Organizing the Kid Books

Organizing the Kid Books

It feels like we’ve got kid books (and toys) everywhere these days.  I want the books especially to be easily accessible so that we can quickly find a book at bedtime or whenever my son wants to read.  We’ve previously kept the books in bins and baskets throughout the house, but the basket situation is getting out of control.  I wanted to get the books (and baskets) off of the floor to create more room to play.

I was considering buying a bookshelf for my son’s room, then thought, duh, just make room for his books on a shelf in our hallway.

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My Home Office Organization

My Home Office Organization

With legal work, blogging, and Stella & Dot, I’ve been spending many hours in my home office lately.  Thankfully, I truly enjoy being in this space and get a lot accomplished here.  It’s way more fun to work in an office that is clean, pretty, and organized.  I feel much better here ever since I painted the walls white (they used to be light yellow) and turned my desk to face the window.  Those two small changes made a world of difference.  I also found dark grey velvet drapes that feel luxurious in the room.

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Craft Storage & Organization

Craft Storage & Organization

Happy Friday y’all!  To kick off the weekend, I’m sharing how I keep my craft supplies all organized with Jen and her readers at I Heart Organizing.  Please take a visit and say hi! 

I’ve got Valentine’s Day on the brain and hope to finish making some gift bags for my son’s class this weekend.  I’m also hosting the classroom party and I LOVE getting to be around all these sweet angels.  What to bring??  I guess I’ll be perusing Pinterest this weekend too! 

See you on Monday with whatever I come up with!

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Organized Drawers

Organized Drawers

When you’ve got a whole room — or entire house — that needs organizing, sometimes it’s easier to break the task into smaller, more doable projects.  Instead of trying to get the bathroom completely organized, just start with the medicine cabinet or the linen closet.  Similarly, you could tackle one drawer in your home or one small area.

We’ve got portions of our house that are “semi-organized” but still need help.  I consider the semi-organized area to be, for example, a drawer where most of what belongs there is contained there, but in a not-so-organized way.  Case in point,

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Organizing the Little Things

Organizing the Little Things

At my house, it drives me crazy when one type of thing is scattered throughout the house.  I have to collect everything and have it in one place.  It’s just a weird, annoying habit I have.  Zip lock bags (that come in all sizes) are great for corralling small things together.  But, I had a bunch of things in zip lock bags that I knew could be better organized.

Even though having things contained in bags is better than having things all over in different drawers or cabinets, it’s not always the best practical solution.  Every time I needed to hang a picture or was looking for a hook or outlet cover,

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Home Organization (DIY Toy Labels)

Home Organization (DIY Toy Labels)

Try as I might not to overwhelm my young son with too many presents at Christmas, he has extended family- you know who you are, ahem, GRANDPARENTS, who love to spoil the little guy.  They give in love and are just delighted to be able to give.

This Christmas, my son slept until 8:30 (he normally gets up around 7), leaving two very anxious parents sitting on the couch waiting for him to wake up and see what Santa brought.

When he finally woke up, he spent over an hour playing with his new train . .

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Getting Organized for Back to School (Household Calendar)

Getting Organized for Back to School (Household Calendar)

As I sit down on Monday night to write this post, I’m relaxed from a long weekend and energized about a productive day earlier today.  James is clean and sleeping, the fridge is stocked with healthy food, the house is clean, laundry is folded and put away, the backpack and lunch are packed, and we await the “first day of school” tomorrow.  He’s got a new pair of tennis shoes and a few new shirts, but we’ll wait until it gets cooler to buy more clothes.

James goes to a wonderful preschool part-time.  I had a hard time calling it “school”

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Dinner: A Love Story (Dinner Planning & Organization)

Dinner: A Love Story (Dinner Planning & Organization)

I need all the help I can get with my goal of making healthy family dinners at home.  About two weeks ago, I found a HUGE help in the form of a new book (and new-to-me blog), Dinner, A Love Story.

I hadn’t heard of either until I was browsing one of my favorite sections of the bookstore, the Cooking section.  The cover of the book got my attention, but what kept me reading further was the description on the back about the author and her husband:


Jenny Rosenstrach,

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