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Shower Organization As a general rule, I am not a fan of brass fixtures so when we moved into this house I couldn’t wait to replace the brass shower curtain. When my husband put in the more decorative one, he moved the old one to the back of the shower temporarily. It stayed there for a while until one day it occurred to me that it would be a great place to hang some of our many shower puffs and the basket of the kid’s bath toys. I pulled out a few shower curtain hooks and now it’s all nice and organized! All you need is a cheaper shower rod and some extra hook-style curtain hangers. Simple and cheap! Random Update: After seeing this pinned on Pinterest, my cousin wrote me and told me that perhaps we should just quit hoarding shower loofahs. Linking up on:

Little Lucy Lu: Ladder Laundry Rack I am SO excited about my latest "project" ... it's kinda a long one. ....But it'll be worth it. :-) Are you ready??? OK, so to preface this I need to remind you that I am a TALL gal. 5 feet 11 inces, to be exact. And my legs take up a great deal of those 71 inches. But it is also relatively hard to find ... and more importantly - KEEP! I can't tell you how many times I have "ruined" my just-barely-long-enough jeans by putting them in the dryer And therein lies my problem. Let me put this in pictures ... This is what my laundry room looks like most days: Jeans, pants, and various other dryer unfriendly articles of clothing hung on the coat hooks and any other hooks I can find (like the one inside my ironing board cabinet door). I NEED a drying rack. Enter: this old wooden ladder. Which I painted turquoise blue (the same turquoise blue I used on the trunk on the front porch!)... And then I sanded and scuffed and stained it up a little bit ... and screwed some hooks in four spots. And THEN ... P.S.

Getting My Household Back on Track - Raising ArrowsRaising Arrows I’m going to share something that is pretty raw. Something I really don’t like people to see…at least not like this. These are photos of our house just a few weeks ago. WARNING: These photos are scary. These were taken all on the same day with my iPhone as I was explaining to my husband (who was at work) that life here at home had taken a huge step backward and I wasn’t sure how to fix it. I was feeling like I had gone back in time about 8 years when I had only littles and my life felt very chaotic. The kids’ rooms were always a mess. I couldn’t even begin to concern myself with what was down there when what was upstairs was nowhere near where it should be. And who did I think I was, standing before a crowd of homeschool moms, telling them how to have a well-ordered household?! The very next day, Mystie Winckler contacted me about her new ecourse, Simplified Organization. Simplified Organization has been a breath of fresh air in our home. raisingarrows

Color Code Keys A Bubbly Life is on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, would LOVE for you to join me there! On Leap Day, I announced A Bubbly Life's Pinterest Project- One Pin At A Time I chose one I desperately needed- coding my keys so I can identify them! I do not know if this will prevent the discussion- Where are My Freaking Keys?! My Pinspiration was a post from the lovely blog Happiness is...To Each Their Own. who did a glitter key- But I did not have glitter or glue and did not want to buy any, so I decided to use my new Spring colors set of nail polish I had! I did two coats on each side. I had to include one of the outtakes- my little helper kept grabbing my props & knocking them over, thank you for your patience cutie! More easy DIYS! Glitter Vase

How to Microwave Gourmet Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag Peeeeee-yew! I’m done with the stinky stench of microwave popcorn. Actually, I haven’t popped a single bag of that toxic smelling stuff in years since I hate the thought of being swindled by a stank bag of greasy kernels. That’s right people, I’m calling foul on microwave popcorn since it’s a reeking wallet rip off. Doing the mathy math, microwave popcorn costs around $22.65 for 12 boxes with 3 packets per box (source Amazon) — that’s an eye-popping $3.53 per pound! Sure, you may think you’re paying all that delicious cash for a magic metal-lined bag that pops better kernels and cooks your corn more evenly. Now let me pop the big question: have you ever recycled your leftover microwave popcorn bags? Speaking of waist, do you know how many calories are contained in those popcorn flavor packets? Act II Popcorn Ingredients: Popcorn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Annatto Color. Fish? Step One: Get a brown paper bag Step Two: Bag your popcorn

Printable Pantry Labels in a Vintage Chalkboard Style With the vintage chalkboard herb and spice jar labels being a big hit, my friends over at generously invited me to share the coordinating pantry labels with their blog readers in addition to you all here. I worked to make a full kit with a broad range of items for this vintage chalkboard pantry label design. I want you to have a label for every item in your pantry, right? I am wishing I could invite you all over to look inside my cupboards as it is the pantry I have always dreamed of. Organized, thorough and oh so stylish. As some of you know, I am gluten-free. These labels are ready to print, trim and apply to all of your pantry jars. Hanging Basket Garden We have a sweet little backyard at our new house but with a rambunctious puppy and a curious two-year-old, many of my efforts to plant things in the ground have been thwarted. Well, more like dug up, chewed up, and pulled apart. I was determined to have some sort of herb garden so I got smart and came up with my own version of a vertical garden. I used supplies I already had on hand and bought herbs and flowers that would take the same amount of sun. I put this together on a Sunday afternoon and have enjoyed it from my kitchen window all week! 1. This is a great project for renters, apartment dwellers, or anyone who wants to enjoy just a little bit more greenery. Use this same idea in your studio to house crafting supplies, store your fruits and vegetables where you can see them in your kitchen, or add it to your bathroom to store toilet paper and washcloths. 1. This is a great project for renters, apartment dwellers, or anyone who wants to enjoy just a little bit more greenery.

25 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier Here are clever ideas to make life easier. To see the complete list of 25 go here. You can pin the pics directly to Pinterest by hovering your mouse over the pic then clicking the “pin it”! Via: Why didn’t I think of that?! Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Supposedly you can remove crayon masterpieces from your TV, computer screen, or walls with WD40 – I’m not going to try it though! Via: Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: Add this item to your beach bag. Via: Attach a velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys. Via: Look up! Via: Gotcha! Via:

Magnetic Storage Today we wanted to share a cute idea for organizing your kitchen spices. With every new recipe we end up collecting a new spice or two. Having all these options available is perfect for adventurous cooking but it can leave your kitchen cabinets looking cluttered! We decided to make our new spice storage magnetic so it could adhere to the side of a refrigerator, and we found these cute clear containers so you can easily see how much of each spice you have on hand. Here's a before + after comparison. They're easier to store and easier on the eyes! Step 1: Trace your container (we got ours here) onto a sheet of magnetic paper.

{Everything} In A Jar - Handmade Gifts With just a little over 10 weeks until Christmas, it is already time to start thinking about gifts! The more gifts that can be taken care of ahead of time, the easier the holiday season will be. I came up with a really fun idea that can be customized to pretty much any person or occasion called: {Everything} In A Jar Today, I am going to show you the ones I made for teachers! {energy} in a jar Peanuts White Chocolate Hot Drink Mix Suisse Mocha Latte Mix White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Energy Bar Milk Chocolate Truffles {pampering} in a jar Cozy Socks Sunshine Daisy Lotion Sunshine Daisy Fragrance Spray Moisture Rich Hand Creme Soothing Massage Bar Soap Eye Treatment Cream Facial Scrub Lip Balm {refreshment} in a jar Facial Cleaning Towelettes Wrinkle Release Spray Disposable Mini Toothbrushes Tide To Go Mini Pen Peppermint Gum Peppermint Altoids Mini Brush and Mirror Combo The first step for assembly is to stuff the goodies into the jars. I designed some labels to print off and put on the jars. Beef Jerky Nuts