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

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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

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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

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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

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 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 […]

Super Easy Recycled Beverage Bottle Planter

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Hawaiian Beach Glass Party Lanterns

Hawaii Beach Glass Party Lanterns - Organized 31

I grew up in Hawai’i. It’s home and it’s paradise.  Really.  My daughters have both danced hula and if you know anything about hula, the hula seestahs are a close-knit bunch.  Several months ago one of my daughter’s hula sisters had a sweet sixteen party (happy birthday, Kamalani!) and her mother asked if I could help with […]

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If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve seen just a quite a few photo’s of my daughter’s graduation.  We just got back from orientation and I’m eager to get going on making sure she has everything she needs in college (I think it’s my way of keeping busy so I don’t think too much about her […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #56

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 […]

Please Consider Your Behavior During the National Anthem

Consider Your Behavior During the National Anthem - Organized 31

If you’ve been around Organized 31 before, you probably know that I’m a veteran and big on supporting our military, veterans and our country.  For those of you who are new, let me quickly give you an idea of where I’m coming from.  I’m a veteran. My husband is currently on active duty. My father […]

Easy Polka Dot Party Table Decoration

Easy Polka Dot Table Decorations - Organized 31

Most outdoor parties involve at least one plastic Costco-type table.  I really, really don’t like plastic table cloths (all they do is blow around and I seem to end up battling them all party long) but I also don’t like plain bleh plastic tables.  The solution I found for my daughter’s graduation party was so easy […]

Inspiration Every Day with P&Geveryday

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I don’t know about you, but some days I’ve got ideas pouring out of my head and other days, I’ve got nothing but dust pouring out.  On those days, I just need a little inspiration to kick those ideas loose so they come pouring out again.  On those dry idea days, I can turn to […]

Easy Patriotic Upcycled Jar

Easy Patriotic Upcycled Jar - Organized 31

I can’t believe that it’s almost time for 4th of July and 4th of July parties!  I’ve been on a big upcycled jar kick lately (graduation on the mind).  Since the 4th is almost upon us, I’ve got a super quick (we’re talking 3-4 minutes, tops!) and easy patriotic upcycled jar project for you that’s perfect […]