Wine cork dart board

What do 500 wine corks, a piece of art and a dartboard have in common? Let me show you! As part of my basement “bar” area, I have a perfect spot for a dartboard. Fortunately, in cleaning out our basement before our renovation, I found a new dartboard wrapped in Christmas paper. {Who knows who […] Read more…

Organized cooking {with friends}: freezer style

I’m all about trying to make life a little smarter and simpler. Shortly after I had my daughter, now 10, I joined a freezer cooking co-op with my friend Tracie. This is the perfect solution for most everyone: those of us who hate to cook, those who love to cook, those who are busy, those […] Read more…

DIY Lego Table

I’m always looking for great storage ideas. The playroom is no exception. We have a bonus room over our garage that makes a perfect play space. This room has transitioned over time as my kids have outgrown toys, and today, it’s mainly used for knee hockey. However, my son was an avid Lego builder. As […] Read more…

No shades of grey here — just black and white

I have not read the books nor will I see the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m actually already tired of hearing about the whole thing, but then both my kids asked me, “What’s the big deal about this movie?” Even they have heard about it through commercials and media hype. That made me mad. […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Repurpose sandwich bags

I love to bake. Here’s an easy little trick I use when the recipe calls for greasing the pan. I used to fumble with wax paper and ended up with grease on my fingers and knuckles, so years ago I came up with the idea of using sandwich bags like gloves. Using the sandwich bags […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Gas Gauge Arrow

Ok friends. Raise your hand if you’ve ever rented a car, pulled up to the gas station to fill up, stepped out of the car, and then realized your gas tank is on the other side. Did you know that there’s a sure way to figure out what side the gas tank is on, without […] Read more…

Pantry Organization: Before & After

The pantry: one of the most used places in the house, yet often the area that quickly gets out of control. My friend Jamie, a busy mom to three little ones, admitted she was overwhelmed and needed help. Her first project area: the dreaded pantry. The Organized Sister {me!} to the rescue! The biggest challenges […] Read more…

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