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Free Spring Simplifying Printable!!

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Hi there, I'm Ann Marie from white house black shutters! I've been blogging for 4.5 years (and following Jen for about that long!), have four kids five and under, and live in an old cute house. My goal is to share my journey and help you simplify your life, create a meaningful home, and make the everyday more enjoyable. With a healthy dose of keeping it real so that you know you're not … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Ways to Get Organized in 2014!!

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At the start of every year we all feel the urge to get organized. These 20 ways to get organized will help you fight the battle! And don't miss your chance to win a $60 credit to the amazing Drawstring Studio! * * * * * DIY Mudroom & Entryway @ Home, Heart and Hands Master Closet Remodel @ Lilikoi Joy Printable Mini Budget Binger @ 30 Days Office Desk Organization @ View from … [Read more...]

Getting Organized with Post-it Brand and Evernote

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My desk is always littered with Post-it Notes listing ideas, things to do, and sketches for projects. I love Post-it Notes for getting my ideas down on paper, but I'm always forgetting to bring them along when I need them! Thanks to Post-it Brand, who sponsored this post,  I had the chance last week to visit San Francisco and the Evernote Conference to learn about the new partnership between … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Fall Organization Ideas (Part Three)!

20 Fall Organization Ideas Part Three

Some people "Spring Clean", I think I "Fall Clean". Once the kids are back in school I love to go through all of our closets and drawers and get organized! That's why I loved seeing all of these organizing ideas linked up this week! Here are 20 ways to get organized for Fall!  And be sure to check at the bottom for 40 more Organizing Ideas. Awesome!! DIY Wall File @ Salt and Pepper … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Ways to Get Organized for Fall!

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My kids go back to school tomorrow. And I am planning on tackling some organizing projects while they are at school. I can't wait to declutter, organize and work on some Fall projects!!  Here are 20 great ways to get organized for Fall!!  DIY Inspiration Board @ This Is Happiness DIY Drop Space @ My Blessed Life … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 End-of-Summer Organization Projects!

20 End-of-Summer Organization Ideas

I've been cleaning out my home, getting ready for Fall and school to start. So I was excited to see so many great organization ideas linked up this week! Here are 20 ways you can get your home organized to get ready for Fall! Crate to Toy Storage @ Now at Home Mom Kitchen Label Printables @ Thrifty and Chic Stylized Storage Containers @ With a Blast His & Her Closet Organizer @ … [Read more...]

Make a Post-It Note Chore Chart (With Free Printables!)

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When the Post-it Brand contacted me to make a DIY project using their products, I immediately thought of a chore chart. It's a project that I've been meaning to make and something that we really need around here. With kids ranging from elementary school through high school, I needed something that could accommodate all ages of kids and work for our family. And I love the new array of Post-it … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Projects to Organize Your Home!

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Summer is a great time to tackle those organizing projects! Get the kids involved. Here are 20 great ways to get your home organized!! Pantry Organization and Kitchen Makeover @ My Third True Love Industrial Locker Redo @ A Woman's Haven Garage Organization @ Cleverly Inspired … [Read more...]

Make a Pegboard Organizational Wall!

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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 — 22 Spring Organizing Projects!!

22 spring organzing ideas

What is it about Spring that makes me want to organize everything in sight? Maybe beause the sun is out I have more energy now than in the Winter? Whatever the reason, I am in full Spring Cleaning mode. So it was awesome to see so many organizing tips linked up this week. Here are 22 great Spring Organizing Ideas!  Craft Room Pegboard @ Honeybear Lane Craft Room / Office Reveal @ … [Read more...]