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Quick Kitchen Organizing Tip.

Not to long ago I shared with you, how I organized my spices
Want to know what I did with all of those empty spice containers?

Most of them got sent to the garage where I plan on one day using them to organize all of our nails, screws, and other small items. However, the nutmeg and alum tins were just too cute to hide away in the garage. SO instead, they found a new home on our fridge. 

They are perfect for holding pens and pencils. 
These were so easy to make. I just popped the lid off, stuck a couple heavy duty magnets to the fridge, then stuck the tins to the magnets. No gluing required.

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Add More Storage to a Small Bathroom

Our home has been blessed with a ton of bathroom storage. However, I know that many of you are struggling with bathroom storage. Having lived in a few houses that offered little to no bathroom storage, I know how hard it can be. I thought I would share a few tips to making the most of a small bathroom.

1. Shop for tall but slender furniture. A piece such as this billy cabinet found on IHeart Organizing, takes up little floor space while making the most of your vertical space.

2. Hanging a bucket or box from hooks on the wall, like these ones found at BHG.com, can add additional storage without using up any floor space.

3. Take down your towel bar and replace it with a few hooks. Hooks take up less wall space allowing you to hang up more towels or use the extra space for one of the ideas above.

4. Add storage to the inside of you cabinet doors. This will allow you to store items you use often in an easy to find place.

5. Take out a section of your wall and add storage between the the studs. This is a great way to add storage by using up unused space. Use the area to store your toilet cleaning supplies or your shampoos and beauty products.

6. Look up. Adding a shelf above the toilet, door, towels, or bath tub can add a lot of storage space. Be sure to install the storage high enough so that no one will be hitting their head on it.

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FREE Printable - Get your Toddler/Preschooler to Clean their Room

If you have young kids, I'm sure you have heard all of the excuses:
  1. "I don't know how to" 
  2. "It is clean"
  3. "I cleaned it yesterday"
  4. "But my legs are breaking" (This is Jocelyn's personal favorite)
      One day, in a desperate attempt to get Jocelyn to clean her room, I came up with an idea. I took a piece of paper, divided it into 8 sections, then started drawing pictures of items that made up most of the mess. The first section I drew a shirt and pants to represent dirty clothes, in the second section I drew a teddy bear to represent stuffed animals, and so on, and so on. In the last section I wrote "everything else." I explained to her what each picture was (mainly because I'm terrible at drawing) then I explained that she had to pick up all of the stuff in the first section (dirty clothes) only and put them were they belong. Once she was done with the first section she would get a sticker to place over that section. Then she would move onto the second section.
      After I explained this to Jocelyn, something amazing happened. She cleaned her entire room without any help from me!!! I was actually quite shocked that something so simple was all it took. Dividing the job up onto smaller sections made things a lot easier than looking at the mess as a whole.
      We have since then, upgraded from scribbles drawings on paper to a pretty printable I made.
I know not all of you will be able to use this since your child may have different toys, but I hope it will help out some of you or at least give you an idea to make your own.

Click HERE to print your own copy

       To save on paper I usually peel the stickers off (the ones I have peel off pretty easily) when she is done so we can reuse it the next day. She has never asked to see the paper after she hands it to me so this works for us. You could also place the paper in a plastic sleeve and let your child draw X's over each section with a dry erase marker.

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Amazing Kitchen Transformations

Check out these absolutely amazing before and after kitchen transformations.

320 Sycamore was able to transform her entire kitchen for a grand total of $2397

Before Meets After changed up a boring island with some fun paint.

You can find the details of this kitchen makeover at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating where she changed some funky colored cabinets to a beautiful white with an antiqued finish.

Check out this beautiful kitchen remodel found at Apartment Therapy. I just love those wine jug lights.

Secret Garden Cottage transformed her very outdated kitchen into a gorgeous room.

You can find this beautifully remodeled kitchen at DIY Show Off.

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8 Fun and Simple DIY Pillows to Change up your Home Decor.

Pillows offer a simple, quick way to change up the decor for your bedroom or living room. Here are a few fun, colorful pillows that you can make yourself over the weekend.

 Ruffle Pillow

Petal Pillow

Plumb Peachy Pillow

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Stuff My Face - 8 Drool-Worthy Desserts

I walked into the kitchen this morning and noticed that the banana's were on the verge of going bad. I immediately thought 'Banana Cream Pie' and made a mental note to look up a recipe later.
Well you could say I got a little distracted. Here is what I've been drooling over instead.

Drop scones made with yogurt. - I have never tried scones with yogurt (that I know of). Sounds delicious.

Circus Snack Mix - This looks so much better that regular snack mix

Doughnut Cookies - These are actually cookies made to look like doughnuts. How clever!

Pie Fries - I love pie crust. I bet these taste AMAZING!

Cheesecake in a Jar - This would make far a perfect on-the-go snack

Chocolate Swirled Peanut Butter Blast Cupcake - It's like a Reeses (my favorite candy by the way) in cupcake form.

Yep, I know! Not a single one of them is even slightly close to resembling banana cream pie. It's funny how easily we can get distracted.

8 Fun Easter Crafts

Now that Valentines Day is over with, it's time to start thinking about Easter. I think Easter just may be my favorite holiday ever. Everything about Easter is so... SPRING!! And I LOVE Spring time.
I have gathered a few fun decorations to help you get into the spirit of Easter. Hope you enjoy!!

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