My name is Casey.
I geek out about organizing. I am addicted to aesthetics, small space storage solutions, DIY projects, and all things aqua. I make up silly songs all day long (kinda like that scene from Elf), and I can’t have a conversation if it doesn’t involve funny movie quotes. I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal. (Ok, not really, but I DO own many leather-bound books…;)
I used to be a total mess. Once I started letting go of the idea of “perfect,” I found freedom. I stopped trying to fit the mold, learned how to organize while working with my natural habits, and have been obsessed with creative organizing solutions ever since!
I live in a sweet, tiny little house with my hubby Leif and two fabulous rescue dogs. Between our busy schedules, short attention spans, 5 million hobbies & running several businesses from home full time (as well as his full time job as a college instructor!), we have had to do a LOT of thinking outside of the box when it comes to storage & organization.
When I’m not here, you can catch me sharing wedding & photography inspo over at Leafo Photo, writing about all things beer-tastic on Beer Brave, and contributing more organizing & storage tips over at IHeartOrganizing and A Bowl Full of Lemons!
I hope you enjoy all of our adventures — welcome to Pretty Organized!
I am so grateful to have such a fantastic team of contributors chiming in with their humor & brilliance!
I’m Beth and I’m so excited to be contributing here at Pretty Organized! My husband and I live in England in a farm house that dates back to 13th century, and we are doing our best to make it a 21st century home while maintaining the character of the house. Over at my blog, The Incomplete Guide to Living, I share all kinds of projects and inspiration from my life as a wife, mom, and decorating/DIY enthusiast!
I believe that a beautiful, organized home can happen on any budget. We keep our projects low-cost by doing most or all of the work ourselves. Whether we’re rehabbing furniture, painting, decorating, or landscaping–we get through it one DIY project after another. I want to share what inspires us and hopefully inspire others.
Check out her blog, Managing the Manor, for more inspiration & awesomeness!
I’ve been writing annie hearts in my head for years. Growing up, I was a wanna-be interior designer with grandiose schemes for my parents’ home, much to their dismay. I’ve been doing sewing, painting and refurbishing projects ever since my mom first sat me in front of a sewing machine and my dad taught me to use a paintbrush and a hammer.
I got hooked on DIY blogs right around the time I bought the little house on the river. Seeing the before and afters, the transformations on a dime, I thought, I’d love to do that. DIY blogging had my name—and my house—written all over it.
And so it goes that I’m well on my way to spending my days doing what I love.
About the Logo:
Okay, without going all Zen-master on you, I wanted to quickly explain our yin yang logo. Life is all about balance, right? I have found that it’s easier to stay organized when things are pretty, but I don’t want to give up on enjoying life to tweak and perfect every little detail. Organizing should simplify life, not complicate it! I do what I can to add beauty to my organizing systems because they make me happy, but I also try to stop when I know things are good enough. With every new system or project, it is my goal to make it easier to be organized than disorganized. So, the yin yang represents the many things we balance each day: utility and beauty, overcoming challenges, and, y’know, keeping our stuff together!