VIP Home: #TheStruggleIsReal with a Small Bathroom Space

The face you make
The face you make when your bathroom is too small to fit all of your junk. *wink*

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Who has a small bathroom space? What about a really small bathroom space? Raise your hands–it’s okay…don’t be shy!

Hi, my name is Abby Hathorn, and I have a small bathroom space, and I am just now learning how to make it functionally adorable. If there is one thing that I have learned moving from a roomy en suite bathroom to a not-so-roomy apartment bathroom, it is that organization CAN and WILL be compromised by the enemy of space. There is nothing you can do to stop it…or is there? *wink*

Without a doubt, tackling a small bathroom space will definitely try your patience; however, there is victory at the end–if you do not lose hope! 

Now, so that you do not make the same organizational mistakes that I did when attempting to spruce up a small bathroom space, here are some helpful things I have learned along the way about shelving.

P.S. Be sure to come back next week for a fabulous DIY on how to convert an old drawer into a new shelf with ease *wink* 


Do NOT fall under modern shelving’s spell.  Although it may look can do better. Hm…that sounds like something my mother would say about a potential boyfriend *wink*

“Ooo…it’s so shiny and sleek,” I caught myself saying when I stumbled upon this shelf at Target, “AND it is on sale.” Starstruck, I brought it home, screwed it to the wall, and tried my luck with organizing it. From the above photo, I think it is safe to say that the shelf was a BIG organizational fail…Awwwwwe…poor little thing. Just because it is shiny and on sale does not mean that you should put a ring on it *wink*

Although it did not work for my space, the concept was spot on. I needed something slim, but I also needed something that I could put items on without worrying about them falling through and slamdunking into the toilet. That happened…that was such a brave makeup brush *sniff, sniff* So, when you are looking for shelving, opt for solid shelves–even if you have to add a smidgen of bulk to the space…I promise you will be better off in the long run and save yourself time, money, and heartache. 

Conclusion: Just like boys, most modern shelves are attractive, but they do not fit into our everyday lives very easily. So, opt for a shelf that understands and appreciates your needs *wink* 


There…there…it’s okay–the relationship had to an end sooner or later. It was not true love–only love at first sight. You need a lover that won’t drive you crazy *cue John Cougar Mellencamp*, and the next shelf is sure to be “Mr. Right”! Oh, I am just full of myself today *wink*

P.S. Don’t you just love it when blooper shots turn out to be useful?! The photo above was from a lighting test where my photographer made me laugh so hard my face turned red…I could not help but hide *wink*

And now a little happy music because it’s Monday and John Cougar makes everything better:


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Modeling Shoot: The Modern Day Jack & Diane


Jack & Diane

John Cougar Mellencamp


Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids growin’ up in the heartland
Jackie gonna be a football star
Diane debutante backseat of Jackie’s car


Suckin’ on chili dogs outside the Tastee freeze
Diane’s sittin’ on Jackie’s lap
He’s got his hand between her knees
Jackie say, hey, Diane
Let’s run off behind a shady trees
Dribble off those Bobby Brooks
Let me do what I please
Say a

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Say a
Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
They walk on


Jackie sits back
Reflects his thoughts for the moment
Scratches his head
And does his best James Dean
Well you know, Diane
We oughta run off to the city
Diane says, baby
You ain’t missin’ nuth-in
Jackie, say-a


Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone


 Gonna let it rock
Let it roll
Let the Bible Belt come
And save my soul
Hold on to sixteen as long as you can
Changes come around real soon
Make us women and men


Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone



 Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids doin’ the best they can


Huge thanks to my fantastic model and photographer friend, Cameron Hinkle.  He truly fit the part of the modern day Jack–with a little bit of  James Dean flare.  Although we almost suffered a heatstroke in this Southern, sultry heat…we made it…it was so totally worth it…and so totally fabulous!


Check out and “Like” Cameron Hinkle’s photography page on Facebook to see all of his magnificent skills. Cameron is a passionate photographer with the ability to capture the most perfect images!


To see more fabulous pictures from this photo shoot, please visit the VIP Facebook page and the Cameron Hinkle Photography page!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn