Bedroom Makeover and Tips for Working with Small Spaces

Don’t you just love a good room makeover? Me too!  And I especially love it when it’s dramatic!  My husband and I are in the process of making a lot of changes in the house.  A while back we swapped out the furniture.  Shortly thereafter I purchased new bedding, and last week we moved the furniture to an entirely new room.

Here’s the old room:

 

Old Bedroom

 

This photo was taken a long time ago, so it’s not my best, but you get the idea….here I had a green bedspread, featuring red flowers.  It seemed very vibrant when I first purchased it but the pattern definitely got old for me and was starting to feel a little old fashioned.

As for the furniture, I’ve always liked this set.  It had a very classic appeal with ornate features, but it’s always nice to have a change!

Here’s the new bedroom: [Read more…]

Creating an Organized Work Station for Mom

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Planning & Organizing with Post-It

With school back in session, it’s time get your kids organized and ready to start out the year on a good foot, and this means Mom has to stay organized too!  In our household I’m the keeper of the calendar and the books!  If there’s paperwork to keep up with, events and due dates to remember, and bills to be paid, that falls under my jurisdiction!  I actually love taking on these roles though!  And I’ve always been really good at organizing, so it’s the perfect job for me! (Plus, I love school, so keeping up with Noah’s stuff allows me to live vicariously through him! haha!) [Read more…]

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes and Breakfast Time with Quaker

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Breakfast Time with Quaker

If you’re a mom, back to school means back to school shopping, organizing, and planning, especially menu planning!  Your little darlings need breakfasts, snacks, lunches, after school snacks, and dinners!  Whew….that’s a lot of food prep! Today I’m talking about just a few options that Quaker gives you help get your through the morning breakfast time, and I’ve got a delicious recipe for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes that you and your kids will love!

And to help you get organized in the kitchen this fall, I’ve created a free printable that you can use to create your weekly menus!  Yup, it’s going to be a jam packed post, so let’s get started!

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5 Laundry Organizing Tips + All Free Clear (And a Sweepstakes!)

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Don’t you just love doing laundry?  As far as chores go, I think laundry is something that you either love or hate.  I actually don’t mind it most of the time.  First of all, it’s a chore that you can actually see noticeable results from; I love nothing more than to pull a fresh load of nice clean clothes from the dryer and then restock the drawers and closets around the house.  Something about it makes me feel warms inside.  Secondly I’ve got a pretty good system down when it comes to doing laundry, and my system and the way all the clothes are already pre-sorted for me, just makes the whole chore pretty easy!  In fact, laundry is the one chore with which I absolutely want NO HELP from my husband. (No offense to him or any one else; I just have certain ways I like to do things!) [Read more…]

12 Free Printable Blog Planners & Tools for 2015

12 Free Printable Blog Planners

After Christmas, like a lot of you, I look forward to a new year in blogging.  This means goal setting, coming up with new routines and procedures, and of course organizing!  One thing I cannot live without list a planner!  Each year I buy planner.  I got a monthly/weekly one at Target for about $10, and that works well for me.  And then I also use Outlook as my online calendar.  But I also have a few worksheets that I use for record keeping and other organizational purposes.  Today I’m sharing some free printable blog planners and tools you can use. [Read more…]

Getting Organized with Spicy Shelf – Review & Giveaway

Spicy Shelf Review and Giveaway I like to stay organized as much as possible.  I like to be able to open up a cabinet or drawer and see everything that is inside and have everything easily accessible.  And when someone asks where something is, I like to be able to tell them exactly where it is, without having to get up and without having to do a lot of shuffling in the cabinet.  Although my stuff is already pretty neat and orderly, I’ve been trying to do a little decluttering and reorganing this summer.  I got a little bit of help with this from the Spicy Shelf. [Read more…]

12 FREE Printable Blog Planners

12 Free Printable Blog Planners

A new year is the perfect time to set new goals and organize your life, including your blog work.  Today I have a collection of 12 FREE Printable Blog Planners.

In this collection of planners, there is a variety of fun colors, designs, and layouts.  And we only only have monthly and week planners and post planners, but there’s also pages for documenting your blog’s finances, goals, track stats, and make notes about sponsors and giveaways!

Check them out! And Happy Planning! [Read more…]

All You Magazine – Now at Winn Dixie! And a DIY Can Craft #LifeForLess #pmedia

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All You Magazine

Have you ever checked out All You Magazine?  It’s the perfect, all around magazine for homemakers.  It includes great recipes as well as articles and tips on smart shopping, crafts, decor, health & fitness, beauty, coupons & deals, and much more!

And now the magazine is available at your local Winn Dixie!  I recently went shopping at WinnDixie and picked up the latest issue of All You.  And I was excited to see everything inside.

I got a great recipe for a Southwestern Chicken-Pasta Bake, great housekeeping shortcuts, and coupons on my favorite items like M&Ms and Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice.

One thing, in particular, in the July issue that caught my eye was the magazine’s new column,  the Take this, make that Craft Challenge, in which two crafty bloggers compete to re-purpose an everyday object into a pretty home accent.  In this month’s issue, the challenge is to use an aluminum can to make something.  The catch?  You must complete the project in three steps or fewer AND spend less than $5.

Today I have my own craft project to share, inspired by this challenge and the featured projects from the magazine.

All You Can Craft

Both of the featured crafts were adorable! I was most inspired by a set of Small Storage Containers, made by Heather Mann of dollarstorecrafts.com.  For her project, she covered her cans in sisal rope.  Then covered a plastic lid with the same sisal rope and added a wooden knob.  Very cute and very shabby chic!

I decided  to decorate a can in similar fashion:

Can Craft

Here’s a list of the tools and materials:

  • Can
  • Ribbon ($2 for the spool)
  • One faux sunflower ($1 for a small bouquet)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters

Directions:  Wrap ribbon around can, using hot glue to secure it to the can as needed.  Then use wire cutters to flower from stem and spreading out the petals, hot glue it to the can.  Instant organizer!

Use this craft in a number of ways:

1. Store your office or craft supplies.

Pen Holder Craft

 

2.  For a utensil holder.

Utensil Holder Craft

 

3. Makeup or Bathroom organizer.

Makeup Holder Craft

Visit your local Winn Dixie today and pick up your copy of All You Magazine!

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6 Great Apps to Help You Get Your Home in Order

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Do you constantly feel like you have too many jobs to do at home, and never enough time? Or are you in the midst of renovating your home or researching potential house and land packages, and feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices you need to make? Just remember — it is possible to take control of your household and “to-do” lists, with the help of the latest and greatest apps, designed to make a disorganised home a thing of the past. Whether you want to tick jobs off your list more quickly or find and sort information in a hurry, look no further than this list of six great organisational apps for a simpler home life. [Read more…]

Storage Furniture for Bedroom Organization

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of decluttering and organizing in my house.  My house is smaller and doesn’t have a lot a of closet and storage space, so I have to use various pieces of storage furniture for my clothes and even my health and beauty appliances and supplies.

Archers has a great selection of furniture for every room in the house, including some great pieces that are great for storage. [Read more…]