I’ve tried organizing our Legos in a dozen different ways INCLUDING theĀ insaneĀ method of keeping all the sets separated. That didn’t work. The only thing that has worked for us is to sort Legos by color. It’s genius. I resisted for a long time because I didn’t want all the sets mixed up! But keeping the […]


We are gearing up for our first year of homeschooling and I’m excited! I’ve been getting all my curriculum and supplies organized and I realized that our home library needed an overhaul. So I created some labels to help us (even my pre-readers) keep our library organized and also to make finding books by topic […]


I’m a container person. And I love these two, particularly for game closet stuff. You know, like games. And stuff. My first favorite is probably first because it’s $1. And it has a flip top lid, which means the lid never gets lost! I love flip top lids. I’ve been buying a few of these […]


I’ve been seeing some really fantastic organization ideas on Pinterest. Great job friends! You’re pinning just what I need. Here are some favorites from the last few days: DVD storage Magnetic spice rack Sorting boxes Drawer organizers Club cards Kitchen pans Pantry Glass jars Toy storage (IKEA Trofast) Beauty products Art supplies Wrapping paper Now […]


Pin It I’ve been going crazy getting my life organized this winter because…well, my life/stuff was driving me crazy. CRAZY! Welcoming another little body into our home has made me realize how much clutter we have accumulated in the last 5 years and how little usable storage furniture we had to work with. My biggest […]


Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy organization, and as a busy mom with small children it’s almost the same thing. Before Linus was born I realized that I had to get a grip on our toy situation. We had toys on all 3 floors in our home and they were somewhat organized […]


After getting the big stuff for our newly furnished office, we built more shelves in the closet for more craft and office supplies. I needed more shelf space for all the little stuff that needed to be separated and organized in small containers. I use the same three containers to store most everything – 2.5 […]


Pin It During this last pregnancy, I spent my nesting months reorganizing, dejunking, and shopping for space efficient and functional furniture. Thank you, IKEA. We live in a 25 year old town home with smallish rooms (some of which are in desperate need of updating, my craft room/office included…new carpet coming hopefully next month!) I […]


The Alphabet Soup winner is Kathy, who said, “I love Alphabet Soup the best.” And the Pirates winner is Shelley, who said, “My son would love the pirates! but i really like the Sweet Nothings dreamy!” Send an email to kelseyatvanillajoydotcom to BEFORE FRIDAY to claim your prize. Congrats! THE PRIZE Two winners will each […]


Pin It We painted our bathroom and did a little revamping, and I finally decided that having my makeup and hair accessories in little wicker baskets wasn’t the neatest of solutions. A Sterilite drawer organizer isn’t the most beautiful solution, but it is much more organized and clean feeling, so I made the switch. Only […]