Category: cleaning and organizing

Organizing Tabs For Your Life

organizing tabs

One of the reasons I was thrilled to work with Avery for SocialLuxe Lounge, aside from the fact that they’re the best kind of company out there, is the fact that I’m obsessed with organization.  I can’t get enough of their sticky note tabs. When I was getting ready to head to New York, I mapped out my plan of attack and note tabbed and organized it all.  See, I’m not so hot with directions.  I thought I was for…
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Make Your Own DIY Stain Bucket

stain buckets

I’m a fan of the Oxi Clean.  A big fan.  It helps get stains out of everything a 5-year-old boy can possibly stain, which is to say it gets stains out of everything. I don’t just add Oxi Clean to my laundry, I have a stain bucket in my laundry room at all times, filled with a scoop of detergent and some hot water.  I just throw in whatever mess Charming has currently made out of his clothes, let it…
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helpful laundry tip

stain detergent

My new washer and dryer from Frigidaire showed up a couple of weeks ago, and we’re having a good time getting to know each other.  I’d say we’ll probably be exchanging promise rings by the end of the month. Since I’ve been doing a lot of laundry at my house lately, I thought maybe now would be a good time to share my favorite laundry tip.  It involves Oxi Clean, and elbow grease. Grab a jar big enough to hold…
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tip for organizing your life.

I think moms are possibly the busiest people on the planet.  I mean, just today I have: fixed three meals + 3 sets of snacks for two humans, done three loads of laundry, written 5 articles for work, gone for a 2 mile run, weeded the garden, done a set of dishes, and talked to a friend on the phone who just had a baby and needs a little moral support.  And my day isn’t even over yet.  Busy.  Very…
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helping moms get organized.

The hardest part of motherhood for me has been staying organized.  I was super organized before kids, and now?  My brain is unplugged half the time.  I think the problem is the fact that I’m the C.E.O. of too many people’s lives.  Between working from home, keeping my kids in and out of their schools and extracurriculars, and managing a household, my brain is fried. But all is not lost.  There are all kinds of tricks to keeping your life…
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LobotoME.

Whether or not you love or hate the whole Twilight phenomenon {I’m a lover, don’t knock it}, these notepads by LobotoME are hilarious. I could see spending some time on the phone, doodling on the Edward Cullen side of the page. And if you’re not such a big fan, well, there’s room for you too. No hard feelings.

lady gaga paparrazi cover.

By the way, have you seen this 6th grader perform Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’ for a talent show? He’s breaking hearts already. And he’s twelve. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxDlC7YV5is]

etsy picks.

It’s been a while since I’ve browsed Etsy and of course when I popped over, I found all kinds of awesome. Are you ready? $95 dvm studios 16 x 20 Rustic Enamelware Sarah Anntiques $20 Ruffled Poppy Pillow Dedeetsyshop $27 Now if you’ll excuse me, I *need* to do a little shopping.

family circle magazine.

I’m obsessed with magazines. It’s a sickness, much like my problem with shoes. It’s all I can do to get through the check-out line at the grocery store without piling a heap onto the conveyor belt. A few weeks ago I varied from my usual magazine route of Real Simple, Martha Stewart, People, US Weekly, and snatched up a Family Circle. Stop the presses. This stuff is good. It’s literally been years and years since I’ve read Family Circle, probably…
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