Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Laundry Room Updates!

This post has been a long time coming!!!  We have finally finished the last of our laundry room updates, so I'm ready to share all the pics!!!


When we first moved into this house seven years ago, I knew that the laundry room was not ideal.  Of course I would love a large room where I could separate all the colors of clothing, have a lovely countertop to fold it all, and a long, sturdy bar to hang-dry all my.....well, pretty much everything of mine gets air dried!!! But without a big renovation, I'm stuck with this "area!" This little room gets lots of traffic, as it's the only way to get to the garage from inside the house.  This also means it's the first room we come to when we enter the house from the garage.

If you look beyond the heaping piles of clothes and clutter, you can see that it had nice cabinets above the washer and dryer.  There was also a small utility sink with storage underneath.  I added the bar for air-drying our clothes, as well as the two sets of hooks on the opposite wall.  But the room was not working for us.  WHAT A MESS!!!!!!!!

What I hated most about this laundry room:
1.  There was no place to store laundry baskets
2. That utility sink was useless (we have a large one in the basement)
3. There was no storage for backpacks, winter stuff, etc.


I reeeeeeally wanted to just install beautiful built-in lockers and move the laundry upstairs somewhere.  But that costs money.  Actually, it would probably cost a A LOT of money!  Not to mention, we'd have to give up a big section of our guest bedroom or renovate the master bathroom to get it done.

So after many months of brainstorming and planning, I came up with a fairly inexpensive solution.  And after one year of living with the new and improved set-up, I can say that I am very, very glad we did it!  It has worked great!!!!!!

First we removed that awful utility sink and cabinet. 

We removed the cabinets and relocated them to the garage. 

Then we stacked the washer and dryer by using a simple kit from Amazon.
The final step was to find a something that would hold the "stuff." We needed a place for all the laundry supplies, of course, but also: light bulbs, extension cords, backpacks, hats & gloves, the kids' socks...... I looked for weeks and weeks for the perfect piece that had a bench and hooks and cubbies. But in the end, we found this cabinet from IKEA!!!  Over one year later, I have NO complaints about it!!!!  

Here it is before we had the walls patched and painted.  We also had to get a new washer and dryer a few months ago, so you may notice that in the photos at the end.

The shelves store light bulbs, extension cords, laundry and cleaning supplies, and laundry baskets.  The kids each have a drawer for their socks and the other two drawers hold hats, gloves, scarves, etc.  The bottom cubbies are perfect for backpacks, cheer bags, basketball bags, etc.!

I found the collapsible rod on Amazon, so now I have a great place to air dry all my jeans and sweaters.  
At some point, I'd love to update the flooring, but for now, I'm just happy that the room is functional! 






Friday, January 24, 2020

Free Planner Page + New Valentines in my Shop + Coupon Code

I hope you'll enjoy this free printable planner page!  I usually rely on my iPhone calendar for my appointments and reminders and even shopping lists.  But I still use a planner every day to unload the most important things I need to get done that day.  I use the left side for my family/personal items and the right side for business. I have found it very useful to have a place to write shopping items I need throughout the week and my most important to-dos.  Some of these things don't get done in a week's time, so I just carry them over to the next week.  There is something very satisfying about crossing off tasks on actual papers versus my phone!!!

Also--please check out some of the new ๐Ÿ’—Valentines ๐Ÿ’— available in my shop!  Use code TAKE2 for $2.00 off!!!!  :) Jamie

Here is a frappuccino valentine that is an instant download!!!  Print, sign, and add a cute treat for an easy Valentine!

This version has customized cup!




My popcorn valentines were my most popular last year!  All of these options work well with both a regular size and mini size bag!







Friday, January 17, 2020

New in my shop: Cookie Sales Thank You Cards + Coupon Code

Check out some of my new Cookie Sales Thank You cards I have available in my Etsy shop!  Use code TAKE2 for $2.00 off!!!!
There is always something special about a thank you card that is personalized!  
This set includes both a 4x6 card and a set of printable labels!!!

This is a brand new design!  

Monday, December 30, 2019

NEW 2020 Version - Free Printable Girl Scout Cookies BINGO!

๐Ÿ‘‰2020 Cookie Sales Printables๐Ÿ‘ˆ 
(Word files are not formatted for Google Docs.  I am unable to grant editing access to shared files.  Please see download instructions for details.)

Images and clipart are from ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers.  
The 2020 BINGO games are ready!!  I really hope you enjoy them!  All images are courtesy of the two bakers, and you will find two different versions of the game.  Each set includes 12 boards.  If you have more than 12 players, I suggest that you have the players team up.  
(The graphics for the new "Lemon-Ups" cookies from LBB were not available at the time I made the original 2020 Cookies BINGO game and the graphic above.  I have updated the file and replaced the butterflies with the Lemon-Ups, but if you downloaded it prior to 1/9/2020, they are not included.  You can re-download for the new version!)

I will also have items for sale in my Etsy shop beginning in January, so please stop by!

:) Jamie


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In order to keep these printables FREE, I do not offer customization or additional boards.  Please visit my Etsy shop for custom order inquiries and price quotes!

Clipart from:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/abc_bakers/albums
http://www.littlebrowniebakers.com/clipart/illustrations/
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For your personal and troop use only.  Professional printing okay.


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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Buffalo Check Christmas Coffee Bar

My little coffee bar has undergone many changes over the years.  I have it set up in my dining room--a room that would otherwise be used just a few times a year for parties and potlucks!  
This year for Christmas, I decided to go with the buffalo check plaid theme!  Most of the decor is from Big Lots or Dollar Tree or items I already had.  The "Jamie's Coffee Bar" sign was a gift from a friend (from Etsy).  






The walls will soon be painted a light gray.  The bottom wall under the chair rail used to be a dark maroon, and one day I got so sick of it, I used extra leftover paint from one of the bathrooms and just painted it!  




FALL 2019 COFFEE BAR



Friday, November 22, 2019

Free Printable Roll a Turkey Game - M&M's and Skittles



In order to keep these designs FREE, I do not offer customization.  Please visit my Etsy shop for custom order inquiries and price quotes!

Clipart by: 


For your personal or classroom use only.  

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Friday, November 8, 2019

FREE PRINTABLE Girl Scouts Meeting Planner & Weekly Planner

I hope you enjoy these two new Girl Scouts planner pages!  The first is a Girls' Meeting Planner, great for giving the girls responsibilities and teaching them organization and leadership!  The second is a weekly planner, great for homework tracking, sports & activities, chores, etc.  Enjoy!
*Word version is formatted for Microsoft Word for PC or Mac and will not work properly in Google Docs, Pages, Adobe PDF Reader, etc.


In order to keep these designs FREE, I do not offer customization.  Please visit my Etsy shop for custom order inquiries and price quotes!

Clipart by: 
https://www.dailyarthub.com

For your personal or troop use only.  


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