December is upon us. Hanukkah has begun. Advent calenders go up. Letters to Santa go out. And some will even get a response. Or maybe a message from one of his little helpers. A magical time where baking is no longer a sinful indulgence, but instead a virtuous necessity. And shopping - well, let's just say I have a few organization-related-to-do's this week, before I introduce any more objects into my home (even if those objects are in fact, for other people).
Nothing major, just 2 projects that need to be done... that will make both shopping and wrapping that much easier - 1) my computer files (endless ideas of gifts, crafts, recipes, you-name-it), and 2) my office closet (bins of candles, ribbon, wrapping paper, craft-supplies galore).
In getting started- sorting through the information abyss that is my computer files/bookmarks/inbox/reader, I realized that I had not yet shared a great find- and remarkable customer service.
Over the summer, I shared our attachment to wine country. Since we cannot go as often as we would like, we continue to find ways to bring it to us. I loved the idea of using old wine crates for creative storage, entertaining, and even shelving, yet they can be ridiculously priced. So, when I saw this post, on Remodelista, featuring wine crates for $20.00, I got on the phone and placed my order.
I am not being reimbursed in any way to endorse this company, but I wanted to share the amazing level of service I received @ Wine Pine. I was immediately told that the wine crates do not in fact look like the ones that were featured- but even better (marker/stickers removed). I spoke with the owner directly, received additional pictures via email of the crates that he personally recommended, and was even guided to spend less so that I could receive a better shipping rate! Informative, down-to-earth, and friendly... top-notch service. I realize that the holidays are in full swing, and on everyone's brain, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to share.
And if you do purchase a crate of your own, or have one already, here's a little inspiration on how you can use it in your home - indoors and out...