Stitch Fix #16 Unboxing Video – A Fall Fix

After seeing so many great Fall Fixes from my favorite bloggers I decided I needed to schedule a Fall Fix of my own!  In the notes to my stylist I requested the cute flannel top Kim over at Kim’s Cravings recently received and a puffy vest.

If you’d like to learn more about Stitch Fix check out my post on Getting the Most Out of Stitch Fix for all the details.

Check back the 1st week of October for my full review and to see how things worked out when I tried them on.

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Tip Tuesday | Tip #38

Tip #38 Keep a bin in your child's closet to collect outgrown clothes

An easy way to keep your Kid’s Closet cleaned out is having a place to put clothes they’ve outgrown.  I placed a bin in the top of B’s closet.  Anytime I see him wear something that looks a bit small, instead of hanging it back up after I do his Laundry I simply put it in the bin.  Once the bin is full I take it upstairs to the closet where I store the clothes we pass down to his cousin.  My husband and I have a bin in Our Closet as well that gets taken to a local donation center when it’s full.

Fall Home Decor

Happy 1st Day of Fall!  I love the change of seasons and I’m so excited to break out my pumpkin scented everything! Today I’m sharing how I add a touch of Fall to our home.

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Tip Tuesday | Tip #37

Tip #37- Use a Sharpie to Write Your Own Expiration Date on Products

Keep track of how long you’ve had lotions, make-up and other beauty products by using a sharpie to write your own expiration date on products.  In my post on Bathroom Organization I included a handy little chart of how long you should keep your make-up and other toiletry items.

For items like coffee creamer and other refrigerated items that tell you they are good for 2 weeks once opened I usually take a sharpie and write the date I need to throw it out.  I can never seem to remember when I opened it so this has helped me avoid consuming iffy items.

Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere, must mean fall is right around the corner.  Even though it’s still 90 degrees here in Texas I’ve already purchased some pumpkin to start making those warm & cozy fall recipes.  Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes.  These are all recipes I’ve actually made (many times) and my family LOVES.  My husband and son were actually drooling over the thought of having these recipes when I asked them their favorites.

Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

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Tip Tuesday | Tip #36

Tip #36- Use Slow Cooker Liners for easy clean up

With fall approaching and football season here it’s time to break out the crock-pot!  There is nothing easier and better than a slowly simmered meal from the crock-pot or queso on game day.  Make cleaning up easy too by using slow cooker liners.  Before I stumbled across these my husband and I would fight over who had to clean the leftover cheese out of the crock pot, a most unpleasant task.  Now I always line my crock pot on game day before making queso and there’s no mess to clean up.  Check out  some of our favorite Game Day Treats & my favorite Crock Pot Recipes on Pinterest.

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At Home Rewards & Consequences for School Behavior

“What color were you on today?”  That’s the question I ask B every time he gets in the car after school, after I ask how his day was.  I always want to be sure he was on his best behavior and there isn’t anything we need to talk about.  Luckily he’s usually a pretty well behaved child.

B’s school uses a rainbow behavior chart system.

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Tip Tuesday | Tip #35

Tip #35 -Lay-out Outfits for the Week

Save time and avoid those last minute Laundry “emergencies” by laying-out outfits for you & your kids for the whole week.  I mentioned laying out clothes the night before in my post about Ways to Make School Mornings Easier .  Picking out clothes for the entire week gives you more time for your Bedtime Routine on school nights.  It also helps you make sure you’ve got the orange shirt ready for orange shirt day (or whatever special shirt day it is) and that your child didn’t wear the only orange shirt he owns the day before.

My Easy Laundry System

As a systemized person I basically analyze and have a “system” for everything I do.  From Grocery Shopping, Menu Planning and even the way I do laundry.  Nobody likes doing it but it must be done.  I’m sharing my system for getting ALL your laundry done in two days before lunch.

Easy Laundry System

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Tip Tuesday | Tip #34

Tip #33 -Make a Homework CaddyMake homework time less stressful by having everything you need at your fingertips.  When it’s time to do homework just bring the caddy to the table.  Our homework caddy is filled with:  pencils, scissors, glue and a ruler.  I also keep crayons, markers, a writing pad and drawing pad nearby.  You probably bought school supplies for the classroom but don’t forget to pick up some extra ones for homework assignments.

Homework Caddy