My Play Room

When we moved into our current home in November of 2015, I was "tickled pink" to have a wonderful room to call my own. Not only that, it is the largest room in the house.

I have two large desks in the center of the room and most of the wall space is filled with shelving units and drawer units. The accent color I used is bright pink. 

I. love. my. room.

I named it my Working Studio, in an attempt to capture the room's purpose. It's my cre8tive space (hence the word Studio) but it's also where I "work" preparing conferences, working on writing assignments, etc. (hence the word Working).

The name never really stuck. Our autistic son Brock refers to it as "Mom's Office" while my husband just calls it "Your Room." More times than not, I referred to it as my "Happy Place."

Then, mid-year of 2019, I did some reworking of my blog. I'd always had the name Cre8tive Play, but I actually purchased the domain so I could use At the same time, I wanted to rebrand my room - so I renamed it. It is now simply called my Play Room

I. love. my. Play. Room.

My word of the year this year is Optimize. One plan for how this word will impact my life is by being more organized. I am fairly organized already - it's a passion of mine - but there's always room for improvement. I've decided to set a monthly goal for better organization in my playroom. In some cases this may even require purchasing necessary items to make that happen and I'm willing to invest the funds in doing that. Let's see how this goes.

January - my clear/unmounted stamp bins were TOO FULL. They were organized by company (alphabetically, of course) but they were so full it made it difficult to look for what I needed. So I purchased a few more bins (fortunately Hobby Lobby had the same ones in their Spring Collection again this year) and spread the stamps out a bit. Whew! They now have room to breathe. The stamps are in pouches but over the course of the year I plan to label each pouch, giving my system a more appealing look (I hope).

February - for a long time I've been storing my Stickles Glitter Glue and Liquid Pearls (as well as my Nuvo Crystal Dots) on their sides in drawers. I thought this would help to keep them flowing nicely. Truthfully, it worked better than if they were standing up, but I still found that sometimes I had to work hard at getting them to flow again. What's a girl to do? Look for an alternative storage. My research discovered Color Cases from which are made especially for .5 oz. and 1 oz. bottles. Yep, I needed those... and I'm loving how much better my products work now that they are stored with the nozzle down.

March - I hated the way my flowers were stored. I had them in tiny containers, which I felt made them time-consuming to search for exactly what I wanted. I finally decided to go with the idea of bins that had large enough openings that I can clearly see what's inside and reach the exact item I want without any difficulty. (This is actually the same way I already store my large collection of buttons.) 

I will eventually label these containers, but first want to "experience" them a while to make sure I like this storage option and still want the same categories I currently have, which is Felt/Cloth Flowers, Prima Flowers, Specialty Flowers, and Silk Flowers.

updated 3/2020

1 comment:

  1. I saw a card you made on Pinterest and I think you used the Stampin Up set UNITY. Would you care to part with it? Lynn