{New Monday, New Goals}

Me / Organization


Are you the type of person that sees a new week as a clean slate?

A fresh start?

A new beginning?

I love the Mondays for this very reason!

I love opening up my planner on Sunday evenings, or Monday mornings, and planning out a new week.  I like setting new goals for myself each week.  Small attainable weekly goals, sometimes seem much more manageable than larger yearly goals, right?

Anybody else feel this way?

Or is it just me………

I love to hear what you think!

What types of weekly goals do yo set?

Leave me a comment please!


{Jewelry Organization}

Before & After / Organization

So, in the spirit of keeping it real around here on the blog….I'm going to post a picture of my super, fabulous jewelry organization:

Pretty super, fabulous, huh?  Don't judge, please!

We had a tall, skinny dresser that was in the spare bedroom, that become Tyson's room when he came home after graduation from college.  He didn't need the dresser, so it was moved in to my craft room, which did NOT have room for it.  We have a so-so sized walk in closet, but it is packed to the gills with clothes.  I've gone through my closet many times and gotten rid of a ton of stuff.  My problem, is that I like to be able to see my clothes.  I don't like them hidden away in drawers where I can't see what I have.  So a lof of my clothes live in the closet.  We had a spot at the end of the closet that I thought might be perfect for the dresser.  I could put all of my work out clothing in the dresser and organize my jewerly on top! 

Madi had an old bulletiin board in her room that she didn't take with her when she moved out.  I thought it would be awesome to hang my necklaces from!  And it was!  So without further ado, here is my "for reals" jewelry organization:


Sorry for the crappy lighting!  It's hard to get good photos in a dark closet without any natural light!

Anyway, what do you think?  It's only been 3 days, but so far, so good!  I'm  lovin' it!

Question for you:

How do you organize your jewelry?  In a box?  In a drawer?  In a pretty display?

Let me know!


{Mission: Organization}

Before & After / Organization

I have a drawer.

A kitchen drawer.

I bet you might have one too.

I'm embarrassed of this drawer.

She (?) is a catch-all for every utensil I own.

And it is beyond out of control.

Wanna see her?

Yeah, I figured you did…..Why do we like to see other's crap and disorganization so much?

Pretty crazy, huh?

A big ol' mess!

Um, how many spatulas does a person need? And see those utensils that clip into a mixer type thing?

I don't even have that mixer thing anymore. Why do I have the utensils?

Serving spoon heaven, right? And I see a few items that I'm not even sure what they are!
I'm pretty sure they came from my wedding – 24 YEARS AGO! Yikes!

Hmmmm, wine openers? And holy cheese knives!

*NOTE: the Carmex was not in the junk drawer! But, if you know me at all, you know it's not far from my side

At all times.

Can you say ADDICTED?

Are you ready to see a nice, tidy drawer?

It's she purdy?

I love it!

And it only took about 20 minutes!

Oh and those cheese knives?

Who has this many?

And why?

Do I need this many?

Wait don't answer that!

What small area in your home have you organized that made you happy?

Even though it was a small area?


{Christmas Card Organization}

Christmas / Crafts / Organization

Do you have a pile of Christmas cards like this after the holidays are over?

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I know I do!

I LOVE getting Christmas Cards and I especially love getting photo cards.

I save them every year!

But all I do is usually tie a ribbon around the stack ad label the year.

Not very fun.

I came across THIS POST at the FABULOUS blog Eighteen25 and decided now was the time to get all those cards organized!

I pulled them all out, and just punched holes in the side, and placed them on jump rings, adding the cover page!

So Easy!

Then I just store all the booklets (two years per booklet) in a red velvet box.

I will pull the box out each holiday and make them available for everyone to look through.

It's always fun to see how all the kids and families have grown!

What do you think?

How do you organize your Christmas Cards?

Do you even keep them from year to year?

I would love to hear!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

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