Mom Life Organized

Mom Life Organized - Helpful Apps, Calendars, and Planners for Busy Moms

January is the perfect time to examine how you organize your days, weeks, and months! Not only what you do, but the actual tools for helping achieve that organization. Today, Shauna and I are sharing some of our favourite tools to use, from printables and calendars to helpful apps. From two real moms in the thick of daily life, here are ways we get & stay organized {and also, achieve some inspiration & sanity}:

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DIY Embroidery Thread Savers

DIY Embroidery Thread Savers ~ Blog Tutorial by Bubblegum Sass ~ Washi Tape & Button Crafts

I was recently on a mission to tidy up my Love Catcher sewing box. It contains all the bits and pieces I need to prepare the embroidery hoops for the Love Catchers. I began pulling everything out of the box and sorting things into piles, which is when I quickly discovered a mishmash of embroidery thread pieces. They’re good lengths of embroidery thread (perfectly suitable to keep around), so I whipped out some clothespins and got to work on organizing them. When I posted a picture on Instagram of the nicely organized threads, folks were tickled {and surprised} at how a simple thing like a clothespin could make such a great thread saver. And so, I’m sharing it here with you. Pull out your sewing box and errant threads and let’s get to work!

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Four Fab Finds: Organization

January always seems to mark a need to make lists, buy storage containers, & organize everything! I just finished picking up a cart full of storage containers so I can tackle purging, cleaning, & organizing various corners of our house (including our basement). A pile of fresh new (and colourful) boxes always seems so hopeful and promising. It’s a great way to start off the new year. So here’s some fab Etsy finds for organizing corners of your home in a stylish way:

1. Decorative Crochet Set by Looping Home
2. Chalkboard Labels from Charlie Chalk Designs
3. Modern Twig Coat Hook by Studio Liscious
4. Canvas Storage Baskets by Dagmar’s Designs


Crochet jar covers

1. Decorative Crochet Set by Looping Home

Chalkboard lables
2. Chalkboard Labels from Charlie Chalk Designs


Modern coat hook

3. Modern Twig Coat Hook by Studio Liscious


Canvas Basket

4. Canvas Storage Baskets by Dagmar’s Designs

DIY lace earring holder

If you’re on Pinterest, chances are you’ve come across the idea of using an old frame and lace to make a unique earring holder. There are dozens of examples out there, so I’m not claiming to be the genius behind this design. I’ve just been longing to have a better way of storing my earrings, instead of shoving them into a jewelry box, where I forget about some of them & others get tangled. Finally fed up, I headed to the basement to dig up an old frame (former art students always have old picture frames kicking around). Next stop, the sewing room for some lace trim, hot glue gun and vintage buttons (of course I can’t do any craft project without adding a button accent). These particular buttons are gorgeous vintage shell buttons that belonged to my grandmother. They have been patiently waiting for the right project to come along.

To make this super easy earring holder, which can even be done during baby’s nap time (it’s that quick), remove the glass and back from the frame so that all you’re left with is the wood. Next, measure out lengths of lace trim to go from one side of the frame to the other. Use your hot glue gun to adhere the lace trim to the back of the frame. I started with the top most lace strip first, then measured how far down the next strip should be. Keep in mind the type of earrings you have. If you have lots of long ones, you’ll want to leave plenty of space between each lace strip. If you have mostly short earrings, you’ll be able to put each strip closer together and thus fit more strips in the frame. I have a mix of earrings, so I put two strips closer together and the last strip is placed to allow plenty of room for my long earrings to hang freely.

For the finishing touches, I used the hot glue gun to adhere the buttons onto each corner as a nice little embellishment. Sweet and simple.

Hint – If you’d like the frame to stand out from the wall a bit to make it easier to get earrings off and on, just bend out those little metal tabs on the back of the frame that keep the glass in place (hope that makes sense). They add just enough depth.

Happy crafting! And happy organizing too!!

Lace earring holder by Bubblegum Sass

Lace earring holder (detail) by Bubblegum Sass