“One Smart Cookie” Baking Cabinet Makeover

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  Girl Scouts are known for cookies as well as for their smart, resourceful ideas. So in mulling over what I wanted to share in this post, thinking cookies...resources...I knew that with fall around the corner baking season would soon be here. So I set about on a project that has been on my wish … [Read more...]

How I simplified my life.

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 I am always looking for ways to save time and simplify my life. Between working full-time, having three children --all in activities-- and writing for this blog my days are full, and many days I feel like I need to be superwoman to survive. Since superwoman I am NOT, in fact, I have a chronic … [Read more...]

Our Tips and Tricks for Surviving {and Enjoying!} The Holidays

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So, I will start by admitting that the approach of the holidays brings me a feeling of great anticipation and  just a small a touch of anxiety. Am I not the only one who loves the holidays, but hates the explosion of 'THINGS' that hit my "Things To Do' list come mid-November? Holiday preparation is … [Read more...]

Organizing Tricks for Fall & Back to School

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I just can't BELIEVE summer is drawing to a close and school is starting! We've been running around these last few weeks, first with the Haven Conference and then heading on vacation so we'll get home just days before school starts. Ahh! Since I have just a few days once we're home to get my kids … [Read more...]

New Years’ Organizing Giveaway

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! We ran a giveaway a few months ago with almost exactly the same items (shelf paper and chalkboard labels), and it was so popular with everyone that we knew it would be great to have a re-run in January, the month when everyone is organizing and tweaking their decor. … [Read more...]

Christmas Organizing {Printables}

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By now everyone is in full Holiday "mode" right? Today we're sharing some of our favorite printables to help get you organized for the season. To start with...A printable "Gifts to Buy" list. And a holiday "Things To Do" List. And a holiday Menu Planner to help avoid a last-minute … [Read more...]

Kids’ Artwork Organization {Organizing Life}

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Recently our good friend/reader Leslie posted a request on our facebook wall~ i seriously need help with all the paper coming home from the twins' school! ideas for storing/displaying/keeping all the art etc??? we are renting and in a small space, need clever ideas...the paper is taking … [Read more...]

Pantry (Re) Organization

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Happy New Year, everyone!  First of all, let me apologize for my lengthy absence from blogging (especially to Amy and Terry, who covered for me while I was on hiatus).  And, while you read the title and know that this post is going to be about how I reorganized my pantry, let me show you one of the … [Read more...]

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