a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab October’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it!  (November will be out tomorrow.)  And don’t forget to enter the $100 Casabella giveaway!

Baking Supplies:

  • Get ready for your seasonal baking with these tips for organizing your baking supplies. Via Clean Mama
  • Lori Lange aka Recipe Girl shares all sorts of great ideas on just how to contain all the various supplies used in baking. I especially love her spice organization method. Via Tidy Mom
  • Create the perfect baking zone in your kitchen to help minimize disorganization and maximize your time. Via On Sutton Place

Something to Eat:

  • The perfect breakfast for a weekend morning or company, this baked french toast features pumpkin and spices to make for a delicious morning. Even better, make it the night before to pop in the oven in the morning! Via Two Peas and Their Pod

Something to Make:

  • Soften up your skin with one of these naturally scented, skin smoothing sugar scrubs. Makes for a great and unique gift. Via U-Create

Something For the Kids:

  • ‘Tis the season for colds, flu and all sorts of other germs. I highly, highly recommend putting together a sick kit for your kids (and you!) to minimize late night runs for the essentials when sickness strikes. Put in a couple fun books or activities to keep them entertained. Via Clean Mama


  • Simplify your dinner making routine by creating some frozen dinner kits. It saves some serious time by prepping ahead while capitalizing on sales and time. Via Jessica Fisher on The Kitchn