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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

{back 2 basics} snippets of wonderful

 Wahoo!  I'm delighted to introduce you to my bestie Erica, from Snippets of Wonderful.  You can take my word for it, there isn't anything this girl can't do.  She has the greatest ideas for everything from food and exercise to crafting, decorating, to educational ideas for little ones.  {LOVE} her, and so will you!

Thanks Kierste for inviting me to be part of your month long Back to Basics party! My name is Erica and I'm one of those lucky ones who actually knows Miss Crafty in real life - part of being her bestie is that I get to steal all her great ideas! I love to craft, cook, exercise, decorate, play, and teach my two little ones - go check out my blog Snippets of Wonderful to see what I'm up to - definitely don't expect any consistency though!

I have to admit my heart went pitter patter when I first found out she wanted me to post about back to school. I used to be a 2nd grade teacher and I secretly {heart} all things school related. The new clothes, school supplies, backpacks, classroom decorations, etc. all get me a little giddy this time of year!
But from my teaching turned mommy perspective I now know about all the PAPERS sent home (and my little one is only in preschool) - there's newsletters and book orders and worksheets and fundraisers and more book orders - what the heck do you do with all of them???!!!
Here's the solution. Or just my solution ;)

I {heart} Goodwill. Cheap. Good prices. Returnable. My mom is also a fan so when we get together complete with my grandma in tow- we're a force to be reckoned with. Here's the goodie I found last time we went -

This past trip I managed to snap these babies up for 99 cents. What are they? Hanging file holders.

So you didn't just happen to run across these as worries - you can probably find them just about anywhere - Walmart, Staples, online, etc.

I took those bad boys and some trusty brown spray paint and went to town! I used my handy dandy silhouette to cut a vinyl initial and tada - everyone in our family now has their own file holder on the wall. 

Gone are the days of papers strewn across the countertops or just a huge neat stack of papers in a corner in the kitchen. When the backpack/mail/anything comes home the sorting begins - some goes in the trash, their own papers go in their holder, ones mommy and daddy need go in ours. Keeps everything and everyone organized and the papers and mess to a minimum.

Hopefully our new set up will help my little kids participate in keeping our house more organized and maybe now mommy will be better able to keep track of all those school papers!

enjoy ~

Love this idea! And the fact that they are monogrammed make me love them even more.  :) Make sure you stop by Snippets of Wonderful to see everything else she is up to!



Blogger Country Mouse said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing this and the link!

September 13, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger emily @morefromthemoorefamily said...

I love these file folders! I covered mine with fabric and put an in and out, it's helped so much to keep the clutter to a minimum!

September 13, 2011 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Fifi said...

awesome idea!!

new follower...

September 14, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

What a great idea to keep things organized! What font did you use for those letters?

September 15, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger kierste @ brown paper packages said...

She used smiley of my favorites!

September 16, 2011 at 3:53 PM  

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