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Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 17

29 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 16

30 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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  • Ros {Sew Delicious}

    Thanks for the lovely feature Kat. I’ve been loving this series, especially the Elf on the Shelf tips as this year will be the first with our elf :)ReplyCancel

  • […] Day 16(Can you believe we’re only a month out from Christmas!!)Christmas task: We only have 2 rellies that we send Christmas cards to so these are done and will get posted later this week (along with their presents). I spent some time wrapping presents after Miss K goes to bed. I recently blogged about our advent plans along with a free download.Household task: I’ve created a file in Evernote of all the dates I’ll add to my Inner B organiser (I get the refill for Christmas) after Christmas. […]ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 15

33 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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  • Miss Maudy

    I use a file rack from Officeworks for my trays and chopping boards. It’s a flat one rather than a stepped rack, I just laid it on its side and it works a treat – I have all my small baking trays, pizza trays and chopping boards and they just slide out without having to move anything.ReplyCancel

    • Emma Hope

      I would love to see a pic of your system!ReplyCancel

  • Shylee Green

    love the bunting!ReplyCancel

  • […] Day 15Christmas task:  All up-to-date. Yay, go me LOLHousehold task: I’ve been saying for ages I need to organise our plastics cupboard and this gave me the kick-start to do it. Lots of lids with no bases and lots of bases with no lids. […]ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 14

34 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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  • Monique Pollock

    I love your kids playroom. I wish we could have a dedicated area for play, i would turn one of our guest rooms into one, but we have too many visitors. Love the cubes, they are excellent, and the toys stay in their sets :)ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 13

35 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 12

36 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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  • Anna

    Hi Kat, this appears to be the same as yesterday? Easy if it is as Ive already done it then! have a great dayReplyCancel

  • Leann

    Yeah, I was just thinking we were missing today’s :)ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 11

xx days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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  • Kellie

    This might be a silly question – but do we actually post the letter to Santa??ReplyCancel

  • […] Day 11Christmas task: I went and bought some cards from the Post Office. They have some that are supporting OCRF. Cards for overseas/interstate family are done. Letter to Santa is ready to be posted.Household task: My pantry has needed re-organising for ages so I’m happy to get this done. I love Organised Housewife’s cork board in the pantry idea and am planning on setting up something similar. […]ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 10

40 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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How to Toddler proof your Christmas Tree

If you have a little baby or toddler it’s a good idea to ‘toddler proof your christmas tree’. I remember ooh to well the days when my kids wanted to pull at the Christmas Tree, our first Christmas with the twins they were 10 months, they loved all the glitter and sparkles and just wanted to […]

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  • calagm

    I have used trellis and cable ties to protect my tree in the past(kids are all older now), you can buy some cheap spray paint to pretty it up…I also festooned tinsel around it, and let the kids put a few packets of $2 shop baubles around itReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    We had a highly tactile disabled younger sister growing up. My parents made a crepe paper tree and stuck it to the wall with little kids craft decorations. ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 9

41 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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  • Kelly

    Do you need to purchase the elf on the shelf book with toy as well as the planner, or can you just purchase one or the other?ReplyCancel

    • Brad Lorraine Kleinschmidt

      The Elf on the Shelf is a toy & book set. The book is the story about how the elf comes to be with your family each year and what it’s all about, and then at the back of the book you complete a little ‘adoption certificate’. The planner gives you an organiser for ways to position your elf and the things he might ‘get up to’ as aswell as letters from santa after the elf reports back on your kids behaviour each day (so warning letters from santa if they have had a bad day), activities revolving around the elf etc etc.ReplyCancel

      • Kelly

        Wonderful. Thank you. It is such a cute idea that I wanted to use it, but thought I’d better clarify that I get the right things to be ready for Day 1 of his mischief :-)ReplyCancel

  • Annette

    We had our elf last year and it was the best fun with my kids! They are going to love him this year! My daughter has the fairy door and I just recently bought a cute mail box so out from the fairy door a letter will go into the mailbox to let the kids know something is happening! I also have just purchased from Ravissant the Christmas wreath and tree for the fairy door. I am so excited to have our elf “know as Pinochio” Can’t wait for his mischief this year! Happy elfing around! So much fun!!!ReplyCancel

Christmas Sequin Bauble

A few years ago my hubby’s Aunty sent each of the kids a gorgeous handmade sequin bauble.  Over the weekend my little girls decided to make their own sequin bauble as it was such a beautiful handmade craft idea. All you need is a bag of sequins, a foam ball, shirt pins, beads, bead wire […]

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Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 8

42 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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Organised Christmas 2013 – Day 7

43 days till Christmas Day Daily Cleaning Tasks to prepare for the silly season Christmas organisation, recipes, crafts & more Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This 45 page planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and more together in one folder.  It is a […]

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  • Sonia

    thanks for featuring me again Katrina!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Thanks for sharing my cross stitch!ReplyCancel

  • great ideas Katrina.ReplyCancel

  • Sam Young Nutrimetics

    Love that you are loving the Instant Radiance Beauty Balm- its amazing isnt it? Did you know that you can use it as a mid afternoon freshen up too? The Rice Bran Powder will dispel the excess oil and shine and leave you with a lovely matte finish. Just pat it in over the top of your makeup. Its my fave go-to must live in my handbag product!ReplyCancel

  • Nash

    Shared your post with just the photo as requested on my Nutrimetics facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/nashnutrimetics. Just so you’re aware and if you mind, just let me know and I’ll remove it. =]ReplyCancel

    • That is perfectly fine thank you for linking back to my blog. I loving these lip colours!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jess

    Hi there, I hope it is ok that I shared your blog, especially your Nutrimetics Gift Guide above on my page…I LOVE your blog and FB Page and was so happy to see that you enjoyed using your Nutrimetics products so had to share with my customers on my page https://www.facebook.com/JessieKaysHB . Thanks for all the awesome ideas and how-to’s. :DReplyCancel