• Easier meal planning with food inventory sheets. Free printable. Household binder printable. Great resource.
    Meal Planning,  Organization

    Meal Planning Made Easier: Part 2

    Today I will be sharing with you part two of my Meal Planning Made Easier series. If you are new, WELCOME, and feel free to read part one and snag a free copy of my Weekly Meal Planner here.  Mom Brain Meets Grocery Store: We’ve all been there…standing in an aisle at the grocery store racking our brains trying to remember what else we need from the store. There is likely a screaming toddler wanting a snack or a preschooler knocking things off the shelf. Stress and overwhelm builds as you will every molecule of your existence to remember WHAT. THE. HECK. DID. I. NEED?!?! In a huff, you get…

  • Easy to use meal planning printable. Free printable. Easy meal planning.
    Kitchen,  Meal Planning,  Organization

    Meal Planning Made Easier: Part 1

    Feeding the family is one of the most basic items on our to-do list as moms. Each day tiny people come to us needing us to make them food and sometimes that can be an overwhelming task. There can be incredible pressure to make sure it is home cooked, healthy, or organic and most basic of all…there.  We have all answered “I don’t know” to the question of “What’s for Dinner?” But preparing food for your people doesn’t have to be a stress-inducing panic each night. I have found that by taking a few minutes each week to sit down and plan out the meals for the week I can…

  • Intentional goal planning
    Favorite Organization Tools,  Favorites,  Organization

    Intentional Goal Planning

    I have always been a person that thrives with a to-do list but I am also a person who always feels the need to do ALL the things. Because of these quirky character traits of mine, in the past I have struggled with sticking to my goals. I have always been motivated by the momentum goal planning and the new beginning of the new year. I would often come up a million and one things I  was certain to get done in the coming year. I always felt driven and excited and I would carefully write my goals out somewhere…a journal, this blog, etc. And then, like many others, I…

  • Organization

    Target Dollar Section Finds

    If I could I would easily spend my entire paycheck at Target. I seriously love everything in that store. Thankfully [I suppose] Target isn’t even close to being part of my daily drive so I am usually able to easily keep the temptation at bay. But luckily for me, work today took me by our local Target and well, with it being right there, I mean I had no choice but to stop.  As any good Target shopper does, I stopped first at the always-wonderful Dollar section. Now allow me to give a bit of background to perhaps help you understand my excitement about today’s finds… I have been working…

  • Organization

    Developing a Paper Management System

    The longest lasting organizational project you will ever take on is…P.A.P.E.R. The fact is every day new documents come into our possession, magazines, bills, cards of various importance, etc. And at the end of the day if you are lacking a good organizational method for management you might just get lost in it all. Here it is readers…my shameful paper piles The first steps to organizing is to find a general system that works for you. Here are some of the systems I have used over the years: 1. The Accordion File System: www.walmart.com Why it worked for me: At the time I was living in an apartment with only rent and a…

  • Organization

    Making Scrap Fabric Useful Again

    Pictured below is my scrap fabric drawer. As a crafter, this is my dump drawer where I send all of my “oh-I-will-totally-use-that-again-someday” pieces. Over the last year I have been dropping bits and pieces of left over fabric from all my completed projects into this bin with hopes of returning one day and being struck with a genius crafting idea that could make use of random bits of fabric. Adding this drawer to the organizational series finally gave me a reason to open the drawer up. After pulling out the drawer to take a peek inside I learned one interesting and helpful fact….I like what I like.  This means over…

  • Home,  House and Home,  Organization

    Under The Bathroom Cabinet

    This week we will begin diving into organizational projects in the home. Now I like to think of myself as a pretty organized individual, but I will admit even in my house there are places that haven’t been given much attention since the day we moved in. The goal this week is to give a bit of TLC to one of the most commonly neglected spaces in the household….the bathroom cabinet. Today, with this post, I am wearing my shame proudly as I show you evidence of what our master bathroom cabinet looked like until today. The truth is, even though I knew it needed to be cleaned and organized,…

  • Organization

    Christmas Storage

    Let me begin by apologizing for the delay in my first post of this series. The local winter bug made its way through our household this last week putting all to-do’s on hold. Thankfully the family has recovered and here I am with the first post. So as it is the beginning of January it is time to begin taking down and storing away all the Christmas decor we all spent so much time putting up. As it is that these pieces only come out of storage once a year, it is vital to store them in an organized way to avoid days filled with tangled lights, broken ornaments, and…

  • House and Home,  Organization

    The New Year and “One Year, One Organized Home”

    Happy New Year. It’s officially 2013 and with the new year comes new things for this little corner of the blog world. I will be beginning the first series posting here on Knot to Nest. I am really excited for this series and hope you enjoy it too. The series is titled “One Year, One Organized Home”. Over the next year I will be diving into every area of home and life to find a more organized way of getting by. Each post will include tips, tricks, supplies, etc and hopefully you’ll be inspired to tackle a few projects yourself. Happy New Year Years friends! Stay tuned, the first post…

  • Organization

    Craft Supply Storage

     Loving to craft, but lacking in space means I have to be creative with my storage and organization solutions. As you may remember from this post, I revamped my craft space when we moved into our new house and now all my supplies are nestled neatly in our office closet. I wanted to give details on what I use to store my supplies within the closet and tips to make the most of limited space. 1. I used this Pintrest Pin as inspiration for storing fabric. Comic book boards are the perfect size for wrapping up small amounts of fabric. I was able to wrap up to 3 yards on one board. I…