DIY Projects, Organization

10 Minute Jewelry Wall Organizer

This project seriously took me 10 minutes and it’s not only really pretty but very functional for me also. I used an approx. 8″ piece of 2×4 and wrapped it with some scrap fabric I had. I glued the fabric to the back and the used a staple gun on it. Then I drilled holes in the bottom of the block (through the fabric) in the locations I wanted the hooks to be and then screwed in the hooks. I also put a picture frame hook on the back to secure it the wall with. So very simple and now all my most worn necklaces are an easy reach.

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Kitchen Counter Mail & Book Organizer

If you live in a small kitchen like I do, organization is key when setting up your work flow. This simple kitchen counter organizer has been a wonderful place to catch our incoming and outgoing mail but also to store my Family Management Binder and favorite recipe books.

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Quiet Your Nursery Room Door Sewing Tutorial

Let sleeping dogs lie… I expect the same rule applies to sleeping babies. In preparation for our first I went thought it would be a good idea to make the noisy metal latch on the door quieter. It doesn’t remove the sound of the door closing completing because you can still hear the sound of the actual door hitting the stopper around the frame, but the metal-on-metal noise is no longer.

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Newborn Baby Bracelets

With our first little one on the way it’s safe to say that the WHOLE family is ecstatic. We decided on the name Taylor Paige Broderick which is sort of a mesh of family names. Her middle name “Paige” was taken from my middle name which is also “Paige”, and her first name was taken from my husband’s middle name, “Taylor”, which also happens to be his mother’s maiden name.

Well all the parents have been sending us our old baby clothes, blankets, stuffed animals, toys, books and so much more. Who knew they even had any of this stuff still? Well one of the things my mother-in-law found was both her’s and my husband’s newborn baby bracelets that they wore home from the hospital. So, one bracelet said Taylor and was said Broderick. Each with their last name on them. So the idea here is that she’ll have the same newborn baby bracelets her father and grandmother wore home from the hospital. I just thought this was so cute!

Both bracelets needed to be restrung and I had to sort of guess on the size (though I did find out with some quick online research that most newborns’ wrists are about 4 inches around), but the bracelets tuned out wonderfully. I did change the blue beads to pink on one and added pink to the other. Both were originally all blue beads.

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