Today’s Take 5 Tuesday is dedicated to the power of a pretty little container! I am all about organization and two things in my daily routine kept bugging me. a pretty way to corral coffee The first is my morning coffee routine. I am not quite awake until I have that first cup of coffee. I had been keeping the coffee and filters on the countertop and they just looked ugly. So I scooped up a darling little planter from Ikea. I am all about repurposing and this lacey little number holds my coffee and filters perfectly. Take a look sassy soap container The second pretty little container is actually a pencil holder from The Container Store. With a dispenser of soap slipped inside, it is much nicer on the eyes. Overall, the kitchen is much neater and makes me smile every morning. wrangling my rings One of my bad habits is that I constantly take off my rings and leave them here and there. I can’t stand wearing jewelry when I am diving into projects. And because most of my days are spent doing some little project, the rings are constantly coming off. And then there is always the mad search for them before we leave the house. It drives my hubby cuh-razeeee! So I found this sweet little elephant at Home Goods. I really have no idea what it is supposed to be used for, but I have it perched right above my kitchen sink so that I can slip my rings in it while cooking or doing dishes. This blue and white dish is actually a soap dish. Home Goods has a super cute line of blue and white bathroom items right now and I knew this would be perfect for the living room. What about you? Do you have some cute containers around your house that have been repurposed? I would love to hear about them. It’s amazing how such a tiny tiny change can make your life so much more organized . . . and pretty! ……………………………………………………………………………………. please help me find a rug! In a totally unrelated topic, I need your help. I thought our living room was just about finished. But sadly, I had to return my new zebra rug. Although I am head over heels in love with it, I couldn’t stand the shedding. It was everywhere. I have looked high and low for a similar rug. If you come across one, or already know of one, can you shoot me an email!