April To Do Checklist

Free Printable April To Do Checklist - Organized 31

I’m a busy mama. A. Busy. Mama. If I don’t plan ahead and make a checklist I don’t seem to get things done.  To make sure I take care of all the things I need to do, I break chores down into manageable chunks.  I’ve created monthly checklists so I can plan ahead and remember […]

10+ Tips to Set Up a Temporary Kitchen (and enjoy it)

10+ Tips to set up a temporary Kitchen (and enjoy it) - Organized 31

We’re in the middle of a kitchen renovation and living without a functioning kitchen. Somehow none of us feel inconvenienced and actually each person has individually commented that they’re enjoying the current kitchen set up.  Maybe it’s because with over 20 moves, we’re used to setting up and living in temporary situations until our belongings […]

Great Savings on RO*TEL at Walmart!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JustAddRotel #CollectiveBias Are you creating a big snacking spread for the Big Tournament? Looking for ways to spice up game day and save money at the same time? #JustAddRotel is the perfect way to spice up your favorite […]

This Is How We Roll Link Party #7

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Welcome to the This Is How We Roll Thursday Link Party!   We appreciate that you’ve come to join us and inspire us by sharing your family friendly links. To show our thanks we commit to commenting on or sharing every one of your links on our social media channels. We are Corinne from Wondermom Wannabe Cynthia from […]

Easy Frugal Easter Treats

Easy Frugal Easter Treats using a recycled jar for an upcycled gift.

Do you need a last-minute frugal Easter gift?  Do you need a quick and easy DIY Easter gift?  I’ve got the perfect easy frugal Easter treat for you.  You can make these adorable little gifts in minutes and for pennies each. I used craft supplies that I already had and recycled jars so the only […]

How to Choose a Contractor

How to Choose A Contractor (and work with one) - Organized 31

I’ve lived in 20+ homes and think of myself as a competent, careful person.  My husband and I usually research any purchase or major decision that we make.  We are spreadsheet pros and cons kinda people.  But sometimes, no matter how careful you are, sometimes you just make the wrong choice (you can’t know what […]

The Kitchen Renovation Has Started

The Kitchen Renovation Has Started - Organized 31

We’re one week into our kitchen renovation.  I haven’t shared about it earlier because I have to process things before I share them.  Last year I went through a traumatic renovation that I still haven’t shared about because I’m still processing it (I’m almost ready to share about it). I was hesitant to tell you about this […]

This Is How We Roll Link Party #6

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Welcome back to the This Is How We Roll Thursday Link Party! We are so glad you are here. To show you how much we appreciate your taking the time to link to our party, we will comment or share each of your posts on our social media channels. Irish Butter Shortbread Cookies   We […]

Cannoli Pie

Cannoli Pie - a creamy custard pie - Organized 31

I’ve lived in Philadelphia, the home of the world’s best cannoli (and a lot of the world’s best food).  As a result, I confess that I’m bit of a cannoli snob.  Since the military has stationed us in too many places that make a cannoli snob cry, I’ve adapted this recipe for Cannoli Pie. It’s […]

5 Easy Tips to Save Money

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MarchIntoSavings #CollectiveBias With this being March and the month of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve got green on my mind and that means money, money, money, honey.  The combination of thinking all about the green and it being tax season has me […]

Crepe Erase First Impression

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Crepe Erase™. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’ve reached that certain age where it seems like each morning when  I wake up there’s a new change in this trusty body of mine.  The […]

$400 Target Gift Card Giveaway

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: $400 Target Gift Card Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 4/10 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email. Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of […]

Tips for a College Tour Visit

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It’s that time of year that thousands of students and their families visit college campuses to take tours and discover more about the school.  Two years ago we learned a lot when we took my oldest “baby” on five college tours.  I’m still recovering from the college selection process with my oldest, but here we go […]

This Is How We Roll Link Party #5

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Welcome to the This Is How We Roll Thursday Link Party! To show our thanks, we commit to commenting on or sharing every link on social media. We are Cynthia from Feeding Big Susan from Organized 31 and your host this week is Corinne from Wondermom Wannabe. Hi, I’m Corinne. I believe moms are all superheroes […]

College Care Package for Women

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FitToPlay #CollectiveBias I remember that this time of year just dragged by when I was in college.  I know it’s certainly dragging by for me with my “baby” in her first year of college (I am so-oooo ready […]

How to Organize for Easter

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There’s just a few more weeks until Easter (and Passover).  Have you started making your holiday plans? If you haven’t don’t worry, I’ve got a bunch of tips for you on how to organize for Easter.  Easter Meal Plan your holiday menu a week or two in advance.  Consider your guests’ dietary restrictions in planning the menu. […]

DIY Feminine Case

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With 2 daughters, you can imagine that this DIY Feminine Case was a necessary project.  ‘Nuff said.  It’s a super easy beginner’s sewing project and I made them for $.25 each!  I used a fat quarter that was only $1.  Iron your fabric before you start to make it easier to sew.  I ironed my […]

Spring College Care Package & Crochet Shower Pouf Pattern

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreshAndGlow #CollectiveBias It’s that time of year when everyone is looking forward to spring. My oldest “baby” is in her first year of college and it’s been a rough winter in her part of the country.  I want to surprise my “baby” with […]

This Is How We Roll Link Party #4

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Welcome to the This Is How We Roll Thursday Link Party!   We appreciate that you’ve come to join us and inspire us by sharing your family friendly links. To show our thanks, we commit to commenting on your link (at least one, if you link more than one) and sharing every post you’ve linked via social […]

St. Patrick’s Day Bucket O’ Gold Candy

St. Patrick's Day Bucket O' Gold Candy Centerpiece - Organized 31

Once in a while I find an interesting item to repurpose and this week I came across 2 fish bowls on Freecycle.  I grabbed them up, knowing that I wanted one of them to repurpose into a decoration for St. Patrick’s Day.  I’ve been wanting to create a center piece that would make my children excited with the […]

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 […]