Hello all you “I make resolutions and you don’t” people (cough-Barbara-cough),
Like I said in an earlier post, I don’t really like to make resolutions…
sue me don’t sue me. However with the new year comes a feeling of accomplishment–of what, I’m not sure.
We did successfully tackle Christmas, check. We traveled to and from Tennessee safely, check. Stayed up to watch the shimmering ball drop, check. Ate too much, double check. Most of all we just, well, made it. Here we are in brand-spanking-new 2014!! I almost feel like we showed 2013 who’s boss. Let’s all raise our coffee mugs in the air and toast 2013 good-bye. 2013, you turned me 40–but I survived you.
Now that we have celebrated and taken down (most of) our Christmas decorations, the house seems bare to me. For those of you that don’t follow me on Instagram, here’s is proof:
One minute she’s dressed to impress the next…well nekkid as a jay bird. So, the house LOOKS bare, but it’s is filled to the brim with stuff. How is that even possible?!!??? I decided to organize (notice I didn’t say that I RESOLVED to organize…) starting with the children’s desk area upstairs. We put this desk in a couple of years ago so that the kids could go up there and work on homework and create masterpieces using every type of medium they could ever dream of…
So basically what has happened is the kids do their homework at the dining room table and go up there to make signs for their club/fort/party/treasures/whatever they need a sign for. Apparently we have this great desk area so that they can use paper and markers. HA
Since putting the desk in, I haven’t done any organizing and have really let them handle that job. Hence the need for me to go organize. 😉 I decided to whip out my handy dandy silhouette machine and create labels for the drawers. These drawers are from Ikea and are pretty plain. But that is great if you like to add your own flair to things.
Silhouette makes a great chalkboard vinyl that has a sticky back. I just chose a fun shape and then used the ‘offset’ tool to make the frame around the shape. This project took all of 10 minutes to do. (Plus the time it took to clean out the drawers…)
Here’s a shot of Pretty Girl’s new obsession:
I’m hoping that this will help the kids take charge of their own space. Fingers crossed!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
- DIY Window Shutter Mail Organizer by Weekend Craft
- Kids’ Art Wall by Tried & True
- Organizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies by The Happier Homemaker
- Simple Recipe Organization by It’s Always Craft Time
- Put a Label on it! Herb Names for Plant Stakes by Get Silvered
- Super Simple Linen Closet Labels by Two Purple Couches
- Beware of the Animals Vinyl Toy Box by A Tossed Salad Life
- Child desk accessories by Architecture of a Mom
- Organizing & the Important of Labels by The Turquoise Home
- Index Card Organizer for Easier Meal Planning by Chicken Scratch NY
- Create Craft Room Labels by Dragonfly & Lilypads
- Simple Storage Solution for your Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
- Organize this: DIY Planner Covers, Tags & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes) by Black and White Obsession
- How to Make a Cut File into a Print & Cut by Create & Babble
- Simple Chest Freezer Organizational Board by Nearly Handmade
- Vinyl Your Kitchen Canisters! by From Wine to Whine
- Nursery Closet Dividers & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
- Make Custom Box Templates with a Silhouette for Drawer Organization by One Dog Woof
- Organizing the Craft Room by What’s Next Ma
- Vinyl Wall Calendar by Crafts Cakes and Cats
- Personalized Toy Storage Bins by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
- Personalized Routine Chart by Work in Progress
- Blog Planner Sheet Dividers + Free Cut Files by TitiCrafty by Camila
- Simple Project Calendar by Little Blue’s Room
- Dry Erase Photo Frame Menu Board + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
- Receipt Organization with Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet
- Cute and Easy Labels by Life After Laundry
- “What’s For Dinner?” Menu Planning Board by unOriginal Mom
- Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart by My Paper Craze
- Why do my cookies taste so bad? A lesson in baking. by The Life and Times of a TAP
- Custom Drawer Dividers by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
- The evolution of my labeling system by feto soap
- Ikea Drawer labels by McCall Manor
- Glass Etched Vinegar & Oil bottles by Terri Johnson Creates
- Organize It: Bathroom Closet by The House on Hillbrook
- Ombre Butterfly Magnet Board by Sowdering About
I would love to hear how you organize your kid’s art supplies/desk areas/mess. Let me hear from you!
*This is not a sponsored post.