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March Before and After: Dollar Store Picture Frame Dry Erase Boards

Hey y’all. I am sorry for the lack of posting, but I have been asleep for most of the weekend. I guess I’m coming down with something, or caught whatever The Hubs had last week. It certainly Knocked. Me. Out. I had so many crafty projects I wanted to get to this weekend but my body had other plans. Go figure.Anyway, I did manage to get one project done that I’m excited to share with you. Recently in blogland I’ve seen so many DIY chalkboards and dry erase boards. I thought they were cute, and felt inspired to make one so I ran out to one of my favorite stores, Dollar Tree to pick up some of their $1.00 (of course!) document/picture frames. I had recently used these to make Christmas gifts and decided to try them out with this project. Here’s what I made for Christmas:I thought it turned…

Kitchen Organization – Part 1

Before I talk about my kitchen organizational ideas, I wanted to take a minute to thank you for all the sweet comments about my closet clean out. I love hearing from you and appreciate all of your feedback. :)Now on to new business…Our kitchen is not glamorous. It’s not even “nice” by most people’s standards and it’s teeny tiny. I’m not exaggerating. I love our apartment. It’s a nice one. The kitchen however, not so much. In future posts I’ll show you the lovely *ahem* space that is our kitchen, but for now, I thought I’d share with you some of the ways I’ve organized the very little cabinet space we have. It’s still a work in progress and as I move forward with more, I’ll update you. Remember, this is a rental and we can’t really do anything to solve the space issue, but we can make the best of it.I recently…

Master Bedroom Closet Decrapification…

Also known as “The Great Goodwill Donation”, but we’ll get to that in a minute.I’ll fully admit to you that when you see the “Before” picture, it won’t look all that bad. It’s only upon closer inspection that you’ll see how truly grody the closet really was. Please keep in mind the following:I really do clean my house, I swear. Here’s the before:Doesn’t look too bad now does it? Sure it could use a little organization, perhaps some purging here and there, but you could live with it right? Right? Uh huh…(Author’s note: That bag on the door is my wedding dress that’s never made it to the dry cleaners in the year since I got married…)Anywho, if you want to purge, reorganize and for heaven’s sake clean your closet you’ll probably want these things before you get started:A couple of boxes, your vacuum (with attachments), a marker, and a good quality microfiber…

Office Decrapification the Before and After

Before the holidays, I started reorganizing our home office. Actually, I kind of ambushed my husband when he walked in the door one afternoon and basically told him I couldn’t take the unorganized, never fully unpacked, clutter bomb of an office anymore. (I may or may not have been that nice about it. 😉 You decide.)The office has gone through several transformations since we moved in, but it had up until now, never really been functional. For a long time we didn’t even have bookshelves, which is saying a lot considering we have many, MANY books. (The previous office breakdown garnered those. Hehe.) To say the room was a mess was well…generous. This is what it looked like before:And this:And this:Do you see why I was ready to tear my hair out? Let me just tell you that weekend there was much gnashing of teeth at my house! My hubby…

Organizing the Organizer

I spent all last week trying to get caught up around the house. It’s now a new Monday morning and I want to organize -how- I clean the house, so that:I don’t try to do too much in a day and get frustrated because nothing is getting done,I do a little each day on a schedule that fits my tutoring schedule,I have a morning routine (Now that I’m not working a full time job, this has been the hardest part)I found some great organizational tools here to help me revamp my household notebook. I have one at the moment that I learned about on an old HGTV show called “Mission: Organization”, that contains our take-out menus and the dog medical records and our household inventory (info for insurance purposes in case of disaster), but the new one really works more as a hub for all of the schedule, routine, and household…