Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentine's Day Meal Planning

Every year at this time of year I always very excited that Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Valentine's Day is a great holiday to celebrate with your significant other and family, especially children. While I know that this is a commercial holiday and all that, I still love the thought of spending a day celebrating LOVE. What could be better.

For Breakfast, how about some pancakes and Bacon for breakfast! Who would not want to wake up to this breakfast.

 And for lunch, how about some soup and grilled cheese. All you need is a heart shaped cookie cutter and the possibilities are endless. Maybe a ham and cheese sandwich, or just  a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the shape of a heart.

Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe

And for Dinner how about a pizza! In the shape of a heart of course.

kidskitchen heartpepperonipizza main Kid's Kitchen: Heart Shaped Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

And Dessert, well....that can be a post for another day. There are way to many choices.....

Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine's Day Party Decorations

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, all I can think about is what I am going to do and how am I going to decorate. Valentine's Day is a perfect holiday to spend together as a family and to celebrate the love that you all share with each other.

For us, Valentine's Day is an all Day Event. This week I will be sharing a post every day of how to get ready. I will include some tips and ideas on how you can celebrate this day together, with food, fun and of course some decorations!

Today, let's talk some of the decorations you can include in your Valentine's Day celebration. In my Etsy shop, for Two Days only, everything in 60% OFF. This includes all of my Valentine's Day Printable Decorations.

One of the easiest and fun items to include with your decorating is some cupcake toppers. Who doesn't love a yummy cupcake with LOTS of frosting. I have a bunch of printable cupcake toppers on sale for the next 2 days for only $2.00 .

60% OFF 2 DAY SALE Valentine's Day Owl Party - Printable Cupcake toppers, Valentines Day Cupcake Topper, Printable Party - Instant Download

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How about including a Valentine's Day Banner. You can add them to a window, your fireplace mantel or even from a stair railing. Printable Valentine's Banners are also only $2.00 for the next 2 days.

60% OFF 2 DAY SALE Diy Be Mine Banner Flag, Printable Valentine's Day Banner, Red Hearts, Printable Banner, Instant Download Party Printable 

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You can also add these cute little flags to your straws to add a little Valentine's Day decoration to whatever you are drinking.

 60% OFF 2 DAY SALE Valentine's Day, printable mini flags for drinks, straws, food, in red Heart pattern with Valentine's Day Theme - Printab
Tomorrow, let's talk about FOOD. One of my favourite things to talk about.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Homework Organizer Featured on ParentMap.com

I am excited to Share that my Homework Organizer was featured on ParentMap.com


Thank you!

50% OFF Back to School Sale - Until August 21st at Midnight EST

It is that time of year again. Children are upset that summer is over and it's time for back to school and Parents are trying to re-organize their lives and home to prepare for the school year.

Until Midnight on August 21st (EST), all documents within my Etsy shop is on sale for 50% off!


With this back to school pack you will receive a Full Year Calendar, Important Dates Calendar, School and Child Contacts, Lunch Box Organizer, Homework Organizer and  a Back to school Shopping List to write down everything that you need.


If you have not started a Family Binder as of yet, this is a great time of year to start. With the Family Planner Set, you will receive everything from Meal Planner printable documents, to Financial Organizing Documents to print and of course Daily and Weekly Planners to print and include in your Family Binder.

Also you will find Printable Chore Charts, Printable Calendars, Health and Fitness Printable Set and more Documents to Organize you Life and Home.

Enjoy and Stock up during this Sale.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Meal Plan Monday - March 31 - April 6th

Monday - Italian Wedding Soup With Foccacia

Tuesday - Ham and Mushroom Quiche and Salad

Wednesday - Chicken and Stuffing Bake, Mashed Potatoes and Peas

Thursday - Sauerkraut with Sausage, Rye Bread

Friday - BBQ Chicken Thighs, Grilled Asparagus and Rice

Saturday - Omelets, Hash browns, Toast and Strawberries

Sunday - Steak, Potato Salad and Corn

  • Find more menus to inspire you at Organized Junkie.
  • Need a menu plan printable? Visit our Printable Items on Etsy page for that and more. Everything is on Sale for 50% off. Be sure to stop by before the sale ends
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Cleaning - Organize Under Your Kitchen Sink - Cleaning and Labeling Garbage, Recycling and Compost Bins

One of the cleaning and organizing items that I wanted to tackle was to clean our garbage, compost and recycle bins.  In our area we recycle and compost in addition to our regular garbage. There is not a lot of garbage really once you recycle and compost in your home, but some things still end up in the garbage bin.
We wipe down the bins every few weeks, but they seem to get grungy very quickly, especially the lid to the compost bin. Yuck!

To organize how we short our waste, we purchased the RATIONELL from Ikea.

RATIONELL Lid IKEARATIONELL Pull-out waste sorting tray IKEA You can easily access the bins, as the drawer can be pulled out all the way.RATIONELL Recycling bin IKEA Folding handle makes it easy to carry, and keeps the liner in place.

The Rationell system from Ikea is pull out waste sorting system that you can customize to meet your needs. We use the Rationell pull out tray, 2 recycling bins and 2 of the matching lids. There are more options to chose from, but this is what works for us.

We use one of the recycle bins for Garbage and the other for our compost. We line the compost bin with a biodegradable bag. There are a lot of different brands to chose from. We have found that the BioLife compost bags that you can find at Shoppers Drug Mart work really well. They are not too thin so they do not tear easily. A torn compost bag is just gross.

For the Garbage Bin and Recycle Bin we use the kitchen bags from Costco. For the recycle bin, the garbage bag is reused multiple times until it gets yucky.

I also wanted to add some labels to the bins. I am constantly having to remind my son which bin is which. As well when we have people over, you will see them staring at the bins not knowing which is for garbage. Labeling them would help solve this problem.

 I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo to cut some blue vinyl to add to the bins. The vinyl would be easy to clean is something is spilled on the lids.

Next I cleaned the bins with a micro fiber cloth and some green works all purpose cleaner. I still have not decided on a recipe to make my own, plus I want to use up the cleaning supplies that I have on hand. This white Bin is what we use for our recycling. I am not sure where we purchased it from but it works great for our recyclable Items. We just empty it everyday into the large recycle bin in the garage.

The compost and garbage bins needed just a quick wipe down since we clean them often when taking the garbage and compost out to the garage. I also wiped down the cupboard walls since there was some splatter on them.

After everything was wiped down and clean, I affixed the vinyl labels that I had cut out with my Silhouette Cameo. The Vinyl is a Light Blue Colour. I added the labels to the lids so it is easy to see when you open the cupboard door what bin is for what.

 Next I did the same to the Recycle Bin. The Vinyl really adheres well to the lids and will be easy to keep clean. I just love them.

I also wanted to show you the other side of our under the sink cabinet. I use 2 baskets that I picked up somewhere, don't remember where to keep all of the cleaning supplies contained. Right now they are full of store bought cleaners. I hope to have my own cleaners ready by sometime next week.

And there you have it. It has been so nice since I cleaned this up to not have to answer what bin is for what. In total this task took me about 30 minutes which is not a lot of time to have everything cleaned up and organized..

How do you keep the items under your sink clean and organized?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Cleaning. Clean Away the Winter Dust Bunnies

This winter has been long, cold and snowy. While I expect winter to cold and snowy, usually we have some weeks where it warms up and some of the snow melts. Well this winter we did not have the normal winter warm ups. It has been cold, cold, snowy and oh yeah really really cold. It is spring already but if you looked outside my windows you would not know that AT ALL. the grass is still covered in snow and ice (oh thanks Ice Storm for that) and it is bitterly cold outside.

See I told you. This is a Picture of our backyard. This picture was taken this morning. That's right, We still have this much snow and it is March 26th. This is getting ridiculous.

I am done with Winter and I Welcome Spring. Did you hear that Winter, you can go away now. Spring is coming and you are not welcome any longer.

Every Spring I get the urge to clean the house. No more winter boots covered in salt and sand, saying goodbye to the mittens, hats and heavy coats.

This year I have also decided to try making our own cleaning supplies. I have been wanting to start making our own cleaning supplies for quite some time and now is the time that I am taking the plunge.

I have spend the last few days on Pinterest looking at different recipes for Cleaning Supplies. Some use more chemicals in them then others and I would like to use something that is more natural. We don't have any allergies in our home to fragrances so I will still use some essential oils, or natural fragrances since I would rather our home did not smell like vinegar.

I will be posting the progress I make with the cleaning products, and review whether I like the way they cleaned. I am hoping that by Easter I will have completed all of our Spring Cleaning and have decided on what homemade cleaner recipes that I liked the best.

Tomorrow I will post a my cleaning list. It will be in no particular order, just a list of what I would like to achieve in the next few weeks.

Would you like to join my Spring Cleaning Party? Stay tuned for a link party where you will be able to share your spring cleaning tips. Have a tip you would like to share? Be sure to add a comment. Let's help everyone with their spring cleaning.

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