Fantasic News!

I have Fantastic News my beautiful readers!

I have contacted a publishing agency, and they are interested in a craft tutorial book! I cannot wait to see how this pans out!!!

Wish me luck!

Christmas has come!

It’s December already!

While everyone is out amongst the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Shopping rush, I have launched a new Business-
Mumma K’s Home Organisation Services
Home organisation was a huge struggle for me, for many years. Even to this day, there are a few project’s I want to complete before the new year, to get my home up to tip top shape!
I have been spending the last 12 months, researching many different ways to reach optimum home harmony and have found quite a number of magnificent idea’s!
Most of my recommendation’s are rental friendly, as I have that restriction. I can’t paint, or hang things where I want, But I’ve discovered ways to defy those boundaries!

This weeks huge focus is the Bedroom. We all have those area’s where bits and pieces are shoved in a rush to ‘tidy’, clothes that will ‘fit one day’, that t-shirt with ‘sentimental value’. Mumma K is tough but fair and has successfully helped a number of people to get through those attachments and rid themselves of junk!
At some level, majority of people have a hoarding problem, I definitely do! I have a problem with craft supplies! (Sorting that out is on my list!)
Sometimes we just need a little push to get those jobs started and out of the way. That’s when the Locals of the Wide Bay Region QLD can call on Mumma K.

New Stock!

I’ve created a Business–

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And I’ve been making some amazing Crafts to sell! I shall Upload a variety of Merch soon!

Organisation Week!!! Some Idea’s and Tips!!!

So, It’s Organisation week and I have been looking on my second favorite site HOUZZ!!!

Here are a few AMAZING Idea’s that I have found that will be incorporated into our brand new home.

Drawer of Electronics. My Fiance’ and I are terrible at keeping our phone chargers and laptop cables in neat order and usually end up spreading them throughout the house!!! I LOVE this and I will be turning my top drawer of the TV cabinet into our ‘HUB’.

As much as I LOVE this idea, our new house doesn’t have a very large hallway, plus being a rental, I can’t do anything permanent. BUT I’ve been thinking about entryway organisational idea’s. One thing that’s popped out is…

The hall stand! I have one back at my parents place, but being 12 hours drive away, has proven difficult to bring up here. It was my first piece of furniture that I ever bought!

What I love about it is I can walk through the door, dump my keys, phone, handbag and not have to clog up the dinning room table!

As a substitute, I’m looking into a replacement hall stand or hall table, hat stand, shoe rack, basically a decorative, organised place to dump my stuff haha.

I found this picture on Pinterest and after looking in my pantry, decided this is a fantastic system and shall also be putting this into action when unpacking our new kitchen! Lordy I had no idea how many pantry items I had forgotten about because they got pushed to the back!

http://ourlittlegreendot.com/if-you-want-to-be-green-you-need-to-be-organised/

Little Green Dot-
“Have nothing in your home which you do not find useful, or believe to be beautiful”- William Morris
Amazing words. If only it was easier to live by!
This Blog outlines 10 easy solutions to tackle home organisation. Whether moving, or needing to re-organise various area’s of your home, these little tips are gems!

http://planningwithkids.com/2012/04/26/home-organisation-4-tips-for-handling-family-paperwork/?utm_source=Planning+With+Kids+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7c5bd348de-christmas_spending&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e9e461502a-7c5bd348de-324046654

Have alot of paperwork and don’t know how to file it away? This Blog on ‘Planning with Kids’ covers 4 Tips for handling family paperwork. LOVE this system!

I hope some of these idea’s and methods I’m planning to use are useful for you too. Remember, this is Organisation week! Maybe my enthusiasm will help motivate you to get stuck into those odd jobs you’ve been putting aside as well!!!

Let me know what you think, or comment with idea’s, pictures, or links to anything you’ve found works for you or you like!

Organising your House! Organizing your LIFE!

I am moving in the next week and leading up to this, I have been cleaning out all my unwanted clutter that has piled up around me and have really been looking for ways to manage our home.

I am a serial ‘quick tidier’. I will race around before someone comes over and put things ‘out of sight’, thinking that one day Ill have the time to put them all back where they belong. In doing this, I have several spots full of random, unorganized junk, for example, un-used drawers, baskets, cupboards.

In packing up our house, I have been putting everything in boxes to move along with their rightful friends. Using the masterpiece that is PINTEREST I have been finding ways to keep my new house from getting to that point.

Here I’ve posted the link to a wonderful woman who has put a challenge out to all home organisers.

http://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/start-here/

The Organised Housewife. Check it out!!!
Ill be implementing the idea’s when we move!!!

Chalkboard Paint Project

This morning while my beautiful 2 month old son napped, I got stuck into Pinterest.

Of course, the endless projects that are pinned by thousands of creative minds out there can swamp you and the mind boggles with ideas!!!

While browsing, I found a few projects that involved Chalkboard Paint.

A quick trip to our local Sam’s Warehouse and the light bulb clicked. I bought some jars for a bargain 30% off and than at Bunnings, some spray on Chalkboard Paint.


This cost about $13.

Using masking tape I outlined the area I was to paint.

After it dried, I washed out the jars and filled with pasta and sugar!
I’m going back tomorrow, were moving next week and I want the new house to be more organised so I plan on using a few more storage ideas with the chalk labels!

Project #6!!! Play TeePee

Project #6!!! Play TeePee

My Aunty was coming to visit and she has 3 lovely boys aged 4, 6 and 8!
After having a chat about my blog and what I’ve been up to, she joking said that the boys would LOVE a TeePee but they are WAY to expensive.
This lead me to thinking, if I was to make one, what would I use and how much would I spend?
I started doing a bit of research and found that there are quite a few ways to make TeePee’s.

http://mypoppet.com.au/2012/03/how-to-diy-tee-pee-tent-part-1.html

I found this Blog that was (finally) in Australian measurements and had a run down of the Auzzie costs of her TeePee. Than I realised, my Aunty lives in Ipswich, so they will have to take the TeePee in the car with them. Was wood poles really a good option?
I kept looking around and found THIS Blog

http://www.themudpiemakers.com/2011/09/make-your-own-play-teepee.html

Fantastic Tutorial and used PVC pipes!!! After a trip to Bunnings, I priced some pipes and joiners and I was looking at around about $50 just for the PVC…
As I was looking for something inexpensive but effective I made my way to the Mitre 10 trade centre to source something a bit cheaper.

I found 2 pipes that already had a joint bit at the end to fit 2 pipes together and had them cut into 10x 1 metre lengths. 2 of which had the joint and so I had to by 3 separate joints, so I end up with 5x 2 metre poles that could be taken apart for storage and travel.
All up the PVC costs me $22! Bargain!

As for the material, I went to the local St Vinnies and found a HUGE length of blue, thick material for $5 and a white sheet for $2 and cut them into Triangles 1 Metre down the bottom and 50 cm (Middle of the metre) up the top, Than measured down about 180cm. I cut the top of the triangle down 10cm so I could have the gap up the top.
I didn’t really overdo the measuring as this was a trial run. But it turned out alright!

After a FULL day of sewing, I managed to finish this little project and they kids saw it on the weekend, they LOVED IT! It was set up back at theirs within 20 mins of being home haha.

This is a Picture of the back. I had so much fun putting this little project together and It really wasn’t that hard! Anyone can make one! Give it a go, maybe check out the Tutorials I’ve linked here and see for yourself what a fantastic gift for your kids it is!!!

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