Weekly Wonders #50–Updates of Previous Posts

Updates of Previous Posts:

update of elbow patches, boot support & cabinet organizers

Does anyone else watch “Shark Tank?”  I think my favorite part is the updates! It’s nice to see how a company is really doing once they’ve been on the show. So here’s my version of updates from a year ago.

Elbow Patches: I loved the sequined patches on this sweater and I’ve worn it at least 3 times since adding them to the elbows. Unfortunately, as good as they looked (at first), they didn’t hold up functionally. The patches didn’t bend well and considering my elbows move quite a bit, the patches started coming off. Even the sequins started losing their adhesive on the patches and would droop. I just removed the patches, and now need to find a better alternative since there are holes in the elbows. Original post can be viewed here.

Boot Support: I’m still using the egg cartons for my boots. It’s inexpensive & extremely easy! I didn’t mention it in the original post, but I usually tear the carton in half and use the top half for one boot, and the bottom half for the other boot. There are times the carton gets mangled (especially if I’m in a hurry and just shove it in the boot haphazardly). The wonderful thing when this happens is I just wait until the next egg carton is empty, and voila—I have a new one at no additional cost! Original post can be viewed here.

Cabinet Organizers: These “shoe organizers” were one the greatest tips I’ve found from Pinterest. We just recently moved into a smaller place and using these “shoe organizers” (as you can see in my post, they can be used for so much more), have been a lifesaver. They have help me with keeping my kitchen straightened out (they are a great way to help me fit my gadgets in less space) as well as all my closets.  When we moved most of the velcro I used to hang them at our original place stayed on the fabric pieces, I only had to replace the backing (I like using velcro instead of the over the door hangers, so you can’t see them from the outside). If you’re looking for this kind of organizer, here are a couple options:  Original post can be viewed here.

If you have any questions about other aspects of these posts…feel free to email me or comment below! This week the theme of our styling will be the color Brown (Thanks to Mary Anne!)

  • Lorena Lorena

    I like the elbow patch idea even if the sequins did not work well.. they look so nice .

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lorena…I did get some use out of them as I loved how they looked…I just felt I should inform everyone, that they might not be long lasting!!! Maybe I’ll try a print fabric patch instead…

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I am so going to try the egg cartons in my boots!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’ll be glad you did Tracey!!

  • Egg cartons! Now, that’s brilliant Jodie! I have wine bottles in some of boots…empty ones, LOL…and they are heavy and awkward and everything an egg carton isn’t.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Now that’s an idea…could be a backup when i’m waiting for the egg carton to get emptied (as for some reason the wine bottles become emptier sooner!!!)

  • Oh…the color brown. Last year, I bought a ton of brown..and then decided I didn’t like it. I used too. Hopefully seeing you style it, I will like it again! 🙂

  • thanks for sharing! the shoe racks for the inside of kitchen cabinets are pretty clever. For my boots I like to use rolled up magazines.

    Chic on the Cheap

    • Jodie Filogomo

      ahhh….what a great idea and also so economical!!