War on School Papers

If you're anything like me...you are always battling a war on paper...specifically school papers.  We talked about those stacks of paper last week.  Let's continue to talk about how those stacks of paper enter your home.  They don't always enter your home as a stack...usually they come in the form of cute drawings and special stories written by your children.  They come in the form of papers from the teacher and communication from school.  There are all kinds of sources  ...continue reading

Do It With Me: Schoolwork Storage Project

Today my oldest daughter, Savannah, had her 5th grade graduation ceremony.  It was surreal to think that she won't be going to elementary school anymore.  She has a wonderful class of students graduating with her and I just can't believe that she will be starting middle school next year.  She's so excited and very ready for this next stage of life.  I think I'm ready but today was definitely a huge milestone in our lives.  Someone is seriously going to have to hold me ...continue reading

Clip It Up

It's almost back to school time! All three of my children will be going to school full time this year.  This year we're moving back into our regular school building after it has been COMPLETELY renovated..in fact, most of it was demolished and a new building was built behind and attached to the historic building.  Suffice it to say that there will be a lot of change and chaos around the start of school this year. Thankfully our school is fantastic at communication. ...continue reading

No office? No problem!

So you don't have a dedicated space in your home for an office...you're not alone.  So often those spaces get taken over my the little humans we have created.  I used to have an office...now I have Scarlett.  Ha! But seriously...just because you don't have an office doesn't mean you don't have office stuff.  Printer paper, staplers, tape, file folders, extra checks, rubber bands, etc.  In my house I decided to dedicate a hall closet in my house to be my office supply ...continue reading

Five on Friday – Five Minute Projects

I decided today deserved a five on friday post.  Today's post is going to be five short five minute projects you can do this weekend to organize your home!  Sometimes it's those 5 minute projects that really motivate you to get started on something bigger!  Set your timer...see if you can get it done in just five minutes.  The key is to not get distracted by something else and to not linger over the project at hand.  None of these are meant to be super emotionally ...continue reading