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A Simplified Week : Baking Supplies

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As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab October’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it!  (November will be out tomorrow.)  And don’t forget to enter the $100 Casabella giveaway!

Baking Supplies:

  • Get ready for your seasonal baking with these tips for organizing your baking supplies. Via Clean Mama
  • Lori Lange aka Recipe Girl shares all sorts of great ideas on just how to contain all the various supplies used in baking. I especially love her spice organization method. Via Tidy Mom
  • Create the perfect baking zone in your kitchen to help minimize disorganization and maximize your time. Via On Sutton Place

Something to Eat:

  • The perfect breakfast for a weekend morning or company, this baked french toast features pumpkin and spices to make for a delicious morning. Even better, make it the night before to pop in the oven in the morning! Via Two Peas and Their Pod

Something to Make:

  • Soften up your skin with one of these naturally scented, skin smoothing sugar scrubs. Makes for a great and unique gift. Via U-Create

Something For the Kids:

  • ‘Tis the season for colds, flu and all sorts of other germs. I highly, highly recommend putting together a sick kit for your kids (and you!) to minimize late night runs for the essentials when sickness strikes. Put in a couple fun books or activities to keep them entertained. Via Clean Mama

Simplify:

  • Simplify your dinner making routine by creating some frozen dinner kits.  It saves some serious time by prepping ahead while capitalizing on sales and time. Via Jessica Fisher on The Kitchn

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$100 Casabella Shop Credit + Floor Cleaning Survey

$100 Casabella Shop Credit via Clean Mama

via Today I have an awesome giveaway for you all from my FAVORITE cleaning tools and products company, Casabella.  If you haven't noticed already, I use a lot of Casabella products in my home - they're attractive, come in great colors, and better than all that, they really work!  Today, Casabella is giving one lucky reader a $100 credit for Casabella - yay!  First we'd love you to complete a 1 minute (or less) survey about floor cleaning tools.  … [Continue reading...]

8 Slow Cooker Recipes that Will Change Your Menu Planning

8 Slow Cooker Recipes that Will Change Your Menu Planning via Clean Mama

Fall and winter just beg for crockpot or slow cooker meals, don't you think?   This little round up features some of my favorite tried and true slow cooker meals, sure to inspire you to do a little meal planning.  (Recipes appear in order – top down and left to right.)  Here’s a link to a FREE printable to use for your menu planning! This hearty, mellow chili simmers away all day for the perfect not-too-spicy, family friendly chili. Beef or … [Continue reading...]

Money for Christmas Giveaway! $500 Amazon Gift Card for You and $500 for a Friend

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Today I'm teaming up with some awesome bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway - a Money for Christmas Giveaway!  $500 Amazon Gift Card for You and $500 for a Friend.  All you need to do is enter below!  Good luck - I hope you win!   Spend OUR money this Christmas! … [Continue reading...]

3 Ways to Organize Baking Supplies

Three Ways to Organize Baking Supplies via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing task is BAKING SUPPLIES (October’s cleaning and organizing calendar is here).  Now is a great time to take inventory of you baking supplies before the busy holiday season is upon us.  This week I'm sharing 3 ways that I organize my baking supplies and keep them organized.  Don't make it too complicated, just take a little time this week to toss/relocate/organize any baking supplies that you have and make sure your solutions … [Continue reading...]

A Simplified Week : Freezer

a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab October's FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it! Freezer: Cleaning and organizing your freezer doesn't need to be a daunting task when you follow this simple process from Clean Mama. Wondering just how long and if … [Continue reading...]

How to Implement the Homekeeping Society

How to Implement the Homekeeping Society via Clean Mama

The response to the HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY has been amazing - thank you from the bottom of my heart!  I am so excited for so many of you to be a part of this monthly essentials subscription.  I thought I'd talk a little today about what the HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY is and what you can expect if you subscribe.  A little bit of a how to of sorts. Here's why I know you'll love the monthly essentials subscription: If you follow my cleaning … [Continue reading...]

Homekeeping Society | A Monthly Essentials Subscription

November 2014 Homekeeping Society via Clean Mama

I have been working oh-so-hard behind the scenes on The Homekeeping Society for months now. The idea of it has been percolating in my mind for much longer so I am thrilled that my little dream is on the verge of being in your hands so soon.  Without further ado, I am so excited to present to you the option of a monthly subscription service that will be available in both digital and printed format. The Homekeeping Society MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION is … [Continue reading...]

How to Clean and Organize a Freezer

How to Clean & Organize a Freezer via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing task is the FREEZER (October’s cleaning and organizing calendar is here).  If you have an upright or separate freezer you can clean and organize that this week and/or the freezer that's with your refrigerator. Cleaning and organizing a freezer can seem daunting and pointless, but with a couple simple ideas you can whip your freezer into shape in no time.  (Need to clean your fridge too?  Here's how to do that.) EMPTY … [Continue reading...]

A Simplified Week : Kitchen Cupboard

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As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab October's FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it! Kitchen Cupboard: Minimal time on your hands to organize your cupboards? Fifteen minutes is all it takes to organize any cupboard in your kitchen. Via Clean Mama While this … [Continue reading...]

3 Ways to Make Your Life Easier Today

3 Ways to Make Your Life Easier Today via Clean Mama

Now that fall is in full swing, I thought it would be a great time to talk about making things a little easier around our homes.  Today I'm sharing 3 ways I take a load off and make life easier during this busy time of the year.  If I had to narrow down 3 things that really help me keep it together, these are my top three ways that I make life easier. CLEAN A LITTLE BIT EVERYDAY - don't stress yourself out with trying to clean your whole house … [Continue reading...]

8 Simple Laundry Tips and Hacks

8 Simple Laundry Tips and Hacks via Clean Mama

Keep your detergent, softener and laundry liquids uniform and easy to store with repurposed drink dispensers. Includes chalkboard printable labels, too! Via Simply Designing Ever wonder just what all those symbols mean on your tags? Decode them with this cute free printable and post in your laundry room for instant help. Via Clean Mama Sort laundry as you go while maximizing your space with this DIY tiered laundry station. Includes detailed … [Continue reading...]

Organize Any Kitchen Cupboard in 15 Minutes

Organize Any Kitchen Cupboard in 15 minutes via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing task is a KITCHEN CUPBOARD (October’s cleaning and organizing calendar is here).  Focus on at least one kitchen cupboard this week and if you have extra time, tackle more than one.  If you're feeling really productive take on all your cupboards or do one or two every day this week. The best way to organize is to move quickly - concentrating on the task at hand is important to making some changes in your cupboards.  Follow … [Continue reading...]

A Simplified Week : Memorabilia

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As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab October's FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it! Memorabilia: It's easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to sorting through memorabilia. This post helps you break it down into simple steps while keeping your sanity. Via … [Continue reading...]

Organized Kitchen Home Tour – Kitchen Drawers

Top Organizing Bloggers Organized Kitchen Home Tour - Kitchen Drawers via Clean Mama

The Top Organizing Bloggers are doing a kitchen tour today!  I'm so excited to be showing you a little glimpse of my kitchen - the kitchen drawers.  If you're new here (welcome!) and I hope you find some simple ideas for organizing your kitchen.  (At the bottom of the post you'll find links to the Top Organizing Bloggers Kitchen Tour that you won't want to miss!)  Want to know more about me? Go through the tour and then go to my cleaning routine … [Continue reading...]