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Category Archives: Organization

Five Easy Ways to Make Your Office More Awesome

office window

I’m to the part in my book where I feel like I need to be doing nothing but knitting all the time. The reality of deadlines has finally sunk in, and I’m paring down everything else in my life as much as possible so that I can focus and knit with as much of my time as I can. But ... Read More »

A Simple Way to Spring Clean Your Air

essential oil air freshener

This is one of those ideas I found on Pinterest and now that I’m looking again I see it’s all over the place, but I think the pin I first saw for it was from Tidy Mom. Now that spring is here we’re all looking for ways to clean our spaces and to make them seem a little fresher, too. ... Read More »

Spring Clean Your Pinterest Page: Break Up Boards

general pinterst board

I think most of us, when we started building Pinterest boards, probably didn’t quite realize what we were getting into. So we made our categories pretty general, or vague, or we weren’t exactly sure what to do with things so we just put them somewhere. I, for instance, have a board called “general craftiness.” It holds all those little things ... Read More »

Spring Clean Your Pinterest Page: Getting Rid of Old Boards

spring clean pinterest

Happy spring, everyone in the Northern Hemisphere! This year more than most it feels like we’ve really survived something and that this day is a celebration. I am feeling in the spirit of spring cleaning, but with next week being spring break I don’t know how much I’ll get done until I have some time without a cleanliness-thwarting 4-year-old in ... Read More »

One Month Down

valentine desk

It’s just about the end of January and I have to say, just about nothing has gone according to plan so far. Between snow, sick and family emergencies with our preschool provider, it feels like the girl has been home more days that she’s been in school this month. (That may actually be true; I’m kind of afraid to look.) ... Read More »

Quick and Easy Storage Pouches {Iron Craft Challenge}

clean drawer

The Iron Craft challenge for this week had to do with organizing a space and/or making something to help you organize a space. I knew immediately I needed to tackle my needle drawer; you can see why. This is the top drawer of a filing cabinet, and what it looks like spread out all over my desk. I’m the worst ... Read More »

Crafting for Kids: 6 Favorite Basic Supplies

ocean stickers

Note: product links are affiliate links. I’ve already talked about the importance of taking time to create for yourself, but it’s just as important — maybe even more so — for your kids to have access to tools to express their creativity as well. Making things is a great way for kids to develop their motor and problem-solving skills, to ... Read More »

How I Set up for a Crafty Playdate

table setup craft playdate

When the girl is home for winter break, I like to have a big playdate with as many of her old before-preschool friends as can make it. It’s fun for the moms who don’t get to see each other that often anymore, and of course it’s great for the kids, too. This time around I wanted to include a craft, ... Read More »

My Making (and Buying) Mantra


One Little Word is a great way to avoid making specific resolutions, but there is one thing I’m going to try to do better this year that doesn’t easily fit into the “grow” scheme. I find it’s a lot easier to think about having principles than it is to actually carry them out. So maybe putting into pixels that this ... Read More »

Fall Clean Fast with Five-Minute Fixes

bedside table clearing

Forget spring cleaning. This year, I’m all about fall cleaning. It doesn’t make much sense to deep clean in the spring, if you think about it. No one spends a lot of time at home (or at least inside) during the summer. But fall cleaning, gearing up for the winter when you’ll be inside all the time and want your ... Read More »