K-Cup Storage

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I was professing my love for my Keurig (again) to a girlfriend the other day, and she responded that she’s not keen on getting one because she wouldn’t know where to store all the K-cups. 1. There’s still people out there who don’t have Keurigs? 2. Don’t make it difficult.  Buy a silverware organizer, put it in a drawer by your Keurig, and fill it up with your favorite K-cups. Done. We’re not … [Read more...]

Pretty Desk Accessories

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I’m organizing my office right now, and I suspect I’ll be done around September. The task is daunting. In an effort to distract errr motivate me, I’ve been shopping around for some new desk accessories. Feminine is the new black these days, and I’m all for it! I thought I’d share some of my purchases and some inspiration offices I’ve seen around the web. tape dispenser | candle | cover | phone … [Read more...]

DIY Custom Closet

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So I was a single working mom for a week, and then I had parent/teacher conferences. Sorry about the absence. I have been trying to get a couple of things done around here, however. The main one being getting alll my closets and cabinets organized. Amazing how out of hand they can get when you don’t stay on them, ya know?  Wanna see how out of hand they can get? It’s embarrassing, but here it is. … [Read more...]

2014 in Review {Cancer update}

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I’m not gonna lie. While most people are saying, “Can you believe it’s the end of the year already?” I’m saying, “It’s about freaking time!”. 2014 and I did NOT get along well, and I’ve been ready and waiting to ring it out. However…this is a time to reflect and appreciate the good that did come out of the year. The blessings I was given. The happiness I experienced. So let’s take a look back and … [Read more...]

Getting Holiday Ready

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Well hello, strangers. I hear ya. I’ve been a sporadic blogger, and it’s not my favorite. Believe me. Unfortunately, working full-time and blogging full-time requires a lot more energy than I remember, and it’s proving quite difficult for me. My focus is to get through the work day and hopefully get some dinner on the table for my family. After that…it’s a crap shoot. Sorry about that. I imagine … [Read more...]

Flashback Friday {Back to School}

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Happy Friday! As “that time of year” approaches us, I thought I’d share some back to school ideas that I've used around our home. Their needs are changing as they get older, but these have been some of the most popular for my kids. Art Tray DIY First-Aid Kit Homework Box (A MUST!) Lunch Drawer And notes to stay in touch with them! You’ll find plenty more under “organization” in my project … [Read more...]

Easy Desk Organization

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Hey there! If you're following along on Facebook, you know we are knee-deep in a bathroom renovation right now. You ever start something and then it turns into ten more somethings? Yeah, that's where we're at. As a result, I purposely kept my Lowe's monthly project to something that would bring me some peace of mind. It was a simple project that I wish I would have done a long time ago! We … [Read more...]

Organized Drop Space

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Happy Monday! Orrrr Tuesday. Summer is HERE for me, and I am already losing track of days. I. love. it. I have some awesome pictures to share of our weekend getaway, but first I thought I'd show some organization I've done recently. This month's project for Lowe's was a welcomed challenge. I was asked to show how to organize a drop space for your home. You know I love me some organization, and my … [Read more...]

Contain the Car Clutter

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Thirty-One has no idea who I am, but I'm about to reveal my obsession with their bags. If-after this confession-they decide to reward me with free bags for life, I'd totally be ok with that. Just sayin'. As you can see from the sampling below, I have an assortment, and I use them for various things. Today, however, we're just going to talk about the car. Otherwise known as "the dumping ground for … [Read more...]

Organized Garage Shelves {Lowes Creator}

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This month's Lowes Creator challenge was a no-brainer. I don't have much of a pantry, so a while ago I decided to utilize our garage for some extra storage. Unfortunately, Michigan winters get pretty bitter, and we end up throwing stuff on the shelf in order to get back inside.  The weather is starting to break, so the chaos needed to be tackled. "How bad could it be?", you ask. Take a look. … [Read more...]

How to Organize a Closet

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Clever title, no? I promised you this post a few weeks ago, and time got away from me. Obviously, anytime you organize a space, it's going to be an individual experience. My belongings won't necessarily be the same as your belongings, ya know? So this is just a "general advice" post for you to show you how I approach it. Perhaps the most exciting part of this newly organized closet was the … [Read more...]

Mudroom Cubbies

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Winter in Michigan requires a LOT of gear. And all that stuff inevitably gets piled up in the mudroom. I had these cabinets custom built a couple of years ago, and they've been a game-changer. However, the measurements of the cubbies were impossible to find baskets or bins to place in there. And I mean impossible. So this is how it has looked for way too long. Enter stage right: Target. Of … [Read more...]

Drawer Fabric Liners

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Being snowed in a for a couple of days always/sometimes gives me the urge to organize. I decided to attack the dining room buffet this weekend. It wasn't necessarily in bad shape, but it definitely needed a little face lift. I was rearranging dishes and realized the drawers needed something. I had some left over fabric from the reupholstered chair I worked on, so I thought this would be a good … [Read more...]

The Organized Junk Drawer

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There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. The classic oxymoron. “But Just a Girl, how can you have both?” you ask. I’ll tell you how. You buy a super sweet organizer, and you call your kids in for a family meeting. You tell them that anyone who messes it up will be grounded (a month or a year works best). Then--and here’s the important part--you actually follow through on that threat. But let’s … [Read more...]

Lunch Notes {Lunch Drawer}

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Three dreaded words—back to school.  We are officially back at it, and I’d be lying if I said I was happy about it. I love my kids being home in the summer! As a working mom, there is inevitable guilt, so I’ve tried for years to come up with different ways to stay connected to my kids while they’re at school/I’m at work. When they were little, I had mailboxes in their rooms to leave notes for … [Read more...]