Organization and HomeGoods $150 Gift Card Giveaway

Hi readers it has been a while, how are you?! I went off the grid online for a bit and took a long blogging/technology break (the longest ever in 5+ years) it was refreshing and gave me some perspective, but today I'm back to share with you some fun travel inspired kitchen container organization and a fun giveaway. Also, if you have emailed me (blackeiffel@gmail.com) in the last bit (or 2012 -- haha) please try again one of my goals for 2013 is to keep on top of email.

HomeGoods currently has a fun quiz on their website called Stylescope that can help you discover your style personality. They contacted me about it and I am honored to have Black Eiffel classified as “The Traveler Style”. Take the quick quiz, I’d love to hear what style you are!

They engaged me to put together a little project with them with a Traveler twist. While in the store perusing, I wandered into one of my favorite areas the kitchen and food section, which I really think they excel at as a store. I came across some cool and modern simple containers imported from Italy and France and since I’m kind of an organizational nut, I audibly gasped and got excited! Instantly the shot of Emerson Fry’s sweet pantry that I have long been inspired by popped into my mind.



Here is what I came up with for our space. Right now we don’t currently have a pantry in our rental, so rearranging cupboards it is! Most everything in this photo was purchased from HomeGoods except for some of the bulk food items. Although even some of the bulk items are from HomeGoods. Their gourmet and international foods section is stellar, definitely a place to look behind a few bottles and explore. Over the years I have discovered gems including specialty cooking oils and salts directly imported from France, my favorite McClure’s picklesGinger Ale, and gourmet vanilla bean paste at a fraction of the price. Also for you designers and packaging lovers out there it is a haven. Last visit I was delighted to come across some Louise Fili designs!


When I came across more pretty smaller Italian jars I evaluated our small powdered, dried goods and spice area. It was a bit of a mess. Tons of bulk baggies huddled together squashed up in a bin, not good people, not good. Along with those I picked up some pretty new exotic and foreign spices that I really look forward to trying out and also using the containers for the future.

HomeGoods was kind enough to provide me with a gift card to tackle this project, but now it is your turn. I have a $150 HomeGoods gift cards to share with one of you readers! To enter, leave a comment below by Tuesday, January 21st and I will randomly select a winner. What fun Stylescope inspired project do you want to tackle in your space for 2013?!

Giveaway Closed. WINNER : (randomly selected with random.org) - Erica Herold 

// photo 1 :  black lidded containers imported from Italy, white bowl from Portugal, French tea kettle.
//photo 2 : stainless steel lidded containers imported from Italy, spices with stainless lids are Victoria’s Gourmet.

156 comments:

scubafan said...

I would give my college apartment a pop of color and life inspired by the classic stylescope style!

Unknown said...

Apparently I am Farmhouse Glam with a touch of Urban Funk. I like it! For 2013 I al looking for an awesome, vintage storage piece to hold all of our linens. Space is tight in our city apartment so storage is key!

Elaine Hearn said...

would love to win this!!!

Erin said...

Apparently I'm Farmhouse Glam - and they must be right because I love everything on their Farmhouse Glam pinterest board!

I just moved into an apartment, and have zero (literally zero) food in my house - no spices, no salt, no pepper, so that gift card would be a huge help!

Camara said...

I just took the quiz and I am Urban Funk, which I completely agree with. My boyfriend and I are moving to Brooklyn in April and a HomeGoods giftcard would help us so much with decorating a new apartment.

Kaylene Rudd said...

I am Urban Funk with a touch of Sass :) Totally works for me! I am in the process of building my home (slowly)--but have promised to not bring anything into it that isn't purposeful, efficient and beautiful. This would help me get that taken care of in ANY department!

Ashleigh said...

I'm Boho with a Touch of Traveler and I feel it suits me well!

Kari said...

Urban Funk! Would love this this to finish off the master bedroom.

Walker2B said...

Surprised to see that I was Sassy with a touch of Boho! I would love to organize bulk kitchen ingredients and start the year with healthier items in site.

lotuslovely said...

This would be great to reorganize my space.

Tara Celeste said...

I'm farmhouse glam (the quiz is spot on!), and I want to revamp our living room! It's a hodge podge of stuff we've found and been given, but not in a good way.

Corey said...

i just bought my first home (!!!) & lately i've been shopping at homegoods more than the grocery store. this would be so handy, in making my home...well...homey!

Courtney said...

Our bedroom needs some TLC. It's just begging for some artwork, a coat of paint and some new lamps. I'd love the HomeGoods gift card.

Eva said...

love how you organized -- I really need to do something similar

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Meg S said...

Love this organization - I desperately need to do this.

lauren said...

moving next month, and i can't WAIT to stock up some kitchen/bathroom/laundry room goodies.

AB said...

I am getting married soon and will be starting to build a new home with my husband. Really looking forward to sharing a space and being able to decorate with a partner!
I am, according to the StyleScope quiz, Farmhouse Glam, which I totally agree with!

AB said...

I am getting married soon and will be starting to build a new home with my husband. Really looking forward to sharing a space and being able to decorate with a partner!
I am, according to the StyleScope quiz, Farmhouse Glam, which I totally agree with!

englandml said...

My husband and I recently married and purchased our first home... we moved in a few months ago, but still don't have our master bedroom put together. Hopefully a nice Home Goods trip will be in our future soon!!

Kami said...

My style is urban funk with a touch of classic. Fun quiz! Awesome giveaway. I would love to add some new touches to our little basement apartment.

Haley said...

I love the gourmet food section, as you mentioned, and would love to help out my regular cooking routine with some exciting additions!

Jess said...

I am Set Sail! Not surprising at all--I've always had a thing for nautical. I would love a Home Goods card to style my new living room!

Maressa said...

I love Home Goods, they opened one 5 minutes from my house. Dangerous! Thanks :)

Natalie said...

I'm a traveler as well! I'm hoping to organize our kitchen set up. Right now it's a crazy mess!

Rosie said...

I'd love to win this to spruce up our little house!

Ann / Things That Can Fly said...

I'm Traveler too! With a touch of Boho.
I'm inspired by this post! I'd try tackling my kitchen cupboards too.

samantha said...

I am Boho with a touch of traveler, which I think is code for ADD...

Boom Boom said...

After 2 years in our rental home, we are finally getting ready to take on the first paint job this weekend. And I just bought a new comforter/sheet set for the master bedroom. This gift card couldn't come at a more perfect time. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Vintage8 said...

Newlywed with a new living space! Perfect timing for a wonderful giveaway!

Brittney said...

Farmhouse glam, would love to redo my pantry.

kate said...

Sassy! I would have never thought that.

mrs. brooke guevara said...

I am urban funk! I would use this gift card to help organize and decorate my room at our new place; just moved in january 1st and we have a huge blank wall to put shelves, decor and photos on.

Kristina said...

urban funk! i would love to win this so that i could use it to buy stuff for my new apt when i move to the south in the spring :)

Becca said...

I am classic! Your new pantry is perfect and I have similar pantry restraints! I'd love to try it out!

Thanks!

Jen said...

I am an urban funk girl! I'd love to spruce up my house with homegoods stuff!

jamieofalltrades said...

I am organization obsessed! I just redid my spice rack and could totally redo more in my house. Plus, Homegoods is awesome!

Peggy said...

Urban Funk with a touch of Classic. I believe that's exactly right. :)!

ehnie said...

Me: Urban Funk! Woohoo, I'd love to get some retro art pieces for my home. That would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Today I'm "Vegas, Baby!"

Jacey said...

Loved the quiz - I'm 'classic'. We just moved into a new house and have so many rooms to do! Would love this gift card.

Emily Foley said...

I'm a "set sail" girl--I love all things nautical. I'm dying to get a club chair and new throw pillows to brighten up my rooms. Oh, and curtains. I'm dying for curtains.

lrbodine said...

Fun quiz! I am a sassy style with a touch of traveler. Love the look of all your containers - so clean and inviting!

suburban prep said...

I am classic with a touch of farm house glam. I need to redo the spare bedroom.

Black Gardenia said...

I'm a Farmhouse Glam girl in major need of a gift card! :-)

Danana Banana said...

My dining/living room is classic 2004 Ikea. :) I'm looking for a way to keep all of our homeschool *stuff* easily accessible, but not totally visible.

Alaine88 said...

I am Farmhouse Glam. I would love to redo our bedroom :)
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Trina said...

I'm a Traveler, and I also love to poke around in the food and kitchen section at HomeGoods. Your "make over" looks great! It's so hard to do so many of the things we love when we're trapped in rentals. :)

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Lauren said...

I am sassy with a touch of boho! I'm in the process of buying furniture for the first time (!) and am definitely going to be getting quite a few things from homegoods!

Julia said...

Ah I will join you as a fellow traveler. I'd say they hit the nail on the head with that one. I'm moving soon so this will be perfect for starting everything anew! Also I'm going to Peru soon, so I can integrate items from HomeGoods with things I bring back

Stylish Gypsy said...

I would love to redo my kitchen!

Angela
astylishgypsy@gmail.com

Megan L said...

I'm Farmhouse Glam, and I would totally use the giftcard to do a major overhaul of my organization in my dorm room. College decorating is hard and this would really help

throuthehaze said...

I'm Urban Funk with a touch of Boho. That definitely sounds like my style :) My bedroom really needs to be redecorated
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anna | Today I like Blog said...

welcome back! it's so nice to have you around we missed you! I'll do the test ;-)

anna | Today I like Blog said...

I was Farm House Glam!!! so cool!

pigsb3 said...

Delurking to say nice to see you again. I am Urban Funk with a Touch of BoHo. I have just begun catering and would love any help I can get.

dobrya said...

Fun! I discovered HomeGoods only last year, but I love it. I am The Traveler with a touch of New Country (it's because I picked the horse, isn't it?) :) This is actually a very helpful confirmation, as I've been looking at doing some style updates to make our apartment feel more like 'me.'

Sarah said...

Oooh I love Home Goods! I was Farm House Glam with a touch of Boho - sounds about right. We got married and moved into a new place 6 months ago and still haven't done a thing to our bedroom. I would definitely give our room a face lift!

Jenny said...

Love your pantry idea in the cupboards - Emerson Fry's pantry is to die for too!

Veronica Tong said...

Lovely organization, Home Goods is amazing for projects!

Laurel said...

apparently i am classic with a touch of boho! anyhow, i also need to tackle my kitchen cupboards and would LOVE to invest in some glass jars and containers for bulk goods/spices/etc. there's nothing as satisfying as a well organized pantry!

Catie said...

Apparently I am classic and a touch boho :) Our master bedroom needs some serious love -- we moved in 5 months ago and the walls are still bare!

Meg said...

I'm Urban Funk with a touch of boho. Fun quiz! I got to get that iconic piece it mentions : )

Esther said...

Oh, to be organized! The next goal is to organize and decorate the bathroom!

Laura said...

I'm "classic", but I think I'm more complicated than that since the second time I took it, I got "boho". haha. Anyway, I would use the HomeGoods giftcard to infuse my living room with personality. We have so much cheap, particle-board furniture and the ugly, cream walls that come with our apartment. I would love to add a few special touches that bring some style to the room we spend most of our lives in.

Asri said...

What a peaceful kitchen. Thank you for the giveaway!

Flynn said...

I love putting everything in glass containers!

Polkaostrich said...

Ohhh I would use some new organization ideas in my upcoming super cheap kitchen redo.

Tess said...

HomeGoods just added stores in my area recently and I have been longing for a reason to go check it out! Those little jars are good incentive.

Laura said...

This pantry is amazing and so inspiring for someone with a small kitchen. Love the idea of being able to see EVERYTHING! This would be so much fun and bring such PEACE to my cabinets!

With Much Love, Nayeli ♥ said...

Took the quiz and I got sassy w/ a touch of traveler! Hope I win this gift card! I'm 22 and I absolutely love this store! Especially right now that I'm remodeling my room :)!

Kerser said...

I'm a set sail which really fits me. My favorite "me time" activity is heading to Home Goods to browse on my own without kids or husband tugging on my sleeves! 2013 is my year to organize, I have a plan to organize and purge a closet a month. I'm getting a brand new kitchen next month so I can't wait to organize my new cabinets!! Happy New Year!

Kerser said...

I'm a set sail which really fits me. My favorite "me time" activity is heading to Home Goods to browse on my own without kids or husband tugging on my sleeves! 2013 is my year to organize, I have a plan to organize and purge a closet a month. I'm getting a brand new kitchen next month so I can't wait to organize my new cabinets!! Happy New Year!

tinagirl said...

I'm The Traveler with a touch of Spa Life! I want redecorate my kitchen and incorporate new, vibrant colors!

Sheri @ creativespacesfl.com said...

Ooohhh, i would split it between my kitchen and redo the look of our bedroom! Thanks for the giveaway...Homegoods is my fav store!

Best wishes,

Sheri
www.pompanobeachgardening.blogspot.com
www.createdecorateandinnovate.blogspot.com

chedeb5353 said...

I am a Socialite with a Touch of Farmhouse Glam. I really don't think that is my style! I would use it to update my bedroom. Debra C. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

sassy with a touch of boho!

Lindsey Johnson (Cafe Johnsonia) said...

I'm Urban Funk with a touch of Classic. Interesting...

I have got to tackle a work space for myself this year. Top priority!

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amy said...

urban funk and a touch boho! i would have never guessed! i'll be moving into a new apartment starting feb 1st, so i'll definitely keep this in mind when i decorate the new living room!

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Tang said...

I'd love to have all my spices organized that well!

Tristen said...

I would do the very exact same project you did! Thanks for a fun giveaway!! Although I'm working on my bedroom as well, we need spaces to organize MORE BOOKS and the TV and in general to make it a relaxing, beautiful place for us to relax. :) Thanks again!!

.N said...

Surprisingly boho. This would be a nice gift for my mom.

Vivacious Ramsey said...

I want to organize my daughters books and toys!

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Vivacious Ramsey said...

I want to organize my daughters books and toys!

LittleBrittle said...

I would love to organize mine and my boyfriend's clothes and shoes so as to make better use of the space in our small apartment!

Samantha Heindel said...

I took the quiz and got "The Traveler." I would love to add some style to my kitchen and some organization to my bedroom. Though I have plenty of kitchen appliances and tools, there is very little art and items with character, so adding some of both would be very nice. Also, my bedroom is filled with vintage maps and I love how I have decorated the space, however, having a chalkboard and some shelving would be great for making lists and dividing the many belongings of mine.

Tiffany said...

I love HomeGoods, I can always find something that I "need" for less. The kitchen area is my major weakness.

THE TEETH MOTHER said...

HomeGoods makes decorating my apartment so easy breezy!

shadygrove said...

I'm apparently "spa life"! I'm creating a garden based on the medieval poem Pearl in 2013 -- it should be a calming and inspiring and luscious space with lots of herbs and pearl colors.

Erica Herold said...

I, too, am classified as The Traveler (with a touch of country.) I am definitely in need of a pantry overhaul.

Erin said...

There are so many great things I could invest in at HomeGoods!

cait - pretty and fun said...

I have serious pantry envy now! My cabinets could use some lovin'.

Megan said...

I'm Urban Funk. I'm a new home owner looking to add style to the white box I'm living in now!

Brewed Together said...

Love this kitchen! So organized and clean!

Delia said...

Looks awesome!!! I love Homegoods!

nadinebritt said...

Woah, so cool!

Sue said...

Looks fantastic! Love Homegoods!

laura61092 said...

Oh they are so nice!! Would love to win.

pattip said...

Very nice!! Would love to add something like this to my kitchen!!

pattip

jo said...

I like your pantry! Quiz says urban funk

Heather said...

So I'm apparently sassy with a touch of urban funk. I would definitely love to brighten up our home with some bold, bright color on the walls and in some accent pieces. I've had the same "style" since I was in high school, and it's so not me anymore.

Katrina said...

Farm house Glam with a touch of traveler. I was just researching i would like to add some moroccan flare to my living room and i'm envious of your pantry.. i don't have one and this may have inspired to me get to it.. no more on top of the fridge!

Ridgely Brode said...

So fun! I am Urban Funk with a touch of classic. I will have to share this with my readers and of course link back to you - Such a fun idea and everyone needs inspiration! Now if only my cup boards could look so organized! Thank you!

Stitchfork said...

Urban Funk - but I found it hard to pick only five favorite pics! Fun!

Julie said...

I would so love to win-my house needs some tlc
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rachel said...

I'm farmhouse glam, which cracks me up. I'm so not a country girl. I do like the idea of sprucing up our bedroom with a project.

Megan Coomes said...

I came out with Urban Funk!

It would be great to get some things for our apartment. We just moved across country and got rid of pretty much EVERYTHING so we are starting from scratch! It is a lot of fun but the costs really add up.

Katie Stern said...

Apparently, I'm Classic. But I think I have a bit more flair than that. I LOVE everything at HomeGoods and would be thrilled to incorporate some items into my home.

Wylie said...

I love Home Goods, and would LOVE to win this gift card!

rachel said...

We just bought our first house and I cannot wait to decorate and organize! I could definitely use some of HomeGoods' amazing finds to do both!

marisa said...

I'm farm house glam with a touch of boho—sounds good to me!

Sunny & Star said...

Home Goods is amazing. This is a great giveaway.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous! Generous giveaway! Thanks!

JeanneW said...

Welcome back! I hope I'm not too late!

amy h said...

Urban Funk with a touch Set Sail. That sounds about right. (I always call it tropical modern.)

klein814 said...

Sassy with a touch set sail - liking their patterned sheets as curtains idea!

Calli said...

I love homegoods. My fiance and I will be moving in together next month so this would be very useful!

Betsy said...

I need to freshen up my space. I would love to win!

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esteemed director said...

This is my first visit and I find you are a woman after my own heart. I live in a small cabin [20'x24'] and I find everything has to have at least 3 uses to come in the door :-). But you would find many glass items holding everything from flour & pasta's to nuts & flowers! I enjoy the clean lines of glass. My challenge is buying just enough to fill the container since there is no storage. It's all good and I am thankful.
This is my first visit [a site on MSL lead me to you] and thus I shall enjoy watching your blog from now on. Organize on!

Yvette said...

I would have some fun with a HomeGoods gift card...thanks!

Kelly O'Keefe said...

Looks amazing...okay, I'm inspired!

lamia said...

Wow, looks great! Nice giveaway!

Angie D in Ohio said...

I'm going to Home Goods today. You've inspired me. I did do the style quiz. I'm Spa Life with a touch of Boho. Hello... that's so true. I need to organize my pantry (a spare closet). Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway. Thanks for turning me on to Home Goods.

Courtney K said...

Just bought a house so this would be amazing to win!

Lauren said...

As a newlywed and a Home Goods addict, I'd love to win this!

kmginpa said...

Just got this awesome store in my town. Frequently weekly. So many inspiring objects! A gift card would help make organization of my office complete!

Jaime.Pratt said...

I hope I am not too late for this! We are expecting our first baby over here and need to get started on organizing our own lives before the little feet arrive!

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Jenny B said...

Urban Funk? Okay!!!! Would love to add more to my tiny home. :)

thebluemuse said...

I'm urban fun with a touch of boho, and hell bent to organize my home office!

stefanie gladden said...

this looks great! so organized!

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Melinda said...

This post couldn't have come at a better time! I told the boyfriend he needs to get his spice cabinet in order. :)

McKenzie Sky Edmonds said...

Modern Metro all the way! Love your containers-sleek and functional!

Meesh said...

Urban Funk with a touch of SoHo sounds about right to me! This not only makes me want to hit HomeGoods right away from something funky but confirms what I've always thought of myself. :)

Dana Sawyer said...

I was Urban Funk with a touch of New Country. I want to redo my entire house so the gift card would come in handy! :-)

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mich ruby said...

Such a cool giveaway! I am urban funk with a touch of classic. Love this combo!!

Laura said...

I was Classic with a touch of SoHo, and this classic girl would love to follow your lead to reorganize my kitchen with those beautiful containers—all my bulk goods are precariously perched on top of each other!

Simply Marilla said...

I love Homegoods. Great giveaway, I guess I'm a classic girl with a touch of New Country.

Tania said...

I'm a traveler with a touch of Boho. Love that! And Homegoods is awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

jen said...

I had to do it twice. Traveler with a touch Boho and then Urban Funk with a touch Boho. Pretty accurate.

Bernadette said...

I have shopped at Homegoods for years! It was my Friday night activity in college, trying to spruce up the old dorm room :) Love it!

Lucy said...

I can always find something to organize or re-organize I love that HomeGoods store
Thanks for sharing!

becca haws said...

Homegoods = Good Homes. I would love to receive this amazing gift! Pick Me! Pick Me!

Melissa Haws said...

What a fun quiz. I'm living your pantry! So inspired to organize.

Jane Kolb said...

Damnit! I only started reading this blog today - the gift card wasn't meant to be but the blog love affair is...

Jen said...

I'm currently revamping my pantry and shelves. Would love the gift card and the chance to try and have my cabinets look as cute and organized (and clean) as these!!!! ps-LOVE your blog, glad you're back! :)

Heike G. said...

I would love to add bright pops of color to my house!