Thursday, February 20, 2014

A New Chapter

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This is not an easy post to write. I have been contemplating writing this for a while but have finally decided it is time. Time for me to hang up my blogging hat....for now anyway. The funny thing about blogging is that you only see what someone puts out there for you to read. You don't always see the inner struggles that go on behind the scenes...unless they share that. Let me share a bit of mine.

I have been struggling for a while to find a balance with it all. I have always loved organizing and decorating. This will never change. But what started as a passion has become more of an obligation. Not because of what anyone has done to me but rather what I have done to myself. The truth is that the internet NEVER sleeps and there is always more to be done. It is constant. A constant reminder that someone has beat you to the punch. A constant reminder that you aren't good enough.

I'm not writing this for some sort of pity party. I am just trying to be honest and open. There have been SO many moments that I have loved throughout this journey. I have loved hearing that I have inspired so many of you. That I love and will truly miss. I have learned so much about myself which I am grateful for. I have also met and collaborated with such inspiring women and bloggers who have taught me some invaluable lessons along the way. That's what makes this a little bitter sweet.

I waited until today to write this because today happens to be my birthday. As each year passes, I tend to sit back and reflect on my life and what I envision for the future. This year I'm giving myself a gift. The gift of letting go. 

Does this mean I won't ever post on here again? Not necessarily. When I get inspired, it's hard to hold me back. :) But that's the key... It will be when I'm inspired, not just because I haven't posted for a few days. 

With all of that being said, I wanted to thank you for this amazing chapter in my life. I encourage you to sign up through email and if and when I do post again, you can check out any new happenings around here. I can promise the projects will not stop. :)

Until then,

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Easy "Frozen" Valentines

As we all know, Valentine's Day is fast approaching. So I wanted to share an easy one that my girls and I made for their classmates this year.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Craft Area Pt.2: Pegboard for Super Storage

February is the month of love, which is why I'm devoting it to spaces that I love: including my little craft space. And while the space itself isn't huge, it is beginning to pack a lot of punch in the form of storage. 
(To see the basic set up go to this post here.)

The other day I shared my large table that we skirted for storage underneath as well as the cubbies we hung above guessed it...more storage. Today I wanted to share the pegboard that is hanging in between the two. 

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Craft Area Pt. 1: The Set Up

At the bottom of our basement stairs there is a bit of a landing area that I sort of took on as a craft space for me. Since the basement is also our playroom, it made sense (especially when the kids were younger) to use this space so that I could be close to them and work on some of my own projects at the same time. 

As you can see, the space wasn't being used as effectively as it could be and had become a total catchall rather than a place to be inspired and creative.

So, I have recently decided to create a much more effective 
and pretty place to get my craft on.
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Monday, February 3, 2014

February-A Month Full of Lovely Projects

So I know I'm a few days late but nonetheless ready for a new month--which means a new monthly checklist. (If you are wanting to download this as well as the other 11 months, please sign up to follow my blog by email and I will send them to you. You can also go here for more details.)

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Daily To Do Lists and Folders (& a free printable)

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I know that it is actually February now and should be onto our newest challenge but I've been a bit behind this week so I need to finish up a few posts. I've been sharing some ideas and inspiration on creating your own command center here and here. Today I thought I'd share mine (again) as well as the latest changes I have made (again). 
I swear, nothing is safe around here. :)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Setting Up a Command Center That Works for YOU!!

Have you ever had trouble finding a bill before it was to be paid? Ever missed a birthday party because you couldn't find the invitation? Have you ever been late because you couldn't locate your keys? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions than you may be entirely over due for creating some sort of command center in your home. Yes, we've seen them (in fact I showed a bunch as inspiration on this post just the other day). And while you may have admired them from afar, maybe you weren't quite sure how to make something like that work for you and your family. 

You're in luck today. Because I devoted today's post on just that: 

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Command Center Inspiration

Hi friends! The other day I promised to start discussing the importance of a Command Center in your home as a means to house much of the paper that flows through our homes on a daily basis. So today, I decided to find a bunch (8 to be exact) of inspiring ideas to hopefully give you some ideas. 

As you can see, they don't all have their differences but they have one main component in common: they help to give all that paper a home--along with some other things we will be discussing next week.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monthly Planners You Just Have to Have!!

Hi friends! Sorry I'm a couple days behind. My kiddos had yesterday off of school so we made it a family day. Anyhoo, this month has been a little random with my posts I know. Bear with me. January is always a bit like that for me--for whatever reason. I think it is because I try and use it to set up systems for the rest of the year. With that being said, I have some more printables for you to help with planning. 

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Home Project Binder {Printable}

Can anyone please tell me how it is the middle of January already? My goodness this month is flying by. Well, if you are just tuning in, I recently posted my Monthly Organizing Checklists where I told you that each month there is going to be (at least) 1 home project challenge. And because that means there will be 15 or more projects/challenges throughout the year, this one is the perfect place to start.

Meet the Home Project Binder.

This is a place to store everything related to your home (or business) projects you are working on--whether they are merely in the dream phase, planning, or the project is in full swing.
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