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 […]


The next time we buy a house, I’m going to pay a LOT more attention to the kitchen. As it stands in our townhome, I have a very small kitchen and NO PANTRY. Boo hoo, right?! As a result, I have to be very creative with my cupboard space. Mostly it’s just a hideous mess […]