Friday, April 17, 2015

Our Cute Playhouse Updated for a Tween

Our backyard has been so much fun to have and use for all kinds of things - including entertaining of adults and kids. We recently got rid of our kids swingset, since they are now {almost} 16 and 11 1/2. They really didn't play on it anymore and we have a big RV parking pad there now! But, we DID keep the cute, little playhouse. I plan on keeping that around awhile. It's had a hard year, what with all the kids and people over that it sits under two large avocado trees that think it's fall in the summer and shed leaves all summer long...among other stuff. We never really finished the floor well when we made it over a few years ago. It shows!

Inside kids' playhouse ::

Well, I came up with a {cheap} idea to keep the inside a little cleaner and found another cheap way to make the floors look amazing. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Secrets to Making {Summer} Entertaining EASY!

If you've ever followed me on Instagram, you'd notice that we have people over - a LOT! Like, we have people over weekly, sometimes several times a week, depending on what's going on and what time of the season it is. And, we have people over year round on our outdoor patio. We can do that since we live in a place that has such great weather. But, no matter where you live, your can still get some ideas from me on how to make things easier when entertaining. Sadly, after asking on Facebook, many of my readers tell me they NEVER have people over! Oh, you are missing out on so much when you don't. It's so great to share your home with others. 

My Secrets to Making {Summer} Entertaining EASY ::

Friday, April 10, 2015

Easy, Inexpensive Nail Polish Organization

{Written by Tiffany}

One of our Facebook followers recently asked us to comment on how to organize nail polish.  This got me thinking about the messy nail-drawer in my bathroom that I have been meaning to organize.

Easy, Inexpensive Nail Polish Organization ::

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Our {Americana Themed} Outdoor Patio Decorating Updates

Spring is here and undoubtedly you are either already outside as much as possible or you're getting ready to be! We are definitely enjoying the spring weather and our outdoor patio is officially spruced up! I'm so excited and can't wait to show you my decorating updates!

Americana Themed Outdoor Patio Decorating ::

Friday, April 3, 2015

Dealing with Junk Mail

Junk mail is a source of stress for many of us.  My niece hadn’t even moved into their new home, yet she was buried under an onslaught of junk mail…a full month before moving in!  She sent me these photos.Insert photos somewhere please….Junk mail certainly wastes a lot of our natural resources and clutters up our personal and mental space.Where does it come from and why is there so much of it?

Here are great ways to deal with junk mail ::

Thanks for Jill of Simply Organized for her post today!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How Autism Changed Our Lives

You may or not know that we have a 15 year old son with autism. He was diagnosed over 12 years ago. It was a bittersweet day. Since then, I have grown passionate about helping other moms get organized and help their child that has autism. I bet that just about every one of you knows of someone who has an autistic child or you have one of your own. These kids aren't typical, but they sure are special! Today is "Light It Up Blue" day and we have our blue porch light on to symbolize the day. I also plan on teaching a class on Monday, April 6th from 11:30-12 PM PST {12:30 MST, 1:30 CST, 2:30 EST} about autism and special needs and how to help manage this with essential oils. 


April is Autism Awareness Month ::

If you'd like to join me and learn more about how to use essential oils for special needs kids and adults - particularly autistic - please click on the picture above or click HERE to RSVP to the Google Hangout {it's a live stream webinar so you can be in your jammies watching if you want - no one will hear or see you}. The first three people to join as a wellness advocate that day will receive a special gift from me - something I have NEVER offered before! Find out what it is and learn more about autism and essential oils!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March is done, and its been Fun!

This March we have sprung ahead right into Spring cleaning,decorating and organizing here at Organizing Made Fun.  

Friday, March 27, 2015

How to Declutter and Get Organized Right NOW!!

I wrote this piece for 30 Handmade Days several months ago and I wanted to share it with you because it's important for all of you to declutter and get organized this spring! Don't get stuck drowning in clutter...don't make excuses! Read this and get inspired!

How to Declutter and Get Organized Right NOW ::

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A "New" Bathroom in the Small Space

We had a bunch of company stay with us a few weeks ago. Annually we house pastors from around the country at our home to stay while they attend a local conference. This year we had 9 pastors stay with us. We even borrowed another RV/motorhome from my sister in law and housed some more of them so they'd be comfortable. We kept them all over the house and outside in the motorhomes. We want them to be comfortable. We had another visitor stay overnight with us right after they left, too. It was a blessing to have the motorhome as a guest house for each visitor. My goal has been to make it feel less like an RV and more like a small cottage. So, I showed you the little kitchen update I did last week and today I'm showing you another new small space update - the bathroom! 

RV bathroom before ::

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Cleaning and Organizing with Essential Oils!

Spring Cleaning!! Ok, seriously, I don't get excited about cleaning AT ALL! But, when I add some essential oils, THEN I'm a little more excited! I taught a class on Monday all about using essential oils with spring cleaning. So, do you want to see it? Of course you do...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Five Practical Ways to Deal with Laundry and Kids!

Does laundry make your head spin? Are you constantly trying to figure out how to get it all done  - and your kids are making more and more laundry? Well, I've found some practical ways, five to be exact, to deal with laundry and kids!

Five Practical Ways to Deal with Laundry and Kids!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tiling the Kitchen - an RV update

If you haven't figured it out by now, I love a good project. Our "new to us" RV has been a lot of fun for me and it's brought up a lot of ways for me to really get creative. Why in the world would I take a perfectly nice looking RV and make all these changes? Well, we are using our RV for more than just our vacations - it's become our guest house now, too. So, the first thing I worked on was the kitchen! 

RV makeover before of kitchen ::

Here is what the kitchen looked like when we bought the RV just a couple of months ago. It's perfectly nice and simple. There isn't anything wrong with it - I just don't care for the splotchy "sponge paint" wallpaper and border wallpaper look. And, here is what it looks like now.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Favorite 11 Organizing and Spring Cleaning Schedules

The calendar says it's spring in a couple of weeks, so we're going to get you in the mood for spring cleaning with some organized, spring cleaning schedules - 11 of them, to be exact! Do you love to spring clean? I'm also going to be having a webinar {via Google Hangout} next Monday to share how to use essential oils for spring cleaning and many other tips and tricks -- without any chemicals or bleach or that other stuff! Go HERE to RSVP for the webinar or click on the picture below. 

Spring Cleaning and Organizing Using Essential Oils ::

So, let's get started these fun schedules! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

How to Organize Photos

Do you have boxes of photos that need organizing?  Who doesn’t?  Photo organization is on most of our to-do lists. We figure we will get to it “someday.”  When your kids start school, move out or when you retire.

How to Organize Your Photos ::

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Disguising a Big, Ugly Object in Our Yard - the RV Journey

While I'm thrilled we bought a "new to us" RV motorhome a couple of months ago, it's easy to get tired of looking at this ginormous beast that's sitting in our backyard and realize that it's just ugly! I'm planning lots of DIY on the INSIDE of the motorhome, but first I wanted to do a bit of camouflaging of the beast on the outside. What do I mean?

Trying to disguise and big object in the yard ::

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