This year everyone seems to have an obsession with mason jars and I am one of those proud followers! I have a collection of my own waiting to be made into something useful:
I don’t know if you noticed or not – but this girl got a new banner!!
I finally feel like I fit in with all my favorite blogs haha! So let’s talk about who gave me this wonderful look because I owe her the world!
Kirstie from is the master behind the amazingness! She took my ideas and inspiration and made me a few samples to choose from. I went from hating my previous banner to having the HARDEST time picking out of the options she gave me!
Here’s what Kirstie has to say about her business:
“My Business is called Little Tinspirations, the name comes from my first born daughter, Katherine who my husband Ryan and I have nicknamed ”Tin Tin”, she has been my little inspiration for starting my own business because I want to be able to stay at home with my children.
I’ve been working with graphics since middle school (About 10 years) when I first got my own personal computer but only decided to make it a living this year when my husband and I found out that we’re expecting a second child.
It took a lot of researching in how I wanted to go about it but I finally opened up an Etsy Shop just in August (which is Little Tinspirations) which I’ve dedicated mostly to making custom announcements, invitations, postcards, and other digital art for children but am also embarking into more graphic design work.
Some other things I do include photography editing and video editing. I pretty much love editing and designing in general and I am always looking to get into new things when it comes to graphics.”
You can find her at any of the following locations:
She also made me an awesome button that I can share with everyone – feel free to grab mine and Kirstie’s buttons and put them on your blog!
Want a design of your own? Contact Kirstie via her email and let her know you found her from my blog!
I was checking out Zulily the other day to find some outfits for Emma now that she’s in school and weather is starting to drop into the Fall zone
It’s funny, I didn’t really like fall until recently. I’m a warm weather fan but lately I’ve been excited about curling up in my cozy clothes, drinking hot chocolate, and dressing up Emma in some seriously cute outfits!
This little girl would be completely set!
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I love multi-functional items and I feel like Stools are just that! You can sit on them, stand on them, put your feet on them, or use them as a side table and throw all your junk on them. Occasionally they even have room for you to store your stuff IN THEM!
Here are a few fun stools I found:
Rustic has been one of the biggest trends for weddings this year and getting a rustic mirror photo is usually top on the list. Not only is it great for pictures, but being able to keep the mirror itself for a lifetime sounds like a pretty sweet idea!
Here are some awesome Rustic mirrors I found for you to drool over
Floor mirrors are one of my FAVORITES! Having a little one in the house isn’t so great for that unless you have it secured to the wall somehow. I think I’d panic Emma would knock it down on herself!
The one above would fit PERFECTLY with my home decor. Brian and I love dark wood and have a lot of dark wood in the house. This gives it a feel of dark wood but I love the mixture if lighter wood in there!
The rustic look with the cleanliness of the white frame around it? I think that’s a perfect mix of both worlds!
I think I might have a weakness for something blue this mirror screams GORGEOUS! Can I have one please!?
Being a work from home mom, I don’t tend to dress up or really do my makeup much but when I do I tend to stay in the neutral zone. I don’t know if it’s because of fear of looking like a clown or because I don’t do it often enough to really know what I’m doing but I’ve decided to branch out.
Here are a few ideas I found on Pinterest to add a little color and pop into my life:
As you can see I’m not straying TOO far away from neutrals since I think a huge change would be too much for me but I am excited to give these a try!
Which one is your favorite?
While making decorations for Emma’s birthday I decided to a chandelier instead of centerpiece and I am SO happy with how it came out I wanted to share how I made it with all of you.
First I needed to figure out how I was going to make the frame. I took four rods and hot glued the ends together (in the long run it would have been smart to do a criss-cross in the center as well to stabilize it)
Then you’ll need paper and scissors! I folded the paper hot dog style twice to make four defined lines. Then I cut it into strips, glued the ends together and hot glued them to each other.Then when they are a lined up I glued them to the frames!
What do you think?
Hey everyone! Welcome to my first day on the Making Work From Home Work Better Series I am so excited to share with you how I’ve been revamping my work space. This is something I suggest for everyone to do often. As things change, you will constantly need to be changing your organization process to keep up with it!
Here is what I’m working on to fix my area! I’ve had these unused notebooks since college. I decided now that I have a good amount of constant things going on in my life, Virtual Assistant work, Blogging, Etsy, and more that I needed to create a dedicated space for each of them!
Each notebook got a defined title for its purpose. That way I can keep them separate and not worry about mixing up any important information or getting distracted by multiple things I am trying to work on. I just pull out one notebook at a time for whatever I am working on at that moment!
Having binder accessories is handy. I like having tabbed sections to keep certain pieces of information organized. I also love clear sheet protectors as a way to make sure certain paperwork won’t get damaged with use. I tend to put things I won’t need to take in and out or edit often in here.
Once you have your notebook set up, it’s time to fill it up with great organizing tools and forms. I like to print out a calendar to keep in each notebook for reference. Even if it is just a blank calendar having easy access to look at dates is great. I use my online google calendar to keep track of every aspect of my life as you can see below!
When it comes to building forms, like timesheets, inventory, contact lists and etc. I tend to use the google Apps drive. I’ll open up the Forms Library and find one that fits my needs or tweak it until it really fits into what I need. If you feel comfortable with excel you can always create your own forms and databases (I do sometimes, just because you can’t find everything you need).
The great thing about keeping notebooks is they are EASILY interchangeable. If something new happens and you need to update your system it’s really easy to just throw in a new tab with some new forms and keep going.
The other thing I like to do is keep notebook paper in each section. Even though a majority of what I do I keep track of on the computer – there is nothing like pen and paper!
How do you organize your paperwork?
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