Showing posts with label organization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label organization. Show all posts

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Homework: Back to School Ideas to Make Life Easier

1-Round Up Back to School

Where did the summer go? It seems like a minute ago, the entire summer was ahead of us. I had big plans. I was going to get refreshed, organized and ready for fall. And then in a blink, summer is almost over and I’m not refreshed, organized or ready for fall. Oh well, like it or not, fall is around the corner and it’s back-to-school time.

I love all the back-to-school inspiration. I’m in awe of darling bento box lunches with sandwiches in the shape of animals and wonderful embroidered lunch bags. But for me, I need easy and make-life-easier type projects. Back to school means getting organized and ready for the hectic schedule.

I’ve rounded up some ideas that are easy to achieve and some that will make life a little easier as the school activities take over our lives.

Monday, February 10, 2014

SHOW & TELL: Chalkboard Labels with hometalk & Michaels

Chalkboard Label Jars via homework | carolynshomework.com

Friends… you know when a bunch of really good things come together, well, this is one of those events. Combine: Michaels, hometalk & Pinterest and you get one amazing party.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Etceteras: recipe organization

Organizing: Covered Recipe Binder via homework | www.carolynshomework.comWith the new year always comes a wave of cleaning, purging and organizing. I’m not sure what it is that brings that out in some of us but I’m going to ride that wave for as long as I can. I haven’t had time to tackle some of the larger organizing projects, like cleaning out my closet {sigh… I’ll need a full weekend to tackle that mess} but I did get one little project done and I’m thrilled with the end result.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

INKLING: Lifestyle Crafts Wood Labels {& A Giveaway}

Lifestyle Crafts Wood Labels via homework | www.carolynshomework.comDie Cut, Letterpress, Emboss… oh my! I’m super excited to share this with you. I’m on the Lifestyle Crafts Home and Organization Studio Design Team. I have a giant love of paper and paper crafting and have been wanting to challenge myself by making more detailed and intricate paper projects.

I’ll be slowly learning how to use the Lifestyle Crafts tools and I can’t wait to share all my projects with you. I hope you’ll enjoy learning how to die cut, letterpress and emboss with me. Look for projects specific to Lifestyle Crafts and We R Memory Keepers once or twice a month.

I also have a fun giveaway to celebrate this new venture. Details are at the bottom of the post.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Extra Credit: spring cleaning inspiration

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After the holidays I was gung ho on spring cleaning. I tackled some big jobs like the wood blinds that are all over my house, the screens that have been collecting dirt and dust all winter and dust bunnies that keep multiplying and hiding.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Extra Credit: get organized with Rubbermaid®

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Crafty StorageOver the past few years, I’ve made several storage bins and posted about them. I love to get organized and making little storage bins is a great way to keep clutter at a minimum. I made an E-waste bin to hold dead batteries and other E-Waster until they can be properly disposed of. A pretty blue string box holds craft supplies that I’m currently using. Gift cards are stored in a small paper covered file box and my first roadside rescue displays Washi Tape and craft paint.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Etceteras: fabric covered storage jars

Some craft supplies are too pretty to tuck away in bins and drawers. I love looking at my vintage buttons and scraps of lace and ribbon so I like to keep them in jars.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Show and Tell: a giveaway & craft room snippets

Please welcome homework's newest sponsor D. Lawless Hardware.
More information about D. Lawless Hardware's fantastic selection of clear glass and milk glass knobs and pulls at the end of this post.
 

PLUS, a giveaway you will love!



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I wish I had one of those craft room decor posts to show you. You know, the big, beautiful, clean craft room reveals. One of these days when I clean, organize and revamp my furniture I would love to do that.

In the meantime, I have snippets to show you {aka: close ups so the mess doesn’t show in the photos}. Some of these are things I’ve made in my attempt to be organized and they live in my craft room and are used over and over.

Above: handmade business cards all ready to be sent out with thank you notes or shop orders.


A photo of the cluttered shelf above my desk. I spy five projects that I’ve posted about in this tight shot – not counting the pink birds waiting to be reused in another project. It really is time to clean up a bit…


Jars Collage AMy jar obsession. Plain jars and jars that I’ve embellished. Right side top: Paper Flower Jar Lids. Right side bottom:  Air Mail Jar for stamps


Blog Calendar post scheduleMy bulletin board: Left: skeleton leaf and vintage button tacks   Right: post-it calendar {I can easily move my blog schedule around using post-its}


Eco Chic Paper Collage
Ewaste Bin – to store old batteries and other ewaste until they can be properly disposed of. Blog Contact Rolodex – paper scrap odds and ends made up the alphabet tabs.  Security envelope junk mail scratch paper.


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Odds and ends:  Little yellow birds still in the plastic wrap waiting their turn to be used in a project. A print that I won that says:

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams live the life you imagined.

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 I'm so pleased to tell you about homework's newest sponsor, D. Lawless Hardware.


 
 D.Lawless Hardware is an importer and distributor of cabinet and furniture hardware. Their products include knobs, pulls, hinges, and other hardware. But, what I was so drawn to is their amazing selection of glass knobs. 

Beautiful clear glass and milk glass knobs and pulls to add the perfect touch to cabinets, cupboards and furniture.

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 Look at how beautiful these knobs look on this baby furniture.

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 Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Accessories: button earring holder

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I have a lot of earrings. It’s easy to keep the hoops together by looping them to each other but the dangling and stud earrings are always floating around in my jewelry box. Sometimes I can’t find a matching pair.




I fell in love with this idea that I saw in Real Simple magazine. Buttons as earring holders.




Here’s my version. I glued my buttons onto a piece of ribbon. I may keep some buttons loose but I thought this ribbon would be perfect for travel.



I chose a light weight organza ribbon so the earring would pierce through the fabric.



Vintage buttons with faux vintage chandelier earrings.



Sparkly costume jewelry.



Pretty semi precious and silver earrings.



Turquoise earrings with a mother of pearl button.



And once you’ve paired up all your earrings, roll up the ribbon and you’re ready to travel!  How about you? Do you have an earring organization solution?



Thanks for visiting.

Carolyn

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