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Turn a Mirror into a Chalkboard Organizing Station!

Mirror-Turned-Chalkboard

Hey, hey, TT&J peeps! I'm Jessica from Mom 4 Real, and I'm so excited to be back here again! This month, I want to share one of my favorite things to do. I love to take something old that someone is throwing out, and giving it a new life...preferably in my home. My favorite upcycling project ever is turning old mirrors into chalkboards. I have a strange love for chalkboards, so they are … [Read more...]

Make a Pegboard Organizational Wall!

pegboard organizational wall at Tatertots and Jello

Happy Friday!!  I want to make your Friday even a little happier with a $200 giveaway to an awesome company - Cut It Out Frames. This is the same company that makes the frames I used in my Family Gallery Wall. I love the shape of their frames. They come unfinished so you can paint them any color that you want. Plus, they are super affordable. When Cut It Out Frames contacted me to tell … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Ways to Organize Your Home!!

20 organizing ideas

I am always looking for ideas to organize my home.  Here are 20 great ideas that can help organize almost any area in your life -- office, bedroom, car, bathroom and more! Giant Inspiration Board @ SAS Interiors DIY Aged Locker Baskets @ It All Started With Paint Craft Room Reveal @ Two Twenty One Get it Organized: Desk @ It's Overflowing … [Read more...]

Make a Fabric-Covered, Magnetic Inspiration Board!

diy fbric covered inspiration board

I 'm in the process of moving my craft room/office. I shared a little sneak peek of my old office which I am turning into a kids' homework room and a BIG navy chalkboard calendar wall earlier this week. Cut It Out Frames -- who made the frames I used to make my Family Gallery Wall, have a new product -- double frames!!    And I am using their new frames in a big organizational wall for my new … [Read more...]

FIVE Ways to Keep Your Entryway Clean and Organized!

five ways to organize your entryway

Winter can be a messy time with all of the boots, coats, backpacks and snow tracked all over the house. For many years it seemed like my entryway was constantly piled with these Winter items, not to mention the mess that muddy and salty shoes and boots made as they piled up by the entryway door. Finally I got a handle on the Winter mess and clutter. Here are FIVE ways I have found to keep … [Read more...]

Get Organized with a Bright and Colorful Entryway!

bright an dhappy entryway

With the beginning of Fall and school starting, getting organized makes life so much easier. And one of the places that can get messiest fast is the entryway. I love lockers, but they can be expensive, so I thought it would be fun to make a little entryway solution with Command Strips and wood plaques. Here's how to make this easy and colorful entryway: … [Read more...]

Make a Back-To-School Crate Station

back to school crate station

My kids go back to school in less than a week. Where did the Summer go??? I have been thinking of ways to get us all a little more organized with everything that is going to be happening once school starts. It seems like the older my kids get, the more activities and events that are added to our family calendar. So I found some inexpensive crates at Hobby Lobby which were perfect for what I … [Read more...]

Getting Organized For School Mornings

getting organized for school

Good morning Tatertots & Jello readers! Guess what, I have big news, my baby girl starts school tomorrow! I am so excited for her, and I know she's going to love, it but I am not looking forward to all those early, and rushed, school mornings for the next 13 years! Because I'm usually up late working on my blog, my goal is to be able to sleep in as long as possible, which means I have to be … [Read more...]

How to Polish Silver (homemaking tutorial)!!

how to polish silver

Hello Tatertots & Jello readers!  I'm excited to be back here this month sharing another one of my super simple cleaning tips! Have you noticed that vintage silver is making a comeback? Source I see pictures of people using it to decorate, all over Pinterest, and I love it. Source Source I have always loved silver, I've just … [Read more...]

Get Organized in 2012 — Update and Ideas!!

15 ways to organize a small home or apartment

I know I've mentioned that I also write a few times a week over at Babble's Home Ec blog -- it's a fun place to keep up with all things creative. Since my goal in 2012 is to get more organized, I have been taking each space in my home and compiling some great ideas to help me in my quest. So if you are also trying to organize your life, here are some fabulous ideas to help! Organize your … [Read more...]