July 2014 Sponsor Shout Out

Orchid Duo with Alphabetical Tab Dividers

Summer is speeding past! Can you believe it’s almost August already? And it’s time to send a special Thank You to my fabulous sponsors once again!  These great companies help to make the rest of the posts on Organizing Homelife possible. Read on for details about their great products and be sure to use the reader discounts offered specifically to fans of Organizing Homelife. Are you familiar with the Duo Binder?  It is a combination of a 7 pocket accordion file and a 3-ring binder.  It’s one of my favorite organizing tools. I use it for my Home Management Binder, […]

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Organizer Turned DIYer ~ A Trip to Haven

Becky and Ginny at Haven-1

Last weekend my hubby and I traveled to Atlanta, GA so I could attend the Haven blogging conference.  We went last year, too, but this year we left the kiddos with family and went by ourselves.  It was so nice!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few pics of our trip along the way. Haven is a home and DIY conference where several hundred bloggers gather for a long weekend and take classes to better their skills in the business of blogging and learn new tips for home DIY projects.  Lots of our favorite companies […]

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June 2014 Sponsor Shout Out

Alejandra

It’s time once again to send a special Thank You to my fabulous sponsors!  These great companies help to make the rest of the posts on Organizing Homelife possible. Read on for details about their great products and be sure to use the reader discounts offered specifically for fans of Organizing Homelife. Have you seen the brand new color that has been added to the Duo Binder line?  There is also a giveaway going on this week!  Go here to enter. Are you familiar with the Duo Binder?  It is a combination of a 7 pocket accordion file and a […]

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Brand New Orchid Duo Binder Giveaway!

Orchid Duo Binder Giveaway

Have you heard the news?  So many of you (and me!) are big fans of the popular Duo Binder and I’m so excited to tell you there is a brand new color choice to choose from! If you saw my last post, you may have seen how I used the Orchid Duo to organize my kids’ games.  You can see that post here. I also use the Duo to organize our vacations with my Vacation Planner. The Duo Binder is perfect for my Blog Planner. One of my favorite ways to use the Duo Binder is to organize my Recipe […]

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How to Organize Kids’ Games and a FREE Printable Organizer

How to Make a Game Instructions Binder with FREE Printable

We love games.  We love family game nights and late night fun and games with friends.  Now that our kiddos are growing up, they’re enjoying playing with the games, too.  Unfortunately, they don’t have the same interest in caring for the games as my hubby and I. No matter how much we “encourage” them to put all the parts away when they’re finished playing, it seems like the one thing I constantly find left out are the instructions.  We all know a game is no good if you don’t know how to play it, so keeping the instructions with the […]

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Nexcare Waterproof Bandages Review and Giveaway

Nexcare Waterproof Bandages

This time of year we spend a lot of time outside.  Our winters are long and cold here, so when the weather finally turns nice, we can hardly stay inside. The kids love roller-blading, riding bikes, swimming, and running around. But, along with the fun comes the occasional skinned knee and stubbed toe.  Ahhh, summertime. I was recently contacted by Nexcare Bandages to try some of their waterproof bandages.  We go through bandages like campers go through s’mores, and I thought some of you might be in the same boat, so I decided to try them and let you know […]

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Patio Reveal – From Outdated to Updated

Updated Patio Reveal

If you missed it yesterday, I shared with you how my hubby and I figured out a way to fill the large gaps between our patio blocks to prevent debris from filling up the spaces and constantly looking messy.  Today, I’m showing you how I updated the look of the patio.  This is what the house looked like when we bought it seven years ago. One of the very first things we did was to remove the “S” swirls from the support posts.  They were tucked in between a space in the main supports that created a kind of track.  […]

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Updating an Outdated Patio with Pea Gravel

Updating the Outdated Patio

Seven years ago, my hubby was hired to pastor a church 600 miles away from our family and friends and everything that was familiar to us.  I was nearly seven months pregnant with our fourth child, and I was just starting to get into the groove of homeschooling more than one child.  We knew that we wouldn’t have much help on big projects, so, although we looked at a “fixer-upper”, we opted to buy a house that didn’t need any major work done immediately. There were a number of things that were very outdated, including the bathrooms and kitchen (see […]

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New Finish Dishwashing Products With Less Harsh Chemicals & Free Sample

Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal

A few months ago Finish Dishwashing asked me to check out their new “less harsh chemical” line of dishwashing detergents.  They are Finish® Power & Free™ and Jet-Dry® Power & Free™. I’m not a big fan of using harsh chemical cleaners, so when Finish told me about the hydrogen peroxide action they use in the Power & Free™ line I was interested to try it. I have to tell you that I didn’t expect it to be better than their original formula.  Sometimes the “lite” versions of products don’t seem to work as well.  But this dishwashing detergent rocks even […]

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May 2014 Sponsor Shout Out

Plan to Eat

It’s time once again to send a special Thank You to my fabulous sponsors!  These great companies help to make the rest of the posts on Organizing Homelife possible. Read on for details about their fab products and be sure to use the reader discounts offered specifically for fans of Organizing Homelife. Have you been a long time follower of Organizing Homelife, or are you new here?  If you haven’t seen it before, you should definitely check out the Duo Binder.  If you haven’t seen the Duo before, this binder is so versatile! It is a combination of a 7 […]

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