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Almost There!!

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Almost there…This should be our motto around the office. I think I will buy these cute buttons for my staff and me to wear.

I am famous for starting tons of projects, but the good news is that we usually actually finish them. I am one of those crazy people who gets more done when I have too much on my plate!

So I apologize for my lack of blogging in the last 10 days or so, but I have a good excuse. I have been putting the finishing touches on our new look for the blog. And guess what? We are almost there.

Stay tuned in the next couple of days for our official launch. I’m excited and I hope you will be too!

xoxo, Tobi

KATV Design Time with Tobi Fairley: Stylish Back to School Organization

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Back-to-school can be a hectic time for mommies! With all the demands on your time and all the new gear required for school-bound kids, your home can quickly become cluttered. Now is the perfect time to get your home in top shape so that your family stays organized year-round. Versatile wall organizing systems like the one featured above from Pottery Barn are a great addition to a home office.

In my own home office, I have great custom cabinetry from The Closet Factory. I’ve used colorful boxes to keep everything organized in style.

These storage boxes from The Container Store add lots of color and pattern and make organizing a breeze.

Keep papers separated in file drawers or file boxes with these hip file folders by Whitney English via Molly’s Paperie in Little Rock.

Not a fan of the colorful boxes? Vintage gym locker baskets are another fun way to add a unique element to your decor and keep your kid’s belongings under control. These are especially great for sports gear, shoes and all things activity related.

Chalkboard paint is a great way to make your walls part of your organizational scheme! You can make any wall an instant message center and you can even make them magnetic too.

Storage lockers, like these from Restoration Hardware, placed in an entryway or mudroom are a great way to keep the entire family organized.

A stylish, graphic clipboard for each member of the family helps mom keep track of everybody’s school, sports and activity information.

Create this look in your home with these adorable clipboards from Dabney Lee at Home available in Little Rock at Molly’s Paperie.

Are you a mom that just can’t part with your kids schoolwork from year to year. Keep it safe and organized in these handy binders from Russell +Hazel.

Their signature binder comes in lots of colors and has handy divider tabs inside. These work great for moms with several children because mom can have one binder, but can organize each child or activity in its own section.

And if your binder is packed full of important information, keep it all in tact with these adorable decorative rubber bands also from the creative peeps at Russel + Hazel. Find a full selection of Russel + Hazel in Little Rock at Molly’s Paperie.

To not lose track of all those important dates, school parties, ballgames, and more, every mom needs a stylish planner from Dabney Lee at Home. Personalized with your initial, these cheerful planners are the perfect size to slip right into your purse so you always have all your kid’s calendars close at hand.

I hope these tips and products help you and your kids stay organized all year long and add a bit of style to your life too!

A special thank you to my great friends at Molly’s Paperie in Little Rock. You can find many of the items I showcased on the show today in their fabulous shop. I hope you’re inspired to get your home organized!

KATV’s Design Time with Tobi Fairley

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For all of my central Arkansas readers, I wanted to remind you that tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 24th, is Design Time with Tobi Fairley on Good Morning Arkansas. Be sure to tune in to KATV Channel 7 at 9am to learn how to get your home organized and stylish for Back to School!

See you in the morning!
Tobi

Jackie Von Tobel book winners

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Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm about our autographed Jackie Von Tobel book giveaway. There are lots of Jackie fans out there!

So who won the window book?

That would be Deb Wagoner! Congrats Deb! We’ve got your address, so we’ll be sending your prize soon.

And the lucky winner of the bedding book is…

Why it’s Tricia Helicker! (Psst, Trish, please email me so I can get your contact details.)

Thanks to everyone for commenting! And Happy Monday!