Archive for tag 'organization'

17 Tips for Getting Out the Door in Time for School

Mornings are always hectic in our home, trying to get two kids dressed, fed, clean, and out the door for school on time. It didn't matter if we were a little late before Charlie was in public school, but now that he's in kindergarten and all his tardies are recorded, we make sure that he's [...]

Buy Nothing Project

The Buy Nothing Project. Have you heard of it? It's only a year old and but has quickly become a social movement, with over 25,000 members in over 150 groups, in 6 different countries. If you live in Washington state, you're in luck, because that's where it started and there are many, many neighborhoods that [...]


Finding a Day Planner

I’ve always been a more type B person, but when it comes to planning, scheduling and organizing my time and life – I couldn’t be more type A. I feel I will never switch to a completely digital schedule – no iPhone calendar has ever felt the same as organizing my life on paper, writing [...]

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Mason Jar Art Supply Storage

Liam is just starting to get into arts and crafts now that he is two years old. I had a basket where I kept the chalk for our kitchen chalkboard (it is on the side of a cabinet and goes all the way to the floor so he can draw on it, too), but once [...]

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Family Friendly Mudroom

Over a year ago, our home addition project began with my wish for a family-friendly mudroom. Our main entrance, which was off of the side of the house, entered into our tiny kitchen and dining room, and I just didn't want shoes and coats in the dining room anymore. Today, while we're struggling to get [...]


30 Ways to Display Children's Art

Children create a lot of art and when Charlie was in daycare and created "masterpieces" every day, we threw most of them away and only kept a couple of our favorites. Over the past year, Charlie has really come to love arts and crafts. Now that he's older, he gets really excited about displaying his favorite [...]

Decluttering Our Lives: What We Got Rid Of

Kristin's decluttering series inspired me so much I immediately purchased the book she recommended, The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide, and started applying the principles to our lives. Often we hold onto things we don't need because they still work perfectly fine, we might need them one day, or we have a sentimental attachment. [...]

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