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Seven Origina Gift Wrapping Ideas | Mocha One of the most exciting things about receiving a gift is the suspense of what might be hidden inside – and then the pleasure of unwrapping it. Rather than just using standard wrapping paper, personalising your gifts by wrapping and decorating them in innovative ways makes them extra special. With the gift giving season now well and truly upon us, here are some original gift wrapping ideas for you to try. Or why not use them as a starting point for inspiration to come up with some gift wrap ideas of your own? A simple but dramatic gift wrapping idea using autumn leaves and brown twine. This woven rainbow gift topper is so bright and cheerful; and a really economical way to gift wrap your presents. There is inspiration to be found for decorating gifts all around your home. Scraps of fabric can be turned into beautiful flowers and ribbons, transforming your gifts into something exquisite. Sticking pom poms in a grid pattern onto plain craft paper is an original way to decorate a gift.

13 Secrets Personal Organizers Would Never Tell You for Free Industry experts reveal the dirty details to help keep your home organized and clean. By Michelle Crouch Also published in Reader's Digest Magazine March 2014 Loading Joshua Scott for Reader's Digest Create 5 piles. When you’re organizing, you should sort everything into five piles: move to another room, donate, give to a specific person, throw away, and, finally, the “marinating” pile. When you’re organizing, you should sort everything into five piles: move to another room, donate, give to a specific person… To make an organizing project go faster: Create rules about what you’re keeping and what you’re discarding. Create rules about what you’re keeping and what you’re discarding. It will always take you at least five times longer to sort through a box of personal papers than you think it will. Avoid lids... ...on laundry baskets, bins, and other containers. ...on laundry baskets, bins, and other containers. Digital Vision/Thinkstock The number one problem for all my clients? iStock/Thinkstock

The Top 10 Resources for DIY + Craft Supplies So many of you have asked me where the best places are to get crafting supplies. I probably purchase about 90% of my supplies online, simply because my weekend travel schedule has been a little bit crazy – and by the time I leave work, most of the stores I love are closed. That said, nothing beats the Garden District or New York Beads and M&J Trimming in Manhattan. In the meantime, I thought I would give you my top 10 online destinations for crafting supplies! They’re in alphabetical order. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

40 Brilliant DIY Organization Hacks How’s that spring cleaning going? Avoiding it in favor of two back-to-back brunches? Sounds familiar. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. What’s the most clever organization hack you’ve ever seen? Lauren Weems is a stylist and floral designer for wedding, commercial, and editorial photo shoots. 19 DIYs For The Artist In You 50 Clever DIY Ways To Organize Your Entire Life DIY Star Lantern Also: ...and 69 more. 10 House Cleaning Hacks That Will Change Your Life DIY Rubber Slime Stretchy, a bit bouncy (not too slimy) and tons of fun to make and play with - this DIY rubber slime is sure to be a hit in your house. This "recipe" is similar to what some are using for a homemade silly putty. I wouldn't quite call this silly putty although it's pretty similar. Silly Putty is more dense than this. I decided to name it Rubber Slime since that's what it reminded us of. You'll need liquid starch, glue (a bit stronger formula than the classroom glue) and food coloring (optional). Pour some glue into a bowl (this glass bowl I used was very easy to clean up) and add food coloring if you're using it. Mix it up well and then add some liquid starch. Start mixing. It will get hard to use a spoon or a stick so you'll have to start using your hands The mixture will start changing as the starch and glue mix together. If your mixture starts to look like this but it still a bit sticky you can let it sit for a bit. It can be stretched out or torn See how it's sticking just a bit?

Over 50 FREE Cleaning and Organizing Printables Are you busy cleaning and organizing this month? I know I am. I use printable pages for many things in my home. I can always find free versions online of some really great printable organizers. Cleaning Organization Labels In the Kitchen Home Management For Health For Kids I am also joining in with a few other ladies today to bring y’all even more organizing fun (it is fun right?). Check out these awesome organizing posts for even more inspiration. I hope y’all enjoyed my list of printables. NEW! Just click on the button below to add this download to your cart. Just click the add to cart button above to download my complete guide to natural cleaning for just $1.99!!

10 Cool Fun New Products From Fred And Friends In Fall 2013 Don't forget to check out the just published exclusive Spring 2014 product photos here. Fred And Friends Fridge Lid Leftover Savers Funny Side Up Owl Egg Shapers Funny Side Up Skull Egg Shapers Moby Pick Appetizer Party Picks Mr. Muffin Top Cupcake Molds Octeapus Tea Infuser Open Sesame Bagel Slicer Roller Notes Sweet Spirits Sugar Shaker Ting Ting Tongs Salad Servers Check It Out