Five Tips For Garage Organization

Five Tips For Garage Organization

The holidays are almost here and soon we'll be pulling out all of the decor from our garages, closets and the attics. I think it goes without saying that a lot of us struggle with keeping our storage areas organized. For us, our biggest storage struggle is our garage. Sometimes it seems … [Read more...]

Stories Of A Garage | Organization Part One

Garage Before

So I'm going to ask you to come with me to a scary place. It's a scary story and, although the verdict is still out, we are hoping for a happy ending.  Step into my garage, will you? ::insert climactic, dramatic music here:: (picture "Psycho"). Yes, I feel shame. I feel like we JUST cleaned … [Read more...]

My Craft Supplies: Organization Made Easy

Closet Before PM

Houston, we have a problem.  Well I HAD an enormous organizational problem and I will share it with you all in the hopes that I am not the only one. I have worked hard to get organized over the last 40 years year or so.  My Mother may actually read this and laugh.  The truth is we accumulate too … [Read more...]

Wake Up Happy: Keeping A Clean Master Bedroom

Master BR After _1A

Keeping our master bedroom organized can be pretty hard around here with three boys in and out.   It seems like things just “magically” appear in our room.  Random shoes, books, trash… Legos. Then the day flies by and things pile up and by the weekend it can just be a mess.  I know that when my … [Read more...]

Managing Our Time Better: Saving Time & Money On Dinner {Part 3}

Filing Coupons

  In this latest post in my "Managing Our Time Better" series, I want to talk about a BIG thing that many people have lost sight of… Family Dinners (and how to plan them and save money on them too!). When I was growing up, we would hear all the Moms in the neighborhood calling kids in at dinner … [Read more...]

Managing Our Time Better: Setting Goals {Part 2}

Calendar_image

Welcome!!  This is Part 2 in my Time Management Series called "Managing Our Time Better".  To catch up with Part 1 you can start HERE. Time Management is such a challenge for so many of us, whether you are married or single.  As a busy working Mom to three boys I certainly struggle with this too. … [Read more...]

Managing Our Time Better: Stress Is A Choice {Part 1}

Who Are These Kids??

This is {Part 1} in my "Managing Our Time Better" series. Hey y'all!  I know it's been a little quiet for a few days over here at ALC and I've missed you!  For the past three days I was being blessed beyond measure at a Conference called BEECH Retreat.  A conference that I wasn't sure I really … [Read more...]

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 3 – A Gorgeous Day

Happy, happy Saturday!  I was thankful today for perfectly gorgeous weather for our garage sale.  77* and blue skies! I generally dislike garage sales - well, I don't mind stopping by one - that's fun, but having them can sometimes be exhausting (like when people knock on your door at 6:30AM … [Read more...]

31 Days To An Organized Home: Day 29 – The Antique Card Catalog Reveal

Card Catalog After - Interior 1

I cannot believe it is already the end of October.  I guess time just flies when you're organizing your house.  Pffft. Ok, back to the card catalog (you can see "Part 1" here).  All of the paint has now dried and The Husband made quick work of getting all of the hardware back in place.   First, … [Read more...]

31 Days To An Organized Home: Day 28 – Restoring The Card Catalog (Part 1)

Welcome!  This is Day #27 of my "31 Days To An Organized Home" challenge.  If you missed it, you can catch up with Day #1 here! __________________________________________________ I am circling back to a piece that I love - our antique card catalog, a piece I had mentioned in my "Restoring … [Read more...]

31 Days To An Organized Home: Day 26 – The Organized Baker

Baking ReOrg_1

Thanks for stopping by!  This is Day #26 of my "31 Days To An Organized Home" challenge.  If you missed it, you can catch up with Day #1 here! __________________________________________________ It's funny (at least to me) that I chose to do my 31 Days series on "Organization"!   And since I … [Read more...]

31 Days To An Organized Home: Day 22 – Step Into The Kitchen

Thanks for stopping by!  This is Day #22 of my "31 Days To An Organized Home" challenge.  If you missed it, you can catch up with Day #1 here! __________________________________________________ I don't know about you guys but today is a perfect example of a stereotypical "Monday".   Not to be snarky … [Read more...]

31 Days To An Organized Home: Day 20 – Making Time For Memories

Thanks for stopping by!  This is Day #20 of my "31 Days To An Organized Home" challenge.  If you missed it, you can catch up with Day #1 here! __________________________________________________ I didn't think I'd have it in me to write today.  As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we did a 5K … [Read more...]

31 Days To An Organized Home: Day 1 – Getting Started Is The Hardest Part

I'd like to think I am generally a pretty brave person but I'll admit it.  When many of the fantastic bloggers that I follow started talking about the October "31 Day Challenge" I was a little intimidated.  But, I was up for the challenge and here I am.  Clearly I have lost my mind! … [Read more...]