Monday, August 22, 2016

5 Tips for Back to School Organizing and Cleaning

When you think of back to school - do you think of cleaning? I don't, honestly! But, it's actually a perfect time to start perfecting your cleaning and organizing routine - again! Yep, every year you are probably having to tweak and fix that schedule and your routine for cleaning and everything else. I know that I have to every year when school starts. I now have a high school junior and a seventh grader so things are so different now than just a few years ago when my kids were little. Whether you public school, private school, or homeschool it's a perfect time to sit down and work out your routine and schedule. Here are my FIVE tips for getting back to school and getting updated in your routine:

5 Tips for Back to School Organizing and Cleaning ::

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Have a Stress Free Morning

I am partnering with IKEA to share some of my best tips for the #First59 Campaign. 

With school just around the corner, or just having started for many of you, I am guessing that the one area you struggle with is having a stress free morning! Am I right? Yes? Well, let me tell you that you aren't alone! Having a stress free morning CAN be done and I have a few tips that will definitely help you out the door and on your way to work or kids off to school. 

Tips on having a stress-free morning ::

Friday, August 12, 2016

Top Dorm Room Accessories to Keep You Organized

If you have a college student or you ARE a college student, you are probably getting ready to head off to college in the next few of weeks! I've shared with you lots of great ideas for dorm room organizing, RV small space organizing, and small space organizing! It's a fun challenge to see what you can do to maximize a small space! So, I found some really cool products for your dorm room that might help you keep much more organized - I only wish I had these when I went away to college! Soon, I'll have my own college student! 

Feel free to share this with your favorite college student, as I have a special offer for them at the end of this post, too!

Top Dorm Room Accessories to Keep You Organized ::

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

My Quick Tip for Your Next Potluck

Do you like potlucks? I do! We have lots of them between church, school, and home! Well, I wanted to share this quick tip with you for the next time you have a potluck or bring your crock pot {slow cooker} with you with all your yummy goodness inside!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Kitchen Renovation: Buying Large Appliances and Getting Bids

Our kitchen has been going through some changes! With my husband's upcoming busy schedule, we've decided to demo the kitchen a little each week! It seems weird, but it's actually working out quite well! So, the total demo is not quite done but nearly done! It's a mess though!

Kitchen Renovation: Buying Large Appliances and Getting Bids ::

Friday, July 29, 2016

Getting Back to School and July 2016 wrap up

I can't believe how quickly summer has sped by!  This month we have been busy with our kitchen remodel and I can't wait to show you how we are coming along in the coming months.  We've been designing, shopping and even starting a little of the demo process and my living room is FULL of all the beautiful new cabinets and appliances just waiting to be installed.  If you've missed any of my recent post's you'll want to check them out here. 

In light of school starting early in August I am sure you would also like to check out all the Back-to-School info you can get your hands on about now.  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How to Organize a Complete Diet Change

About 7 1/2 months ago, I decided I needed a change. I needed a complete change in what I was eating and stop from being addicted to sugar and bread. I felt like I just couldn't NOT eat it when I was around it. Last year, even if I didn't eat much, I'd still gain weight. It wasn't coming off. I was fed up and knew that eating a consistent way that was unprocessed and whole foods, I would feel better - whether I lost weight or not. 

How to Organize a Complete Diet Change ::

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wake Up Happier with Simple Organization

I am partnering with IKEA to share some of my best tips for the #First59 Campaign. 

Oh, the mornings can be a bear some days! Some days we just don't want to get out of bed and deal with what is going to go on that day. Am I right? I don't! I have found that it's CRUCIAL for us that we get our mornings set right when we have routine for the First 59 and Last 59 minutes of our day! It's especially crucial when school starts, so this is a great way to get ready for that next month, by preparing today and getting organized!

Use a candle dish to organize bathroom essentials ::

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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Designing: How we’re designing our kitchen to work with our needs

Hold on because this is going to be a FUN post to see! Today I am showing you the FINAL sketches for our kitchen!! Woohoo! I want to point how that you just have NO idea how much work is involved in JUST the planning of a kitchen. We haven't even gotten to the demo yet!

I am super excited to work with MasterBrand cabinets and their designer, Becky {awesome name for a designer}. She and I have chatted so much and I even sent her this short video of our kitchen. Yes, we have a crazy kitchen - there are doors in weird places and things you just can't imagine unless you physically walk into our home or via video.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Independence and Organization

Independence Day is just around the corner and it has me thinking about the traditional American values of independence, freedom responsibility and hard work!  

Men and women with these characteristics helped to shape our great nation and I hope you and your family have a wonderful time together celebrating your freedom to make a difference in our world just like they did! 

This month I shared about how we've taught our son to be responsible and hard working and gave some tips so you can help your teen find work even when it seems no one is hiring. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How to Help Your Teenager Get Work (Even If No One is Hiring)

Call it frustration or call it determination -- whatever you call it, I call it a mom on a mission! My 17 year old son CAN NOT find a paying job anywhere -- and I'm not alone. The jobs for teens are scarce or non-existent, at least where we live! So, we are taking matters into our own hands and we figured out a way to help my teenager get work, even though there was no one hiring!

How to Help Your Teenager Get Work (Even If No One is Hiring) ::

Monday, June 20, 2016

5 Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep

I am partnering with IKEA to share some of my best tips for the #First59 Campaign. 

How can you possibly get a better night's sleep? Well, for me, there are things that I do each day to help me ease my way into getting a better sleep! It might seem like simple ways, but they are definitely something that help me be calm. We've got a busy schedule some days and I try to consistently get to bed around the same time. 

5 Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep ::

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

10 Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

Oh no! Father's Day is on SUNDAY! That's just five days away! Have you forgotten about your dad or husband? Well, if you are JUST now thinking about it, don't fret! I've got you covered!

10 last minute father's day gift ideas ::

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Planning the Kitchen: How to Organize Your Budget

Last month, I let you in on a BIG secret that we're getting a new kitchen {thanks to the generosity of MasterBrand cabinets}. To say that I'm excited about getting a new kitchen is an understatement. I've never had a new kitchen or been able to pick out anything new before. We've been married almost 22 years and I've been content with all the kitchens passed to me and made them all as cute and nice as I could. 

My Kitchen Renovation Mood Board ::