Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I LOVE to Declutter

I LOVE Organizing.  I always have.  I can remember being a little girl and visiting my cousin.  Her room was, to me, back then, a disaster.  Who knows if it really was but that's what I remember.  So what did I do?  I cleaned it and organized.  Sometimes now I will organize something and if I don't get it quite right I will do it again.

We are getting ready to move in March.  Moves for me, are exciting and fun.  I know, pretty sad but it's the truth.  The Military will move us to each duty station but for some reason we always do it our self.  I haven't nailed it down yet but what I can say is that I get rid of a lot of stuff.  

When I get to the new house I plan on doing some serious organization.  We will be there for three short years.  There is nothing like having an organized home to make everything move smoothly.  I have learned this as certain things in my house get organized and stay organized.  

While browsing one of my favorite sites, Pinterest, I found a website that has a guide for weekly and monthly organizing.  You can find the November challenge, here.  And the 52 week challenge, here

This is a great tool if you are looking to do organizing a little bit at a time.  

Happy Organizing!
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Monday, October 28, 2013

My Week in iPhone Photos Week 5


Trying on the outfit she will be wearing for picture day.  



I want this chair, I NEED this chair, I did not get this chair!



This face, is just so PERFECT!



It's what's for lunch!



My Friday night!



A boy and his dog!



When she's tired, she'll put herself to sleep!




Michaels had a SUPER sale on their MAMBI products!



Time to do some catching up on my scrapbooking, Project Life style!



Pictures I've had printed since 2009 with the intention of scrapbooking.



FUN FUN day that had to be added to the family album.



Miss these kiddos soooo much!



Last minute free military event with my friend Arianna and her son.



The three amigos!



 Cutest Ninja ever!



Quite the marksman!  He got them all down with no trouble at all.

Now, it's time for bed.  I'm one day behind on my household chores.  But I'm starting to think that Sundays should be Fun Days not work days!
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Craft Supplies Hidden in Plain Sight!

We have been living in our current home for almost 5 years.  My husband is in the Military and we decided to live in Military housing.  That being said, this house is NOT our dream home but it works.  We are getting ready for a move again in March but that didn't stop me from getting my paper crafts front and center in a spot that is convenient to get to.  

If you saw my Dining room Makeover, you saw that I had brought down my buffet table from my bedroom.  It has been upstairs the ENTIRE time we have lived here.  We have used it as a dresser and basically put in the stuff we don't use.  Total.waste.of.space!  So, when we got the new table I thought the buffet table would be a PERFECT fit for the dining room.  


Even though this beautiful piece of furniture is so nicely placed in the Dining room, there was actually nothing in here!  In this home we have a couple huge closets that are great for storage.  The closet that is downstairs was holding my scrapbook supplies but it was TOTALLY inconvenient.  Now that we have a nice flat table, I can cover it with a fun tablecloth and bring my supplies out and start working.  So why not have my supplies right at hand?!


This cabinet on the far left holds my solid papers, patterned papers, and themed paper books.  Plus my one Project Life kit!  It also holds some clear plastic sleeves for my albums that haven't been used yet.



The right side of the cabinet holds my Big Shot and my big stickers.  The stickers are all separated in to different themes.  Since this cabinet is really designed for this kind of storage, the pockets look like a big mess.  This is the only way they will store nicely.  I'll show how I separated them in an upcoming post.  My heart is happy knowing how they are separated even if the picture doesn't look that pretty ;)





The bottom drawer holds all the stamping ink I currently have.  It also holds any stamp accessories that I would need to clean or use with them.  The containers are from the DOLLAR store!! Super great find!




The middle drawer holds all my brads and punches.  I LOVE these little containers to hold and separate the brads.




The top drawer holds the miscellaneous items that I would use at any given time.  And my growing collection of washi tape.


If you're  a crafter, I'm sure you see some things are missing.  Like "Where are the stamps?" and the "other" stuff I would craft with.  

I am so thankful to have a Cameo Silhouette and that is stored in a little hallway closet with a nice little cover to keep it protected.  Like I mentioned before my huge storage closet downstairs still stores some of my supplies that won't fit in to my buffet table.


These two bins hold a couple different things.



The pretty bin on the left holds different crafting items that I plan on working on.  Kind of a catch all bin of fun projects I have planned.



The bin on the right holds all the current stamps I own. 



And this...well this holds all of my new "Me & My Big Ideas" kits.  It also holds pictures I plan on scrapbooking.




Each kiddo gets their own little plastic case.  I keep the pictures that I KNOW I want in an album in their own case.  I haven't quite labeled the bins yet because I wasn't quite sure how I was going to separate them.  I'm really happy with how this case stores so much.  I also definitely need to label them so I can see which kits I am missing and when I rush to the store, I know exactly which ones to pick up.  


And there it is!  Hidden in Plain sight,  Sprinkled "Just" Right!!
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Printing Pictures from my iPhone




I have a serious love of taking pictures and printing them.  I don't know what I ever did before the iPhone.  I love that I can just take a picture at any given moment of the day and share it with a friend or family or even Facebook.  It's one thing that I will not be able to ever go without!

My friend Amanda always finds the coolest apps and websites.  I told her any time she finds a deal or a new website or app or anything super cool, she must tell me!

And that's where Groovebook comes in.  I downloaded this app for free, no "lite"version or  anything.   Straight up free app.  

You get 100 free photos in a little booklet.  If you use my code, you can get your first one free, wink-wink.  At first I was a little confused in how it worked.  I didn't go to the website to see what it was all about so I kind of figured it out on my own, with a little help from Amanda.   But basically you can upload your pictures straight from your phone and get them in a cool little book like the one you see below.




I was so excited when it came in the mail, I opened it while I was waiting for the kids and snapped a quick picture.  When I got home I had to study it.  



Super cute little book!



100 pictures, right there!




A recipe that has been added to our family, "ok, you can cook this again" recipe book. 



The thing I love about this book is that sometimes I get the best pictures on my iPhone.  I don't always carry a camera with me so this is perfect.  At one time I had over 1,000 photos stored on my phone.  Now, there's probably about 300.  Some of the photos are things I snap a quick picture of that I want more info. on or a project I'm working on from Pinterest.  You know, I'm sure you have those too.  

You have 1 month to collect 100 photos.  If you close it out before the closed date, you will be charged $2.99 extra but if you wait the entire month, you only pay $2.99, that's INCLUDING shipping!!!  If you want to try this out for yourself use this code to get your first free book,  SHERRARD18.  The picture quality isn't all that great but it works.  After I get my groovebook, I download the pictures to iPhoto on my computer and then go through the photos I just received and delete them off my phone.  Sounds like a lot of work, I know but I'm a little OCD when it comes to photos.  Make sure and check out the Groovebook website to get all of your questions answered.  


This is by far one of the coolest things I have found.  It's great for scrapbooking too.  Pull the picture out, insert in page, DONE!!




Hope you like it as much as I do.  Enjoy!

**These opinions are all my own, I did not work at all with this company.  Just wanted to share my love of this item!
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Monday, October 21, 2013

My Week in iPhone photos. Week 4

My current Pinterest outfit that I am looking to copy!


Washi tape at the Dollar store, saaaaay what?!


Had the worst craving for Mike and Ike's last week.  I finally found them and yes they are gone!


This little girl loves her boots.


My little handsome with some BIG hair!


My little handsome and I.


My beautiful kids and I


Great, just what we need.  When will Plants Vs. Zombies be showing up in our stores?


I LOVE roosters!! Thinking I might need one for the Dining room!


Kailey put a purple crayon in her folder because "I'm always that color"


Time for Halloween decorating.


This girl CRACKS me up!


Kailey made me!


An "antique vehicle"  I'm OFFICIALLY old!


Attempted a new way of storing my recipes.


Love this little girl!


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