Thursday, May 26, 2011

Organizing Labels

I will start off this post by saying it is HARD to get a house organized when there are people under the age of 18 living in it.  I would also like to add it is near IMPOSSIBLE if you have children AND a husband living in it.  I drool over pictures of neatly organized homes.  And I nod my head when a  fellow blogger reveals the "other side" of know, the side the camera didn't catch! That's real life folks! 

I am not consumed with organizing to the point that I have or want lists of the items I have...I just want to see neat and orderly, and maybe things labelled.  If they were labelled, would the kids (and hubby) abide to the labels?  Maybe if I jumped up and down screaming and hollering enough?  I just don't know....  As I ponder that "would they" question, I found some labels that are FREE to download and/or print!  You can buy blank labels at any store that sells office supplies.  Or can do like I do, and purchase sheets of sticker paper. 

This allows me to print any size or shape sticker I want and not fight with set the computer to print a certain size, format, and direction. 

Better Homes & Gardens has an entire gallery of free printable labels, most of which are editable!
Pantry, shelf, organize, label, storage, kitchen, declutter
Lovin' this pantry! 

Some more pantry labels from
Domestifluff.  Free Printable Labels
Rubber Punkin has some great labels for your pantry, closet, and kids/toy rooms!

and one more....

 Spark Picks offers some great Craft Container labels.

You can also find a huge assortment of free printable blank labels on the Internet.  Just search "free printable labels" and get lost in the variety of labels available. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Herb Gardens

Spring is finally here for most of the in Florida we are oh so close to summer more than we are just getting into Spring.  With spring and summer comes the outdoor parties, picnics, bbqs which will require many herbs to flavor your food, water, and even lemonade.  I have basil planted now...but after looking at all the fantastic herb gardens posted in blog world, I am inspired to plant more!  Here's a few container ideas I love:

Source:  Martha

Source:  Instructables

I think its time to start looking around here and come up with some great containers! What about you?  What do you have to plant in?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Handy Dandy Cook's Helper

These are great to have on hand...mine is stuck to the inside of my spice cabinet!  All it requires is your printing paper of choice and a printer!
Print out on sticker paper like I did, and stick to the inside of a cabinet near your main cooking area.  Stick to a magnet for easy access right on your fridge.  You can laminate these to make them even more durable.  I'm also thinking
MOTHER'S DAY gifts! 

They'd make the perfect companion to bakeware gifts. 
~Laminate and punch a hole in top so you can attach to a ring of teaspoons!
~Make a magnet and add it to a gift basket. 
So many possibilities!

Check out the links below to LollyChops and Martha Stewart...from there you can print out your chart.
LollyChops has 3 adorable ones for you to pick from.  I chose this cute owl!
Cooks' Helpers
Photo via: Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart also has some free charts available as well as a little bit of further instructions.
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