2013 Family Scrapbook

Family Scrapbook Ideas on polkadotchair.com
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This post is sponsored as part of Lifestyle Crafts monthly design team. Watch for a great new idea each month this year.  Hello! Did you miss me? I’m happy to report that (at least for now) I’m back up and running in the blogging/technology department.  It’s been a frustrating 2 weeks, but I took it… 

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Laundry Room Shelving Idea

Laundry Room Shelving Idea- GENIUS!
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  Today I’m going to take break from sewing and crafting, to share with you some Laundry Room Ideas!  A few years ago I posted about how we made our own Mudroom Lockers from IKEA bookcases for our combo laundry room and mudroom.  At the time I posted the other half of the room, the laundry… 

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Back to School Tips with Martha Stewart Home Office & a Giveaway!!!!

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Today I’m excited to share with you one of my favorite Back to School Tips, creating a homework station! Let me first say that me and organized don’t usually belong in the same sentence, but for 3 school years now this system has totally worked for me, so that’s gotta say something. I have 3… 

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Polka Dot Clipboard Sign by eighteen25

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Hello! It’s Jen, Jamie and Jodie from eighteen25 here today and we are so excited to be included in PROJECT POLKA DOT! We are just in love with this fun series because let’s face it, polka dots just have a way of making you feel happy! Today we want to share with you how we made… 

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Home Office Organized and Simplified

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Okay, for those of you who know me … you are allowed to laugh that I’m writing about Home Organization. I’m not a naturally organized person, and most people who know me, know that. Things in my house are generally clean, but a general feeling of clutter seems to abound. My biggest clutter struggle is… 

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Fabric Reorganized.

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I have this great IKEA Expedit bookcase in my Craft Room.  I’ve been using it to store fabric for a few years, but never really have any rhyme or reason as to how I put fabric on it. photo from this post about my room After taking Jeni’s color class at the Sewing Summit in 2011,… 

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The home of the Polkadot Chair…. part 1

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One of the most frequent questions I get about my blog is: “is there really a Polkadot Chair?”  Well the answer is yes, there is a Polkadot Chair… it’s pink, and it lives in my craft room. When I first started my blog I didn’t like the 1st name I had picked for it.  After… 

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Make your own mud room lockers…

IKEA Hack: Mudroom Lockers from Bookcases.
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I really really love IKEA… I think I’ve said that here before, but it’s worth repeating.  The thing that I realized I like about IKEA is that most of their stuff is simple, making it very easy to adapt to different purposes. Since my motto for the month on the blog is resourceful I thought… 

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My 2010

Polka Dot Chair 2010 Wrap Up
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When I sat down to do my top 10 post for 2010, I didn’t realize how many things I had to pick from, I got a lot more done last year than I thought I did. I was going to do my “Top 10″ posts but then realized that they are on my side bar… 

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Preserve your Family Recipes

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Today while looking a book I remembered a project I did for my Mom a couple of years ago…I thought someone might like the idea so I dug up the photos to share. I can’t believe I forgot about this, since it is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever done. I come from a… 

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Around the house… Closet Organizing Idea

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2 weekends ago I told my teenage daughter to clean out her closet. She made her “attempt” but it was still a disaster…So I went in an took EVERYTHING out of her closet… and I mean everything and threw it on a pile on her floor (such a good Mom huh?!?)…oh the things that were… 

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Jewelry storage idea

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For years my jewelry has been a mess. I love necklaces… 90% of them are just costume. They would get tangled, and lost and I could never tell what I had. So when we moved I decided to put them up on the wall. My husband wasn’t 100% thrilled with the idea, he thought it… 

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