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Tidy it Thursday: My new Weekly & Monthly Cleaning Schedules with Free Printables!

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My new Weekly Cleaning Schedule!

Zoomed in Weekly Cleaning Schedule!

Zoomed in Weekly Cleaning Schedule!

Monthly Cleaning Schedule

Zoomed in Monthly Cleaning Schedule

Another Weekly Cleaning Schedule example

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Tidy it Thursday: My new Weekly & Monthly Cleaning Schedules with Free Printables!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 for making the cleaning schedules, and 4 to keep up with it on a weekly and monthly basis!
• Time: 10 minutes to customize the cleaning schedules and a lot more time to complete them 😉
• Would I do it again? yes! I really need schedules…for some reason I like to know I completed what I had set out for that day, even something as simple as cleaning! For me, it works a lot better to do a daily chore/task each day versus one day committed to cleaning the whole house. I’d rather have my Saturday and Sunday to play and do fun things with my girls!
• What I would do differently: nothing except I should have done this cute schedule sooner!
• Items used: Adorably cute printables from: Money Saving Mom and Blooming Homestead

Have you done any cleaning tips from Pinterest lately? What’s working or not working for you when you clean your house? Send a link in the comments, I’d love to hear it!

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I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Tidy it Thursday: How to Organize Kids Toys

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How to Organize Kids Toys!

How to Organize Kids Toys!

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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Project: Tidy it Thursday: How to Organize Kids Toys! Had a lot of fun with this one and we’re really happy how it turned out. Thanks to my wonderful best friend Jackie for this vision!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 4- really because it took some time sorting through, weeding out, rearranging!
• Time: many days worth!
• Would I do it again? yes! I loved how this turned out and the girls even keep it together! With the labeled bins it’s easier at pick up time to make sure things get to their original homes.
• What I would do differently: nothing 😉 I really like this one.
• Items used: Ikea Expedit Shelving unit, Ikea Branas baskets, Ikea plants and pots, our own books and toys, Ikea bird picture and frame, Target Hydrangeas, and great organizing labels from: http://betterhomesandgardens.com , organizing idea from:  merrimentstyle.com

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Have Fun with it Friday: Diy Dry Erase board for letter and name writing practice

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Diy Dry Erase Letter/Name Writing

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Have Fun with it Friday: Diy Dry Erase board for letter and name writing practice
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 5 minutes
• Would I do it again? yes! We use these sheet protectors all time! It’s perfect for the girls to practice anything for school such as timed math facts.
• What I would do differently: redo the font with a more practical/standard font for Morgan to trace her name, but I liked it!
• Items used: Microsoft word, cardstock, and sheet protector, and cute idea from: mrsosterman.blogspot.com

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Make it Monday: DIY Tile Coasters from Scrapbook paper and Home Depot tiles!

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DIY Tile coasters

DIY Tile Coasters

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

• Project: Make it Monday: DIY Tile Coasters from Scrapbook paper and Home Depot tiles!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 15 minutes
• Would I do it again? yes! It was so simple not to do!
• What I would do differently: Change of te scrapbook paper
• Items used: adorable idea from: lightrefreshmentsserved.com , brushed Modpodge on precut scrapbook paper to adhere to super cheap white tiles from Home Depot, then attached felt pads to the bottom of the coaster

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J
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Tidy it Thursday: simple way to organize craft supplies with free printables and girls new bookshelf!

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Girls new organized bookshelf!

simple way to organize craft supplies with free printables!

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Tidy it Thursday: simple way to organize craft supplies with free printables and girls new bookshelf!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3: just a bit time consuming organizing the books by genre!
• Time: about 2 hours
• Would I do it again? yes! I love organizing things whenever I can! Not quite “Monica” on friends, but I definitely love it!
• What I would do differently: nothing!
• Items used: tons of the girls books organized and labeled by genre, craft supplies with adorable free printable labels from: bhg.com , inspirational bookshelf idea from: bluecricketdesign.net

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J
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Organize and Decorate Everything

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Finally got my “button” to work!

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Will you add me to your sidebar please??? I just learned how! I’m figuring this blogging stuff out one tensy step at a time! Thanks to this wonderful blog tutorial, I could do it! http://bloggingwithamy.com/how-to-make-a-blog-button

Thanks!

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day 144: cooking it up/ diy healthier microwave popcorn, in a paper bag!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 144: cooking it up/ diy healthier microwave popcorn, in a paper bag!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! This is a much healthier way to do popcorn versus store-bought microwave popcorn and it is super easy! We never buy store-bought any more, and usually always use our stove top to do it, which we love, but this microwave version is much faster!
  • What I would do differently: we added your typical salt, pepper, and butter, but it would be great with many other popcorn toppings!
  • Items used: paper bag, 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels, and recipe from: http://www.squawkfox.com/2010/07/27/popcorn-recipe-gourmet-popcorn/

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 136: get crafty/ diy chalkboard table display markers/tags for spa sleepover party!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 136:  get crafty/ diy chalkboard table display markers/tags for spa sleepover party!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
  • Would I do it again? yes! I love how you can just erase the chalk and reuse these table markers for each and every party!
  • What I would do differently: I added a simple ribbon which tied in with the party colors, other than that, nothing!
  • Items used: Inexpensive Ikea photo holders spray painted with chalkboard paint on one side so I could keep pictures of the party girl on the back, and of course chalk to write the party items!

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 132: get crafty/ so simple and cute easter or spring snack/ carrot “goldfish”!

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  • Project: day 132: get crafty/ so simple and cute easter or spring snack/ carrot “goldfish“!
  • Thanks so much to Grandma B and Aunt Molly for helping out with so much Easter fun!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was too adorable! They were the perfect snack for the kiddos after a long easter egg hunt, but they are also great as parting gifts, easter basket fillers, cute lunch box snacks, and so much more!
  • What I would do differently:  make more to hand out with friends, or change out the goldfish for orange jelly beans!
  • Items used: goldfish, clear cellophane treat bags shaped into carrots by scotch tape and green ribbon!

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 128: get crafty/ simple easter or spring table decor/flower arrangement with gerber daisies, peeps, and jelly beans!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 128: get crafty/ simple easter or spring table decor/flower arrangement with gerber daisies, peeps, and jelly beans!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1. This one was super easy!
  • Would I do it again? yes, you all know I love the glass within a glass trick. It’s so fun to stick fun little festive decorations on the outer glass and not ahve to worry about the flowers dying too soon!
  • What I would do differently: change it up for each holiday, which I have been doing so far!
  • Items used: peeps, jelly beans, gerber daisies, small vase on the inside with water, and a larger outer vase to hold all of the “goodies!”

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂