our closet, not only the look, but also by the space saved.  Plus, now the hangers slide on the metal bar just like at the store.

I had clear plastic boxes on the upper shelf for hats, gloves, sweaters…Sure, they were functional, but not cute.  At all!  So I just had to pick up these adorable hat boxes from HomeGoods for $20.

Who doesn’t want to feel like you are in a boutique whenever you are “shopping” in your own closet?   Too bad my wardrobe doesn’t really feel like “boutique clothing”.  But hey, a girl can fantasize, right?

So for about $65, we have a closet that functions better for us and looks WAY better!  And the best part?  I had a gift card to use!!!


{Hat boxes from HomeGoods}

{Hat boxes from HomeGoods}




A busy bee organizing drawers…

Buddy and Baby Girl are now old enough that it is great to have them help us out with chores around the house.  But… After they have emptied the dishwasher, it is really frustrating to not be able to actually find anything!

So my OCD kicked in again, and I thought how about if I label where everything goes?  It will make their job easier to find where everything belongs and then I can find it when I need it.  So with Mr. Cabana shaking his head at me, that is exactly what I did.  And you know what?  IT WORKS!!!!

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After several weeks, I am still able to find what I need and it makes me happy to open a drawer and it looks organized. Plus, now all of my friends can find the wine opener!


And  a busy bee “organizing” a big spring project…

I have also been busy cutting up wood from our patio cover that we have been tearing down.  We LOVE the weather of So. Cal.  The termites that LOVE it here too?  Not so much…

{My Dad taught me how to use a Sawzall.  A saw with a long thing blade.  I am woman, hear me roar!}

{My Dad taught me how to use a Sawzall. A saw with a long thing blade. “I am woman, hear me roar!” Chicks like power tools too!}

I look forward to posting pictures of our new patio cover once we buy the wood, cut the wood, paint the wood, construct with the wood… Hopefully I can post the pics sooner rather than later!

Also, I have been a busy crafting bee  for a Spring Boutique my girlfriends and I had.  But I will save those pictures for another day. I need to get to my hive, err, I mean my house chores!

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady


“They was organized I tell you!” (Quote from the movie “Chicken Run”)

Finally!!!  We have managed to put away our many, many totes of Christmas decorations into the attic.  Why does it feel like this process takes longer every year?   I am always excited when I am able to consolidate items and have one less tote to pack and put away.  Do you ever feel the same way?

Now that everything is put away for yet another year, I can finally get down to some serious organizing.  I want to go through each of the kid’s closets, Mr. Cabana’s side of the closet and his dresser, the linen and coat closets, my party pantry and the cabinets in the playhouse.  Just to name a few!

I figure if I tell you what my plans are then I REALLY need to accomplish these tasks.  I guess you could say I like knowing I am accountable to all of you!

I wish Baby Girl’s closet could look like this…

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My dream for our bathroom cabinet!

I say dream because you would not believe how SMALL our vanity is.

 The kid’s bathroom has a pedestal sink that I love, but no storage.

 I keep thinking I need to break down and put in a vanity.

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Each of my kids have a couple of boxes filled with school work treasures.

They are stacked by the grade level, but I love this idea.


                                                                                                               Source: dandee-designs.com via Butterscotch Lady on Pinterest

Hopefully I will be able to finish my organizing just in time for Spring cleaning to begin. The work just never end, does it?

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

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