Archive for Organization

Back to School Prep

Believe me when I say that writing this is more painful for me then it is for you.  You can’t believe that you’ve got to get the kids ready to go back already, while I can’t believe that I have to get myself ready.  As a teacher I look forward to my Summers at home with my girls.  This Summer, I was crazy enough to teach Summer School, which was …continue reading

Mommy Survival Hacks

With the Summer in full swing, I’m adjusting to being home full time and trying to catch up on getting my house fully organized and clean.  At the same time I’m keeping my girls as busy as possible so I’m always looking for the quickest way to get everything done, which is why I put together this fabulous collection of Mommy Survival Hacks.  They’ll get through the Summer and even …continue reading


Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms

5 Cleaning Tips Busy Moms Lately, Spring is all I can think about.  I’m not a huge cleaning fan throughout the year, but there’s something about having a clean house once the Winter weather is finally gone.  I love being able to open the windows and let some fresh air in and I want to do it knowing that my house is clean.  As many of you know I’m one …continue reading


5 Simple Steps to Declutter

I wrote this blog post as part of a movement by Weight Watchers to encourage people to remember that loving yourself starts with taking care of your health everyday. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. With all this snow on the ground, we’re all going a bit crazy.  I find it so difficult to take time for myself when …continue reading

DIY Wire Baskets

Let's see a raise of hands.  How many of you have organization as one of your resolutions for 2014?  This includes everything from organizing my kitchen to organizing my craft room to organizing my office and more. Okay, next question.  Where do you go for inspiration?   Probably Pinterest, HGTV, and magazines, right? Now, you've found that inspirational room and it's absolutely gorgeous!  You know the room I'm talking about. ...

Playroom Ideas: Under the Stairs Kitchen

I am extremely fortunate that every day when I go to work, I have the comfort of knowing that my girls are being taken care of by one of the most amazing and patient women I know.  My mom!  My girls, along with three of their cousins spend the day at grandma's house.  How she does it, I honestly have no idea.  Riley is the oldest at four and ...

Back to School Organization

There's something about Back to School that makes me itch for organization.  This school year I'm going to need to be ultra organized in order to get both kids out the door by 6 am to get them to grandma's house so that I can be to school by 7:30.  Yep, it's an hour and half round trip, but can you beat knowing that grandma has them?  So to ...

15 Fabulous Filing Cabinet Makeovers

There is nothing I like better than repurposing something old and turning it into something you don't think you could live without.  That's exactly what happened with these Filing Cabinet Makeovers.  These makeovers will leave you looking for an old piece of furniture to get started on.  You can find all of these projects over on my Hometalk curated Filing Cabinet Makeovers Board.  Be sure to stop over and ...

Newborn Toddler Room Reveal

Living in a two bedroom condominium can make things tight for a family of four.  When we originally purchased our home we bought with the intention of only being there for a couple of years.  The housing market crashed six months after we purchased our first home and we found ourselves underwater on the value of our home.  The two bedroom condo was perfect for our family of three, ...

10 Spring Projects: Decor and Organization

It’s time to change over the decor and will Spring into our home.  These 10 projects could melt the remaining snow off the ground that is still lingering in some areas.  Whether your looking for decor or organization ideas for indoors or outdoors, I’ve got you covered.


Linen Closet Makeover

I definitely have a knack for organizing closets.  I largely believe that this is because in our last apartment we only had one single closet and it was teeny tiny. I became a magician at stuffing items into itty bitty places.  This apartment was the same apartment that Joe asked me to marry him in and the same apartment where I literally stacked appliances to the ceiling after our bridal …continue reading


Outdoor Filing Cabinet Tools Storage

One of my favorite things about blogging is when I have a duh, why didn’t I think of that moment.  I recently had one when it came to our outdoor tool storage.  We live in a condo complex, which means that we have common areas outside.  We have a patio though and Joe landscaped the area around the patio.  Consequently, we have shovels, rakes, brooms, a tamper and other odds …continue reading

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