Friday, August 22, 2008

Organization On A Budget

My family has been having a problem with throwing all of their stuff right in front of the door when they get home. After about breaking my neck tripping over the stuff a few times I decided something needed to change.This is what I really wanted to get.
Coat Locker with Front Step

With a hefty price tag of almost $300 I knew that wasn't happening, so it was time to get creative. I ended up with this for about $50 and I like it a lot better. I got the bins at Dollar Tree and made labels for each person in the family to go on them. The coat hooks, shelf, and shoe organizer all came from Lowes and there is a place for everything imaginable that comes home at the end of the day! For more frugal ideas check out Frugal Fridays on Crystal's blog.

Taking A "Sick" Day

What do you do when the weather is incredible and summer is quickly coming to an end but you are supposed to be at work and school? Take a day off, of course! We just couldn't resist having 1 last day together before summer ended so we went to Bear Lake for the day. We had such a great day. I don't think Nate can go anywhere without his fishing pole anymore. I don't know what he's going to do when everything freezes. I guess he can go fish for brine shrimp in the Great Salt Lake, because that is the only thing around here that never freezes.