Back-to-School Organized: Do these 5 things now!

Wow. It seems like last week I was writing this post about school being OUT for the summer.  And here it is – less than two weeks before it all starts back up. Once again, mixed feelings. Believe me, there are days I feel like – HELP!!! How much longer is summer going to last??! But, I have to admit I’m getting a little lump in my throat thinking about summer wrapping up and...
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Summer Lovin’ … Do this for more of it

It feels like yesterday we were getting together all of our school supplies for the first day of school.  And now, ready or not, summer is official in our house – i.e.: “School’s out : )!!!” {my kids} “School’s out #@%*!?! {me} After a few weeks of – “Wow, the boys will be home with me pretty much all day – what are we going to do???”,...
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Remember that vacation? Here’s an easy, fun, stylish way

Last week I took a blog break while on spring break. All of that anticipation for a fun time away… then you’re back into the normal swing of things. That vacay feel has completely vacated. And the memories? Within a few weeks, I’ll find myself asking, “Where did we go again for spring break?” Here is a fun, easy, inexpensive and stylish {great combo!} idea to help...
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I don’t have a junk drawer – but I DO have these

Do I have a junk drawer?  No.  But I do have places that contain random “stuff.” Here are a few of my homes for things with no homes: Screws, little pieces of whatever go into this zip lock bag which I keep in our “indoor tool” box: Those little game and puzzle pieces that end up under the sofa, behind the cushions, etc… when I find, I’ll toss into this...
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Self{less} Centered… My Valentine’s Gift

When making a difficult decision, a very wise person told me, “It’s not all about you.” So true, and I’m thankful I took his advice to heart. And speaking of “hearts”, {Happy Valentine’s Day, btw!} I’m focusing this Surround Yourself with What You Love post on something I’m guilty of not putting my best focus on. {Stick with me… it all...
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Do you have THIS in your kitchen? It can CHANGE the way your home runs

I’m on the lookout for a Kitchen Command Center in need of a makeover! Do you have one that could use a little help? Or are you in need of creating one from scratch? What exactly IS a Kitchen Command Center {KCC}? It’s a place {usually in or near the kitchen} where “everything home” is managed: from schedules and paperwork to meal planning and messages. What can a KCC do...
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