Let's face it: Times are tight and budgets are shrinking. But there are ways to stretch, and even (gasp!) have fun doing it! This blog is about finding ways to get more from every household dollar, and enjoy every precious minute.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
...Do you need a few ideas on how to best use that extra 10 minutes when
waiting for dinner to come out of the oven, or for your children to
arrive home from school? Here is my list of 28 ways to organize in 10
minutes or less...
Monday, February 27, 2012
Everyone has a few household tips, techniques or ideas they’ve developed
themselves or learned somewhere and use over and over. Well, it’s time
to share – I’m starting with three of mine and would love to know yours...
Friday, February 24, 2012
As the slow economy wears on, many major cities are planning for more
residents to be sticking closer to home. If you are planning a
“stay-cation” this spring break, you don’t have to stay home the entire
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
If you were asked what area of your home is the most difficult to keep
organized chances are your answer will be your children’s bedrooms.
Children often have more toys and clothes than they need or are capable
Monday, February 20, 2012
Jewelry bowls work great on a dresser. I like to use mine to drop
jewelry into when I want a safe place to put it until it can be
organized. Bowls can be made from many different types of recycled items
Friday, February 17, 2012
...A book of pockets can be used for organizing collage items, stuffing
secrets into or for something as practical as organizing monthly
receipts for various purchases. Make several and you can have a library
of books for keeping track of so many things...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The heart and flower celebrations may be over and your Valentines may
have been delivered but don’t stop thinking red and pink until you head
out to your local big box stores, drug stores and grocery stores for
great deals on their Valentine’s Day clearance sales...
Monday, February 13, 2012
Despite the many warnings from my mom as a kid, these days I love
getting to “play with my food” around holidays. With Valentine’s Day
right around the corner, I thought it best to share some fun and simple
ways for you to incorporate a little heart-y love...
Friday, February 10, 2012
When it comes to doing creative things in the kitchen to celebrate
holidays, I try to keep things simple. I like to do something fun with
common ingredients that doesn’t require too much brain power or time
getting ready – especially for breakfast...
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Month two of the new year has arrived and it’s time to focus on the three “Cs”: change, clean and check...
Here’s a fun way to upcycle colorful food and product boxes into sweet
Valentine garland. Of course, you can make the garland for any occasion
or as fun decoration for no particular occasion...
...At the end of a long and busy day at the “mom-ffice” and the
“blog-ffice,” it seems like it would be less energy just to start a pot
of chili or soup. But even that gets old after a month. So let’s change things up a bit. Let’s change the scenery...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
It’s often the simplest organization tricks that I appreciate the most
and work the best. Here are seven tricks I’ve come across that will get
you saying “I need to do that"...
The Internet is full of free digital downloadable images to use for
office labels and more! A simple search for free clip art, free vintage
images, and free printable images will yield many exciting results.
Purchase basic office supply labels and you’ve got yourself a craft that keeps on giving...
As the biggest pigskin game of the year approaches, I’m trying to figure
out the best way to entertain a group of friends, without adding extra
money to our grocery budget. We love entertaining in our home, but it
can be a drain on our budget if we aren’t careful...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
...I can’t promise
you that your entire world will be organized, but I can promise you that
if you accomplish these 10 habits on a daily basis for the next 66 days
you will begin to feel a sense of control over the “mom chaos” in your