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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How to Host a Gingerbread House Workshop

How to Host a Gingerbread House Workshop

Today, I’m so thrilled to have my friend, Leslie, from Goodbye, House! Hello, Home! guest posting on Organizing Homelife!  Leslie is one of the sweetest, funniest people I know.  She has such an encouraging attitude and a huge heart for God.  She is an incredibly talented home stager, interior designer, professional organizer, and has beautiful, crafty ideas.  Today, she’s sharing how to host a gingerbread house workshop! I did something insane. And fun. Insanely fun. I hosted a Gingerbread House Workshop in our basement. It is also called Cafe’ de Sous Sol (basement coffee house). Here’s the room set-up, ready, […]

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Free LEGO Minifigure Holiday Cards

Free Customized Holiday Cards by LEGO

This post brought to you by LEGO. All opinions are 100% mine. Are your kids into LEGOS?  My kids are LEGO fanatics!  Ever since LEGO Friends came out, even my girls are crazy for them.  So when the folks at LEGO asked me to try their online LEGO Minifigure Family holiday cards, I couldn’t resist checking it out. Every year, I send Christmas cards and a family newsletter via snail mail, but I thought it would be fun to send a LEGO card to the LEGO fans in our family, including my kiddos.  It was so simple and fun to […]

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How to Plan a Stress-Free Holiday Party and a Free Printable Planner

Free Holiday Entertaining Planning Printable

This post brought to you by Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to entertain guests.  The festivities create new traditions and lasting memories.  However, if not planned well, holiday parties, dinners, and entertaining house guests can create a lot of stress and frustration. Today I’m going to give you a few tips to make holiday entertaining easier! Plan Ahead with Printables I’m a techie gal and love everything about organizing with my smartphone, online calendars, and digital to-do lists, but there is nothing quite like […]

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155 Stocking Stuffer Ideas Plus Free Printable

Stocking Stuffer Ideas and Free Printable

If you’ve been following my blog, you may be familiar with the list of stocking stuffer ideas and the free printable I shared last year.  I LOVE finding gifts for family and friends, and I thought you might enjoy a brand new list of ideas this year! The list is divided into categories to make it easy to find stocking stuffer ideas for dads, moms, kids, tots, practical ideas, and ideas that would work for almost anyone!  This year I decided to add links for many of the ideas to make it easier for you. Once again, you are welcome […]

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My Easter Wish for You

Happy Easter

I wish you all a very happy and blessed Easter!  This is the most meaningful day of the year for me, so I thought today I would share a little from my heart. Although much of the decor surrounding the Easter holiday is centered around bunnies and chicks, Easter is really a celebration of new life.  New life given by the only One who can give life.  The One who is powerful above all – even death.  Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the day he overcame death and paid the punishment for my sin, for […]

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Deck the Halls: Holiday Organizing & Decorating Pinning Party


It’s December which means Christmas is only a few weeks away!!! To celebrate, the Top Organizing Bloggers have joined together to host our first annual Christmas Pinning Party! Meet the Top Organizing Bloggers! Feel free to click on their pictures to check out their awesome blogs! Ask Anna Becky ~ Clean Mama Becky ~ Organizing Made Fun Ginny ~ Organizing Homelife Laura – Org Junkie Leanne ~ Organize and Decorate Everything Leslie ~ Goodbye House, Hello Home Toni ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons   Link up to the party and each of us will pin our favorite posts each […]

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas ~ Subscriber Freebie

125 Stocking Stuffer Ideas Mini

Last year, I wrote a series called, The Twelve Days of Christmas Planning.  One of the most popular posts in that series was the list of Stocking Stuffer Ideas.  There are more than 125 ideas separated into categories such as “Tot Stuffers, Kid Stuffers, Teen Stuffers, Dad Stuffers, Mom Stuffers, Anybody Stuffers, etc.” So many of you liked the list that I decided to make a printable list of all the stocking stuffer ideas.  (If you would like to see what’s on the list, you can check out the original post here).   Originally, this list was only available to […]

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Mantle Decor ~ Patriotic Theme {with Free Printable}


One of my very favorite holidays is the 4th of July.  I’m from the Philly area, and Independence Day is a huge celebration there.  It seems like there’s a parade in every town. I thought it was a holiday that Americans all over the country celebrated in a big way – until I moved away from Philly.  Unfortunately, where I live now there isn’t a parade to be found for at least 30 miles. So, I decided this year I was going to bring some patriotism to my own home! I have a very long mantle in my family room […]

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Our Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

The other day I posted about what I really want for Mother’s Day.  I thought about all the cute gifts kids usually make for their moms and I got a bit sentimental thinking about the real “gifts” of our special day. So, instead of offering you more ideas for Mother’s Day gift giving, I thought I would share how I am spending the day with my family. We live far away from our extended family and don’t often get to celebrate holidays together. So my hubby and I have had to create new traditions, change old ones and plan ways […]

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