Charm is deceptive and beauty disappears, but a woman who honors the Lord should be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good Bye Christmas Tree...

Pastor doesn't like the Christmas tree up before December 1, well this year it went up November 25th...BEFORE his birthday, which was hard for him. His birthday is the end of November. Well, I'm pretty anxious about cleaning up after Christmas, don't get me wrong, I love the decorations....I just want to be clean and ready to go for the new year....so all our Christmas decorations, tree, etc came down just a week after Christmas. We celebrated Christmas and we continue to celebrate Jesus' birth everyday!!

When do you take down your Christmas decorations?

52 Weeks to an Organized Home: Challanges!

I decided I'm going to do this too...why not! The idea and links are from Home Storage Solutions 101.

Here's a list of the 52 challenges that are part of the Organized Home series. As you can see, I haven't created all of them yet so many of the topics are not yet clickable. The series will begin for the first time on October 31, 2011, and then run continuously from then forward. (You see, even I'm just jumping in where the year is, and going from there too!)
  • Week 1: Kitchen countertops and sink (January 2, 2012)
  • Week 2: Kitchen cabinets and cupboards (January 9, 2012)
  • Week 3: Kitchen pantry and food storage areas (January 16, 2012)
  • Week 4: Refrigerator and freezer (January 23, 2012)
  • Week 5: Recipes(January 30, 2012)
  • Week 6: Recycling (February 6, 2012)
  • Week 7: Coupons (February 13, 2012)
  • Week 8: Meal planning / grocery shopping (February 20, 2012)
  • Week 9: Addresses / contact information (February 27, 2012)
  • Week 10: Mail (March 5, 2012)
  • Week 11: Bill paying (March 12, 2012)
  • Week 12: Recipts / tax documents (March 19, 2012)
  • Week 13: Filing system (March 26, 2012)
  • Week 14: Magazines and newspapers (April 2, 20120
  • Week 15: Email and internet passwords, manuals and warranties (April 9, 2012)
  • Week 16: Home office (April 16, 2012)
  • Week 17: Cleaning supplies (April 23, 2012)
  • Week 18: Bathroom (April 30, 2012)
  • Week 19: Medicine cabinet (May 7, 2012)
  • Week 20: Entryway / mud room (May 14, 2012)
  • Week 21: Living room / family room (May 21, 2012)
  • Week 22: Dining room / kitchen eating area (May 28, 2012)
  • Week 23: Laundry room (June 4, 2012)
  • Week 24: Laundry baskets and hampers (June 11, 2012)
  • Week 25: Purses / briefcases (June 18, 2012)
  • Week 26: Books (June 25, 2012)
  • Week 27: CDs and DVDs (July 2, 2012)
  • Week 28: Photos (July 9, 2012)
  • Week 29: Crafts (July 16, 2012)
  • Week 30: Vehicles (July 23, 2012)
  • Week 31: Pets (July 30, 2012)
  • Week 32: Yard / garden (August 6, 2012)
  • Week 33: Basement (August 13, 2012)
  • Week 34: Attic (August 20, 2012)
  • Week 35: Garage (August 27, 2012)
  • Week 36: Homework area / launching pad (September 3, 2012)
  • Week 37: Linen closet (September 10, 2012)
  • Week 38: Master bedroom closet (September 17, 2012)
  • Week 39: Seasonal clothing switch (September 24, 2012)
  • Week 40: Master bedroom (October 1, 2012)
  • Week 41: Jewelry / accessories (October 8, 2012)
  • Week 42: Shoes (October 15, 2012)
  • Week 43: Makeup / cosmetics (October 22, 2012)
  • Week 44: Organizing closet space for your kids (October 31, 2011) (and then October 29, 2012)
  • Week 45: Kids' bedroom organizing challenge (November 7, 2011) (and then November 5, 2012)
  • Week 46: Organize toys and games (November 14, 2011) (and then November 12, 2012)
  • Week 47: Create personal home inventory (November 21, 2011) (and then November 19, 2012)
  • Week 48: Storage for china, glassware and crystal (November 28, 2011) (and then November 26, 2012)
  • Week 49: Storing silver properly to inhibit tarnishing (December 5, 2011) (and then December 3, 2012)
  • Week 50: Christmas decoration storage and organization (December 12, 2011) (and then December 10, 2012)
  • Week 51: Organize wrapping paper and gift bags (December 19, 2011) (and then December 17, 2012)
  • Week 52: Keep a family calendar (December 26, 2011) (and then December 24, 2012)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Pin it!



Have you heard of Pinterest?Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

You can do anything as to create "Do It Yourself" boards, or nifty things for your home, or great recipes! It's an AWESOME website and I HIGHLY recommend joining. You can follow me on Pinterest on the sidebar...if you don't have an account you just have to "request" one and they'll send you and invite! SOOO much to look at and great craft, coupon, recipe, kid ideas, and so much more!

Happy Pinning!

Savings Tracker for Couponing

Want to know exactly how much store sales and coupons are saving you? Want to track your grocery spending against a budget? Angela, over at Coupon Project has created a document to do just that!

The Savings Tracker allows you to do just that:
  • Set your monthly grocery budget and stick to it
  • Determine how much coupons are really saving you
  • Determine how much store sales are really saving you
  • Get your monthly and yearly spending results at-a-glance
Whether you’re new to couponing or an old pro, this would be a good chance to get ready for the new year! If you'd like to download this document, go HERE.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

12 Do It Yourself Projects I am going to attempt in 2012



I am going to try something new each month, a do it yourself project. I'll blog about it and you can follow along and try as well. Hopefully these will come out the second week of the month, but be patient with me.
January: Homemade Yogurt

February: Homemade Bread Machine Bagels

March: Bird Seed Ornaments

April: Homemade Wheat Thins

May: Homemade Bouncy Balls
June: Homemade Kitchen Hand Scrub

July: Make It: Natural Mosquito Spray

August: Homemade Animal Crackers

September: Rag Rug
October: Bathtub Crayons
November: Homemade Laundry Soap
December: Holiday Hair Band for #2
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