DIY Superhero Repurposed Blocks

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I told you last month about my big thrift store find – a bag of Jenga blocks.  Something about those blocks called my name.  I could see bunches of repurposed projects using repurposed blocks.  Today is the diy superhero repurposed blocks edition of my ongoing repurposed Jenga blocks series.  I’m having so much fun with […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #67

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Thank you for all the kind support you shared with me last week. This my-baby-is-away-at-college mama is hanging in there and very thankful for texting, Skype and your kind words! 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 […]

Tips to Teaching Kids Digital Responsiblity

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I’m a mom of 3, a parent educator and a mom blogger (oh, and my friends call me “Safety Susan”).  I’ve been concerned about my children’s safety since before they were born.  When they were young, safety meant safe car seats and toys.  Now that my children are in the tween and teen years, safety includes making safe […]

10 Recycled Office Organizers

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If you’ve been around Organized 31 for very long, you know that I lo-ove to use recycled or repurposed items for organizing.  Since we’re always moving (and when we’re not moving the threat of a move is always there), I don’t want to invest a lot of money in organizing items that won’t work at […]

Tips for Organizing Dishes and Dishwasher Detergent

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This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #SparklySavings After organizing over 20 kitchens with all our military moves, I’ve picked up a few tips on organizing dishes and dishwasher detergent to make my life easier.  My goal in setting up and organizing my kitchen is to […]

Gauze Wrapped Candy Bars

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It’s that time of year when the scent of candy and Halloween are in the air.  What is it about Halloween that makes it so much fun?  The candy?  Dressing up in costumes? Funny decorations?  Scary decorations?  Fog machines?  Candy?  I’m going with candy, specifically gauze wrapped candy bars.  And best of all, they’re frightfully […]

Easy Captain America Cupcakes with M&Ms

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 This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc and its advertiser, #HeroesEatMMs.  All opinions are mine alone. You’ve heard me say (just a few times) before that we’re big comic book fans in the Organized 31 home. We each have our favorite superhero, but without a doubt, we all agree that Captain America is our family […]

Personal Emergency Contact Checklist

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Every anniversary of 9/11, I review our emergency plans and preparations.  As a veteran and military wife, I’ve experienced too many situations of no-notice deployments and emergencies when my husband was deployed (and we’ve experienced fewer of both than most military families).    There have been times when I barely knew our neighbors and had no family nearby.  […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #66

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I have a confession and an apology for you.  First, I apologize that there was no link party last Thursday.  Now the confession (something I don’t do often), I was engaging in a bit of sad mama time last week.  With my oldest baby away at her first year of college, I was feeling a […]

Finding a Veteran & Military Family Friendly College

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With my daughter graduating from high school and starting college this year, I’ve been thinking about my college experiences lately. After graduating from high school, I went straight into college and Air Force ROTC. After I graduated from college I went straight into the Air Force, got married and was stationed overseas in the span […]

DIY Captain America Notebook

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We’re big comic book fans in the Organized 31 family, but Captain America is my favorite.  Is it because I was a captain (although, not a supersoldier) at one time?  Is it because he has America in his name?  Or is it because of Chris Evans? (just joking… or am I?)  Whatever the reason, it only took  me […]

Seasonal Flu Care Package

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetAShot #CollectiveBias It’s almost that time of year –  seasonal flu time. (Can you hear the dread in my voice?)  I plan ahead and take steps to make sure my family will stay as healthy as possible during […]

DIY Blog Planner

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Now that all my kiddos are back in school, I’ve been feeling a little jealous of their new school supplies.  What is it that makes new school supplies so inspirational and just plain fun?  I decided I wanted to get in on the fun made my own diy blog planner and grabbed some pretty new pens.  […]

First College Care Package of the Year

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I’ve been a bit absent this week (I apologize that there was no link party yesterday!).  I dropped my oldest “baby” off at her first year of college last week and it’s taken me this long to recover.   Enough or I’ll start tearing up again.  Putting her first care package together kicked me back into blogger […]

Repurposed Candle Jar

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If you’re like me and my friend, J., at some point you’ve stood holding an empty candle jar in your hand wondering what you could do with it instead of throwing it away.  My friend J. and I had been talking about ways to recycle those candle jars when coincidentally my son asked if we could make a […]

Easy T-shirt Pillow Upcycle Craft

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You may have gathered that my family likes science, Big Bang Theory and other nerdy pursuits.  I was at the thrift store looking for items to repurpose when I found the perfect t-shirt to amuse my family. I immediately knew that I wanted to whip up an easy t-shirt pillow upcycle project.  Amazingly, this cute […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #65

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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 […]

Healthier Home To Do List

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I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger with the opportunity to evaluate 3M products.  All opinions are always my own and additional products used in this post were selected by me.  Fall allergy season is here and I’ve already started taking steps to minimize the impact on my family. Four members of my family suffer […]

DIY Dominoes

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I purchased a gold mine of crafting inspiration last week when I found a mixed bag of Jenga blocks at my local thrift store for $1.25. There’s something about repurposing those blocks that has become addictive.  Today I’ll show you an easy kids’ craft making your own diy dominoes that would also make a great […]

DIY Football Fan Gift Envelope

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 Since football season is right around the corner, now is the perfect time to whip up a few of these diy football fan gift envelopes for those fans in your life. Start by printing your football team’s logo out onto a piece of card stock paper. I simply inserted the team logo into a word […]

Cinnamon Donut Muffins

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Cinnamon donut muffins are a family favorite, particularly when the weather starts getting cooler.  They’re easy to make and oh, so delicious. Warning: they’re addictive!   The secret ingredient is the nutmeg, so be sure to add it to the batter.  Or could it be the cinnamon sugar that makes these muffins so irresistible? I doubt […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #64

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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 […]

DIY Clothes Storage Box

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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

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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 […]