Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pinterest Saturday-Fireplaces

Yeah the weekend is here!  The weather here in central Texas has been so amazing and Fall like.  Fall is my favorite time of year.  All the colors and smells of fireplaces burning is great.  Yes, people really do use fireplaces down here.  Once the temps. dip below 50 degrees you can smell the logs a burnin'.  I know, kinda crazy but hey, it's fun.  So snuggle up with a blanket and enjoy some beautiful pictures of yule log holdings.  Fireplaces of course.

Traditional Spaces Fireplace Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas
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Spaces Big Fireplace Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 5
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A simple fir garland and arrangements of fir sprigs and red berries adorn the fireplace in this Virginia country home. (Photo: Antoine Bootz)
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Eclectic Spaces Fireplace Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 3
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Eclectic Spaces Fireplace Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 7
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Modern Spaces Fireplace Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 8
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Kids Art Wall

Well, it is Monday!  Which I am sure everyone has already figured out by now!  I have been having some back issues lately and getting things done is more of a challenge.  I will probably be seeing a doctor very soon.  Bummer!  But now on to something alot more fun.

I have been working on lots of projects around here(with the help of my great husband) and one of these was for our kiddos to have a place to hang all of their amazing art work.  So this is what we came up with after all the great inspiration I found on Pinterest.  Here is the link to that post: Pinterest Saturday.

Pretty good!  Here's what we did.

We bought 2 1x3's from Home Depot.  We got the nice finished wood that way I would not have to sand it down.

Next I primed and spray painted.

Third, my husband hung them up on the wall using some picture frame hooks.  We can actually take them off the wall with ease if we need to.  We wanted to hang them horizontally at first but found there was not enough room in the space.  So, vertically it is!

Lastly, I hot glued on the Office Depot Bulldog Magnet Clips. 

For an extra touch I added a framed title to their Art Wall.

One last look at our Kids New Art Wall

This is a great way to organize your kids art or anything special you want to display in one specific place in your home.  Have a great week everyone and take some Time to Organize.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pinterest Saturday

Happy Weekend Everyone!! 

It's in the air!  Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching.  I love this time of year just for the mere fact that it's not as hot as a firecracker here!  Plus, I love falling back on time.  An extra hour a day is always a welcome!

Here are some Pins for Thanksgiving and for Fall time.  I hope they inspire you this season.

Pumpkin Pie Cookies
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Shape Turkeys
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12 creative ideas for #Thanksgiving

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Fall Desserts
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Autumn leaves wreath ♥
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Legos Again!

If you are the parent of a child who has legos, then you will relate to this post without any problem.  Several months ago, I went through and did a big organization for my son's legos:Legos Under Control.  Well, time has gone by and those legos became a little out of control again.

I have enjoyed having the boxes with each color but I wanted to be even more organized when it came to these blocks.  So I started looking everywhere and finally found what I was looking for to do just what I wanted.  Guess where I found this awesome new box.

That place never lets me down!  I wanted to use these great finds for all of his mini figures and accessories. 

So, I pulled down all the boxes and started to go through and separate.  He really has done a good job at keeping the legos organized.  It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

I got all the colors back into the right color boxes, the wheels into the wheel box and the mini figures and such into the new IKEA boxes.  I think that the next time his legos need a little reorganization, I am going to ask him to help.  Having kids get into the habit now will make it easier for them to do on their own one day.
Pretty Awesome!  He came home and was excited to see them too. 

Here are all the boxes on the shelf in the closet.  I moved the boxes here a few months ago after I took the bookshelf out of his room.  This space has been working great for the lego storage.  We are still using one of the large lego containers for directions. 

Target also has some new storage just for legos by Lego.  I saw it tonight and the containers looked really neat. 

So there are a couple of options for you when shopping for storage to contain all those legos. 
This organizing project took a few hours and cost about $15.00.  I am thinking of getting more of these nifty containers in the near future for more lego organization.  I forgot that he has a whole container of legos at his Nana's house too!

Have a great Monday and take some Time to Organize.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pinterest Saturday

Well what do you know, I finally have my stuff together and getting this post out on Saturday like it should be done! 

I am happy, happy that we are in November and I can start pinning away with Christmas goodies galore without feeling weird or guilty!  So here we go with some great Christmas Pins that I pinned this past week but have been collecting in my Likes for awhile.  Enjoy and get some Merry Inspiration.

Really cute Printables
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Hot Chocolate Bar for Christmas party
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Attach ribbon to kitchen cabinets. Use clothespins to hang Christmas cards.  Clever!
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No space for a tree.  No worries.
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A Christmas Story. A tradition in this family! We watch it every year after Thanksgiving
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall Camping Supply List

This past weekend, we went on our first family camp out. We had a great time with friends and the days were beautiful. There was a downside to this amazing camp out though, we forgot a ton of stuff. I knew or felt like I knew that we had forgotten a few things but it turned out to be more than just a few necessities. So, to be more prepared for our next camp out, I am making a supply list. I thought of doing this before hand, but as I have mentioned many times, I am a procrastinator. Procrastination does not pay off and it is something I work on daily to correct or stop. However you want to put it, I am trying to become a person who does it now instead of later.

Here is the list I came up with for my family. We have a big container that holds most of our camping gear right now and that is where I will be placing the camping supply list after I laminate it.

Packing List for Fall Camp out

Long Sleeve PJ Shirts
Long Sleeve PJ Pants
Light Jacket
Flipflops(for showers)
Tennis Shoes
Mittens or Gloves
Stocking Caps
Blue Jeans
Long Sleeve Shirts
Short Sleeve Shirts


Tent Poles
Tent Stakes
Plastic Tarps
Small Broom
Small Dustpan
Hammer or Mallet


Outdoor Kitchen
Plastic Plates
Plastic Bowls
Large Plastic Bowls
Paper Towels
Washtub for Dishes
Dish Soap
Outdoor Stove
Propane for Stove
Fire Wood
Salt and Pepper
Coffee Pot
Coffee and Sugar
Trash Bags
Hot Chocolate
Meal Plan and List
Groceries(if shopping before)
Serving Spoons
Olive Oil or Cooking Spray
Pots and Pans
Cooler and Ice
Plastic Zipper Bags
Pot Scrubber


Sleeping Bags
Fleece Blankets
Air Pump
Pillows w/cases
Bottom Sheets
Top Sheets


Bar Soap
Face Soap
Wash Cloths
Lip Balm
Pads(in needed)
Hairbrush and Comb
Toilet Paper


First Aid
Band Aids
Alcohol Pads
Cotton Balls
Hydrocortisone Cream
Calamine Lotion
Tylenol for young and old
Insect Repellent


Electrical Extension Cords
Chargers for Cell Phones
Batteries for Flashlights
Camera and Charger
Camera Bag
Some small Toys
Plastic Grocery Bags
Pen and Pad of Paper
Water Bottles
Portable Radio
Folding Table

I checked a couple of websites to make sure I had thought of everything and I think I did a pretty good job.  Here are the sites I looked at and got a few more ideas:

I hope this helps you with your next camp out!  Have a great weekend and take some Time to Organize.

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