Hello! Happy Friday to you and you and you! I’m busy preparing for my Dinner Club party tonight. It’s going to be a great time with great fun, great games (Spoons anyone?), and great food. There is nothing quite like being silly with girlfriends is there? I so love being a goofball and laughing (usually at my own expense) for hours on end. Does a soul good that is for sure!
My Favorite Posts This Week:
I just did a pre-holiday declutter, it’s something I highly recommend. Here’s how to do a quick 10 Minute Pre-Holiday Declutter Session from Penelope Loves List
3 Ways to Curb Christmas Clutter ~ @ Creative Organizing
Oh my is this ever worth the read: The Comparison Game (and Why it’s So Overrated) ~ Simply Bloom
Help Kids Turn Short-Term Goals into Long-Term Habits (plus free printables) ~ @ One Creative Mommy
This year why not give clutter-free gifts instead. Here are some great ideas for you. Resources for Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas ~ @ Clutter Interrupted
Four Tips for Handling Christmas Chaos ~ @ The Idea Room
I really love this fun idea to surprise neighbors and friends: Neighbor Gift Idea – You’ve Been Snowed On! (with free printables) ~ @ Tater Tots & Jello
My Favorite Thing This Week:
This week I am LOVING my new Christmas CD by Kelly Clarkson. My husband bought it for me for Christmas but gave it to me early so I could enjoy it leading up to Christmas. So happy!
She sang her song Underneath the Christmas Tree on Ellen recently and I just love it so much. It’s such fun and I can’t help but get up and move to it. Here it is if you want to check it out:
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Angie at Echoes of Laughter.
Hello everyone one! I hope you are keeping well during this very busy holiday season! I am not going to chat about anything organizing today because it’s that time of year where we should all be enjoying the season! But I am going to share with you some ideas & inspiration from Echoes of Laughter to help you finish up any last minute projects you might have on your list.
7 Great Ideas & Inspiration For Christmas Decor, Gifts, Crafts and Baking
Greenery in a bowl with red ornaments is a winner anytime and oh-so-easy!
And greenery in anything….whether it be a bowl, vase or a teapot also works wonders too!
And if you would like to see more of my Christmas House Tour for 2013, you can visit HERE.
Tip #2~Save Money by Refreshing Old Decor:
I saved myself money by adding new flowers and accents to this 11 year old wreath, instead of throwing it away. You can see the before & after HERE. You probably have something that you can refresh too!
Tip #3~ Use Red for Outdoor Decor:
Using red outside always gives a big pop that gives the most ‘bang’ for your buck! Try a few red accents and you will be surprised! You can more of my front porch HERE.
Tip #4~ Quick Craft Idea:Straw Snowflakes
Straws can make the quickest craft project. This is a great project for kids during the holidays. Get instructions HERE.
Tip #5~ Easy Gift Idea for Friends.
Even if you are not crafty, this is easy to make. If you can stir, you can make this for your girlfriends. Get the project HERE.
Tip #6~Easy Gift Ideas for Families
Give the gift of a family movie night, and add a gift card for a meal if the budget allows! And mom also has the night off from dishes too. See more HERE.
Tip #7~Baking Quick & Easy
Take any favorite cookie recipe and give it a Christmas spin with a twist like using Christmas colors, like these Christmas chips in place of chocolate chips. You can find the recipe HERE.
If you would like to see more of what I have been up to for Christmas, be sure to head over to my blog for a little more inspiration!
Thank you so much for being here with me this year while I have been guest posting here at I’m An Organizing Junkie! It’s been so FUN and I want to wish you all the best for the merriest of holiday seasons! See you back here in January where we will be definitely chatting about organizing projects again!
Angie’s blog, Echoes of Laughter, is all about filling your home with love and laughter. She loves creative projects, organizing & decorating, cooking, baking, and all things domestic. Angie lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two great kids.
Linking up at A Bowl Full of Lemons
So some of you might remember that last year I did something a little wild and crazy….I banished my old photo albums to the garage! Yep, crazy I know but you see at the time I didn’t feel like I had much of a choice. My photo albums were taking up valuable office closet space that I needed for other things and I just didn’t have anywhere else to put them. So into bins they went and the garage became their new home. Our garage is heated so they’ve done just fine out there but I do think they were a tad bit lonely and sad missing all of us. However what’s a girl to do, our home is only so big and I just didn’t have anywhere to put a bookcase to store them all. Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions about our stuff based on the amount of space we have available to us.
Then one day, a couple of weeks ago, I was playing a game on the floor with my son in our rec room in the basement when I happened to look up and see this.
Do you see what I see?
A corner, a tiny little corner that I’d not really paid much attention to before. I sat and stared at it for awhile wondering if possibly, maybe a bookcase might fit in there so I could bring in my photo albums from the garage. It was only about 25 inches wide with a depth of about 11 inches. Not very big at all.
Off I went to Canadian Tire and was so excited to find a bookshelf that would fit perfectly, whoot! Don’t you just love it when that happens? For $50.00 my photo albums were going to become a part of the family again. How about that!
There was enough room for every single photo album we own to fit on this bookshelf in the corner. Happy dance!
Take a look:
How perfect is that? It makes me so happy to “find” space I didn’t even realize I had. It does stick out a bit from the wall but not too noticeably. Here’s a shot from the other direction to give you an idea.
Over the last couple of days the kids have enjoyed looking at the albums and making fun of their parents after seeing pictures of us in the 90′s. Ha!
I’ve got every album labeled with the dates of the pictures inside. Super easy to grab the one we want. I’m also happy to have a bit of extra room to add new albums. However, I no longer print pictures out and put them in traditional photo albums though, instead I make photobooks which take up SO much less space thankfully.
If you are in need of a little space in your home, take a look around and think about organizing in the nooks and crannies. Sometimes a little space goes a long way.
Does this give you any ideas for the nooks and crannies in your own home?
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home.
Don’t you just love catching a good toy sale, a pre-Christmas deal, or an after-Christmas clearance for gift giving? I sure do! But most of us know the caveat that comes with purchasing gifts in advance… remembering months later WHERE those special treasures are hiding.
Keeping Track of Your Hidden Gifts:
I know I’m not alone in this conundrum! I read all your replies written in response to the following question Laura asked,
“…what area of organization [do] you struggle with the most over the holidays?”
Yes, I actually read all 250 comments in one sitting. A good percentage of you mentioned gift tracking as your greatest organizational struggle, with many of those including the trouble of finding the gifts hidden earlier in the year. Michelle had me smiling over her comment, “I tend to hide gifts, forget where I hide them, and find them months later. (Once I found them two years later….oops!)” because I’ve done the very same thing!
For all you Santa Helpers hiding presents for Christmas, I want to share my fill-in-the-blank tracking list.
It’s a gift list I use that includes;
- more than one gift line per name
- check boxes for indicating if purchased, if wrapped, and/or if hidden
- space to write your secret hiding spots!
- room to write miscellaneous notes at the bottom
I didn’t find it necessary to re-invent the wheel; lists can work wonders if put to use! I know a gift template may not be the most profound idea or the only solution, but it gets the job done. No more hidden “Baby’s First” gifts found when he’s a Freshman in college. :)
You will notice a few things about this gift tracking list. One, it’s not decorated with Christmas cuteness. That was done intentionally so it can be used year round for birthdays and other gift-giving traditions. Two, it’s not brightly colored or significantly eye-catching. No need to draw attention if accidentally left in plain sight. Also, it uses less colored ink. Three, it’s labeled. I want to know what I’m reading at first glance. Hopefully my boring title font won’t be noticed by a potential gift snooper in your home.
If you really like the look of a decorative gift list, you can always print this freebie on seasonal paper. It looks pretty but still only uses the cheaper printer ink.
May I add one additional use for this printable? Tracking the hiding spot for your Elf on the Shelf character! You can use this list to keep track of where you hide him from January to November.
We don’t play Elf tricks but I know several families that do enjoy the fun. Apparently, it’s a no-no to put the little guy in with the regular Christmas decor (for fear the children would find him the following Christmas). Instead, parents hide him elsewhere and a year later have forgotten the whereabouts. A sweet friend of mine had to suffer the cost of purchasing a replacement Elf so her Littles wouldn’t loose their fun tradition. You can’t help but misplace something during a time lapse of 11 months. Perhaps this will save you a headache (and money) in 2014.
*CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR YOUR FREE PRINTABLE*
I find when I’m swamped during the busy seasons of life, sometimes all I need is to be handed (or virtually handed in this case) a tool to help simplify. It’s like a little nudge to move out of the overwhelmed stage and into the get-it-done stage. Speaking of tools to help simplify, click HERE for a direct link to Laura’s post that I quoted from earlier. If you haven’t read it, please do because it’s filled with Organizing Tools to Keep You on Track During the Holidays. It also has a few other free printables for regular gift tracking if you prefer a colorful Christmas design to record your presents.
Just don’t get too creative in hiding your master gift list. Imagine the irony of loosing a list you wrote to prevent loosing the gifts you stashed. :) Happy Holiday Season, Friends!
In the professional world, I’m a nurse by trade. But, around our house, I’m known as Mommy to our young daughter. My two worlds collided and began shaping into a blog. Useful Beautiful Home represents the hours I’ve dedicated to managing my household as efficiently as possible. I offer you motivation to keep your home healthy, organized, and welcoming. My goal is to share what I’ve implemented in my home to inspire you with fresh ideas and to encourage you to keep up the good work in yours! Learn more about me HERE or visit me at UsefulBeautifulHome.com.
Hello again! It’s December which makes me super happy for so many reasons! For instance, it might surprise you that really cold weather like this makes me happy.
I love it because it usually means the sun is going to come out and be big, bright and shiny against a big beautiful blue background! I love the sun and cold weather like this usually means it’s not going to snow. And snow makes driving conditions bad and accidents happen so anytime the sun comes out I am rejoicing regardless of how cold it is. Although -40 takes your breath away when you step out into it. Thankfully I have a nice down coat to keep me toasty warm :) Now who wants to come visit me here in northern Alberta, Canada? :)
If that fascinates you, be sure to follow me on Instagram because I’m constantly posting pictures of our crazy weather here. Doesn’t that sound exciting? Ha!
So because I missed a couple of weeks posting my Friday favorites I’ve got a few more than 5 here. I couldn’t help it, there is just so much good stuff out there. Many people writing about slowing down and simplifying which I love and can’t get enough of.
Have a great weekend everyone!!
My Favorite Posts for the Week:
I’ve wondered this too! Why Does Everything Have to be So Special? ~ @ Mary Organizes
Are We There Yet? Top 7 Traveling Apps to Keep You on Track ~ @ Mommy Goggles
I’m a HUGE fan of photobooks. They are quick to make and take up so much less space than traditional photo albums. This is a great post titled, Organised Photobooks, from Forever Organised on how to make them.
I LOVE how Amy, from Delineate Your Dwelling, prettied up her Martha Stewart Message Center, it looks so nice! For more information on how to create a functional command center please visit this post from Kuzak’s Closet.
Love this post on 6 Habits for Happiness at Home ~ from the Inspired Room at (in)Courage.
This post titled, 10 Simple Strategies for a Clean & Organized Home, totally cracked me up. It’s not what you might think :)
And this post from Jessica at Life is Mom makes good solid sense ~ Enjoy the Fruit and Send Mom Guilt to the Compost Pile
Now for the holiday posts:
You might want to check out this Pre-Holiday Declutter Guide from Slow Your Home. Good stuff there!
What would be a Friday Favorites post without free printables? These Scripture Advent Calendar Tags from Shannon at AKA Design (Shannon used to write here, hi Shannon!) are amazing and lovely. And look at the deer (so cute!), those prints are free too! Get them here.
My Favorite Things this Week:
Certainly one of my favorite things from last week was being named the Featured Blogger on Cityline! If you’d like you can check out the interview I did with them here.
Two of my favorite things this past week include Christmas decorations and decor as we put up our tree last week. The first is the ornament we purchased when we were in Maui on vacation this past summer. It’s so colorful and pretty!
Two years ago I purchased a new nativity set and then last year during the after Christmas sales, I purchased the Wisemen to go with it. I love this set so much. It’s called Mama Says and sadly my pictures just don’t do it justice. The detail is really incredible.
So that’s it for today. What do you have going on this weekend? Are you party hopping or staying home and watching sappy Hallmark type Christmas movies like me? :)
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Deana at Your Happy Stuff.
I’ve noticed something in my home. While I adore our Christmas decorations, I find that our space typically feels a bit more cramped this time of year because of them. Feeling this pinch always spurs me to release excess clutter.
I believe that hanging onto stuff we don’t need, use, or love anymore is very confusing; and when my mind is confused, it says NO a lot.
In other words, physical and mental clutter is a great way to stay stuck in a rut. And for me, a Midwest winter is enough of a rut in and of itself.
So last weekend I felt the urge to purge jewelry I no longer wore. My jewelry situation felt confusing to such an extent, that I had pretty much stopped wearing most of it.
To tame this catch-all closet, I began by removing everything and separating my jewelry collection into things I would keep, and things I would consign.
I put most of the earrings on cards that I created using my paper punch.
Note: I use this paper punch for everything: gift tags for holidays, labels, cute little notes, etc.
To help make decisions about what to keep, I used this pop quiz:
Do you keep things out of guilt? Laura has great advice for clutter guilt here.
To lessen the fear of letting go, I like to use intentions.
Intentions get me through tricky situations because they’re powerful programming for the brain. When we’re stuck or scared, our thoughts are always the problem. Intentions help address the situation at the level of our thoughts.
When I finally had things sufficiently pared back, I decided I wanted some new storage options that would enable me to SEE and ACCESS my jewelry more easily. So I called in an expert…my inventive 10-year old son.
Immediately, we snagged an old screen from the garage to use for earring storage.
The frame? I picked it up at our local building supply recycling store a few months back for 50 cents. My son gave it a quick coat of paint while I cut and wrapped the foam board in paper (Christmas paper from last year, actually).
The other piece of foam was also wrapped in paper and my son had the awesome idea to super glue clothes pins to it. I love it!
I used Command Strips to adhere everything to the walls.
Whenever we got stuck on how we might store something I just asked questions such as:
“How could we store my bracelets so I can see and reach them easily?”
This would generate a ton of super inventive ideas.
To help bring our ideas down to earth I’d ask questions such as:
“I like that idea, but how could we…”
“What if we added…”
“Do you think it needs…”
That’s how little dude came up with the fantastic idea for my bracelet storage. After I asked a few questions he announced, “I’ve GOT it!” He ran to the garage and came back with a cardboard tube that his older brother’s ebay posters were shipped in. He’d also found two curtain rod-bracket-thingers in his
The only items I bought for this jewelry organizing project were the baskets. I found them on clearance at the Shopko store up the street. We found everything else in the garage or another room.
I’m thrilled with the results! But what I love most about this closet is that my son and I had a blast creating it together, which evolved the project from a “chore” into a creative problem solving expedition.
My advice for organizing with children?
Don’t be a “project manager” with a bunch of rules and rigid expectations. Instead be a co-problem solver and guide solutions by asking questions that encourage creative thinking. Not only will you end up with an awesomely organized space, but you’ll encourage resourcefulness in your kids. It’s a win-win!
Let’s share and inspire each other! What’s the most creative thing you’ve repurposed or recycled as an organizing solution?
Deana Ward of Your Happy Stuff loves helping overwhelmed women simplify and calm their lives. As a breakthrough life coach and creator of the 4-week rut buster, Happiness Hotwire, she helps her clients decide how they want to live and gives them simple steps and accountability to make it happen. Be sure to get your FREE gift and weekly tips from Deana over at Your Happy Stuff. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.
Here we are at the end of November, wow! At this time every month I like to take a moment to send out a special shout out to my many wonderful sponsors here. Please read on to see how they can help you in your organizing and menu planning endeavors. It’s important to me that each of my direct sponsors be an extension of my mission here…to create organizing junkies everywhere!! Be sure to read below to find out how each of these amazing businesses can assist you on your quest to get organized, simplify and de-clutter. I’ve highlighted any specials, promotions, posts, discounts and/or any workshops that may be available to you at this time. Keep reading and you’ll see what I’m talking about, there are some fantastic resources here!!
Profitable Organizer is a company created to help you set up your own Professional Organizing business. I get many inquiries from people wondering how to go about doing this so I’m thrilled to be able to refer you to an excellent resource. Professional Organizer, Cynthia and her husband Adam have designed their business and membership site to help walk you through this process step by step. To find out if this is a path that might be right for you, you can take a tour of their extensive training area and watch a video that walks you through what is required and how Profitable Organizer can assist you with setting up your business.
Find out more about their membership options, which include videos, forums, sample documents and much much more, here.
Crystal from Crystal & Co is a mom to five boys and is a huge believer in easy recipes. Over on her mommy resource site she shares with her readers an index of over 100 real easy recipes plus other resources to help you with your menu planning. Her most popular recipe to date is for easy Crockpot Ravioli.
Her ebook titled, How to Meal Plan, A Step by Step Guide for Busy Moms is a great ebook to help you get dinner on the table every night. Of course it won’t actually prepare your meals for you but it does provide tips, recipes and printables to get you going. I honestly think menu planning is one of the first places to start on your organizational journey but I know it’s not easy for everyone to implement. Whether you are a menu planner newbie or simply need a menu plan refresher, this ebook can help!
Also if you are stumped with what to make for dinner each night and limited on time (who isn’t?!) then be sure to head on over to Crystal’s real easy recipe index for inspiration!
Alejandra Costello is a Certified Professional Organizer who shows individuals how to become more organized and productive on a daily basis by setting up systems that work for their own organizing style. Alejandra started her company, Alejandra.tv, in 2008 at the age of 23 and to date has shared her organizing expertise with thousands of people in over 100 countries around the world. Formerly an IT engineer, Alejandra was named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV. Her expertise has been featured in HGTV, The Washington Post, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, The Washington Times, CBS, NewsChannel8, and Mashable.
Alejandra just added 40+ “how to” organizing videos and lots of printables to her complete organizing program (the Power Productivity Program)! In the program she shows you step-by-step how to get organized, stay organized, and become your most productive self without slipping back to your old ways. The program gives you the tools you need to finally overcome your physical and mental clutter. For more information: www.alejandra.tv/products
Here is one of Alejandra’s latest organizing videos: How to Organize Your Nightstand or Bedside Table
Feeling stuck with clutter & can’t get started? Alejandra’s video series shows you 3 e-a-s-yyyyy things to do tonight to feel more organized tomorrow morning. How’s that for starting the day off right?! You can sign up to watch the free videos here.
Make 5 dinners in 1 hour is a menu service that helps you make family dinners quick and easy! Michelle is a wife, mother, blogger, menu planner and food lover and she created this service to help busy moms like you get dinner on the table and ditch those drive thru dinners. She will teach you how to spend just 1 hour in the kitchen, once a week, to get 5 healthy dinners assembled and ready to cook on those busy weeknights.
Your monthly membership will include a new menu each month with 4 weeks of meal plans. Each menu plan includes a menu, grocery list, cooking hour directions and heating instructions. Each menu is easy to read and follow. They have step by step cooking directions to get you in and out of the kitchen in about an hour and have 5 dinners in the refrigerator ready for your busy week ahead. Mess up the kitchen just once a week! There are 3 different meal plans to choose from: classic, clean eating and gluten free. Receive a free sample menu here.
And brand new to the 5 Dinners-in-1 Hour line up is an all new custom menu creator tool where you can select recipes from their database to create your own custom menu and grocery list which can be printed or sent to your smart phone. This is included with all memberships!
Mridu Parikh offers online workshops at Life Is Organized, to get your home, time, goals, and life running smoothly. Her signature home organizing workshop, Power House, includes step-by-step video training, printables, and a discussion board where you can ask her any questions, any time. You’ll learn how to get every space in your home de-cluttered and organized for the long haul.
Mridu’s newest workshop is Time Master, an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to gain an hour in your day and get through your to-do list with being overwhelmed. If you want to be your most productive self and live a balanced life, this workshop is perfect for you.
And don’t forget to sign up for Mridu’s FREE 5-day video series to learn how you can get organized and be more productive starting today. Lastly, check out over 100 FREE organizing videos on Mridu’s blog. Here’s one of her latest: Are You Playing The Numbers Game?
You can also find Mridu on Facebook.
New this month, I’m happy to welcome Lisa Woodruff to my sponsor list. Lisa is a professional organizer and blogger at Organize 365. Her focus is to help you organize your home AND your home based business. Lisa loves to help women get their home based businesses profitable and productive!
Lisa has been a leader in the direct sales industry for over 15 years. In addition to working with corporate home office staff, Lisa’s trainings are available in her membership site: Successful Direct Sales.
Keeping your home based business organized is a challenge! Lisa’s book Organizing the business of direct sales and her custom designed direct sales Planner will have you using your time and space more efficiently!
Get Organized Wizard is a company designed to help you move from procrastination to action. Their programs help busy men and women take action toward a life of greater happiness, productivity and personal organization. Michelle has many products and programs available to help you with getting organized. You can view all of them and how they can help you by visiting her product page. One of their newest programs is called 7 Days to a Dramatically Decluttered Home. This program will help you radically reduce the amount of junk, clutter, and excess STUFF in your life. all in just 7 days, 1 hour a day!
Over 7 days, Michelle will help you to:
- Make a life-changing mindset shift so you can finally part with unneeded stuff
- Know how and where to start decluttering – and to make that start
- Be able to make decisions about things you might need one day
- Decide how much stuff is the right amount for you
- Work out exactly what to keep and what to let go, room by room
- Choose what to do with your decluttered stuff – sell, donate, toss?
- Get rid of clutter – even when there’s nowhere uncluttered to work
- Deal with kids’ clutter
- Rediscover your surfaces – yes they’re still under there somewhere!
- Learn how to keep clutter at bay – for life
- Cope with other people’s clutter.
In addition to her professional organizing business, Aby Garvey also offers terrific online workshops at Simplify 101. For a complete list of all upcoming online classes please visit their workshop catalog. Unsure if an online workshop is right for you? Take a tour of their online workshop system in advance. This month if you are needing a little extra help with getting the holidays organized then be sure to take advantage of their Get Organized for the Holidays self-paced (instant download) workshop. This self-paced class is the ultimate step-by-step guide to help you enjoy a more meaningful (and stress-free!) holiday season! Find out how to focus on what’s most important to you and your family, as well as how to weed-out and simplify those less meaningful holiday tasks. When you do, you will free your time to truly enjoy and savor those activities that make the holidays special to you. Plus, get simple tips and ideas to implement your plan so you stay energized and joyful all season long! You’ll create a customized holiday plan so you can get it all done. You’ll be organized, prioritized and energized!
If you would like to consider joining these awesome sponsors and advertising with me (two spots available for December!), please send an email to organizingjunkie (at) gmail (dot) com and I’d be happy to discuss my rates with you. Please also check out my advertise page for my site statistics. Thanks so much!!
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6.
I love receiving holiday cards in the mail from family and friends both near and far. And since so many people send photo cards these days- it is great fun to see how everyone’s kids and have grown and also see what they’ve been up to this past year. I wanted to find a great way to display all of the cards we receive- so that my family can feel the love and friendship expressed through these cards throughout the holiday season.
Displaying Holiday Cards You’ve Received
So I purchased a spool of white ribbon and a small box of red and green paper clips- and using thumbtacks to secure the ribbon to the top of the wood trim over our doors and cabinets, I created “clothesline-inspired” displays for our cards:
It’s such a simple thing to do!
Displaying Holiday Cards You’ve Sent
But I wanted to come up with a way to display the cards we’ve sent- and to enjoy looking back on how my own kids have grown and how our family has changed from year to year. At first I considered framing all of them…. but I didn’t want to hang them on a wall- and our mantles and table tops are already overflowing. Then I came across this beautiful set of printables from Chicakbug that you can download for free! And ta-da…. I was inspired!
I simply mounted our annual holiday photo on the banner pages, and added the button to display the year of the photo. I just love how they turned out!
My kids are as in love with this display as I am…. they talk about the cards that they remember and marvel at the ones where they were so little. I know that adding to our banner will become an annual holiday tradition that my kids will look forward to each year- just as they do when we are unpacking our special holiday ornaments for the tree!
How do you display your holiday cards? Please leave us a comment and share!
If you get a chance, I hope you’ll stop by to see me at Momof6 – a place where I write about organizing your home, using a family calendar, creating household routines, hosting at-home birthday parties, and holding a DIY summer camp! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter (@sharonmomof6), and Pinterest!