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StayMade — Super Smart Kids Bedding!

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Sometimes I come across an idea that is so cool, I just need to share it! Have you ever heard of Kickstarter? It's a site that let's people take their ideas and turn them into products that people can use! Right now there is a cool invention on Kickstarter called StayMade. StayMade is a cute, smart solution for kids bedding. This post is sponsored by StyleMade. All opinions are 100% … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 17 DIY Decorating Solutions {5}

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Happy Fall or Winter?  What is the weather doing in your area ?  It  is currently SNOWING where I live!  Well,  if you are like me when the weather changes you will want to grab your favorite blanket, cuddle up next to the fireplace and read  your book or blog posts. And while you're at it -- check out these great DIY Decorating ideas!   Reclaimed Wood Wall Art @ Shanty 2 Chic Gaping Hole to … [Read more...]

My Decorating Dilemma Solution — Desk Area Makeover


 I participated in Amanda @ Serenity Now's Decorating Dilemma party a couple of months ago. I shared a terrible eyesore in my kitchen. My kitchen desk which is a haven for everything that comes in the house. My kids love to dump their papers, food, shoes, and whatever else they can find on that space. It also is where the builders of the house built in a huge intercom gadget smack in the … [Read more...]

Dinner Dilemmas Solution: Meal Planning Magnets with free PDF


  It's Sunday and time for Dinner Dilemmas. Today I am so excited to introduce you to Amy from The Red  Chair Blog. Amy is a decorator, organizer, wife, and mom who lives in Cary, NC. She also owns and operates Red Chair Home Interior and gives great tips to help you turn your house into a home. She is so very talented. You might recognize this fabulous project that she shared in … [Read more...]

Dinner Dilemmas: Part 3

It's Sunday, the day I figure out what I'm making for the week. How did your dinnertime go last week?   I did preeeetttty well. I made dinner about half of the week and scrounged things up the other half. I had a big flop -- fish and Asian noodles -- the kids did not love that one. And a big success -- homemade macaroni and cheese.   Here's the recipe: {Homemade … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays:Stylish storage bins & GIVEAWAY


Welcome to my Creative Fridays. I am not the most organized person. In January I went through my daughters' closets, cleaned them out and tried to make them neat. I put most of their toys in their closets but found that some of the larger items would not fit on the shelves. What to do? I went to IKEA and found these unfinished storage containers. They are quite big - 22 wide, 12 inches high, 13 … [Read more...]

Favorite Things Wednesday: Lunchtime Solution!


{*Whew* I'm back from working on the Gently Used Boutique. We started at 10 this morning. It turned out really well. I will post about it later.} _____________________________________________________________________ At the beginning of the school year, I wrote a post about how my 9 year old hates school lunch. We've been struggling along for the past 5 months. Some days she makes a lunch, other … [Read more...]

Thrifty Tuesdays: Storage Solutions


Do your kids come home from school and throw their backpacks, boots and coats everywhere? This was my problem for the past 6 years. I had hooks in my long, skinny laundry room but I was always climbing over everyone's backpacks and boots to do my laundry. I tried to have the kids leave their gear in the garage but it kept trickling into the house. I really wanted to find a way to make lockers, but … [Read more...]

Lunchbox Wanted: Inquire Within


Wanted: Lunchbox. Must be cute (or will be left at home on purpose) lightweight fit in a pink-sparkly backpack keep ham sandwiches with NO condiments cold have complicated compartments so nothing touches and be indestructible. Do you have any picky eaters? I have one daughter who is a finicky eater. I have been paying for school lunch every day for her, but I have a sneaking suspicion that she is … [Read more...]