Welcome. I’m Susan and I’m a mom to 3 children, a dog and a leopard gecko. My husband is on active duty and that means we move a lot. A. Lot. I’ve moved into over 25 homes and at one point recently we moved five times in six years (and we’re not talking across town!). The plus side is we’ve seen many interesting places, met many dear friends, and learned a whole lot along the way.
I grew up as a military child and spent seven years in Hawai’i, which is where I call home. I served in the Air Force, both on active duty and in the Reserves. I’ve taught parent education and child development for more than 20 years.
I’ve often wondered if my love of planning and organizing came from over 25 moves or if it’s just a part of my personality that has enabled me to survive and even thrive through all these moves. Which ever it is, I love organizing. I believe life is better when organized. As a busy mom on a limited budget, I’m a big believer in simple projects using repurposed items. That often means my organizing ideas are fr-eeeeeeee!
When I do purchase items, I’m a supporter of purchasing items that are made right here in the US of A. There are many reasons that I try to always buy American-made products. I am excited to tell you about American-made products that I’ve discovered and use.
If you hang around with me at Organized 31, you’ll find that I strive to inspire busy people to enjoy a simple and creative life with organizing, crafting, cooking and parenting tips. I promise that I’ll always share real ideas that real people can do.
Come join me on my journey through life wherever the military takes us.