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Tray Chic with One Kings Lane

I was so excited when One Kings Lane invited me to be a part of their Tray Chic campaign. 

Because I love trays. Well, actually, I love being organized. Sometimes a little too much. . . . my closet is organized by category, sub-category, and color. Seriously. Winter to summer, coats to jackets to cardigans, and cream to black. Please say I’m not the only one.

Don’t get me wrong, not everything in my life is that organized. Don’t even dare peek at my soap shipping filing cabinet. It’s a hot mess. Or the laundry/soap room. I really need to set my sights there next.

But give me a little space and the necessary tools (i.e. baskets, a few cute boxes, and yes, even a tray or two) and I can be organized. And for me, something as simple as a tray is a perfect organizational tool.

Let me share with you some of the ways I love using a tray:

They’re perfect for pool towels.

pool towels

Or for jewelry.

jewelry 2

For soap. 

mermaid dreams

Something I’ve learned from being a soap maker is that props matter, and trays, dishes, and baskets are some of my favorites.

By the way, above is one of my favorite new soaps: Mermaid Dreams. 

As a catchall by the door.


 Trays are also perfect for a little holiday decor.


And of course, food.




As a sort of desk. There really isn’t enough room in this house for an actual desk, so most of the time my blogging set up looks a little like this:


But my favorite tray is the one on my new nightstand.


It’s the perfect container for essential odds and ends, like tissues, glasses, and the most essential of all, my kindle.

By the way, I just love my new nightstand. . . Marked down to clearance last week, and of course, I brought it home and painted the cream colored drawers black. But I really do love it!

And I have to show off the London pillow I found on the same day. It practically called my name, and no way could I walk out of that store without it!

map of london pillow

Of course, any photo shoot around here usually ends up like this.


The girls insist on being in the middle of everything. Naturally šŸ˜‰ 

Sophie: You piled these pillows up here just for me, didn’t you?  

sophie2I guess I did. 

Hop on over to One Kings Lane for a huge selection of trays and be sure to check out their Style Blog for tons of fantastic inspiration. 


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