Beach Themed Wood Signs

The upstairs kids bathroom sat void of wall art or any decorations at all for way too long. I think even if I had a lot of money I would still prefer to create my own home decor. It’s rewarding walking into a room knowing your created something in it. These Beach Themed Wood Signs were fun to incorporate into the kids bathroom, but since I can’t afford to change everything in the room I used colors that were already in the rugs and towels.

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10 Spaces to Organize in 15 Minutes

If you feel you can’t find the time to organize your home I suggest working in small amounts of time. 15 minutes is a good amount of time to be able to accomplish many organizing tasks without feeling overwhelmed. If at the end of 15 minutes you have time to continue working, I suggest setting a timer for 15 more minutes to finish a larger task or moving onto another 15 minute task. I’m sharing 10 Spaces to Organize in 15 Minutes easily. Hopefully you’ll get the organizing bug and continue organizing the rest of your house, or at least one room for now.

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Favorite Summer Organizing Ideas

Summer is for slowing down and enjoying the outdoors and time together as a family. I’ve found that it can also be stressful if you’re always rushing around trying to gather things for the activity for that day. I wanted to share with you some of my Favorite Summer Organizing Ideas. Some are quick and easy and some take a little more prep but they are all worth the time saved in the long run.

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Organizing the Trunk

Let’s talk about Organizing the Trunk or back of your car, van or SUV for Summer? My goal is to have things ready and organized for playing at the park, impromptu picnics, day hikes, last minute shopping or anything else that might pop up on a nice Summer day. I like to use these totes for organizing the trunk because they’re really inexpensive and sturdy plus they’re easy to clean. They run about $4 each and easy to find at stores like Target or WalMart. I have 3 of them I keep in the back of the van. They fit almost perfectly across the back.

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Pool Noodle Projects and Activities

School is already out in some areas and out in the next couple weeks in the rest, the pools and splash pads are open and I’m thinking of pool noodles. Not to swim with, but to make things with. They’re colorful, cheap, and big, so you can make many projects out of just one. Sounds like the perfect Summer craft item to me. I have gathered some of my favorite Pool Noodle Projects and Activities to share with you. What will you make first?

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Free Printable Bookmarks

Do your kids like to read? And read several books at one time? I have 8 kids and have been fortunate that most of them like to read and for the most part it hasn’t been a struggle to fit in their daily reading. In elementary school we were lucky that most of their teachers had a reading center where they could experiment with finding the type of books they enjoy reading. The school and public libraries have also been an excellent way for them to find what they are interested in reading. With all these borrowed books we tend to loose a lot of bookmarks so I decided to make some and also share these free printable bookmarks with you.

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Framed Patriotic Wreath

If you’re like me, you like to decorate for holidays or special occasions but don’t always have a lot of time. That’s why I love 15 minute crafts where you can crank out a few in an hour and have a great start on your decorating.  This Framed Patriotic Wreath is perfect for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day or you can keep it up all through Summer like I am going to do.

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DIY Produce Bags

I like anything inexpensive and I don’t like being wasteful so I came up with this great idea for reusable Produce Bags. A lot of us already use reusable grocery bags so why not also stop using those plastic bags for produce and start using these DIY reusable produce bags. I made these bags a few months ago, then I saw a grocery store selling something similar last week. They were around $10 for 3. I prefer to take a few minutes and make them for pennies though.

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Father’s Day Printables – banner and tags

We’re going to be celebrating Father’s Day a few weeks early with hubby so I decided I better get started on planning now. I love taking a day to celebrate and honor our Fathers, Husbands, Sons, and all the important men in our lives, but it always seems to sneak up on me. This year I’m prepared and you can be prepared too. I made these Father’s Day Printables that can be used for so many things. Think: banner, cupcake picks, candy labels, gift tags, straw labels, cards, and so on, or enlarge one and frame it for dad’s desk.

Father's Day Printables - you can make bannesr and tags and so much more

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Disney Shadow Box Savings Bank

We love Disneyland, like really L-O-V-E it! And since moving closer we’re fortunate to be able to visit more often. We try to go at least once a year, but it’s not inexpensive and I want the kids to help out a little with the extras we might purchase while we’re there. We made a Disney Shadow Box Savings Bank so the kids could contribute to our trip and watch their money grow. It gets them more excited about the trip and who doesn’t like to count money? It’s a fun and easy project the kids can help with.

Disney Shadow Box Savings Bank

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