Motivated Monday – Storage container index *free download

October 31st, 2011

If you’re like me, you have tons of storage bins for your holiday decorations. And they are probably unlabeled. So when a holiday comes your husband has to take ALL of the bins from the top shelf and you have to go through every single one until you find all of the bins for any given holiday. Or is it just me? Well hopefully this awesome seasonal storage container index will take some time and grief away from your holiday bin storage. And since you’re about to pack up your Halloween decorations, there is no time like the present to get organizing!

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This is how the index is filled out:

And then you cut the label out on the right and attach it to your storage bin:

The remainder of the sheet becomes your index and you 3-hole punch it and put it in your holiday binder for quick reference when you need to take out your holiday decorations next year!

Click on the form images above to download a PDF version of my printable seasonal storage container index. The downloadable PDFs in this article (and across my entire site) are free for personal use only. If you would like to blog about this free download, please accompany and images from my site with a credit and link back to this article. As a courtesy please do not link directly to a downloadable file but rather to this page. At this time, no customizations of this or any of my forms are available. Forms are a free download AS IS.

Motivated Monday – Holiday Decorations Organizer *Free Download

October 24th, 2011

Halloween will come and go in no time, so now is the time to start organizing your decorations. I recommend taking photos of all of your decoration displays. For my Halloween decorations I have: 1. My Mantle, 2. My buffet, 3. entry, 4. front porch. I’ll take photos of each of the areas, print and attach them to this form. Then I’ll fill out each of the form areas with the contents and the changes I want to make for next year. This way when I pull out all my decorations for next year, I know exactly how it looked the year before and the additional items I need to purchase or make to complete the look!  You can put this form in your holiday binder or keep it in your holiday storage bins.

(click on the image below to begin the PDF download)Click on the form images above to download a PDF version of my printable holiday decoration organizer. The downloadable PDFs in this article (and across my entire site) are free for personal use only. If you would like to blog about this free download, please accompany and images from my site with a credit and link back to this article. As a courtesy please do not link directly to a downloadable file but rather to this page. At this time, no customizations of this or any of my forms are available. Forms are a free download AS IS.

The Holiday Planner – How will you use it? *Free Download

October 19th, 2011

I will use my Holiday Planner to keep myself organized this Holiday season. I have big plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanksgiving dinner will be served at our house this year. So I will be including a shopping list and menu. I will also start collecting any recipes I think I might want to use. This way I can find it all in one place and have them available when I am shopping. How will you use your planner?

Here is a Free Downloadable Shopping List + Menu from Jen Allyson for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and general Holiday that you can put in your Holiday Planner.

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Before I can get too excited about the menu, here at the Lake house we are starting a new project…. We need a new wall oven. This means we get to pull out the old one, demo some sheet rock and cut a new hole. After 23 years, wall ovens have changed in size. Lucky for me, Jen posted the most wonderful Project Master List and Project Notes for free download.

And when that new oven is installed, here is a fall family favorite recipe my Grandma Norma always made for us kids.

Persimmon Drop Cookies
1 cup persimmon pulp
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ cup butter
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 egg beaten
1 cup nuts (we use a mix of walnut & pecan)
½ tsp. salt
1 cup raisins
Beat till creamy: pulp, soda, sugar & butter
Add: egg & beat well
Sift flour & spices
Add: flour, raisins & nuts to creamy mixture
Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet
Bake 375° 12-15 min. Makes 3-4 dozen
Click on the form images above to download a PDF version of my printable holiday menu forms. The downloadable PDFs in this article (and across my entire site) are free for personal use only. If you would like to blog about this free download, please accompany and images from my site with a credit and link back to this article. As a courtesy please do not link directly to a downloadable file but rather to this page. At this time, no customizations of this or any of my forms are available. Forms are a free download AS IS.