Thursday, December 20, 2012

Getting Organized to Move

We are moving. I'm not sure when; I'm not 100% sure exactly where. But, we are moving and we are moving across the country. It's a huge undertaking to move a household as large as ours. Even though we only have three kids left at home now, we moved to the house we currently live in as a family of seven, since five of our eight kids lived with us then.  But, even then, we downsized from a 3,600 square foot house (including a refinished attic which served as a home office) to a 2,500 square foot house with the belongings of a family of 10 since none of our adult kids who had moved out had taken any furniture or major belongings.

So, last night I decided to organize our move. The house is already half-way packed up; we are not quite down to the bare essentials, but we are pared down quite a bit. I'm excited about being in our new place; I am not excited about the actual move.  But, we have truck drivers lined up and ready to go, just waiting for us to give them the word.

I found some wonderful, very organizational printables from the Gifts We Use Blog by Ferly Tangonan to help create a moving notebook and plan to use it as a Family Moving Manual to keep everyone, including myself, organized through this move.

Ferly has some great printables for all kinds of organization!

Being creative and practical can work together! 
My moving planner pages are decorative, but the notebook, itself, is plain.

Happy Organizing!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Giveaway - Don't Miss Out!

Elle's Studio is having a fabulous giveaway - and you get several chances to enter!

From Elle's Studio:

Elle’s Studio is giving away a bunch of goodies from their Sweet Life collection and everyday tag line – some of Kelly’s favorites! You’ll be able to find plenty of uses for their tags – besides layouts, they are perfect for mini albums, cards, Project Life and more. And, just in time for the holidays, they now have gift certificates available!

Plus, all of our Signature Series readers are invited to Celebrate December with Elle’s Studio! The month of December will be packed with Holiday Inspiration, projects, layouts, and gift ideas from many talented designers. Be sure to check theElle’s Studio blog EVERY DAY for prizes, giveaways, and inspiration! And speaking of inspiration, here’s some from Kelly herself – featuring some of Elle’s Studio’s super cute ‘Sweet Life’ cut-outs!

Have fun!