get organized with easy DIY fabric covered storage bins

Don’t forget to enter to win $50 to Persnickety Prints, an online pro photo lab company! ***This post originally appeared at The Ribbon Retreat blog*** I recently repainted my family room and added some IKEA Expedit bookshelves to try to tidy up all the toys, books, and other items that get strewn across the room […]

elementary school year in review printable divider pages

****Edited to add a preschool year in review page as well & a new download link*** At the end of every school year my kids bring home a binder full of papers: drawings, writing samples, report cards, photos, etc. A whole binder for each year. My oldest is finishing up elementary school this year, meaning […]

Of resolutions, chore charts, and really terrible mornings

Since it’s the New Year and all I decided it was time to get our morning routine a little more organized (and by our I mean mine and the kids’). Here’s the plan: I get up a little earlier each morning so I can exercise and shower before the kids get up, then I can […]

stuffed animal swing {DIY hanging toy storage}

***If you’re visiting from Disney Baby, welcome! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to look around. I have quite a few baby related posts here, including a five part series that walks you through taking your own newborn photos with tons of advice and example pictures. And if your kids have as many stuffed […]

family command & homework center

With the prettifying of our kitchen, I decided it was high time to organize a narrow section of wall that leads from the front room into the kitchen. Before the kitchen update, it was a mess. It housed our phone, a calendar, random phone lists taped to the wall, and a big ugly shoe organizer […]