I’ve tried “Laundry Day.” I’ve tried breaking it all into 3 days, having a Washing Day, a Folding Day, and a Putting-Away Day. I have a hard time sticking to any of this! What happens when children get sick, or there school events that must be attended? Laundry falls by the way side. That’s what! So I have some hacks for you that have made tackling my laundry a lot easier. I hope it helps you, too!
This season is a busy time, but don’t let the chance to plan for meaningful projects slip by. It’s a great time of year to plan to give to others, from drawing names for a family “Secret Service Santa” game to a Random Acts of Kindness campaign. This year I’m helping out with a canned food drive with friends from work, so I thought it timely to share a post on how to plan a food drive.
As a mama of three crazy busy little men (6, 4, 1), I totally know the joys of encouraging littles to pick up their toys. I’m really just trying to figure it out as much as the next mom. Here is what been working for me so far, hope it can inspire hope and ideas in your own clean up adventures with little peeps.
What to pack depends on whether or not you are flying or driving, and how much space you have in either case. But, there are some general rules that you can follow either way. Remember, even if you have gobs of space to bring your entire wardrobe, you’ll be living in close quarters while on your vacation and over packing is not a good idea.
Christmas is over, the new year has begun, and if your house is anything like mine, the sugar and toys have taken over. Time for a few post-holiday activities to get you and the kiddos back on track, while still having fun of course. Check out these 4 post Christmas activities to help start your new year off right:
I’ve put together some fun ways that you can recreate some back to school magic at home to remind you of your favorite Disneyland vacations. Whether you call it a using a spoon full of sugar, or a adding a little bit of pixie dust, you can make everyday moments more fun with a little bit of imagination! Why not live life with a cherry on top all of the time?
It’s not too late to get out and enjoy some camping this summer! The weather has been beautiful where I live and the nights cool off just enough to enjoy being outside roasting mallows around a fire. In case you still have some adventures planned, check out these great camping tips you may have missed:
Thank heavens Norwex came into my life because their EnviroCloth works wonders on my mircofiber couch. It removes stains effortlessly with just a little bit of water. And, unlike my regular cleaning rag, when the water dries, the stain is ACTUALLY gone. Check it out!
I always want to make summer vacation a fun, memorable time for my boys, and that usually means I have to start thinking about it NOW! Not to say I sit down and plan every minute of every day during their break, but I do like to have a few things set and organized just to make the three months run a bit more smoothly, and be as enjoyable as possible. Organizing our treats in this S’Mores caddy is one little thing I can do to make my life easier.
How do I backup my photos? How should I organize them? Where should I print my pictures? What should I do with all my digital photos?
Although digital photos have made it possible for anyone, anywhere to document their life stories through photos (which is amazing), it has also created a problem where we have SO many photos and no idea how to manage them or display them in a meaningful way. I initiated a Picture Display Movement (because sometimes I give myself authority to start my own movements) hoping to inspire others to do something with their photos. And I wanted to take some of the ideas from there to give you a quick-and-dirty guide on what to do and where to start with all your photos after you take them. I present to you, what to do with all your digital photos:
For my first post here, I get to share some of my tips to help you simplify your life. A very fitting topic as we enter a New Year and probably have ambitions of making this our best year yet. I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately, of simplifying, and have been working hard at doing just that in every area of my life. Sometimes I fail miserably. But I think I’m making baby steps towards living a simpler life.
So. Here are 9 strategies I use to simplify life. And this all comes with a disclaimer that my life is anything but simplified and easy. But I do what I can to simplify where I can so I don’t get sent to the crazy bin.
Hello again! It’s Amy from The Connection We Share. Thanks for letting me join you for another month on OSSS.
Like many of you, I have thousands of photos sitting on my phone and my computer.
I’m a firm believer we need to surround ourselves with photos of the people we love.
In our home, we have large collections of photos of our family together and I also make photo books with pictures of the kids. (You could see my Blurb photo books examples here). It warms my heart to see happy pictures of my kids and helps me remember what is most important =)
Being a busy mother, it takes a lot of time and energy to put together a collection of photos to display in my home. From deciding which photos to print and in what size, to framing and hanging, the whole process takes me a good week! Yes, this can be a daunting endeavor even just thinking about it and I do this for a living as a professional photographer!