Easy DIY Leash Holder from Scrap Wood

September 8th, 2017|DIY, GIFT IDEAS, ORGANIZE|

I’ve been puttering in the garage lately trying to come up with some simple scrap wood projects that would be both interesting to you, my readers, and useful to my family….

Did you know that there are an estimated 78 million dogs in the U.S.?  The statistics suggest that 44% of Americans own at least one dog.  (In Canada it is estimated that 35% of the population own a dog)

We have a dog – my gentle Lacey Mae – and I […]

Small Closet Organization (on a budget)

August 27th, 2017|DIY, KIDS, ORGANIZE|

Miss Chloë got ripped off in the closet department – but in our defence, we didn’t know we were having two kids when we built.  As it was our builder hadn’t incorporated a linen closet into our home, so we had to use part of – what later became – Chloë’s closet.

It’s a single closet, so not minuscule by any means, but certainly smaller than most closets being built in houses today.

Make this DIY mail sorter using glue!

August 19th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|

Hey Y’all!

(I’ve been binge-watching Nashville on Netflix)

I’ve got a great DIY for you today and it doesn’t need any nails or screws at all.

Except for hanging that is – other than that, I made my DIY mail sorter using ONLY Gorilla Glue!

I’ve swapped offices with Hubby so now his is in the basement and mine is on the main floor, but he gets a LOT of packages as part of his job, so I wanted to have someplace to tuck […]

Home Office – bookshelf makeover

August 5th, 2017|DECOR, ORGANIZE, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

I’m so excited to share today’s bookshelf makeover with you!

If you’ve followed along you know that I’m in the midst of an office makeover and as part of that makeover I picked up these two “teak” cabinets;

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I put teak in quotes because that was how they were advertised – but when I went to pick them up I found […]

Home Office – Erasable Calendar

August 3rd, 2017|DECOR, DIY, ORGANIZE|

I’m in the throes of a home office makeover right now – searching for both form and function (aka. stylish, but still useful).

One thing I can’t live without is a calendar.  I have at least three going at all times; one for the kids (usually paper hanging on my front door), one for the family (electronic for birthdays and vacations) and one for work (to-date it’s been a desk pad calendar).

So when I saw this gorgeousness from Jen at […]

Repurposed Plastic Jug

June 28th, 2017|KIDS, ORGANIZE, REPURPOSE|

I trash-dove this morning.

Okay not really into the trash and I didn’t really “dive” – more like I snuck a plastic jug from my friend’s recycling.

After you see what I did with it, you’re going to go in search of recycling to pilfer as well.

I’ll start with the need, so you know where I’m coming from;

that is how my children store their goggles – thrown over the edge of the pool […]

Water Bottle Storage & Organization

May 28th, 2017|ORGANIZE|

Happy Weekend!

What an incredible, wonderful, beautiful weekend we had here in SW Ontario!  Sunshine, warmth with the slightest breeze – absolutely spectacular!

Hubby got our pool filled up, Maddie, Papa and I took a pottery class together, I went shoe shopping for Chloë (ahem, and me),

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and I took a photography course at a local Henry’s.  The weekend was full of fun, learning and family – I’m still […]

Organizing Cords with Dollar Store Clips

May 9th, 2017|ORGANIZE|

I have a super-simple project for you today – but one, if you’re like me and are drowning in power cords – that will make life SO much easier, and neater and tidier and organized and…

You get the jist.

See those little tiny guys on my iPad?

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I bought a package of them in the beauty […]

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 […]