How To Organize and File Paperwork

      I am a natural-born organizer but if I may be truthful... I only like to do the fun organizing now that I am an adult and busy and can’t stay up until 3 a.m. every night alphabetizing my cassette tapes and CDs. So until recently, I avoided organizing my files at all costs. Oh sure, once a year at tax time I would vow to finally get it all sorted the right way (you know, the “Martha Stewart Way”). This new system would last 3 minutes and I was back to just cramming everything into a file based on whatever month I received it.When I moved a few months ago (which always gives a fresh start to any area in need of organization in your life), I did some research online (you know, like searched Pinterest for hours) and found some … [Read more...]

29 DIY Halloween Crafts and Decor

It’s that time of year...football games, fall festivals and of course, Halloween. We've got 29 crafts and DIY projects to keep you and your little goblins busy.DIY Drilled Pumpkin Drilling a pumpkin... an idea I wish I had thought of first, brilliantly executed on Curbly.Halloween Countdown This Halloween Countdown is a little more involved than some of the other crafts featured here, but it’s a statement piece for your front porch (or living room) that is worth your time investment. Thank you, I Heart Naptime!Chalkboard Paint Mason Jar Labels I am in love with mason jars - there are just so many great uses for them! Try out these mason jars with chalkboard paint labels from Untrained Housewife for your Halloween party or just for a great … [Read more...]

Paint Stick Garden Markers

Paint sticks are one of those items just begging to be crafted with. Since I have recently become a gardening genius (read: slightly less of a black thumb), I realized we needed some proper garden markers for our growing plant and vegetable collection. This was a very simple craft with great rewards.Supplies:Endless amount of paint sticks Craft paint Brushes Paint pen Optional - polyurethaneMake a list of what plants you are making the markers for and any other information you want to include on the stick.1. Paint the sticks with their base coat color. I like the foam brushes for this - perfect size for the wood and a smooth finish.2. Let them dry thoroughly.  I used wax paper so the sticks would be easy to lift up once dry and painted one side at a … [Read more...]