Monday, August 24, 2009

Organization Station!

Like a dark cloud on a sunny day…it’s coming.  School will be starting soon, so I’ve gone into “nest” mode.  So, I’m feverishly getting projects around and organizing up a storm.

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I ordered this vinyl calendar from Sayitwithstyle on Etsy.  I am madly in love with it.  It’s actually printed in reverse, so there’s no lines to contend with when I erase a doctor’s appointment I missed or a bake sale that I didn’t make anything for.

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The baskets were 1/2 off at Jo Ann’s for $5.00!! I almost spent $25.00 for EACH at an online store a few months ago.  Glad I waited!  These will house my kids’ library books and all that excess paper work they bring home.

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Of course, they’re just meshy enough to be able to show off my collection of file folders.  Oh, the choices.  The pen holder was actually a bright purple locker basket from Target.  I spray painted it (duh) and rigged it to the wall with some screws.

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I am madly, madly in love with this view from the back door.  It says, “This house is organized!” as you step over the pile of shoes to get to the kitchen.

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OH wait.  I feel like something is missing.  Oh yeah…labels.  Otherwise, how will they ever know?

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Don’t forget that you can still enter the fabulous giveaway from Rhonda!  It doesn’t end until Wednesday!

77 comments:

a girl in a gorilla suit said...

super cute. i love it!

joanns-here i come!

southerninspiration said...

that looks REALLY cool!!!! Love all the folders AND that vinyl calendar!!

Suzanne

Heather said...

Love it! In case you ever need more cute file folders- check Target and Michaels $1.00/2.50 section!

The Momma said...

AGGH. Stop showing me cute stuff! I already staged my home and was put on a spending freeze. I just want to BUY!

Stop, just stop.

Oh and I didn't shave my head. But since I basically do everything you tell me to. It was a close one.

But no, I'll be rockin the green to parent orientation night. :)

Senora Muertos said...

I am so jealous! I dream of being that organized and it's stylishly cute too!

Jenglamgirl said...

I have a dry eraser board that you fill in too. It holds to 5x7 pics and has a cute saying. I love it! YOURS IS JUST AWESOME and that whole organized wall is fab. I love your mud room, where's mine? lol! great job mom!

Southern Fried Gal said...

My BBC just started kindergarten and I realized with all the papers going back and forth that we need something like this. Thanks for not making me create it all by myself! Love it!

Kari said...

Love it. Jealous now. Want to run to Joann's and get those baskets :o)

Cathy said...

I wish I had a back door area like yours.. I love it.

Jenglamgirl said...

sorry I meant "two" as in the number 2! I HATE TYPOS!

Maman Tattoo said...

I started plaining our meals (so that we dont waste any food...) and I would need something like that vinyl board. Thanks for showing!

I love the view too!

LacyHolly said...

I LOVE it! I can't wait until I have kids and can have an adorable organized message center like that! :)

Kristen said...

Fantastic! But you are missing a little white box. Seriously, too cute.

Stacia Howard said...

SOOOOo cute!
Totally jealous! I am no where near an organized person. Never have been. Things are SLOWLY, yes, slowly getting better. But the slower the better it sticks...right?? Yeah, that's what I thought! ;)
I love love it! How do you do it??

Centsational Girl said...

Oh my goodness, I love this ! I am so inspired. My daughter has already brought home so much paperwork after only three days of kindergarten, and I'm drowning. This looks like the perfect solution !

Brenda said...

My dream. Great job

Mrs. Montoya said...

GORGEOUS! I want to be you and live in that space in your house for a day. I just LOVE that. Love it, love it, love it. The folders make it - thank you for sharing. Too cool!

HouseMama said...

Oh - that vinyl calendar is absolutely perfect. Your post about the kitchen cabinets/baskets encouraged me to reorganize my cabinets, but I still can't find anything because I don't have the cute labels yet.

Must.get.cute.labels.

TanyaLea said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!
Love it! :)

3 Blessings said...

Love it!
Blessings,
Amy

Beth said...

This is adorable. I'm madly in love with your mudroom too. I need to check out that calendar. It's perfect!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That wall looks like it was the perfect place to put your organizational items. I love the folders - so colorful. That whole area there is so pretty.

Girl with the Curlz said...

What a cute idea. Love what you did.

Stacey said...

Clever! I am in love with the calendar idea! Thanks for sharing.

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

love it!! especially the labels :-)

Lindsey said...

oh my goodness I just love this organization! What great ideas you have! :)

Rachel said...

I really like the calendar! Might have to make one myself!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I think your backdoor is so neat you should have everyone visit there first! If your classroom is anything close to being like your house ....you have some lucky lil students! Ever thinking of moving down south and teaching?....Have a great one and love the baskets!

Lil' Woman said...

Soooo cute...I love all the cute things/ideas you have! : )

Misty said...

Fabulous! I made my own calendar/dry erase thing with stencil blanks and artist tape and placed it in a large frame. I might just have to show it on my blog soon. LOve your mudroom too, wish I had one!

Susan Crabtree said...

looks great!

Nikki Cogg said...

Loooooove this!! I need one of those stations just for my husband, myself, and the dog! So inspiring you are... I could really use one of those calendars, I'm going to go check out the etsy store. Thanks for posting this!

Tonya said...

I love the calender...I am off to investigate and get me one!

Valencia said...

What a wonderful idea for school. I can never keep up with all those papers...lol The calendar is SOO cute! Gotta get one....

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

It looks great! I want one of those calendar things. I’ve already checked out the site and have it book marked. I know what you mean about nesting b4 school starts back, only I don’t have children (yet). I’m the one going back to school. My house is a mess and it’s driving me crazy. I’m really bad about picking house work over studying so I need to get everything done b4 Thursday so I don’t procrastinate on homework to do house work.


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Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I am so jealous of this area in your house. I have always wanted to have a nice organized area like that. Now I am trying to think of a place in my house where I can do something like that --- maybe my next house?

Anonymous said...

You are so organized, girl! And it's looks really cute to boot. My next house will have a mudroom all organized like that.

Amy
abf3615@aol.com

Letti said...

I love this. I just tried ordering this but it says it can't be shipped to the United States? I even tried doing it twice?

Anne said...

Fantastic! Looks like a photo from a magazine!

Anne

Pink Stitches said...

Brilliant!
I so want to tour your lovely house!
I love a bit of brilliant organisation that is also fab to look at, loving the file folders. Another great project :o)
Cara

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I'm just loving the folders! Too cute for words.

Lisa Anne said...

That looks amazing. I like the cabinets with the hooks and cubbys to hang your backpacks and jackets. I wish I had a room like that. Are they called "mud rooms?" You did an awesome job. So those mesh hangin things, I found them at the Dollar Tree. Do you have a Dollar tree in your area? They even have the cup holders.

Merritt said...

Too cute! I'm totally ordering that calendar. Question though, where did you get the frame? Is it just a regular frame painted that color? Custom order? Deets girl!

Brenda said...

I really like this idea of the calendar. I went to her Etsy shop and looked at it. Trying to decide where on earth I'd put it! Thanks for the tip.
Brenda

Sointula Community Church said...

Love,love, love your blog and all the organization. Just a'm catching form holidays and am as fanatical as you are, in fact I can't settle to a new project until everything is organized again. Kitchen cupboards are ace. Have a gret day.
Sandy

Kelli said...

Can you please tell me where to get those cute file folders. I have a project that I'm getting ready to do and some cute folders would make it that much better.

Grace said...

I love it! I need something like that in our den.

Dee Dee said...

Mmmm I love organization. Cute cute ideas, and might have to get myself a calendar! :)

writing4612 said...

It looks awesome, girl!

Robin said...

I'm always a sucker for great organization and pretty to boot. Love what you have done.

Diana said...

You are so super-talented. I love this "organization station"...so clever!

Country Dreaming said...

LOVE IT ALL!

Melinda

Let it Shine said...

Super CUTE!~!

Richella said...

You AMAZE me. My goodness, this is great. I need to get some organizing done around here--what inspiration!

By the way, I linked to you today in a post about teachers' gifts. I'm telling you, I think you're wonderful.

Happy nesting and back-to-schooing!

Wendy said...

That looks fantastic! I wish I had a place for something like that, but I cant think of anywhere!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

LOVE THIS!! :) I really like that schedule!

Kim said...

I want to live in your house - or maybe even just the mudroom! I would pay you to come organize my home-to-be...are you sure you want to go back to teaching?!?!?!

Mary Beth said...

it's perfect! (and my little boy's name is Jackson so I'm living vicariously through you, pretending like this is my mud room)

Nici said...

Adorable! Just found your blog through blogfrog and am definitely subscribing! You have great ideas!

aurora said...

That's way to cute and amazing for words!!!

Misty said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

Saucy said...

Labels!! I use them so much my husband's nickname for me sometimes is "Labels"!!

Great entry way, love it.

MaryRC said...

very cute as usual! great job and looks great with your new mud room..

Nancy said...

Be still my heart... organizing... give me a day to organize and I am in heaven.Love your idea. Might have to find a little somewhere in my little house for that!

sarah m said...

That is so cute! And you're right, it totally looks nice & organized. Perfect! :)

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

wow this looks great! i seriously need some good organization tips

this may sound like a silly question but can you tell me how you mounted them up to the wall? (everytime i try to get something to stay on the wall it falls later ..gr..)

Becky said...

I love this. It is practical, pretty, and fun. You did a great job.

Barbara said...

i love this! I am going to go get the calendar :) Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas.

Bugzmommy said...

I am SO borrowing this from you! What a great idea!!! Love, love, LOVE the mesh pockets that show off the super cute folders. Great organization!

Pauline said...

I am getting ready to make me a "home work" station and got me 4 of those baskets from Jo Ann's. I was wondering where you got those lables. Would you mind sending me an email and letting me know? I would greatly appreciate it. My email is: Pauline@Tinkertoys.net
Thank you SO much!
Pauline R.

Amy said...

I crave organization, but never quite get there. Love your wall!!

michellejohnnie said...

I linked to this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

**Amy** said...

I love this! I recently posted about an organizing bulletin board that I made for my kids and this very thing. And now I am thinking I need to add some baskets as well. Darn...I was just at JoAnn's! I guess I will have to go back!

thigiru said...

i love your posts.

Mary said...

I just recently stumbled onto your blog while searching for ideas to create our home office, and I'm soo glad that I did. Your Organization Station is soo pretty. Looks like a page from a decorating magazine. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you don't mind but I'm linking to you from my blog http://womanonamission1968.blogspot.com/2009/10/join-me-on-my-journey-to-set-up-our.html

Cathy said...

That is fabulous!

The Tucker's said...

I loved the calendar so much I ordered me one, I was wondering if you put yours on glass in the frame or plexiglass?

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