Hello to all The VSpot readers! I’m Maggie and I blog over at Polka Dots in the Country. My fiancé, Corey, and I moved into our first home together just over two years ago and one of the reasons I started this little blog of mine is to document the progress we make along the […]
Why stocking up on birthday gifts should be part of your back to school supplies…
You know it’s coming. Along with the avalanche of school papers that will start hitting your house come September, so begins a steady stream of birthday party invitations. Our school has a policy that if you are on school grounds and deliver a party invitation to one classmate, you pretty much need to invite the […]
Packing up Christmas (and ready for next year!)
The best and easiest way to organize and store Christmas decorations? Organize them by color.
Basic emergency supplies you should keep in your car.
I had a different post on tap for today, but I am feeling antsy and wanted to get this off my chest. I do not panic easily… I am not a hysteric, but I firmly believe in being organized and being prepared. We have been having a lot of little earthquakes here in Southern California, and there […]
Give your First Aid supplies an Annual Check-up.
Our annual camping trip is next week, and I am in the process of organizing and getting ready to go. I am usually pretty organized, so don’t let the picture fool you. It actually is controlled chaos. I know where everything is. Yes, I know it looks like a total disaster, but there is a […]
How to store fresh produce – From A to Zucchini.
Do you ever buy fresh fruits and vegetables, toss them into the produce drawer and forget about them? Then a few days later you open the drawer only to discover that it’s all spoiled? Here are some of the best methods for storing your fresh produce.
Easy ways to organize your Christmas decor and be ready for next year.
Packing up Christmas always makes me feel a little sad. (Also a little tired, there is a lot to pack up.) I have been asked how it is possible to change my color scheme every year… it’s all about color coding and organization, baby! It’s so simple, it’s kinda stupid. Store the decor by color. […]
Someone always has to go and be stupid. Best to be prepared for it.
I am a camper. I am a planner. I am organized. I am also mom to 4 boys, and they do stupid things… like throw rocks and crack their little skulls open while playing in creeks. This was on our camping trip 2 years ago. (That was a bumpy trip.) I had not planned to spend […]
Wrangling extension cords. How to keep them neat and organized.
Do you do something a certain way, or have a little tip or trick you think is no big deal… then you tell someone and they smack their hands to their heads in an I-Coulda-Had-A-V8 moment…? …And then you realize you were kind of on to something that woks great, but isn’t necessarily common knowledge…? […]
The cost of camping is less than the cost of NOT camping. (Does that make sense…?)
So in July we took our annual camping trip to Markleeville, CA. I’ve posted ad nauseum a lot about how much we love this trip. Camping is seriously one of the most fun, most economical vacations a family can take. It’s generally not considered polite to discuss the cost of something… but I’m not always polite. We have […]