i get asked all the time, how do you stay organized with so many schedules to accommodate? how do you keep track of everyone’s daily activities? today i cover this topic over at Boston Mama’s!

As the queen bee of the family, how do i keep it all organized? For starters my heart beats to to-do lists & calendaring and that is what keeps our active family functioning like a well-oiled machine. The key to my organization – a large family calendar. Mine is a classic franklin covey beauty. I also use lots of notes – post-it notes for daily to-dos and notes on my iPhone for shopping lists/reminders.

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moving with kids

June 20, 2012

good morning friends. I am going to focus all my efforts today on packing for my upcoming utah trip + packing for our move. in the meantime,¬†nikki from the salty pineapple¬†is featuring me as a guest on her blog today. I’m talking about moving as a family, something I feel like we are mastering this year {hardly.}

these are two perfect visual representations of how i pack – for trips. i take it all! have you seen these guys in asia? they are legit – they really pack their carts like this and manage to maneuver through the most crazy traffic. it always makes me smile.

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happy friday!

January 6, 2012

friends, this past year i have been reading, the happiness project. have you read it? heard of it? it’s written by Gretchen Rubin and it’s based on,

“Why I {she} spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my {her} closets, fight right, read aristotle, and generally have more fun.”

there are twelve chapters in the book & this year, i’d like to highlight each of those chapters here on see jane blog.

on the first friday of each month, “happy friday,” i will introduce & discuss each chapter, starting with January and Chapter 1. I’ll give a little insight into what i was impressed with &

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oilcloth storage bins

May 17, 2011
this past thursday i went to my first craft night at soel.

understatement: it was so fun. shelby, who is a friend of mine + the owner of soel was our lovely host. it was so nice to just show up & have all the supplies + tools ready for us. we were able to just sit down & sew! and, all this + delicious refreshments for only $8! And, instead of making just one oilcloth storage bin, we were given the option to make two for the same price because she had extra supplies! love it!

shelby used this tutorial from design sponge.

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bubble wrap hopscotch.

May 11, 2011

we are busy with projects around here! projects that involve moving! i have a large-moving-to-do-list, and each day we are checking off tasks.

my motto: organizing by minimizing!


sela is thoroughly enjoying this-whole-organizing-and-cleaning-process.

she takes time to play with everything, one more time. even if the item was never hers to begin with! she’s building forts with storage bins, setting up pretend shops with christmas decor, playing dress up with older siblings past costumes…


and, while we are working hard — we are still taking time to play hard, too!

bubble-wrap hopscotch!


i saw this idea here,

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1. my art room
2. creating spaces for my kids to create
3. organizing with a rainbow theme

this was a very easy, fun project. and it was spurred by my myla.
she wanted to organize the markers by color, so we rounded up all the small vases/jars we had already – and voila!

rainbow happiness.

i hope all my kids will have a passion for creating. for crafting. for painting. for writing. for designing. for making something out of nothing. because no matter what else is going on in life, no matter where they are, creativity provides so much happiness and confidence.

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