Adventures in Closet Makeovers

Monday, August 24, 2015

This past weekend Luke and I decided it was as good a day as any to tear our closet apart and install a new closet organization system. We foolishly thought all we had to do was take down the old closet and install the new one... haha. It ended up being an all-day adventure. We started with removing the clothes, unscrewing and prying off all the boards attached to the wall, patching up holes, re-painting the inside wall... AND THEN we were ready to install the new system. We purchased a shelving track system. First you anchor the hanging tracks in the top of your closet and then you hang the standards off of those. You then determine your layout and place your brackets, racks and rods. All sounds pretty easy, right? Well it should be, but I anchored the hanging tracks upside down and didn't figure it out until we were finished. OOPS! After we corrected that mistake the rest of the project went smoothly. Upon completion we decided to cool it on the house projects for a little while - it's felt a little non-stop with the constant tweaks we've been making. If you're interested, here's the closet organization we purchased.

See that sagging rod on the top...
 The top shelf was starting to separate from the support board
The boards, shelves and rods have been pried from closet. The closet has also been patched and the inside wall was painted the same color as the bedroom walls. 
The paint has dried and the hanging tracks (installed correctly, haha) are installed, the standards were hung and the brackets, shelves and rods are all in the desirable positions.  

The finished closet!
See the empty space in the closet on the bottom right? 
We left hat area empty so we can place a little dog bed there for Gracie!

Baby Olsen

Monday, August 17, 2015

Yesterday I got to hang out with little baby Olsen (along with his parents, Paul & Katie) and snap a few photos of him. He's three months old and couldn't be cuter if he tried. I love seeing this little guy grow up.

- Photos © Holly Copeland -

A few changes around here

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Well, the blog officially has a new name and a slightly updated look! What used to be Little Miss Holls is now the Copeland Adventures. When I first started blogging (way back in 08-09-ish) I chose my previous name on a whim. There was never any thought put into it. Truth be told, it was never a name that I absolutely loved, but I couldn't think of anything else, haha. Whenever anyone asked me what my blog name was, I would sheepishly say the name, always a little embarrassed. Over the years I got kind of attached to it though. I've been through a lot with this blog in the past 5+ years. A move, purchasing a house, getting a dog, an engagement, a wedding... But as my life continues to evolve, I thought the blog name should as well. This blog is way less about me and more about my life adventures. The new name seemed fitting. Now let's see if this new change will inspire me to provide more updates... We'll see :)

Europe on my mind

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Luke & I booked out first trip to Europe for this upcoming holiday season. To say that we're excited would be a major understatement! We're over-the-moon ecstatic! We'll be visiting London, Paris and Amsterdam. We'll be spending Christmas in Paris and New Year's in Amsterdam. I'm fully expecting a magical experience with all the cities lit up for the holidays (and also hoping for a dusting of snow in Paris on Christmas, fingers crossed!). Have you been to any of these cities? Please send any recommendations my way, I'm all ears!

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