Easy and Cute Recycling Bin

An easy DIY recycle bin--prettier than the ones they give you!

  I recently wrote a post for Mohawk Creative Home about organized recycling centers and I can tell you there aren't too many cute ones out there, I had a hard time finding a ton of inspirational ideas to share.  I know in our family if our recycling bin isn't convenient and obvious, the … [Read more...]

Simply on Sunday


Welcome to our Simply on Sunday series, where Christy or I share our random thoughts, finds or inspiration for the week. Sometimes it is just one thought, but sometimes like today, it's a random assortment of some things that inspired us this week. This week I found this fabulous blog with … [Read more...]

The January Pretty Preppy Party

The Pretty Preppy Party

It's January and it's time for our monthly Pretty Preppy Link Party. We can't wait to see what everyone has come up with this month, especially with all the organizing and decor refreshing that has been going on out there!   Here's what our co-hostesses have been working on this month.... Kate … [Read more...]

Operation: Organization 2015


  We are thrilled to announce that it is January and so it's time to kick off our Annual Operation: Organization series! Starting this Friday, we'll bring you inspiration from some of our favorite bloggers in the DIY/Decor Blogosphere. Here is the line-up of contributors for this year's … [Read more...]

“One Smart Cookie” Baking Cabinet Makeover


  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 list--organizing a baking pantry in one of my kitchen cabinets. Moving all my baking supplies out of my pantry {I blogged about that HERE} frees up my valuable … [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

New Years Organizing Giveaway at 11 Magnolia Lane

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...]

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