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DIY Art Supply Pallet

DIY Art Supply Pallet

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It’s been way too long since my last DIY post and I’m here to remedy that!  I’ve been in one of those moods lately where everything in my house needs an upgrade.  This is a relatively common occurrence (annoyance, if you ask my husband) once I’ve finished an area.  I’ll finish a space, love it for a few weeks and then want to change it.  Maybe it’s the perfectionist in me but I prefer to think of it as the “perpetual need to be creative-ist” in me.  That’s totally a thing… One of these spaces that has incurred my creative wrath is Gav’s art table/creative learning corner.  I decided that I wanted to reorganize his art supplies in a way that didn’t put a million tiny holes in the wall.  I tried using those little plastic drawers but Ro quickly showed me that those made it much easier for him to eat crayons.  That’s when I came up with this super simple, inexpensive and minimal wall damage project.

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Remove Refrigerator Clutter

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For the past few weeks I’ve been on a major house binge and redesign.  Every area that I can possibly do by myself I am.  Kitchen cabinets, craft area and desk, closet, so on and so forth.  It’s been nothing short of A-MA-ZING!  I’m feeling so refreshed and with each new cleaner area, I get a little more fire under me to do more!  My refrigerator was one such source of a little clutter stress.  If you’re like me, you keep just about every magnet with an important/emergency number that has to do with my children.  Pediatricians, children’s ERs, and even the pet ER was on my fridge in magnet form.  So here’s how I cleaned up the clutter but still got to keep all of the important info at hand. What You’ll Need: Scrapbook Paper, Thermal Laminating Pouch, Magnet Sheet Transfer all of the important information to a piece of scrapbook paper cut to size.  Then laminate the pouch.  You can use these like I did, I’m pretty much in love with my laminator, or a self sealing pouch which is a bit easier on the budget if you don’t have a machine. Glue your magnet to the back…

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DIY // Planner Dividers

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Last week I shared how I was *FINALLY* staying organized and on top of all of my daily tasks.  I also shared that there’d be a fun DIY coming for these fun dividers!  Part of my system for staying organized is loving the design of my planner and the things I put in it.  I know that sounds silly but if I love to look at it, I’m more likely to use it!  So I had a cute gold planner, my lovely mint and gold zebra binder, now to make it cute on the inside.  I’d seen some really cute stuff from instagram and looked at different shops for these dividers.  However, the frugal DIYer in me was not going to let me go in that direction! What You’ll Need: Scrapbook Paper, Scissors/Paper Cutter, Self Laminating Sheets, 3 Hole Punch Start by cutting your paper to the correct height and about an inch wider.  For example, My paper is 5.5 X 8.5 in so I cut it to 6.5 X 8.5 in. Using a piece of correct sized paper (in this case 5.5 X 8.5 in) as a guideline for size, pencil in a divider tab as well as a…

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Blog life // How I’ve Been Staying Organized

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I’ve always thought of myself as a very organized person but after becoming a mother, and now a pregnant one, my brain is just so scattered.  Call it mommy brain, call it pregnancy brain, call it whatever, I can’t remember to do half of the things I’m supposed to on a daily basis to save my life!  It was seriously time to figure out a good system! I’ve tried many planners but I’d get tired of the design or just plain forget to look at it or write in it at all.  I’ve fawned over the super expensive ones trying to justify buying one because I would totally use it because I will have invested in it and “look how cute and awesome it is!”.  There are also tons of apps that help with productivity but I like seeing it in pen and paper, something physical.  None of these options were working for me and I never did cave and purchase an awesomely adorable expensive one.  But what could I do?  Then Sugar Paper Co. released their line for Target last December and I thought, “YES!  This is just my style and I’m gonna love it and use it and…

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DIY // School Artwork Binder

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I had a hard time finding the right title for this post.  Honestly it should read,”My son is my most precious little baby and I can’t believe he is in preschool and all of the little tiny pieces of artwork he does must be saved and treasured and I will never ever get rid of them!  EVER!”  But I wanted you to actually read this post, so I went with a DIY. But in all honesty, these first little art projects are so precious and special that I really do want to keep them to look through, not only at the end of the year but when he graduates from high school and even when has kids of his own.  What he does with them after that is his deal but for now, these are my memories and I love love love looking at them!  I could have scanned them in and made them into little cards for my Project Life (which has sadly been neglected for months but that’s for another day) like I did HERE.  But I wanted to do something different for all of these piece from his school days. What You’ll Need: Binder with Clear Cover,…

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DIY // Glitter Polka Dot Storage Boxes

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A good friend of mine recently bought these fabulous gold polka dotted storage boxes from Home Goods to store all of her Project Life/scrapbooking goodies.  Between my love of boxes, cute storage, polka dots, and all things shiny, I need not tell you that I feel in love with them.  I HAD to have them!!!  Or better yet, make them! What You’ll Need: Plain Cardboard/Paper Mache Storage Boxes Craft Foam Glue Paint Trace a circle on the craft foam the size you want your dots to be.  I used a wine cork which also became my base for the stamp.  Glue the foam circle onto a base that you can hold onto easily.  This can be a piece of scrap wood, wine cork, etc. Start stamping your circles all over the boxes (these are photo boxes). This, in my (uncompensated) opinion, is the best glitter paint I’ve ever used.  Just FYI.  Don’t worry about the dots being bare in places.  Fill them in with a small paint brush.  If you’re using a solid color paint, you’ll probably only need the one, maybe 2, coats.  Since I used glitter, this took about 4-5 coats on each dot until they were full…

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31 Days to an Organized Home: RECAP!

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RECAP! I can’t believe we’ve reached the end of the 31 days!  I really enjoyed pushing my bloggy butt to do this!  So to celebrate, here’s a recap of the tips and tricks I shared with you this month! 1/2/3/4 1/2/3 1/2  Also, in celebration, I’m taking tomorrow off! 🙂 Happy Organizing, Y’all! All 31 Days posts HERE

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31 Days to an Organized Home: Get on a Cleaning Schedule

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Cleaning Schedule I was so reluctant to put one of these up in our house because it would mean being accountable.  UGH… But as I browsed Pinterest I kept seeing about 500,000 cleaning schedule pins.  I got the hint so I put on my big girl panties and did it.   I found the one that I thought worked the best for me, adjusted it to fit our household needs, and put it up!   Place it in a frame and it works just like a dry erase board.  If you have extra helping hands in your house, place it next to a chore chart! I feel like the house is cleaner and I’m less stressed!  *NODrama y’all!*  Also, I think it helps my husband that I’m less stressed. You’ll notice that it hasn’t quite been checked off as much as it should be but I made a good start.  We had a very busy week and I wasn’t home as much as I usually am but I’m feeling good about next week! Here are a few schedules I found.  Print out the one that works for you! via full size image HERE image HERE Follow my ORGANIZATION STATION board…

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31 Days to an Organized Home: The Amazing Magazine Rack

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Scroll down for tutorial! 5 New Uses for Magazine Racks & Files via Get control of those soup cans!  Just make sure it’s wide enough! via Store pot and pan lids.  This frees up so much space!  I know whenever I reach into the cabinet, I’m met with clanging from all the pots and pans and lids and just about everything else! via Free up drawer space and store your hair styling tools.  This also makes your cabinets even more useful! via This has to be one of my favorites!  Stick a few under a shelf and you have mail slots! via Unclutter those drawers!   After seeing all of these (on Pinterest, of course!) I went looking for a few.  But in true NODrama fashion, I thought I would DIY instead!  These can be made of old cardboard mailers, cereal boxes, etc.  I’m going with cereal. Happy Organizing!

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