Elf on the Shelf Free Printable Planner Calendar

Elf on the Shelf Planner Calendar

One tradition our family loves at Christmas is to celebrate advent – the coming of the King.  We read our favorite advent books each year (see my review here), but we’ve also jumped on the Elf on the Shelf bandwagon and laugh at silly elf antics.  Pinterest is loaded with ideas from other elf owners to inspire your elf to get into mischief have fun after your littles have gone to bed. When we started doing the Elf of the Shelf thing, I had a hard time keeping up with the great ideas.  Some of them are SO funny, but […]

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Organizing and Styling a Bookcase ~ Top Organizing Bloggers Family Room Tour

Updating and Styling a Built-in Bookcase

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may know that I work alongside some other fabulous organizing bloggers fairly regularly.  We are working together once again to take you on tours of our homes to inspire you on your journey of getting organized! Yesterday I showed you an outdated built-in bookcase in a little recessed corner of my family room.  I have wanted to update it for a long time and I’m thrilled with the results! This built-in seemed to be more of an eyesore and “random stuff collector” than anything, and I thought about closing it […]

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Updating a Built-In Bookcase

Preparing to Paint the Outdated Bookcase

Did I ever tell you that when my hubby and I were house hunting we found our home in three days? Well, we did, and it was really a miracle how it all worked out.  (Long story warning…feel free to skip down past the first picture) If you don’t already know it, my husband is a pastor. We were in the process of being hired at our church when I was pregnant with our fourth child. We looked extensively online for housing in the city where the church is, but weren’t coming up with anything we liked. It is 600 […]

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Organized Kitchens Home Tour with Top Organizing Bloggers

Organized Kitchens Home Tour with the Top Organizing Bloggers

Do you love home tours as much as I do?  I just love gleaning ideas and inspiration from others.  Today, the Top Organizing Bloggers have teamed up to bring you the Organized Kitchens Home Tour. We’ll each be sharing a space in our kitchens to inspire you!  Today, I’ll be sharing my kitchen command center. Check out the links to the other blogs at the end of this post. About two years ago, I came across the idea of storing important paperwork in a kitchen cabinet.  Actually, the idea wasn’t totally new to me since my mother-in-law had been keeping […]

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August 2014 Sponsor Shout Out & Labor Day Sale

Organizing Pots & Pans with Glideware

Summer is basically over! I can’t believe how fast it flew by, and now school has started! Before you know it, those beautiful fall colors will be popping out everywhere.  And, it’s time once again to tell you about all my fabulous sponsors!  These great companies help to make the rest of the posts on Organizing Homelife possible. I also have great news for you!  I’m having a Labor Day sale in my shop for two days only.  Today and tomorrow you can get 30% off everything in my Printables Shop!  There are brand new calendars and planners available, so […]

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Printable Homeschool Planner ~ The Expansion Pack

Printable Homeschool Planner Expansion Pack via Organizing Homelife

Over the last three years, I have received many requests from readers to share how I organize our homeschool with my Homeschool Planner. I am about to enter my eleventh year of homeschooling my children and have tried many methods of planning over the years.  I have made my own schedules and printables along the way and tweaked them over the years to make planning simpler and more complete. The Homeschool Planner with the Expansion Pack is very detailed, and will save you a LOT of frustration later on if you use it now.  Not only will it help you […]

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LAST CHANCE Back to School Organizing Printables Bundle Sale


I hope you are enjoying your weekend and the last few weeks of summer.  This is a reminder that today, August 9, is the LAST DAY for you to grab the organizing printables in the Back to School bundle sale.  The sale ends at midnight tonight, so don’t miss it! What’s included in the Back to School Printable Bundle? You will receive 9 exclusive printable pdf kits (93 pages) in this fabulous bundle. The digital files can be printed out & used in planners, home management binders or even placed on your fridge.A Bowl Full of Lemons – First Day […]

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Homeschool Planner – How to Organize Your Homeschool

Organized Homeschool Planner New

In just a few weeks I will begin my eleventh year of homeschooling my kids.  I can hardly believe I just typed those words.  It’s crazy how fast the time has gone! Over the years, I’ve picked up a thing or two about homeschooling and finally feel like I know what I’m doing.  In the beginning I was so insecure and was afraid I would “break” my kids or fail miserably and deprive them of intellectual learning opportunities.  By God’s grace, I have grown in confidence and have enjoyed watching my kids grow and learn.  And amazingly, they are doing […]

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Back to School Organizing Printables Bundle by 9 Top-Notch Bloggers ~ 1 Week ONLY

Back 2 School Printable Bundle

I am thrilled to bring you a brand new bundle of organizing printables for Back to School season.  My good friends, Toni (A Bowl Full of Lemons) and Becky (Clean Mama) brought us the hugely popular “Printable Love” bundle back in February, and they’ve done it again with this bundle! These brand new, never before seen creations were designed by nine of the most talented bloggers online. This bundle has everything you need to start the school year off right. From menu planning, chores, and schedules, to first day of school pictures, labels and beyond. It’s all included in this […]

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#FinishMoms $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Finish Power & Free #FinishMoms

Over the last few months, I’ve been testing and reviewing Finish® Power & Free™ Dishwasher tabs.  I have used Finish® detergent for the last seven years, and am brand loyal because it’s a great product.  I am always interested in trying new products, but when one works so well, why change it? So what’s “new” with Finish® Brand?  Their new Power & Free™ formula offers the same great cleaning power you’ve come to expect, but is now made with less harsh chemicals.  Since my kids help to clean up after each meal, it makes me feel great to know that […]

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