Projects

How to Refresh Old Furniture

By |April 7th, 2016|

Confession time: I have a thing for old furniture. There’s just something about the craftsmanship and charm of an older piece that simply can’t be beat. And if that weren’t enough, then there’s the price tag. […]

Organizing Projects: DIY or Buy?

By |January 27th, 2015|

I really like my spaces to be neat and organized. I also really dislike spending money.

Most of the time, these two personality traits don’t conflict. In fact, they often work together. When I need an organizing […]

Painting Ideas: How to Make Chalk Paint (and Use It)

By |August 7th, 2014|

This post could have been entitled My new obsession: chalk paint! So consider this fair warning. If you haven’t yet used chalk paint, proceed with caution. If not, you may find yourself wanting to paint every […]

How to Create a Vision Board

By |January 10th, 2014|

One of my favorite things in my office is my vision board (a.k.a. goals board.) It’s big, bright and colorful, but more than anything it reminds me to stay focused on what I want to accomplish […]

Storage Solution of the Week: Sunglasses + Keys Storage Boxes

By |February 1st, 2012|

What It Is
This week’s storage solution of the week is an empty, plastic, videotape box repurposed for storing keys and sunglasses.
Where I Got It
I got a whole box of these from a video & film production company. […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: Experience Gifts

By |December 7th, 2011|

When my husband and I asked our children what they most enjoy about the holidays and what would make this Christmas even better, we were a little bit surprised by their responses. It’s the wish lists […]

Back to School Organizing Idea: The Shared Journal

By |July 26th, 2011|

Around here its registration week for school. School starts in just three short weeks! This means back-to-school preparations are getting in full swing! On Sunday, Kailea and I went shopping for school supplies where I saw one […]

Camp Card Ideas

By |July 5th, 2011|

Around here the last few weeks have been all about getting ready for camp. My daughter is going to her very first, week-long, overnight camp later this month. And while she is super excited…I’m starting to […]

Get Organized for Summer: Create a Picnic Mini Zone

By |May 17th, 2011|

As I mentioned last week, summer is just around the corner for us. For me, summer starts when school ends, and we’re now at just seven days left (after today). So it’s time to kick the […]

Back to School Idea: Lunchbox Notes

By |August 5th, 2009|

One of my favorite organizing solutions for the school year is my lunch bin, something I blogged about a few years ago. It is still going strong and making the everyday task of lunch prep a […]