• 4 tips for a stress free Thanksgiving
    Holidays,  Intentional Living,  Organization

    4 Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    The holidays are upon us! Believe it or not Halloween is next week?! Though it feels like everyone is jumping straight from Halloween to Christmas, there is another scrumptious holiday in there we can’t forget about.  Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time to gather with our people over a delicious meal. A time to reflect on the last year and soak up our many blessings. It is meant to be a time of relaxation, fellowship and re-connection with those we hold most dear.  Maybe you play host or maybe you travel with your contributions tucked neatly in Tupperware. Perhaps your family enjoys some after-meal football watching or maybe an all-night/early morning…

  • The Holidays Simplified
    Holidays,  Organization

    Simplifying the Holidays

    Can you believe it is already October? The leaves are falling, the weather is getting (somewhat) cooler, and pumpkins can be spotted everywhere. The holidays are upon us! I love the holidays! This is my favorite time of the year! As soon as September rolls around I am ready to begin putting out the Halloween decorations and starting planning Christmas parties. The Stress of the Holidays The holidays are truly a wonderful time of the year, but as moms, the execution of wonder and excitement often falls on our plates. We become the party planners, gift buyers, package wrappers, costume designers, menu planners, and candy organizers. It doesn’t take long before…

  • Use this free, printable 31 day de-clutter plan to get your home in order for autumn
    House and Home,  Organization

    31 Day Autumn De-Clutter

    Have you ever found yourself standing in the living room with a toys strewn at your feet, laundry piled high on the couch, dishes filling the sink and dishwasher, and you feel like your head is about to explode? You feel like you have spent all your time cleaning yet you see no evidence of all that you’ve done. Perhaps all these to-dos have left you short-tempered and annoyed and longing for a time when you will be finished and can enjoy the life you are constantly cleaning up after? This was me just a few years ago. I felt like I was drowning in all the stuff and the…

  • Save money and time with meal planning by using these inventory sheets
    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 Weekly meal planning
    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…

  • 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

    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

    Organizing all those Project Ideas

    My husband and I have finally settled into our home and have been basking in the post-wedding bliss for the past six months. Immediately after the wedding was over I took a long, and as I felt it, much needed break from crafty projects. As a DIY bride, I spent the better half entirety of our engagement making little projects for the wedding and stressing over each and every detail. This juggling act led to a very stressed out lady in white.  While the break was welcomed and much needed, I am happy to say that I am back to the DIY way of life and  I have a list (or two)…

  • House and Home,  Organization

    Craft room on a very, very tiny budget.

    First I just want to extend a Thank you to the inventors of Pinterest….you have given me a profound obsession with a website and a channel full of ideas. The combination of these two things leaves me wondering if I should be grateful for this website or upset by how friggin’ addicting it is. Thanks to the inspiration found through Pinterest I have decided I am going to begin assembling the pieces for my very own craft room or “space”. Now that I am finally done with school (after what seems like forever) I have finally been able to develop hobbies. These hobbies include scrapbooking and sewing. I am absolutely in love…