Dry erase board tutorial

So I thought I would do a quick tutorial on the dry erase board in my family command center. It’s perfectly fine if you want to just pick up one and use as it, but I wanted to add a honey touch to mine. I found it in the office supply section at Walmart. Very simple and very cheap! I got the burlap ribbon at the Cracker Barrel during their Christmas sale so only paid about $6.00 for 4 rolls!!

So you just take the dry erase board and place it on a flat surface. Get the burlap ribbon and unwind it. I unwound it all the way to give enough work room. Then start in the corner and use a hot glue gun start gluing it down. Twist your ribbon as you go, and every so often bunch it in the middle this makes for easier gluing. Continue to go around the entire board. Be careful to hold each section that you glue for a few minutes to let it dry before moving on. So there you have it! You can add extra decor if you like I chose to just put a small now to the bottom to add a special touch.

So what crafty things have you been into lately?




Family Command Center

Greetings! It’s Wednesday again, so it’s time for a post! Right now my goal is one post a week, so that I don’t become too overwhelmed. Today I’m going to focus on organization again. You’ll find the more you visit my blog, that I LOVE organization. Did I mention I love to organize??

Well I know it’s the middle of the school year, but I was still have issues with the after school rush, you know kids come home dump all their school stuff on the floor in the living room and it looks like a tornado came through. So I scoured the Internet, (Ahem Pinterest mainly) and found a way to keep on top of mail, important school notices, sports schedules etc. Enter – Family Command Center. Now there are many out there, very elaborate ones, to very simple but all with one goal in mind, to keep you from losing your sanity. So I took ideas from several different ones I liked and put my own together. Here are some of the things I included in mine: 1. dry erase board for writing grocery list/ 2. A memo holder/ 3. Picture frames for school schedules and basketball schedule/ 4. A picture frame for our menu board (which by the way isn’t complete yet, smile) 5. Mail holder/organizers for school papers that need filed. Now every command center will be different of course according to your own styles and tastes. But I challenge you to create one and see if it doesn’t make your life that much easier!!

What about you, what things have you done recently that have helped save you time (and sanity) 🙂


Book Review: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

Hello! Sorry for my long absence! I am still getting used to the world of blogging. In January we spent most of the month with either one child ill, or snowed in!! So that didn’t leaver with much time for writing. It also left me feeling defeated, and behind on my goals and housework. It’s amazing how several weeks in a row with an interrupted schedule can leave you feeling! It was during this time of defeat that I was browsing FB, and came upon a book giveaway by one of my favorite pages I followed, Money Saving Mom. I figured I’d sign up for the giveaway but knew I’d never win because I didn’t usually win things like that. Imagine my surprise when I received an email stating that I was the winner of the book Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, (by Crystal Paine)
Well I was disparate by this point do began reading right away. I cannot sing the praises enough. It has taught me how to set goals…..not just write a to-do list on a piece of paper and forget about it. I wrote out long term goals, things to help me stay focused when the going gets tough. Start small and do babysteps. Don’t try to overhaul your life in one big chunk. This had always been my problem before….I’d get super motivated and think I could change the world in three days, then is crash and burn out and go back to desperate mode. I’m by no means perfect, or got it altogether yet, but I’m plunging away at my goals one babysteps at a time. I’m so thankful to have stumbled upon this book, it has helped saved my life literally. Check it out at Moneysavingmom.com or you can get it at Amazon.

God bless!!