Back to College Shopping List Free Printable

Back to College Shopping List Free Printable - Organized 31

There’s now less than one month for most of us sending our “babies” off to college.  The task of gathering everything they’ll need and a lot of what they might want is daunting.  I know because I’m in the midst of getting my first “baby” ready to leave the nest.  We found this back to school […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #61

Inspire Us Thursday - Organized 31

As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Labeling Your Stuff for College

Labeling Your Stuff for College - Organized 31 #Kidecals #sponsored

You may have guessed that this month’s theme at Organized 31 is Getting Ready for College (can you tell that is my main focus these days?).  As parents, we all labeled our preschool and elementary school aged children’s stuff that they took to school, but often we forget how important it is for college students, too.  Labeling […]

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake - Organized 31

It’s hitting the really hot summer days around here.  When it’s blistering hot outside, my family’s favorite treat is this easy ice cream sandwich cake.  It’s super easy and always a hit. You can make this cake as large or small as you’d like depending on how many ice cream sandwiches you use.  I use […]

DIY College First Aid Kit

DIY College First Aid Kit - Organized 31

When you’re sending your “baby” away to college, you try to think of everything she might possibly need. With one month to go until I deposit my “baby” on the steps of her college, we’re in full college preparation mode.  Just yesterday we put together her diy college first aid kit.  The kit that this […]

Decorating Solution from WallPops for an Awkward Wall

Decorating Solution from WallPops for an Awkward Wall - Organized 31 #sponsored

We suffered through months of construction to have our basement finished.  I haven’t shared about it yet because it’s still too raw.  To give you an idea how it went, it was supposed to take 4-6 weeks and took over 16 weeks (not because of problems, just poor management by the contractor).  But I’m happy […]

Easy to Sew Throw Pillow

Easy to sew throw pillow -Organized 31

We’ve been focusing on getting my daughter ready for college the past few weeks.  That means buying a whole lot of stuff for her to take with her.  We’ve focused on the practical, must-have items.  But last week my daughter asked if I could make a decorative pillow to match her bedspread.  “Of course, I […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #60

As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Family Talk About Drinking – Life After Graduation

Family Talk About Drinking Life After Graduation - Organized 31 #FamilyTalk #MC #sponsored

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk About Drinking program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #FamilyTalk  This has been a big summer for our family.  My oldest “baby” attended her senior prom, graduated from high school, got her first non-babysitting […]

Easy Upcycled Sweater Box

Easy Upcycled Sweater Box from Organized 31

I originally shared this project on Life After Laundry.  Being a military family, with moves coming every 1 to 3 years, I prefer to use repurposed and upcycled items to organize and craft with.  That way if I don’t have room in the next house, I can recycle them and not feel guilty.  Plus, I enjoy […]

DIY Dr Pepper Slushies & Popsicles

DIY Dr Pepper Slushie & Popsicle - Organized 31 #BackyardBash #shop

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.   For more ideas on how to create your own #BackyardBash, check out the tumblr page at www.drpepperbash.com. With 2 teens and a tween, I’m always looking for ways to make it fun for the kids and their friends to […]

You’re a Great Mom!

As a mom, we are often way too hard on ourselves.  Take a quick quiz to see what kind of mother you are. Courtesy of: Kidecals   Thanks for reminding us that we really are great moms.  I may have to post this on my mirror to remind myself each day.   Now I have […]

Master Bath Tour and Organizing Ideas

Master Bath Tour & Organizing - Organized 31

Thanks for stopping by and joining the Peeping Moms Home Tour - Master Bath edition.  Four blogging moms take you on tours each month of their homes.  When you move every 1-3 years and live in military quarters where it’s not your house to renovate, you find creative ways to make a house your home.  When you have over 20 […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #59

As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Dorm Room Organizing Products

Dorm Room Organizing - Organized 31 #sponsored #DormCo

We’re just over a month away from my oldest “baby” going off to college.  sniff, sniff  In an effort to keep me from crying every day, I’m keeping busy helping her get ready to go to college.  A big part of that getting ready is getting all the stuff that she needs.  Because most dorm rooms […]

Upcycled Cigar Box

Repurposed Cigar Boxes -Organized 31

 My ongoing love affair with repurposing items is so well-known among my friends that they continue to give me their extra items to repurpose.  Today I’d like to share an easy upcycled cigar box craft project for organizing.    A friend of mine dropped by one day with a pile of these cigar boxes that she picked up for […]

Super Easy Recycled Beverage Bottle Planter

Super Eaasy Recycled Beverage Bottle Planters - Organized 31 #KoolOff #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. It’s a bitter-sweet summer around the Organized 31 home.  My oldest “baby” is leaving for college in just over a month.  As hard as it’s going to […]

Easy Freezer Jam

Easy Freezer Jam - Organized 31

I had wanted to make homemade jam for years but was too intimidated by the process.  Then about 2 years ago I learned how to make freezer jam.  I’m still intimidated by the canning process, but I promise that this easy freezer jam is easy enough for anyone with a freezer to make.  And it tastes […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #58

Inspire Us Thursday - Organized 31

As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Going on a Trip House Preparation Checklist Printable

Going on Vacation - House Preparation Checklist

It’s the middle of summer and so many of us take vacations this time of year. To make getting ready for our trips and vacations easier, I’ve created this House Preparation checklist. It really makes getting ready for any trip less stressful (and isn’t less stress the purpose of a vacation?). You can download your own […]

Budgeting, Paperless Coupons and the College Student

Budeting, Paperless Coupons & the College Student - Organized 31 #WalgreensPaperless #shop

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. There are so many last-minute lessons to teach my “baby” the summer before she goes off to college. Yes, I’ve been teaching her these life lessons all her life, but I’ve been hit by the realization that this is IT! I […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #57

Inspire Us Thursday - Organized 31

As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Best Strawberry Lemonade Ever

Best Strawberry Lemonade Ever - Organized 31

For the month of May and June 99.9% of my attention was focused on my “baby’s” graduation party.  I didn’t really think through the invitation process and ended up with 85+ RSVPing yes.  Maybe not a big deal for you, but a very big deal for me.  We were having the party at home and doing […]