Monday, December 23, 2013

a little photo organization

Ever since my little one was born I have been worried about not capturing and correctly organizing pictures of her. I take way too many iphone pictures and not enough SLR pictures. I have always organized my photos by year but with the way babies change so much I wanted to break it down more than that.

A few weeks ago I decided that on the same day each month, the day that my babe becomes a month older, that I would upload all my pictures from my camera and phone to my iphoto library and title each event by the month. 

This will also help make sure when I sit down to make her baby book that the timeline is correct. Doing it once a month takes away my back up of never getting around to it. I always find you need to take a little extra time to do something often otherwise it's a big headache a year from now.

How do you all organize your photos?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

it's been a while...

I decided to fall off the face of the blog earth for a while friends. I was spending too much time in my day on the computer and worrying too much about my internet life and not enough about my real life. I was measuring my outfits, photography, thoughts, weekends and outings based on what would look best in a blog. Trying to keep up and make it better all of the time wasn't for me.

Also, I've been doing this...

...growing a sweet girl inside of me. My daughter. These last 27 weeks have been an incredible journey. God is teaching me so much about His control on our lives from before we were born and how He desires the reigns for the rest of it. I'm merely the vessel that He is using to form my sweet Reese Katherine inside of me. He is making her perfect, not her, not me, not Brian, He is.

Here's to letting Him have that kind of control forever  on her life and mine as He is better at it than I ever could be.

Sometimes I miss blogging so maybe I'll be back every once in a while to share about how an ordinary person can be organized or with thoughts on what I'm learning in this life.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

spring cleaning // make up brushes

I never think to clean my make up brushes because I just assume I'm using the same make up on them right? But when I start to think about all of the places I've set them down, bacteria on my face, sweat etc, it started to gross me out. I bought this Laura Mercier brush cleaner for $18 because I'm pretty sure this bottle will last me the rest of my life.

Step 1 // Lay out your brushes and throw away any that are too old or that you don't have a specific use for anymore

Step 2 // Take out your brushes one by one, spray on the cleaner, wipe it on a towel or tissue until you don't see anything coming off 

Step 3 // lay out to dry

Step 4 // Put back in a cute container

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Love this idea! This is great for any drawer that needs things to stay in place. I love drawer organizers but sometimes you can't find the right sizes for what you want and let's be honest they aren't always cheap for what they are.

Step 1: Measure the depth of your drawer
Step 2: Find any box top, measure & cut
Step 3: cover with cute paper or paint it or use magazine by gluing it down
Step 4: arrange and enjoy!

Friday, January 4, 2013

office alternatives

We all need a space for "office stuff"- bills, calendar, mail etc. but we all don't have an extra room to hold that in our homes. I love these alternatives that hold everything necessary but don't take up a lot of space! Would you ever try something like this? I love how you can make it these also look decorative as well.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

organize my day

If you work part time or are a stay at home mom, like a lot of my friends, you have a lot to accomplish in a week around your home. Some days you have too little and some days too much time to do it in. How do you get everything done in a week without feeling overwhelmed and give up?

Step 1: Make a list of all of the items you have to complete in a week
EX:  laundry, fold & put away, clean bathrooms, pick up & organize, vacuum, pay bills, mop (etc.)

Step 2: Make a list of the things you'd like to do in a week
EX: work out, crafting, read a book, blog

Step 3: Write out your current schedule to find the holes
EX:   8:30-12:30 Work
          12:30-1:30 Lunch
          1:30-3 Free Time
          3-5  Social Time

The holes I've created are  1:30-3 and 3-5 - what makes the most sense to me would be to have the "have to do's" 1:30-3 and the "want to do's" 3-5

Step 4: Make a schedule for each day of the week so you get everything done but it's spread out and doesn't feel like an overwhelming task.

                                                 1:30-3                            3-5
DAY OF THE WEEK           HAVE                          WANT
Sunday                                   Laundry                        time with husband
Monday                                  Fold & Put Away          work out
Tuesday                                  Clean Bathrooms          read & blog
Wednesday                             Pick Up House             work out
Thursday                                Vacuum                        see a friend
Friday                                     Mop                              work out
Saturday                                 Pay Bills                       craft

Step 5: Display this somewhere in your home to motivate you. Stick to it but give yourself grace if it doesn't work every single day!

Do you struggle organizing your day or getting things done?
Take 20 minutes to do this for yourself and see what you can come up with!


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