10 Things To Do Before You Leave For Vacation!!

Summer is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about vacations!!! Here are some ways to get organized before you leave!!!  I need to give credit to Geralin Thomas– she came up with the list, and it’s a GOOD ONE!!! Your pre-vacation to-do list might include some of the following tasks: Stop the newspaper […]

How to choose a ripe watermelon

Summer is almost here, and one thing I’m really look forward to is WATERMELON! I’m starting to see them in the grocery stores, and I always want to buy the biggest one so we can enjoy it all!  I sure don’t want to be disappointed when I bring it home only to find that it’s […]

My Recipe Binders

In a past post, I talked about my planner being “my brain.”  Well, when it comes to meal planning, these 2 binders are “my brains” too!  I used to use a wooden recipe box to store my recipe cards, but I eventually grew out of it.  It was a great place to store all of […]

Organizing a Kid’s Bathroom Closet

  One of the spaces in our home that was really bothering me was a bathroom that my son and daughter share.  I think I’ve already shared that my daughter does not want to live the minimalist lifestyle…she LOVES her beauty products!!  So, keep in mind that this closet contains an obscene amount of shampoo, […]

The Power Hour

THE POWER HOUR…..doesn’t that sound majestic and mighty??  Maybe even magical!! I have something to confess…..I like to watch cleaning videos on YOUTUBE.  Embarrassing, I know!  Somehow and in some way it motivates me to clean!  Watching Hoarders on tv does the same thing to me- only I gag a little just watching that show!!! […]

5 Steps to Organize a Space

What does being organized mean to you?? For me, being organized means finding things that I need quickly.  To do that, everything needs to have a home, so I can find it!  Being organized might mean something totally different to you!  Maybe it means not being embarrassed when someone drops by the house unannounced.  It […]

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

I’m not a big oatmeal eater, but this recipe has quickly become my favorite!  With only 5 ingredients (I only use 4) this makes for an easy breakfast that you can make the night before. I like to eat these oats cold, but you can also warm them in the microwave if you want! Here […]

Why I gave up Scrapbooking

Yep, I QUIT!!  After years and years of making scrapbooks, one day I just stopped. Why did I make this decision after spending hundreds of dollars on all of the equipment, paper and actual books? Well…….. Because I found a better way to store pictures! Here’s the scoop about scrap booking… It was expensive. It […]

My Favorites at Costco

  When you have 4 hungry men in your family, Costco becomes your best friend!!  Even though some of those men have grown up and moved out of the house, I still like going to Costco! ( not on the weekends, though!!)  I really enjoy hearing what others like purchasing at Costco, so I thought […]

Christmas: Stress Less- Part 3 (December)

Well, we’re getting down to the knitty gritty…it’s December!! If you’ve been following along, I’ve been guiding you through a slow journey to get ready for Christmas- hopefully it’s been helpful!!  Here are your assignments for this month! Week 1 Draft Christmas letter Print letter & photo Write down Holiday activities on your calendar Check […]