April 24, 2013

DIY Toaster Oven Shelf

toaster oven before and after{A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
I’ve been SLOWLY working on clearing the clutter in my kitchen.  Since this is a room we’re in a lot it seems to be a never ending job.  Most of my cabinets and drawers are organized.  It’s the clutter on the horizontal surfaces I can’t seen to get under control.

April 22, 2013

Disney World Ride Height Requirement Cards

Since my kids are small and can't ride everything I made some cards that list the height requirements for each park.  I'm planning to laminate them and put them on a ring to keep on the handle of the stroller or hooked on my backpack.  Then I'll know at a glance what rides we can and can't do.

They're posted below if you'd like to download a free copy!  (Be sure to set your printer to landscape before printing or they'll be smaller)

April 15, 2013

Disney Trip Planner

trip planner
If you’re planning a trip to Disney (World, Land, or even a cruise) I HIGHLY recommend a trip planner.

I found mine searching around on-line and she has been a tremendous help.  I don’t have to pay her a dime but she has spent so much time sending e-mails, making suggestions, and booking reservations on the phone.  She has ALL the answers and responds to my questions very quickly.  She has a facebook page and a blog that keeps you current on all the changes.

April 12, 2013

Master Bedroom Closet Makeover

I recently made over my son’s closet.  The details are here.

Then I moved onto my daughter’s closet.  Those details are here.

It was finally my turn!  Like my daughter’s closet, my closet was one of the first we organized when we moved in.  It wasn’t bad but needed some tweaking.  That’s where the second narrow bookcase I got at a garage sale came in.  I’m fortunate to have two closets in my master bedroom.  My husband has the usual smaller one with bi-fold doors which works great for him.  I have a slightly larger, walk-in across from his.

I actually removed everything initially, intending to completely reorganize it, but decided most of it was ok.  I put most of the shelves back in their original place.  The difference was adding the bookshelf to the right corner.  I was able to put my flipflops in a basket and store them on one shelf.  This freed up so much space I was able to get rid of the shoe rack that was on the floor to the right.  I’ve never been happy with it as it blocked part of the doorway and made the room feel smaller.

My closet originally looked like this
Master Bedroom Closet Before {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}     Master Closet Makeover Before {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}

I actually removed everything initially, intending to completely reorganize it, but decided most of it was ok.  I put most of the shelves back in their original place.  The difference was adding the bookshelf to the right corner.  I was able to put my flipflops in a basket and store them on one shelf.  This freed up so much space I was able to get rid of the shoe rack that was on the floor to the right.  I’ve never been happy with it as it blocked part of the doorway and made the room feel smaller.

April 9, 2013

Girl’s Room Closet Makeover

So, I’m slowly making my way through the bedroom closets in my house.  I started with my son’s by adding a narrow bookshelf in the middle.  Go here to see the details.

The next one on my list was my daughter’s room.  This was one of the first closets I organized when we moved in but it wasn’t really working.  I originally used wire shelving to divide it into sections for long hanging, short hanging, and shelves.  The only problem was there was a lot of wasted space.  Luckily I found two narrow bookshelves as a garage sale for $15 total!  One for my closet and one for hers.
The original arrangement looked like this:
Child Closet Before {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}     Childs Closet Before {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}

April 5, 2013

Disney World Travel Binder

I’m definitely a planner and this vacation is no different.  We’re not going for a while but I’m already planning all kinds of projects.  You can check out the countdown calendar I made using scrap 2x4 boards here.

Since this is my kids first visit I want it to be extra special.  To make sure I don’t forget anything I’ve created a Disney Binder. 
Disney Binder Cover {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}

April 3, 2013

Laundry Room Lost & Found Sign

Laundry Room Lost & Found Sign {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}
I recently made over my laundry room .  I moved some shelves and stacked my laundry basket dressers that I built.  You can see that transformation here.

I also painted it a pretty turquoise.  You can check that out here.

April 1, 2013

Laundry Room Makeover

When we first moved into our house about 7 years ago I painted my laundry room.  However, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it yet so I just used leftover paint from my daughters nursery.  It was a creamy off white color and I though it would go with everything.  The only problem was I didn’t have enough to get a good coat.

My laundry room has been through several transformations.  From this:

laundry room before left wall      laundry room before right wall

To this - after I stacked my laundry basket dressers on one side and moved the hanging stuff from both sides to the back.  This really opened up the room and made it feel larger.  It also appears neater from the kitchen as everything is hidden around the corner and not across from the door.

laundry room after left wall     laundry room after right wall

To this:

Laundry Room Hanging Wall and Blank Wall After {A Sprinkle of This . . . . A Dash of That}