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On my quest for the organized house I decided to tackle the toy room. It was quite a job.

First, I went through all the toys and to get rid of the ones our children had outgrown. We donated to goodwill, the daycare etc. This was a fantastic opportunity to teach Big Brother about giving [...]

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You’ll find tons of cute littler monster patches when you look up how to patch holey jeans. And when you look in Pinterest you’ll find dozens more of these cute little things. But all of them look like a big effort to me. More effort than I really wan to give. That’s a conundrum since [...]

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DIY charging station

On February 4, 2013 By

Charging stations are great. I love how they keep everything nice and tidy. All the cords are tucked away and the charging station can look fantastic on your counter.
But here’s the problem. They’re all pretty generic. White or brown, with the exception of the wild grass one.


(Um I actually [...]

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PVC Playhouse sneak peek

On April 16, 2012 By

I’ve been seeing all these cute playhouses on Pinterest lately. I really wanted to make one for Big Brother (and some day Little Sister) but money and time were very tight! Initially I wanted to make a loft style bed with a playhouse underneath it for Big Brother’s room. Like the ones found [...]

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Modge-Podge Shoes

I take no credit for the genius of this idea, See Kate Sew has the whole tutorial. She is a genius at making cute shoes, especially from old ones.

I made three variations of shoes this year (and I am making 1 more of the dictionary shoes for a friend.)

This [...]

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I completely forgot about posting up my Christmas craftiness things. I have one more after this…

This was a gift I saw on an organization show. My dad has TONS of eyeglasses, being that he is an Optician… that makes sense. His glasses are everywhere around the house, and he can [...]

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Since moving upstairs o have really been trying to get a handle on the disaster we call our home. I am organizing each room as the stuff comes upstairs, instead of doing it after the fact. One thing that’s new is both kids will have their own closets. Fantastic!

With both kids attending daycare [...]

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DIY Organize your purses!

On February 20, 2012 By

I definitely remember seeing this done before, but I didn’t want to buy anything for it. Instead I tried a DIY method.

Here’s what you need:

Needle nose pliers

Wire cutters

Basic metal hanger

 

Step 1: Cut off approximately 6” of hanger and use the needle nose pliers to twist [...]

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