DIY Clothes Storage Box

DIY Clothes Storage Box - Organized 31

My love of using recycled items in organizing is becoming legendary (at least among my friends and family).  One trick I’ve learned through our 20+ moves is to find a sturdy box and recycle it into my own diy clothes storage box.  I like being able to match the box to the size of my new place […]

DIY Laundry Bag

DIY Laundry Bag - Organized 31

As we’ve been getting my daughter ready to head off to her first year of college, I realized that some items are best purchased and some items are best made by mama.  This easy diy laundry bag uses repurposed pillow cases and is much stronger than a purchased laundry bag.  I found these cute king […]

Teen & Tween Tie-Dye Fashion

Teen & Tween Tie Dye Fashion - Organized 31 #tiedyeyoursummer # sponsored

I have a confession.  This crafting mama had never tie-dyed before.  Can you believe it?!  What if I told you that this crafting mama is also an organizing and bit-of-a-neat-freak mama?  Happily, this summer I’ve discovered how easy and fun it can be to Tie Dye Your Summer  and create teen & tween tie-dye fashion […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #63

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 […]

10 Tie-Dye Tips from Our First Time Tie-Dyeing

Tie-Dye Tips - Organized 31

This summer is the first time I ever tie-dyed.  Ever.  I’d always been worried about the mess.  I had a tie-dye afternoon this summer with my 3 kiddos and learned lots.  The biggest thing I learned is that it’s really not that messy and that my kids loved it.  Let me share 10  tie-dye tips from our […]

Cleaning Supplies for the College Student

Cleaning Supplies for College Students - Organized 31 #SwifferEffect #BigGreenBox #sponsored

We’ve gathered most of the items my daughter needs to take to college with her, and now it’s time to gather the cleaning supplies she’ll need.  She has been assigned to a suite with 3 other students.  They are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and the bathroom that the 4 of them will share.  I’m a […]

How to Pack Clothes for Moving to College

How to Pack Clothes for Moving to College - Organized 31

We’re getting closer to C-Day for Operation Take My Daughter to College.  C-Day is the day that deployment (departure)  begins.  (Can you tell I worked in transportation when I was in the military?).  One of the biggest challenges facing parents is how to pack and load all the stuff your child wants to take to college.   […]

Organizing the Study Home Tour

Organizing the Study Home Tour - Organized 31

A brand new edition of the Peeping Moms Home Tour and this month we’re featuring the study.  Come see my tips on organizing the study and take a peeping moms home tour.  Some day I’d love a real old-fashioned, leather chair, pipe smoking (fake, of course), bookshelf lined walls, hunting dog laying at your feet type […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #62

Just in time for all those back to school expense, be sure to checkout the $250 Amazon giftcard giveaway and the $500 Summer Dreams cash giveaway!   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 […]

Finding My Look with Havertys’ Interactive LookBook

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I always joke that my decorating style is garanimals (remember the clothes when you were a kid with the mix and match animal tags so you knew what went together?). Because we move every couple of years with the military, I have furniture and art that can work in more than one room. It’s all […]

$500 Summer Dreams Cash Giveaway

$500 Summer Dreams Cash Giveaway

 With kids heading back to school and back to college, could you use an extra $500?  I know I could.  It’s as easy as entering the $500 Summer Dreams Cash Giveaway.  Welcome to the $500 Summer Dreams Cash Giveaway! We have joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. […]

Best Color of Towels for College

Best Color of Towels for College - Organized 31

There are mixed opinions on the best color of towels for college students to take with them to school.  My daughter and I looked at lots of towels, weighed the pros and cons of different colors and finally chose navy blue towels and white wash cloths. In choosing the color of towels to take to college […]

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

I’m celebrating with my friend, Nicole at 365(ish) Days of Pinterest, and means you can enter a giveaway to win a $250 Amazon gift card.     Our Lovely Hostesses: Mommy on Demand| The Love Nerds| The Princess and her Cowboys| Alex Haralson| From Conference Calls to Meatballs| Living Better Together| The Magical Slow Cooker| […]

Upcycled Back to School Craft

Upcycled Back to School Blocks - Organized 31

Last week I was able to get together with my good friend, J., for an enjoyable day of crafting and chatting.  I had been to the thrift store earlier scouting out items to repurpose when I found the perfect recycled item to make this cute upcycled back to school craft.  You could make these as fun […]

Free Resources for Military Families

Free Resources for Military Families - Organized 31

As a military family with over 20 moves in our rearview mirror and who knows how many more ahead of us, we’re familiar with some of the unique challenges that military families face.  I’m thrilled to be able to share some free resources for military families from Sesame Workshop that will help you if you’re […]

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

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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 […]