Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups

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I grew up in Hawai’i where St. Patrick’s Day isn’t such a big deal.  But once I had children, I discovered how fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts and treats can be.  This year I used an after Christmas sale find to make these Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups for St. Patrick’s Day. I found these party […]

Easy Pi Day Treats for Super Pi Day

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My kids make their own lunches for school these days so I don’t have very many opportunities to surprise them with a note or treat in their lunch box.   I knew I wanted to do something fun for Pi Day this year and surprise them.  Luckily I found these cute little pies and could make […]

Flash Craftsy Sale

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Craftsy Flash Sale: Save up to 70% Off. #ad With all this cold, snowy weather, it’s the perfect time to stay inside and craft. Luckily for us, Craftsy is having a major flash sale now through Sunday.  Craftsy Flash Sale: Save up to 70% Off #ad Get the fabric, yarn and project kits you’ve been […]

How to Make Shoe Shopping Fun for Kids

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Reebok and Finish Line. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating As a mother of 3 children, I can’t even calculate how many times I’ve had to drag a child to go shoe shopping.  Shoe shopping doesn’t rank high on […]

This Is How We Roll Link Party #3

 20 Spring Asparagus Recipes Welcome back to the This Is How We Roll Thursday Link Party.   As always we are so excited to see you here.  Your recipes, crafts, DIY projects and more never cease to amaze us!  I know that Susan, Corinne and I are always inspired by the great posts you share. […]

DIY Dungeons and Dragons Drawstring Bag

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Do you know a D & D fan?  I’ve got one in my family and we had a birthday party for my son recently.  He had friends over to play Dungeons and Dragons.  They’re tweens and too old for traditional gift bags, so I made a DIY Dungeons and Dragons Drawstring Bag for the game dice they received. […]

Creamy Easy Buffalo Dip & Game Day Grub

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias If you know my family or have hung around Organized 31 very long, you know that we lo-ove Buffalo wings and use any excuse we can find to add Buffalo flavor to our snacks and meals.  We’re also […]

Easy DIY Journal with Duct Tape

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I originally shared this project over at my friend Nicole’s blog, 365(ish) Days of Pinterest. Most of my tips and crafts are super easy (I don’t have time for complicated!).  Today’s easy diy journal is definitely a quick and easy project.  I use journals for all types of organizing.  Every time we move, I set up a  […]

Ultimate Cash Giveaway

Ultimate Cash Giveaway February 2015

 I don’t know about you but with the past couple of months’ heating bills, I sure could use $600 in cash!  Luckily for you, I’ve joined with a bunch of other bloggers to host this Ultimate Cash Giveaway!  You can enter each day between now and 3/19/2015 for the chance to win $600.   GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: $600 […]

This Is How We Roll Link Party #2

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Oscar Party Appetizers Welcome to the second This Is How We Roll Thursday Link Party! What do you get when you take 2 exciting link parties (In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party and Inspire Us Thursday Link Party) and mix in a 3rd wonderful blog (that’s me!)? Yes, a bigger and more exciting […]

Giant Clothespin Gift Idea

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My daughter wanted to make a small gift to give to her friends.  After a trip to the craft store, she came up with this giant clothespins gift idea.  She was able to make these for just a couple of dollars each and personalize them with her friends’ favorite colors.  They’re perfect for holding photos […]

3 Reasons to Shop at Thrift Stores (and not feel guilty)

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If you’ve hung around Organized 31 much, you know that almost every craft and organizing project I do starts with a recycled item.  I’ll psychoanalyze myself another time and tell you why that is, but let’s just accept that fact that I like to repurpose items.  Often I start with an item that I already have, but […]

Easy Stenciled Curtains

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    With over 20 moves in our rearview mirror, you can imagine how many windows I’ve had to cover in curtains.  I don’t even want to try to do the math to estimate the number.  Trust me.  It has been lots!  With each new move, one of my challenges is to find stylish curtains that won’t […]

Change Your Blogging Life Ebook Giveaway

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This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive compensation.  All opinions are always my own. I started blogging 2 1/2 years ago because I really dislike technology and social media, but I’m much too young to check out of all that.  After 2 years blogging, […]

This Is How We Roll Thursday Link Party #1

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Easy Mardi Gras Mask Welcome to the first ever This Is How We Roll Thursday Link Party!   What do you get when you take 2 exciting link parties (In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party and Inspire Us Thursday Link Party) and mix in a 3rd wonderful blog (Wondermom Wannabe)?  Yes, a bigger and more exciting link party that […]

Zombie Apocalypse Brownies

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    If you’re a regular around here, you know I’m a planner.  I plan for everything.  Every. Thing.  But this is a new area of planning for me –  planning to eat through the zombie apocalypse by making zombie apocalypse brownies.  I’m excited to be participating in the Dead of Winter #zpocwinter blog tour for […]

How to Go Thrift Store Shopping and Not Feel Guilty

How to Go Thrift Store Shopping and Not Feel Guilty - Organized 31

If you’ve hung around Organized 31 much, you know that almost every craft and organizing project I do starts with a recycled item.  Often I start with an item that I already have, but I also hit the thrift stores for inspiration. I’ve had several conversations with friends who hesitate to shop at thrift stores because […]

Learn How to Grow Your Social Media Following

Are you a new or growing blogger?  Are you a small business owner?  Are you interested in growing your social media following?  Let me introduce you to my friend, Holly Bertone and her meteoric social media growth story.   I met Holly almost 2 years ago.  She’d just started blogging at The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #85

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Welcome my friends!  I’ve got some exciting news for you. Starting next week the Inspire Us Thursday Link Party is getting a makeover and a new name.  I’m joining with some blog friends to make this Thursday Link Party even bigger and better.  That means you should benefit from more views and more pins of your […]

How Does a Protective Mom Survive Sending Her Baby to College

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveAndProtect #CollectiveBias If you’ve been around me for more than a minute this past year, you know that I sent my oldest “baby” off to her first year of college.  And I sent her more than 10 hours away.  […]

Easy Mardi Gras Mask

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We’ve lived in the South where Mardi Gras is a big deal.  If you haven’t lived in the South, you may not realize that Mardi Gras is celebrated in cities all across the South, not just in New Orleans.  I’m certainly no expert on Mardi Gras traditions, but I do know that there is so […]

Busy Family Snack Bag & Recipe

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 Like most families, we’re one busy family.  With 3 children, 2 busy parents, a dog and a leopard gecko, we are definitely a busy family.  My family is committed to sitting down to eat dinner together each night, but I often find that we’re eating snacks on the run to appointments, to activities, to school; just plain […]