Out of sight, out of mind…

Messy bedrooms happen often in any sized family (even the parents rooms can get into a state of clutter and chaos); yet there is always one particular person in every family that can not get organised.   No amount of encouragement, advice or help does any good, they never seem to see the light at […]

Bye to misery; hello to life & recovery

The reason for my hysterectomy operation is due to many years of suffering each month which I thought it was “normal”; after all I have had seven children, however the last 6 months really took its toll and as of January 2015 it was time to say “bye misery and hello life”.   My increased fitness has indeed helped […]

POCKETS OF FUN – easy storage project

I made 3 of these; they are great for storing underwear, socks, hair accessories and much more.

Easy to reach mobile phone charger

Here is a simple idea for those mobile phone charger cords!  Never bend over the side of the bed to reach for them again. Make an easy elastic strap that can tie around anything. All you need is:

Storage options for school uniforms, shoes and socks

Previously, the little boys room was given a good clean up, tidy and reorganised their ‘stuff’.  The 3 boys had been in a room together for 4½ years; however over the last month I was finding it very hard to keep on top of the clutter and mess. My 4yr old was still in a small […]

“Where are my socks and tie mum”?

I love coming up with ideas that involve recycling old materials and creating something new and/or useful.

Re-organising the boys room and ‘stuff’

Re-organising the boys room and ‘stuff’

Having 3 boys in the one room can be described as chaos and in one easy word, lots of…..MESS (if you haven’t already read the post on my scatterbrain son, please do so as this post is a follow up).  This morning after a good clean, including changing two lots of wet beds, the room […]

Everyone has a ‘scatterbrain’ in their household…….

Even at No Excuses, there is ONE child that is exactly what the dictionary describes:   “Scatterbrain”  A person regarded as flighty, thoughtless, or disorganized. or a person who is incapable of serious thought or concentration.

Forget the children’s messy rooms…….how does yours look?

For most large families; running a busy household and keeping on top of the never ending washing & laundry, meals & cooking, housework, cleaning and extra chores etc can take its toll. Sometimes these tasks can also be hard to maintain. The above can be achieved with regular routines and allocating chores or responsibilities within the family. Keeping bedrooms tidy […]

Hats, hats and more hats ~ who likes hats?

Hats, what’s not to love like about them?  Especially the old fashioned vintage ones. I can not remember the first time I started to like hats; (perhaps my mother might have an answer to this one) however, in my teens I went off them and could never find any that would suit me.    My favourite […]



Is your home getting too cramped?  Do you need more furniture, but have no where to put it….. Wow, wow wow, you gotta check out the bunk beds!

Keeping the boys wardrobe tidy (with a struggle)!

Keeping the boys wardrobe tidy (with a struggle)!

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I like to keep on top of things.  If the bedrooms are clean and tidy at the beginning of the day, then the rest of the house feels tidy. If the beds are made and the wardrobes organised, then it is much easier for […]

Early to Bed, Early to Rise or The Early Bird Gets the Worm……

Early to Bed, Early to Rise or The Early Bird Gets the Worm……

How bout……  The Early Bird Gets the  PRISON Term I just went over and visited Common Chaos Chronicle and she spoke of Bedtime Routines and the problem of getting some of her children to sleep.  Read it here. I am not going to go into my routine at the moment, because as I type RIGHT NOW, I am having […]


How and why I came up with this idea. As a child, I always remember I had a pillow case cover with my name written on it. My mothers dear friend and neighbour made it for me when I was only a child. I only ever remember it being used on my bed to sleep […]

Forget the regular chores….

Forget the regular chores….

A small post today due to the fact that our power company decided to do maintenance and turned off the electricity today….it was off from 9.15am till 12.30pm.   This included no water.  We are on tank water therefore water needs to be pumped via electricity to the house….so I couldn’t do any laundry today, dish washing etc.

The little boys bedroom

The little boys bedroom

Now that the floors were mopped this morning in the boys room (see HERE).  I thought I would share how I keep this room tidy, including the wardrobe system (clothes storage), shoes, school bags and more about the boys morning routine chart (the section on PJ’s in name bags). My boys ages are going on […]


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