Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Chapter= New Blog

I hope that you will all understand that for me a new chapter needed a new blog... this will be our last SOS Organize post.  

I would love for each of you to follow my new blog at for organizing tips, time management tips, personal stories, marketing tips, and inspirational posts!

Hope to see you all over there at Love's Notes soon.  Become a follower and stay in touch!  We have loved sharing tips with you here and hope to continue on our new site.  

God Bless,

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: One man's trash is another man's treasure!

Instead of tossing an object that seems past its time, put it to good use. Grandma's old tins become candle storage and a cigar box hold business cards. Rummage through some old "stuff" and think beyond its intended purpose. Add some character to your living space with some reinvented storage! 

Images ©Christine Bonnivier Photography

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: An Easy Routine to Refresh your Living Room

Schools out and your kids are probably trailing germs, toys and other unnecessary clutter into your family room. To solve the summer living room blues, check out these easy steps. Living rooms seem to breed messes, so get into the mood and fluff up the sofa pillows, fold the blankets and you'll be half-way to a tidy space. Get your kids involved! Have each child remove their items from the room, so you can worry about the rest. Keep a few cleaning essentials in a basket, close at hand. Start by disinfecting the hard surfaces, dust those keepsakes, remove lint and pet hair from your furniture, spray some fabric/air freshener and Voila! You'll have a refreshed living room everyone can enjoy (even Mom and Dad)!

Images ©Christine Bonnivier Photography

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Everything in it's place

Tired of your family members asking you where things are? The solution: Putting your family's "general information" into a easy-to-use binder. Keeping this wealth of information accessible (in your home office or kitchen) makes it easy for the whole family to access telephone numbers, birthdays, take-out menus, schedules and more.

Materials: 1" Binder, Avery sheet protectors and a little creativity :)

Images ©Christine Bonnivier Photography

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer Reading Challenge

In the mind of many kids...summer time is for fun and relaxing... not for reading!  The problem with taking the summer off from picking up a book is that statistically kids that do not read in the summer lose reading skills that have to be brushed up on when returning to school again in the fall.   

When it comes to organizing your schedule for this summer- be sure to plan some daily time to sit down and read with your children or at least have them spend some quiet time reading on their own.  When you plan this time into your daily routine it makes it much more likely that your children will not be part of the statistics that have teachers all over America having nightmares.  

So to encourage you just a little more to make time for reading this summer, we have teamed up with the MommyPerks Website to offer our:

Here is how it works:  
  1. Go to our website and download the Summer Challenge Reading Log. 
  2. Then between today (June 14th and July14th keep track of how many sheets your child fills up!
  3. Between July 15-16th you can email and enter your child with the following information:  Name, Age, Number of Sheets Read, Mailing Address, 
  4. We will be awarding some VERY fun prizes from Ted E Bears Toy Factory for our top three readers this summer!

Are you ready to sign up and participate?  Comment below and let us know that you are participating and then head to our website to download your log and start encouraging your kids to read today!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Tactfully Organized

 Who said miscellaneous paper was the only thing you could tack to a cork-board? It can also be used to store your tangled necklaces and misplaced jewelry pieces. Re-purpose an abandoned cork-board, purchase your favorite tacks and attach your keepsakes. It's easy, functional and looks great on any closet wall!

Images ©Christine Bonnivier Photography

Monday, June 7, 2010

Video: How to Organize Kid's School Papers

I know it is that time of year again and many of you are wanting to know the best way to organize and save all of your kid's school papers.  I hope this video will help you get a start on that project at your house!