All the Prettiest Rainbow Bookshelves

Jaime Morrison Curtis' House I’m a huge proponent of organizing books by color (especially children’s books), because that’s how I remember them. I forget titles and authors but I can always picture the cover in my mind’s eye, which makes this the most efficient way for me to organize my book collection. You can sort of see some of my rainbow book collection in the pic of my living room, above. Every bookshelf in my house (and there are six) is a rainbow. Scarlet is the same way as me as far as how her memory works, so her bookshelves are also organized by color. The added bonus is, it looks great and makes a bookshelf appear less scattered and more like a design element. Here’s some of my favorite rainbow bookshelves for inspiration.

So pretty surrounding a fireplace in a bright white room, at SFGirlbyBay.
Rainbow Bookshelf 2

Rainbow books while you dine, at Vogue
Rainbow Bookshelf 1

Boho rainbow of books at myparadissi.
Rainbow Bookshelf 3

Love the chunky dark wood shelves, at Refinery 29. Rainbow Bookshelf 4

Floor to ceiling rainbow books at stylecaster.
Rainbow Books 5

So, how do you organize your books?


DIY Monogrammed Hair Clips are back!

monogrammed hair clip

Last year some of our most popular posts took an unexpected sabbatical. We finally tracked them down at various artist retreats in Upstate New York and hippie communes in New Mexico. They have “found themselves” and are back feeling refreshed and inspired to do great work here at Pretty Prudent.

First up we have an adorable DIY Monogrammed Hair Clip modeled by a teeny tiny baby Quinn. Check it.

monogrammed hair clip

Been missing any other posts that have been away “in treatment for exhaustion?” Mention them here and we will put them to the top of the to-do list.


The Best Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

The Best Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip I love what spinach artichoke dip represents. Which, to me, is extreme creamy deliciousness with a lovely guise of healthiness. OH IT HAS VEGETABLES. I AM MAKING A HEALTHY CHOICE. Nevermind all the cheese. Don’t look behind the curtain. The good news is, you can easily skinny-up this dish by choosing the low-fat versions of all the good stuff (cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese) and because of the spices and the way this combo melds together, you’ll never notice. It will be healthIER but I am not crazy enough to name this recipe “skinny” on it’s own.

The Best Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip Anyhoo, I love making this in the crock pot so you can slow-cook the flavors together while saving room in your oven for the main course, as well as serve the dip warm (as it should be, cold spinach-artichoke dip isn’t quite as appealing as, say, cold pizza). Give this one a shot. It’s always a hit at my parties and I get mad requests for it when we head out for get-togethers with friends.

Get our recipe for The Best Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip after the jump… (more…)


Second Grade Backpack Essentials with Scarlet

Scarlet went back to school this week. My big girl is a second grader now! And as you can see above, she may be more grown up, but she is still as silly as ever. I partnered with Puffs tissues to help send her back to school with a touch of softness from home for all the sniffles and messes that are bound to come up. Check out all the necessities Scarlet thinks your kiddos should pack in their backpacks, and then grab yourself a coupon for Puffs Basic and Puffs SoftPack tissues here.

This video was sponsored by Puffs tissues. As usual all opinions are my own.