Starting the School Year Off Right

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.We are busy preparing for our first day back to school on Wednesday. I decided to organize the snacks and put them in snack bags now so we don’t have to do it each morning. I filled baskets with different lunch items and each morning the boys will be able to pick two items out […]

5 Easy Steps to Organizing Baby Clothes

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.To follow up on my previous post How to Organize Baby Clothes, I thought I would share some additional tips and tricks I’ve discovered over the years. Pack clothes away by size.  Be sure clothes don’t get tossed in the wrong bin because you may miss the opportunity to use again if a 3 month […]

Looking for Suggestions From Stay at Home Moms!

.Baby sister will be joining our household in the mid May timeframe.  The boys are done with school around that same time. What does this mean?  Pretty much from day 1 of baby sister coming home from the hospital I will be home with 3 kids all summer alone.  HELP! No, I’m kidding.  Well, I […]

How to Organize Baby Clothes

.Update added August 6, 2013 If you’re coming from Pinterest, welcome! I didn’t expect this post to get so much traffic when I originally wrote it. I also didn’t expect the number of emails on a daily basis requesting these printable labels. I have tried to keep up with the requests, but with so many […]

From Organization to Mess and Back Again

.Coming home from (a great) vacation is tough.  Not only is it difficult to get back into routines, structure and schedules, but the unpacking sucks. As I prepped for leaving, I had everything organized in Rubbermaid bins.   Since we were driving, I felt this was our best option for packing.  There are a ton of […]

Mom vs. Legos

.We are living in the middle of a Lego craze right now.  A serious Lego craze. It all started last August when I went to Minnesota for a little vacation with the boys.  We went to Lego Land at Mall of America and the boys had a blast.  I called Jim and said “The time […]

Showing His Sensitive Side

.Who needs to leave the house?  Why ruin a good vacation by having to get showered and dressed and look presentable? Owen and I seem to believe that the best type of vacation is one where we stay in pjs all day and snuggle every chance we can.  We’ve watched movies; we’ve read books; we’ve […]

30 Things List Update

.While I didn’t accomplish everything on my list, I did pretty well.  Or at least I think I did and I guess that is all that matters.  I started my list 30 Things in 60 Days just over 60 days ago.  Here is a quick update on where I stand. 1.   Try at least 6 […]

Outdoor Living 101

.As you know we have been working hard on our backyard this summer.  We’ve cleared the hill of the insane amounts of overgrown weeds; we’ve planted both a vegetable garden and a flower garden; we’ve been digging up bushes that had become diseased; we’ve planted new cedar trees and we’ve been on a search for […]

Ten Step Cleaning/Organizing Program

.Our house needs some help.  I need some help.  I feel like I’m 10 steps behind on cleaning and organizing and it’s starting to drive me nuts.  No, I promise I wasn’t nuts before.  Just now. Every day I think about all the projects I want to do and set out to do.  But, between […]

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