Hi - Thanks for visiting A Place For Amy!

If you use any of the great ideas found below please give proper credit to the person it came from. Thanks so much! :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Getting Organized

You would never know it walking into my house, but I love to organize. It's just that I can't seem to keep anything that way and I am a magnet for clutter. So... with the new year rolling in it seems like a great time to get back into the swing of things and get my house more organized and clean (maybe I have just hit that nesting stage of pregnancy). To be honest I have been trying to clean my house, but I get worn out almost immediately :) - so nothing every gets done and my house looks like a tornado hit. If, however, I ever get around to it here are some ideas I found that i liked the looks of. The first two I got off the 30 days website in my favorites and the last two came from onestepahead.com. The other ideas I can't remember where they came from it's been some time that they have been hanging out in my computer. oops :)


Peanut Butter Jars

I always love creative ways to recycle things around the house and especially ones that help with organization. http://myplumpudding.blogspot.com/2008/08/peanut-butter-jars-revised-edition.html

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Alpha-block Ornaments

I think I have a set of alphabet blocks that I bought at Dollar Tree and I was planning on getting rid of them. Maybe I will keep them and make these cute blocks for our tree next year. Here is the site with the tutorial http://whowouldvethoughtit.blogspot.com/2008/10/christmas-ornaments.html

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Seasonal Blocks

I found this idea off http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/ and thought it was so smart. I would love some of these...in fact I think I will make them...some day. :) Check them out -
Here are the 16 seasonal words the blocks make: Harvest, Welcome, Faith, Family, Spooky, Friends, Winter, Freedom, Blessed, Snow, Home, Hope, Monster, Mother, Dream, Easter

These are the letters that need to be placed on each block:
Block One: H Y E D
Block Two: A C R S
Block Three: R P E T
Block Four: V N L O
Block Five: E O M D
Block Six: S M K I
Block Seven: T F B W

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

When there is no Mantle

Of the 5 different homes I have lived in since I have been married only my current one has a fireplace mantle to hang stockings from. I think this is such a cute idea. Especially since another move is coming up for us and we may not have a mantle next year or the years after. I found this off TipJunkie along with other great ideas to hang stockings without a mantle.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Decor

Some cute items from The Land of Nod. (landofnod.com)