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

10.23.2012

Magnets for Kids` Masterpieces

Last week I did a simple project. I made some magnets to display my kids` latest masterpieces on the fridge......



I had some magnetic picture frames that were empty, so I made the text on my computer & printed it off, then cut then to fit in my frames. 



To jazz them up a bit, I added a strip of washi tape to the top and bottom of my text before slipping them into the frames......



My daughter`s......



My son`s......



Now they have their very own magnet to display their new pictures!


See how else I display their artwork in this post.

What do you do with your child`s artwork???

5.25.2012

DIY Kids' Artwork Board

Since I have 2 young kids (my son is 4 & my daughter is 2), our fridge is home to all their crayon pictures and other artwork. Since I am all about them being creative, I wanted to make a place for them to hang more in our basement playroom. Here's what I made...



My husband had some scrap pieces of hardwood in the basement, so I took a long strip that was destined for the trash & some clothespins to spray paint.




The long piece of wood got about 6 coats of glossy white paint & the clothespins only needed 2 coats of aqua blue spray paint.




I didn't take a picture of the next step, but I just added the clothespins with hot glue.




(Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest, these were taken in the basement....at night.




With my son starting kindergarten this fall, I think this will be a great place to display all those larger paintings and craft things that kids make in school.




It also helps fill up some of the blank space that was above the couch in the basement...




My son saw it up today is he has already started making new pictures to hang up on it!




I think it fits right in with our basement play room...




2.14.2012

organize me #10- Household Binder

So a few weeks ago, I decided to make up a household binder for our family.
And I had waaaayyyy too much fun putting it together. I may have some OCD tendencies...


Want to take a look?


The cover:


I used some of my left-over patterned paper from the Project Life kit I bought last year. 
I love the bright colours & simple design, so it was perfect for the binder!

{I took these photos outside on a grey day, so the colours are a bit washed-out in the photos. The colours are brighter in real life!}





The spine...


I put everything in page protectors because I knew the pages would need them since this will be used almost daily. And after I took all the pictures, I added tabs for each section for easier use.

Each section has a title page where I added a strip of the circle pattern paper from my Project Life kit. I haven't scrapbooked since last fall, so I loved bringing out my paper cutter & adhesive for this project!! haha!


Section for Important Numbers:



I have a page where I listed all the home & cell phone numbers for our families. And then I made a page to keep all the numbers for doctors, hospitals, the dentist, etc. and some emergency numbers.


I have a baseball card page there to hold business cards.
and then there's a
section to keep track of important dates:


I printed these 2 pages from Tip Junkie. I love having all the birthdays & anniversaries here by month...


On the left page I printed off a 2012 calendar from this site.

Then I have a section for Emergency Information:


I have a sheet with all the numbers to call in case of emergency- medical numbers and the numbers to call if there is an issue with one of our utilities. I also put down our cell numbers again, in case we had someone watching our kids, our numbers are listed in a few different areas.

Then I found some info on Fire Escape Planning that I printed off...


Then I printed off a bunch of sheets of information to use in different emergencies-

Asthma info (our little girl has asthma), and some info on choking...


...info on cuts & info on burns...


... then a reference page of CPR basics...

Then the next section is Babysitter Notes:


I printed off a couple of these pages from Tip Junkie in case we ever have someone besides a family member watch our kids...



My son will be going to Kindergarten in the fall, so I made a section for School Information:

This is where I can keep all the important papers that the school sends home.

I made up a page to jot down the basic info...



Next is the Church Stuff section:


I made up this page to jot down the numbers for people in our ward we may need to contact & I have a spot to write in the numbers of our home teachers & my visiting teachers. This is also where I stuck in the slips we have for our home teaching & visiting teaching assignments.

And I put in the current Primary newsletter as well...


A section of Things To Do! A spot for to-do lists, etc.


Travel checklists for packing & a place to put papers of reservations & itineraries, plans, etc!


The Birthday Party Plans section...


I made up some papers to write in my ideas for my kids' birthday parties this year...


And then I made a section to write in Gift Ideas for future reference!


Probably my fave part is the back where I added these little folders to store things!


I found them at the dollar store, so I bought one for each member of our family & printed our names onto the label stickers.

They are great to store in info for registrations or things that need to be added to the kids' baby books, etc, etc!



I also made a Table of Contents for the front pocket...

I've LOVED using this binder for the past couple of weeks! 
I don't know why I didn't make one sooner!!

How do YOU keep your family organized??




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1.30.2012

organize me monday #9

For today's little organization project, I'm going to share how I re-organized my discs of pictures.

I like to use cds to back up my photos. I organize my pictures by date on my computer & before I erase photos from the camera cards, I burn them onto a disc.

A couple years ago I bought a couple cd storage boxes from Ikea. 
I think they were around $6 for the pack of 2......




I have had the pair at our computer desk to hold all the discs of our photos & other discs of computer stuff. 
I like hiding all that stuff away.



I used to have the cds in jewel cases & I used to make up labels on the computer for each disc of pictures. 
But I started slacking & stopped using jewel cases. And then eventually it was looking like this......




My solution??

I had these stick on tabs that I found at the grocery store for a couple bucks & I cut down some sheets of green cardstock to the size of the cd envelope sleeves.

And I made up some dividers for all the discs.




Then I labeled each tab with a extra-fine-tipped sharpie.

I bought a pack of cd sleeves from Walmart & used those for all the loose discs, as well as the ones that used to be in the jewel cases.

I loved filing away all my discs by year & I also made some tabs for: computer discs, games, and  camera discs.




I eliminated lots of bulk, by just using the cd sleeves intead of jewel cases. I was able to fit everything from 2 boxes into just 1!

It was such an easy way to get every thing all organized again & I think this was a really simple solution to make every thing really easy to find!



So, how do YOU organize your photos??




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