Garage Organization – Easy Garage Shelving

March 5th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|

Low on space, but high on “stuff” – try this easy garage shelving to increase your storage capacity and organize your space.

My garage is my workshop.

When I say “my” garage I mean the half of our two-car garage that I’ve filled with tools, wood, furniture and paint.

The other half is “his garage” – the half that he parks his car in.

As much as I try to push the boundaries and spread my stuff across the line (the seam in the concrete that […]

Locker Magnets – Solving Gym Mayhem

February 15th, 2017|CRAFTS, ORGANIZE|

I’ve searched Pinterest and, believe it or not, I can’t find a single image showing a neat way to identify your locker when you’re at the gym.

There’s decorating your locker for high school and refurbishing old lockers for home decor pieces – but nothing to help you in this situation:

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This is approximately what my gym’s […]

How to Organize Manuals and Warranties

February 8th, 2017|ORGANIZE|

A couple of years ago, this was how we stored all of our product manuals:

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Yup, that was my kitchen drawer and I had no idea what was in there.  It became the drop-zone for product manuals and parts when we made new purchases.  You know, those manuals that you “HAVE” to […]

Easy iPad Charging Station

February 5th, 2017|ORGANIZE, REPURPOSE|

The photos, and this post itself, is an oldie – but given that the number of ‘screens’ in this house has only increased, it seemed a good time to revisit our original iPad charging station solution.

Not to make redundant the USB outlets I installed last week, but instead to show you an easier and cheaper way to corral cords and electronics, I give you my brilliant (and cheap) iPad charging station…

from a magazine holder!

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50 of the Best Ikea Rast Hacks

February 3rd, 2017|DECOR, DIY, ORGANIZE, REFINISH/REPURPOSE, REPURPOSE|

Ikea carries a small dresser – just about the size of a large nightstand – called the Rast.  It’s an insanely popular product on Pinterest for both the price ($35 US, $49 Cdn) and for the million-and-one ways people have “hacked” it (aka – changed it from boring to BLAM!)

I have a craft room update on my mind, and in searching out affordable options I came across these gorgeous (and brilliant) Ikea Rast hacks that I had to share.

I give […]

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

January 26th, 2017|FREE PRINTABLES, KIDS, ORGANIZE|

I’ve posted these age-appropriate chores for kids lists on the blog before, but it was only this January that Hubby and I decided to really enforce cooperation.

Maybe it’s just that this year we have the power of the iPad to encourage compliance – no chores, no screen time.

Whatever the incentive/pressure, the girls have stepped up their game and have actually been doing the  majority of the chores on the list!  I’m happy-wiggling in my seat!  Beds are getting made, laundry […]

Personalized Pet Food Container

January 22nd, 2017|CRAFTS, ORGANIZE|

I’m applying to be a Silhouette brand ambassador and one of the requirements was to come up with a tutorial (with photos) of a simple project of my choice.

I was torn, do I do something so ‘out-there’ they can’t help but notice me (think papercut purse or tattoo template), or do I play it tame and come up with a highly pinnable image?

There’s not much you can’t do with the Silhouette CAMEO®, but I couldn’t come up with a […]

Build Your Own Monitor Stand

January 18th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|

I have to show you the little section of the house where I sit and blog:

It’s a corner of my bedroom and yes, most days it looks like this (I’m embarrassed to admit).

Part of my problem, besides stockpiling snacks everywhere, is paper.  I have books, course manuals, receipts, and a million notes that get shoved here and there and create this disaster.  (See how I blamed the receipts, like they were […]

Bathroom Storage Tower

January 15th, 2017|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY, ORGANIZE|

Sorry I’ve been absent for a couple of days, but the projects I’ve been working on are of such awesomeness that I’m sure you’ll forgive me.

This one I’m SO EXCITED about because it looks fantastic!  Save for a few small giveaways, you’d probably never guess that my bathroom storage tower was a DIY job.

First up you need to see the before:

Bathroom vanity before

This is our master ensuite; double sinks, laminate counters […]

Throw Pillow Storage / DIY Rope Shelves

January 5th, 2017|BUILD IT, DECOR, ORGANIZE|

I’m so excited to show off today’s DIY throw pillow storage solution – mainly because it’s both pretty and functional – but ESPECIALLY because it’s so easy and what an impact!

Remember this corner of my basement?

I made up the paper art piece to try to fill a gap above our workout storage unit (formerly TV stand that I haven’t moved out of the room yet) – but it wasn’t enough.  Not big enough, no impact – just sort of stop-gap […]