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I’ve said it before, but I will say it again: the biggest problem and roadblock when it comes to living an organized life is not a lack of space, but too much stuff. Our modern lives lend themselves to clutter with the overabundance of materials, technology that is constantly changing, a culture of consumerism and [...]

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The most successful and productive people keep close watch over their calendars and schedule. We can’t always control everything, but with a carefully guarded calendar, we can plan and organize our time, increase our efficiency, and maintain our sanity. Just like an address book, a calendar can come in many different forms—paper or digital, or [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 84}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fantastic week.  Can you believe October is already almost behind us?  Where did the month go?  My girls are really looking forward to trick-or-treating tomorrow night.  This is their first year choosing something "scary" for their costume which made this mama very happy!  I was getting [...]

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In this digital era, many of us rely on our Google contacts, iPhone and Facebook to maintain our address book. With a simple click of a button or search we can have access to all the information—it’s portable, it’s easy to update, and it’s right in our phones. Unfortunately, unlike the paper address books of [...]

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Your family control or command center is the area where you track all your family happenings and post your weekly plan for your household.  It is an invaluable tool for organizing yourself, your meals, your finances and the general running of your home--a physical dashboard to driving your life. If you don’t yet have a [...]

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The Ultimate Crafter’s Dream Giveaway

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The holiday season is fast approaching and we want the celebrations to start TODAY!!!! We’ve partnered with 9 of our favorite blogging friends on Google+ to bring you an AMAZING giveaway- take a look at this:   One LUCKY Reader Will Win the ULTIMATE creative package of craft goodies! If you don't have your hands [...]

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Indulging your creative side can be both fun and relaxing. Crafting, painting, and even gardening and other such hobbies provide a welcome respite from daily life. Not only that, but they give an outlet for creativity, allowing us to learn and grow and to beautify the world around us. Unfortunately the supplies used to undertake [...]

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Not everyone is lucky enough to have a guest room, but nearly everyone is lucky enough to have guests! Whether it’s providing a couch for a friend in need or a room for a relative who’s coming to town, there are a few things that can be done to ensure your guest has a warm, [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!   I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!  I attended the Allume conference this week but left early yesterday morning so that I could join my family for some fun Halloween festivities we had planned.  This was the first year our girls have chosen a "scary" costume so I wasn't going to [...]

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Day 25: Photographs Believe it or not, but in the last six months, the number of photos taken by the human race has actually doubled. This is an amazing and staggering statistic. With the advent of social media and digital photography, it’s time to rethink how we archive and store our photos. The problem of [...]

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By now you should be used to the idea of digital scanning and document archiving. Like most people, you probably also have a number of files and archives already on your computer, such as digital photos, videos, and the like. Depending on your computer use and the amount of data you’ve stored, you may prefer [...]

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Home office and desk areas can easily become number one clutter-catchers. With multiple family members congregating around a single home computer, this zone can quickly become the eye of a paper clutter hurricane. While we have already worked on creating workable systems for mail and children’s paperwork, it is also important to make sure your [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 83}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week!  The weather has cooled off just a tad here in Florida and I am relishing the cool mornings.   My little garden is coming right along--things are actually sprouting, which is a HUGE improvement from last year, when almost nothing did.  I am so excited [...]

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While working from has become much more common these days, everyone—especially those whose primary task is to manage the goings-on of a busy family—needs a functional space to take care of your bills, budget, and schedule. Even if you love your job, work is still work, and creating a cheery, inviting space to perform that [...]

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Linen closets and laundry rooms can be elusive spaces. Some older homes simply have a hallway cupboard, washer and dryer in the garage, or nothing at all, while newer homes offer walk-in linen closets and large utility rooms full of space. Some linen closets may do double-duty as storage for vacuum, laundry and cleaning items, [...]

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