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July 2014 Daily Inspiration Quotes

Here is a summary of all the quotes that I share on Facebook and in the newsletters into one blog post, as an easy reference to refer back to when you need a little inspiration. all images were created by and copyright to The Organised Housewife July 2014 Daily Inspiration Please share your favourite quote of the […]

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  • Jessica

    These are brilliant :) I think I’m going to have to print some off to put up in my home office! Very encouraging.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I love them too, Jessica! I like your idea of having them in your office.ReplyCancel

  • A lovely burst of inspiration for me as I try to write some long and boring website content!! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are bright and positive aren’t they! I love them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Dream big and make it happen :) Thanks for sharing, reading these quotes was a good way to start up my day. I have some positive thoughts written on sticky notes on my refrigenator. I think it’s also a great idea to remind yourself the happiest life strategy-no worries, dream and make your dreams come true.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      A Young Housewife – I also LOVE the quotes! They are bight and positive and leaving you feeling happy inside. Glad you also enjoyed them.:)ReplyCancel

May Quotes Of The Day

Here is a summary of all the quotes that I share on Facebook and in the newsletters into one blog post, as an easy reference to refer back to when she needs a little inspiration.  I thought it was a fantastic idea, please find below the inspiration shared during May 2014! MAY 2014 DAILY INSPIRATION image credit image […]

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  • Rae Belanger

    I love this siteReplyCancel

  • Rae Cummins Belanger

    Thanks for all the great info, you obviously put a great effort in to your site. – RaeReplyCancel

  • Daisy Supera

    the best !!! keep it up ! tnxReplyCancel

February Quotes Of The Day

I was asked recently by a reader if I could put all the quotes that I share on facebook and in the newsletters into one blog post, as an easy reference to refer back to when she needs a little inspiration.  I thought it was a fantastic idea, please find below the inspiration shared during […]

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  • midnight dog

    Wow! So quick! You’ve made me so happy – i love having a beautiful page like this to refer to!ReplyCancel

{Inspiring} Pantry Organising Ideas

It’s back!  Inspiring finds Friday, where I find ideas from other blogs & websites about organising a particular area of your home, this week I found some great pantry organising solutions, I hope they inspire you! Pantry Organising Ideas Use sink caddies to store satchels  |  Make Bake Celebrate ********  Great use of containers  | […]

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  • Naomi Tsvirko

    After writing my blog post today, i decided i needed to visit your site. Some great ideas, will be here often :) ReplyCancel

  • Wow! Some amazing ideas there. I’ve got this tiered wire thing where I can line up my cans and/or jars so you can see what’s behind the cans instead of just stacking one in front of the other. ReplyCancel

  • Jan

    Always love some inspiring pantry pics..thanks so much a great round up..take careReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    don’t forget to make sure u have adequate lighting. It helps keep ur hard work of organising……..Tidy :) ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for including our pantry in your post. I am still in love with the handled containers (and feeling rather smug about what a bargain they are after seeing them in an Avon catalogue for 3x the price!)ReplyCancel

  • I love a good pantry! Thanks for the inspiration. Mine need a good clean up!ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    Would love to see ideas for ‘scattered cupboards’ in the kitchen rather than a designated pantry. I need a kitchen makeover :( ReplyCancel

  • […] for inspiration, there are some truly fantastic organisational blogs out there for example The Organised Housewife and A Bowl Full Of […]ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Allan

    OMG, it is a bit like cake porn. Love it (and I must of missed your re-branding of your website, it looks awesome. Great job :) ReplyCancel

{Inspiring} Mothers Day Ideas

I love the idea of being pampered and having a lovely restful day on Mothers day.  What do you enjoy most about Mothers Day?   Below are some really lovely quotes plus creative acitivities you can do with your kids over the coming week. Mothers Day  Clever hint to hubby | Putting on a party Breakfast […]

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  • Dani

    Wonderful … I love the poems!
    I would appreciate if you could share some ideas for donations for school run Mother’s Day Stalls …. we sell the donated gifts for $5 and under.ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    Such super fun ideas Katrina , thank you for sharing ….got to show my husband now what he can do with the kids.

  • Renee Simpson

    I will be flying back from Sydney on Mothers Day after seeing Strictly Ballroom the musical. Having some mummy time that weekend and then spend some time with my husband and 2 girls.ReplyCancel

{Inspiration} Easter Craft Ideas

School holidays start next week for Queensland.  So I have a week before Easter to fill with fun for the kids.  I have found some great easter craft ideas that I know my kids will enjoy. Egg Crowns from Sweet Paul |  Mini Cotton Ball bunnies from Busy Bee Kids Chick cupcakes from Betty […]

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{Inspiring} Clever Toy Storage Ideas

 Yesterday via a chat on facebook a topic that came up was they need some more storage.  So today I have put together a few toy storage ideas that I hope may inspire you. Kids Toy Storage Ideas Create some hanging baskets, The Mother Huddle shows a create step by step tutorial image credit image […]

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{Inspiring} 21 Handmade items for Valentines Day

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{Inspiring} Printable Resources for kids learning

Finishing up this week on back to school posts I wanted to share with you some great resources I have found on the web.  All my 3 kids are very different academically, some of my finds help them to understand what they are learning at school in a relaxed home environment.  This would have to […]

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  • I’d love some educational iPad apps for ages two up?ReplyCancel

  • And thanks that one is a great resource!!!ReplyCancel

  • Neshandcheryl

    thank you for this great info, as a home schooling mom this kind of help is fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • These are great. We do use some for Alexander. I’m going to borrow the handwriting ones. His FMS are still an issue (not uncommon with autism) and his handwriting is his biggest cause of stress at school. I’m going to go and download the time ones right now. He slips up a bit with telling time on an analogue clock. ReplyCancel

  • Channy

    Thankyou for this!!ReplyCancel

{Inspiration} Gift Wrapping Station

I have shown you where i store our gift wrapping.  It’s convenient to have it all stored together, making wrapping presents less time-consuming.  Today I thought I would share with you some more Gift Wrapping Station ideas, now yes some of these maybe extreme, but the reason I post my ‘Inspirational Saturday’ is to help […]

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  • Mel J

    I have a limited amount of wrapping paper, which is stored in a suit-bag in the wardrobe. I haven’t bought wrapping paper in a couple of years, but I still have a little left. Mostly I use fabric gift bags, or just fabric squares to wrap gifts. Re-usable and looks nice! I also like gift bags because they are so quick for wrapping. ReplyCancel

  • [...] Here’s a holiday item that’s supposed to be inspirational, though it might just be frustrating. An Australian blogger has found photos of 10 perfectly organized gift-wrapping stations — the kind that manage to impose order on thousands of yards of ribbons and paper. You may actually get some good ideas from a couple of the wall-mounted units, but an entire walk-in closet devoted to holiday wrapping? Unless you live at the North Pole with a bunch of elves, that seems like overkill to me. (The Organised Housewife) [...]ReplyCancel

  • Pam G

    I am struggling to decide how to store our gift wrapping supplies, including a couple of huge rolls of wrapping paper (bought in bulk a few years back – 30m or something crazy), gift bags I’ve saved (including lots of bottle-sized ones for gifting wines etc), folded wrapping paper, boxes of Christmas cards etc. etc. The large rolls of paper are my biggest concern – too large to fit into the desk drawers which hold all my other craft supplies. Once I declutter our walk-in robe I’m going to see what kind of space I have to store them and invest in a basket or bucket big enough to hold everything.ReplyCancel

    • Hopefully something in the post has inspired you :) I usually store the large rolls in a corner of our wardrobe, they are christmas paper. I buy flat birthday sheets.ReplyCancel

  • Bubbles74

    I love these ideas, but space is our problem. 3 kids in a 2×1 with one tiny linen cupboard. The plastic bag organisers look good. My mum wraps our presents in tea towels. She stopped doing it once & there was back lash. ReplyCancel

  • K-Lee

    Oh wow I wish I could have a space like this! I can never seem to find a good spot in our house to keep all my gift wrapping items together and they have somehow ended up all over the house! I think I may have to resort to an under-bed storer for it all instead of something pretty like this if I can find one long enough to fit the wrapping paper rollsReplyCancel