Board & Batten Mudroom Backpack Wall

mudroom backpack wall board and batten

While I have immensely enjoyed the amazing organization my new mudroom lockers have given me I found some underutilized space behind the door that was begging to be used.  While the backpacks have worked fine being hung in the kids’ cubbies – with winter in full force I realized they needed more room for their {…Read More…}





$5 HGTV Magazine Subscription and More

hgtv mag

Today on Groupon they are offering some great magazines at $5 for a year,  HGTV being my favorite of them all.  I have never seen HGTV magazine less than $15 for a year so this is a killer deal and makes a great gift! Other magazines available for $5 are: Car and Driver Cosmopolitan Country {…Read More…}





Color Block Pen Holder {Wood Scrap Project}

DIY-hanging-pencil-holder

I have always wondered where people with chalkboards keep the chalk –  in a drawer, a baggie, on top of a shelf? One of the things that bugs me is when things don’t have a place in my house.  When things don’t have a place they end up missing.  I am notorious for not putting {…Read More…}





5 More Ways to Organize Your Mail

5-ways-organize-mail-papers

I’ve definitely decided that sorting my mail is one of the keys to keeping myself organized. It’s a minor but important stress reliever to know that I’m not missing anything important. My DIY mail organizer project generated a lot of interest, making me realize that I’m not the only one who struggles with knowing what to do with the piles of paper my mailbox (or elementary school) produces. Just in case my version doesn’t meet your needs or style preference, I’ve found 5 additional tutorials for mail and office organizers to share with you this weekend.

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