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. I hope you like this feature as much as I do. Happy Weekending!

Kitchen Cupboards:

  • Am I the only one who sometimes buys another container of a random herb just to find two almost-new ones in the back of my spice cupboard? Use this handy-dandy free spice inventory printable to help you keep track of what you have and need. Via Clean Mama
  • One of my biggest kitchen cupboard pet peeves in having to pull everything out to get to an item at the back. This DIY project makes converting some key cupboards to roll-out shelving look very manageable and affordable.Via Family Handyman
  • Organizing your kitchen cupboards just got a whole lot easier! Check out this logical and simple way to organize your kitchen in to zones. Via Clean Mama
  • Love this simple way to store cutting boards and utilize the back of the cupboard doors for instant storage. Via Family Handyman
  • Don’t have a gigantic kitchen and struggling to figure just where to put everything? This useful post has some great storage ideas for the average sized kitchen. Via Organizing Homelife

Something to Eat:

  • We made and devoured these yummy soft oatmeal cookies. I love how you can switch up the add-ins to your liking- cranberry & white chocolate, peanut butter cups and chocolate chips etc. Try them for an easy sweet fix. Via Sally’s Baking Addiction

Something to Make:

  • I love the big, fancy bath bombes but have a hard time justifying spending $5 on one. This tutorial on making your own looks like fun and is easy to customize with your own favorite scents. Via Martha Stewart

Something for the Kids:

  • We took our kiddos to the new Lego movie this past weekend and I can honestly say we all loved it. Besides listening to the “Everything is Awesome” song non-stop (anyone else?), we are spending plenty of time coloring away on these coloring printables from Lego.com.


  • I think most new mamas would agree that having some ready-to-heat meals in those first weeks is priceless. These meals are perfect for new mamas, someone who has been in the hospital or a family who needs a break. I am a huge fan of freezer meals and these are spot-on. Via Persnickety Plates


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