DIY Meal Planning Board

I love to cook. Really. I love picking out fresh ingredients, chopping and preparing them, making my house smell warm and savory. I love all that....more

This Big Blue Binder Will NOT Get Tossed

How A Binder of Recipes Can Change Your Perspective ...more
I can so relate.  I got a recipe box and recipes at my wedding shower.  One of the kids broke ...more

Back-to-school organization tips

I ran across this article from The Woodlands LearningRx about back-to-school organizing tips. http://www.woodlandsonline.com/newsarchives/archivedetails.cfm?id=53459There were some good tips in here. Although I already do some of these with my kids, I really liked the one about "Create an Inbox/Outbox for school notices and papers tha need to be reviewed." My kids are always tossing stuff on my desk or the kitchen counter or worse- leaving them in the car where they fall under the seat!...more

How to Fake a Clean House

My husband is notorious for springing people on me the last minute. Like, "Hey babe, Joe Schmo is coming over in 20 minutes." My first reaction is to freak out. Which I do. And then probably mumble a few certain words. And then I look around my house. And yeah. Twenty minutes? No way. I wish I could say that my house is immaculate all the time. But truth is, it is only immaculate like one day out of the year ... maybe. ...more
Love this! I'm going to go to TJMaxx and find a cute mail hideaway box ASAP!more

Organizing Without Organization Supplies

The cost to be organized can add up quickly, especially if you're like us- we love those clear, plastic bins!Slowly but surely, we're replacing soggy, cardboard boxes with more durable containers- but what do we do until then?Here are a few ways we keep organized while we wait to buy better organization supplies:CLOTHING-...more

8 Weeks to a Happier Home

Everything has been driving me crazy lately.  I’m frustrated with nearly every aspect of life and it’s made me a little less than eager to do things, anything really.  There is so much I COULD be doing, but instead I focus on just getting by: Are the kids fed?  Are the kids clean?  Am I fed?  Am I clean?  Is hubby fed?  Is everyone where they need to be when they need to be?  Is Honeybun’s schoolwork done?  Will child protective services deem my home “clean enough”?  And in that order…...more

How to Manage Multiple Social Media Platforms Without Disaster

I have had a couple social media near disasters in the last couple months. I manage several social media accounts and platforms. ...more

My Underwhelming "Dream" Closet

I’ve always wished that I could have an awesome walk-in closet.Instead of packing away my off-season clothes, they could all live together in harmony. I’d have all my jewelry displayed and all my shoes accessible. Maybe I’d even have a girlie chandelier hanging from the ceiling, along with a FULL SIZED mirror leaning against the wall.Yeah, that’s the dream.So, when this month’s catalog from The Container Store my heart went pitter-pat. Check out the cover:...more

Simple Living (Lessons 11 and 12)

     My 30 days of simplifying are stretching into 60 days.  I feel like living simply is a state of mind though, and not so much a race to organize.  I don't mind that this tiny book is taking me a long time to complete.  The more days I focus my mind on minimizing, organizing, and making things less complicated in my life, the more it will become habit....more

A large family-How to keep it all together

 If you are like me, trying to keep track of everything without post its, scrap paper taped everywhere, an occasional pen art reminder on the back of your hand, dry erase boards full, desire for a chalk board refrigerator or wall, an overloaded smartphone calendar etc is IMPOSSIBLE! And with all those things I still miss so much, why? NO organization to the madness!!...more