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),

Converse, Cons, peach converse, chuck taylors

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 […]

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 […]