Category Archives: Organization

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Garage Organization

I am so excited about my new Garage Organization!  My garage has always been a bit of an eye sore.  It seems to be the collect all for anything that I don’t want in the house and I have not seriously organized it for several years!  I give it a good clean out at least twice a year, but I have not organized things and de-junked for a long time!  So it was well over-due for a good organization!  garage organization Continue reading

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Appliqued Zippered Pouch

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend and that you enjoyed the 40 day conference reading challenge!  I know I did…and I am excited for conference weekend this next weekend!

I made this fun Appliqued Zippered Pouch from some of my Lori Holt fabric and I am loving the way that it turned out!  This is a darling retro bag that can be used for many things.appliqued zippered pouch Continue reading

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Sewing Room Ideas-Sneak Peek!

Today I have a little Sewing Room Ideas-Sneak Peek!

 We have been in our house for more than 18 years now and I decided that this summer was going to be the time that we started doing a little bit of sprucing up again!  One of the advantages of being an empty-nester is that when all the kids leave home and go out on their own…you get to take over their empty rooms!  And believe me…I have taken over every one of my kids rooms!  :)  We have a big bonus room over the garage and I have turned it into my sewing/quilting room!  :)  It has never really been totally organized and decorated, so I decided that this was the summer to do it!sewing room-before Continue reading

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Pantry Shopping List

I don’t know about you, but in the summertime when it is hot, I don’t really like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking meals…so I always like to stock my pantry, so that I can usually pull a meal together in no time at all!  Really I like to have my pantry stocked all of the time, but for some reason I tend to do it better in the summer time!

I decided that for my post today I would share a pantry shopping list that I put together:

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 To download a copy click on this link: pantry shopping list

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Ric Rac Dishtowels

I was planning on doing a post about meeting the Pioneer Woman today, but I am still waiting for one photo…so I am going to post these darling dishtowels instead!  :)

Is anyone out there still working on your goals that you set?  I am still using this book, by Connie Sokol, and I am loving the fact that I set a new goal each week and then I REWARD myself!  It really seems silly that a grown woman needs a reward in order to get her goals accomplished, but guess what?  It is working…so I will keep doing it if it works!  My goal for the week was to clean out two, (yes, I have two) dishtowel drawers!  I purged the old ones and washed and ironed all of my aprons and folded everything neatly.  It looks so good, that sometimes I just open the drawer to look at how wonderful it looks!  Well my reward was that I got to make two new dishtowels.  I had this fabric from our trip last March and I still had not made them up, so I told myself that was going to be my reward…to make these darling dishtowels.

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Blanket Purse

I received this for a Christmas present from a dear friend and I loved it so much that I decided that I had better make a couple of them to have on hand for gifts.  (I might even save them for next Christmas!)

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It is a blanket that is rolled up and has a pouch with a handle attached to it with velcro!  How cute is this?  My friend filled the pocket full of goodies and said just to keep it in the car!  I can think of a dozen different places that I could use this! Continue reading

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Friday’s Favorite Find

Today I wanted to do another one of my favorite finds! 

Since it is the beginning of the new year and a lot of us are thinking about resolutions and goals I wanted to share this book with you.  I am a very type A person and I love to read organizational books and articles! :)  I am a list maker and I love to write in my planner and plan out  all of my “to-do’s” for the day.  One of my biggest problems is that my lists are usually longer than the time in the day!  

I don’t even remember where I read about this book, but I ordered it and have been working on it for 3 weeks now!  I love the concept of this book, that you set ONE goal a week and work on it.  (Not a whole page of them!)  The second thing that I love about this book is that you are supposed to reward yourself!  How many of us women ever reward ourselves?  Not many.  Well, now you have an excuse to reward yourself for the goals that you accomplish!  Gotta love that!  Another thing that you will do with this book is write a life plan.  This little exercise really made me stop and think about what I really want to accomplish in my life time!

The name of this book is:

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FAITHFUL fit & FABULOUS by Connie E. Sokol

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