Organizing Spices with Elfa Shelving

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When I started cooking more a few years ago, my spice cabinet supply grew. What was once a manageable amount in my cupboard became overwhelming to me every time I cooked. Because I'm short, I had to stand on a stool or jump up on the countertop to get things down from the top, plus I still couldn't see anything! I started looking around my kitchen to figure out another solution and it finally occurred to me to do a hanging shelf inside my pantry door. I have had a shoe pocket organizer hanging there for years with ... [Continue Reading]

Organizing Thanksgiving Dinner

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If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it's a big task! There are a gazillion details to think about, from when to put the food in the oven to setting the table. That's why I created this guideline-to help you plan out Turkey day without stress, even if you haven't done a thing before today! In this segment of Organize Your Life, I share my top tips and timelines for organizing Thanksgiving dinner without losing your mind! 1.  Start with a simple pocket folder. Use it to hold recipes, coupons, print outs, ... [Continue Reading]

Fall To-Do List -The Kitchen


This is from a series I used to do called Live Better Friday. As we head into the weekend and are thinking about Thanksgiving in just a couple of weeks, doing a few simple things in the kitchen will help curb some chaos. I'm working on my own pantry today! Today's list is for one room only-the kitchen. It seems like the hub of every home includes the kitchen and that leads to a lot clutter dumping on a daily basis! So, this Fall to-do has 3 things for you work on in your kitchen.  1.  The Pantry or food ... [Continue Reading]

Organizing Sports and Water Bottles

organizing sports and water bottles

I don't know about you, but I find plastic cups and water bottles frustrating to keep organized. They are awkward, tall, don't stack well, so after a lot of digging through my cupboards to them, I finally had an ah-ha moment! Watch the video to see how I organized all our sports and water bottles! Organizing sports and water bottles in containers will make your life so much better. The container you use only needs to fit the cupboard and be easy to slide in and out, so whether it's plastic or wicker or cardboard, it ... [Continue Reading]

12 Days of Christmas for the Home {Day 8}


For the most part, I don't have a sweet tooth. But, I love to bake and during the holidays I let myself indulge in the normal no-n0's: Egg nog, sugar cookies, peanut butter bon bon's, fudge, and gooey butter cake. In this 8th day of the 12 Days of Christmas for the Home series, it's all about holiday baking.  Do you have family favorites or family traditions that you always make?  I have about 3 staple recipes that I make every year, but I like to try new ones as well.  Since I switched to a Paleo lifestyle this ... [Continue Reading]