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  • How to Load a Dishwasher and Dishwashing Tips

    I am always trying to brainstorm ways to make my job as a mom and the puppet master of our home easier.  That being said, one of the ways I keep everything organized is sticking to my house duties routine and learning effective ways to do even simple tasks. today i’m going to show you how to load a dishwasher so that everything fits and gets clean!  I usually keep the house picked up and do the dishes and my husband helps with the emptying the garbage cans, laundry and he helps me “deep clean” on Saturday mornings Today, I’m going to share my tips, tricks and routine to keeping your dishes (and your kitchen!) sparking clean. I feel about 100x more productive when my kitchen is clean. Develop Routines and Habits I do my dishes at the same time every day. Well, twice a day. Every day, I unload the dishwasher while my kids eat breakfast and get ready for school. That leaves me with a place to put all dirty dishes throughout the day. My kids finish breakfast and place…

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  • How to organize a pantry

    Staying on top of grocery shopping can be a difficult task, especially when you have a disorganized or dysfunctional pantry. Today, I’m sharing my tips for how to organize a pantry and my pantry makeover. How to organize a pantry in 5 easy steps Today I’m going to show you how to organize a pantry. I’ve done several pantry makeovers now and you know I love a good DIY project more than most. Nothing makes me more giddy than when a great DIY project meets pretty, functional organization! I have finally nailed down a full proof method on how to organize a pantry. My recent pantry makeover has seriously made me SO happy! I am loving it all and it functions approximately one million times better than before. Here’s how it looked when we found the house for rent online. This was before we moved in, as in, this is not our food nor do I have any pets so this photo basically just shows you the size and boringness that I was working with. When I moved in, we had…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Pantry Organization Ideas (Pantry Makeover)

    It’s finally time to reveal my pantry makeover and share our favorite Pantry organization ideas. It’s been a work in progress but I’m SO beyond thrilled that it’s done! Mallory came over and we worked together to create a completely pantry organization system. I have a pretty good size pantry which is a huge change from our old house’s pantry which was basically a few shelves tucked into our laundry room. I’ve been dreaming of space for food for our family of 6 and have been brainstorming pantry organization ideas for seriously forever! What is your biggest challenge when you are trying to organize a space? When I am struggling with organizing a space I want the space to function for me and my family. Which means the way I organize may not be exactly what works best for your family. I have found that when everything is labeled it makes my life so much easier and it easy for my family to help me keep it organized. If I don’t label where everything goes then it may stay organized…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: How to paint a Garage Floor and Garage Makeover Reveal

    Today we’re going to show you our painted concrete floors and how to paint a garage floor!  I’ve had so many friends and neighbors stop by and compliment our painted concrete floors and want to peek inside. It’s so clean and functional and it just makes me so proud of our hard work. Today we’re sharing a tutorial on painting concrete floors in a classic, beautiful Greek key pattern. Let’s get started! DIY Painted Concrete Floors Materials: Power Washer Broom ScotchBlue Exterior Surfaces Painter’s Tape – Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal. Carpenter’s square Carpenter’s knife Putty knife or 5-in-1 tool Concrete floor paint Lint-free paint roller Paint Roller extension pole Concrete Floor Paint Tutorial Instructions: Step 1: First, clean and prepare your floor. Make sure your door is clear of any old paint, grease, oils, dust, lint, dirt, wax etc.  Use a power washer to remove any and all debris from the cement and allow to dry for 24-48 hours before painting. Once the cement is dry, sweep the…

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  • Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks We Love

    Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks Spring is here and I am ready to get my house in order. There is something about Spring Cleaning that just makes me so happy. My kids are home for Spring Break and so they will be pitching in to help get the cleaning done! I have gathered some of our favorite posts about cleaning and organizing to share some tips and tricks for Spring Cleaning. I know sometimes it is hard to keep the kiddos focused so I will give them a job a day and help them get it done. This teaches my little ones to organize and since they put in the hard work they are more willing to keep their space clean. I love it!! I hope you enjoy these tips and tricks. Let us know which ones you use and what ideas you love. Happy Spring Cleaning! For the Floors: Prescott View Home Reno: Tips & Tricks for keeping your laminate flooring looking great For the Kitchen: How To Clean Stainless Steel – Streak Free Prescott View Home Reno: DIY…

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  • Park Home Reno: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard

    Easy DIY Project: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard This post is sponsored by Krylon® Brand. All ideas and opinions are my own, as always. Hey friends! I’m excited to share my gym organizer with you today! I LOVE organizing and exercising so this gym organizer was so fun to make! It took about 3 hours total (including drying time for the paint) to make this gym organizer. Supplies: 3 – 8′ x 1″ x 2″ boards 1 – 4×8′ pegboard 3 cans of Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue 2 cans of Krylon General Purpose Metallic in Silver Metallic Assorted pegboard accessories several 1-1.5″ wood screws – I used 1.5″ wood screws that I had on hand. Instructions: In a well ventilated area, spray paint the pegboard with Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue.  Make sure to read the label for safety and application instructions.  I did 3 coats, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly in between coats. This took about 2.5 cans of spray paint. While…

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  • A Fresh Start: Cleaning and Organizing Your Home

    A Refresh Start: Cleaning and Organizing Your Home Don’t you sometimes just need a fresh clean start with your house? I know I do. After a big holiday or my kids being home for a school break I just need to get my house put back in order. I tend to take on too much at one time then get overwhelmed and don’t end up finishing. I decided I needed to take things a day at a time so thats just what I did.I found it a millions times more helpful. I made a free printable for everyone, this makes cleaning and organizing a little more helpful when choosing which chores to do that day. I also have linked some of my favorite posts that give tips and tricks on organizing different areas of your house! We would love to hear what your favorite tips are and we would love any tips you have for us!  Cleaning Schedule  This is the schedule I love to go by. It is easy and makes my chore list seem minimal instead of focusing…

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  • 12 Adorable and Free Fall Printables

    Fall is here and I have been LOVING this weather! I love everything about Fall. My favorite thing of the season to do is to decorate my house. I found some free fall printables that are adorable and so easy to add to any room in the house. You have to check out all of these cute free fall printable and let us know what one is your personal favorite! Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice This is so cute!! Fall Printables Count Your Blessings I love this sweet beautiful count your blessing printable! Woodland Creature Printables This one is my favorite! Be Thankful Printable Beautiful Pickup Full of Pumpkins Printable Hello Autumn The contrast in this printable is fabulous. Pumpkin Printable Adding this will bring in color and the fall spirit. Love it! Fall Pumpkin Printable I really love using this Printable. I use it every year!! I have placed in on my mantle, in my kitchen, and even in my kids room. It is fabulous! Hello Fall Gorgeous. I love all the fun bright colors used in this print!…

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  • 10 Amazing Cleaning Hacks

    Schools are back in session and it is time for me to get this house organized and cleaned! I have loved having my kiddos home but it is nice getting everything back in order. Today I thought I would share some of my top Cleaning Hacks that I love! All of these Cleaning Hacks are easy and make my life so much easier when it comes to cleaning my house. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do and please share what have been your favorite Cleaning Hacks. 12 Things Only Professional Cleaners Would Know I loved this read. There was many tips I learned. How to Clean Your Dishwasher in 3 Easy Steps 7 Beyond Simple Ways to Your Home Super Clean These Tips are simple and easy to follow you will love this one! How to Clean Your Microwave DIY Natural Toilet Cleaner Plus 6 Bathroom Toilet Cleaning Tips How to Organize Your Entire House In 10 weeks Challenge I’m going to take on this challenge. Depending on my mood I sometimes love to clean everything…

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  • 53 Creative Christmas Crafts

    53 Creative Christmas Crafts You know how your kids get so gosh dang bored on Christmas Break!? As if Santa didn’t just bring them 5 years worth of entertainment? These creative Christmas crafts will help keep you and the kiddos busy and are sure to make some fun memories! Clothespin Snowman Glittered Christmas Sign Popsicle Stick Reindeer  DIY Mistletoe Pinecone Elves Holiday Gift Bags No-Sew Sock Snowman  Peppermint Monogram Wreath Glittering Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees Pom Pom Pinecone Tree Pom Pom Christmas Photo Ornament DIY Modern Tree with Ornaments Paper Roll Christmas Craft Glitter Dipped Ornaments Reindeer Stick Puppet DIY Stenciled Christmas Decor Candy Cane Christmas Trees Santa Slime Simple Pinecone Decor Let It Snow Shadow Box Mini Yarn Hat Ornaments Snowman Mason Jar Luminary Ornament Fringe Christmas Trees Reindeer Noses Scrap Ribbon Tree Snow Globe Ornaments Footprint Reindeer Snowy Pinecone Place Card Paper Plate Snowman Santa Beard Christmas Count Down  Polka Dot Glittered Ornament s DIY Rustic Felt Christmas Trees Cardboard Tube Christmas Elves Decorate Gingerbread Man Stick and Button Snowflake Ornaments DIY Ornament Advent Christmas Tree Santa Stick Puppet…

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  • 12 Toy Organization Ideas

    Toy Organization is always one of those “someday” projects. You know, the ones that you plan to do… someday, pin all the ideas and maybe even buy the bins and then… .it doesn’t happen. Yeah, I have a lot of those. Whoops! I can’t wait to add some of these organization ideas into my home! We all know how organize obsessed I am and these ideas have my wheels turning. I may or may not be knee deep in a toy organization project as we speak! Can’t wait to show you!   How to Organize a Kids Closet By Classy Clutter My favorite idea!! My kids love having their closet nice and clean! Tips for an Organized Backyard By One Good Thing Just Hangin’ Around By Keeping up with The Souths Perfect for any boys playroom! DIY Storage Idea! By Shanty 2 Chic Organized Playroom By Sunny Side Up These are so cute! You can paint them any color and it could be great in any room. I love them. Don’t you? DIY Under Bed Rolling Lego Storage Cart By The Happy…

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  • How to prepare your house for last minute guests in 30 mins or less!

    This post is sponsored by Dyson. I was given product in exchange for the item’s review. All opinions and obsessions with the product are my own. Seriously. How to prepare your house for last minute guests in 30 mins or less!Since we moved back to Arizona, we have had a lot of house guests. Something we RARELY had in New York. It’s always a treat to have friends and family in from out of town. My husband’s family has flight benefits and we’re so lucky to have them to come visit pretty often, even if it’s just for a night. That being said, sometimes my home is not “guest ready”. Today I’m going to show you my tips that I’ve used to get my house ready in a hurry! Quick pick up – One thing I have tried really, really hard to do in our house is to make sure everything has a “home”. Every. Single. Item. I want to be able to put EVERYTHING away and for everyone in the house to know where it goes. I use a lot…

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  • Organizing Tips For the New Year

    How I love the fresh start of the New Year!  It’s so incredibly cold where I live so I stay indoors and use the New Year as an excuse to clean and organize my entire house. When Christmas comes down, the labels and color-coordinating begins! Today, I am going to share some of my favorite Organizing Tips For the New Year and all my “go-to” containers to organize anything and everything! I just feel that if all things have a place, it helps to make this CRAZY yet wonderful, kid-raising life feel a little bit more smooth, or at least I like to think so Labels…For me labels don’t need to be fancy.  A lot of time I just go on my computer, choose a font I like and print away. Every once in a while I do take the time to laminate the paper so the labels will hold up.  The general rule of thumb is to make sure your labels are easy to read, especially while labeling for your children.For about 3 months, I didn’t have labels on the boys’ striped bins and…

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