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4MyEarth 4MyEarth® aim is to help make a difference in healing our earth, starting with the little things, their eco-friendly products.  Stocking a range of different product, scarves, shawls, produce bags, stainless steel bottles, the Wow Wallet™, lunchbags and reusable sandwich wraps and pockets.   These handmade Bamboo Silk blend shawls are incredibly soft, smooth and luxurious. Exactly […]

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  • Alisa Garate

    I love those little blue lunch sacks! Perfect for my kids who don’t need a big lunch pail.ReplyCancel

  • donna

    Love the big sandwich wraps…just so versatile!ReplyCancel

  • Denise

    Love layering pieces in winter & this shawl looks beautiful! Going to check out their other items now too :)ReplyCancel

  • Kerrinish

    I think the sandwich wraps and snack bags etc look fantastic. Never realised how much disposable plastic wrap and ziplock bags we use per year, disgraceful really! And will be much cheaper with reusable ones.

  • Krwhan

    I love love love bamboo fabrics. So incredibly soft. And the shawl looks just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Is this linking? I can’t see where to enter? (haven’t done this before) does it work via iPhone, or am I not seeing all and need laptop? Eek. ReplyCancel

  • The red is a gorgeous colour for winter.ReplyCancel

  • I like the WOW wallet, it looks like an awesome gift idea.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    Gorgeous rich colour! Would be perfect for the cooler months! I can just see myself snuggled next to the fire with this baby, reading good books to the kids. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    Is this where we comment on our favourite 4 my earth product? Well, I’m a sucker for scarves and shawls. I can’t even pick from the website which one is my favourite, but what really excites me about these ones is that they are fair trade!!! That’s like a big green light for me!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy mcL

    Gorgeous shawl, I adore the red ReplyCancel

  • Gaye

    So many eco-friendly items to choose from! Probably the item I like the most are the Shawls – Turquoise, I love that they are made traditionally & that buying really supports an overseas local community.ReplyCancel

  • What a fantastic idea 4MyEarth! Eco friendly & gives back to the small communities where the products were made…ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely looking shawl, it looks delightfully enveloping and comforting.ReplyCancel

  • Ooh how beautiful! Would love love love to win this! Red is my favourite colour! Keep up the great work Kat!ReplyCancel

  • Love the idea of the wow wallet, a great gift idea for kids. An excellent way to introduce the concept of being Eco friendly and trendy to the consumers of tomorrow – our most precious asset, children.ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    Live this amazing scarfe!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Rivett

    What a treat, I have brought lots of bamboo clothing for my bubs but none for myself as yetReplyCancel

  • Rtklose1

    I have never worn a shawl or scarf, but these look so soft and luxurious.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley

    I LOVE scarves and shawls. They are just so practical here in Queensland when you don’t need a heavy outer layer. Thanks for the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • Melissab

    My favourite product would be the Exfoliating Silk Towel. I love that it’s natural and gentle enough to use every day- and a great bonus- it’s Fairtrade!! It’s great to support a Cambodian family that have farmed silk for generations.ReplyCancel

  • Catty

    I love scarfs! In Melbourne you need to wear one most of winter otherwise you freeze to death so this giveaway is perfect!! Love Purple and Red so very excited! ReplyCancel

  • Pincesslynley

    I love scarfs! I have wearing scarfs with dresses during the winter months! ReplyCancel

  • Princesslynley

    My favourite item would have to be the lunch sacks. They are a gorgeous colour and very practical for me because I take my lunch to work everyday. ReplyCancel

  • Yasmin

    I wore my last favourite silk scarf to shreds, I loved it so much. So it’s time for a new one – and try out the bamboo/silk combination, it sounds lovely. And I definitely love purple, red and blue – so fingers crossed. XXXReplyCancel

  • Tab

    The scarves are beautiful! What a great idea for my mother-in-law’s birthday in a few months!ReplyCancel

  • Larissa

    Ooo…I love scarves!ReplyCancel

  • my favorite is the lunch bagReplyCancel

  • Kim

    i need a new scarfe for winterReplyCancel

  • Nikitnikit

    looks great xReplyCancel

  • Hiselbobbie

    my fav would be the Exfoliating TowelReplyCancel

  • kerry santillo

    I love the Aleppo soaps, a bit of pampering sounds nice :)ReplyCancel

  • I’m loving the sound of the exfoliating silk towels, what a fabulously innovative, natural way to scrub away the dead skin cells!ReplyCancel

  • P Schelbach

    The scarves are beautiful! A Scarf can really dress up an ordinary outfit. It’s the perfect winter accessoryReplyCancel

  • 4MyEarth Sandwich wraps & pockets. Not only is it good for the environment, it’s good for the pocket.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Pyle

    Oooo love the look of the lunch bag! What a great idea to take to playgroup or the like!ReplyCancel

  • Nerys Lewis

    I’m loving the look of the 4MyEarth Cotton Scarf, looks so versatile especially with the colder months coming up. I am also loving the look and style of the lunch bags too though :)

  • Tane

    The scarves are a must for the coming cold months, going on my Mothers Day wish list.ReplyCancel

  • TanyaCrerar

    These shawls look amazingly soft. Love the colours too.ReplyCancel

  • Liz Borham

    I love a beautiful scarf and can never have enough! The silk blend shawls look so soft and gorgeous, with colours almost good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing a lovely website.ReplyCancel

  • Ernie_262

    I am in love with scarves at the moment, and these look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Nina

    I can’t wait until my babies are old enough to use the lunch bags as they look awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Carly

    The sandwich wraps are fantastic. I love them!! Fingers crossed re the shawl as I’ll need it in about five months – and counting!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Lockery

    I would love one of these Bamboo silk shawls ,I can only imagine how soft and luxurious they would feelReplyCancel

  • Karina w

    I love the Cotton Scarf. It’s so colourful so it matches almost everything in your wardrobe.ReplyCancel

  • Love that scarf!ReplyCancel

  • Marypres

    I love all the LUNCH BAGS. Great shape, size & funky designs.ReplyCancel

  • Holly N.

    I am really growing to love scarfs and these are just so beautiful! They are great for adding an extra layer as I get cold easy. ReplyCancel

  • Aly

    Love the Sandwich wraps, what a fab idea!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE the 4MyEarth Scarves – the colours are just divine and I really cant believe the price is so low! ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Childs

    I love the Stainless Steel Bottles because they are great for the environment and heaps easier to clean, too!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren B

    I love the wow wallet and totally, completely must have one – even if only to find the secret compartment ;)ReplyCancel

  • Kath_3333

    Wow love all the products. just gorgeous

Welcome to the another ‘Love it, Like it, Link it’ Blog Link Party!! If you have a blog please join in the fun linking up below your favourite blog post of the week (only one please) and there maybe a chance you are featured next week. HERE ARE 5 THAT I LOVED & LIKED Belle […]

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Has the past 5 months passed as quickly for you as it has me, time is flying.  The May monthly calendar is available to be downloaded, for you to plan and be organised for the upcoming month. Plan your month Ideas to add the following to your calendar: Birthdays & Anniversaries Holidays Public Holidays, find […]

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’The Small Business Organiser‘ is a 100 page downloadable document to help you keep all your business paper work organised and together in one folder.

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We were still housebound from suspected whooping-cough Monday and Tuesday of last week.  The kids were surprisingly really good, but being stuck inside saw us all getting a little cabin fever and I started to get snappy.  As soon as were given the OK and all clear (we never had whooping-cough after all) we visited […]

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  • Omg what time do you wake up beautiful lady. No wonder your organised :DReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    My fav is the monkey, cause he always makes me laugh!!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi taylor

    I am really enjoying all your tips and ideas.
    So thankyou very much.ReplyCancel

  • Jo Matheson

    I love your site and so many friends have told me they follow it now because they saw me following it on FBReplyCancel

  • simba of course jusy love himReplyCancel

  • Fiona _G

    Still loving the tips (however many months in). Must-read info each morning!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly B

    The sidekicks are usually my favourite in Disney movies – Timon & Pumba are hilarious!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Taylor

    I lived watching the lion king with my little sister and now my kids are loving it too!ReplyCancel

  • Bec G

    I LLLLOOOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEEE Lion King movies!!!! Would love to buy these but money is too tight :(ReplyCancel

  • Renee Mills

    My favourite is rafiki he always makes me laughReplyCancel

  • Venny Sarmiento

    Timon and Puba are hysterical!!ReplyCancel

  • Shireen Baker

    Love all the characters, can’t pick just one favourite! My daughter in law is African and these movies remind her of home. She is teaching her 3yo about Kenya and African custom.ReplyCancel

  • crystal jones

    Is love these for my girls (1&4) they’ve only ever seen the first one!ReplyCancel

  • crystal jones

    I’d have to say nala is my favourite always has been just love the playfulness of herReplyCancel

  • Misty Jones

    My fav is Timon and Pumbaa how can you go past Hakuna Mutata!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Gorton

    Always the wisecrack jokers Timon and Pumbaa bring comedy to The Lion King!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    My kids love Lion King thanks for the chance to enter.ReplyCancel

  • halie opiie

    this movie came out in my “younger days” i loved timon and pumbaReplyCancel

  • Kylie Whittaker

    Hakuna Matata!!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Whittaker

    Timon & Pumba – classic little team bringing many a laugh to young and old!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenene

    My Mr 5 is just starting to get into long movies. Can’t wait for him & Miss 2 to discover Lion King.ReplyCancel

  • teresa hogg

    my lil girl loves simba as she loves lionsReplyCancel

  • Tammy Maskrey

    Timon and Pumba are hilarious characters :-)ReplyCancel

  • Timon & Pumba.. are the perfect odd couple!!! We love them!!ReplyCancel

  • Sam Meakin

    I love Mufasa – I’m gonna type that again ‘Muuuuufaaasssa’ Oooooo!ReplyCancel

  • They are such classic movies – Rafiki you can’t beat the wisdom of a monkeyReplyCancel

  • I’m a Pumbah fan, he might be a big character and not seem very smart but he is a fun character and often comes out with some wise things.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan

    I can’t believe I’ve still never watched 2 or 3! Sounds like I’m missing out…ReplyCancel

  • Meghan

    Favourite Lion King character is definitely Nala!ReplyCancel

  • My favourite has always been Simba-he is just so cute and adorableReplyCancel

  • Annsculley

    Simba is my favourite and my daughters :)ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Baker

    Lion King My fave al time movie, I still get a little tear in the first oneReplyCancel

  • Hiselbobbie

    nala is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Kakan

    My niece would absolutely love this.ReplyCancel

  • ebakkalis

    Simba is my favourite – the lion is such a majestic creature and I have a special liking for them because my star sign is a Leo!ReplyCancel

  • Marypres

    I love Timon: such a fun, wise cracking little creature.ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    My Favourite has to be ZAZU. He is funny for young and oldReplyCancel

  • Karina w

    Pumba. He is too funny!ReplyCancel

  • Bec S

    My favourite is Simba…he is such a lovable lion – who turns out to be great!ReplyCancel

  • Simba is my Favourite so cute!! And the kiddies think he’s pretty special too :-) ReplyCancel

  • Marelle Jackman

    Oh what a fabulous day out – thanks for the opportunity to win this
    Simba is my fave!!ReplyCancel

  • I love the comedic double that is Timon and Pumbaa, great to listen to and it makes the kids laugh.ReplyCancel

  • Kath_3333

    My favourite character would have to be Pumba. He is so funny and always makes me smile with his big pig song :)ReplyCancel

  • Gaye

    Timon – he’s a misfit that does good… in the end…. ReplyCancel

  • kate ludbrook

    i looooooove simba =)ReplyCancel

  • Kirrily

    Zazu. So clever. “Well the buzz from the bees is that the leopards are in a bit of a spot. And the baboons are going ape over this. Of course, the giraffes are acting like they’re above it all… The tick birds are pecking on the elephants. I told the elephants to forget it, but they can’t. The cheetahs are hard up, but I always say, cheetahs never prosper… “ReplyCancel

  • Emma Zajac

    I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never watched The Lion King!ReplyCancel

  • Cassy

    I don’t have a favourite, I love them all, even Ed the hyena!! (OK, well maybe all except Scar…) and The Lion King is my favourite movie of all time… I have SO much Lion King paraphernalia… I even have the movie in French- Le Roi Lion!!!! But all mine are on old VHS and I would love to update them to DVD!ReplyCancel

  • Fatin

    simba all the way!ReplyCancel

  • dean

    Simba is a lovable softyReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Wall

    Pumba, because he’s funny! Ps. Love your site I read your emails daily! My friends ask why I read it as they call me an organised freak, but I say i might pick up something new!! And I have! I love being organised!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration xxReplyCancel

  • Paula

    We have only just got Lion King on DVD – so we haven’t had a chance to watch it – but I was a teenager when it was first released and Simba was lovely. ReplyCancel

  • Lee-Anne Pearce

    Simba is our favouriteReplyCancel

  • Kaitlyn Burrage

    I love Nala from the movie. she is always the sensible one trying to keep simba doing the right thing doesnt always work but…. she is very cuteReplyCancel

  • Andrew

    Mufasa is a great role model for his young son. His presence resonates throughout the movie.ReplyCancel

  • Allison brown

    I love Timon and Pumba cause they show you don’t have to be the same to be friends.ReplyCancel

  • student_000000-student

    Rafiki was determined to prove to Simba that he could still be king – regardless of the latter’s past.ReplyCancel

  • Mumma2boys

    Loved Lion King when I was younger, now my boys are seeing the advertisements for Lion King 2 & 3 and scream ‘mum mum thats the one can we watch it pppllllleeeeaaassseee!!’ I cant wait to watch it with themReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    You cant have Pumba without Timon!!! Hakuna Matata…. ReplyCancel

  • Raelene's Ramblings

    Sound like you had a great day at Australia Zoo. I was there 2 years ago on Australia Day. Now that is the place to be. John Williamson sung. Great day.
    PS I love the Lion King more that the kids, I’m sure

  • Jess

    We, just yesterday, bought Lion King on DVD for our kids. Was one of my favourite movies growing up. I love Pumba, especially in a hula skirt!!!! Cracks me up every time!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn

    Pumba & Timon! Love the song Hakuna Matata, just so catchy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    Pumbaa always makes me laughReplyCancel

  • Jasmine

    It wouldn’t be Lion King without Simba. I love SimbaReplyCancel

  • Anthea

    I love Nala , my daughter named our dog after this wonderful character.ReplyCancel

  • Jacci

    Pumba, he is just too funny :-)

  • Gkhislop

    Simba of course !

  • Princesslynley

    Timon, such an intelligent creature. He was always my favourite and I just found him so funny. ReplyCancel

  • Monica

    All of them! The story is an universal one and they are all great!ReplyCancel

  • Simba is my fav :)ReplyCancel

  • Pooks12

    Absolutely love The Lion King.ReplyCancel

  • Elissa

    I have a soft spot for Simba for nostalgic reasons. Haven’t introduced the Lion King to my daughter’s yet but looking forward to doing so.ReplyCancel

  • I love Pumba he’s the comic reliefReplyCancel

  • my fav character is pumba he has the funniest moments and always gets the kids laughingReplyCancel

  • Bellebabble

    Timone because he taught me Hakuna Matata…now worries for the rest of my days. What a wonderful philsophy!ReplyCancel

  • Allison

    Scar – every movie needs a bad guy!ReplyCancel

  • Maahaa111

    timone, little and spunky, makes me feel ok about being so short :-)ReplyCancel

If you were following on facebook recently you would have read that our family has been a little sick, so much so we were by doctors orders house bound for 5 days with suspected whooping-cough. Long story short, we stayed indoors for 5 days, missed easter with family to then find out late afternoon on […]

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  • Great idea….but I actually love your other wall with your baby fotos….youve just inspired me…:)ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine

    That’ looks great. It is a great use of space….cleaver idea using the fabric squares.ReplyCancel

  • Very very clever lady. ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    i actually love the way you have done your family pics with the words, that is so nice and homey. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten

    I agree with Mel, I reallylove the family photos. Where did you get the wording from loke that, to stick on the wall. x Love it. ReplyCancel

    • Kirsten

      Oh man I stuffed that up…. “really love” and “like” That’s what happens when miss 2 is climbing on me while trying to type. :) ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    They look amazing katrina, job well done.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Perusich

    What a brilliant idea. I have two fabric panels that I made at a silk painting workshop on my honeymoon in Bali 15 years ago – I’ve never known what to do with them. Off to the discount shop now to buy some canvases. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Dani

    Gorgeous! Love the ideaReplyCancel

  • Hln4paul

    Love this idea! Could also had some glitter to them for a 3d effect.ReplyCancel

  • Copying! I love yr page – keeps me motivated and happy – thank u :)ReplyCancel

  • Luv the idea of using material as wall art. ReplyCancel

  • luv especially the photo’s with the inspriational words as an added bonusReplyCancel

  • I love butterflies too, Katrina, and this arrangement looks fabulous! I love how the background colour matches your lounge chairs perfectly and just adds that punch of colour – perfect for the coming cooler months.

    Are you going to give us a “house tour” anytime soon? I love your classic modern style :)


  • They’re gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    They look great – well done! ReplyCancel

  • What a great use of fabric Katrina! The butterflies look so lovely on your wall, and certainly add that pop of colour you were seeking.ReplyCancel

  • Kat, this looks gorgeous – i’m so inspired to do something. We have so many large, bare walls!ReplyCancel

  • Jodene

    Wow, they look fantastic! They have really brightened up that space on your wall!ReplyCancel

  • Nchristie

    Looks great, I do that also, bought 1m of fabric from Lincraft for $12, when u get sick of it easily changed. I have to ask though where did you buy the sticks for your vase? ReplyCancel

    • I purchased them just recently from Vast. Vast is at our local Helensvale HomeWorld. They came in a variety of different colours, blue, orange, beige and red. ReplyCancel

  • Emilylucas83

    i do this also but when i buy a bed spread i just buy an extra set of matching cushions and use the cushion covers to glue to the wall canvas, that way you have matching wall art to the doona cover….lovely cheap ideaReplyCancel

  • Narelle Simone

    I have made our own wall art in a similar way, I found a cheap doona cover which I liked and the colours matched our lounge, I cut sections from it and stapled these over a cheap frame from an art supplies shop. The frames all match but are not the same, look great….and can be changed with new fabric if we make any colour changes. I also have the rest of the doona fabric aside to use for other projects (the background colour is white so great to have….am planning to use a small piece inside a photo frame, minus the glass, and stitch our daughters dancing medals onto it….nicely framed and a keepsake)
    Thanks for your posts :)ReplyCancel

  • KC76

    Great idea! Another idea my friend came up with was to buy a lovely piece of wrapping paper and frame it – it looks great on her bedroom wall!ReplyCancel

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Banana Yoghurt muffins   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 25 mins   Serves: 12 Ingredients 1¾ cups self-raising flour ½ cup caster sugar 1 cup natural yoghurt 1 egg ½ cup canola oil 1 tsp vanilla 3 large bananas, mashed Instructions Preheat oven to 180C Sift flour into bowl, […]

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This weeks meal plan Monday – Beef and vegetable stir fry Tuesday – Prawn sandwiches (thankyou to my Dad for bring something special around for Mr Organised and I wedding anniversary) Wednesday – Pizza by candlelight  Thursday – Rainbow Chicken Logs Friday – Bacon and pumpkin pesto pasta Saturday – night out Sunday – Steak with seasoning, […]

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  • flyingdrunkenmonkey

    We’re having an almost entirely vegetarian week this week – just for something different.


  • Jacqui (CRAP Mamma)

    I love your meal plan this week. We tried the McCormacks BBQ mate seasoning while we were in Melbourne and it’s the absolute bomb! Yummo!
    Thanks for the recipe ideas and thanks for the link-up too xReplyCancel

When clover season was out earlier this year Mr 9 found so many 4 leaf clovers, he has a real eye for finding them.  I NEVER found any as a child, despite the multiple number of flower chains I made,  so I think he is pretty clever.  We wanted to do something special with the four leaf […]

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  • Katie Woodleigh

    What a great idea! You truly have wonderful ideas, your kids ‘are’ lucky!ReplyCancel

  • Niki

    great idea – my daughter has found heaps of them in our yard too – thanks KatrinaReplyCancel

Welcome to the another ‘Love it, Like it, Link it’ Blog Link Party!! If you have a blog please join in the fun linking up below your favourite blog post of the week (only one please) and there maybe a chance you are featured next week. HERE ARE 5 THAT I LOVED & LIKED A […]

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I have a few giveaway winners to announce sorry for the delay Congratulations to Natalie M, you have won a 3 Sprouts Storage Tub from Lime Tree Kids. Congratulations to Jessica M, you have won an Adventure House from My Playhouse Adventures.   Stay tuned soon for some more great giveaways! If you are interested […]

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I have shared a lot recently about my blog journey, how grateful I am for finding this path and my thoughts, prior to hitting publish for the very first time. I would however like to backtrack a little to give you a better understanding of how The Organised Housewife came to be, even before I realised it.

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  • Enjoyed reading that, thanks for sharing. And my vote is done. ReplyCancel

  • It was really interesting to get an insight into your blogging journey and how it all began. I love your blog and organising tips and I hope you do fabulously in the competitionReplyCancel

  • Love Cavies

    Ive been reading your blog almost since it started and its been so lovely to see how its grown. What a beautiful kind inspiration you are Katie to use your own experience and empathy to now want to help others regain control of their lives. I am an organized person by nature and have enjoyed using some of your ideas in our home. I still need to work on meal planning though, its my big downfall!!! Thank you for sharing this post, it was a window into your soul – a beautiful person.ReplyCancel

  • 20minutemom

    Hi Organised Housewife! I’m new to your blog and was also young when I married my high school sweetheart (21 & 21!). I had always dreamed of being a housewife but it sure is a learned skill isn’t it. I have thought many times that maybe I should have taken Home Ec versus Nursing School ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Merri-Made

    I am yet to be Organised but I am really enjoying reading your blog. I am starting to form ideas of needing a routine, picking a starting point, having a plan etc. My main issue is to actually prioritise my housework – I could easily sit in my Creative Space and knit, sew, crochet, bead, etc all day. I have to find a way to do it quickly and easily! Thanks for sharing your ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Dragonden1

    I was always organised even with my first child managed to keep the house tidy, budgeted well, shopped for bargins was so very house proud. When my daughter was 2.5yrs my twins arrived, the house has never been the same again, clothes everywhere washed and waiting to be ironed, no organisation of meals, really untidy house. I love reading your blog, one day i will get it all together i am sure and each week i get something else under control which is sad as the twins are now 4!!!! Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas and suggestions it give me hope xxxReplyCancel

  • Tina

    I am not an organised person by nature, but I require organisation to maintain my sanity.
    After having my second child, housework went out the window. To get organised again, I focused on keeping up to date with the washing and keeping one room tidy (I started with my son’s bedroom). As things have gotten easier, I have added rooms and tasks to do daily to keep the house tidy. I involve my almost 3 yo in the tasks.
    The house isn’t perfect, but it is getting there. At this,point, I can have someone drop in without being too embarrassed.
    Small wins.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    I have four kids, 6, 4, 2, and a two week old … enough said really! LOL
    Thanks for the reminder that we are not ‘supermum’ and its totally ok to allow some time to ‘bounce’ back –
    thank you for your daily tips, as I slowly get back to my new kind of ‘normal.

  • Kylie

    Thank you!!! I too felt totally overwhelmed by the unorganized chaos after babies arrived!! I remember not wanting to share photos due to piles ofwashing and mess in the back ground!! How could such a little thing consume so much time?!? But I’m slowly getting there. The school bag nook is still my favorite!! It’s one routine after school/ kinder that works perfect!! Thank you for sharing – everything!!

  • Mel

    i love you, you are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • The Camera Chronicles

    Very inspirational. I’ve actually just done the same thing in regards to routine charts – split the boys’ chores over the week, split my own chores, even split homework tasks over the week. Having everything in front of me in a visual way has helped me feel a little more organised. Still hard with three boys determined to turn everything upside down, but at least it’s a start! Good luck with the Kidspot Top 50!ReplyCancel

  • All this time knowing you I never knew you had twins! It’s hard work having a baby let alone twins for your first ones. Love reading how you got to starting this blog Katrina – The Organised Housewife. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    I am a relatively new follower of your posts but you’re an inspiration to me! I am at heart a neat freak, but that had to go out the window when I had my first son the year after finishing high school. I chose to give up work and be a SAHM, and while I stayed on top of the basic housekeeping – all the little extras were put to the wayside. It’s only now that my youngest has started school that I feel I have time to get myself organised around the home. Thank you for sharing your insight :)ReplyCancel

  • Such a great post Katrina. I just said on Naomi’s wall, I forgot you have twins. What a journey THAT must have been. Thanks for sharing and giving us a little bit more of an insight.

    Like the you in the earlier half of the story, there’s no great need here yet {just hubby and I}. But when we are blessed with children let me guarantee I’ll be printing off everything you’ve got! I like a clean house. Most of the time. ;) ReplyCancel

  • What a great post! Only a mum of twins can know how tough those early days were:) the only pics of my twins for weeks and weeks were of them asleep!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel M

    Your story is my story! Like you I have twins and was always organized before they came. The crazy busy first days then turned into severe sleep deprivation as they both had food intolerances that took ages to diagnose. Lack of family support and hubby setting up his own business meant that our house turned into a bomb site and I struggled to keep on top of everything. I wish I had this site back then. One book that made such a difference was You Sexy Mum who also says to follow the pioneer women and have washing day, baking day etc which makes so much sense! My boys have just turned 5 so are off to school after the holidays (NZ) so I am looking at getting our family routines better organized with the help of your charts, thanksReplyCancel

  • Julie Parker

    So lovely Katrina. I really enjoyed reading your entry and wish you all the best for the comp!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Laws

    I have just discovered your blog through retromummy. I am a grandmother with serious clutter problems but this week i am on school holidays and i have been very focussed and have been culling unwanted clothes, books etc from the house. i have a few more rooms to go but i am happy with my results so far. now that i have found your blog i will be able to go to it to give me even more motivation and practical advice on how to keep on top of things. by the way it’s just me and three dogs at my house and the dogs don’t contribute to the mess so it’s all up to me to sort it out! all the best in the top 50 competition.ReplyCancel

  • Love reading about your journey Kat, you are turly an amazing lady that has made either a massive or just a small difference is so many people’s lives. I wish you all the best in your quest to being Kidspot’s No1 Blogger. You so deserve it. Thanks for motivating and keeping us organised. Much love Liv xoxoxoxReplyCancel

  • Such a great post Katrina! It’s great to read that you too had struggled with an unorganised house at one point. It makes me feel confident that I can achieve that in the future too. Congrats on your nomination…you have my vote!!ReplyCancel

  • you inspire m Kat every day with your posts . Thank you so much xxxReplyCancel

  • Roanne Laughlin

    What a great story! Very inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    Great post Kat, I can really relate to what you have written as a mum of twins too. Good luck.ReplyCancel

  • Loved reading this post, Kat. Good luck!! xxReplyCancel

  • Kiara

    So glad I came across you!!! :) A newborn, a 16 month old and a school aged child I really needed help and your website is just what I needed :) Thanks for all the effort you put into it :)ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    You have saved my life.!!! You are such a inspiration to my daily life and home.
    I love reading you post daily and share alot of them too.
    Well done Katrina, you are a super woman out to inspire us all, keep up the great blogging :DReplyCancel

  • Skimpton78

    Just read your story about how you got started… you are such an amazing woman and I’m incredibly proud of you, my “surrogate sister”! The person to whom you are referring (obviously I know who that is) will be very lucky to have you for support if she makes the decision to improve her current situation, and I hope that she does get there eventually. And I really hope you get the No. 1 on Kidspot… you so deserve it!!! Love you. xx ReplyCancel

  • Yolanda

    What a great post Katrina, I had tears in my eyes at the end of it. You are a beautiful lady and doing an amazing job with your “Organised Housewife” Blog. Good luck!!!!!

  • Natalie

    I am getting married soon and hope to have kids as soon as possible. Are there any tricks to keeping correspondance with the in laws that you know of?
    From the other side of the pond
    Natalie ReplyCancel

  • Luc

    I wish you were around when I had my eldest! Sure hope you win as you really deserve that blogher ticket!ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    Wow. I’ve only just found your blog, but I can tell it’s going to be a HUGE help to me. I have 4 boys (7, 5 & 2yo twins) and my house is a mess! It makes me depressed just to walk through the door – and I have no idea where to even start. My twins are cyclones of destruction – while I’m busy cleaning up one mess they’re at the other end of the house creating a new one! The time has come for there to be less junk and clutter for them to wreak their devastation on :)ReplyCancel

  • Shani

    Ahhh twins…that’s why I like the concept of organised chaos. Mine are now 12, plus an 18 year old, hubby and pets. Your daily tips are fantastic.ReplyCancel

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