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Making Pretty Things

I know, I know.  It’s been too long. I’ve been busy with school, you know, but I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to work on disallowing my job being the all-encompassing end-all in my life.  That’s not to say that I do...
by MiscellaneousMe on Dec 4, 2016

Dorm Room Decorating and Organizing

We just took our daughter to college and helped her move into her dorm last weekend. It was definitely bittersweet. We miss her so much already and know there are times when she will probably be homesick. So decorating and organizing her room is more...

Organizing Back-to-School Supplies

It’s that time of year again. Once you buy bags and bags of school supplies you need to get them organized by child and classes. That’s why I enlist my kids in the process of checking supplies off the lists, dividing the supplies up betwe...

Kitchen Cup Organizer

Most of my organizing ideas come out of necessity and many times frustration. I made this Kitchen Cup Organizer a few years ago and we still use it everyday. It has been a lifesaver from having a sink full of cups, especially in the Summer. It doesn&...

DIY Office Organization

I’m a big fan of using repurposed items for organizing. They’re free and better for the earth. I also really enjoy the creative challenge of repurposing an item and finding a new use for it. Hi, Susan from Organized 31, and this month I&#...
by Ask Anna on Jun 22, 2016

Cara’s Favorite Sites for Graphics

I have a pretty distinct style when it comes to what I create.  My stuff doesn’t usually look like other people’s creations.  I think part of that has to be the graphics I use so I decided to share my favorite sites for purchasing graph...
by MiscellaneousMe on Jan 15, 2016

Graphic Painted Eyeglass Case

Remember when I told you a couple weeks ago that I was going to start using my craft stash? Here’s another project from the stash. I found this little balsa wood container thingy a while ago at Hobby Lobby. I had no idea what I was going to do...

January Posts Round Up

Let’s do a January Posts Round Up, shall we? I was very sick most of January so I’m actually pleasantly surprised how much I actually got accomplished. If you missed any of my posts in January this is where you can catch up. I hope you fi...

20 Crafts to Make Organizing Easier

I love organizing but I love crafting just as much. If there’s a way I can make organization look even better I will, so I’ve collected my favorite 20 Crafts to Make Organizing Easier. These are my favorite crafty organizing ideas I’...

Organizing Back-to-School Supplies

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Shopping for school supplies, you either love it or you hate it. I personally love it and Dollar General makes it even easier by having everything I need to get my kids ready for...

Recycled Art: Spring Flowers

Making time to create art can be a great way to spend time together with children.  Not only is this an opportunity to connect and be together, children also learn a great deal when working on art projects. Creating art projects together with young...
by Natural Parents Network on May 9, 2014

Produce Bags

I like anything free and I don’t like being wasteful so these Produces Bags were the perfect project for me. It’s also be a great project with Earth Day fast approaching. A lot of us already use reusable grocery bags so why not stop using...

Purse Organizing Pouches

I love when crafting and organizing comes together in one project. I have several purses and switch them often. Some have a lot of pockets and divided areas, some not so much. Purse Organizing Pouches to the rescue. I found these pouches in the dolla...

Shoe Travel Bags Revisited

As I was packing for my weekend away at SNAP Conference I pulled out my shoe travel bags and thought there are probably quite a few of you that haven’t seen them before so I decided to share the post again. They’re perfect to help keep yo...

First Flea Market Booth/Modern Lux Photography

A few weeks ago, I decided (rather spur of the moment) to have a booth at the monthly flea market on base.  It was an experiment…..one I won’t repeat.  It was more garage sale that craft vendors so I wasn’t … Continue readin...
by MiscellaneousMe on Apr 20, 2013

Not Quite Anchor Charts

So, I absolutely LOVE the anchor charts I’ve been seeing on blogs and on Pinterest.  Apparently, anchor charts are supposed to be minimalistic so as not to confuse the children with extra information and art.  Oops!  I guess I can’t &#...
by MiscellaneousMe on Apr 20, 2013

First Flea Market Booth/Modern Lux Photography

A few weeks ago, I decided (rather spur of the moment) to have a booth at the monthly flea market on base.  It was an experiment…..one I won’t repeat.  It was more garage sale that craft vendors so I wasn’t … Continue readin...
by MiscellaneousMe on Apr 20, 2013

Not Quite Anchor Charts

So, I absolutely LOVE the anchor charts I’ve been seeing on blogs and on Pinterest.  Apparently, anchor charts are supposed to be minimalistic so as not to confuse the children with extra information and art.  Oops!  I guess I can’t &#...
by MiscellaneousMe on Apr 20, 2013

Stamped Clothespins – Repost

I have a love of clothespins. They can be used for so many things. They can be kept simple and natural or dressed up with paper, glitter or fabric. They’re also cheap and sturdy which is perfect for many of the craft projects I do. I made these...

Trinket Push Pins and Magnets

This project is far from rocket science but I needed some really awesome looking magnets and push pins to go on my new Martha Stewart Wall Manager system. And since it’s another project using just “what I have on hand” I thought it...


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