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How I Use Templates To Simplify My Digital Photo Books

posted by Andrea | 02/22/2016 | 42 comments

Since many people know that I make digital photo books, I get lots and lots of questions about how I do it, how long it takes me, if I think I’ll be able to keep it up as we continue to have more children, etc. etc.

So, I thought it might be time for a blog post detailing exactly how I’m able to simplify the often overwhelming project of organizing photos into a book by using a few templates.

Get Your Papers Organized Once and For All

posted by Andrea | 01/7/2016 | 5 comments

If you’ve been struggling with any type of paper clutter, or if you’ve made a New Year’s goal to create some type of paper organizing system, or if you just love reading about simple and straightforward ways to better organize paper clutter, you won’t want to miss today’s post!

My friend Lisa is giving away her eBook “The Sunday Basket” FREE to EVERYONE for the next week!!!!

My Quick Tip to Clear Kitchen Counter Clutter

posted by Andrea | 11/13/2015 | 35 comments

I realize I might desire a bit more cleanliness and organization than some people; however, I know I’m not alone in my hatred of kitchen counter clutter.

If you want to get your counters and other flat surfaces cleaned and decluttered, today’s quick tip might be just what you need!

How Flickr Helps Me Organize My Photos

posted by Andrea | 02/23/2015 | 23 comments

I realize that I’ve talked a lot about digital photo storage and organization — and I know I’ve mentioned Flickr before. But I don’t think I’ve ever gone into detail about how Flickr truly does make my photo organization SO much simpler and easier.

So that’s what I’m going to talk about today — and for the record Flickr offers tons of safe, online photo storage to everyone totally FREE!!

Giveaway: Personal Planner!

posted by Andrea | 12/3/2014 | 31 comments

Since it’s almost that time of year, I’m sharing my new planner today — and offering a couple great giveaways from Personal-Planner.com!!

How I Organize My e-Statements, Receipts, and Bills

posted by Andrea | 11/7/2014 | 16 comments

Over the past 4+ years, as I’ve shifted much of my shopping online, I’ve had to come up with a functional way to organize all my e-statements, receipts, and bills.

Today, I’m sharing my extremely simple system that took me all of 5 minutes to set up and has been working well for me for a couple years already!

Banish Paper Clutter with the ScanSnap {Plus a Giveaway!}

posted by Andrea | 09/25/2014 | 35 comments

Are you tired of your paper clutter? Are you looking for a quick and easy way to digitize various recipes, receipts, business cards, kid’s artwork, important documents, photos, and so much more?

If so, then today’s post is for you! Oh, and I’m giving away the newest ScanSnap portable scanner that will scan everything I just mentioned above!

Our 2013 Digital Photo Albums + Q&A

posted by Andrea | 01/24/2014 | 43 comments

They’re here! Our 2013 photo albums are “hot off the press” as of last week — and Nora and I have looked at them at least twice (in their entirety) every single day since then!

Today, I’m answering a bunch of questions I’ve gotten about these books, as well as sharing a bit more about my thoughts on digital books.

My Favorite (and very few) Cookbooks

posted by Andrea | 01/17/2014 | 26 comments

Over the years, I’ve amassed TONS of different cookbooks (usually as gifts or for free from friends and family). However, it didn’t take long to realize that I rarely used many of them on a regular basis as I prefer to find most of my recipes online.

After many purges over the past 4+ years, I’ve whittled down my cookbook collection to just a very few favorites — all of which I’m sharing with you today!

How We Pared Down Our Paper Clutter

posted by Andrea | 01/6/2014 | 12 comments

Last month, I shared our new filing cabinet makeover — as well as how I pared down our paper piles from 4 large filing drawers down to 2 much smaller filing drawers (with room to spare!)

Today, I’m sharing more about that “paring down” process… and how we’ve drastically reduced our paper clutter.

TRIO Binder Giveaway

posted by Andrea | 12/10/2013 | 475 comments

Are you looking for a fun and functional way to organize various papers, recipes, photos, craft projects, tax documents, warranties, etc?

Today’s giveaway (the TRIO Binder) is one of the coolest paper organizing products I’ve ever used. Dave and I have been using these binders for over a year now — we love them and I think you will too!

Our Filing Cabinet Downsize, Upgrade, and Makeover

posted by Andrea | 12/9/2013 | 23 comments

Over the past few years, I’ve been on a mission to use and store less paper.

So I’m supper happy to announce that we recently switched from a MASSIVE 4 drawer, big, bulky filing cabinet to a much smaller, shallower, 2-drawer filing cabinet… with room to spare!

Our New Craft Corner

posted by Andrea | 11/8/2013 | 20 comments

Over the past several months, it’s become very apparent that Nora LOVES doing crafts… so last week, I decided that my old method of storing and organizing our limited craft supplies needed a toddler-friendly update.

Within 45 minutes, I created a new (and very simple) craft corner in our kitchen — perfect for doing crafts at the kitchen table!

How Do You Address Your Addresses?

posted by Andrea | 10/28/2013 | 50 comments

Last week, I ordered our 2013 holiday cards — which prompted me to look through my teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy address book. No, I still haven’t gone digital with our addresses yet (it may be coming in the future though).

Today, I’m sharing how I store and organize our addresses, and I’d love to know how you organize yours too.

Why We Stopped Our Newspaper Subscription

posted by Andrea | 10/11/2013 | 24 comments

For the last couple of months, our home has had much less paper clutter and we’ve had much less time clutter, thanks to one simple decision… we canceled our newspaper subscription.

We have enjoyed reading and supporting our local newspaper — but for various reasons (including the time and physical clutter it caused) we decided it would be best to cancel our subscription.

Our Digital Photo Albums + How I Manage Photos

posted by Andrea | 01/29/2013 | 54 comments

I used to be so overwhelmed with all of our photos that I actually stopped taking pictures for a couple years. However, after a lot of trial and error, I’ve come up with a photo management system that works really well for us — at least for now!

Today, I’m sharing how I organize ALL our photos — and how I create our digital photo albums using a free online program.

How I Store and Organize Our Important Info. + FREE Printables

posted by Andrea | 01/14/2013 | 94 comments

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I really LOVE keeping all our important information neat, organized, and in one place! Not only does it help me to find what I need on a daily and weekly basis, it also gives me peace of mind, knowing that if something ever happened to me, Dave would have all our important at his fingertips.

Come see how I keep our important information organized, and download free printables to organize your own information!

My Clever Gift Wrap Storage

posted by Andrea | 01/3/2013 | 10 comments

One of the “mini projects” I worked on over Christmas break was reorganizing all of our gift wrapping supplies.

It was a really quick project and I’m thrilled with how our re-purposed computer armoire is now the PERFECT storage solution for our gift wrap!